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Industry News

HySecurity Tech Training Seminar October 14 – 16, 2008
Press Release  - Sep 1, 2008
HySecurity hosts this intensive, hands-on, THREE day technical training seminar on October 14th – 16th at our manufacturing plant in Kent, WA (near Seattle-Tacoma airport). The training will include slide, swing, barrier arm, and vertical lift operator installation, troubleshooting and maintenance through lecture, Q&A, and extensive hands on training...
NZ company develops fences for export markets
Radio New Zealand, New Zealand  - Sep 2, 2008
Euro Corporation started 11 years ago selling nails and number 8 fencing wire to the rural sector. Now the company has two manufacturing facilities and 15% of its product, including several innovative fencing systems, is sent offshore...

Fence Contractors in the News

Vinyl fencing manufacturer to open Sept. 2
Frederick News Post (subscription), MD  - Aug 26, 2008
A company that designs and manufactures vinyl pickets, rails and posts for custom-made fences will open Sept. 2 in Frederick. After that, Renaissance Vinyl Collection partners Dave Crouse and Mark Goldenthal will display their designs and product lines Sept. 12 to 20 at The Great Frederick Fair...
PVC fences for your home
Sunshine Coast Daily, Australia  - Aug 29, 2008
Timber, wire or masonry have been the traditional options for fencing, but have you ever stopped to consider plastic as a boundary barrier? Once upon a few decades ago, nobody would have dreamed that plastic would have been used for milk bottles, bank notes or bumper bars, let alone fences..

Local Government Issues

State builds fence on disputed land in Derwood
Business Gazette, MD  - Aug 27, 2008
A Derwood family is upset about a fence that went up on its property last week in preparation for Intercounty Connector constructions, saying the state has no right to build it there. But the State Highway Administration claims it has possession of the property...
Fence between neighborhoods remains closed
Chapel Hill News, NC  - Aug 27, 2008
CARRBORO -- It doesn't look like Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton's going to get any help from Chapel Hill in trying to open the fence between two communities on Estes Drive Extension. The fence -- three-tenths of a mile long, 8 feet high and topped with barbed wire -- went up this summer...
Safety fence for Kadina's Victoria Square
Yorke Peninsula Country Times, Australia  - Sep 2, 2008
Due to the fantastic support of Kadina service clubs and District Council of the Copper Coast, and after a lot of hard work by organisers, construction should start this month on a fence to surround the sand area in the Victoria Square playground...
Old Metairie church wins fence approval
The Times-Picayune, LA  - Aug 29, 2008
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church won the endorsement of Old Metairie planners Thursday for a controversial fencing and landscaping plan. Neighbors criticized the church's plans two months ago, arguing that the buffer along the eastern side of the property at 444 Metairie Road would be too sparse to block the view of a new church parking lot, ...
Marokopa campaigner loses bid for fences
Waikato Times, NZ  - Aug 30, 2008
Conservation campaigner Kahu Hohaia's bid for funding to fence off the sand dunes at Marokopa has failed. Mrs Hohaia was awarded a Queen's Service Medal this year for her services to conservation in the area...
Officials: Fence in park unrelated to protests
KJCT8.com, CO  - Aug 27, 2008
DENVER (AP) - Authorities say fencing being set up in Denver's Civic Center Park has nothing to do with protests taking place nearby in connection with the Democratic National Convention....

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Man spends night stuck on fence
BBC News, UK  - Aug 28, 2008
A pensioner is recovering in hospital after spending eight hours stuck upside down on a wire fence. Kenneth Bain - who is thought to be in his 80s - was crossing a stile on open land near Dornoch in the Highlands on Tuesday night when he fell. ...
Taste of Colorado fence questioned
Rocky Mountain News, CO  - Aug 28, 2008
Some Civic Center denizens, both longtime regulars and recently arrived protesters, were miffed Wednesday to find the park partially fenced off for this weekend's Taste of Colorado festival. Some who frequent the park between the Denver City and County Building and the Capitol, say they can't remember Civic Center being cordoned off two days before the festival begins...

Community Issues

Barbed wire fence 'akin to prison'
Harrow Times, UK  - Aug 27, 2008
RESIDENTS say a barbed wire fence put up around a Pinner railway line has made the area look like a prison. Ben Foster, 30, of Chapel Lane, came home from a holiday in Hawaii to find a new fence had been put up at the end of his road to stop people getting on to the track...
Metal fence causes uproar in village
East Anglian Daily Times, UK  - Aug 30, 2008
RESIDENTS of a picturesque coastal Essex village are up in arms about a new fence that has been erected along part of an historic quayside...
Fence secures Dreamland 'coaster
BBC News, UK  - Aug 30, 2008
A £40,000 security fence has been built round the site of Margate's Grade II listed Scenic Railway rollercoaster at the former Dreamland amusement park. Thanet District Council has erected the £40,000 fence to protect the remains of the structure, which was badly damaged in an arson attack in April. . ...

Fencing and Railroads

Fences aim to cut down rail crime
BBC News, UK  - Aug 29, 2008
More than 4,000 metres (13,123 ft) of steel fencing is being erected around railways in the South West of England to help cut vandalism and graffiti. They are going up at 24 sites including rail crime hotspots such as Bristol, Weston-Super-Mare and Plymouth...

Fences in the Courts

Fence dispute hits court room
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre, Canada  - Aug 29, 2008
The owner of the fence at the centre of a long-running dispute at Balm Beach has been denied a peace bond against one of his angry neighbours. A judge in Barrie ruled against the bond yesterday, saying while it was indeed rude for the neighbour to constantly honk a horn near the fence and to have shoved dog feces into the fence-owner's face, it wasn't enough for a peace bond...


DIY - Consumers

Customer Battles Lowe's Online Over $3500 Fence, Wins
The Consumerist, NY  - Sep 2, 2008
Last year, Lowe's horribly botched Allen's $3500 fence installation (see picture, left). When he complained, the installer and Lowes dodged responsibility, but still demanded $3500. Allen refused to pay and they sent his bill to collections. So Allen put up Lowes-sucks.com with pictures, correspondence and phone recordings of his customer service debacle...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Both sides see less violence
San Diego Union Tribune, CA  - Aug 30, 2008
THE BORDER – A charred hole near one man's front door and several lingering coughs are about all that's left to remind residents of Tijuana's Colonia Libertad of a time late last year when las bombas were coming across the border fence. ...
New bids for Hidalgo border fence
KGBT, TX  - Aug 29, 2008
Action 4 News has learned the next bid for the Hidalgo County border fence should be awarded next month. In August, construction of the border-levee in the town of Granjeno began. The idea is to upgrade the levees and prevent illegal immigrants from crossing...
Fence acquisition suits still undecided
Monitor, TX  - Aug 26, 2008
McALLEN -- Border fence construction is scheduled to wrap up by the end of 2008, but the fight over the land it will stand on could drag on for years...

Historical Fences

Stone Age: Fences barred lower caste
Times of India, India  - Sep 1, 2008
LONDON: Archeologists have uncovered the remains of what they believe to be a 20 ft fence designed to screen Stonehenge from the view of "lower classes" in ...

Schools and Fences

School fencing protects students, faculty and staff
DeRidder Beauregard Daily News, LA  - Aug 28, 2008
Elementary schools in the community have been stepping up their security around campuses lately. Most notably, Carver and East Beauregard Elementary have surrounded their school grounds with hurricane fences and gates. Carver decided to put up their fences two years ago, due to the school’s close proximity to the Beauregard Parish Jail, and already this year the school has had one lock down due to a jail escapee...
A parents' checklist for safe schools
The Arizona Republic, AZ  - Aug 31, 2008
Fences - A school fence can't keep someone out who is determined to get in. The purpose is to make it harder. Entry points should be placed where they are easy to watch and be regularly monitored by security guards, cameras or other adults....
School fencing protects students, faculty and staff
DeRidder Beauregard Daily News, LA  - Aug 28, 2008
Elementary schools in the community have been stepping up their security around campuses lately. Most notably, Carver and East Beauregard Elementary have surrounded their school grounds with hurricane fences and gates. Carver decided to put up their fences two years ago, due to the school’s close proximity to the Beauregard Parish Jail, and already this year the school has had one lock down due to a jail escapee...
Fence halts vandalism
St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, Australia  - Sep 2, 2008
ILLAWONG Public School was forced to install a security fence to halt a growing number of thefts, acts of vandalism and malicious damage of school property. The school is one of 570 public schools in NSW that have installed security fences since 1995...


Weird News

Police fooled by life-sized doll
Canoe, Canada - Sep 2, 2008
TOKYO (AP) — Police were trying to determine Tuesday whether they were the victim of a hoax after the body they thought they found at a seaside resort was actually a life-sized doll...

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