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Industry News

Omega II Fence Sytems introduces Harmony
Press Release  - Apr 7, 2009
Omega II Fence Systems, part of the Metaltech-Omega inc conglomerate, is pleased to introduce in May 2009 a newly designed fence system proudly named the ‘Harmony’...
American Access Systems introduces the New AdvantageDKW Wireless Entry Keypad
Press Release  - Apr 7, 2009
The Advantage DKW Wireless entry keypad is available in a post mount model and is housed in a heavy metal, powder coated enclosure with a metal keypad.....
XFM, Inc. debuts a new bold Ornamental Fence panel!
Press Release  - Apr 1, 2009
The company announced today possibly the most innovative fence panel ever developed is now preparing to ship to fencing contractors that are progressive and forward thinking...
Press Release  - Apr 14, 2009
For those in the door and access systems industry, the 2009 International Garage Door Exposition is the place to be from April 21 to April 25, Gaylord Opryland Hotel...
Encon-DoorKing Tech. Seminar Highlights New Products
Professional Door Dealer  - Apr 10, 2009
On March 25, access-control products distributor, Encon Electronics, collaborated with manufacturer DoorKing for a joint training seminar. The seminar was held at Encon’s fully equipped training facility in Hayward, Calif..
The Future of Glass Fencing
Architecture and Design  - Apr 8, 2009
THE FUTURE of glass fencing is clear with the SPIGGOT – the Frameless Glass Fencing System made from revolutionary 2205 Duplex Grade Stainless Steel that is now available from Hafele...

Decking Industry News

PVC and Composite Decking Leader Fiberon® Delivers Industry's First 10-Year Stain and Fade Warranty
PRWeb (press release)  - Apr 14, 2009
Fiberon, http://www.fiberondecking.com, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, is so confident in the performance of its Horizon composite and Sensibuilt PVC decking products that it now offers the industry's first 10-year stain and fade resistance warranty...
AERT Announces Going Concern Opinion in 2008 Annual Report
Trading Markets (press release)  - Apr 9, 2009
About Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. Since 1989, AERT (Nasdaq:AERT) has pioneered the use of recycled polyethylene plastic in the manufacture of composite building materials. With its constantly evolving portfolio of patented and proprietary recycling technologies...

Industry News - People

Best Vinyl Appoints John Morrell as CEO
Business Wire (press release)  - Apr 13, 2009
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Best Vinyl, Inc., a Marwit Capital portfolio company and the nation’s largest installer and wholesaler of vinyl fencing and related vinyl products such ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Border fence contractor faces $8.7M lawsuit
The Zonie Report  - Apr 13, 2009
A local convenience store owner is suing the company hired by the U.S. government to build Arizona’s portion of the border fence, claiming it owes the store money for overdue storage and water use fees in connection with the project ...
Show Low fence firm opens Tucson office
Arizona Daily Star  - Apr 9, 2009
Show Low-based Liberty Fence & Supply recently opened a branch office in Tucson to expand its reach into the Southern Arizona market...

Local Government Issues

Ohio has new line fence law
Zanesville Times Recorder  - Apr 13, 2009
Line fence law is the body of law that establishes rules and responsibilities for fences placed on the division line between properties in rural areas...
Village to use fence around park
Alton Telegraph  - Apr 9, 2009
GODFREY - Belmont Village subdivision residents received some welcome news on the Glazebrook Park expansion front after a Parks Committee meeting Thursday....
Repairs to library fencing to cost taxpayers $16700
WatertownDailyTimes.com  - Apr 9, 2009
The city of Watertown will need to spend $16700 to fix the marble fence outside Flower Memorial Library, City Manager Mary M. Corriveau said...
Laurel council proposes changes to town code on residential fencing
Laurel Star  - Apr 9, 2009
Concerns about the concertina barbed wire at the top of fencing surrounding a parcel of land recently purchased by the town of Laurel has led to a proposed change in fencing ordinances in the town....
Planning laws enforced with new toughness
Portsmouth News  - Apr 13, 2009
A man who angered neighbours when he put a 6ft fence around his home has been fined for flouting planning laws. Neighbours of Stephen Austin complained to Havant Borough Council when he put up the fence around his property in Hulbert Road, Waterlooville....
Law Enforcement Committee OKs new fence at jail
WJBD Online  - Apr 9, 2009
The Marion County Board's Law Enforcement Committee wants to move forward with fencing the parking lot south of the jail and east of the Public Service Building....
Residents say college fence is dividing the neighborhood
Business Gazette  - Apr 9, 2009
Residents of the College Gardens and Plymouth Woods neighborhoods in Rockville say they are eager to find a solution to an issue they say has created division and hostility among neighbors....

Fences and Weather

Fence repairs underway after floods
ABC Online  - Apr 9, 2009
Farmers on the New South Wales mid-north coast have been busy fixing fences to control stock after last week's floods. For many of them, it is the second lot of repairs in less than six weeks, with floods also in February....


Community Issues

Ogunquit beach fencing projects to go forward
York Weekly  - Apr 9, 2009
OGUNQUIT — Town officials are calling it a win-win down at the beach. After two years of negotiations, the town and officials from state and federal agencies agreed last week to the terms of a fence replacement project...
Burnbank eyesore is ended by new fence
Hamilton Advertiser  - Apr 13, 2009
New fencing has now been erected at the site in bid to prevent people dumping rubbish there. Residents in the area also called for action to clean-up a gap ..
Fort Carson fences-off asbestos contaminated site
KOAA  - Apr 11, 2009
Fort Carson has found asbestos on post, at a site where a housing development and elementary school are planned. ...
Thom Field fence draws protests
Wausau Daily Herald  - Apr 9, 2009
High school football fans are throwing penalty flags at the Wausau School District over its plans to build a fence that will obstruct fan views of Thom Field....

DIY - Consumers

Maintaining Fences and Gates a Smart Move
ARAcontent  - Apr 9, 2009
Good fences really can make good neighbors and neighborhoods. When was the last time you inspected fences, gates and gate hardware around your property to ensure they’re still in good working condition? ..

Fences and Neighbors

Rockville Fence Dispute Inches Closer to Resolution
NBC Washington  - Apr 13, 2009
A six-foot-high chain-link fence has divided a Rockville neighborhood in more ways than one. Last night, city officials offered some solutions at what many hope will be the last in a series of community meetings on the topic....
Action Line: Neighbor won't share cost of fence replacement
San Jose Mercury News  - Apr 13, 2009
What are my options in getting my neighbor to pay his share of the cost of the fence? A Neighbor problems with fences are as old as humans...

Pool Safety

Volunteers, fire fighters to seek pool fence applicants
Arizona Republic   Apr 13, 2009
Thirty volunteers and Chandler fire fighters will walk door-to-door in an older downtown neighborhood Saturday seeking qualified applicants to receive a donated pool fence or free pool fence repairs...
Swimming pools: How to protect children from drowning
Orlando Sentinel - Apr 11, 2009
The death toll began as soon as the weather got warm. In the past month, four Central Florida toddlers have died in swimming pools...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Construction begins on first standard segment of fence within city limits
Brownsville Herald  - Apr 9, 2009
When Brownsville residents and politicians started protesting the border fence two years ago, it was no more than a red line drawn on a federal government map...
Livestock fences draw federal scrutiny along New Mexico border..
Las Cruces Sun-News  - Apr 8, 2009
The director of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture's Office of Agricultural Biosecurity will meet with a committee Friday to discuss fencing needs along the New Mexico-Mexico border. ...

Stolen Fences

Thieves dump charity fence posts
Warrnambool Standard  - Apr 8, 2009
DONATED fence posts stolen from a small south-west community recovering from the horrendous Black Saturday fires have been found dumped at a popular fishery...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Electric fence will keep bears, people on separate trails
Anchorage Daily News  - Apr 9, 2009
Anchorage is understandably nervous with another summer coming on. Some people have postulated that last summer's grizzly attacks were an aberration....
Dingo attack shows fencing fails
Fraser Coast Chronicle  - Apr 9, 2009
Mr West said the incident on Monday, in which a dingo latched on to a teenage girl's shorts near Eurong, showed the fences had not solved any problems.....


Weird News

Sunk bulldozer mystifies police
Canoe, Canada  - Apr 13, 2009
Police are trying to figure out how a full-sized bulldozer ended up stuck in Big Otter Creek in Elgin County this weekend...

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