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Industry News

CertainTeed Brings Innovative CertaGrain® Texture to Galveston Privacy Fence
Press Release  - Apr 17, 2009
(Valley Forge, Pa.) –With the launch of Bufftech® Galveston with CertaGrain®, CertainTeed is bringing more color options and a more natural design to its line of vinyl privacy fences. ...
Artisan Precast Supports the Environment with its Eco-Friendly Precast Concrete Products
PR Web (press release)  - Apr 21, 2009
Precast concrete can also take the place of wood rail fences. It can be aesthetically manipulated during the manufacturing process to take on the outer appearance of wood. Add to this that there are no trees to be sacrificed to make this type of fence ...

Decking Industry News

Latitudes Luster railing system
Construction and Maintenance News  - Apr 17, 2009
Universal Forest Products, makers of Latitudes Composite Decking and Railing, announced the addition of Latitudes Luster railing. The Latitudes Luster railing system is a perfect complement to Latitudes Capricorn tropical decking...
Builder Select PVC Porch Railing and PVC Deck Railing -- The Latest from HB&G
24-7PressRelease.com (press release)  - Apr 17, 2009
For years HB&G has earned a reputation as a top producer of composite indoor and outdoor architectural columns and balustrades. Building on their sturdy reputation, the Alabama column manufacturer has introduced Builder Select porch and deck railing systems....

Local Government Issues

Shelton unsatisfied with fence ordinance
Cookeville Herald Citizen  - Apr 18, 2009
Cookeville City Council member Ricky Shelton remains unsatisfied with the proposed fences, walls and hedges ordinance that was approved on first reading by the council April 2. This Thursday, he said he plans to propose an amendment that would allow property owners to have the finished side of a fence ...
City erects fence to prevent illegal crossing near school
Los Angeles Wave Newspapers  - Apr 16, 2009
LYNWOOD — When the Lynwood Unified School District decided to build Helen Keller Elementary School on Long Beach Boulevard back in 2004, little did city officials know that one day the city would have to pay to relocate one of the boulevard’s signals and revamp the area’s medians to accommodate parents ...
Fencing for substation raises cost
Mansfield News  - Apr 16, 2009
Mansfield - Landscaping and fencing for the East Mansfield electric substation off Bird Road is expected to add about $330,000 to the cost of the project, but light commissioners agreed with light department director Gary Babin and department engineer Chris Cox the money will be well spent ...
Security fence plan for Abbey Lawn 'a sad day'
Rutland and Stamford Mercury  - Apr 18, 2009
A TOWN council said it was a "sad day" for Bourne when a security fence is needed to be put up around the Abbey Lawn. Bourne Town Council discussed the proposals by Bourne United Charities to put up a security fence around the Abbey Road grounds at its highways and planning meeting on Tuesday night...

Fence Disputes

Stocktonian guilty of killing over fence
Stockton Record  - Apr 21, 2009
STOCKTON - Jurors on Monday found a 64-year-old Stockton man guilty of murdering one man and then, unable to agree, returned to the jury room to continue deliberating a second murder charge that officials in 2003 ruled a justifiable homicide...
Neighborhood feud escalates in Wellfleet
Cape Cod Times  - Apr 14, 2009
WELLFLEET — Three years ago Pond Avenue neighbors were arguing over a fence. This year, it's a proposed affordable housing development. The dispute dates back several years to when Doris and Edward Zelinsky were refused a building permit for their 24,829-square-foot lot because it didn't meet the town's minimum size or frontage requirements...

The Famous and Their Fences

Fame brings ... a new fence
The Sun  - Apr 20, 2009
OVERNIGHT star Susan Boyle has decided against splashing out on a car or jewellery — and bought a FENCE instead. Modest Susan had the fence built at her home on Blackburn, West Lothian, yesterday...

Fences and Airports

FAA: Deer keep out!
Gary Post Tribune  - Apr 16, 2009
The $1 million will go toward improving the fencing around the airport, putting in a 10-foot chain link fence to replace the current 8-foot one...
1/2 a million Airport fence given the go ahead
Channel Television  - Apr 15, 2009
Jersey Airport's been given the go-ahead to build a security fence that could cost more than half a million pounds. The new fence will be built at the northern edge of the airfield and will bring the airport into line with international safety regulations...
Fence plan for airport jackals
Calcutta Telegraph  - Apr 20, 2009
The forest department has proposed that the two runways in the airport be fenced to keep jackals at bay, putting the authorities in a fix since rules prohibit construction in the area...

Fences and Animals - Pets

Suburban backyard pet safety
Examiner.com  - Apr 20, 2009
Away from home, city or suburb, your pet should be leashed for safety unless you’re playing with your dog in a designated off-leash dog park..

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Building fences, fences and more fences
parrysound.com  - Apr 18, 2009
Winter is over - isn’t it? - and we are preparing for the arrival of an unknown number of creatures who will have a presently undefined need for a specific type of enclosure....
Wildlife notes: Highway fence to go up to protect wildlife
The Coloradoan  - Apr 19, 2009
CARBONDALE - The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to prevent collisions between wildlife and vehicles by building a $900000 fence along of ...
Govt agencies fall out over Aberdare electric fence
East African  - Apr 19, 2009
A standoff between the Forest Service and the Kenya Wildlife Service over the size of an elephant corridor threatens to delay the completion of the 400-kilometre fence around the Aberdare Mountain ...
City to fence, fumigate prairie dogs
Longmont Daily Times-Call  - Apr 15, 2009
LONGMONT — Fence and fumigate. Any prairie dogs on one side of a new fence at the Vance Brand Municipal Airport will be contained in their colony. Any on the other side will be exterminated when crews fumigate their burrows...


Fences - Fires & Floods

Fencing boost
Latrobe Valley Express  - Apr 19, 2009
THE combined effort of volunteer groups to rebuild fencing destroyed by the recent bushfires has received a boost with several crews of volunteers from Tasmania coming to the Traralgon South and Callignee areas. ...
Fixing Fences After Flooding
KFYR-TV  - Apr 17, 2009
The challenges are piling up for ranchers this year. Yesterday, we told you how the harsh winter, followed by springtime flooding, is killing calves at an alarming rate. But that`s not their only problem....
Financial aid for rangeland, fence destroyed by fire
Weatherford Democrat  - Apr 18, 2009
When fires burn out of control the threat to public safety is at the forefront of most minds, but farmers and ranchers also worry about what a wildfire does to the land...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border Fence Ruling
KRGV  - Apr 17, 2009
BROWNSVILLE - A federal judge rejects the last of the objections from a border fence's fiercest opponents. A judge denied the arguments from Eloisa Tamez ...
Border Security Task Force mulls livestock border fences
Las Cruces Sun-News  - Apr 14, 2009
Proposals directed at improving livestock fencing along the New Mexico-Mexico border were heard Friday by an ad hoc subcommittee of the Border Security Task Force. ...

Community Issues

Belmore Basin fence scaring away customers: cafe owner
Illawara Mercury  - Apr 21, 2009
The return of the fence at Belmore Basin is already scaring people away from the popular spot, according to one business owner. Areas were fenced off last week to allow Wollongong City Council to continue work on the Blue Mile project ...
Battle erupts over Esplanade fencing
Boston Globe  - Apr 17, 2009
Teddy Ebersol's Red Sox Fields, built for the public in memory of a young baseball fan who tragically died, came under fire last year for being underused and tough to reserve for playing time ...

Homeland Security

Viewpoint -- Protecting Both Industry and the World's Ports
IndustryWeek  - Apr 17, 2009
The recent terror attacks in India demonstrate the most glaring weakness in the defense against unprovoked attacks: the world's ports. This is of major concern to America's industrial base...
Company reinvented itself: ICAC inquiry
Sydney Morning Herald  - Apr 17, 2009
An earthworks company reinvented itself as a security fencing specialist before winning a $7.5 million contract with the NSW's electricity transmission network owner, a corruption hearing in Sydney has heard...

The Art of Fences

Turning a fence into art
Sherwood Gazette  - Apr 14, 2009
While traveling throughout the world, Victor and Kimberly Kormishkin were amazed at the variety of architecture and artwork they encountered along the way. So when it came time to build a fence for their Woodhaven home...


Weird News

The Strangest TV Interview Ever
CNBC  - Apr 20, 2009
More bizarre tales from the funny business of TV news. If you thought David Letterman's interview with Joaquin Phoenix was bizarre, watch Providence investigative reporter Jim Taricani, of WJAR, attempt to interview accused cyber stalker Ann Bruno...

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