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Industry News

FENCETECH’09/DECKTECH’09 Receives High Mark
Press Release  - Apr 27, 2009
GLEN ELLYN, IL –Attendees at the recent FENCETECH’09/DECKTECH’09 in New Orleans positively ranked their experience at the world’s largest fence, deck, railing, and perimeter security show, produced annually by the American Fence Association...
Fencing invention to save time
ABC Online  - Apr 27, 2009
A Townsville inventor has come up with a fencing picket that he says will cut fencing time in half. Greg Feather's picket eliminates the need for tying wire to pickets, as the strands of wire slip into a "C-shaped hole" in the picket, ...
Access Control For Planned Communities Opens New Market
Business Solutions Magazine  - Apr 28, 2009
Since planned master community residents pay prime dollar for a particular lifestyle, many developers specializing in those communities are concerned with identifying residents and providing automated security access for the community members....
Access Control Doctor: Token questions
Info4Security  - Apr 28, 2009
Adam Stroud of Paxton Access answers installers' questions. This month: access tokens...Q: Are all proximity tokens the same? A: No they're not. We can define 'proximity token' as an RF device used for identification. Here's a summary of the main types used. ...

Decking Industry News

More Green Innovation from VAST Enterprises: VAST® Composite Deck Pavers Bring the Style and Appeal of Brick Pavers Up to Decks
PR Web (press release)  - Apr 22, 2009
Earth Day 2009 - VAST Enterprises, LLC, a material science research and manufacturing company, announced the introduction of VAST® Composite Deck Pavers. With its leading-edge composite material technology, ..
Focus on the US Wood & Competitive Decking Market
Business Wire  - Apr 28, 2009
Demand for decking is projected to grow 2.1 percent annually to 3.6 billion lineal feet in 2013, valued at $5.2 billion. Gains in demand will be driven by increased use of wood-plastic composite decking and plastic decking. Demand for woodplastic composite decking is forecast to rise 9.5 percent per year through 2013..
Timeless Timber takes decking to a higher level
www.approvedbusiness.co.uk (press release)  - Apr 28, 2009
Timeless Timber, the quality decking brand from BSW Timber, has launched a high performance, elevated balustrading system for both light commercial and domestic use...

NASCAR

One fence stands between NASCAR and disaster
Birmingham News  - Apr 27, 2009
Because the only thing standing between NASCAR and the Biggest One of All on Sunday -- complete with caskets -- was one strong fence. Thank God that catch fence caught the low-flying plane of Carl Edwards on the last lap and threw it back on the track where it belonged...

Local Government Issues

California fence law revealed
San Jose Mercury News  - Apr 27, 2009
Q Dennis, saw your take on fences today (Action Line, April 13) and agree that it's logical for neighbors to share the responsibility of an existing fence. However, here's a wrinkle I'm curious about. What if there is no fence and one neighbor wants one and the other neighbor doesn't? ..
Bid awarded for fencing at Bear Creek
Independent Herald  - Apr 24, 2009
Oneida’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Thursday to award a bid of $102,370 to McCall Commercial Fencing of Kingsport for fencing around ball fields at the developing Bear Creek Recreation Park...
City pulls plug on electrified fence
Tampa Tribune  - Apr 27, 2009
SULPHUR SPRINGS - A tire shop owner must take down an electrified fence he installed nearly four years ago as a crime deterrent. By unanimous vote last week, Tampa's variance review board determined owner Luis Suriel did not provide compelling evidence to justify the fence...
Fenced in
Honolulu Star-Bulletin  - Apr 23, 2009
Can you find out why the Board of Water Supply was allowed to erect a garish fence on the west slope of Diamond Head? This large fence mars the beauty of Diamond Head and is particularly visible to anyone driving up Campbell Avenue. Did BWS get permits? And why is there no public hearing when something of this magnitude is built on our most famous landmark? ...
Lime Lake fence to be replaced
Sarasota Herald-Tribune  - Apr 21, 2009
Repairing a fence around Lime Lake, where a toddler drowned last year, and completing the North Port Social Services Center are among the projects to be funded with an extra $380,000 in federal stimulus money expected for community projects...

Pool Safety

Tests show fences the weak link in pool safety
Illawara Mercury  - Apr 27, 2009
The Australian Consumer Association is calling for mandatory standards in the retail and manufacture of swimming pool fences after spot checks in Wollongong and Sydney found that five out of 16 fences failed to meet the benchmark for strength and rigidity....
Pool fencing laws set to be streamlined
Brisbane Times  - Apr 27, 2009
Queensland will consider a single set of pool fencing laws to replace the current 11 different sets, Premier Anna Bligh says...

Fences - Fires & Floods

TSCRA Joins TDA In Southeast Coast Fence Building Effort
CattleNetwork.com  - Apr 27, 2009
Winnie, Texas -Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) President Dave Scott joined Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples and other industry leaders today on the coast in Southeast Texas to help rebuild ranches devastated by Hurricane Ike...
"New Fences" Program to Help Ranchers After Ike
KBMT ABC 12  - Apr 27, 2009
Some Southeast Texas ranchers desperately need help right now in rebuilding after Hurricane Ike. On Saturday, April 25, 2009 Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples kicked off a rebuilding effort for ranchers in Winnie called Operation New Fences...

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Community Issues

Argument for fence on Zink Rd. weak
The Guardian  - Apr 27, 2009
In the March 3rd article, “Blueprints drawn on fence around campus housing,” the author Nikki Ferrell revealed plans made by the owners of campus housing to put a fence up around their dorms and apartments located on Zink Rd. The construction of this fence has since been halted but was scheduled to take place this spring and span from Campus Village ...
Fees to install dune fencing discouraging to some homeowners
27east.com  - Apr 27, 2009
Fees to place dune-preserving fences along Southampton beaches are discouraging some coastal homeowners from putting them up, according to Scott Chronis, whose company, Dune Saver, installs the fences...
Museum erects fence to protect history, raise revenues
Sun Shopper  - Apr 23, 2009
PRESCOTT - To protect historic sites and deal with state budget cuts, the Sharlot Hall Museum board of directors is building a fence around the grounds in ...
the face behind the fence
Maui News  - Apr 28, 2009
Donald "DJ"?Dettloff still can't figure out how his quiet Haiku property on Kaupakalua Road has evolved into a quirky Maui landmark...
'Caravan proof' fence to stop travellers
Rochdale Online  - Apr 28, 2009
Travellers who pitched up on a football field have cost the Rochdale tax payer £5000 – for a “caravan proof” security fence to be built...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fencing will protect nesting birds
Ipswich Evening Star  - Apr 27, 2009
FENCING has been put up at a nature reserve to protect ground-nesting birds who could abandon their chicks if disturbed. People walking at Felixstowe's Landguard Nature Reserve are being asked to be extra vigilant...
Relief for air base as wallaby fence rises
Northern Territory  - Apr 21, 2009
KILOMETRES of mesh fence erected at a Territory air base are expected to stop wallabies plaguing night operations on the runway. The 1.8m-high chain wire ...

Fence Disputes

Troubleshooters: Fence Dispute Resolved
Eyewitness News Memphis  - Apr 23, 2009
MEMPHIS, TN- A Frayser family says without the help of the Eyewitness News Troubleshooters, they would still be trying to get their fence fixed ...
Victor renews effort to remove couple's fence
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle  - Apr 24, 2009
The town of Victor has renewed efforts to remove a fence from an area in a couple's backyard that is supposed to remain in a natural state ...

Prisons

Sheriff installs security fence at Clark County jail to keep out ...
Siftings Herald  - Apr 24, 2009
Clark County Sheriff David Turner is installing a security fence on the county jail’s perimeter to keep tobacco, drugs, cell phones and weapons out of the hands of prisoners...

DIY - Consumers

Earth friendly fences
Staten Island Advance - SILive.com  - Apr 28, 2009
Fences made from recycled materials are another way to green a yard. Promoters claim these fences look like wood but are more durable. LifeCycle Fencing from Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies is among the options....
Decks aren't just made of wood anymore
The Detroit News  - Apr 24, 2009
Now that spring has arrived, many people are inspecting their deck after a long winter and thinking about replacing the top boards or even tearing it down and putting up a new one. In the past, most decks were built with either pressure-treated lumber or cedar...

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Weird News

Suspect cools his heels in fridge
Canoe, Canada  - Apr 28, 2009
Terry Hanska hopes to make a name for himself in the boxing ring. If his recent arrest in a West End apartment building is any indication, the aspiring pugilist might have a better career in comedy...

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Kansas Fencing Inc. seeks an experienced estimator/project manager for commercial and industrial fence projects in Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri. Must have substantial experience in commercial/industrial fence estimating. This position will require a person who is capable of managing multiple jobs while bidding new projects. The successful candidate must be profecient with blue prints, specifications, shop drawings/submittals, and have good communication skills. We offer a very competitive salary along with benefits including health insurance. Interested candidates should email their resume to: dirk@kansasfenceco.com.

 
 

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