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Industry News

Fortress Spring Stimulus Offers FREE Post with Fence Panel Purchase
Press Release  - Apr 3, 2009
RICHARDSON, Texas (March 27, 2009) – With the industry facing record lows and a recovery reportedly around the corner, Fortress Iron™ is committed to help spur the fence industry with one of the most aggressive sales promotions ever seen....
Encon Electronics Announces a New GIOC Testing Date
Press Release  - Apr 7, 2009
Encon has announced a second GOIC Exam on Saturday May 16, 2009 to be held at their Training Facility in Hayward, California. Additionally, they will offer an exclusive same day, 1½ hour Q & A study review prior to testing...
Optellios Unveils Self-Healing Perimeter Intrusion Detection System
BusinessWire  - Apr 1, 2009
Optellios, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of fiber-optic intrusion detection and communication products, today announced another advance for its fiber-optic sensor technology – a self-healing perimeter security system....
Road Blocker and Boom Gate for Car Parks
PR.com (press release)  - Apr 1, 2009
Melbourne, Australia, April 01, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Leda Vannaclip has developed a surface mounted road blocker and boom gate kit for car park entrances and exits. The unit has the standard Leda 100% duty cycle boom gate plus the new surface mounted road blocker...
Reportlinker Adds US Fencing Products Market Report
Earthtimes (press release)  - Apr 1, 2009
This report analyzes the US market for Fencing Products in Millions of US$ and in Million linear feet. The market is analyzed by the following Material Types - Metal, Wood, and Plastic & Others (Others include composite and concrete fences). ...

Decking Industry News

Americas Watchdog Initiates A National Investigation Of Treated Wood Decking Material
PR Web (press release)  - Apr 6, 2009
April 6, 2009 -- Americas Watchdog's Homeowners Consumer Center is launching a national investigation of all treated wood products used as decking material. According to the group, "the treated wood decking material was not suppose to fail due to exposure to the elements,.....
RDI Toughens Up Novaline Railing Systems And Offers New Options
Building Online  - Apr 1, 2009
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Railing Dynamics, Inc. announces the reengineering and the addition of 3 new baluster options to its Novaline® railing line. Until recently the company had offered Novaline with wood-fiber structural top and bottom beams and one baluster option....
Wood Composite Technologies Inc. announces Russian market entry and possible operational consolidation
Trading Markets (press release)  - Apr 2, 2009
Russian Market - The Company's subsidiary, Millennium Decking Inc. has recently entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Petrostroytrest, a construction business based in St. Petersburg, Russia...

Industry News - People

Trex® employee honored for exceptional safety efforts
Reno Gazette Journal  - Apr 1, 2009
FERNLEY-- Harrold (Jay) Black, environmental, health and safety manager at Trex® Company's Fernley manufacturing plant, recently was honored as the 2008 KellerOnline® Safety Professional of the Year (SPOTY)...

Pool Safety

Pool Safety Measures Ensure Safe Summer Fun
ARAcontent  - Apr 3, 2009
It’s vital to have layers of protection in place between your home and pool. Studies in areas where isolation fencing is mandatory, such as Western Australia, have proven that isolation fencing saves lives. Isolation fencing separates the pool from the home, either surrounding the pool or enclosing all doors leading from the home..
Bill to Force Alarms or Fences on Pool Owners
KLAS-TV (Las Vegas)  - Mar 31, 2009
An effort to save young lives from drowning may be too expensive and too hard to enforce. Lawmakers are looking at forcing all homeowners with swimming pools to install a protective barrier...

Fence Contractors in the News

Nearly 40 Years of Fences
Flathead Beacon  - Mar 31, 2009
If the saying still holds true that “good fences make good neighbors,” then the Mild Fence Company in Kalispell has contributed to thousands of happy neighbors over the last 37 years. And judging by Mild’s current status as one of the largest fencing wholesalers and suppliers in the Pacific Northwest,..

Stolen Fences & Decking

£20000 fence theft rapped
Hartlepool Today  - Mar 31, 2009
THIEVES stole £20,000 of decorative fencing put up as part of regeneration efforts. About 40 panels of the wrought iron fencing were taken from West View Road and Cleveland Road....
Thieves steal eight tons of timber
thisishullandeastriding.co.uk  - Apr 6, 2009
Raiders have dealt a major a blow to a Driffield joinery business by stealing a large stock of timber. Staff at CB Solutions were shocked to discover the theft of about eight tons of specialist timber products, worth up to £15,000....

DIY - Consumers

Vinyl offers many possibilities for a new fence
NewsOK.com  - Apr 3, 2009
If you’re exploring the different options for new or replacement fencing, one material to be sure to have on your list of possibilities is vinyl...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Wildlife fence planned along deadly stretch of Highway 82
Aspen Times  - Apr 7, 2009
CARBONDALE — The state government will spend about $900,000 this summer to try to reduce the number of deer and elk getting killed along a downvalley stretch of Highway 82....
Fencing could help keep deer off traffic roundabouts
Albany Times Union  - Apr 6, 2009
But I am concerned because there are deer on the side of the road virtually every evening. You can see them as you head west toward the Price Chopper plaza...
Fence will help pronghorn antelope move
Medicine Hat News  - Apr 5, 2009
Moving across southeastern Alberta will be that much easier for the area’s pronghorn antelope population thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers currently putting in some long days on Canadian Forces Base Suffield....
Wildlife fences sought on I-80 in Parleys Canyon
LocalNews8.com  - Mar 31, 2009
The Utah Department of Transportation wants to put fences up along a stretch of Interstate 80 where more than 200 deer, elk and moose have been hit and killed in recent years...


Local Government Issues

Facemate, Uniroyal to get fencing
The Republican - MassLive.com  - Apr 4, 2009
CHICOPEE - The city is moving forward in its plans to install an electronic security fence around the old Facemate and Uniroyal sites. Bids for fencing are being prepared now and are expected to be advertised in about two weeks....
King County To Fence In North Highline Area
The B-Town Blog  - Mar 31, 2009
King County officials announced Wednesday plans to install “Physical Borders” in the form of chain-link fences around much, if not all, of the Northern Highline and White Center community starting Thursday, April 2nd...
Change Iowa's unethical fence law
DesMoinesRegister.com  - Mar 31, 2009
I'm glad to see that Sen. Charles Grassley is concerned about ethics in business. Perhaps he would consider urging state lawmakers to address Iowa's unjust fence law....
Safety fence erected
Warrington Guardian  - Apr 2, 2009
A SECURE fence has been put up by the railway in Padgate in a bid to stop people trespassing on the tracks. Fairfield and Howley councillor Paul Kenny (LAB) lobbied for the new fence to be built next to the railway bridge on Marsh House Lane ...

Home Owner Associations

Fines piling up for two Indigo Lake Estates homeowners
Deer Park Progress -  - Apr 6, 2009
Two Indigo Lake Estates homeowners are beyond frustration with their property owners association’s actions concerning fencing, and as fines begin to pile up, both are wondering if they are being singled out...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Man jailed for driving nails in fence to harm dogs
Philadelphia Inquirer  - Apr 1, 2009
AP MIDDLETOWN, NJ - A New Jersey man who admitted driving nails through a fence in order to injure his neighbor's dogs has been sentenced to 15 days in jail ...

Schools and Fences

Burnley school to fence out vandals
Lancashire Telegraph  - Apr 5, 2009
A SCHOOL is set to be surrounded by a huge perimeter fence after vandals and burglars ran up a £30,000 bill. Governors at Brunshaw Primary School, in Morse Street, Burnley, want to put up the 2.4metre metal boundary as part of a rolling security progr-amme backed by county education bosses....
Schoolyard fence frustrates
Surrey Now  - Apr 3, 2009
Three years ago, the school district surrounded Hyland with a six-foot chain link fence designed to frustrate vandals. The gates are locked when the school ...

USA Canada Border Fence

US Plans 'Virtual Fence' to Assess Canada Border
Wall Street Journal  - Mar 31, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government is moving a "virtual fence" to the border with Canada, testing technology aimed at detecting terrorists and drug traffickers....

Community Issues

Shoe display mysterious but lends itself to imagination
Longmont Daily Times-Call  - Apr 5, 2009
LONGMONT — The yellowish tan on the leather is all but invisible under the blackened grime. The leather has pulled free of the sole of the boot, almost exerting its right to retirement on a steel fence post at the cul-de-sac that brings Rogers Road to an end...
Group opposes suicide prevention fence on bridge
KING5.com  - Apr 5, 2009
SEATTLE - Seattle's Aurora Bridge is second only to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco for the number of suicides. In the past three years, nearly 20 people have committed suicide ...
Ken Schram: Could this $7 million be better spent?
KEPR 19  - Apr 3, 2009
Though $7 million for a suicide prevention fence on the Aurora Bridge is a lot of cash. The notion is that putting up such a barrier would be the best way to keep people from leaping to their deaths....

Fences and Neighbors

Garden fence dispute
Channel Television  - Apr 5, 2009
The owner of a small cottage in Trinity didn't think he was doing anything wrong when he put up a garden fence. But even though it was no more than six feet tall he did, infact...
Pensioner attacked neighbour with trowel in row over fence
Glasgow Daily Record  - Apr 5, 2009
A PENSIONER who hit a neighbour over the head with a trowel was sentenced to community service yesterday. James "Vic" McPherson, 75, and Ray Thomas, 66, fell out 20 years ago after Mr Thomas put up a fence between their bungalows in Lochyside, Fort William...


Mynamar explains border-fencing move
Bangladesh News 24 hours  - Mar 31, 2009
The construction of the barbed-wire fence will not worsen relations, he added. He said the fencing was going on in some sensitive areas, known as Golden...


Weird News

Man pops question, drops ring on Brooklyn Bridge
Canoe, Canada  - Apr 3, 2009
NEW YORK - He's lucky she said yes - and he's also lucky the diamond engagement ring he dropped on the Brooklyn Bridge didn't end up in the river...

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