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Industry News

HySecurity Pays Installers, New and Old
Press Release  - Aug 7, 2009
HySecurity recently inaugurated an incentive which pays installers $100 to install HySecurity’s revolutionary pad mounted swing gate operator, SwingSmart DC. This electromechanical operator,...
A groovy gate that swings
SunJournal.com  - Aug 10, 2009
A GATE that swings, without fail, is every farmer's dream. That is the goal of Warrnambool fencing contractor Peter Singleton, who has designed a new gate hinge that he claims can withstand 10 times the pressure of usual gates...
LifeTime Composites, BlueLinx Sign Regional Distribution Agreement for Revolutionary Wood-Alternative Lumber
PR.com (press release)  - Aug 7, 2009
LifeTime Composites™ LLC, the manufacturer of LifeTime Lumber® (www.ltlumber.com), a revolutionary, eco-friendly deck, dock and fence material, today announced a distribution agreement with BlueLinx Corporation...
DAILY unveils RFID vehicle access control system
RFID News  - Aug 6, 2009
DAILY RFID has announced the release of a new vehicle access control system designed to provide secure access for drivers in parking lots and gated communities...

Decking Industry News

AZEK(R) Porch Wins MVP Award From Building Products Magazine
RFID News  - Aug 11, 2009
AZEK(R) Porch, a line of cellular pvc porch planks manufactured by AZEK Building Products, has won Building Products Magazine's Most Valuable Product (MVP) Award ...
Steady Steps for Cypress Decking
BPD-Building Products Digest  - Aug 11, 2009
LONG a favored species for siding, southern cypress has gradually been making inroads into the decking market. "We sell a good bit of cypress decking," said Doug Brock, Sunshine State Partners, Hosford, Fl....
Extend the Life of Your Deck with New Water-Based Coating
Azom.com  - Aug 11, 2009
In the "repair now/replace later" market we now find ourselves living in, Gulf Synthetics has introduced the perfect product - a water-based DIY coating that allows homeowners to actually resurface an existing wood deck or dock, ...
How to Choose the Right Material for Your Deck
NY Times  - Aug 10, 2009
Two decades ago, a deck was a relatively simple affair. They were built from wood, connected to your house and painted or stained to the color of your choice...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

'Child bollards' put outside Leicester school
Leicester Mercury  - Aug 12, 2009
They look like something from an episode of Doctor Who and are the latest weapon in the battle to slow down speeding drivers....
Malfunctioning Gate Cause History of Problems for Emergency Crews
SunJournal.com  - Aug 12, 2009
WASHINGTON - Southwest D.C. neighbors say firefighters had to take drastic measures to get into their apartment complex after an outer security gate didn't open....

Local Government Issues

Ban will keep Hampshire front yards free of fences
The Courier News  - Aug 6, 2009
HAMPSHIRE -- New front-yard fences, including side-yard fences on a corner lot, are now illegal in Hampshire...
County commission to view plans for fountain fence
Albany Herald On-line  - Aug 6, 2009
ALBANY - Spurred by the pleas of a grieving mother, Dougherty County Commissioners will review plans Monday for a proposed safety fence for a portion of Riverfront Park....
Chicopee OKs security fence
The Republican - MassLive.com  - Aug 6, 2009
CHICOPEE - The city will erect an alarmed nine-foot chain link fence topped with barbed wire around the site of the former Uniroyal and Facemate factories to eliminate the need to hire 24-hour security guards..
Fence ordinance sprouts from church garden
HollandSentinel.com  - Aug 5, 2009
The ordinance exempts chain link fences to enclose playgrounds, athletic fields and parks on properties zoned for public facilities, provided the fence ...
Fence: Security overkill
Charleston Gazette  - Aug 5, 2009
In West Virginia's 150-year history, we don't recall anyone ever being attacked at the Governor's Mansion. So why must taxpayers fork out great sums to beef up security for Joe and Gayle Manchin?...

Schools and Fences

Security fence plans for school
BBC News  - Aug 09, 2009
A high fence could be erected around the perimeter of a school in Sheffield after an Ofsted report said security at the site was of "grave concern...
Residents challenge councillors to come and take a look at fence plan
The Star  - Aug 12, 2009
PLANNERS have postponed a decision on whether a Sheffield school will be allowed to erect massive fence around its perimeter - after a resident called on councillors to visit the site..

Community Issues

Green Bay mayor pays fee for Packers fence permit
Green Bay Press Gazette  - Aug 10, 2009
Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt reached into his own pocket to pay the $50 permit fee required to rebuild the famed fence near Lambeau Field...
Balm Beach not the same since fence built
Midland Mirror  - Aug 10, 2009
A fence has been erected onto a long, beautiful beach, and it has destroyed the area's attraction. Now, the beach is very small, is attracting very few ..
No fence for playground
Lagniappe  - Aug 10, 2009
A REQUEST to put a fence around the playground in Baskerville Road has been rejected by Sonning Common Parish Council. In a letter to the general purposes..
Fencing Proposed To Increase Bridge Safety
WMTW.com  - Aug 6, 2009
HOLLIS, Maine -- The York County Sheriff's Office said a lack of funds is no longer a barrier to putting up a fence on the Salmon Falls bridge....


The Famous and Their Fences

Davis Islands group opposes Jeter's fence request
Tampa Tribune  - Aug 7, 2009
The Yankees star wants a privacy fence in front of his new 31000-square-foot mansion on Davis Islands. TAMPA - It's strike one for Davis Islands newest ..
Jeter's fence request goes to Tampa variance board today
Tampa Tribune  - Aug 11, 2009
TAMPA - New York Yankees star Derek Jeter's request to put up a 6-foot privacy fence at his Davis Islands megamansion is in the hands of the city's variance ....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Ram, pry, cut: Agency tests new border fence
Weekly Times Now  - Aug 10, 2009
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Border Patrol agents, sweating under a hot Texas sun, squared off against an array of fences. They swung axes at posts, used blowtorches to melt steel, tore through sheet metal with crow bars and scaled walls with ladders...

Fence Feuds

Fight over fences blocking horse paths set for trial
OCRegister  - Aug 7, 2009
Residents, like Rick Rotkosky, in a west Yorba Linda neighborhood can now do what they haven't been able to do for a year: Walk from their backyards to a nearby city-owned trail..
Fence feud has Punta Gorda mayor in hot water
Sarasota Herald-Tribune  - Aug 6, 2009
PUNTA GORDA - A wall-hanging on the mayor's front porch is embroidered with a martini glass. A motorboat floats beside his dock. ..

Community Fence Projects

UWP Announces Pioneer Farm Fence Sponsorship Project
Wisconsin Ag Connection  - Aug 7, 2009
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation has initiated the Pioneer Farm Fence Sponsorship Project. ..
Fencing Volunteers
Reiten Television KXMB Bismarck  - Aug 6, 2009
many clean-up from this spring's flooding is far from over. Tonight Ag. Reporter Sarah Gustin takes us along the Cannonball River where some ranchers are getting a little extra help putting the pieces back together...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Keep kitty safe in yard with a cat fence
The Coloradoan  - Aug 5, 2009
While I can remember very few major incidences or arguments in our marriage during the past 20 years, there has been one particular topic that Wiley and I have had to agree to disagree on. That is where cats should live...
Lack of funding could shut the gate on virtual fencing
ABC Online  - Aug 10, 2009
It's a research project which could help the environment and save livestock owners millions of dollars, but a lack of funding may mean "virtual fencing" will never happen in Australia..
Central aid sought for solar electric fencing
Express Buzz  - Aug 6, 2009
ERODE: The Centre must envisage a new scheme to provide grants to farmers for erecting solar- powered electric fencing along the forest area to protect their crops from wild animals,...

Pool Safety

Does your pool fence meet law requirements?
KVOA.com  - Aug 11, 2009
Tucson firefighters are asking pool owners to double check their gates. This summer, six children under the age of 14 have drowned in Pima County...

DIY - Consumers

Tension surrounds chain link fence installation
Las Vegas Review - Journal  - Aug 10, 2009
On the side of my house next to my outside wall is an open area that we want to close in so the dog won't run out. It's a small dog, so we only need a fence about 3 feet high...
A fencing we will go
Standard Freeholder  - Aug 8, 2009
Today we're talking wood fencing. What makes for a good fence? Deep holes and a straight line, everything else is subject to interpretation, style and energy levels...

International Borders

Saudis to pay $3.5 billion for security fence
Canada Free Press  - Aug 9, 2009
The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) security technology company, together with the Saudi company al-Rashid, has been awarded one of the biggest security projects in the Middle East: ...
Fencing Pak-Afghan border
Pakistan Observer  - Aug 11, 2009
I have been advocating fencing Pak-Afghan border since 2005 to avoid complex security cum IDP situation. However, those in helm of affairs in Islamabad, Kabul, Brussels and Washington ...

AFA Education

Weird News

Mouse builds nest egg in ATM with $20 bills
Canoe, CA  - Jul 30, 2009
LA GRANDE, Oregon - A mouse found inside an automatic teller machine - along with a nest it had built with chewed-up $20 bills - gave an Oregon gas station employee the surprise of her life...

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