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Industry News

Encon celebrates their 25th anniversary and hold the 10th annual golf tournament.
Press Release  - Aug 23, 2009
Encon Electronics hosted their 10th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday August 8th at the Tracy Golf and Country Club in Tracy California...
Zareba Systems Announces Filing Amended Schedule 13E-3
SYS-CON Media  - Aug 23, 2009
Its Zareba Systems Europe subsidiary owns Rutland Electric Fencing Co., the largest manufacturer of electric fencing products in the United Kingdom ...
Select LiftMaster and Elite Gate Operators Qualify for Tax Credit
Professional Door Dealer  - Aug 13, 2009
In order to help dealers meet the ever-growing, environmentally friendly needs of the marketplace, as well as capitalize on the newly announced federal tax credit rewarding homeowners who use solar-powered systems, ...
Pretty Fences
Bob Villa.com  - Aug 22, 2009
A lot of interesting products are thrown our way over the Twitter wire. Among them, this stood out: Fence Fabric. It's a vinyl covering that transforms wire fences into pictures of more pleasant images such as ivy covered ...

Decking Industry News

TimberTech® Introduces Secure-Mount Post
Press Release  - Aug 18, 2009
TimberTech®, a leading manufacturer of composite decking, railing and fencing products, has introduced its latest advancement, Secure-Mount Post. This post and block mounting system eliminates the need for 4x4 posts and is designed to provide a corrosive-resistant post installation for railing ...
Fiberon Decking Adds New Distributors:
Building-Products.com - Aug 19, 2009
Three new wholesalers are now distributing Fiberon decking and railing, providing expanded coverage into the Northeast and the Rocky Mountains' Four Corners ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Owner Apologizes For Not Making Fence
News4Jax.com  - Aug 19, 2009
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local business owner apologized Wednesday after one of his customers came forward and told Channel 4 he didn't get the fence that he paid for. ...

Local Government Issues

City approves fancy fence for BHP substation expansion
Rapid City Journal  - Aug 19, 2009
BHP will be required to build a wrought iron and brick fence and install extensive landscaping around the expanded substation, located east of Fifth Street ...
Boundary fence backed
Devon 24  - Aug 23, 2009
TOWN planners have backed a two metre fence surrounding a Brixington property despite objects from neighbours. The owners of 29 Durham Close have applied to...
Steel fence built around Queensway Playing Fields in Whitchurch in bid to deter vandals
Cowra Community News  - Aug 22, 2009
REPEATED attacks by vandals on the Queensway Playing Fields in Whitchurch have led to a steel fence being built around the site. Play equipment has been damaged, sheds have been broken into and noise from youths is keeping residents awake at night...

Community Issues

Logan canal owners erect fence against tubing
LocalNews8.com  - Aug 23, 2009
LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A group of Cache County canal owners are trying to keep people from tubing down a popular stretch of a Logan Canyon canal after a downstream bank failed in July, sending a torrent of mud that killed a mother and two children ...
Don't punish oil companies for fence
Farmington Daily Times  - Aug 23, 2009
In reference to the article written in The Daily Times Aug. 12, titled "City of Farmington says gas well fence built illegally," the city councilors' comments mentioned in this article were all very professional with the exception ...
Camp Hill residents find fence restrictive
The Patriot-News  - Aug 18, 2009
On Tuesday, the Camp Hill School District put up a fence, intended to contain the Eisenhower School renovation project, on the district's property line in the alley bordering Nicks' North 24th house. Now Nicks and residents of as many as 15 ...

Stolen Fences

Man wanted for stealing fencing from Dow
Daily Mail - Charleston  - Aug 23, 2009
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Charleston man whom police said stole $10000 worth of fencing from his employer, Dow Chemical of South Charleston...


With fence installed and 2 additional jailers, sheriff says ...
Siftings Herald  - Aug 23, 2009
A 10-foot security fence was added recently, also, and has “helped tremendously” on cutting down the import of contraband inside the jail. Just last week, however, deputies arrested a woman who made a “drop” outside the fence. ...


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fence sought for Ka'ena reserve
Honolulu Advertiser  - Aug 23, 2009
The state has applied for permits for its Ka'ena Point restoration project that includes erecting a 2133-foot predator fence to protect ...
Airport becoming deer-proof
KTVO  - Aug 24, 2009
MILLARD, MO. -- Before long, the Kirksville Regional Airport property should be deer-proof...

Community Fence Projects

Cowra Showground fence
Cowra Community News  - Aug 22, 2009
VOLUNTEER labour has enabled the new security fence on the Grenfell Rd boundary of the Cowra Showground to be built almost twice as long as funding...

Pool Safety

Pool fence regulations 'need tightening'
BigPond News  - Aug 20, 2009
A Labor senator has told of her young daughter's lucky escape from a backyard fountain, in a bid to improve Australian pool fencing regulations ...

Fence Feuds

Feud over fence leads to Orange County suit
Southeast Texas Record  - Aug 19, 2009
According to Orange Navy's petition, O'Neal "wrongly" placed a fence on its property, "taking approximately 5 feet of land owned by plaintiff ...
Fence will stay to keep Max at bay
Wairarapa Times - Aug 25, 2009
A Wairarapa teacher inadvertantly caught in the middle of a scam will get to keep a $4600 fence she bought from a former principal....

DIY - Consumers

Backyard Quick Tips: PM's Guide to Fence and Garden Dilemmas
Popular Mechanics  - Aug 19, 2009
The garden looks a bit snaggle-toothed with your wobbly fence posts adding weird angles to the landscape. ...

AFA Education

Weird News

London ATM uses Cockney slang
Canoe, CA  - Aug 24, 2009
LONDON (AP — You’d better get ready to use your loaf if you want to get your hands on some bread....

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