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Industry News

Press Release - Jul 20, 2009
Tallahassee, Fla. – July 20, 2009 – GTO, Inc. recently introduced a new web site for the Mighty Mule® Decorative Steel Driveway and Walk Through Gates. (www.mightymulegates.com ) ...
Southern Vinyl Manufacturing Announces New Online Customer Tool – Partner View
Press Release - Jul 25, 2009
Southern Vinyl Manufacturing, LLC announced today the launch of Partner View, the latest application to the company’s easy to use website at www.svmllc.com. Partner View provides approved users the ability to order Southern products online, ..
Business finds success through social networking
NECN  - Aug 3, 2009
With its humble little office and warehouse next to the railroad tracks, fencing supplier Louis E. Page Inc. may not immediately look like a firm using cutting-edge marketing. ...
Trex 2nd-quarter profit rises 14 percent
Wisconsin State Journal  - Aug 3, 2009
WINCHESTER, Va. -- Decking and fencing company Trex Co. said Wednesday its second-quarter profit rose 14 percent, beating Wall Street's prediction, but added that it expects lower sales in the third quarter...

Decking Industry News

New Decking Product Line is Here -- Tailorwood
PR Web (press release) - Aug 4, 2009
Atlanta deck contractor John Paulin is excited. It's not about a recent deck his company, Tailor Decks, has built. Nor is it about any particular contracts that have been won. The focus of his excitement has to do with how he intends to help other decking contractors like himself...
Fiber Composites to produce PVC decking for CertainTeed
Plastics News - Jul 31, 2009
Building products giant CertainTeed Corp. has entered a distribution agreement with New London-based Fiber Composites LLC — a deal that will give CertainTeed a cellular PVC decking product, and will augment Fiber Composites’ capacity utilization and enhance its distribution. ..
Light a Deck With an Energy-Efficient System
EcoHome Magazine - Jul 30, 2009
Attractive, well-placed lighting makes decks safer as well as more inviting. Many deck-lighting selections aren’t complicated to wire, notably energy-efficient low-voltage systems, so there’s little or no ...
Deckover helps pool owners reduce costs while protecting investment
ABC12.com - Aug 1, 2009
Perhaps you're dreaming of a built-in backyard pool. But ask anyone who's owned one and they'll tell you they can be expensive and time consuming. So, what if you have a pool and want to get rid of it? ....
TimberTech® Receives CCRR Code Listings
Press Release - Jul 28, 2009
A Code Compliance Research Report (CCRR) provides the evidence, technical information, and professional evaluation that building officials rely upon to determine that a product, component, or method of construction complies with a specified code.....
Trex Company Settles Class Action Lawsuit
BusinessWire - Jul 31, 2009
Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TWP), the nation’s leading manufacturer and distributor of wood alternative decking, railing, fencing and trim, announced today that it has entered into a Settlement Agreement that will ....

Fence Contractors in the News

SOS: Why won't fence company fix cut pipe?
Wisconsin State Journal  - Aug 3, 2009
It seems pretty cut and ... well, maybe "dried" isn’t the right word. In June, Cindy Main hired Madison-based American Fence Co. to build her a chain-link fence enclosing the back yard of her Stoughton home...
Fence company is gone; so are customers' deposits
Florida Times-Union  - Aug 3, 2009
Angry customers of First Coast Fencing LLC tell the same account: They paid deposits, the company immediately cashed them for thousands of dollars, ...
Tooele woman says home builder owes her a gate
KSL-TV  - Jul 30, 2009
TOOELE -- The grass in Paula Warr's Tooele backyard is at least a foot high now. Warr wants to mow it, but she says she can't. "I spoke to them several times about putting a gate in," Warr said. ...

Local Government Issues

Zeeland City Council approves chain-link, wire fence ban
The Grand Rapids Press  - Aug 3, 2009
ZEELAND -- Chain-link and wire fences will no longer be allowed in the front yards of city residences. The City Council on Monday night voted 6-1 to ban chain-link and wire fences...
Housing Authority seeks to close off streets
Del Rio News Herald  - Aug 3, 2009
A request by the Del Rio Housing Authority to install security gates at one of its subdivisions was not well received by members of the city council....
Updates Likely As Fence Code Undergoes Review
Webster Kirkwood Times  - Aug 3, 2009
The Rock Hill Planning and Zoning Commission plans to review the city's fence code with the idea of updating it...
City considers building permits for residents to construct fences
Madison Courier  - Jul 29, 2009
The City of Carrollton is considering requiring building permits for residents wanting to build a fence on their property. The city does not have an ordinance on fence building...

Fences and Neighbors

Dispute over grandfathered fence divides neighbors
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers  - Jul 28, 2009
Two Clay Township neighbors are up in arms about what they call an eyesore: A steel, chain-link fence installed on an otherwise fenceless stretch along a canal facing Colony Drive. ..
Neighbours want fence erected
Hamilton Advertiser news  - Jul 31, 2009
FED-UP neighbours this week called for a fence to be erected after a schoolboy suffered horrific injuries when he fell from a rope swing and plunged 30ft into a gorge...


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Setback for clubs seeking anti-otter fence cash aid
Norwich Evening News  - Jul 31, 2009
The Environment Agency has announced there are no specific sums of cash derived from rod licence revenues to be allocated to angling clubs seeking grants to defray the cost of installing otter-proof fencing around their lakes, pits and ponds...

Community Issues

Security fence to protect entire Capitol Complex, officials say
Charleston Gazette  - Aug 3, 2009
A proposed 6-foot high wrought-iron fence is part of an overall effort to improve security at the Capitol Complex -- not just to protect the Governor's ...
Zoo fence to keep party animals out
Wisconsin State Journal  - Aug 4, 2009
Riverbanks Zoo is building a fence through the middle of its parking lot, a barrier zoo officials hope will be a serious buzz kill for the often out-of-control parties nearby on the Saluda River...
Town adds fence at Baldwin park where man drowned
Newsday  - Jul 30, 2009
Two weeks after a 41-year-old Hempstead man drowned in the bay next to town-run Baldwin Park -- where swimming is banned -- Town of Hempstead officials posted a more visible "no swimming” sign and installed some snow fencing along the shoreline, a town spokesman said Thursday...

Fences in History

HOMESTEAD: Rancher's ancestor a fencing pioneer in Tom Green County
San Angelo Standard-Times  - Aug 3, 2009
Weddell was one of the first ranchers to fence Tom Green County land. He was a sheep buyer by trade and one of the first early day sheep raisers in West ...
We need barbed-wire alternative
Arizona Central - Aug 1, 2009
Is there an Arizona State University agricultural graduate student out there in need of an idea for his or her thesis? Here is one: Come up with a safer, cost-effective alternative to barbed wire....


DIY - Consumers

Find a fence that fits needs, budget
The Detroit News  - Aug 3, 2009
If you are considering replacing an old fence, or putting up a new one in your yard, today's fencing options guarantee you can find something that fits your needs and budget. ...

Schools and Fences

Funding at Heart of Fence Issue
Lagniappe  - Jul 28, 2009
It all began in Novermber of 2008 when the Alabama School of Math and Science put up a green chain link fence — a donation from a local company — to enclose their newly paved student parking lot..
Edmond High Schools to Get Security Fences
News On 6  - Aug 4, 2009
All three of Edmond's high schools will be getting fences to help in controlling the amount of traffic. The fencing cost the district just over $1 million ...

International Borders

Govt sanctions 3436 kilometres of fencing along Indo-Bangladesh border
Gaea Times  - Aug 3, 2009
NEW DELHI - The Government if India has sanctioned fencing over 3436 kilometres along the Indo-Bangladesh border in phased projects....

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Weird News

'Stolen' car found after 2 years parked next door
Canoe, CA  - Jul 30, 2009
BERLIN - An Audi sedan written off by an elderly German woman as stolen two years ago has resurfaced - in her neighbour's garage beneath a thick layer of dust...

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