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Industry News

HySecurity - 30 SlideSmart DC Betas in 30 Days
Press Release  - Nov 30, 2009
Field beta testing is underway for HySecurity’s newest operator, a chain-driven, full battery backup slide gate operator, SlideSmart DC. On Friday, November 20, the first SlideSmart DC beta gate operator was installed just a few miles from the HySecurity headquarters near Seattle, WA....
Vogel Tool & Die Becomes Division of Manor Tool & Manufacturing
Press Release  - Nov 27, 2009
Vogel Tool & Die, LLC, announced that it has been acquired by Manor Tool & Manufacturing Company, a precision tooling and stamping supplier that celebrated its 50th year in business in 2009. Vogel, a name most fencers will recognize, began in Chicago in 1934. ....
The 2nd Guangzhou International Fence Fair
Press Release  - Nov 27, 2009
In 2010 China Fence Fair will be held from March 26 to March 28, 2010, which will be covering all kinds of fencing products, guardrails, Railings, Wire Netting, Fencing Material, and Fence Processing Machinery. There is no charge for visiting ....
Bluetooth access control with EMX Industries BlueGuard
Security Park  - Nov 25, 2009
EMX Industries Inc. has introduced the BlueGuard® Bluetooth Access Control Device, used for access control applications. Keypads, card readers and RFID proximity readers are used as part of a system, to control access to premises and protected areas. BlueGuard works in similar fashion utilizing the Bluetooth function of any cell phone...
Fort Gibson company seeks piece of fencing market
The Journal Record  - Dec 1, 2009
TULSA – A Fort Gibson-based business has developed a new metal fence in an effort to take a slice of the billion-dollar fencing industry. ...
McVeigh Parker to Showcase X FENCE® at AgriLIVE Smithfield
Farming UK  - Dec 1, 2009
McVeigh Parker, the leading providers of farming, fencing and equestrian supplies are showcasing their innovative wire livestock X FENCE® at ’AgriLIVE’ to demonstrate its superior suitability for the farming industry ...
NewProductHelp.com to Represent Picket Play Fence Invention to Manufacturers Globally
PRPress.com  - Nov 30, 2009
The U.S. government and the company with which it contracted to build a border fence in Lukeville are facing a suit from the owners of a border town convenience store for damages from a July 2008 flash flood ...

Decking Industry News

Trex introducing coextruded deck product
Plastics News  - Nov 25, 2009
WINCHESTER, VA. (Nov. 24, 2:55 p.m. ET) -- Trex Co. Inc. has launched a new wood-plastic composite deck board that company officials are calling a “game-changing product.” Trex Transcend is a coextruded board featuring 95 percent recycled content ...
Deck makers innovate with capstocks
Plastics News  - Nov 25, 2009
The recession has been a wakeup call to wood plastic composites decking manufacturers that they have to provide products with great weatherability, more scratch- and mar-resistance and ultra-low maintenance in order to reinvigorate the industry whose sales levels are less than half of what they were 2006...
Green Bay Decking Introduces New Deck Board Color; GeoDeck Now Available in Walnut
Marketwire  - Nov 30, 2009
GREEN BAY, WI--(Marketwire - November 30, 2009) - Green Bay Decking, LLC, The Composite Solutions Company, is proud to announce that its flagship product, GeoDeck™ composite decking, is now available in an exciting new color, Walnut...
Double-Digit Growth for Composite Lumber
BPD-Building Products Digest  - Nov 30, 2009
Demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber will climb 10% a year through 2011 to $5.4 billion worldwide, forecast the Freedonia Group. Driving demand will be the materials' durability, weatherability, low maintenance requirements, low life-cycle cost, increasing consumer and contractor familiarity,

Fence Contractors in the News

Amechi Fence Expands Aluminum Fencing, Vinyl Fence Products to Delaware, Providing Low Cost, Quality
PRPress.com  - Nov 30, 2009
Bear, DE, November 25, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Amechi Fence, a provider of high quality fencing products including aluminum fences, PVC-vinyl fences, cedar wood fences and chain link fencing, has recently experienced an exceptionally high demand for vinyl and aluminum fence products in the Delaware marketplace...

Local Government Issues

Franklin Chain-Link Fence Vote Deferred
WSMV  - Nov 25, 2009
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Franklin aldermen are still at odds over a new proposal that would ban people from installing chain-link fences in their front yards. City leaders were supposed to vote on the issue Tuesday night but ended up deferring it until January. ...
Sebring eyes ban on chain link fences in front yards
News-Sun  - Nov 29, 2009
SEBRING -- The City of Sebring will consider the second reading of two ordinances at Tuesday's city council meeting that prohibits the use of chain link fences in front yards, and changes the set backs for side yards ...
Crews installing fencing on I-90/39
WKOW-TV.com  - Nov 25, 2009
MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is working to prevent accidents where cars veer off the highway and cross the median into oncoming traffic...


Community Issues

Good Main Street fences make good Lead neighbors
Black Hills Pioneer  - Nov 30, 2009
LEAD -- As the old adage goes, good fences make good neighbors. And fence improvements make even better neighbors. That's the point NeighborWorks representatives in attendance at Monday's regular Lead City Commission meeting sought to drive home, ...
Row over 'ugly' Woodborough fence
This is Nottingham  - Nov 23, 2009
A ROW has broken out over a two-metre steel fence in Woodborough. Villagers say the fence, around a farm, is ugly and spoils the village. Residents living in The Meadows also fear the fence will cut off access to their homes. ...
Fearful residents call for fencing at station
Independent Online  - Nov 30, 2009
At least two people have been hit and killed by trains in the past three months within a 100 metre stretch of railway lines that are unfenced in Philippi...
No fences
Sacramento News & Review  - Nov 30, 2009
But Dodd grew frustrated with her new neighborhood: Too many of the houses were surrounded by chain-link fences. In response, Dodd started Neighbors Without Borders, a group of volunteers that will tear down unsightly fences and, in turn, beautify the streets and stimulate interaction between residents...
Loss of backyard fences worries Atlantic City neighborhood
Press of Atlantic City  - Nov 27, 2009
ATLANTIC CITY - LaShonda Harrell grew uneasy as she stood on her back deck on a recent afternoon. She wasn’t worried about her neighbors, outside to enjoy the sun and unseasonal warmth. She was bothered by the reminders of what can happen at night in her neighborhood and what that means now that her fence is gone...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border store sues fence builder, US over flood damage
Arizona Daily Star  - Nov 28, 2009
Picket Play Fence concept to industry over the next 2 years. A simple yet effective new product sure to appeal to pet owners and parents alike, the Picket Play Fence boasts a unique design that provides a durable and secure method of allowing adequate playing space for pets and children ...

Schools and Fences

New plans to fence off Gunthorpe school fields
Peterborough Today  - Nov 27, 2009
A Gunthorpe school headteacher is making a renewed bid to get the go ahead for plans to put up fences around school fields....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fence me in: farms protect rare habitats
Sydney Morning Herald  - Nov 28, 2009
NSW farmers are boosting populations of endangered birds and mammals by partitioning their land for conservation. Landowners have rushed to join the $37.5 million Federal Government scheme, designed to conserve ecologically rare areas. ..
DOT to spend millions on 'critter crossings' for bears, other wildlife
StarNewsOnline.com  - Nov 28, 2009
So why did the bear – or for that matter the deer, fox, opossum, raccoon, turtle or salamander – cross the road in Brunswick County? Probably to get to some prime habitat on the other side. But the N.C. Department of Transportation ...
NC building routes for animals to cross roads
WRAL.com  - Nov 30, 2009
North Carolina transportation officials hope the addition of crossings under a new interstate highway will cut down on wrecks and protect animals. The Star-News of Wilmington reported the transportation department plans to add crossings under a new stretch of Interstate 140, which crosses largely undeveloped land around Leland..

Pool Safety

New pool regulations imposed today
ABC Online  - Dec 1, 2009
The first stage of Queensland's new swimming pool regulations come into effect from today. The changes require updated fencing and construction standards for new pools...
Backyard pools 'Queensland's most deadly'
Brisbane Times  - Dec 1, 2009
Backyard swimming pool safety standards - among the toughest in the country - will take effect in Queensland today. The laws come as new figures reveal children under the age of five are four times more likely to drown in a home swimming pool than in any other body of water...


Wierd News

Stylist learns modern meaning of 'pay phone'
Canoe, CA  - Nov 24, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a Los Angeles hairstylist accepted a collect call from a customer, she had no idea it would run more than $45. And no idea that’s just what collect calls from pay phones cost in the mobile age....

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Beautiful Swing Gate

14’-4’’ x 73” Ornamental swing gate, 2’’ frame, ¾” pickets with a punched rail 32’’ from the bottom, Castle Pines Green, includes 3’’ offset hinges, $500.00 OBO, + FREIGHT. Please contact us at SALESDENVER@PASS1.NET



KIWI POST DRIVER FOR SALE. Rear tractor mounted post driver. 3 point hitch mount, self standing, 42" side extension, PTO driven hydraulic system. This unit will pound a 6" wood post flat bottom (no point necessary) 4' deep in less than a minute. This would make a great guardrail pounder as well. This includes an auger system with 4" bit and carbide teeth for drilling holes thru rock. I estimate the unit to be approximately 10-15 years old. It has been stored outside so it does have surface rust. I used this appx. 1 year ago and it worked perfectly. $6,990.00 make offer MUST SELL . Please feel free to call with questions. 785-383-5850


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