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FenceTech Blog
Press Release  - Dec 22, 2009
Here at Fenceweek we are starting a new blog in anticipation of FenceTech. So if you're exhibiting and launching a new product or just have a fun promotion, let us know what you'll be doing...
RB Roofing receives award for Thunder Canyon Fence product
Muskogee Daily Phoenix  - Dec 18, 2009
FORT GIBSON — BRB Roofing was awarded the New Product Development Award by Indian Capital Technology Center Business & Industry of Muskogee for their new fence being marketed and sold through their sister company, Thunder Canyon Fence...
S.A.F.E. Fencing System - A Fence that Protects Your Property, the Environment, and Your Wallet
PR Web (press release)  - Dec 18, 2009
EarthSure, a renewable energy company and innovator in alternative energy sources announces the latest patent-pending renewable energy invention. Solar Alternative Functioning Energy (S.A.F.E.) Fencing System, is an earth-friendly fencing configuration made out of recycled PVC that not only protects the owner’s property, it also collects the sun’s rays and transforms them into renewable energy...

Fence Contractors in the News

Schererville man honored for building Hobart company
Gary Post Tribune  - Dec 22, 2009
Security Industries builds high-security chain link and wood fences, temporary and rental perimeter protection, steel rolling doors, storage locker units and planter railings...
Well-liked woman convicted in $530,000 fraud
Edmonton Journal  - Dec 19, 2009
A woman who was "liked by everyone" at the fencing company where she worked was found guilty Friday of defrauding the business of more than $500,000...
Business World Contractors wins fence-replacement contract
San Antonio Business Journal  - Dec 16, 2009
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a contract to a San Antonio business to replace 84,000 square feet of barbed-wire fencing at the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge...

Pool Safety

Military Mom Tweets RE: Child Drowning
PRWeb  - Dec 19, 2009
The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) responds to the firestorm of negativity that the woman who Tweeted after her son drowned in a pool has faced. The NDPA urges people to shift their focus from criticism to looking at ways that tragic child drownings can be prevented...

Local Government Issues

New ornamental gates at Botanical Gardens
Enniscorthy Guardian  - Dec 16, 2009
The Grampians Flora Botanic Gardens has a fine pair of ornamental gates at the entry near the Halls Gap tennis courts. The gates were designed and built by local sculptor and metal worker Wayne Dickinson. The gates are the culmination of many months of work by a wide variety of folk over the past two years or so...
Eircom refused permission for security fencing
Enniscorthy Guardian  - Dec 16, 2009
PLANNERS have called a halt to a bid by Eircom to improve security at its existing site in Bunclody. The telecommunications company has been refused planning permission for metal palisade fencing...
Town adopts fencing standards
McKinney Courier Gazette  - Dec 19, 2009
Before voting on the hot topic of gas drilling Thursday, the Flower Mound Town Council approved a much less controversial item by unanimously adopting new fencing standards...
Aldridge fence approved over neighbors' objections
Libertyville Review  - Dec 18, 2009
Despite impassioned pleas from residents against it, the Libertyville Village Board approved an eight-foot tall, board-on-board fence at its last meeting ..

Community Issues

Whitby residents could pick up portion of tab to repair fences
Newsdurhamregion.com  - Dec 20, 2009
WHITBY -- After years of covering the costs of maintaining fences across Whitby, the Town is considering a new funding formula that will see repair expenses shared with residents....
Supermarket ordered to dismantle ‘Alcatraz’ fence
Henley Standard  - Dec 22, 2009
A SUPERMARKET could have to take down a security fence dubbed “like something out of Alcatraz”. Sainsbury’s failed in a bid for retrospective planning permission for the fence at the back of its Local store in Bell Street, Henley...
Fence to Improve Park Quality
McKinney Courier Gazette  - Dec 19, 2009
Before voting on the hot topic of gas drilling Thursday, the Flower Mound Town Council approved a much less controversial item by unanimously adopting new fencing standards...
State calls for fence around dog park
Glens Falls Post-Star  - Dec 19, 2009
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Parks officials in Saratoga Springs are moving forward with a plan that puts butterflies before beagles..
Local residents want a fence built around the Light Rail for safety
WTKR Your NewsChannel 3  - Dec 19, 2009
HRT spokesman Tom Holden says HRT has opted for a massive public education campaign instead of building fences. It will start this spring in all Noroflk ..

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

BLM to field offices: Mark fences for sage grouse
The Associated Press  - Dec 16, 2009
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is telling its field offices to mark certain fences and guy wires to make them more visible to sage grouse, sharp-tailed grouse and lesser prairie chickens...
Federal action taken to prevent fatal bird collisions with western public land structures
Ag Weekly  - Dec 16, 2009
Washington, DC - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is taking action to reduce fatal collisions with thousands of miles of public land structures by Western birds that the Obama administration is considering for listing under the Endangered Species Act...
$2.4m bid for wild dog fence
Esperance Express  - Dec 19, 2009
THE State Government is set to consider a new bid to upgrade and extend the State Barrier Fence, including building a 490 kilometre dog and emu proof fence..
Prairie dog fence removed
Longmont Daily Times-Call  - Dec 18, 2009
LONGMONT — The city has torn down its brand-new $12000 prairie dog fence at Vance Brand Municipal Airport. City officials now plan to trap ..
You're Not Protected From Wildlife Along I-25
KRDO  - Dec 17, 2009
EL PASO COUNTY – There is no wildlife fencing to keep deer and other animals off I-25 from Colorado Springs to Pueblo. A deer on I-25 south of Fountain was a contributing factor to a fatal rollover accident Thursday morning ..
NB RCMP warn ATVers to close moose gates
CBC.ca  - Dec 18, 2009
Wildlife fencing has been installed across three highways in New Brunswick. The RCMP is warning people in the Bathurst area to close the gates inserted into..

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The Art of Fences

Chain Link Fences Get A Makeover
ShelterPop (blog)  - Dec 18, 2009
This lace-embossed fence is actually a work of art commission by The Design Center at Philadelphia University (TDC) as part of their recent exhibition Lace in Translation. For the exhibition, TDC challenged artists and design studios to use the institution's historic Quaker Lace Company collection as inspiration for new, original works...

Schools and Fences

Fence Put Up To Block School Walking Path
New Milford Times  - Dec 18, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- At first look, it might appear to be mistake, but a chain-link fence blocking a walking path at a Madison elementary school is there on purpose. It's all because of a piece of land Phillip Mitchell purchased a few months ago near Neely's Bend Elementary School....

Fence Disputes

Pasco judge in fence-in-road dispute: Work it out
Tampabay.com  - Dec 18, 2009
NEW PORT RICHEY — The judge presiding over a property dispute that led to a fence being erected down the middle of a street told both sides Friday to try to work it out...
In Roxbury, Not Tickled By Pink Fence
New Milford Times  - Dec 18, 2009
On the corner of Baker Road (Route 67) and Old Lane, not far from the Bridgewater town line, property owners Paul and Linda Szymanski recently installed a stockade fence that obscures the view of Mr. Szymanski's home-based excavation business, Moonlight Excavating, LLC...

International

Moldova tears down barbed wire fencing along border with Romania
ITAR-TASS  - Dec 17, 2009
Moldova tears down the barbed wire fencing along the border with Romania that remained since the Soviet times. The government press service told reporters on Wednesday that premier Vlad Filat had given an appropriate instruction...
Aharonovitch: Simple fence enough for Egyptian border
World Tribune  - Dec 22, 2009
Internal security minister says in Knesset that he and prime minister reached understanding regarding erecting barrier. According to him, billions could be saved by not putting up electronic fence...
Saudis urgently erect new border fence to block 'massive' immigration of Shi'ites
World Tribune  - Dec 15, 2009
Saudi military sources said the Defense Ministry has overseen a fast-track project to construct a barbed wire fence along most of the 1,600-kilometer border with Yemen...

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Wierd News

Mom calls 911 over son's video game habit
Canoe, CA  - Dec 21, 2009
BOSTON (AP) — Police say a frustrated Boston woman called 911 to say she couldn’t get her 14-year-old son to stop playing video games and go to sleep...

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