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Industry News

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...
FAAC Launches Driveway Gate Access Systems to Provide 24x7 Security
NewDesignWorld (press release)  - Dec 23, 2009
The launch of automated access systems for driveway gates by FAAC has made it easier to control pedestrian and vehicle access round the clock....
Chamberlain Introduces the TAC1 Telephone Access Control System
ProfessionalDoorDealer.com  - Dec 28, 2009
Chamberlain Professional Products introduces the LiftMaster TAC1 Telephone Access Control System. This new integrated access system enables gate and fence dealers to offer their customers a wired, ...
New Home Fence Concept Integrates Solar Panels
EarthTechling (blog)  - Dec 28, 2009
Renewable energy concept designer EarthSure, having designed a variety of interesting energy product concepts of late, recently unveiled its latest idea for harvesting solar power. It is a fencing system which is solar panel enabled to generate energy for one’s home and is called the Solar Alternative Functioning Energy (S.A.F.E.) Fencing System....

Decking Industry News

New AZEK(R) TV Ad Takes the 'Bored' Out of the Board With Hip Deck Party
PRNewswire  - Dec 24, 2009
Here's a challenge for the world of television advertising: how do you make a deck board sexy? The selling of a new generation of super decking known as AZEK "cellular pvc" had to grab attention and communicate its key benefits over wood and other deck material all in just 30 seconds....
AERT Transitions Trading of Its Common Stock to OTC Bulletin Board
CNNMoney.com (press release)  - Dec 28, 2009
SPRINGDALE, Ark., Dec. 28, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AERT), a leading plastic recycler and manufacturer of Green building products, announced today that the company has notified the Nasdaq Stock Market of its intent to voluntarily delist its shares and transfer trading of its Class A Common Stock from the Nasdaq Capital Markets ....

Fence Contractors in the News

Shocking safeguards against
Trinidad News  - Dec 24, 2009
FOR the top end high security sites of national importance, one can now install high voltage (HV) electric fencing, which has now landed on our shores and described as ‘The Best Solution to Perimeter Protection’ all year round....
Company hired to fence dog park in Oromocto
Daily Gleaner  - Dec 25, 2009
Eastern Fence Ltd. has been awarded a tender to provide and install fencing around the Lawfield Dog Park in Oromocto. Oromocto town council approved the $14,651 contract at a recent meeting....
Two Wichita Companies Announce Merger
KAKE  - Dec 28, 2009
Officials from Overhead Door Company and Aero Fence announced a merger of the two Wichita companies. “We are very excited to announce this merger,” said Mike Sweeney, President of Overhead Door Company. “Overhead Door and Aero Fence are two companies that compliment each other very nicely. ...

Local Government Issues

Owner resists fencing
MassLive.com  - Dec 29, 2009
BELCHERTOWN - The owner of a triangle of land at the intersection of Routes 21 and 202 does not share the selectmen's concerns that there are safety issues related to a retention basin there that is not fenced....
New Regs for Sand Fencing
East Hampton Star  - Dec 24, 2009
When fences become buried by sand, the stakes can become dangerous protrusions on the beach. Besides avoiding that hazardous scenario, the law requires ...
Relaxed fence bylaw passes
Fort Frances Times  - Dec 23, 2009
FORT FRANCES—Town council passed a new fencing bylaw Monday night which relaxes the rules regarding corner sight triangles, as well as fences and hedges on corner lots....

The Art of Fences

Public adds to fence holding 20000 keys and counting
StarNewsOnline.com  - Dec 23, 2009
It's called “Keys With a View,” and it's an art project. That's the answer to the questions – What is this? What are you doing? – that Dixon Stetler is asked multiple times by passers-by every time she works on the so-called “key fence” ...
New twist in hotel fence controversy
The Citizen Daily  - Dec 28, 2009
The management of Snow Crest Hotel, whose perimeter fence was controversially demolished by Tanzania Roads Agency (Tanroads) on Monday, was erecting another structure yesterday...
Raleigh Mayor says city will pay for fence along part of Interstate 440
WNCT  - Dec 23, 2009
North Carolina’s Department of Transportation will install a fence along a stretch of highway where a Good Samaritan fell to his death in November. The fence will go on Interstate 440 in Raleigh....


Fencing and Airports

I.V. Airport fence plan prompts lawsuit threat
Illinois Valley News - Dec 22, 2009
A Grants Pass attorney is threatening legal action against Josephine County if a planned perimeter fence is put into place around Illinois Valley Airport...

Community Issues

Sons of Confederate Veterans add fence around Oakwood monument
Richmond Times Dispatch  - Dec 22, 2009
Sons of Confederate Veterans have made their first major improvement to Richmond's Oakwood Cemetery under an agreement with the city to maintain the Confederate portion of the property...
Syracuse erects fencing, posts signs to prevent people from sledding on the hill at Westcott Reservoir
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com (blog)  - Dec 22, 2009
Geddes, NY -- Syracuse has erected snow fencing half way up the hill at Westcott Reservoir to prevent people from using the hillside for sledding....
Gang fence: neighbours' views irrelevant, says Laws
Wanganui Chronicle - Dec 26, 2009
Wanganui Mayor Michael Laws has dismissed as "irrelevant" the views of a group of Aramoho residents who want the fortifications around the Hells Angels headquarters in their street to stay...

Suicide Fences

New Humber Bridge fence to stop suicide bids
Hull Daily Mail  - Dec 25, 2009
A pedestrian safety fence is to be built across the Humber Bridge in a bid to save lives. The board has announced it will be replacing the existing low level railings along the bridge with a much higher parapet, to ensure the safety of pedestrians and discourage suicide attempts...
Raleigh Mayor says city will pay for fence along part of Interstate 440
Monsters and Critics.com - Dec 28, 2009
Sydney - A beauty spot called The Gap became the most popular place for suicide in Australia's largest city after barriers went up on the Sydney Harbour Bridge to stop pedestrians jumping to their deaths. ...

Pool Safety

Tougher laws to come for pool fences
The Canberra Times - Dec 25, 2009
The ACT Government has committed to a tougher law for pool fences to protect children from drowning. Planning Minister Andrew Barr said he would introduce the law in the Legislative Assembly early in the new year....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Farmers, hunters battle over bison in Delta: Fence them or hunt them?
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner  - Dec 24, 2009
“They agreed that fencing is a long-term solution but there's a big split in what kind of fencing option to use.” Some farmers want to fence the herd in on ...
BLM marking fences to save sage grouse
Deseret News  - Dec 23, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY — At the behest of a national environmental organization, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is moving to outfit hundreds of miles of Utah fencing with flags.....
Deer fence in Sardine Canyon receives needed fix
Cache Valley Daily  - Dec 28, 2009
In the aftermath of northern Utah’s December 12 snowstorm a quick and cooperative effort by Utah Highway Patrol troopers and Utah Department of Transportation employees kept roadways safe in Sardine Canyon and on I-15....

The Famous and Their Fences

Kidman's security fence upsets neighbours
Sydney Morning Herald  - Dec 24, 2009
Nicole Kidman has upset neighbours at her NSW country home after she planted 150 trees and built an "ugly" fence around the perimeter of the property to protect her privacy...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Fence saves lives as floodwaters wash away ute
Brisbane Times  - Dec 29, 2009
Two Gold Coast men were rescued from rising floodwaters on the southern border ranges this morning after an overnight deluge isolated small towns in the region...
Deputies: Wooden fence impaled crashing vehicle
Utica Observer Dispatch  - Dec 29, 2009
VERNON — Four Utica residents escaped serious injury Monday afternoon when their vehicle became impaled on a wooden fence along Route 5 in Vernon, according to Oneida County sheriff’s deputies...


Burma Reinforces Troops on Fence Construction
Narinjara News  - Dec 29, 2009
The Burmese military junta has recently sent more troops from army and police forces to work on constructing the fence at the Bangladesh-Burma border, reportedly undercover of border-guard uniforms to avoid tensions with neighboring Bangladesh....


Wierd News

Man finds entire apartment wrapped
Canoe, CA  - Dec 24, 2009
CHICAGO — A Chicago man could be unwrapping the hundreds of Christmas gifts spread around his apartment for days, even weeks....

Classified Ads


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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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