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Industry News

DoorKing Voted No. 1 Gate Operator Manufacturer in PDD Poll
Press Release  - Dec 4, 2009
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing, Inc. has been voted the No. 1 gate operator manufacturer in Professional Door Dealer Magazine’s Best of Business reader poll in the gate operator manufacturer category.....
2010 Regional Trade Show coming to Newport RI
Press Release  - Dec 4, 2009
The AFA Northeast Chapter trade show and seminar are coming to Newport RI this January 22 and 23rd. The show is being held at the Hyatt Regency Newport.....
Security-technology firm discovers barrier buildup lull
Canada.com  - Dec 8, 2009
Good fences should make good business, particularly in times of terrorist attacks and rising conflict around the world. But Senstar Corp., an Ottawa-area leader in the global-security fencing business, recently cut staff and experienced the first decline in sales in many years...

Decking Industry News

Trex® Hideaway® Universal Hidden Fastener Offers Strength and Installation Ease
Press Release  - Nov 23, 2009
Designed specifically to meet decking contractor demand for increased ease and speed of assembly, the new Trex® Hideaway® Universal Hidden Fastener is approximately 40 percent stronger than traditional stainless steel fasteners and retails for half the price....
Galvanized Steel Structures – a Smart Choice for Decking
Wire Service Canada (press release)  - Dec 4, 2009
SAULT STE MARIE, ON -- 12/04/09 – Evolutiondeck Inc., is proud to announce that its flagship product, the evolutionDECKtm galvanized steel structure, is now available for residential and commercial deck applications. This new decking technology was developed in response to consumer demand for a low maintenance long-life decking system that adds value to a home....
AZEK Web Site Has a New Look and Interactive Features
PR Newswire (press release)  - Dec 7, 2009
SCRANTON, Pa., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- AZEK Building Products, Inc. announces the launch of their newly designed Web site at www.azek.com. When visitors enter the site, they can choose several tools for easy navigation. The home page features an interactive AZEK dream house photo that invites you to click on its variety of AZEK products ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Flutie group's gift a boon to Lynn family
Daily Item  - Dec 3, 2009
But the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism recently relieved her worries when it partnered with Northeastern Fence and Supply Corporation of Saugus to provide the Lynn family with a six-foot fence to ensure the safety and security of their autistic son, Declan, 6...

Local Government Issues

Sebring council leaves chain link restrictions out
News-Sun  - Dec 2, 2009
SEBRING -- The city council settled on allowing chain link fences in front yards during their meeting on Tuesday, but not without some discussion...
City's electric fence rule shocks farmers
Gold Coast Bulletin News  - Dec 3, 2009
RURAL property owners with electric fences could get a nasty shock from the Gold Coast City Council. The council is considering tightening rules to make rural property owners build an extra fence in front of existing electric fences to prevent accidental injuries....
DOT to add safety fence after I-440 accident
abc11.com  - Dec 3, 2009
RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Thursday it will add a security fence at the bridge crossing on I-440 in Raleigh...
Mauldin may ban 'unsightly' fences from front yards of homes
Greenville News  - Dec 5, 2009
MAULDIN – In response to a homeowner’s feud that led one person to install a 6-foot high stockade fence in the front yard of a house on Fairfield Drive, Mauldin’s City Council is pursuing legislation to ban homeowners from building similar fences in their front yards...
Rialto sets fence policy
San Bernardino Sun  - Dec 3, 2009
The City Council has introduced an ordinance that caps at 6 feet the height of hedges, walls and fences that can be seen through - such as chain link fences and wrought iron fences - in front yards throughout the city. ...
Fence Could Be Built Around Fort Indiantown Gap
WGAL  - Dec 3, 2009
A fence may be built around Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County, which means people may no longer drive through the Pennsylvania National Guard facility. ...

Fence Disputes

No mending wall this: Don't fence me in, resident asks the city
SouthCoastToday.com  - Dec 5, 2009
But now, as the new sports complex nears completion (at a price nearly $5 million more than originally planned), the city of New Bedford wants to put up a 10-foot-high chain-link fence right outside Mrs. Burgo's modest two-story house....
County removes Laguna Beach fence
OCRegister  - Dec 5, 2009
LAGUNA BEACH — County officials have removed the contentious fence outside the Laguna Beach Library. After the fence was installed at the beginning of the week, residents raised their objections to county officials and the City Council, calling it ugly and unwelcoming. The fence did not go through the usual Laguna Beach Design Review process...
Homeowners win Midland fence beach brawl
Toronto Star  - Dec 3, 2009
A Midland judge has come down hard on some Balm Beach residents for lawlessness and a lack of civility after throwing out assault charges against a local man and his son, who are at the centre of a pitched battle ...
Parks Commission to see latest design for disputed Leslie Park fence
OCRegister  - Dec 3, 2009
A solution could be at hand for a dispute over a fence in a San Clemente park known for its ocean views. City staff has designed a compromise fence. The plan will be presented to city parks commissioners at 7 p.m. Tuesday ...


Community Issues

'Prison fence' sparks fresh hospital fears
Jacksonville Journal Courier  - Dec 8, 2009
MORE than 120 residents are fighting plans for a "prison-like fence" around a mental health hospital. Families living near Ashley House in Elder Tree Lane, Ashley, say the proposed 3.9 metre high boundary fence will install a fear of crime within the community...
Kennewick neighbors pleased with effort in new fence
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald  - Dec 3, 2009
KENNEWICK -- Mark Anderson and his neighbors on Kellogg Street at Fourth Avenue in Kennewick have learned that a good fence does indeed make for good neighbors....
Trail’s fencing draws mayor's attention
Voxy  - Dec 4, 2009
Concerns that sections of board fencing are blocking views of the Ohio River along the newly-constructed River Trail extension on Ohio Street were addressed by Mayor Michael Mullen during Thursday's Marietta City Council meeting....
Old fence panels being reinstalled at Community Park
Jacksonville Journal Courier  - Dec 2, 2009
Jacksonville Parks and Lakes Department workers began reinstalling old panels of fencing Tuesday that once surrounded the old state hospital...
Bridge anti-fall fencing tested
BBC News  - Dec 2, 2009
A pedestrian safety fence is being tested on the Humber Bridge in a bid to prevent deaths. More than 200 incidents of people jumping or falling from the ...

Schools and Fences

$3M to build El Do East school fence
Trinidad News  - Dec 8, 2009
GOVERNMENT will spend $3 million to complete construction work of a retaining wall and wire wall fencing at the El Dorado East and West Secondary Schools. Sources revealed that the Ministry of Education decided that the wire wall fencing ...
Rakaia School fence now 'a work of art'
The Ashburton Guardian  - Dec 8, 2009
Rakaia School pupils got out their creative sides recently to inject some colour into a fence outside Rakaia Childcare and Preschool ...


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Newfoundlanders call for moose controls
National Post  - Dec 2, 2009
Large animals and vehicles have a long history of colliding on Canada's roadways, but a Newfoundland group is petitioning its provincial government to solve the problem....
County to debate fencing, wildlife
Jackson Hole Daily  - Dec 2, 2009
Teton County commissioners will sit down with property owners this week to discuss fencing’s effect on wildlife throughout the valley...

Pool Safety

Child drownings blamed on pool fencing
Sydney Morning Herald  - Dec 7, 2009
Deputy State Coroner Paul MacMahon is investigating the deaths of eight children, all under three, who drowned between 2006 and 2009 - focusing particularly on pool fencing....
Auckland City's Spa Pool Fencing Rules Change
Voxy  - Dec 7, 2009
Auckland City Council has adopted a new standard for lockable spa pool covers so that owners have the option of not fencing off their spa pools and can avoid having to apply for an individual exemption to fencing rules....


U.S. Embassy fix would cost $900,000
The Ottawa Citizen  - Dec 3, 2009
OTTAWA — Replacing concrete barriers outside the U.S. Embassy in downtown Ottawa with more eye-pleasing bollards would cost about $900,000, according to preliminary estimates...
Fences erected along the border
Saudi Gazette  - Dec 3, 2009
SAUDI-YEMENI BORDER – Army engineers have used wire mesh fences to block valleys on the border with Yemen suspected of being gateways for infiltrators into the Kingdom, a military source said Wednesday ...


Wierd News

Cows lick, damage man's house
Canoe, CA  - Nov 24, 2009
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. - A man's homeowners insurance apparently doesn't cover "acts of cow." Jerry Lynn Davis called the Hawkins County Sheriff's office in Tennessee on Thursday, complaining that a neighbour's cows had been licking his house....

Classified Ads


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West Coast Representative

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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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