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Industry News

D&D Introduces Metal Gate Hardware Line
Press Release  - Jan 29, 2009
D&D Technologies has formed a long-term strategic partnership with Stanley, the internationally renowned hardware brand, to introduce the D&D Technologies Metal line...
Press Release  - Jan 20, 2009
HySecurity hosts this intensive, hands-on, THREE day technical training seminar on March 10th – 12th at our manufacturing plant in Kent, WA (near Seattle-Tacoma airport)....
Artisan Precast Unveils Hurricane and Earthquake Walling
PR Web (press release), WA  - Feb 3, 2009
Los Angeles -- During an earthquake or hurricane, the last thing you want to worry about is the structural integrity of your screening walls and fences. Artisan Precast has come up with a unique solution. Their precast concrete fences are created to withstand the harshest of conditions and conform to both earthquake and hurricane state specific codes and sections...
Ekocrete Releases ''Ultragreen'' Concrete
BuildingOnline.com , CA  - Jan 28, 2009
SANTA ROSA, CA -- Ekocrete, Inc. has introduced a new "green" concrete that uses 90% recycled and by-product materials without sacrificing strength or durability."Previous so-called green concretes made modest changes to existing concrete designs," said company president Jim Glessner...
Integrated Security Systems, Inc. Announces B&B ARMR Corp. Upgrades Perimeter Security to Leading International Software Company
PR-Inside.com  - Jan 30, 2009
B&B ARMR Corporation, a subsidiary of Integrated Security Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: IZZI), announced today that they have provided vehicle barriers as part of a perimeter security upgrade for two separate locations of a leading international software and operating systems company. ...

Decking Industry News

Innovations in wood-plastic composites extrusion
JEC Composites, France  - Jan 28, 2009
In mid-October, more than 230 international visitors gathered to witness the high-performance WPC extruders from Cincinnati Extrusion once again at the two-day Wood-Plastic Composites conference staged for the sixth time in Vienna. With the presentation of three extrusion lines in ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Saddles of Joy corrals big donation from fence company
Yuma Sun, AZ  - Jan 29, 2009
They say good fences make good neighbors, but sometimes good neighbors will help you make a good fence. A small army of volunteers, all led by local fence company, went to the rescue this weekend of a local nonprofit in serious need of some good, strong fencing ...
Fence man who beat cancer invites 600 people to party
Burnley Citizen, UK  - Jan 29, 2009
A PENDLE man who feared he would not live to 60 is enlisting the help of some world-renowned acts to provide a birthday party to remember. ...

Local Government Issues

Fence limits access to state's first Capitol
Montgomery Advertiser, AL  - Feb 2, 2009
SELMA -- A Tuscaloosa doctor has fenced in thousands of acres of prime deer hunting land adjacent to the state's first capital, raising concerns over appearance and access to public property...
Warsaw Zoners OK Fence Variance
Times-Union Newspaper, IN  - Jan 27, 2009
Warsaw Board of Zoning Appeals Monday approved a variance for a fence for a Warsaw property. Kent Schumacher, The Troyer Group and Zimmer Holdings Inc ...
County mulls change that would require fencing on open range
Yakima Herald-Republic, WA  - Jan 31, 2009
YAKIMA, Wash. -- It comes down to this: Who builds the fences? The Yakima County commissioners on Tuesday will consider switching about 80,000 acres of open range land in the southeast corner of the county to "stock-restricted" land...
Variance for Petry’s fence moving to board
IdahoStatesman.com, ID  - Jan 27, 2009
The quest of Roscoe officials to attain 100 acres in the Chicory Ridge subdivision for parkland continued Tuesday as the village’s zoning committee looked over three of nine terms in an agreement Petry Development would like ..
Safety fencing needed around district's pond-lagoon hazards
Gisborne Herald, New Zealand  - Jan 27, 2009
Particularly as is it is now even the law to fence every home swimming pool. I would like to ask: "Does the council have a Health and Safety Officer who...


Questions raised about stun fences for prisons
The Reporter, WI  - Jan 31, 2009
Perimeter security at KMCI was made more vulnerable by the removal of a razor wire fence erected just a few years ago in order to install the electrified ...

Community Issues

No go for Forest fence idea
Salisbury Journal, UK  - Jan 27, 2009
RUMOURS that parts of the New Forest could be fenced off to prevent animal road deaths have been quashed. Clerk to the Verderers Sue Westwood told The Forest Journal that fencing was not only “undesirable and unacceptable” but would also be illegal...
Decayed fence could lead to tragedy
Chorley & Leyland Guardian, UK  - Feb 1, 2009
Fears have been raised that people could fall down a 20ft railway embankment in Leyland because of the poor state of safety barrier. ...
The new fence on top of Burley Jacky
Cowra Community News, Australia  - Jan 27, 2009
COWRA Shire Councillor, Judy Smith, has questioned the installation of an industrial-strength security fence on Burly Jacky hill on the Mid-Western Highway east of Cowra...
Cemetery security grave matter
Taylor Daily Press, TX  - Feb 2, 2009
New security measures could include 1400 feet of new chain-link fence on the east boundary of the cemetery, 400 feet of additional fencing along the north ..
Group hopes fence will protect forest
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI  - Jan 30, 2009
The Kauai Watershed Alliance, with some help from the state and federal government, is hoping to protect more than 2,000 acres of pristine native forest in Alakai Swamp and around Mount Waialeale, one of the wettest spots on earth....
Boulder fence fight hits impasse
Daily Camera, CO  - Jan 27, 2009
The fight began in April last year, when residents began pleading with city officials for help after Vista Village owner Harvey Miller had a wood fence ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence's price tag balloons
San Angelo Standard Times, TX  - Jan 31, 2009
The fencing erected along the U.S.-Mexico border in the past three years by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has cost more than expected, a government report shows....
US-Mexico border fence almost complete
The Associated Press  - Jan 31, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fence along the U.S.-Mexico border is mostly finished. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Lloyd Easterling says that 601 miles of the project had been completed as of a week ago...


Fences and Animals - Domestic

Building a new fence can be inexpensive
Culpeper Star Exponent, VA  - Feb 2, 2009
Livestock and fences go together as we have to keep our critters home if we want peace with the neighbors. Fencing materials have changed dramatically since ...
Farmers say storm also downed fences in NW
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, AR  - Jan 30, 2009
Many of the tree branches that fell in Northwest Arkansas this week carried power lines and fences with them to the ground, increasing the workload for farmers. ....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

WILDLIFE: Scientists: Fencing may save wild Tasmanian devils
North County Times, CA  - Feb 2, 2009
The Tasmanian devil, a ferocious, snarling fox-sized marsupial, is in danger of going extinct because of a contagious facial cancer. In the meantime, its biggest rival ---- the European fox ---- is thriving, and may become so dominant that the devil never comes back...
Fences Put Imperiled Western Birds at Greater Risk
Telluride Watch, CO  - Jan 30, 2009
Two species of Western birds that are teetering on the edge of being added to the U.S. endangered species list could be helped by improving the fence-building practices of two federal agencies, according to Environmental Defense Fund (EDF...
Reflectors on fences can keep grouse from killing themselves
IdahoStatesman.com, ID  - Jan 27, 2009
By adding reflectors to fence funded by the federal government on public lands, managers can reduce one of the major killers of sage grouse...

Pool Safety

Council considers u-turn on Athy pool fencing crux
Taylor Daily Press, TX  - Feb 2, 2009
KILDARE County Council (KCC) may reverse its decision to erect controversial fencing around the new swimming pool and leisure centre in Athy amid harsh criticism at a town council meeting last week. The council and its spokesman came under attack at last week's Athy Town Council meeting, so much so that town manager ..
Stamford wants to set strict pool safety law
Stamford Advocate, CT  - Feb 1, 2009
STAMFORD -- The Office of Operations wants power to fine homeowners who do not enclose swimming pools according to the most stringent standards. State law requires that pools be enclosed by fences, walls or gates, but the city has not been able...



Barbed wire fence along Chd-Kalka highway removed
Times of India, India  - Feb 2, 2009
PANCHKULA: Following the high court directions, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) removed the barbed wire fence along the entire 3-km stretch ...

Weird News

Sister beats up bride at wedding reception
Canoe, Canada  - Feb 3, 2009
HEBRON, Ind. (AP) — A woman who wasn’t invited to her sister’s wedding reception showed up anyway and attacked the bride, pulling out clumps of her hair, police said...

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