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Industry News

Tulsa's Ameristar Fence Beating The Economy Odds Video
News On 6  - Jul 10, 2009
TULSA, OK -- Despite a slumping economy, a Tulsa company is beating the odds. Ameristar Fence Products continues to expand. They've fenced everything from Monte Cassino school - to the Statue of Liberty. Ameristar manufactures metal fence panels in a new $38 million robotic welding factory ...
Master Halco opens new San Diego, CA area branch location
Press Release  - Jul 10, 2009
ORANGE, Calif. — Master Halco, Inc., the leading distributor and manufacturer of fence systems in North America, has announced it is opening a new branch location in El Cajon, California on July 20th, 2009...
Encon Holds Viking Access Systems Seminar
Press Release  - Jul 14, 2009
Encon Electronics held its third consecutive seminar this year at their training facility in Hayward, Calif. They collaborated with gate operator manufacturer Viking Access Systems on June 24th offering a technical workshop to over forty Encon dealers ...
Electronic Control Security signs agreement with El-Go Team
SecurityInfoWatch  - Jul 14, 2009
ATLANTA, July 13 - Electronic Control Security, Inc., a New Jersey-based provider of perimeter security and other physical electronic security systems, announced Monday that it has signed a marketing, distribution and after market support agreement with El-Go Team ...
Sport Safety Fence a Hit at Major League Baseball's All-Star Weekend
The Press  - Jul 13, 2009
BELLEVILLE, Ill., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- "We're very excited about the opportunity to showcase our Sport Safety Fence during Major League Baseball's All-Star weekend at Busch Stadium in St. Louis." That comment came from Terry Goodin, President of FlexMedia Partnership who said the company's Sport Safety Fence ...
Sales, profits down at Jewett-Cameron
Portland Business Journal  - Jul 14, 2009
Sales fell 35.4 percent in the third quarter at Jewett-Cameron Trading Co. Ltd., but the wood products supplier still managed to make a profit....

Decking Industry News

Builders say demand for front porches rising
Akron Beacon Journal  - Jul 13, 2009
AKRON, Ohio — A front porch is more than a shelter from the elements. It’s a friendly face on a home, a comfortable bridge between our private lives and our public selves. And almost by its very presence, it conveys neighborliness ...
The Sustainability of the Treated Wood Industry
Building-Products.com  - Jul 09, 2009
Will there be the high quality wood necessary to satisfy consumers' demands for residential decking? The quality of the wood sold into the marketplace is as . ...

Building News

Construction Spending Falls Slightly in May
BuildingOnline.com  - Jul 07, 2009
The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced last week that construction spending during May 2009 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $964 billion, 0.9 percent below the revised April estimate of $972.5 billion. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Good fences make excellent neighbors
Queens Chronicle  - Jul 09, 2009
Aldo Sibeni is a sinewy, soft-spoken sportsman who would not look out of place cycling the perimeter of the Champs-Élysées. His saffron T-shirt reads “Le Tour France” and the cautionary color matches his bicycle, his preferred daily means of transportation from Boundary Fence and Railing Systems, Inc...
Fence company owner arrested for grand theft
WWSB ABC 7  - Jul 13, 2009
PORT CHARLOTTE - Detectives of the Charlotte County Sheriff's Economic Crimes Unit this afternoon arrested the owner of Armor Fence Systems, for one of at least seven fraud cases...
No barriers for fence firm
The Press  - Jul 13, 2009
Wire fencing firm Euro Corporation has hired three additional people in the past two weeks and was looking to add another four staff to its night shift in Christchurch...
Firm to take down Wyo. snow fence
KTVQ-TV  - Jul 13, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Centennial Woods Inc. has won a contract to dismantle more than 2 million linear feet of snow fence in Wyoming...

Local Government Issues

Airport fence bid is flawed
Gary Post Tribune  - Jul 10, 2009
GARY -- A fencing project to be paid for by federal stimulus funds will go out for rebidding after one of the submitted bids was found faulty...
Ohio's New Fence Law
CattleNetwork.com  - Jul 08, 2009
For nearly a year now, since last October, we have a new "fence law". The old law stood for more than 100 years before the new law took effect in October, 2008...
Normandy City Hall is getting a fence
St. Louis Post-Dispatch  - Jul 12, 2009
Citing a "flurry of crime" related to a nearby MetroLink stop, Normandy officials say they will fence the city's government center property...
Fence to protect crowd from candy
Otago Daily Times  - Jul 12, 2009
Due to the increasing popularity of Dunedin's annual Cadbury Jaffa Race, organisers will erect a 1.8m fence in Baldwin St for spectator protection...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Move to fence off Tasmanian devil for its survival
The Australian  - Jul 10, 2009
SECTIONS of Tasmania may soon be cordoned off with "devil-proof" fencing in an attempt to stop the Tasmanian devil becoming extinct in the wild, as plans are being costed ahead of trials....

Fences and Animals - Domestic

B.C. fencing program funded
Alberta Express  - Jul 14, 2009
A federal/provincial employment program will foot the bill for a livestock fencing program pledged in May for British Columbia ranchers...
Fences for Fido helps out dogs and owners
kgw.com  - Jul 9, 2009
PORTLAND, ore. -- For six years, Chopper lived on the end of a chain in North Portland. The Lab mix was dirty, lonely and spent most of his time digging holes...

Fences in the Courts

Wash. court: Partial fence not enough for burglary
KTVQ-TV  - Jul 13, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Centennial Woods Inc. has won a contract to dismantle more than 2 million linear feet of snow fence in Wyoming...

Schools and Fences

School fence to improve safety and security
New Post Leader  - Jul 10, 2009
A WANSBECK school is to get a new fence to improve the safety and security of the site. Northumberland County Council's planning and environment committee agreed plans to construct a 2.4 metre boundary fence with gate at Wansbeck First School in Wansbeck Road, Ashington....


Pool Safety

Economy may hinder anti-drowning efforts
The Arizona Republic  - Jul 13, 2009
With child drownings in the Valley on pace to meet or exceed last year's total, water-safety advocates are worried that the recession may be taking a toll on efforts to keep children safe....
Archdale Cracks Down on Fences for Portable Pools
My Fox 8  - Jul 13, 2009
ARCHDALE, N.C. - Some residents who have purchased portable pools are finding out the cost is more than they bargained for. Any pool 24 inches or deeper -- whether in-ground or above ground -- must be surrounded by a fence, and the city is working to clarify its ordinance....

Stolen Fences

Fence thieves are warned
Northern Echo  - Jul 13, 2009
THIEVES are putting children's lives at risk by stealing fencing from the side of a busy road. Highways officials believe the metal mesh panels may be being stolen from the side of one of the region's busiest dual carriageways ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Senate backs border fencing over virtual tech
The Associated Press  - Jul 13, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to require actual fencing along 700 miles of the border with Mexico rather than vehicle barriers and high-tech equipment...

Fences and Neighbors

Remembering Rutherford: If these fences could talk
The Tennessean  - Jul 12, 2009
Even the fences tell tales in Rutherford County. Here are some of them: 'Devil's fence' Virgil Pitts and Ellis Peyton, neighbors on Trimble Road in the eastern portion of Rutherford County in the 1940s, raised sheep...

International Borders

BSF completes fencing of 1,800 Kilometer along Indo- Bangla border
The Arizona Republic  - Jul 13, 2009
Fencing of about 1,800 kilometers along the Indo-Bangla border has been completed under Phase-II of the project, Border Security Force ( BSF) issued statement informed here on Sunday...
Saudis to pay $3.5 billion for security fence
Ynet News  - Jul 13, 2009
The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) security technology company, together with the Saudi company al-Rashid, has been awarded one of the biggest security projects in the Middle East: The border security program sapnning the full borders of the Saudi Kingdom. ...


Weird News

Parents call police after tot too good at hide-and-seek
Canoe, CA  - Jul 9, 2009
GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania toddler did such a remarkable job of hiding during a game of hide-and-seek that the family had to call police and firefighters to help find her....

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