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Industry News

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Completes Acquisition of Universal Safety Response, Inc.
PR Newswire (press release)  - Jul 21, 2009
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SWHC), parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 157-year old company in the global business of safety, security, protection and sport, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Universal Safety Response, Inc. (USR)...
Biodegradable fencing is perfect for your barrier needs
Nashua Telegraph  - Jul 17, 2009
BioFence was developed as a biodegradable alternative to black plastic for erosion protection, and it is used in wetland areas where building has forced wetland areas’ natural barriers to weaken....
Jacksons appoints fencing distributor for Irish markets
The Daily Advance  - Jul 20, 2009
Jacksons Fencing - one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of timber and steel fencing and gates and integrated perimeter security systems - has appointed Breezemount of Belfast. ...
ALLIED TUBE & CONDUIT provide high security perimeter solutions for international governments
SourceSecurity.com  - Jul 17, 2009
ALLIED TUBE & CONDUIT, a Tyco International Company, is the world's leading manufacturer of barbed tape products such as RAZOR RIBBON, INSTABARRIER, and DETAINER HOOK BARB. These products are supplied to facilities that require fail-safe physical barriers....

Decking Industry News

CertainTeed Expands EverNew® Line with New Cellular PVC Decking
Press Release  - Jul 21, 2009
CertainTeed Corporation expands its popular EverNew® line of vinyl decking and railing products with new EverNew LT cellular PVC decking, strengthening the company’s position as a one-stop shop for decking and railing products. ...
Wahoo Decks Offers Sustainable Solutions For Deck Boards, Deck Joists And Railing
PR Web (press release)  - Jul 16, 2009
Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of aluminum decking products, has recently developed recyclable, sustainable options for deck boards, deck joists and deck railing allowing builders, contractors and homeowners to extend the sustainability of their homes to their outdoor living areas. ...
Green Bay Decking Launches New Web Site For GeoDeck Composite Decking
PR Web (press release)  - Jul 16, 2009
Green Bay, WI (PRWEB) July 16, 2009 -- The new GeoDeck™ Web site is all about our customers. Following the recent acquisition of GeoDeck Composite Decking by Green Bay, WI-based Green Bay Decking, LLC, a new Web site was created to offer customers better insight into the proven science and industry-leading product features of GeoDeck composite decking and railing...
Wood Composite Technologies Inc. - BlueLinx/Norandex distribution services agreement expands to include Millennium Decking System products
Trading Markets (press release)  - Jul 16, 2009
Wood Composite Technologies Inc. is pleased to confirm BlueLinx Corporation, a leading distributor of building products in North America, today announces its expanded distribution services agreement with Norandex Building Materials Distribution to supply Millennium Decking System products to participating ...
New Report Just Published US Wood & Competitive Decking Market
Live-PR.com (press release)  - Jul 15, 2009
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Wood, Paper and Fiber industry is available in its catalogue. More information regarding this report:US Wood & Competitive Decking Market...

Running Your Business

The Family That Works Together Should Pay Together
Wall Street Journal  - Jul 15, 2009
Companies are slashing benefits right and left. But it’s tougher to lose the company car or a generous dividend when your dad or your sister takes it away...

Stolen Fences

Sheriff seeks leads on thefts of fencing, tools
News Courier  - Jul 15, 2009
Limestone County authorities are looking for anyone who may have seen burglars removing $30,000 in fencing and tools from a local fencing company...
Fence bandits strike twice, and city has little money for repairs
Colorado Springs Gazette  - Jul 15, 2009
Unlike copper, which can be sold for scrap, a chain-link fence would seem to be pretty safe from thieves. That's why city and school officials are baffled that several hundred feet of chain-link fence have disappeared from a ballfield and schools in recent days....

Local Government Issues

Commission OKs plan to get emergency workers into gated communities quickly
The Beaufort Gazette  - Jul 6, 2009
New development standards requiring gated communities to install devices that would give ambulances and other emergency vehicles a quick way to open their gates received unanimous approval Monday at a meeting of the Beaufort County Planning Commission...
Fence citation propels candidacy
The Daily Advance  - Jul 20, 2009
It started with the quality of the public schools and high utility bills, but what finally propelled Allison Wills into a race for a City Council seat was the citation she and her husband received from the city for having a too-tall fence in their yard. ...
Pine, cedar: Board ponders fences materials
Farragutpress  - Jul 15, 2009
Farragut’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed the far-reaching implications of cedar split-rail fencing at its meeting, Thursday, July ...
Hampshire zoning board favors ban on front-yard fences
The Courier News  - Jul 16, 2009
HAMPSHIRE — After no one showed up to speak at a public hearing on the proposal Tuesday night, the Hampshire Zoning Board of Appeals endorsed a proposal made earlier by some....
Roxbury firm building noise barrier fence for Irving
SunJournal.com  - Jul 16, 2009
DIXFIELD — To reduce noise caused by the addition of a second shift at the Irving Forest Products sawmill, the company has hired a Roxbury firm to build a large wooden noise barrier. ...
Governor's Mansion fence bidding delayed
Charleston Gazette  - Jul 16, 2009
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Bids for a 960-foot-long wrought iron and brick fence around the Governor's Mansion and the Holly Grove mansion won't be opened for another week, as would-be bidders have raised a number of questions about the project. ...

Community Issues

Cape May Point beachgoers win battle over 'cattle chute'
Press of Atlantic City  - Jul 18, 2009
CAPE MAY POINT - Residents who fought against a new fence at the beach they dubbed a "cattle chute" were ecstatic to find out Friday morning it had been removed....
BEACH BARRIER: Drowning fears prompt fence plan
Warrnambool Standard  - Jul 19, 2009
ACCESS paths to Warrnambool's wide Lady Bay beach will be restricted in an effort to reduce the risk of drowning.....
Fencing borders delay dog park opening
Business Gazette  - Jul 16, 2009
Construction of a $100,000 dog park in Hyattsville, which originally was slated for completion last spring, won't begin until later this summer...


Home Owner Associations

Easy being green? One woman’s battle to install a bamboo fence
Green Right Now  - Jul 15, 2009
It’s not always easy being green. Lourdes Rodriguez learned that the hard way. Earlier this year, the Round Rock, Texas, resident decided to replace a rickety cedar fence with a stylish new bamboo one....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Texans opposing border fence attack Senate plan
Houston Chronicle  - Jul 17, 2009
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from Texas and other border states are trying to scuttle a Senate plan to build 700 miles of double-layerfencing along the U.S.-Mexico border...
US/Mexico border fence falls well short of completion
Examiner.com  - Jul 20, 2009
San Diego – The US/Mexico border fence which has been under construction since 2006 falls well short of expectations. The government was supposed to build ...

Fences and Neighbors

Tips on fencing
SouthWest Farm Express  - Jul 21, 2009
The old adage "fences make good neighbors" may be true, but they can also spark disputes among neighbors, according to Rick Snell. In his work as the K-State Research and Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Barton County, Snell said he sees the upside as well as the ugly side of fence issues...
Fences, dogs and neighbours
Ottawa Citizen  - Jul 20, 2009
About 20 years ago, our next door neighbour put up a fence a couple of feet inside his property. The property itself has changed hands a number of times. The current owner wants to move the fence to the surveyed property line. ...
New laws to mend fences between feuding neighbours
Brisbane Times  - Jul 19, 2009
Laws on fences and nuisance trees more than half a century old will be replaced to help resolve disputes between warring neighbours....

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Cat fence, enriching activities could curb cat's hunting habit
Macon Telegraph  - Jul 16, 2009
QUESTION: Can anything be done to curb a cat’s hunting behavior? Our Maine Coon is an amazingly successful hunter. Given the opportunity, she slips outside through the doggy door. Or she cries pitifully to go out. She brings home chipmunks, birds, baby squirrels...
New Invisible Fence(R) Brand Collar Lighter Than Ever
PR Newswire (press release)  - Jul 16, 2009
Invisible Fence(R) Brand announces the launch of the new MicroLite(TM) Computer Collar(R) in an effort to keep more pets, no matter how small they may be, safe at home. For more than 35 years, Invisible Fence Brand has provided pet owners trusted technology and proven training procedures...

International Borders

BSF backs down over illegal fencing at Karimganj: BDR
Bangladesh News 24 hours  - Jul 21, 2009
India's Border Security Force retreated Monday from illegally erecting barbed wire fencing along the Jakiganj border in the face of protests by Bangladesh Rifles, a BDR officer said. ...


Weird News

Tasered man burst into flames
Canoe, CA  - Jul 21, 2009
SYDNEY - A man whose relatives say had been sniffing gasoline burst into flames after a police officer Tasered him as he ran at officials carrying a container of fuel, police said Tuesday....

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