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Industry News

Deck and fence maker Trex gains on upgrade
Boston Globe  - Jul 7, 2009
As the stagnant market for pricey home furnishings hits smaller competitors, Trex Co. will gain market share, an analyst said, upgrading the maker of decks, fences and railings to "Buy" from "Hold." Shares jumped 7.6 percent. ...
Cresco Concrete Products Completes Introduction of Innovative Green Building Product Line
PR Web (press release)  - Jul 6, 2009
With the launch of its Ranch and Rail concrete fence system, Cresco Concrete Products, LLC has completed its planned introduction of unique sustainable building products. Cresco now offers a full line of precast fence options all featuring lightweight panels or rails...
Jobs axe at fence company
Wigan Today  - Jul 3, 2009
More than 60 jobs look set to be axed after bosses of a major fencing firm proposed the closure of its long-running Wigan operation....
Innovation is Major Theme for Wood-Plastic Composites Conference
BusinessWire  - Jul 7, 2009
Principia Partners, globally recognized for unrivaled wood-plastic composites (WPC) industry knowledge, will be hosting Wood-Plastic and Natural Fiber Conference 2009 on October 26 and 27, 2009 at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, MD...
NYPD Aims Anti-Terror Guide at High-Rise Owners
GlobeSt. com  - Jul 6, 2009
NEW YORK CITY-Coincidentally with the implementation of the Bloomberg administration’s new construction codes, the Police Department on Wednesday issued a counter-terrorism handbook aimed at owners of medium- and high-risk buildings...

Decking Industry News

From Norway, an eco-alternative to teak
CNN International  - Jul 6, 2009
The sleek, dark wood has all the characteristics of endangered mahogany from Peru's Amazon rainforest. In reality, it was manufactured in Norway, in a five-day process that instills all the qualities of rare, tropical hardwood into sustainable softwood...
Correct Building bankrupt, seeks sale
Mainebiz Daily  - Jul 2, 2009
Correct Building Products LLC, a 10-year-old composite decking company in Biddeford, has filed for bankruptcy and says its only salvation will come from a proposed sale to a subsidiary of Wayne, N.J.-based Building Materials Corporation of America...
Tropical hardwood specialist launches composite decking
Timber Trades Journal  - Jul 1, 2009
Leading US tropical hardwood specialist Timber Holdings International is launching a wood-plastic composite decking range. The company, which owns the successful Iron Woods brand of durable hardwood products, has signed an agreement with Correct Building Products...
Fiberon Marries Beauty and Durability in New Tropical Colors for Horizon Composite Decking
Timber Trades Journal  - Jul 1, 2009
Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of alternative decking, has created the ultimate marriage of beauty and durability with its new tropical hardwood colors for Horizon composite decking. These new colors have the dramatic wood tones of highly desirable tropical hardwood,...

Running Your Business

SBA Launches New 100-Percent Guarantee ARC Loan Program to Help Struggling Businesses
BuildingOnline  - Jul 5, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The Small Business Administration recently launched a new program that will guarantee loans of up to $35,000 to established small businesses to help them make it through the slow economy...
Employee Incentives on a Shoe String Budget
fast Company  - Jun 22, 2009
"No pay raises this year." "Everyone is going to have to take 10 days of unpaid vacation." "Everyone is going to have to take 10 days of unpaid vacation and a 1% (or more) pay cut." I don't know about you, but as a manager, those are messages I definitely wouldn't want to share with my staff....

Fence Contractors in the News

Top man at the wire
Manawatu Standard - Jun 30, 2009
Hunterville's Owen Petersen, winner of the Golden Pliers fencing competition award at this year's Fieldays at Mystery Creek, won't be competing again...

Local Government Issues

Commission tables fence variance
Munster Times  - Jul 6, 2009
SOUTH HOLLAND | The village's Plan Commission has asked three business owners to work out an agreement regarding a fence variance request that two of the owners say hurts their businesses ...
New Richland Fence Designed for Safety
KNDO/KNDU  - Jul 1, 2009
The city of Richland isn't just celebrating the fourth annual farmer's market. On Firday, Richland mayor John Fox, among others, welcomed the newest addition to the Carol Woodruff Plaza: a new fence...
Black Hills Power fence idea moves ahead
Rapid City Journal  - Jun 30, 2009
Black Hills Power cleared the first hurdle toward expanding its Fifth Street Substation, after the city Public Works Committee on Tuesday approved its plans to build an 8-foot-tall fence around the property....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Virtual fence in So. Arizona nearing completion
Houston Chronicle  - Jun 29, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz. — The first stretch of the government's new "virtual" border fence is nearing completion in southern Arizona. Border Patrol Agent Mario Escalante says nine towers holding cameras and sensors should be completed by the end of July and up and running soon after that...
Obama's Border Fence
PBS Now  - Jul 3, 2009
In 2006, Congress authorized the Secure Fence Act—a multi-billion dollar plan to build hundreds of miles of fencing along the southern border of the U.S. The plan has been billed as the way to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants and provide security from potential terrorism...

Prisons

State Prisons Add Security Fences
93.1 WIBC Indianapolis  - Jul 5, 2009
The Miami and Branchville state prisons plan to install a new high-tech security fence. By October, construction should be complete at Branchville on an electronic stun barrier. The New Castle and Westville prisons already use it....

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Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Stats show that moose fencing has prevented collisions
Telegraph-Journal  - Jul 5, 2009
Grand Bay-Westfield - It has only been seven months since fencing has limited moose and other wildlife from making their way onto Route 7, but already the province is seeing fewer accidents and injuries, said Transportation Minister Denis Landry....
Fencing, Bright Lights and Loud Noises Keep Wolves at Bay in ID
Ag Weekly  - Jun 30, 2009
HAILEY, Idaho - Bright lights, brightly-colored fencing, and loud noises are three things wolves really dislike, and use of them is among strategies being deployed near Sun Valley to protect sheep and other livestock. ....
Electrified fences to prevent bears' entrance onto Egnatia motorway
ANA  - Jun 30, 2009
Environment, Town Planning and Public Works Minister George Souflias recently announced the upgrading of the fencing and the building of non-lethal electrified wires along portions of the Egnatia ...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Vet dept requires US$20m for cordon fences
The Herald  - Jul 3, 2009
THE Department of Veterinary Services requires more than US$20 million for the rehabilitation of the Foot and Mouth cordon fences around major game parks in the country....

DIY - Consumers

Homeowners switching to low-maintenance patio and deck options, experts say
C&G Newspapers  - Jul 1, 2009
Homeowners who want to spruce up the backyard with a new deck or patio have a wide variety of options to explore — from stamped concrete and tumbled pavers to plastic and vinyl decks. ...
Use best materials for fences, walls
Kansas.com  - Jul 3, 2009
Fences and walls add stability, enclosure and additional design elements to a property. They mark boundaries, keep children and pets safely inside, and provide comfort and privacy...

Fencing and Airports

Airport seeks defense for battered fence
Adrian Daily Telegram  - Jul 6, 2009
Defense for the Lenawee County Airport fence is needed. Replacing sections of fencing repeatedly knocked down by drivers missing a curve has become a serious budget issue...
Work on taller airport fence resumes
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier  - Jul 1, 2009
MATTOON — After a four-year hiatus, work has resumed — thanks to more money appropriated for it — on a fence that’s supposed to keep deer off Coles County Memorial Airport runways...

Fencing and History

Antique Tool Talk-Back to bobbed wire
Enterprise-Record  - Jul 7, 2009
Bobbed wire is only found in Texas; well maybe just a bit across the Red River. The rest of the plains has barbed wire. Bobbed wire is the name of the books Jack Glover wrote. He was an early collector; a Texas cowboy who started to collect and learn the names of the old wire..

Schools and Fences

Secure and decorative fence sought for PHS
Payson Roundup  - Jun 30, 2009
Candy cane spikes or squares? The new fence around Payson High School will likely feature decorative wrought iron-like shapes, along with a chain link...

International

Saudi Arabia to fence itself in
ABC Online  - Jul 3, 2009
Saudi Arabia has signed a deal with a major European defence contractor to build a hi-tech security system including a fence around the whole of its 9000 ...
Pakistan repeats call for fencing Afghan border
DAWN.com  - Jul 5, 2009
The government of Afghanistan has consistently opposed the erection a fence on the border between two countries. ...

FenceTech

Weird News

Airline exposed in safety video
Canoe, CA  - Jul 3, 2009
New Zealand - New Zealand's national airline has adopted a cheeky way to encourage passengers to watch its in-flight safety video: The cabin crew's uniforms are nothing but body paint...

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