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Industry News

Encon Anniversary Event Weekend - August 7th 2009
Press Release  - Jun 15, 2009
Leading gate operator, commercial door operator and access control wholesale distributor, Encon Electronics, is approaching a notable 25 years in the industry. According to President and CEO, Betty Mullin...
CHAMBERLAIN® PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS INTRODUCES NEW LIFTMASTER® VARIABLE SPEED HEAVY-DUTY SLIDE GATE OPERATOR
Press Release  - Jun 15, 2009
Chamberlain Professional Products, the single source provider for secure, convenient and quality products for every access point, introduces the LiftMaster Variable Speed Heavy Duty Slide Gate Operator ...
NEW PROFESSIONAL WEB SITE FROM GTO ACCESS SYSTEMS (GTO/PRO)
Press Release  - Jun 15, 2009
GTO, Inc. announces the release of its New Professional Market Web Site for GTO Access Systems ...
TimberTech® Introduces ADA Compliant Hand Rail
Press Release  - Jun 15, 2009
Wilmington, Ohio – Suitable for commercial and residential applications, TimberTech’s new ADA Hand Rail system easily installs on any TimberTech railing system to provide additional safety and ease-of access. ...
FiberTech Polymers: Recycling the Recycled
Earth911.com  - Jun 15, 2009
FiberTech Polymers not only uses post-consumer recycled plastics and wood fiber to make its privacy fencing and landscape edging, but it also incorporates the “waste” generated by recycling plants into its products. ...

Decking Industry News

Composite Decking Maker Arrested:
Building-Products.com  - Jun 9, 2009
Bryan Noel, owner and president of now-defunct Titan Composites, Hendersonville, N.C., has been arrested on suspicion of swindling $7 million through an investment scheme for retirees...
Largest Online Supplier of Ipe Decking has been Granted FSC Certification for Producing Hardwood Products
PR Web (press release)  - Jun 11, 2009
Advantage Trim & Lumber Company today announced they will now manufacture a variety of FSC certified hardwood materials in their North Carolina location...
AERT's MoistureShield Green Decking Now Available in Solid Profile
GlobeNewsWire (press release)  - Jun 11, 2009
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AERT), a leading plastic recycler and manufacturer of Green building products, announced today that MoistureShield composite decking ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Mossy Oak Fence a leading Fence Installation in Central Florida ...
PR Web (press release)  - Jun 14, 2009
Mossy Oak Fence a leading Fence Installation company located in the Orlando area is expanding their operations to include the Georgia and Metro Atlanta ..

Local Government Issues

Westchester board approves $2M budget for new Playland fence
Lower Hudson Journal news  - Jun 13, 2009
WHITE PLAINS - Westchester County is spending nearly $2 million to replace the 80-year-old iron railing along the boardwalk and install new fencing throughout Playland Amusement Park....
Yankee proposes moving out fences
Brattleboro Reformer  - Jun 14, 2009
BRATTLEBORO — A plan to push the fenceline at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant farther away from the facility is meant to "clearly delineate the protective zone around the plant and clarify the calculations of public radiation dose," according to a press release issued late Thursday afternoon. ....
Branson West officials pursue fence project
Branson Daily News  - Jun 14, 2009
BRANSON WEST — Aldermen in Branson West voted this week to authorize City Administrator Ken Smith to move forward and award a bid for a fence project along a retaining wall on Ance Creek Road....
Fencing ordinance proposal fails
Fencing ordinance proposal fails  - Jun 14, 2009
City Commissioner Robert Sandoval said no matter how the commission felt about it, they needed to take a vote on a potential ordinance to allow higher front yard fences for residences in the city...

Community Issues

Barbed fence splits city, Cote
Gilroy Dispatch  - Jun 15, 2009
A year after a brutal home invasion nearly took his life, local developer Chris Cote has been retelling his bloody ordeal in graphic detail to city officials in an effort to keep an illegal, barbed wire fence towering around his home, police and city staff said....
City board addresses ballpark fencing again
Webster Progress Times  - Jun 13, 2009
Complaints regarding fencing at a city ballpark were voiced again to the Eupora Board of Aldermen last week...
Lambeau Fence Coming Down
WGBA-TV  - Jun 14, 2009
The painted fence that sits across the street from Lambeau Field is being torn down. But don't worry. The homeowners are replacing it with a new fence. It will be replaced in August and then a new slogan will be painted on it on September 12th which is just in time for Packer season...
City to Re-Think New Fence at Leslie Park
San Clemente Times  - Jun 13, 2009
City officials presented a modified design for the newly installed fence at Leslie Park in the Lasuen’s neighborhood after receiving a petition and complaints from neighbors. Tim Shaw from the city’s parks and recreation department ..

Fences and History

Antique Tool Talk: Net wire
Mercury-Register  - Jun 15, 2009
Today we call it hog or pig wire. Sometimes with very small squares at the bottom, it is sold as rabbit wire. When it first came out, it was "net wire." ..

DIY - Consumers

No Matter Which Composite Deck You Choose, Maintenance Is Still Required
Washington Post  - Jun 13, 2009
Q: DEAR TIM: I'm tired of maintaining my wood deck but am unsure about what composite material to purchase. I did some research and discovered that there have been class-action lawsuits, some companies have gone out of business and other products have been pulled off the market by the manufacturers...
Protect your fence or deck with waterproofing process
Lawrence Journal World  - Jun 14, 2009
If your wooden deck or fence is over a year old and beginning to show signs of aging, take an afternoon to refresh it with some oil or stain.....

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Fences and Neighbors

Good fences don't necessarily make good neighbors
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle  - Jun 15, 2009
Denis Polyn recalled his reaction — "My God, what is that?"— when late last year he glanced across the street from his Perinton home and saw a 10-foot-high metal fence around his neighbor's backyard..

Schools and Fences

Security fence needed at Cranebrook School
Penrith Star  - Jun 14, 2009
Police said unknown people jumped the fencing and broke the necks of two chickens and tried to enter the sheep enclosure. Animals at Nepean High School were ..

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

New work begins on Eagle County I-70 wildlife fence
Vail Daily News  - Jun 15, 2009
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Double D Construction LLC has been contracted by Colorado Department of Transportation for $1.89 million to start a new phase of wildlife fence installation along I-70 between Gypsum and Dowd Junction...
Planners don't want fences raised to halt deer
Grand Haven Tribune  - Jun 10, 2009
Many Grand Haven residents have run out of options on how to keep deer out of their yards. Some have gone so far as to put up new fences...

Pool Safety

Blackman Township seeking to raise awareness about pool safety, regulations
Grand Haven Tribune  - Jun 10, 2009
And Blackman Township Building Official Dan Gough will be making sure the pools comply with state code requirements for fences, gates and electrical connections...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Supreme Court Rejects Case to Stop US-Mexico Border Fence
FOXNews  - Jun 15, 2009
The Supreme Court will not jump into the contentious debate over the construction of a 500 mile-long fence on the United States-Mexico border....
Proximity of border fence to homes and businesses upsets many
Brownsville Herald  - Jun 14, 2009
Although De La Garza doesn't like the fencing, he knew it was just a matter of time before it would be built because the government was determined to build ....

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Weird News

Umpire ejects entire crowd
Canoe, CA  - Jun 13, 2009
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa - An umpire has emptied the stands at a high school baseball game, ejecting the entire crowd of more than 100 fans for being unruly...

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