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Industry News

Turnstyle Enterprises Launches Vinyl Gate Operator Website
Press Release  - Jun 17, 2009
Turnstyle Enterprises recently launched a companion site to it's main website www.turnstylegates.com to solely focus on their line of vinyl gate operators. The companion site is simply called www.vinylgateoperator.com ...
BD loops introduces the "Loopalator" a free loop calculator
Press Release  - Jun 20, 2009
Looking for an easier way to calculate the size and layout of loops needed for your gate or door installation? ...
Cooking up a value-added solution
Northern Ontario Business  - Jun 20, 2009
They'll start out this summer by cooking dimensional lumber, aimed at the decking and fencing market and selling it through Petersen's Building Supplies in Thunder Bay. It will be marketed as the alternative to pressure-treated lumber and cedar decking products...
Troax Fencing creates safety zones at News Internationals new printing complex
Materials Handling World Magazine  - Jun 23, 2009
Industrial safety specialist Troax UK Limited has used its Caelum wire mesh fencing to construct a series of safety zones, securing printing machinery at News Internationals new state of the art printing complex in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire ...

Decking Industry News

Simpson Strong-Tie Introduces DeckTools Design Software for
BuildingOnline  - Jun 14, 2009
PLEASANTON, CA -- Imagine showing a prospective customer a picture of their dream deck—and not just a drawing or sketch, but a full-color, 3-dimensional image they can look at from any angle. DeckTools™, a sales, design and estimating software program for decks...
Do Your Deck and Do Good For "VIP" Parks
PR Web (press release)  - Jun 23, 2009
This season, when you do the right thing for your deck, you also can do a good thing for some of America's most beloved state and national parks and help to raise as much as $150,000 for important preservation projects...
Are You a Woodaholic?
Building-Products.com  - Jun 23, 2009
Are you a woodaholic? That is the question the Southern Pine Awareness Network asks in its new advertising and public relations campaign. Titled "Real Outdoor Living," the campaign launched in late April...

Local Government Issues

Vinyl and metal picket fences now allowed in Port St. Lucie
TCPalm  - Jun 23, 2009
PORT ST. LUCIE — Residents have more options of materials to use for their front yard fences. The City Council amended the code for residential properties at its Monday night meeting to include vinyl and metal ...
All-America Bridge fence to save lives, view of city
Akron Beacon Journal  - Jun 23, 2009
It won't be known as the ''Suicide Bridge'' anymore. City officials say people won't be able to scale a new, much-debated fence that soon will be installed on the All-America Bridge (Y-Bridge.)...
City revamps fence plan for Ebersol Fields
Haverhill Echo  - Jun 17, 2009
Amid fears that proposed 6-foot fences around Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields would hinder public use of the Esplanade space, the Department of Conservation and Recreation announced yesterday it will change its plan,...

Community Issues

Residents happy with £13000 allotment fence
Stoke & Staffordshire - Jun 22, 2009
I read with great interest the views of Councillor Mick Salih regarding the £13,000 allotment fence. Now it is very easy, when telling half a story, to get a totally wrong impression. Mick Salih, being a politician for a good number of years, is a master at this...
Cash boost to pay for fence at historic mill
Scotsman - Jun 22, 2009
SAFETY fencing is set to be erected at a historic Lothian mill after the project received £5000 towards its funding. The fencing is set to be erected at ...
Gift takes strain off fencing
Bendigo Advertiser  - Jun 17, 2009
THE enormous task of replacing fire-razed fences in the Redesdale area has been helped by a generous donation of fencing materials...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

30km-long electric fence to keep elephants at bay in Hulu Perak
Malaysia Star  - Jun 23, 2009
LENGGONG: The Perak government is to build an electric fence along a 30km stretch between Lenggong and Gerik to keep wild elephants away from newly ...
Fence to keep sheep off Wenatchee-Chelan highway
Seattle Post Intelligencer  - Jun 22, 2009
The state Transportation Department plans to begin construction this month on a fence to keep bighorn sheep and deer off Highway 97A between Wenatchee and Chelan....
Groups work with state to prevent deer collisions
The Olympian  - Jun 14, 2009
POCATELLO, Idaho – Groups in southeast Idaho are working with state and federal agencies to reduce the amount of animal carnage found on stretches of Interstate 15 and U.S. Highway 30 where vehicles and mule deer often collide...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Prevent Horse Fence Failure
EquiSearch.com  - Jun 17, 2009
Over the last 20-some years, I have traveled the world, giving seminars on fencing design and advising horsemen, cattlemen and even zookeepers on the best ways to keep their animals safely contained. I could, with some authority, tell you how to build the most high-tech...

Schools and Fences

New Security Fence for Cranebrook High School
Penrith Star - Jun 22, 2009
Cranebrook High School will receive a new $450,000 security fence as part of the State Government's $14.7 billion education spend. They hope this will be the end of criminals entering grounds to kill animals in their agriculture enclosure ...
Medford school fence work leaves some residents concerned
KDRV  - Jun 22, 2009
New fence work being done at all Medford elementary schools has some neighbors upset. The Medford School District says the fences are a response to the near ....
School fence putting up barriers in village
Haverhill Echo  - Jun 22, 2009
EMOTIONS in Linton are running high, after the infants' school revealed plans to increase its fenced area. Linton Infants' School wants to ....

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New trackside safety fence up at New Hampshire
Nascar  - Jun 22, 2009
LOUDON, N.H. -- New Trackside Safety Fence Up and Ready for LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway - New and enhanced trackside safety fencinng is up along the grandstand sides ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Thousands of consumer products found to contain low levels of radiation
Knoxville News Sentinel  - Jun 20, 2009
Thousands of everyday products and materials containing radioactive metals are surfacing across the United States and around the world...
Bad fences make bad neighbors
Boston Herald  - Jun 22, 2009
We’re trying to repaint our house, but there’s less than two feet of space between my home and my neighbor’s property line - and her land is completely fenced in.....
Man falls, impales self on iron fence
9NEWS.com  - Jun 22, 2009
DENVER - A man fell onto his wrought iron fencing and was impaled on Monday afternoon, according to the Denver Fire Department. When the man fell at a home....

Pool Safety

Safety rules for home swimming pools
The Ottumwa Courier  - Jun 22, 2009
Pool fencing has dramatically reduced accidental drowning, officials said. The gate to the fenced area must be self-closing and automatically latch when closed...

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Weird News

Mistaken pie-throwing case lands in top court
Canoe, CA  - Jun 18, 2009
VANCOUVER, B.C. - All he wanted was an apology. Instead, activist Vancouver lawyer Cameron Ward has had a seven-year legal fight that is now going to the Supreme Court of Canada...

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