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NEW GTO, INC CORPORATE WEBSITE
Press Release  - May 21, 2009
GTO Inc (Gates That Open) launches a new corporate website www.gtoinc.com with an exciting new look. “We have completely redesigned the corporate site, it is now easy to navigate and provides comprehensive information about GTO and its brands”, said Kevin Peaden...
NEW MULTI-ANGLE BRACKET SYSTEM BY LMT
Press Release  - May 28, 2009
The new LMT Multi-Angle Bracket Kits are available in two different configurations. There is one Multi-Angle configured for the popular “T-Rail” design and the other is for the 2”x3-1/2” dimensioned profile extrusion....
MoistureShield Composite Decking and LifeCycle Fencing Now Available in the West through BlueLinx
PR Web (press release)  - May 27, 2009
Springdale, AK (PRWEB) May 27, 2009 -- Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies (A.E.R.T.), a leading plastics recycler....
Unmanned, Heavy-Duty Parking Barrier Gate is RFID-enabled
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)  - May 28, 2009
Used in conjunction with GAO RFID readers, tags, and antennas, GAO410004 safely controls vehicle access in medium- to high-traffic applications as well as those with wide lane (10-20 ft) management requirements...
Campbell Hausfeld Launches Three New Air Nailers
Press release  - May 18, 2009
Harrison, OH, May 18, 2009 – The pneumatic nailer is the most versatile and effective tool for driving nails quickly and accurately...

Decking Industry News

The pros & cons of having a recycled-material deck
Nashua Telegraph  - May 29, 2009
Recycled composite wood is a plastic made of wood fibers and recycled materials – the trashed milk jugs, soda bottles and plastic bags we’ve all been carefully disposing of in their own separate trash category ...
Design Options Expand with Composite Decking
Building-Products.com  - May 26, 2009
BUILDERS continue to incorporate inviting outdoor spaces as a way to attract homebuyers in a challenging market. Decking and landscaped areas enhance a builder's offerings in the minds of potential homebuyers,...

Building Industry News

U.S. consumer mood highest in 8 months: survey
Reuters  - May 29, 2009
Optimism over the U.S. government's stimulus programs to combat the recession lifted consumer confidence in May to its highest level in eight months, a survey released on Friday showed....
Remodeling Market Shows Signs Of Recovery
BuildingOnline  - May 19, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The residential remodeling market showed signs of improvement during the first quarter of 2009 with significant growth in all indicators, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI). ...

Running your Business

How to Cope with Credit Issues
BusinessWeek  - May 22, 2009
Savvy small business owners are finding ways to cope with credit issues and keep capital flowing. Here are some ideas:...

Fence Contractors in the News

Bland Fencing Benefits From SBA Loan
WVNS-TV  - May 27, 2009
Richard and Teresa Bland never ask for much, but when the couple decided their Petersburg business, Bland Fencing, needed help, Teresa wouldn’t take no for an answer. ...
Decked out with curves
National Post  - May 29, 2009
It is the ultimate icon of summer. The backyard deck - topped with a barbecue, dining table, maybe even a hammock - is where homeowners love to chill during the hot months...

Local Government Issues

Fence rules unclear
Gary Post Tribune  - Jun 1, 2009
CROWN POINT -- Brad Schneider scans his monthly calendar to see when he might have time to move the six-foot high PVC fencing he installed in his yard five years ago...
Plan to fence the Liberty Memorial proves divisive
The Kansas City Star  - May 29, 2009
The Liberty Memorial Association wants to encircle the memorial grounds with a fence as part of a $1.4 million security upgrade to protect the monument and museum...
Letter: Failure of fence proposition
Friday Flyer  - May 28, 2009
The lack of votes causing the failure of the CC&R change of the 5-ft. to 6-ft. fence height appears to me that Canyon Lake homeowners tacitly approve of “peeping Toms.” This 5-ft. fence limit rule clearly is to allow POA...

Community Issues

JCP&L erects fence around sink holeat 100-year-old Mine Hill mine shaft
Dailyrecord.com  - May 27, 2009
MINE HILL -- JCP&L has erected a 6-foot-tall, chain-link fence around a small hole above a century-old mine shaft that opened up last week on JCP&L property off Allen Lane, township manager Stephen Welsh said Tuesday...
Coroner calls for stringent fencing laws
Stuff.co.nz  - May 29, 2009
Strict laws forcing the fencing of sharemilkers' homes must be urgently passed, says the coroner presiding over the inquest into the death of three-year-old Summer Frank in a South Taranaki effluent pond...
Oceanfront fences stir conflict among residents
The Virginian-Pilot  - May 29, 2009
VIRGINIA BEACH — There were always a handful of folks in Sandbridge with sand fences. But this spring, the squat wood slates started popping up in front of house after house along the oceanfront..

Fence Disputes

Victor stands firm on fence lawsuit
Capital Press (subscription)  - May 28, 2009
Victor, N.Y. — In the latest chapter in the town’s court fight over a fence in Camden Hills, Victor is standing firm....
Property firm avoids legal action over fence
This Is Lancashire  - May 27, 2009
PROPERTY giant Wainhomes has avoided legal action by partially tearing down fencing which it erected around a green open space in Little Lever without ....
Blaenavon fence row ends after 12 years
South Wales Argus  - May 27, 2009
TWELVE year long dispute over a fence in Blaenavon has finally come to an end. For more than a decade Torfaen Council has battled with the owners of land at The School, Forgeside, Blaenavon, to force them to remove a fence erected without planning permission ....

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Fences and Animals

'Virtual' fence replaces real thing
Capital Press (subscription)  - May 28, 2009
At first blush, the concept of strapping electronic headsets to cattle and controlling their behavior remotely via satellite seems like something out of a science fiction movie— ...
ECP offers assistance to rebuild fire-damaged fences
Jack County Herald  - Jun 1, 2009
Agricultural producers in Jack and Wise counties who incurred damage to their permanent fences due to the wildfires that occurred in April can apply Emergency Conservation Program assistance...
Couple wants deer fence to stay up
Fort Frances Times  - May 27, 2009
Sixth Street East residents Marie and Lynwood Anderson are asking the town that they be able to keep up a deer fence in their front yard because they say the ban on feeding deer is too late to keep the opportunistic animals away....

Fencing and Railroads

Railroad officials get wish, fence near arena going up
The Wenatchee World Online  - May 27, 2009
WENATCHEE — Some Town Toyota Center visitors have been parking at businesses along the 1400 block of North Miller Street and walking across the railroad tracks to the backside of the arena; but that will end in June after the city installs a chain-link fence.. ...

Pool Safety

Now adding a pool may hurt home's value
San Francisco Chronicle  - May 31, 2009
Homeowners who installed a backyard swimming pool thinking it would enhance their property's resale value are in for an unpleasant surprise in this market, where many prospective buyers have safety concerns or don't want to pay for the upkeep...
A pool fence made for Heaven
Glendale Star  - May 29, 2009
Gerri Martinez of Glendale is the proud grandmother of Heaven, a playful and very independent 2-year-old eager to explore her surroundings. “Like most toddlers, she is constantly getting into things and wandering off. She is very curious,” said Martinez...

Fence History

Antique Tool Talk: Military wire
Enterprise-Record  - Jun 2, 2009
The big wire sales had slowed by the early 1900s. There was an export market for U.S. wire, but other countries such as France and Germany were selling wire as well. I can find nothing about barb wire being used by the U.S. Army before the Spanish-American War and then only to contain POWs in temporary camps...
Historical Hindsights: In this case, a good fence made for better berries
Greeley Tribune  - May 29, 2009
As the Union Colonists began farming and keeping livestock after their arrival in 1870, they had no intention of fencing their land..

Fencing and Airports

K70 million for fencing of Siavonga airstrip misapplied
Lusaka Times  - May 27, 2009
The Lusaka Province Joint Operations Committee has recommended that the K70 million given to Siavonga district council for erecting a security wire fence around Siavonga airstrip be properly accounted for....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Federal officials create opening over border fence public access
San Diego Union Tribune  - Jun 1, 2009
Less than five months after federal officials pulled the plug on public access through a new border fence to a historic monument at Border Field State Park, the possibility is back on the table...

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Weird News

Barbed-wired for sound
The Age  - Jun 1, 2009
DAVID Harrington first heard a barbed-wire fence being played during a visit to the Art Gallery of NSW. "I couldn't believe it," the US violinist recalls. "It was like a whole new string instrument — ...

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