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Industry News

Encon Electronics Hosts Second GIOC Test
Press Release  - Jun 23, 2009
On May 16th, Encon Electronics hosted their second Gate Operator Installer Certification Test (GIOC). Held at the Encon training facility in Hayward California...
Chicago-Area Townhome Development Trades Aging Wood Fence For Classic Look of CertainTeed Vinyl Fence
Press Release  - Jun 23, 2009
Last year, after 30 costly years of periodically staining and repairing its original wood fences, the homeowners association (HOA) of Salceda Manor, a townhome development in Northbrook, Ill., was ready for a break....
Future Fibre Technologies signals its long term commitment to Middle East region with local office opening
PressReleaseNetwork.com (press release)  - Jun 25, 2009
Well known developer, manufacturer and installer of fibre-optic intrusion detection systems, Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) has opened a new office in Dubai to service and support the company’s growing activity across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. ...

Decking Industry News

Timber Holdings International Launches Low Maintenance Hybrid Commercial Grade Decking
BusinessWire  - Jun 30, 2009
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Timber Holdings International, the original Iron Woods® brand of naturally durable hardwood products, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Correct Building Products, ...
Moistureshield Composite Decking Now Available In Solid Profile
BuildingOnline.com  - Jun 24, 2009
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies (A.E.R.T.), Inc., a plastics recycler and manufacturer of Green building products, now offers MoistureShield® composite decking in a solid board profile...
Decking choices are plentiful
NewsOK.com  - Jun 30, 2009
If you’re thinking of a new deck or perhaps rehabbing your old one by replacing those worn deck boards, you have no doubt noticed that you have a whole lot of choices these days...

Running Your Business

How to Deal with Online Smear Campaigns from Your Competitors
AMEX Open Forum  - Jun 26, 2009
Increasingly, in this era of online communities and networks, consumers turn to the Internet for recommendations about products and services. For small businesses this means being online is a great way to get in front of and influence potential customers....
Strategies: Squeeze your way to business growth
USA Today  - Jun 16, 2009
If you want to grow your small business, it's time to squeeze some oranges. No, I don't mean you have to go out and start drinking orange juice. I mean you have to squeeze more out of the things you already do and have in your business now...

Fence Contractors in the News

Government & Business: Keeping it local
Journal Watch  - Jun 28, 2009
But it is not only the residents who shop. Local governments buy many goods and services, so local businesses that are looking for new customers in these tough economic times may want to consider doing business with the city, county and schools. Charles White, owner of Charles White Fence...
Fencing firm adds speedy vinyl router
East Oregonian  - Jun 28, 2009
HERMISTON - A Hermiston business that specializes in fencing materials has added a new dimension to its vinyl fencing line - speed...

Local Government Issues - Ordinances

Council votes to uphold fencing bylaw
Fort Frances Times  - Jun 24, 2009
Town council voted Monday night to uphold the bylaw concerning the height of front yard fences—even those meant to keep out deer that see residents’ yards as a personal buffet table....
The New DCRA: Agency Old-Timer Not Happy With Fence Approval Process
Journal Watch  - Jun 28, 2009
If anyone should know how to navigate DCRA’s permitting bureaucracy, it’s Allen David. He worked for the agency for 31 years as a draftsman engineer, involved in various aspects of the permit review process...

Local Government Issues

July 15 bid opening planned for Governor's Mansion security fence
Charleston Gazette  - Jun 30, 2009
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Bid opening is set for July 15 for a contract to install a wrought-iron security fence around the Governor's Mansion and Holly Grove mansion on the Capitol grounds....
Akron makes move on Y-Bridge fencing
Akron Leader Publications  - Jun 25, 2009
The bridge, also known as the Y-Bridge, from which numerous individuals have jumped to their deaths, will be fenced as part of the $9.8 million project. The fence will cost about $1.5 million...
City park is fenced in
Baltimore Sun  - Jun 28, 2009
THE PROBLEM A fence around a Fells Point playground needed repair. THE BACKSTORY This week's Watchdog stems from a bit of misunderstanding. ...

Community Issues

Richland farmers market gets 'fish fence'
TheNewsTribune.com  - Jun 29, 2009
The Richland farmers market has just gotten a little more pedestrian friendly. A decorative yet functional fence recently was installed to keep young people from wandering into George Washington Way traffic. ...
Fence near highway at Avon ballpark gets taller
Akron Beacon Journal  - Jun 29, 2009
TAVON: The height of a fence at a new ballpark in northern Ohio has been increased to keep foul balls from landing on a nearby highway...
Intrusion by fence concerns residents
Northern Virginia Daily  - Jun 29, 2009
WOODSTOCK -- The new neighbor on Swartz Lane has some fence mending to do if he wants to fit into the neighborhood. First, he'll have to tear down the fence he's building -- the one that cuts off access to their homes...



Risdon Prison's faulty fence
Tasmania Mercury  - Jun 25, 2009
THE fence designed to keep prisoners in Risdon Prison is faulty, the State Government admitted today. Corrections Minister Lisa Singh said the perimeter fence has to be fixed to stop contraband such as mobile phones and illicit drugs being thrown in from the outside to inmates...

Fences and Animals

Electric fences call after woman killed by cows
Westmorland Gazette  - Jun 16, 2009
A WALKING group has called for farmers to install electric fences after a dog-walker was trampled to death by a herd of cows...
South of the Border
Journal Watch  - Jun 28, 2009
Security fences along international borders may be a boon to immigration enforcement. But to wildlife? Not so much....
Golf course fence to ensure more birdies
The Dominion Post  - Jun 28, 2009
A publicity-shy rich lister has chipped in $2 million to build a predator-proof fence and establish a bird sanctuary on his private golf course near Taupo. Kereru, tui and possibly kiwi could become as commonplace for golfers as other kinds of birdies...
Fence construction in Cotai ecological zone to start soon
Macau Daily Times  - Jun 28, 2009
The construction to add up fences at the Cotai ecological zone is going to start in a short time, said the Infrastructure Development Office (GDI). It is expected to be completed within 150 days ...

Fences Disputes

Resort wins legal battle over fence
Aberdeen Press and Journal  - Jun 27, 2009
The owners of a holiday resort have won their appeal against a requirement to remove a fence allegedly blocking a public right of way....
After complaints, $4,000 fence taken down from Valley View
Utica Observer Dispatch  - Jun 30, 2009
UTICA — Two weeks ago, the city put up a $4,000 fence to guard 50 new golf carts leased to service Valley View Golf Course...
Shoreline fence irks residents
Orillia Packet & Times  - Jun 27, 2009
Neighbours of Lovely Day Park in Atherley aren't crazy about a wooden snow fence strung along the entire length of the waterfront property including the beach...
The curious case of Chris Cote
San Jose Mercury News  - Jun 28, 2009
When Robert Frost wrote the famous line, "Good fences make good neighbors," he was skeptical about how walls divide people. He never explored the implications of a fence like the one developer Chris Cote has erected around his home in the hills of western Gilroy...


NHMS is not the track fans knew before
Union Leader  - Jun 28, 2009
New and enhanced trackside safety fencing is also up along the grandstand side of the racing surface. Approximately 3,400 feet of fencing was installed, with the lower portion reinforced with six ...


Weird News

Under-bite helps Pabst become ugliest dog
Canoe, CA  - Jun 28, 2009
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A prominent under-bite, scrunched face and floppy ears are the hallmarks of a winner...

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