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Industry News

Encon continues emphasis on training with Apollo technical seminar
Press release  - Jun 8, 2009
Access control products distributor, Encon Electronics collaborated with gate operator manufacturer, Apollo Gate Operators on May 12-13th for a joint technical training seminar. The first of the two-day workshop was held at the Encon Training F...
NEW Z/Post hit the shelves at Berco Redwood of Sacramento
Press release  - Jun 8, 2009
The Z/Post is a powder coated metal fence post used to attach wood rails. The powder coating enhances the look of wood instead of clashing with the aesthetics as galvanized posts do...
Press release  - Jun 1, 2009
LMT Mercer Group, Inc today announced the release of their new ADA compliant continuous railing system. The release of LMT’s new ADA railing system comes at an opportune time as many local agencies are requiring a continuous rail on both residential and commercial railing applications....
Integrated Security Systems, Inc. Announces New B&B ARMR President
Business Wire  - Jun 8, 2009
Integrated Security Systems, Inc. (OTCB:IZZI) today announced that Mr. Paul Matthews has been appointed to the position of President of B&B ARMR Corporation, its wholly-owned subsidiary....
The Click2Enter-I Emergency Gate Access System To Be Installed In Rio Grande Valley Border Fence Project
PR Web (press release)  - Jun 4, 2009
The latest segment of the border fence under construction is in the Rio Grande Valley, stretching in segments between Penitas, Texas and Brownsville, Texas, totaling approximately 95 miles. There are between fifty-five and seventy-nine gates . ..

Decking Industry News

Wahoo Decks Offers Fire-Safe Deck Board and Deck Joist Noncombustible Building Products for Outdoor Living Market
PR Web (press release)  - Jun 4, 2009
Wahoo Decks, the leading manufacturer of aluminum decking accessories, has announced that its aluminum deck board, AridDek and its aluminum, structural deck drainage system,...
DeckExpo 2009 October 27-30 in Indianapolis
Building Online  - Jun 8, 2009
DeckExpo 2009 is scheduled to take place October 27-30, 2009 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The show is the preeminent event for the deck, dock and railing industry...
Give your deck a 'face lift'
JEC Composites  - Jun 8, 2009
With the economy still in decline, a large percentage of the nearly 40 million Americans who own decks might choose a “stay-cation” over a vacation this summer – enjoying leisure time at home with family and friends. However, ..

Consumer Trends - Recession

Marketers Fear Frugality May Just Be Here to Stay
Advertising Age  - Jun 1, 2009
Mary Pryor was doing pretty well until January, when she got laid off from her web-project-management job at cable channel Fuse. Now she's replenishing her wardrobe at clothing swaps, eating on $25 a week, ....

Fence Contractors in the News

Do Fence Me In
guardian.co.uk  - Jun 5, 2009
Today's fences and gates don't need that kind of onerous maintenance. Such materials as cedar, which weathers to a silver gray, or cellular vinyl products, which don't weather at all, are the stuff of Tom's daydreams...
Creditors suspect deck is stacked
The Tennessean  - Jun 7, 2009
When a Franklin developer filed for bankruptcy protection last year, it owed a small fencing company from Nashville $10,135. As the bankruptcy case wound down, the fence company did get some of its money back: $294.54 ....

Local Government Ordinances

City's chain-linked fence ordinance doesn't affect all
HollandSentinel.com  - Jun 8, 2009
Zeeland, MI — The Zeeland Planning Commission on Thursday approved the first reading of a proposed ordinance that would make it illegal to erect a wire or chain link fence in front yards within the city limits ...
Petoskey updates fence rules
Petoskey News-Review  - Jun 3, 2009
A newly adopted update to Petoskey’s zoning ordinance will provide additional flexibility for installing residential fences in certain cases ...

Local Government Issues

City of Waco moves to scale back fencing on river-walk extension
Waco Tribune Herald  - Jun 7, 2009
The city of Waco is scaling back fencing on the new Brazos Riverwalk extension at Baylor University because of aesthetic concerns, and Baylor is considering adding more access points to campus...
Stimulus to fund highway fencing
Kingman Daily Miner  - Jun 7, 2009
A $400,000 local refencing project is among nine new statewide highway projects awarded construction contracts by the state transportation board Tuesday...
City Commission OKs border fence accord
Brownsville Herald  - Jun 5, 2009
Between a rock and a hard place - that's how the City Commission found itself Tuesday regarding the border fence between Brownsville and Matamoros that will be constructed ...
City takes a fence to vacant property
Winnipeg Free Press  - Jun 5, 2009
THE City of Winnipeg has erected a fence around a West End property after its owner demolished a house but failed to fill in the foundation, leaving a hole ...

Community Issues

Help build fence around cemetery
Arab Tribune  - Jun 8, 2009
City employee Jimmy Clements holds an eight-foot section of steel fence made for the historic 1883 Methodist Church Cemetery just off Main Street...
Don't fence in Liberty Memorial
Kansas City Star  - Jun 8, 2009
A fence around the Liberty Memorial? Bad idea. The Liberty Memorial Association, which operates the facility as well as the National World War I museum ...
Fences at span to thwart suicides
Seattle Times  - Jun 8, 2009
Suicide-prevention fences will be added to the Aurora Bridge soon, after the plan was approved this week by the Seattle Landmarks Preservation...

Fences and Animals

Beehive Fence Deters Elephant Raiders
Science Daily (press release)  - Jun 7, 2009
beehives wired together has been shown to significantly reduce crop raids by elephants, Oxford University scientists report...
Animal Safety Fence Going Up
East Mountain Telegraph  - Jun 5, 2009
A fence that may help save animals, and keep motorists' fenders intact, is on its way to Edgewood. Public information officer Karyn Lujan and project development engineers Stephen Lopez and Habib Abi-Khalil, all from the state Department of Transportation, ...
Worthy new Portland group builds fences for dogs
Hillsboro Argus - OregonLive.com  - Jun 6, 2009
It's cruel to leave a dog chained up. Long-term tethering can harm dogs and create potential danger to humans and other pets. A newly formed nonprofit group in the Portland area, Fences for Fido, seeks to do something about the problem. ...
Fencing on M6 to protect newts
expressandstar.com  - Jun 5, 2009
They have halted developments up and down the country – and now engineers have had to install a fence at the side of the M6 near Wolverhampton to protect great crested newts...


Schools and Fences

Parents angry as vandal-hit school denied security fence
Scotsman  - Jun 8, 2009
PARENTS of children at a school plagued by vandalism are furious after being told they cannot get a security fence built – or transplant one from another primary soon to close...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Recycled radioactive metal contaminates consumer products
ABC Action News  - Jun 5, 2009
Thousands of everyday products and materials containing radioactive metals are surfacing across the United States and around the world...

Sports and Fences

Tear down your fences, Blatter tells soccer chiefs
guardian.co.uk  - Jun 3, 2009
FIFA president Sepp Blatter called for an end to enclosed fencing at football stadiums saying fans should not be treated like criminals or animals...

Fence Disputes

Springdale residents say fence sparked harassment
York Daily Record  - Jun 5, 2009
By ANGIE MASON The last weekend in April, Shannon and Raymond Harmon built a 6-foot fence around the house they rent in the city's Springdale neighborhood ...

Pool Safety

Pools require fenced perimeter
Muskogee Daily Phoenix  - Jun 7, 2009
Fencing is one way to stop unauthorized children from entering a pool, and the city ordinance requires that and even a fence with a protective gate between ...

Stolen Fences

Steel fence stolen before it went up
expressandstar.com  - Jun 6, 2009
A company boss bought £1500 of steel fencing to protect his business against metal thieves – only to have the panels stolen before he had a chance to put ...


Weird News

Man charged in lawn mower beer run
Canoe, CA  - Jun 5, 2009
VASSALBORO, Maine - A Maine man has been charged with operating under the influence after he and a friend made a beer run on a riding lawn mower. ...

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