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Industry News

Master Halco announces new Web Site: MasterHalco.com
Press Release  - Feb 28, 2009
ORANGE, Calif. — Master Halco, Inc., the leading distributor and manufacturer of fence systems in North America, launched its new web site www.MasterHalco.com on Monday, February 23, 2009 ...
Press Release  - Mar 3, 2009
New Jersey ’s imminent fence show “Jackpot 09” will be held at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City , NJ on March 6th and 7th! Over 100 Exhibitors displaying products for all aspects of the Fence Industry will be in attendance from around the globe ...
Master Halco announces new Colonial Aluminum Fencing
Press Release  - Feb 1, 2009
Master Halco, Inc., the leading distributor and manufacturer of fence systems in North America, has announced Colonial Aluminum® as the latest addition to its line of ornamental fencing products ...
Chain Link Fence Incorporates Distinctive Floral Pattern
BuildingOnline, CA  - Feb 24, 2009
A Dutch company has created a chain link fence that incorporates an intricate floral design within the wire mesh. ...
Traffic bollards stand up to high-impact crashes
GovPro Media  - Feb 27, 2009
TrafficGuard Direct’s bollards help solve vehicle access-control problems with three basic categories: collapsible hinged bollards, removable bollards and ...

Decking Industry News

PVC and Composite Decking Makers Square Off
Building-Products.com  - Feb 27, 2009
IN THE not-so-distant past, alternative decking manufacturers marketed their products' advantages by comparing them to the default decking material, wood. Ads, brochures and press releases regularly touted composite decking's ...
Trex boosts profit while sales stay flat
Virginia Business Magazine  - Feb 26, 2009
It’s not all bad news on Wall Street. Some companies are defying the odds and holding their own in a tumultuous economy. ...
Sell "Deck Helpers" to Weekend Warriors
Building-Products.com  - Feb 26, 2009
THE weekend warrior often underestimates the complexity of a deck build. Your lumberyard offers full lines of framing and decking materials, fasteners, stains and finishes, plus assorted power tools. You may also offer deck design services and an occasional how-to course...

Fence Contractors in the News

Sting nabs unlicensed contractors
Gilroy Dispatch, CA  - Feb 24, 2009
Undercover state and Monterey County officials have busted 10 people, including a Gilroy man, for doing contracting work without a license. Among the 10 was Ruben Sustita Guerrero, 51, of Gilroy-based R. Guerrero Fencing ..
Atwood Fence Company lends hands to Habitat house
Kosciusko Star Herald  - Feb 28, 2009
House building is not the usual business of Atwood Fence Company of Kosciusko but as part of their philanthropic interests Kay Atwood decided to assist in the building of a Habitat for Humanity ..
Fence company opens on Pear
St. Joseph News-Press  - Mar 3, 2009
The storefront will allow customers to pick out products such as mulch, fencing and stone pavers. Mr. Bundy purchased equipment, materials and even ..
Bamboo Fencing by Carolina Custom Fences, Raleigh NC
PR.com (press release)  - Feb 25, 2009
Raleigh, NC, February 25, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Carolina Custom Fences is proud to offer bamboo fence installation at new discounted prices. ..

Local Government Issues

City to spend $86000 on trail
Branson Daily News, MO  - Feb 28, 2009
According to the bid, decorative iron fencing will replace the current chain link fencing on the west, south and east sides. “This item is in our budget....
City Council debates front-yard fences
Gulf Breeze News  - Feb 25, 2009
At recent meetings, Gulf Breeze City Councilmen debated the issue of residential frontyard fences. City code disallows front yard fences, but there are grandfathered fences within the community and residents periodically request variances on a case-by-case basis. ....
City posts fence guidelines
Staunton News Leader  - Mar 3, 2009
STAUNTON — After several disputes regarding fence heights sent the city to court, residents now can download a brochure from the city Web site explaining fence requirements ...
SBHS trustees approve fencing, lighting and cameras
Pinnacle News  - Feb 27, 2009
Students at San Benito High School will soon notice some changes on campus. In an attempt to beef up security measures at the school, the San Benito High School District Board of Trustees on Jan. 14 a...
FUNDING MISUSE? Feds investigate Latschar's fence near his home
Gettysburg Times  - Feb 24, 2009
Federal investigators are probing whether Gettysburg Battlefield Supt. John Latschar misused $8,700 in park and non-profit funds to construct a fence near his Gettysburg area home...

Community Issues

Fence bid to stop Colne allotment intruders
Lancashire Telegraph, UK  - Feb 24, 2009
MORE than 120 metres worth of fencing is being suggested as the solution to an allotment’s intruder problems. Youths have been caught drinking alcohol and suspected adult drug addicts are using the Basil Street site in Colne as a hangout...
Steel Point site being spruced up; Debris and unneeded structures ...
Bridgeport News, CT  - Feb 20, 2009
Workers are putting up wrought-iron fencing around the Steel Point development site as part of a $500000 project to spruce up the highly visible property on ..
Planners OK changes in fence rules
Cookeville Herald Citizen  - Feb 28, 2009
COOKEVILLE -- The Cookeville Planning Commission approved changes to the city's zoning code for fences, walls and hedges Monday night, but action was delayed on proposed architectural design requirements until the March 23 meeting. ....
Steel fence to stop vandals
Penarth Times, UK  - Mar 3, 2009
A STEEL fence is to be erected outside the block of flats where vandals have been making life hell for a group of Penarth ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Fort Hancock residents don't like the fence, but value security
Houston Chronicle, TX  - Mar 3, 2009
FORT HANCOCK — Gale Carr and his neighbors farm thousands of acres of cotton and chile peppers on America’s fortified frontier, across a trickling Rio Grande from what’s been called Mexico’s Valley of the Beheaded...



Westmoreland County Prison balcony to get safety fencing
Monessen Valley Independent, PA  - Mar 3, 2009
Work will soon begin to erect a fence at the Westmoreland County Prison to stave off suicide attempts by inmates jumping from the interior's second level...
More Security for Wayne County Jail
WNEP-TV  - Feb 26, 2009
The county is now planning to build special security fences at the jail in hopes of preventing similar escapes in the future. Wayne County engineer Stephen ...
Jail's new fence designed to keep out contraband
Beaufort Gazette, SC  - Mar 3, 2009
The Beaufort County jail has a new fence, installed not only to keep people in, but to keep contraband out...

Schools and Fences

Ridings school wins fight to fence Bristol field
Western Daily Press  - Feb 25, 2009
The Ridings High School has won its three-year battle to fence off its playing field to ensure the safety of its pupils. It successfully fended of a bid by some Winterbourne villagers who wanted the land at Hoopers . ..
Pact lets Boca schools keep fence advertising
Boca Raton News, FL  - Mar 2, 2009
For years, the city of Boca Raton has been butting heads with the School District about the propriety of so-called “banner signs” on fences around athletic fields, advertising various businesses...

Community Fence Projects

Joblink crew builds sporting complex fence
Inverell Times  - Feb 26, 2009
Joblink Plus currently has one of their Work for the Dole crews erecting the fence around the new synthetic hockey field at the Inverell Sporting Complex. . ..
Reverend looking for fencing experts
Daily Advertiser  - Feb 25, 2009
DO you have experience fencing? The Riverina Presbytery of the Uniting Church wants you. The Wagga Uniting Church is searching for residents who are willing to take part in a fencing team to travel to Victoria to help fire-affected farmers re-fence their properties...

Fencing and Airports

Torrance Airport security spending OK'd
Contra Costa Times, CA  - Feb 27, 2009
The City Council on Tuesday approved spending about $272000 on new perimeter fencing. Construction should start in late March and finish in July...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Missouri Governor's Mansion getting electric fence for first family's dog
fox4kc.com  - Mar 3, 2009
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Governor's Mansion is getting extra security. Not for Gov. Jay Nixon and the first lady. But for their dog...
Cattle Fencing Ruling Comes Tomorrow
KAPP  - Feb 23, 2009
Tomorrow the county commissioners will decide whether the land should be "stock-restricted," meaning cattle producers would have to build fences to keep ...
Durham crusader is a dog's best friend
News & Observer, NC  - Feb 28, 2009
DURHAM -- Blame it on Flex and Brownie. The pit bulls' owner had signed them up for free spaying and neutering at a fund-raising walk in Durham....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Pembroke Pines puts up fence, signs to protect American Eagles ...
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL  - Mar 3, 2009
Work will soon begin to erect a fence at the Westmoreland County Prison to stave off suicide attempts by inmates jumping from the interior's second level...

Fences in the Courts

Wrongful death suit filed in child's electrocution
Marshall News Messenger  - Feb 28, 2009
A wrongful death suit has been filed against a Marshall man and his wife after a 6-year-old girl was electrocuted on their property. ....
Neighbourly dispute over garden fence ends in court
Macclesfield Express, UK  - Feb 26, 2009
A PENSIONER was cleared of assaulting her neighbour with a rake last week, after a dispute over a fence escalated into a court case ..
Don't take law into own hands over fence dispute
Move Smartly  - Mar 3, 2009
The Ontario Court of Appeal has written what may well be the final chapter in what I call The Case of the $100,000 Fence. The case involved a dispute over a strip of land between two houses on Johnston Ave. near Sheppard and Yonge in North Toronto...

Pool Safety

Call for full fencing proposed
London Free Press , ON  - Feb 20, 2009
To help prevent children from drowning in backyard swimming pools, the London area health board is calling for fencing all around them...
Pool owners need to have good fence for protection
Windsor Star, Canada  - Feb 20, 2009
cannot stress strongly enough how people take water safety for granted. Drowning is silent. There is no crash, bang or boom. No crying. You slip into the water and that's it...

International Borders

Governor for giving border fencing work to Army
Assam Tribune, India  - Mar 3, 2009
GUWAHATI, March 2– Assam Governor SC Mathur is of the view that the Army should be entrusted with the job of fencing the international border with Bangladesh ...


Weird News

Wife admits exercising husband to death
Canoe, Canada  - Mar 3, 2009
Chardon, OHIO - An Ohio woman has admitted to exercising her husband to death. Christine Newton-John, 41, forced her husband to swim in their home swimming pool in Ohio until he was so exhausted he had a heart attack...

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