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Industry News

Giving a Wink to Pink at Ontario Events
Press Release  - May 7, 2009
This spring, there will be a noticeable difference at many construction sites throughout the GTA and Southern Ontario: Bright pink perimeter fencing....
Zareba turns 3Q profit
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal  - May 11, 2009
Zareba Systems Inc. stock was up more than 12 percent Monday after the maker of fence and security-systems company was able to turn a third-quarter profit even as a stronger dollar hurt its British sales...
Wyevale opens Landscaping and Fencing Centres
GleeWire  - May 12, 2009
Eight Wyevale garden centres are set to open Landscaping and Fencing Centres in the next six weeks. The centres will include 300 square metres of display gardens to provide inspiration and a dedicated sales counter, where customers can get advice...

Decking Industry News

A.E.R.T. Launches Enhanced MoistureShield Composite Decking Web Site
BuildingOnline  - May 5, 2009
SPRINGDALE, AR -- To provide contractors, builders, dealers and consumers with a more user-friendly and interactive online experience, Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies (A.E.R.T.) announces the launch of its newly redesigned...
Instead of wood
San Diego Union Tribune  - May 10, 2009
Wood may be cheaper and more aesthetically pleasing than synthetic lumber, but many consumers in Southern California are finding compelling reasons to make the switch to engineered timber for home repairs and construction. ...
Trex Company Appoints Richard E. Posey to Board of Directors
BusinessWire  - May 11, 2009
Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TWP), manufacturer of Trex® decking and railing, today announced the appointment of Richard E. Posey to a newly created position on its Board of Directors...
Alternative Decking Picks Up
BPD-Building Products Digest  - May 6, 2009
Overall U.S. demand for decking will grow 2.1% annually and reach 3.6 billion lineal ft. by 2013, according to a new Freedonia Group study....

Fence Contractors in the News

Dress up that drab chain link fence, homeowners
Florida Times-Union  - May 11, 2009
Pity the poor chain link fence: Once a fixture of middle-class suburbia, it's now unloved, covered up and even outlawed....
Closing path in South Albany
Albany Democrat Herald  - May 8, 2009
Sid Stoker of the Outdoor Fence Co. in Salem installs the upper rail of a new chain link fence that will temporarily block a pathway leading from 36th Avenue to Ermine Street and Westwood Place S.E ...

Local Government Issues

State releases $1.5 million for harbor security improvements
Honolulu Advertiser  - May 12, 2009
Linda Lingle has released $1.5 million in construction funds for perimeter fencing and security improvements at Honolulu and Kalaeloa Barbers Point harbors...
School seeks new permit for fence
Mansfield News  - May 8, 2009
Mansfield - Owners and parents in the Hands-On Montessori school on Creeden Street pulled some heavyweights into the selectmen’s meeting Wednesday, May 6, as they tried to convince the board to renew a permit for a fence ...
Electric fences were here first
MPNnow.com  - May 11, 2009
In a sure sign that Victor has crossed the threshold of suburbanism, the Town Board has suggested banning electric fences near residential development...

Fencing and Airports

Purdue study finds deer, wildlife common hazards at airports
Honolulu Advertiser  - May 12, 2009
A yearling doe that made its way through Kansas City International Airport early Monday morning startled passengers inside Terminal A, running from the Midwest Airlines to the US Airways gate...
Airport receives much-needed funds
Bastrop Daily Enterprise  - May 9, 2009
The grant is being disbursed by the DOT through the Federal Aviation Administration and is intended to help the City of Bastrop install perimeter fencing ...

Community Issues

Mayor takes issue with 'eyesore' fence
Gainesville Sun  - May 11, 2009
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan took issue with a city eyesore Thursday night before Gainesville city commissioners unanimously approved a hotel/town house redevelopment project in the College Park area...
Complex on notice to fix fence after 2 die
Shreveport Times  - May 11, 2009
The owners of a Shreveport apartment complex have a time frame within which they must repair a fence around the spillway where a man and his 7-year-old grandson drowned Sunday....

Fences and Animals

Orangutan short-circuited fence
United Press International  - May 11, 2009
ADELAIDE, Australia, May 11 (UPI) -- An orangutan that escaped from its enclosure at an Australian zoo used a tree branch to evade the electric fence around its enclosure, witnesses said ...
Beaches' wire fences are 'almost invisible'
Bournemouth Daily Echo  - May 9, 2009
A DOG owner is warning other walkers and parents to be on their guard at a Sandbanks beach. It comes after her greyhound, Barney, came within 1cm of a fatal injury when he ran into an “almost invisible” fence ...
Electric fences to stop invasion of Kenya nature parks
guardian.co.uk  - May 9, 2009
Kenya is planning to erect thousands of miles of electric fencing around its key national parks and to double the number of armed guards to protect water ...
Fence to protect rare butterflies
BBC News  - May 10, 2009
Conservationists hope a new fence in County Durham will help safeguard the future of a rare butterfly...

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Fences in the Courts

Porter beach court fight looms over fencing / screening rules
Chesterton Tribune  - May 11, 2009
Robert Welsh said Porter's zoning ordinance that limits fencing and screening, including trees, to 6 feet in height or less is confusing and an ordinance ...
NYPA files suit against two over security fence
WatertownDailyTimes.com  - May 11, 2009
CANTON — The New York Power Authority has filed suit against a Massena man and the owner of the car he was driving for destroying a security fence...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Obama's budget proposal cuts border fence funds
Dallas Morning News  - May 11, 2009
President Barack Obama's budget blueprint Thursday canceled plans to extend the border fence along the U.S.-Mexico border beyond the 670 miles already completed...
Fence on border serving its purpose
Yuma Sun  - May 11, 2009
I had been curious about the border fence, which I understood was complete in the Yuma sector. After reading a letter to the editor some weeks ago from an individual who thought the fence was a complete waste of taxpayer dollars, ...

NASCAR

No ordinary fences
The Columbus Dispatch  - May 9, 2009
Carl Edwards' car had barely stopped after a fence-climbing crash two weeks ago at Talladega Motor Speedway when Joie Chitwood was on his cell phone, punching in text messages in search of details. Was everybody all right? How did the fence fare? Did the cables hold? Any lessons to be learned?...
SMI Improving Fencing At NHMS
HardcoreRaceFans.com  - May 6, 2009
Smith is no stranger to the risks of improper and inadequate fencing. Following a incident in which a tire flew into the grandstands and killed three race fans, Smith immediately went to work improving the fencing system at his tracks the following day...

Fences - Volunteers

Rebuilding fences after fire
Weekly Times Now  - May 10, 2009
Volunteers from church, four-wheel-drive and community groups have been quietly rebuilding fences across hundreds of kilometres in North East Victoria...
Volunteers build garden fence
Dubuque Telegraph Herald  - May 12, 2009
Led by a team from Hulscher Fencing Company, the volunteers secured the area and spread more than eight dump truck loads of mulch. Hulscher Fencing Company donated the fence, while the city of Galena provided the mulch....

Pool Safety

Change targets pool safety
London Free Press  - May 10, 2009
Proposed new rules requiring swimming pools to be fenced on four sides will be floated today at London's city hall...

DIY - Consumers

Consider safety, happiness with fencing choice
PennLive.com  - May 8, 2009
Q: Because we are looking into various types of fencing for our hound mix, we wondered if you had thoughts on what to choose. We are lucky in that there are no zoning restrictions where we live, so we can pretty much go with any height or materia...

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Weird News

Beer central in B.C. election ads
Canoe, Canada  - May 12, 2009
VANCOUVER, B.C. - B.C.'s provincial election is all about the beer - at least it seems that way for those who sell the brew...

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Kansas Fencing Inc. seeks an experienced estimator/project manager for commercial and industrial fence projects in Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri. Must have substantial experience in commercial/industrial fence estimating. This position will require a person who is capable of managing multiple jobs while bidding new projects. The successful candidate must be profecient with blue prints, specifications, shop drawings/submittals, and have good communication skills. We offer a very competitive salary along with benefits including health insurance. Interested candidates should email their resume to: dirk@kansasfenceco.com.

 
 

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