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Industry News

New Trex® Fencing Collection Now Widely-Available Nationwide
Press Release  - May 18, 2009
Trex Company, the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing products, is expanding the availability of its new picket-style fencing to dealers and homeowners nationwide.....
Fencing manufacturer to open local plant
Indianapolis Business Journal  - May 13, 2009
Fencing maker Sonco Worldwide Inc. today announced plans to establish a manufacturing facility in Indianapolis, creating 40 jobs by 2012 ....
ATG Access in world first with latest anti-terrorist bollard
www.approvedbusiness.co.uk (press release)  - May 19, 2009
Every now and then, the security industry throws out a story with a jaw dropping wow factor and this is it for 2009, though granted, reading about it will not be the same as witnessing the video footage...
Man sues over invisible dog fence
West Virginia Record  - May 13, 2009
MARTINSBURG - A man is suing the makers of an invisible dog fence, claiming the fence malfunctioned and caused his dog to bite him. Charles W. Coe filed a lawsuit March 25 in Berkeley Circuit Court against Radio Systems Corp....

Decking Industry News

48 million feet of composite decking recalled
KVAL  - May 18, 2009
About 48 million feet of composite decks made by Louisiana-Pacific Corp. are being recalled because the decking can prematurely deteriorate and unexpectedly break...
CPSC May 13 Press Release - May 13, 2009
Check your deck for deterioration - May 13, 2009

Tiger Claw President David Hartmann Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award Finalist for New England
MarketWire (press release)  - May 19, 2009
Tiger Claw Inc. today announced that its president and CEO, David Hartmann, is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award, for New England. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs ...
Tropical Looks, the Latest in Composite Deck Trends
PitchEngine (press release)  - May 14, 2009
Grand Rapids, MI – "Tropical hardwood looks is the next hot composite deck trend,” says Dick Gauthier of Universal Forest Products, makers of Latitudes, a top brand of composite deck materials. ...

Running your Business

Contractors cutting deals on home improvement
News Channel 7  - May 14, 2009
It’s springtime and that means it’s home renovation time. While the economy’s bad, you may think you can’t afford to fix up your home. But because of the bad economy, contractors and home improvement stores are cutting deals...
More than one niche helps keep firms from falling through the cracks
Chicago Tribune  - May 11, 2009
Warren and Ken Brand know one small niche can sustain a family business. But when the economy falls, two target markets are better than one....

Local Government Issues

Taylor to receive $145K for security fencing
White Mountain Independent  - May 13, 2009
TAYLOR - The Town of Taylor will receive $145000 to erect security fencing around several well sites. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick announced May 5 that the ...
In Missouri, Who Replaces The Fence?
AgWeb  - May 18, 2009
There is a fence between the cattle on Farmer A’s land and cattle on Farmer B’s land. I didn’t say it was a good fence, and at this very moment, it’s a fence that needs to be replaced. The Angus cattle on one side are color blind to the Charolais cattle on the other side...
Farm fencing rules need reviewing
TVNZ  - May 14, 2009
Changes need to be made to sharemilkers' contracts to prevent another drowning tragedy, says the family of toddler Summer Frank....

Schools and Fences

Waco High officials consider fence, closed lunches to improve security and keep kids on campus
Waco Tribune Herald  - May 16, 2009
Waco High School officials plan to crack down on who comes and goes from the campus next year, in another move to improve everything from grades to behavior...
£50000 security fence at school
Chorley Guardian  - May 16, 2009
A new £50,000 security fence is set to be installed at a primary school near Chorley in an attempt to tackle anti-social behaviour on their grounds....


Prison where inmates escaped will get electrified fence
Louisville Courier-Journal  - May 16, 2009
The panel released $950000 to put up fences at Branchville, near Tell City in Perry County, and the Correctional Industrial Facility at Pendleton in Madison ...

Community Issues

Playground shuttered - Chain-link fence bars entrance to Starland
The News-Press  - May 18, 2009
Once a beacon of community spirit in the southwest Cape, the Starland Playground is now a symbol of economic crisis.....
Split-rail fence a lesson in Scouting leadership
Orange County Register  - May 15, 2009
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – It took 25 people an entire day to build a new fence at Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park, but for Evan Kenmore the work started long before the first shovels hit the ground...
Firefighters to help donate pool fences in Surprise
AZ Central.com  - May 15, 2009
Members of the Local 4361 firefighters union will be visiting Surprise families today to see if they would like a free pool fence...


USA Mexico Border Fence

Reboot for "virtual" border fence
Christian Science Monitor  - May 14, 2009
A year after the idea bit the Arizona dust – a victim of high expectations and a failed prototype – ,...
Judge throws out border fence case
The Associated Press  - May 15, 2009
The Bush administration pledged to build roughly 660 miles of fencing and other barriers along the border to help keep out illegal immigrants...
The New Border Fence
KFOXtv.com  - May 15, 2009
EL PASO, Texas -- The border fence cost taxpayers billions of dollars and was one of the most controversial border issues Americans faced. Now up in the El Paso for more than a year now, KFOX wanted to find out if it works and if it's worth the price tag....

Stolen Fences

$2,500 fence is stolen from new restaurant in Vineland
NJ.com  - May 15, 2009
VINELAND - Five sections of vinyl fencing were stolen from the rear of South Delsea Drive's Cosmopolitan restaurant Monday night or Tuesday morning....

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Man crushed to death by fence on Winsford Industrial Estate
Winsford Guardian  - May 18, 2009
A MAN was killed when a metal gate fell on him in Winsford Industrial Estate on Friday. The accident happened at the junction of Road One and Road Three at around 8.53am. ...

International Borders

Israel fencing off part of Egyptian border – newspaper
WashingtonTV  - May 14, 2009
Washington, 14 May (WashingtonTV)—The Israeli Defense Force [IDF] has recently began erecting a barrier along part of Israel’s border near the Gaza Strip, the Jerusalem Post reported on Wednesday...


Weird News

Police on hunt for cougar stun stuffed toy
Canoe, Canada  - May 17, 2009
WARREN, Mich. - The fluff was flying when police in suburban Detroit zapped a large stuffed cat with a stun gun while responding to an emergency call about a cougar on the loose...

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