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Industry News

HySecurity Introduces “Smart” Pad-Mounted Swing Gate Operator:SwingSmart DC™
Press Release  - May 18, 2009
On May 1, 2009 HySecurity officially introduced SwingSmart DC 20. The electromechanical, pad-mounted, battery backup swing gate operator meets the same standards as the heavy duty, hydraulic gate operators on which HySecurity’s 30-year industry reputation is built...
LMT Mercer Group, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of 29 new products for 2009
Press Release  - May 26, 2009
Lawrenceville, N.J. - LMT Mercer Group, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of 29 new products for the 2009 season. LMT continues to offer more options at competitive prices than any other PVC or wood composite accessory manufacturer....
Fence winder speeds setup and teardown
Great Falls Tribune  - May 20, 2009
ORVANDO — Jay Stone says he's a lazy guy, but resourceful is probably a better description. So are efficient time and resource manager...
Perimeter Security Firm Fensec Expands Team
Newswire Today (press release)  - May 25, 2009
Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 05/25/2009 - Fensec Pty Ltd have expanded their team to improve their service to East Coast customers. To enable Fensec to provide a better service to its customers, the team has expanded to include two new members...

Decking Industry News

International PVC Maker Expands to Decking & Railing
Building-Products.com  - May 26, 2009
PVC SHEET producer Inteplast Group, Livingston, N.J., is launching a new line of finished building products, starting with TUF deck and TUF railing...
AERT's Green Building Products Receive Evaluation Report From ICC-ES
Building-Products.com  - May 20, 2009
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AERT), a leading plastic recycler and manufacturer of Green building products, announced today that their line of Green building products, including fire-resistant decking, received an evaluation report...
Give Your Deck a 'Face Lift' This Summer - Resurfacing With Trex Adds Value and Curb Appeal at a Fraction of the Cost
PR Web (press release)  - May 25, 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...
New Ultra-low Maintenance Deck Railing System Announced
PitchEngine (press release)  - May 22, 2009
05.22.2009 – Universal Forest Products (Nasdaq: UFPI), makers of Latitudes® Composite Decking and Railing, announces the addition of Latitudes Luster™ railing. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence Company, Penn Fencing, Inc., Names New President amid Continued Growth in 2009
PR Web (press release)  - May 24, 2009
Fence supply, fabrication and installation company, Penn Fencing, Inc. of Butler PA, recently named Chad Galbreath as its new President. He projects 2009 to be another good year for business growth. ...
Company set to 'make the big move'
Great Falls Tribune  - May 24, 2009
Williamson Fencing & Sprinklers needs more room, so the landscaping, fencing and irrigation business is putting its property at 1325 Central Ave. W. up for sale and is building a new facility near the fire training center and the Multi-Sports Complex...

Pool Safety

Foundation for pool safety fences marks first installation
KTNV Las Vegas  - May 24, 2009
Pool safety fences are a life saver for so many families. For one family they are a mission. Clayre Rukavina drown in her family's pool last spring. It happened just days before they had scheduled the installation of a safety fence...
Child safety laws apply to any new pool!
Examiner.com  - May 24, 2009
Florida's child safety act for swimming pools applies to ANY new pool constructed after October 1, 2000. The fact that a homeowner does or does not have children is immaterial!...

DIY - Consumers

Good fences make better yards - Privacy and good looks are combined
Canada.com  - May 24, 2009
Someone once said that good fences make good neighbours. But what makes a good fence? This year, the choice of fencing materials is better than ever, from natural cedar to vinyl-coated plastic and durable synthetics ...
Design and Build a Privacy Fence
Reader's Digest  - May 21, 2009
Make sure a privacy fence actually delivers privacy You may build a 6-ft. high privacy fence only to find that the next-door neighbors can easily see over when they're lounging on their deck...

Fence Disputes

Cattle, fence believed to have sparked shooting in rural Meade County
Rapid City Journal  - May 22, 2009
Albert Munroe, Jr., 63 of Stoneville, was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of attempted second degree murder and aggravated assault....

Local Government Issues

City sits on the £100000 fence as school vandals wreak havoc
Scotsman  - May 26, 2009
However, the estimated cost for new 2.4m fencing was in excess of £100000. "Whilst I recognise the benefit in its provision, I regret that the property ...
Sand fences on Va. Beach Oceanfront stir up conflict
The Virginian-Pilot  - May 24, 2009
There were always a handful of folks in Sandbridge with sand fences. But this spring the squat wood slates started popping up in front of house after house along the Oceanfront...
Electrified fence plan at Egerton reservior
The Bolton News  - May 22, 2009
SECURITY fencing and CCTV could be installed near a reservoir. United Utilities has applied for a certificate of lawfulness for an electrified fence at a reservoir in Egerton...

Schools and Fences

Fence possible as district looks to close campus
Payson Roundup  - May 26, 2009
Polo shirts? Fences? Color-coded identification cards? Life could change for Payson High School students this fall. The previous district board voted in October to close campus during lunch for freshmen during the next school year...
Anger at 'dangerous' fence removal
Rochdale Online  - May 22, 2009
Despite several enquiries nothing has been done to replace the fence. Between the bridge and the school entrance fencing has 17 access points with a drop ...

Community Issues

Mayfair's fences are unfair to taxpayers
Allentown Morning Call - Letter  - May 26, 2009
When the Mayfair festival returns to Allentown so does the fencing that makes a beautiful park darned ugly and ultimately restricts admission...
Developer and Acocks Green residents in stand-off over fence
BirminghamMail.net  - May 26, 2009
A MOTHER of two was today left in a stand-off with workmen after they turned up at her house and tried to tear her fence down. Luigina Salerno, 31, said she...
Gilbert subdivision residents angry at town fence
Arizona Republic  - May 26, 2009
Residents of Silver Creek, an older subdivision near downtown Gilbert, are unhappy about a fence that has been installed around a town-owned property that borders their turnoff at Gilbert Road. ...
East-metro debate: Do fences make for good ... dog parks?
Minneapolis Star Tribune  - May 24, 2009
Users of a Ramsey County off-leash area aren't happy with county plans for installing a fence around more acreage...


Fences and Animals - Farming

BC pledges ranching task force, more fencing
Country Guide  - May 25, 2009
The British Columbia government plans to create a new task force in support of the province's ranching industry and renew a fencing program to keep ...
BC premier promises task force on ailing ranching industry
CBC.ca  - May 23, 2009
Premier Gordon Campbell has committed to establishing a task force on ranching to assist an ailing industry that's lost more than 30 per cent of its herd in ...

Fences in the Courts

Legal stoush over $350k fence
New Zealand Herald  - May 23, 2009
By Heather McCracken A three-year battle over resource consent for a boundary fence has cost a high country station owner $190000 in legal bills...

Fences and Fans

Safety fences common at stadiums abroad
The Detroit News  - May 24, 2009
Go to a baseball game in Japan or a basketball game outside North America, and the scene looks different. The fields and courts are screened to protect fans -- and players...
Fence safety a main priority at IMS
WISH  - May 20, 2009
The portion of fencing hanging over the track has been lengthened once since. In the history of the Brickyard there've been plenty of brushes with the fence ..
Auto racing standards keep spectators safe
The Detroit News  - May 24, 2009
The speed, the power -- and, yes, the potential for danger -- has made auto racing a wildly popular spectator sport. Drivers put their well-being on the line every start. But few fans consider their own safety. ...

Stolen Fences

Fences taken from Malmesbury reserve
This is Wiltshire.co.uk  - May 23, 2009
Nature lover Frances Goldstone has slammed thieves who last week stole timber railings from fencing at the entry to Conygre Mead Nature Reserve...


Weird News

Bees trap workers in NYC game store
Canoe, Canada  - May 24, 2009
NEW YORK - Thousands of bees swarmed outside a New York City game store, trapping employees inside for hours....

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