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Industry News

New Almond Color Vinyl Privacy Fence from CertainTeed Expands Color Selection for Cutting-Edge Stucco Alternative
Press Release  - May 4, 2009
New Almond Color Vinyl Privacy Fence from CertainTeed Expands Color Selection for Cutting-Edge Stucco Alternative ..
Kroy Building Products by Ply Gem Introduces New Woodland Select™ Colors for its Premium, Vinyl Exterior Fencing
Press Release  - Apr 2, 2009
Kroy Building Products, the leader in vinyl fence, vinyl and composite rail and outdoor structures, is pleased to introduce its new Woodland Select™ color offering, an addition to the Kroy Elegance collection...
Customs and Border Protection Detains Shipments of Reed Fencing
Imperial Valley News  - Apr 29, 2009
Washington, DC - United States Customs and Border Protection detained 11 shipments of reed fencing from China infested with plant pests and diseases that, if established, could cost the U.S. hundreds of thousands of dollars in crop loss and treatment costs....
IDA Expo 2009 Wrap-Up
Professional Door Dealer, AZ  - Apr 29, 2009
The magnificent Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., played host to this year’s annual IDA Expo, and the event was filled with educational seminars and workshops, along with several opportunities for dealers to expand their businesses. ...

Decking Industry News

TimberTech Again Named Archadeck’s “Preferred Partner”
Press Release  - Apr 9, 2009
Archadeck, the nation’s largest deck builder has named TimberTech, a leading manufacturer of alternative decking, railing, fencing and lighting products, as one of its exclusive “Preferred Decking Partners” for the third consecutive year....
AZEK(R) Deck Terra Collection in New Rich, Earthy Colors Ready for Outdoor Entertaining
PR Newswire (press release)  - May 5, 2009
AZEK Building Products, manufacturer of the leading brand of stain-resistant decking, announces the AZEK Deck Terra Collection in two rich, earthy colors of Kona and Fawn...
Vendor Tours Can Boost Your Decking Sales
Building-Products.com  - May 4, 2009
The best way to sell composite decking is to know composite decking. Long-standing composite decking manufacturers are constantly innovating to improve their products and keep up with the demands of homeowners...
GeoDeck Decking From BPP Chosen to Achieve LEED's Highest Rating
Market Wire (press release)  - May 1, 2009
GeoDeck Decking from Building Products Plus was chosen as the best deck materials for Adele and Dan Hedges new "green" home in the Upper Kirby area of Houston...

Running your Business

An Expert's Guide to Discounting
BusinessWeek  - Apr 3, 2009
Think before you slash. That's the advice John Quelch, a professor of marketing at Harvard Business School, gives to business owners tempted to cut prices. "You don't want to give away your profit margin to customers who still would have paid full price," he says..

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence company offers new products
Frederick News Post (subscription)  - Apr 29, 2009
Looking for a fence could be an unpleasant task. Most of the time it means going to a big-box store, trying to talk with a clerk who may not know exactly what you want while being surrounded by customers looking for something else...
Fargo business suing Minnesota business
KXMC  - Apr 29, 2009
Fargo, N.D. (AP) A Fargo business is suing a Rosemount, Minn., company in a trademark dispute. Dakota Fence Co. of Fargo says Dakota Fence of Minnesota has a "confusingly similar" name....
Fencing Contractors Can Save Business And Consumers Money
The Open Press (press release)  - May 5, 2009
May 5, 2009 -- Although it tends to fly under the radar, a high percentage of outdoor building projects involves fencing in one capacity or another. And fence construction can add significantly to the overall cost of any building project. ....
Dads chipper at Dorchester baby boomer fencing firm
Dorset Echo  - Apr 29, 2009
A BABY boom at a Dorchester fence company has left a third of its workforce expecting tots in the coming year....

Fences and Neighbors

Bank promises to repair neighbor's fence
Skokie Review  - Apr 28, 2009
After enduring extensive flooding with his neighbors on the 5200 block of Enfield Avenue last fall, Rashkovsky and his wife, Julia, faced new hurdles over damage to their backyard fence and gate...
Fence an issue for resident
Duncan Banner  - Apr 29, 2009
Billy Bewley came to the council to request it to protect his rights and cite his neighbors, who tore down his fence that was allegedly on his property. During or shortly after the fence was torn down, a fight broke out between the neighbors...
One dead, two injured after neighborhood shooting
WSFA  - May 4, 2009
An argument between Paul Norman Jones, 80, and his neighbors quickly got out of hand--reportedly due to a long standing dispute over a wooden fence ...
Neighbors push mall to repair fence
The Flint Journal - MLive.com  - May 2, 2009
FLINT TOWNSHIP, Michigan -- A privacy fence once shielded residents of the Miller Road Farms subdivision from the noise of heavy traffic and delivery trucks ...

Fencing and Airports

Animals On Runways Can Cause Serious Problems At Small Airports
ScienceDaily  - May 4, 2009
A Purdue University study of 10 small Indiana airports found that animals can gain easy access to runways and infield areas, increasing the likelihood of planes striking those animals...

Local Government Issues

Case of gold-plated fence
Scene Queenstown Record  - Apr 29, 2009
A three-year battle over what’s billed “New Zealand’s most expensive farm boundary fence” is still being dragged out in two different court proceedings....
Making decks safer focus of program by inspectors
Richmond Times Dispatch  - May 5, 2009
Building a deck? Or wondering if your deck is safe? As part of Deck Safety Month, building inspectors in Richmond, Chesterfield County and other localities in Virginia are offering to inspect older decks for free this month ...
Workers of a Kanawha County Cemetery Working to Improve Security
State Journal  - May 2, 2009
ST. ALBANS -- Owners of a St. Albans cemetery are taking matters into their own hands to protect the 200 year-old grave site. According to published reports, The Teays Hill Cemetery Association recieved an anonymous donation of $12,000 worth of fencing...

Community Fence Projects

Friends, community help cancer patient’s family build fence
Loveland Reporter-Herald  - May 5, 2009
After her arm and a few bones in her back broke seemingly on their own, Loveland’s Lori Rickard knew something was wrong. ...

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Community Issues

$400K grant brings Green River Valley fence project to goal
Wyoming Business Report  - Apr 29, 2009
PINEDALE — Part of the appeal of life in the Green River Valley is the abundant wildlife. But when wildlife and fences tangle, the wildlife loses ...
Fencing needed to deter would-be TZB jumpers
Lower Hudson Journal news  - May 2, 2009
Why hasn't the New York State Thruway Authority, an agency of the State of New York, installed appropriate suicide prevention or deterrence fencing, with an inwardly curving top, along the entire route of this bridge?...
Meadow fence 'on hold'
Diss Express  - May 1, 2009
Controversial plans to fence off a public playing field have been put on hold because of its huge cost. Diss Cricket Club's plans to put the fence around Rectory Meadow ...
Cows fencing safety row continues eight years onSouth Wales Evening Post  - Apr 28, 2009
COWS are still causing concerns over road safety in a Gower village — almost a decade after calls were first made to fence them in....

DIY - Consumers

Martha Stewart: How To Set Up A Pest-Proof Fence
Hartford Courant  - Apr 30, 2009
Q: What can I do to protect my garden from burrowing animals? A: When left to their own devices, burrowing animals can wreak havoc on gardens by devouring vegetables and bulbs, ...
Keeping you posted: Fencing is more fun in the Midwest
Great Falls Tribune  - Apr 30, 2009
hate fencing. I know a few odd ducks who just love fencing. They actually consider the miserable task "fun" — some sort of twisted hobby for those who just like to suffer. Yeah, ...

Fences Exhibits

Kidron museum fenced in all year
Wooster Daily Record  - May 3, 2009
KIDRON -- A focus on fences will highlight the Kidron Community Historical Society's exhibit for 2009, according to museum Director Prudy Steiner. Steiner said this will be the society's 13th annual exhibit since 1997 when it presented "Barn Again!"...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Scam alert in Hernando County: 'Fence builders' may be thieves Tampabay.com  - May 3, 2009
SPRING HILL — The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to be alert to a new scam being run on homeowners in the county....

Pool Safety

Tough new pool laws planned in review
Sydney Morning Herald  - May 3, 2009
HOME owners with backyard swimming pools may face compulsory CPR training and fencing exemptions may be removed under tough new laws being considered by the State Government...

Schools and Fences

Vandalised school in two-year wait for security fence
Scotsman  - May 5, 2009
A SCHOOL which spends its entire maintenance budget on fixing vandalism is still waiting for a security fence to be constructed – two years after it was first promised...
School focus of fence complaint
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette  - May 3, 2009
An Allen County couple has complained that Canterbury School committed a zoning violation when it moved its baseball field fence. But the private school and ...

Fences - Fire and Weather

Wildfires destroy about $10 million in fencing
Houston Chronicle  - Apr 29, 2009
The estimate to replace the destroyed fencing was about $10 million, officials with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service said in a news release Wednesday...
Redesdale agriculture 'on hold until fences rebuilt'
ABC Online, Australia  - Apr 29, 2009
Fire-affected farmers around Redesdale say a Federal Government MP will consider their request for more funds to rebuild fences...

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Weird News

Chocolate syrup tied man to burglaries
Canoe, Canada  - May 5, 2009
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man has been accused of burglarizing at least three apartments and vandalizing them with spray paint and chocolate pudding - after police say he was found covered in chocolate syrup...

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