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Industry News

DoorKing Introduces IP Addressable 1812 AccessPLUS™
Press Release  - Nov 9, 2009
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing has introduced the 1812 AccessPLUS Telephone Entry and Access Control System to the market. The new AccessPLUS version expands the product offerings of the company’s very popular 1812 series of telephone intercom systems....
Counsel Industries is now SHUT IT! Gate Hardware
Press Release  - Nov 9, 2009
Tucson, AZ – November 2, 2009 – Counsel Industries, LLC, the leading manufacturer of gate hardware and fence handling equipment, is now SHUT IT! Gate Hardware...
ADDED noon 11/10/09 - Business Owner for arrested for unpaid medical bills
WFTV  - Nov 9, 2009
Ideal Aluminimum owner accused of not paying insurance premiums ...
Universal Safety Response Wins Homeland Security Award for Best Crash Barriers
Reuters  - Nov 3, 2009
Universal Safety Response (USR), a Smith & Wesson Company, (Nasdaq: SWHC) and a leader in perimeter security systems, announced today that it has won the first Government...

Decking Industry News

Trex® Debuts New Board Profiles and Reduced Bundle Packs
Press Release  - Nov 9, 2009
Winchester, Va., Nov. 9, 2009 – Trex® recently announced the debut of one-inch board profiles on two of its best-selling collections – Trex Accents® and Trex Contours®....
Fiberon Horizon Decking Satisfies Both Deck Builders and Homeowners
AZoBuild  - Nov 10, 2009
For Bobby Parks, a deck builder in the Atlanta, Ga. area and owner of Peachtree Decks and Porches, the tropical look and colors of Fiberon Horizon(TM) decking have been a huge hit ...
AERT Sales, Income Grow in Third Quarter
Arkansas Business Online  - Nov 9, 2009
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. of Springdale hasn't yet filed its third-quarter report with the Securities & Exchange Commission...

Fence Contractors in the News

Project connects students and businesses
nwitimes.com  - Nov 4, 2009
Students learned from Hammond Fence Company owner George Huskisson that his business was steady despite the economic crisis thanks to repeat customers and a...
'Our good will has been used against us' say Kings Langley firm
Watford Observer  - Nov 6, 2009
Owners of a fencing firm from Kings Langley are warning fellow traders to be wary of buyers paying for goods over the phone...
Viking Fence Announces Temporary Rental Fence Service
Newswire Today (press release)  - Nov 6, 2009
Viking Fence Co, Ltd is pleased to announce that it is now offering temporary fence rental services in the entire Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. “Viking's temporary fence is perfect for construction sites and special events ...
Troubleshooter: Gate not delivered
abc11.com  - Nov 6, 2009
A Cary contractor wasn't happy to see ABC 11 cameras on his doorstep, but a homeowner isn't happy with him - saying he's owed more than $8,400. Chad Culver hired Triangle Fence back in February for an automatic gate and fence for the front of his property. It was supposed to be the finishing touch to his dream home. ...

Local Government Issues

Blue Lake Township weighs fence, sign ordinances
Telegraph.co.uk  - Nov 6, 2009
BLUE LAKE TOWNSHIP — Ordinances restricting fences and signs will be before the Blue Lake Township board on Monday. They are among a trio of ordinances developed by the planning commission ...
Planned Inner Belt Bridge will not have fence or high barriers, says Ohio Department of Transportation
Cleveland Plain Dealer  - Nov 6, 2009
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Views from the planned Inner Belt Bridge will not be marred by a fence or high concrete barrier. A fence is unnecessary and a shorter barrier and railing will suffice, said Ohio Department of Transportation officials, reversing what they earlier maintained were requirements for the new span...
County crews to repair fencing in Dolan Springs
Kingman Daily Miner  - Nov 8, 2009
KINGMAN - County Public Works crews have a number of projects this week. In Dolan Springs, crews will be repairing fencing along 23rd Street and blading roads. In Meadview, workers will be repairing Stillwater Drive and cleaning up storm damage....
New fences to be installed at VY
Brattleboro Reformer  - Nov 4, 2009
The new fences are a requirement of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and will replace concrete blocks located about midway between the site boundary fence ...
Electrified fence sparks review of rules
Tampa Tribune  - Nov 4, 2009
TAMPA - When the city council recently approved an electrified security fence at a Nebraska Avenue tire shop, the decision set off alarm bells. "I don't want to see our main boulevards lined with barbed wire or electric fences," said Councilman John Dingfelder...
Lack of funding causes kink in Highway 97A fence plans
The Wenatchee World Online  - Nov 7, 2009
CHELAN COUNTY — A wildlife fence designed to keep bighorn sheep and deer off of Highway 97A is taking about a year longer than planned. Phase one, a 4.5-mile-stretch of fencing north of Rocky Reach dam on the Chelan County side of the Columbia River, was slated to be completed by the end of September....

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Community Issues

Carriage Place fence proposal goes down
The Aurora Sentinel  - Nov 4, 2009
AURORA | Voters in the city’s Carriage Place neighborhood said no Tuesday to a pricey new masonry fence for their neighborhood....
'Disgraceful' cash shortage puts Middlewich swan fence on hold
Middlewich Guardian  - Nov 4, 2009
A CAMPAIGN to build a fence to protect swans and potentially save motorists’ lives in Middlewich is under threat....
Judge says offensive fence in neighborhood gets heave-ho
Worcester Telegram  - Nov 6, 2009
WORCESTER — A Superior Court judge has granted the city’s motion to remove a privately owned, 8-foot-high chain-link fence on Holden Street that has been the subject of legal action and source of controversy with neighbors since it was installed in 2006...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

School builds fence to keep bears out
Billings Gazette  - Nov 6, 2009
DUPUYER - A fence is being installed around school property in Dupuyer to keep grizzly bears from wandering onto the playground. Grizzly bears are becoming ...
Fencing out deer ill-advised
Ithaca Journal  - Nov 6, 2009
In a Nov. 2 letter, the writer suggested a solution to the deer problems in the Village of Cayuga Heights: "If each homeowner who wants to fence in the backyard is allowed to do this in a tasteful and creative fashion, the deer would go in peace; no culling would be necessary...
Why repairing your fence could be killing hedgehogs
Telegraph.co.uk  - Nov 6, 2009
Toni Bunnell, a mammal conservation expert, said the widespread use of garden paving, fencing and decking, made popular by television garden makeover shows such as the BBC's Ground Force, was killing the creatures....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence to skirt Hope Park
Monitor  - Nov 8, 2009
Fence construction will proceed along this planned alignment.” Border fencing is visible along the levee on Mexico Boulevard near Hope Park, but stops about ...

Community Fence Projects

Bushfire fence-building program boost
Whittlesea Leader  - Nov 10, 2009
A VOLUNTEER program to repair fences destroyed by the February bushfires has been expanded. The program, run by Nutfield residents Julie and Alex Sutherland and funded by a State Government grant ...

Pool Safety

County to require fencing for pools, hot tubs
Jacksonville Daily News  - Nov 6, 2009
Onslow County residents with outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs have a little less than a year to ensure the structures are surrounded by a fence or wall...

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Wierd News

Workers tossed files during Yankee parade
Canoe, CA  - Nov 8, 2009
NEW YORK - New York City office workers who got carried away during the Yankees victory parade Friday apparently began tossing files and documents out the window when they couldn't get their hands on confetti....

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

KIWI POST DRIVER FOR SALE. Rear tractor mounted post driver. 3 point hitch mount, self standing, 42" side extension, PTO driven hydraulic system. This unit will pound a 6" wood post flat bottom (no point necessary) 4' deep in less than a minute. This would make a great guardrail pounder as well. This includes an auger system with 4" bit and carbide teeth for drilling holes thru rock. I estimate the unit to be approximately 10-15 years old. It has been stored outside so it does have surface rust. I used this appx. 1 year ago and it worked perfectly. $6,990.00 make offer MUST SELL . Please feel free to call with questions. 785-383-5850

HELP WANTED

Sales Representative

Manufacturer seeks independent Sales Representative for gate operators and tubular motors in the Midwest . Local manufacturer purchased by large automation company seeks to expand their market in the U.S. Midwest market has a small client base established, but there are many untapped opportunities. Income will be supplemented until gross sales goal is met.
This opportunity is available immediately! Experience is a plus and training is available.
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To Apply:
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HELP WANTED

SALES/OPERATIONS MANAGER

Expanding South Louisiana Steel Pipe and Fence Supply Company needs experienced Sales/Operations Manager. Great benefits and compensation package. Excellent opportunity for the right person. E-mail resume to: bayoubobbaker@gmail.com.

HELP WANTED

COMMERCIAL FENCE ESTIMATOR

We currently have an immediate opportunity for experienced COMMERCIAL FENCE ESTIMATOR/PROJECT MANAGER. Relocation is not required, work from local office or home office in your market area. Responsibilities include performing all duties associated with the entire commercial fence sales process and project management. Candidate must be proficient at utilizing online search tools and detailed project estimating, web based project retrieval, and blue print reading.Candidate must have:
* 5 + years of experience estimating and managing commercial fence projects.
* Experience obtaining and managing Government contracts.
* Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
* Verifiable references with an outstanding performance record.
* Unlimited earning potential for an efficient and organized individual.
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