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Industry News

Green Energy Just Got Easier
Press Release  - Nov 10, 2009
Encon Electronics now offers pre-wired Solar Power Packages. Encon’s ESOLAR series kits are custom built and can be configured to supply enough power to a gate operator, telephone entry system or designed to power your complete access control system...
DoorKing Extends CA$H-4-Clunkers Rebate Offer!
Press Release  - Nov 9, 2009
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing has extended its popular CA$H-4-Clunkers installer rebate program until December 31, 2009. The program was originally set to expire on October 31st, but because of its popularity, the company is extending the deadline. ...
Delair Shuts Down Pool Units to to focus its business entirely on its growing line of fence products
Press Release  - Oct 22, 2009
Delair Group is enthusiastic about the future of the fence industry. As the only fence manufacturer extruding its own aluminum, Delair’s fence business, also known as Delgard, continues to be recognized as the most flexible, responsive, and customer- focused company in the industry...
LifeTime Lumber Stands Strong in Los Angeles Green Space
BusinessWire  - Nov 10, 2009
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When landscape architects from the Bureau of Street Services at the City of Los Angeles recently received funding to renovate the median along Ventura Boulevard, they were tasked with selecting a fencing material that would not only beautify...
Industry Ornamental Iron Offers Tools to Help Dealers Sell
Professional Door Dealer  - Nov 10, 2009
IOI is very pleased to offer professional installers another tool to simplify selling its high-end entrance gates to clients. For those installers with Web sites, IOI offers seamless links to your personalized versions the industry...

Decking Industry News

New Trex® Transcend™ Innovates and Elevates Outdoor Living Category
Press Release  - Nov 16, 2009
Winchester, Va., Nov. 16, 2009 – The best has just gotten better. Already the established industry leader, Trex is expanding its portfolio of durable and beautiful outdoor living products with the new Trex Transcend™ decking and railing system...
Decking Producers Double Down on Composites
Building-Products.com  - Nov 16, 2009
BETWEEN consolidations, bankruptcies, high-profile product failures, and ensuing class action lawsuits, composite decking manufacturers have had a rough few years...
Fiberon(R) Online Galleries and Deck Design Tool Inspire, Educate
Building-Products.com  - Nov 16, 2009
-- Homeowners seeking to enliven their decks can look to the Inspiration Gallery and Deck Design Tool from Fiberon®, LLC, a leading manufacturer of composite decking, railing and fencing and PVC outdoor flooring. These tools help homeowners envision an outdoor living space, understand the materials required and prepare for a conversation with potential contractors. ...

Fence Companies in the News

Business Owner for arrested for unpaid medical bills
WFTV  - Nov 9, 2009
Ideal Aluminimum owner accused of not paying insurance premiums ...

Local Government Issues

Franklin considers banning chain-link fences
The Tennessean  - Nov 12, 2009
FRANKLIN — Franklin wants to close the gate on installing chain-link fences. A new city proposal would ban property owners from installing chain-link or wire fences in any front yard. ...
Cayuga Heights targets illegal fences in deer debate
Ithaca Journal  - Nov 16, 2009
As they near a decision on whether to sterilize or cull all the deer in Cayuga Heights, the village trustees are moving to revise the village's fence ordinance, with an eye toward requiring villagers to remove fences deemed too high...
The Fight for Fence/Hedge Variances
Palisadian-Post  - Nov 13, 2009
Sixty-one Palisades residents, including Jack Allen and Gary Boyle, received notices in March that their front-yard fence, wall or hedge was in violation of a 1946 city ordinance specifying that front-yard fences, walls and hedges can be no taller than 42 inches. ...

Fence Disputes

Fencing must come down but gates can stay
Glenwood Springs Post Independent  - Nov 9, 2009
CARBONDALE, Colorado — Just as work on a series of wildlife safety improvements along Highway 82 between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale are nearing completion,...
Man involved in fence dispute says: 'See you in court!'
Ballymoney Times  - Nov 15, 2009
A MAN at the centre of a dispute over the sudden erection of a fence in recent days to block off a path in Ballymoney has issued a challenge to anyone who ...
Fence marches into yard, gazebo
Worcester Telegram  - Nov 13, 2009
LANCASTER — A week after Russ Williston of 188 Shirley Road heard logging sounds in the woods behind his backyard, he awoke last Saturday to find his fence, hedges and trees removed. Tracks left by a bulldozer crossed his backyard and continued into the woods down the hill...

Community Issues

Stop the proposed Levee Fence
Sacramento Press  - Nov 15, 2009
The American River is surely one of Sacramento’s most precious resources and access to the river beaches and trails is under attack. The River Park Neighborhood Association is trying to slip through a proposal to construct a fence along the levee at Glenn Hall Park...
Derry to get fencing from Bethel Park tennis courts
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  - Nov 12, 2009
A 2,000-foot chain link fence that surrounded Bethel Park High School's tennis courts was donated to Derry Borough Monday night....
Wenham CPC seeks funds for Civil War fence renovation
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  - Nov 10, 2009
The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will ask voters at the Nov. 12 special Town Meeting to approve $15,000 for the Civil War fence renovation and repair project, the remainder needed to start work...


Schools and Fences

Is building's fence a barrier to good relations?
Statesman Journal  - Nov 15, 2009
Metal fencing that went up around the Oregon School for the Blind property in central Salem this past week has caused a stir among neighbors...
Fence controversy still simmering
The Guardian  - Nov 13, 2009
Controversy surrounding a fence built along Zink Road over the summer is still simmering in the minds of some students. The fence, which was constructed to help prevent campus crime, is now complete; ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

DHS moves forward with border fence through orchard and man's heart
Brownsville Herald  - Nov 13, 2009
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s removal of more than 70 grapefruit trees from land that was once part of an orchard was the latest blow to Leonard Loop’s heart...

Pool Safety

First Basin swimming pool fence set to stay
Tasmania Examiner  - Nov 16, 2009
A FENCE installed around Launceston's First Basin swimming pool will stay in place over summer, despite criticism from members of the public who have labelled it "ugly"....

Fences and Animals

State builds fence to keep animals out
Salt Lake Tribune  - Nov 16, 2009
Every year dozens of cars zipping along the freeway through this alpine gateway crash into deer, elk and moose, on rare occasions killing the people in the vehicle...
Highway 82 safety measures for wildlife nearing completion between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs Post Independent  - Nov 9, 2009
CARBONDALE, Colorado — Just as work on a series of wildlife safety improvements along Highway 82 between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale are nearing completion,...
Fences for Fido frees dog from chains
Statesman Journal  - Nov 15, 2009
There were cheers — and some tears — as Colonel explored his new space. With sprightly enthusiasm that belied his years, the 10-year-old Labrador mix bounced after a tennis ball..


Wierd News

Antarctic team to drill for 100-year-old scotch
Canoe, CA  - Nov 16, 2009
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A beverage company has asked a team to drill through Antarctica's ice for a lost cache of some vintage Scotch whiskey that has been on the rocks since a century ago. ...

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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


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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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.



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