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Industry News

Leading Producer of Plastic Fence Slats Sees Opportunity - Maker of PDS® products is now Pexco
Press Release  - Nov 16, 2009
North America's leading extruder of plastic fence slats today announced a new corporate identity and reported positive indications for growth. The former Filtrona Extrusion, known in the fence industry for its PDS® line of products, is now Pexco..
Fence Center announces new Pro Contractor program
Press Release  - Nov 16, 2009
LANHAM, MD – Nov 15th 2009– Fence Center and its parent company, Sonco Worldwide, today announced the opening of “Pro Contractor” at Fencecenter.com featuring the “Liquidation Market Place.”...
Environ Launches New Reliable Temporary Fence Line
Press Release  - Nov 16, 2009
Attleboro, MA – Environ, A division of Nye-Buckley Holdings, Inc. – makers of temporary fence products - announced the launch of a new product line making reliable temporary fence for virtually all types of applications....
Steel roofing company won't be fenced in
Tulsaworld.com  - Nov 19, 2009
Fence lines aren't familiar ground for BRB Roofing. The 34-year-old company from Fort Gibson is more accustomed to the roofs of elementary schools, municipal buildings and similar structures...
Vinyl Fencing Factory Revived:
Building-Products.com  - Nov 18, 2009
The owner of Digger Specialties, Bremen, In., has restarted the former Outdoor Technologies vinyl fencing and railing facility in Macon, Ms., as Exterior Profiles Corp....
New Report Just Published Fencing Products - A US Market Review
Live-PR.com  - Nov 23, 2009
(live-PR.com) - Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Construction and Building industry is available in its catalogue....

Decking Industry News

AERT World Class Plastic Recycling Project Nearing Startup
CNNMoney.com  - Nov 19, 2009
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AERT), a leading plastics recycler and manufacturer of Green building products, recently announced that construction of the initial phase of its state of the art, world class plastic recycling facility near Watts, Oklahoma ...

Fence Companies in the News

Chavez Fence
Rome News Tribune  - Nov 23, 2009
Manuel Chavez, owner of Chavez Fence, is answering the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot...
Repair worker shocked in factory accident
MiamiHerald.com  - Nov 20, 2009
DeLAND, Fla. -- A technician was shocked when he grabbed an electrical power line while repairing an air compressor at a DeLand fencing manufacturer. ...

Local Government Issues

Chain-link fence ban gets first vote tonight
The Tennessean  - Nov 24, 2009
FRANKLIN — A proposal that would ban Franklin homeowners from installing chain-link fences in their front yards likely won't get a quick vote from city officials. Mayor John Schroer says he's torn about the ordinance heading into the first of three required votes at city aldermen's meeting tonight...
Fences in spotlight with city ordinance
Cody Enterprise  - Nov 24, 2009
The city council expects extra help this week as it re-evaluates a proposed fence ordinance. “It’s pretty obvious we need more work on this,” Mayor Nancy Tia Brown said as the council voted unanimously to table the fence ordinance on final reading after objections...
Waco City Council takes proposal to limit fence height off agenda
Waco Tribune Herald  - Nov 17, 2009
A proposal to limit front-yard fence heights hit a wall at Tuesday’s Waco City Council meeting. The council decided to withdraw from the agenda a Plan Commission proposal to lower the allowed height from 6 feet to 4 feet...
Security fence bid turned down
Jarrow & Hebburn Gazette  - Nov 19, 2009
A PLAN for a security fence intended to tackle anti-social behaviour has been rejected because of fears it could lead to more trouble...

Community Issues

Station fined for flattened fence
Ithaca Journal  - Nov 16, 2009
KCNL-AM Carson City NV suffered the misfortune of having much of the fence around its tower blow down – and an FCC field agent happened by for an inspection before it was able to put the fence back up. But there was at least a modicum of good news for The Evans Broadcast Company, the station’s licensee...
Fence called ugly blot on suicide spot
Sydney Morning Herald  - Nov 17, 2009
TWO councils on the north shore could take legal action to stop a safety fence being built at a notorious suicide spot, because they claim it would ruin the appearance of a bridge...

Schools and Fences

GISD to build five-foot fence at Woodland
Graham Leader  - Nov 17, 2009
Good fences make good neighbors according to Robert Frost. The idea of having a fence at all angered some residents of the neighborhood surrounding Woodland Elementary School...
fence no barrier to thieves
The Stuff  - Nov 23, 2009
A Christchurch school fence that has been vandalised three times has now been stolen. Woolston School principal Janeane Reid arrived at work yesterday to find the school's new 11-metre long...


Fence Disputes

Good fence, feuding neighbors
MyFox Tampa Bay  - Nov 18, 2009
HUDSON - A Hudson woman is standing her ground, saying she is protecting her property and she is doing it with a big fence -- the only problem is, ...
Fence symbolizes Lantern Lane dispute in Braintree
Braintree Forum  - Nov 19, 2009
Braintree — A recently removed portion of a fence, located in the backyard of Tina and Jack Carmody on Hewmason Road but on the property of Martin and Rita Dirrane, symbolizes the long-running dispute that climaxed on Aug. 31 ...
War veteran destroys own fence
AFP  - Nov 19, 2009
A former soldier from Somerset has pulled down his garden fence in a row over a piece of council land. Simon Aldridge has been looking after the land beside his former council house in Normandy Drive, Taunton, since 1979 because he wanted to keep it tidy...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

State builds freeway fence to keep out wildlife
Salt Lake Tribune  - Nov 17, 2009
Parleys Canyon » 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...
More moose fence promised
Telegraph-Journal  - Nov 21, 2009
CAMPBELLTON - While in the city to open the new Village Ave. bridge, Minister of Transportation Denis Landry also took the opportunity to announce the province would be erecting wildlife fencing along Route 11 in the area of Duff Lake in Tide Head, in order to keep incidents of moose-vehicle accidents from occurring...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Police: Would-be Seattle ninja impaled on fence
The Associated Press  - Nov 17, 2009
SEATTLE — Seattle police say a man who thought he was ninja was impaled on a metal fence when he tried to leap over it. An officer who was looking for an ...

USA Canada Border Fence

'Passport please': new fences for a border town
AFP  - Nov 17, 2009
STANSTEAD, Canada — Canadians in Stanstead and Americans across the border in Derby Line, Vermont once lived in harmony as one community, mostly ignoring the imaginary line that separates them....


Border with Bangladesh to be fenced by 2010: BSF
IBNLive.com  - Nov 24, 2009
Work on fencing the India-Bangladesh border has been stepped up and is expected to be completed by March 2010, Border Security Force (BSF) Director General Raman Srivastava said on Tuesday. ...
Israel security fence is saving many lives
Albany Times Union  - Nov 21, 2009
Fences have proven highly effective against terrorism. Of the hundreds of suicide bombings in Israel, only one has originated from Gaza, where Hamas and ...


Wierd News

US zoo selling reindeer-dung necklaces
Canoe, CA  - Nov 24, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Sparkly reindeer-dung necklaces are going on sale at an Illinois zoo that hopes to attract the same holiday shoppers who swept up its dung Christmas ornaments last year...

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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


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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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