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Industry News

D&D Announces New Product Release
Press Release  - Oct 30, 2009
D&D Technologies has developed nearly 100 innovative gate hardware products since the late ‘80s. Products are designed and manufactured from super-strong engineering polymers in the company’s own facilities, ensuring the highest quality control ...
HySecurity Trained Installers Total Over 500
Press Release  - Nov 2, 2009
HySecurity has successfully completed the Fall ‘09, three day Tech Training event at their manufacturing facility in Kent, WA. The 75 attendees were made up of access control distributors, installers, and maintenance personnel from 22 different U.S. states and 1 Canadian province. ...
NEW BFT PRODUCT - PASSY – HANDS FREE COMMAND DEVICE
Press Release  - Oct 30, 2009
BFT USA is proud to introduce the new PASSY hands free command device which operates all BFT control systems directly or third party systems via an external receiver. PASSY is extremely reliable and will recognize the programmed transponder ...
Trex® Manufacturing Plant Marks One Year without Recordable Injury
Press Release  - Oct 30, 2009
WINCHESTER, Va. , Nov. 2, 2009 – Trex’s manufacturing plant in Winchester, Va., has successfully achieved a safety milestone by operating one full year (390,000 work hours) without a recordable injury, based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) industry standards...
Leading Plastics Extruder Has Optimistic Outlook, New Name
Reuters  - Nov 2, 2009
One of North America's leading extruders of plastic profile, tube and sheet today announced a new corporate identity and reported positive indications for growth. The former Filtrona Extrusion is now Pexco. ...

Decking Industry News

Bamboo Decking: Answers on the Latest Trend in Outdoor Living
Building-Products.com  - Nov 2, 2009
BAMBOO may be the fastest growing plant on Earth. Unlike trees, which take decades to reach harvestable height and width, bamboo stalks can be continuously re-harvested every three to seven years. And, say proponents, continuous harvesting of this woody grass actually improves the overall health of the plant...
BlueLinx Now Offers LifeTime Lumber in Northern California
Reuters  - Nov 3, 2009
On the heels of achieving wildlands fire-code compliance for use throughout California, LifeTime Lumber® (www.lifetimelumber.com) is pleased to announce expanded sales distribution with BlueLinx Corporation ("BlueLinx"), ..

Fence Contractors in the News

Seegars Fence Co. celebrates 60th anniversary
South Carolina Now  - Oct 29, 2009
Seegars Fence Co. Inc., based in Goldsboro, N.C., and founded by McBee native, the late Neal Seegars, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary...
Bids in for fence work around old track
WLFI  - Oct 27, 2009
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Bids to move the fence around the West Lafayette Junior Senior High School track were opened by the Board of Works. Blue's Fence is the apparent low bidder at $39,650..

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

After study, NPS alters fencing for pronghorns
The Olympian  - Oct 30, 2009
BOISE, Idaho – National Park Service managers are mending livestock fencing at a volcanic monument in southcentral Idaho to help a herd of pronghorn antelope along its 160-mile roundtrip migration across the northern Snake River plain and into Rocky Mountains valleys...
Effectiveness of Wildlife Fence Remains Unclear
East Mountain Telegraph  - Oct 29, 2009
It just isn't clear whether the 2-year-old wildlife fence in Tijeras is working or not. The fence runs along Interstate 40, from the eastern edge of Carnuel through Tijeras and, when all phases are completed, it will go to the Zuzax exit ...
Electric fence to keep animals at bay
Himalayan Times  - Nov 3, 2009
To ward off animal attacks on human beings and reduce crop depredation, an electric fence will be installed in the forest area straddling Chitwan National Park and corridor area linking Chure Pahad...
Give fences a chance
Ithaca Journal  - Nov 1, 2009
I have attended several meetings about the Cayuga Heights deer problem and have hoped for fencing as the alternative to either culling or sterilizing. I have been laughed at when I had mentioned that my neighbor has a dog..

Fencing and Airports

Longmont Airport Advisory Board wants prairie dog fence removed
Examiner.com  - Oct 29, 2009
Tonight at the Longmont City Council meeting, Councilmember Mary Blue brought up the issue of the Longmont Airport prairie dog problem. She was reiterating the concerns made by the Airport Advisory board that when the city is discussing the prairie dog management as part of the Wildlife ...
Lagos airport gets fence to improve security
NEXT  - Nov 1, 2009
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has commenced the construction of a 10km expanded metal operational fence to further secure the airside of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos....

Community Fence Projects

Students put up fence to protect turtles
WatertownDailyTimes.com  - Oct 27, 2009
CANTON — Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the other side — and to lay its eggs. But unfortunately, many of them don't make it. On one stretch of Route 68 outside Canton...

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Local Government Issues

Judge land issue: Official confirms removal of fences
Press Trust of India  - Oct 30, 2009
A revenue official of Tamil Nadu's Tiruvallur District has confirmed removal of fencing around government land alleged to have been encroached by Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran....
California State Lands Commission: Tear down Lake Tahoe beach fence
Sierra Sun  - Oct 27, 2009
BROCKWAY, Calif. — After more than a decade of debate, a metal fence disrupting the public trust on a North Lake Tahoe beach has been ordered down....
Mount Rest upgrading fence
Lansing State Journal  - Oct 30, 2009
ST. JOHNS - The Mt. Rest Cemetery board of directors has voted to continue the beautification of the cemetery by repairing and adding new wrought iron fence around the east and north sides ...

Schools and Fences

Security Chief Warns About State of Fence At ESHS
Platinum News Online  - Nov 2, 2009
The security system at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) has improved over the last year, but the issue with fencing continues to pose a serious challenge to the firm in charge of security...

Home Owner Associations

Seffner homeowner, association at war over fence, boat
Tampabay.com  - Oct 29, 2009
But that's the problem. The boat and the fence violate the homeowners association's rules, according to a lawsuit the association filed last spring...

Community Issues

Perimeter fencing wires cut on Royalton farm
Ithaca Journal  - Oct 28, 2009
ROYALTON—A Lockport man told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies that perimeter wires on his fencing at a farm in the 7600 block of Akron Road appear to have been cut. ..
Costlier safety fence an option
Otago Daily Times  - Nov 2, 2009
The Dunedin City Council is considering a more elaborate safety fence at Lawyers Head, costing double the original budget. If granted resource consent, the fence would be cantilevered off the cliff-face and could cost about $240,000...
Neighbors appeal Atwood fence
Williston Observer  - Oct 29, 2009
Developer Jeff Atwood appeared Tuesday at a Development Review Board meeting to hear an appeal against a fence he wants to build. Ron and Maureen Caruso, whose property on Lefebvre Lane abuts land where Atwood plans to build an eight-unit subdivision, appealed a town permit granting Atwood permission to build a fence between the properties..

DIY - Consumers

Divided by fences
The Gazette (Montreal)  - Oct 31, 2009
If strong fences make good neighbours, then the Montreal region is a thriving community of neighbourly good feeling. Backyard fences, usually in metal or wood, are a common extension of many houses, duplexes and triplexes...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Leaders blame lost business deals on border fence
KGBT-TV  - Nov 3, 2009
BROWNSVILLE -- The controversy over the erection of a border fence continues with business groups saying it has a negative impact...
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KGBT-TV  - Nov 3, 2009
What the Department of Homeland Security hopes is a new and improved virtual border fence faces a key test in November...

International

Wanted: A border fence
Jerusalem Post  - Oct 27, 2009
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has requested that the Defense and Transport ministries draw up alternative proposals, to be submitted in two weeks...
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Wierd News

Ex-Notre Dame worker to repay much of $29,000 tip
Canoe, CA  - Oct 31, 2009
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A woman mistakenly tipped $29,000 by the University of Notre Dame in her catering paycheck will return more than half of the money in $50 monthly payments over the next 28 years...

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SUBS WANTED

Long Fence Company, Inc seeks experienced commercial fence installation subcontractors for their Eastern, PA location. Inquiries by phone at 610-933-0147 or fax work history to 610-935-1285

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Beautiful Swing Gate

14’-4’’ x 73” Ornamental swing gate, 2’’ frame, ¾” pickets with a punched rail 32’’ from the bottom, Castle Pines Green, includes 3’’ offset hinges, $500.00 OBO, + FREIGHT. Please contact us at SALESDENVER@PASS1.NET

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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.
Benefits:
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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.
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* 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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