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Industry News

Linear Completes Consolidation Of International Electronics, Inc.
Press Release  - Sep 21, 2009
Linear LLC, a market innovator in RF remote controls, access control and wireless security systems for residential and commercial applications, announces the completed transition of all business operations of International Electronics, Inc. (IEI) to...
Ohio Gratings, Inc. Introduces Their New Powder Coat Finishing Line
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release) - Oct 6, 2009
Canton, Ohio -- October 6, 2009 -- Ohio Gratings, Inc. (OGi) introduces their new powder coat finishing line which produces the most attractive, durable and high quality finish of any known technology in todays market....
RADA & SpiderTech Collaborate on patented security system hardware
Measurement Devices For Industry & Science  - Oct 13, 2009
RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. has signed an agreement with Spider Technologies Security Ltd. to help market and manufacture its patented security system's hardware....

Deck Industry News

IPE CLIP Fastener Company Unveils Hardwood Wrench for Decking Installation
BuildingOnline  - Oct 6, 2009
GAFFNEY, SC -- Ipe Clip® Fastener Company, manufacturer of Ipe Clip® Hidden Deck Fasteners, announces their latest product: the Hardwood Wrench...
Fiberon(R) Introduces New Concept in Outdoor Living
Reuters  - Oct 6, 2009
Fiberon OutdoorFlooring(TM) featuring Sensibuilt(TM) Lumenite(TM) technology meets growing trend of indoor living spaces moving outside...
GeoDeck Composite Decking Outperforms Competition in Water Absorption Rates
Reuters  - Oct 10, 2009
Green Bay Decking, LLC, The Composite Solutions Company, today announced that its flagship product, GeoDeck™ composite decking, has recently outperformed other leading extruded polyethylene composites in independent water absorption rate testing...
Wahoo Decks Products Receive WUI Approval
PRWEB  - Oct 10, 2009
Gainesville, GA (PRWEB) October 10, 2009 -- Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of aluminum decking products, has received approval from California and San Diego County for use of its deck products in WUI designated areas, including its aluminum deck board..

Fence Contractors in the News

Contractor continues working at Wright-Patt amid criminal inquiry
Dayton Daily News  - Oct 10, 2009
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The suspension of the company holding a multimillion-dollar base infrastructure contract has left Wright-Patterson officials scrambling to find a way forward...

Local Government Issues

Judge tells Detroit International Bridge Co. to take down fence in park
Crain's Detroit Business  - Oct 12, 2009
A judge has ruled that the Detroit International Bridge Co. must remove a 150-foot security fence around the base of the Ambassador Bridge in ...
Quay safety fence 'hampered rescue bid'
Ipswich Evening Star  - Oct 12, 2009
A DRAMATIC river rescue operation at Mistley at the weekend was hampered by the controversial quayside fence, leading to claims that it is putting lives at risk. ...
Fencing guideline plans rubbished
Stuff.co.nz  - Oct 9, 2009
A Queenstown high-country farmer has described plans to create a fencing "guideline" as ridiculous, claiming it was another unwarranted regulation for farmers ...
Exeter fence divides opinions
Express & Echo  - Oct 5, 2009
A FENCE has been dubbed undesirable by city planning officers — despite residents claiming it enhances their street. The fence, owned by Stephen McConnell...

Community Issues

Humane Society needs money to better security
Greenville Daily Reflector  - Oct 12, 2009
Adequate security continues to be a stumbling block for employees and volunteers at the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina. The theft of a 3-month-old mixed pit bull puppy Saturday night marks the fifth break-in at the Tupper Road facility this year...
Coroner calls for fencing after cliff fall
Yorkshire Evening Post  - Oct 12, 2009
By Dave Jeffels A coroner has called for fences and warning signs to be erected on cliffs after a 20-year-old Leeds man plunged to his death...
Metal fence in Warmingham Lane, Middlewich, is 'hazard' to road users
Yorkshire Evening Post  - Oct 10, 2009
CONCERNED Middlewich residents fear an accident is waiting to happen after an eight foot fence was erected in Warmingham Lane, blocking the pavement...
'Suicide bridge' spurs feud
USA Today  - Oct 12, 2009
California's Department of Transportation plans to build metal fences with $1.5 million in federal stimulus money. "A suicide barrier will prevent the loss ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

NATION DIGEST: Plan to Erect More Fencing at Border Is Scrapped
Washington Post  - Oct 9, 2009
Members of Congress have stripped a provision requiring 300 more miles of fencing be built along the U.S.-Mexico border from a Department of Homeland Security appropriation bill, saying the money needed would be better spent on other security measures...
Border fence scuttles multimillion-dollar Brownsville development
Monitor  - Oct 8, 2009
The fence between the US-Mexico border is to blame. Developers and city staff present the City Commission with separate resolutions Tuesday calling for it ...



Talladega frontstretch fence 22 feet high
ESPN  - Oct 5, 2009
As a safety precaution to protect fans and competitors, Talladega Superspeedway extended the height of its frontstretch catch fence by eight feet, president Rick Humphrey told ESPN.com Monday...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

'Moose fence will make NB safer
Telegraph-Journal  - Oct 12, 2009
It's now a little bit safer on the highway between Meductic and Woodstock. I haven't spoken to a person in this province who hasn't been impacted by moose, deer or bears on our highways," said Transportation Minister Denis Landry...
New park site erects fencing and a pathway to protect exiting salamanders
Santa Rosa Press Democrat  - Oct 12, 2009
A crew from Argonaut Construction has been working all week to erect a barrier of fabric-based fencing around the perimeter of the park site...

Community Fence Projects

New Brockton Three Seasons Garden Club takes care of special project
The Enterprise Ledger  - Oct 9, 2009
With fundraisers and donations from family members, the Three Seasons Garden Club has installed a new fence at the New Brockton Cemetery as one of its special service projects this year...
Volunteers build fence along Portneuf River to boost trout population
KIDK  - Oct 9, 2009
CARIBOU COUNTY - Volunteers spent the day trying to improve the water in the Portneuf River north of Lava Hot Springs. The entire project has taken about 25 years...

Schools and Fences

Controversial Fence Proposal Divides Town
WFSB  - Oct 12, 2009
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. -- Some residents in Wethersfield want a fence built between a school and town hall to cut down on traffic....
School fence feud flares
Daily Examiner  - Oct 7, 2009
THE Department of Education and Training has denied there was no consultation with neighbours about South Grafton High School's eastern fence line and, as the residents concerned stick to their guns with the claim...
Three New South Wales south coast schools will have security fences installed in an effort to curb vandalism and theft
ABC Regional Online  - Oct 13, 2009
Kiama Public School, the Mount St Thomas Public School and Nowra Public School have been targeted in the $10 million State Government initiative. The funding is part of the Government's Building Better Schools Program...

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbours protest at 6ft fence
Telegraph-Journal  - Oct 12, 2009
RESIDENTS are protesting about a fence put up at a hospital without permission to protect the privacy of patients. The 5ft 9in fence was erected at the edge of the Townlands Hospital site in Henley next to the roads in and out...
Neighbors rail against broken fence
Post-Bulletin  - Oct 08, 2009
A toppled fence has given some northwest Rochester residents more motivation to rail against the Washington Village apartment complex. ...


Harrison County Gets Grant To Build Fence Around Jail
WTOV9.com  - Oct 08, 2009
Currently, the Harrison County jail is serving just as a 12-day holding facility, bur Sheriff Ron Myers said administrators secured a fencing grant through the governor's office that will make the facility more secure...

International Borders

Towns at Vermont-Quebec Border Installing Security Gates
New York Times  - Oct 3, 2009
By AP DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) — For decades, Derby Line, Vt., and Stanstead, Quebec, have functioned as one community. They share a sewer system, ...
Indo-Bangla border fencing to be over by Mar 2010
Press Trust of India  - Oct 12, 2009
Shillong, Oct 9 (PTI) The Indo-Bangla border fencing project is expected to be completed by March 2010, an official statement said today....
Bangladesh border forces on alert as Burma builds fence
Mizzima.com  - Oct 12, 2009
The Burmese Army, after stopping activities on border fencing during the monsoon, on Oct 2 resumed erecting pillars along the Naf River, which marks the ....


Wierd News

Boy playing football tackled by deer
Canoe, CA  - Oct 13, 2009
WINTERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A 7-year-old Ohio boy playing a game of backyard football was tackled by a deer...

Classified Ads


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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.
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