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Industry News

Chamberlain® Professional Products introduces the LiftMaster® TAC1 Telephone Access Control System
Press Release  - Oct 20, 2009
This new integrated access system enables gate and fence dealers to offer their customers a wired, single line telephone entry system that is equipped with the features most requested by today's consumers at the industry's most affordable price...
Fingerprint Technology Beats World's Toughest Tests, Including Hundreds Of Builders' Thumbs
ScienceDaily  - Oct 26, 2009
Technology developed by the University of Warwick that can identify partial, distorted, scratched, smudged, or otherwise warped fingerprints in just a few seconds has just scored top marks in the world's two toughest technical fingerprint tests....
Alliance releases paper on physical access control
SecureIDNews (press release)  - Oct 22, 2009
The Smart Card Alliance Physical Access Council has released a white paper detailing the types of authentication mechanisms available for physical access control systems to identify people entering different areas...

Decking Industry News

Materials: Surface agent protects WPC decking from stains
Plastics Today  - Oct 25, 2009
As “maintenance-free” claims from processors and sellers of extruded WPC building profiles have turned to promises of “low maintenance,” demand may soon grow for products such as this one, designed to protect the appearance and surface aesthetics of composite wood decking...
Fiberon Re-Brands PVC Decking:
Building-Products.com  - Oct 25, 2009
Fiberon has introduced a new name for its line of Sensibuilt PVC decking: Fiberon OutdoorFlooring with Sensibuilt Lumenite Technology..
Thompson Mahogany Company Merges with East Teak Fine Hardwoods, Inc.
BuildingOnline.com  - Oct 21, 2009
DALLAS -- Thompson Mahogany Company, a fine hardwoods importer based in Philadelphia, has merged with East Teak Fine Hardwoods, Inc., an importer of First European Quality Teak and other fine hardwood products based in South Carolina and Washington state...

Fence Contractors in the News

Berea police arrest driver who allegedly tried to run down picketers
WKYC.com  - Oct 13, 2009
BEREA -- Police here arrested a North Ridgeville man today and charged him with two counts of aggravated menacing and one count of reckless operation for an incident that occured Monday outside the Affordable Fence Co. on Bagley Road...
Satisfied customers are top priority at Anchor fence
Mirror  - Oct 22, 2009
Over the years, the citizens of metro Detroit have come to trust Anchor Fence for all their fencing needs. Countless times over again, we listen to our ...
Contractor rebuts horses' escape path
Tulsa World  - Oct 22, 2009
The owner of a fence company doing work for Tulsa County is challenging a horse caretaker who blamed the county for the escape last week of dozens of horses from a farm on 56th Street North just east of U.S. 169. ...
Akron, Ohio-based Summit Fence Supply, LLC Granted EDGE Certification from State of Ohio
PR Web (press release)  - Oct 21, 2009
Fencing contractor Summit Fence Supply, LLC has been recently certified as an EDGE supplier business in Ohio. Contractors who need to fulfill their diversity supplier requirements can now work with Summit Fence Supply, LLC on school and municipal contracts...
Long Island Fencing Company, Lighthouse Fence Uses Old School Business Methods to Succeed in a Tough Economy
Mirror  - Oct 25, 2009
Long Island Fence Company led by Chad Drechsler uses method to succeed in this tough economic downfall."After practically being raised in the fencing business, I have seen both good and bad installation techniques, ...

Local Government Issues

County to apply for grant to repair fence at fairgrounds
Lonoke Democrat  - Oct 20, 2009
The resolution will let Troutman apply for a $15000 grant for the Lonoke County Fair Association to install new and improved fencing around the fair grounds ...
Home> News> Council OKs $62000 for beach dune fencing
Kenai Peninsula Online  - Oct 23, 2009
The council appropriated a $62000 US Fish and Wildlife Service grant to install fencing around the environmentally sensitive dunes similar to wooden post ...
City to pay for privacy fence
Neosho Daily News  - Oct 20, 2009
The city of Neosho agreed Tuesday to pay up to $20,000 to install a privacy fence and gates to a rural homeowner whose property abuts the recently completed Howard Bush Extension...


Raising fences & lowering risk
The Huntsville Times - al.com  - Oct 25, 2009
Sporting News questioned several drivers about what should be done to ensure safety, especially at the higher-speed tracks like Talladega. "Make the fences higher," Keselowski suggested....

Fence Disputes

Palm-Aire neighbors file suit against fence
Bradenton Herald  - Oct 22, 2009
PALM-AIRE — Neighbors in the Palm-Aire and University Pines neighborhoods have always been protective of the richly wooded area called The Conservatory with its shaded trails running under canopies of moss-draped oaks and mature pines.....
Oft-disputed Lake Tahoe beach fence could come down
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza  - Oct 21, 2009
California State Lands officials are asking homeowners to remove no trespassing signs and fences at Speedboat Beach in North Lake Tahoe ...


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fence to keep wildlife off highway
Grand Junction Sentinel  - Oct 20, 2009
Thanks to federal hazard-elimination funding secured by the state, Waterford Corp. is building miles of fencing designed to keep deer and elk off the .....
East Hampton Village code amended to allow taller "deer fences"
27east.com  - Oct 21, 2009
The village used to have a 6-foot height restriction on fences. The board approved an amendment to the village code that changed the definition of fence to ...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Dog park, $25K fence approved
Cody Enterprise  - Oct 21, 2009
Four-legged critters and their owners are much closer to having a new place to play in Cody. Locating a dog park near the radio tower at Beck Lake Park and spending $25,000 on fencing ...
Investigation under way after ranchers build fence in national forest
KSL-TV  - Oct 20, 2009
NORTHERN UTAH -- Three ranchers in northern Utah are in deep trouble for building a fence and cutting a swath, as much as 65 feet wide ...

Schools and Fences

Camp Hill School Board decides not to move fence in alley
Patriot-News  - Oct 21, 2009
At issue is that over time a portion of the alley had migrated onto district property and the correct alley had been filled in places with residents' fences ...
Fence will route SU campus walkers
Brownsville Herald  - Oct 21, 2009
California State Lands officials are asking homeowners to remove no trespassing signs and fences at Speedboat Beach in North Lake Tahoe ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence construction continues, takes out citrus trees
Brownsville Herald  - Oct 21, 2009
California State Lands officials are asking homeowners to remove no trespassing signs and fences at Speedboat Beach in North Lake Tahoe ...
New Border Protection
MyFox Los Angeles  - Oct 27, 2009
San Ysidro (myFOXla.com) - Much of the five miles of border between San Ysidro and the Pacific Ocean had long been known as an easy place to cross...
Border Fence Possibility Leaves Popular Nature Preserve in Limbo
KIII TV3  - Oct 21, 2009
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A south Texas nature preserve won't reopen as scheduled this fall after it was left in limbo for more than a year by plans to build a border fence ...

Fences and Cemeteries

Cemetery association wants fence to protect grounds
Eagle Tribune  - Oct 22, 2009
On the face of it, the squabble between the Hilldale Cemetery Association in Haverhill and Mayor James Fiorentini might look like it is over no more than a relatively small amount of money — $800...
Fence keeps peace at Lake Helen cemetery
Daytona Beach News-Journal  - Oct 26, 2009
The cemetery is surrounded by a combination of wrought iron and chain-link fencing. Disney World donated the iron fence. A contractor installed the ...

Fences in the Courts

Boy's finger lost on CPS fence, mother claims in suit
Chicago Breaking News - Tribune  - Oct 19, 2009
A woman is suing the Chicago Board of Education after her 8-year-old son lost a finger while playing Sept. 14 on a fence around trash bins at the George Manierre School, 1420 N. Hudson Ave.....

Pool Safety

No excuses, all pools must be fenced
Brisbane Times  - Oct 20, 2009
ALL home owners with backyard swimming pools, including those on waterfront properties, will be forced to install fences under tough laws to be introduced by the State Government...


Border fence to stem flow of militants
Arab News  - Oct 21, 2009
Saudi Arabia plans to build a high-tech fence system costing billions of dollars with night cameras, heat sensors, air and sea surveillance to seal off the ......


Wierd News

Cop accused of pulling gun at haunted house
Canoe, CA  - Oct 26, 2009
ESSEX, Md. (AP) — A Baltimore city police officer delivered the fright of a lifetime to a haunted house employee, pulling a gun on the chain-saw-wielding man at the end of his act, authorities said Monday...

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