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Industry News

Linear Introduces International Electronics' Max 3 Output Module
ThomasNet Industrial News Room  - Oct 2, 2009
Increases the Number of Applications Available to Customers on Secured Series Access Control Systems ...
Western Woods Inc. Is The Sole Distributor Of The New Z/Post
Press Release  - Oct 4, 2009
The Z/Post is a powder coated metal fence post designed to eliminate the use of the traditional 4X4 wood post. The Z shape allows 2x4 rails to easily be attached allowing a perfectly strait fence line. ...
SecureUSA Develops All Electric K12 Bollard Security System
PR Newswire (press release)  - Sep 30, 2009
The new electric bollard will be an effective perimeter security solution for high profile government and corporate sites that are looking to meet ..
New Report "U.S. Market for Fence, Deck & Rail Products" available through Aarkstore Enterprise
PR Newswire (press release)  - Oct 3, 2009
These are uncertain times in the housing and home improvement industry, especially for arenas that may be considered non-essential to consumers, such as fence, deck & rail (FDR) products. ...
Executive Profile - Jeff Goldberg
San Diego Business Journal  - Oct 5, 2009
Jeff Goldberg is founder and chief executive of Cali Bamboo, a provider of eco-friendly bamboo building products such as fencing, flooring and decking...

Industry News - People

In Memory - Rick Richter
Announcement  - Oct 5, 2009
Rick Richter, 69 Veteran Estimator of Crown Fence in Santa Fe Springs CA., died of a heart attack on Sept 5, 2009, Letter from Crown Fence..

Decking Industry News

TimberTech® DeckLites® Named a Best New Product for 2009
Press Release  - Sep 30, 2009
Wilmington, OH – September 30, 2009 – TimberTech’s DeckLites® is named one of Professional Builder magazine’s “100 Best New Products” of 2009 and is featured in the magazine’s September issue ...
Wood Composite Technologies Inc. announces new strategic arrangements with Westech Building Products
Canada NewsWire (press release)  - Oct 2, 2009
Wood Composite Technologies Inc. (TSX-V: WCT) (the "Company") is pleased to announce it has entered into a term sheet describing a new strategic arrangement with Westech Building Products Limited ("Westech"). ...
EBTY Hidden Deck Fasteners Names Duane Cave As National Sales Manager
Building Online  - Sep 30, 2009
NORTH BRANCH, NJ -- Blue Heron Enterprises, LLC CEO Glenn Eberle has appointed longtime hidden deck fastener expert Duane Cave as National Sales Manager. Duane will be responsible for leading the Company's EBTY Hidden Deck Fasteners Group. ...
Green Bay Decking Announces Distribution Partnership With Holbrook Lumber Company
MarketWire  - Oct 5, 2009
Green Bay Decking, LLC, The Composite Solutions Company, today announces the renewal of a long-standing partnership with Holbrook Lumber Company to resume distribution of GeoDeck™ composite decking and begin distribution of Green Bay Decking's next generation of composite products in 2010...

Fence Contractors in the News

Cash down, but no fence in return
Allentown Morning Call  - Oct 4, 2009
The poet who once wrote that good fences make good neighbors obviously hadn't paid Patrick Pettie to build his fence. Otherwise, he may not have had a fence to pontificate about ..
Sports complex fencing bid accepted
Great Bend Tribune  - Oct 6, 2009
A bid of almost a half million dollars for fencing at the new city sports complex was accepted when the Great Bend City Council met Monday night. The bid for $484,562 was from Premier Fence LLC of Kansas City, Kan...
Rails race reaches near turn
Wallowa County Chieftain  - Oct 1, 2009
Harold Hartley of Northwest Fence Company in Enterprise was onboard with the project from the start and offered to sell 20-foot rails for just $15 each - if they were donated to the project...

Fencing and Airports

Fort Wayne airport using federal dollars for work
News Sentinel  - Oct 2, 2009
Almost a mile of perimeter security fence – made of chain link about 10 feet high – will be installed, and three 8-foot culverts will be extended...

Local Government Issues

Tenders called for Keepit Dam fence
ABC Regional Online  - Oct 6, 2009
The New South Wales Government has called for tenders to erect a two metre high, barbed wire security fence around Keepit Dam, near Gunnedah, ahead of major works due to start next year ...
Proposal to limit front-yard fences to 4 feet headed to Waco City Council
Waco Tribune Herald  - Oct 1, 2009
A proposal to limit the height of front-yard fences to 4 feet is headed for the Waco City Council after winning support from the Waco Plan Commission ...
Panel calls on ODOT to nix fence on bridge
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com  - Oct 3, 2009
Cleveland Planning Commission members are concerned that 42-inch concrete barriers and 6-foot mesh fencing being proposed for the planned westbound Inner ...
Wellsboro Council amending ordinance on fences
Williamsport Sun-Gazette  - Oct 5, 2009
A restriction on metal fencing, except wrought iron type fencing, in the front yard of any residential district, and barbed wire and all fencing that is ..
Town relaxing fence bylaw
Fort Frances Times  - Sep 30, 2009
The Town of Fort Frances is preparing a new fence bylaw for council’s consideration, which will relax the rules regarding corner sight triangles as well as fences and hedges on corner lots. ..


Community Issues

Electric fence in vandalised road
BBC News  - Sep 29, 2009
A man has erected an electric fence around his home after a series of vandal attacks in his street. Ralph Harvey, from Saltash, said he had installed the ...
Mural makeover for fence
Otago Daily Times  - Oct 1, 2009
Plans to turn the white fence around the Forsyth Barr Stadium site into Dunedin's biggest work of art have been approved. Keep Dunedin Beautiful co-ordinator Darlene Thomson yesterday confirmed a resource consent had been granted for the project...
Fencing at the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse to be replaced
Contra Costa Times  - Oct 2, 2009
Fencing along the steps of the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse will be replaced later this month, causing the closure of the stairs to the public weekdays, Point Reyes National Seashore officials said this week ...
What makes for good neighbors also irks town
Nashua Telegraph  - Sep 30, 2009
HUDSON – To town officials, the fence separating two homes on Burns Hill Road might as well be the Great Wall of China. The 10-foot-tall vinyl barrier, built last winter, stands four feet higher than permitted by town ordinances ..

The Famous and Their Fences

Actor loses bid to stop razor wire fencing
Henley Standard  - Oct 5, 2009
NEW razor wire fence around Friar Park in Henley have been approved despite opposition from neighbours. Olivia Harrison, the widow of Beatle George ...

Schools and Fences

Fence solution remains elusive
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com  - Oct 5, 2009
The last round of discussions at the September school board meeting didn't go well between Camp Hill School District officials and the North 24th Street residents group regarding the alley behind the houses on the east side of North 24th Street ..
School fence cops a blast
Centralian Advocate  - Sep 30, 2009
ANGRY parents have hit out against Braitling Primary School Council's suggestion that they use other parks around town after a 2m fence goes up around the school...
Fence brings security to Jefferson playground
Parkersburg News  - Oct 5, 2009
PARKERSBURG - With the help of volunteers, students at Jefferson Elementary Center now have a safe, secure and healthy place to play. On Saturday, volunteers from Laborers Union Local 1085 set the poles and Parkersburg Ironworkers Local 787 installed 800 feet of eight-foot-high commercial grade chain-link fence ..

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Horse farm fence being built around CentrePointe site downtown
Kentucky.com  - Oct 5, 2009
The horse farm motif is used everywhere from our jail to our schools. Why not on an empty block in the middle of downtown Lexington?...
Documentary Focuses On Group’s Efforts To Build Dog Fences
MyNC.com  - Oct 2, 2009
They've spent thousands of dollars and man hours giving dogs new lives in the canines' own backyards. Now, the works of The Coalition to Unchain Dogs is hitting the big screen...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Virtual fence is found to be lacking
St. Louis Post-Dispatch  - Sep 29, 2009
Along the boundary between Arizona and Mexico recently, Border Patrol agent Michael Scioli weaved his SUV through unforgiving rock formations and hills of desert brush ...
A costly U.S.-Mexico border wall, in both dollars and deaths
Reuters  - Oct 2, 2009
Securing the United States’s border from illegal immigrants, terrorists and weapons of mass destruction “continues to be a major challenge,” ...


Wierd News

Treasure hunter falls victim to possible 30-year-old prank
Canoe, CA  - Oct 4, 2009
ST. LOUIS -- An Illinois woman who set out on a treasure hunt for buried gold coins after finding a cryptic note in an antique rocking chair may have been the victim of a prolific prankster who died more than 30 years 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 OBO. Please feel free to call with questions. 785-383-5850



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Sales Representative

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