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Industry News

Electric Fence Manufacturer FiShock Launches New Website
PR Web (press release)  - Aug 31, 2009
The new fishock™ website is your single source for all your electric fencing needs. Whether you're an experienced rancher or a hobby farmer, you will find ...
Columns, Pier Caps, Balusters, Gate Posts, Garden Products, bullnose, Pavers, What are they?
PR Inside (press release)  - Aug 31, 2009
Baluster Fencing - A row of balusters is called balustrading , you use these to create a fence. Fencing plays a very important part in our life providing security and peace of mind. Balusters and posts are used to fence off a verandah, or a balcony to prevent people from falling over the edge, ...

Decking Industry News

Great Week of Networking Ahead for Decking & Railing Industry
BusinessWire.com  - Aug 27, 2009
Two of the decking and railing industry’s premier conference and trade shows will be held during the week of October 26, 2009. Principia Partners’ 6th annual executive conference on the Wood-Plastic and Natural Fiber Composites used in decking, railing, fencing . ...
Green Bay Decking Strengthens Commitment to Wisconsin Community
PR Web  - Aug 27, 2009
Green Bay Decking, LLC announced today that production of GeoDeck™, the best-in-class composite decking and railing solution, will remain in Wisconsin. In addition, Green Bay Decking is strengthening its commitment to local businesses and communities throughout Wisconsin...
New Hardwood Deck Screw Eliminates Pre-drilling
Media Newswire (press release)  - Aug 27, 2009
Simpson Strong-Tie introduces its newest collated fastener, the DHPD hardwood deck screw. It's specifically designed for hardwood decking, such as fastening ...
Wood Plastic Composites to grow well through 2011
plastemart.com  - Aug 31, 2009
Wood Plastic Composites (WPCs) are defined as composite materials that contain thermoplastics and wood in various forms. ...

Local Government Issues

Uniroyal site draws interest
The Republican - MassLive.com  - Sep 1, 2009
Earlier this month, the City Council approved $230,000 to erect about 10,500 linear feet of fence to secure the 79 acres off East Main and Oak streets that holds more than 20 vacant factory buildings...
Guardrails on N.C. 215 to be installed soon
BlueRidgeNow.com  - Sep 1, 2009
One of the projects calls for installing guardrails along 16.8 miles of N.C. 215 in Transylvania and Jackson counties from U.S. 64 to the Haywood County line. The $2.2 million contract was awarded to Reynolds Fence & Guardrail Inc. of Indian Trail..
Update on Fence Being Constructed Along I-15
KPVI-TV  - Sep 1, 2009
In June we reported on a fence that is being constructed along Interstate 15 to protect both motorist and Mother Nature. Now funding for that barrier is ......
Families fume at A50 fence blunder
Stoke & Staffordshire  - Aug 26, 2009
RESIDENTS who were told they would benefit from new fencing to block out the noise of traffic thundering along the A50 will no longer be offered sound barriers around their properties...
County to get cost estimate for fence
Belleville Intelligencer - Aug 26, 2009
Prince Edward County Council has voted in favour of a cost estimate study to erect a fence between Roblin Lake Park and the property of an Ameliasburgh couple that clashed with attendees at a recent car show held there...
New safety barrier and safety fence for M62
PFleet Directory  - Aug 28, 2009
The Highways Agency will begin work to improve safety for drivers using the on the M62 by renewing the central reserve safety barrier between Junctions 22 ...
Boundary fence backed
Devon 24  - Aug 25, 2009
TOWN planners have backed a two metre fence surrounding a Brixington property despite objects from neighbours....

Community Issues

Green Bay Packers fence slats help charity
Green Bay Gazzette  - Aug 27, 2009
The famous painted fence across the street from Lambeau Field is helping the community even after it was torn down to make room for a bigger tribute to the Green Bay Packers ...
Fencing 'ruins cycle track'
Bundaberg NewsMail  - Aug 27, 2009
CYCLIST Sam Chambers returned to Bundaberg from holiday last week to an unpleasant surprise - the cycling track he regularly rides has been fitted with fencing too small to fit his bike through....
ACT fences bridges to stop rock-throwing
The Age  - Aug 25, 2009
The ACT government is spending $2.4 million to prevent rocks being thrown at motor vehicles from overhead bridges. The territory government will install ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Scrap Metal Plot Suspected in Attack on Border Fence
New York Times  - Aug 27, 2009
They have heard of people tunneling under it, scaling it and, on the Mexican side, defacing it. But it is not often, law enforcement authorities say, that people try to rip apart the border fence to sell it. ...


DIY - Consumers

Fence Me In
The Nelson Mail  - Aug 28, 2009
Sue Lindsay looks at the front line of home landscaping the boundary. A well-built and appropriate fence or wall will improve the capital value of your property and increase street appeal...
Look before you dig
Bundaberg NewsMail  - Aug 27, 2009
Now that we know how deep to bury our fence posts, how the pack them, and have mutually agreed with our neighbours as to where to place them, we're ready to start digging.....
Neighbors feel cheated over fence repairs
KIDK  - Aug 27, 2009
INKOM - A few homeowners are upset with a man they hired to do some repairs on a fence, and now they're having trouble getting in touch with him...

Home Owner Associations

Homeowner's associations, helpful or harassing?
Examiner.com  - Aug 27, 2009
Many suburban homeowners have had to deal with homeowner's associations. Sure, they apply uniformity to a neighborhood, but when do they push too far? They can control colors and materials, if and where a fence can be built, even if trees can be planted or removed....
Dallas Residents Upset By Home's Tall Fence
CBS 11  - Aug 27, 2009
The residents in an upscale Dallas neighborhood are fighting to have the fence around a new home taken down, saying that it is offensive. The home in question is located in the 5200 block of Stonegate Road, in the Bluffview neighborhood ...

Pool Safety

JC council works on pool fencing ordinance
Marion Daily Republican  - Aug 26, 2009
The committee will draft new guidelines for fencing around pools. “The way it's written, a one-foot Mickey Mouse pool would require a fence,” mayor Ryan ....

Community Fence Projects

Helping HAND
AG Week  - Aug 27, 2009
FARGO, N.D. — Some western North Dakota ranchers who were affected by the 2008 to ’09 blizzards are getting a helping HAND with fencing...
VFF extends fence rebuilding scheme
ABC Online  - Aug 31, 2009
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is extending its role rebuilding fences in fire affected areas, for a few more weeks...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fencing of Aberdares completed
Daily Nation  - Aug 27, 2009
Kenya's Wildlife and Forestry minister Noah Wekesa on Saturday joined conservationists and residents of Nyandarua in celebrating the completion of a Sh850 million electric fence around the Aberdare Ranges.....

AFA Education

Weird News

Police in Florida lure fugitives with promise of a stimulus cheque, then make arrest
Canoe, CA  - Aug 30, 2009
LONDON (AP — You’d better get ready to use your loaf if you want to get your hands on some bread....

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