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Industry News

HySecurity announces the Fall '09 Tech Training - Distributor, Dealer, End User
Press Release  - Sep 16, 2009
HySecurity hosts this intensive, hands-on, THREE day technical training seminar on October 20 –22 at our manufacturing plant in Kent, WA (near Seattle-Tacoma airport)....
Master Halco opens new Los Angeles, CA area branch location
Press Release  - Sep 14, 2009
ORANGE, Calif. — Master Halco, Inc., the leading distributor and manufacturer of fence systems in North America, has announced it is opening a new branch location in Southgate, CA, near Los Angeles,...
Troax's Smart Fix modular machine guarding in machine safety systems for Meltech Engineering
Materials Handling World Magazine - Sep 17, 2009
The company is using Smart Fix to construct safety fencing whenever it installs high speed, automated wire and cable manufacturing equipment to its clients throughout the UK ...

Decking News

City Deck taking shape one plank at a time
Green Bay Press Gazette  - Sep 17, 2009
Not that they have any intention of doing it, but if workers from Selmer Construction Co. were to abandon the job right now, the city of Green Bay would still have itself a pretty nice City Deck...
Local manufacturer creates materials for plastics industry
nwitimes.com  - Sep 17, 2009
CALUMET CITY | Although its corporate headquarters sits in a nondescript industrial area of Calumet City, Plastics Color Corp. is a company with a global footprint....

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence company seized by state
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - MLive.com  - Sep 17, 2009
The state treasurer's office seized property at the former Allen Brothers Fence Co. this week and has changed the locks on the door, according to the new owner ...

Local Government Issues

Newark considering banning chain link fences
Philadelphia Inquirer  - Sep 16, 2009
NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey's largest city wants people to mend fences , their own. Newark's city council is expected to consider a proposal this fall that will establish uniform requirements for businesses and homes that have fences...
Builders knock proposal for retention pond fences
The Virginian-Pilot  - Sep 16, 2009
You don't want this big ugly fence around it," he said. Planning Director Scott Mills proposed requiring fences around ponds built within 100 feet of a ...
After debate, basin fence finally going in
Davis County Clipper  - Sep 15, 2009
FARMINGTON — A six foot fence is finally going in to surround a Mutton Hollow water detention basin, here – nearly 10 months after it was first proposed ...
Safety concern over fencing
Spenborough Guardian  - Sep 16, 2009
A HECKMONDWIKE trader has blasted the council after security fencing around the site of the new Library and Information Centre which blew ...
Replacing fence complicated when it is at Porter Beach
Chesterton Tribune  - Sep 17, 2009
On the advice of its attorney and a request from the petitioner, the Porter Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3-1 Wednesday to postpone a decision on Raymond Cahnman’s Porter Beach variance request because the location of his east boundary line at 3030 Dearborn St. is in question. ...

Fence Disputes

Rochester Planning Board advises family in stockade fence dispute
Foster's Daily Democrat  - Sep 22, 2009
ROCHESTER — The Planning Board advised a Flagg Road couple Monday night in their ongoing dispute over a stockade fence placed on their property during the construction of the Trinity Conservation subdivision. ...
Plainville neighbors win fence fight
Attleboro Sun Chronicle  - Sep 22, 2009
A neighborhood fight against barbed wire topped fencing ended in favor of School Street residents who protested the water and sewer commission's decision to put it around the water tank there ...
Fence drives wedge between neighbors
MyFoxOrlando.com  - Sep 16, 2009
Winter Park code only allows fences to be six feet high. So, neighbors, like Langdon, complained. The Winter Park Board of Adjustments heard both sides ...

Community Issues

Fence replacement debacle at Culver City Skate Park continues until the end of the month
Examiner.com - Sep 22, 2009
The park was closed early July so the fences around the facility could be exchanged – reportedly, the original chain link fence had been vandalized with bolt cutters, which demanded the complete substitution of the enclosures to wrought iron kind...
Privacy Fence Makes For Dangerous Crosswalk
WSMV  - Sep 16, 2009
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Drivers don't have any warning, and children can't see the cars coming. Clarksville residents have said it's a recipe for disaster, and it's happening right outside their homes. ...
£300k to put up fencing
Express and Star  - Sep 20, 2009
Installing gates and fencing to secure Cannock Park and the adjoining leisure centre and golf course will cost £300,000, the town’s community forum has been told....
Board 'on the fence' about vinyl fences at OP pumping stations
Ocean City Today  - Sep 17, 2009
Grant Helvey of Ocean Pines wants the wooden stockades surrounding the community's pumping stations to be replaced with white vinyl fences. At the Aug. 8 annual meeting of the Ocean Pines Association, residents voted in favor of Helvey's motion for the board of directors to write a letter to the county asking for action ...


USA Mexico Border Fence

GAO says border fence to cost $6.5B over next 20 years
USA Today  - Sep 17, 2009
The security fence under construction along the U.S.-Mexico border will cost taxpayers $6.5 billion over the next 20 years, a government audit shows ...

Fencing and Airports

Smaller airports defend fed funding
Journal and Courier  - Sep 20, 2009
Recently the airport received a $816,000 grant from the FAA, via stimulus funds. The money is being used to heighten about 30,000 linear feet of fence around the airport by 2 feet, to 10 feet. The project also will add 2 feet of two-strand barbed wire on top of the fence...

DIY - Consumers

Do research before making a decking decision
The Detroit News  - Sep 22, 2009
We need to replace our current deck and have been researching composite decking. We've gotten several estimates from different companies. Each company says that the composite product that they offer is the best. Needless to say, we are now thoroughly confused...
It's best to dig new post holes to repair fence
Chicago Daily Herald  - Sep 19, 2009
Q. My daughter is replacing her backyard fence. The installer claims that he cannot use the same post holes and has to move the new fence several inches away. Is he correct, or can the same post holes be used?..

Pool Safety

Pool fences a 'soft start'
Gold Coast News  - Sep 20, 2009
LEGENDARY Gold Coast swim coach Laurie Lawrence says tough new pool safety laws for Queensland are a 'soft start' in preventing drownings in backyard swimming pools...
Qld ramps up pool safety laws
ABC Online  - Sep 19, 2009
All new pools will have to ensure there is a strict non-climbable zone next to or above the pool, with owners of existing pools having until 2011 to ensure they comply with the new laws....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Suffolk County farmers get nearly $1 million to combat $5 million annual deer problem
Riverhead News-Review  - Sep 21, 2009
Suffolk County is set to get nearly $1 million from the state to put up agricultural deer fencing to help farmers deal with a herd problem that has been fueled by development and lack of predators, officials said. ...
Moose fence advocate opposes openings for ATVs
CBC.ca  - Sep 21, 2009
A mother who fought for years to have moose fencing installed along provincial highways is now taking on the New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation and its request to open up those fences. ...
Fence in food source, control population
Houston Chronicle  - Sep 16, 2009
“Fencing can be a low-cost, effective way to do that.” Recent research on the effectiveness of low fences in restricting feral hog access to automated ...
ENVIRONMENT: Electric Fence as Lifesaver for Endangered Elephants
Australia.TO  - Sep 16, 2009
”The elephants know that the fence is there, and if they even brush against it, they will get a shock,” de Silva, standing next to the fence, told IPS. Dried-out piles of elephant dung could be seen right at the edge of the fence,...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Predators continue to bleed farmers
Woodstock Sentinel Review  - Sep 16, 2009
Producers have followed the instructions of Ministry of Natural Resources professionals to reduce or eliminate such kills - everything from guard dogs to predator fencing. Both add considerably to the farmers'. ...
Fences for Fido builds freedom fence
South Lincoln County News  - Sep 16, 2009
Eyes bright, ears perked, Chopper stands at the edge of his small world and watches Fences for Fido volunteers build him a fence ...

AFA Education

Wierd News

Bra fence gets regular strip down
The Nelson Mail  - Sep 17, 2009
A bra fence on Cable Bay Rd in Nelson is getting someone's knickers in a twist. Local resident Sharon Harvey said the bra fence near the Cable Bay rifle range first appeared about two years ago...

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