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Industry News

New from Minnesota Vinyl & Aluminum Systems, Inc. “fly away” Motorized & Retractable Screen enclosures
Press Release  - Sep 8, 2009
Minnesota Vinyl & Aluminum Systems, Inc. announces that we have added to our product line: “fly away” Motorized & Retractable Screen enclosures. Not only does this premier product compliment our existing STAR Aluminum Railing System; it is truly one of a kind....
Chamberlain Announces Recipients of ’09 Scholarships Awards
Professional Door Dealer  - Sep 1, 2009
Each year, The Chamberlain Group is proud to honor students who excel both inside the classroom and their community with the Duchossois/Chamberlain College Scholarship Awards. This year's scholarship award recipients are Lela Epstein, Thomas Cleary, Peter Lawinger, Samantha Shepley and Krista Shutvet...
Perimeter Security Firm Fensec Unveil New Acquisition Stan Bond at Security 2009
NewsMaker (press release)  - Sep 8, 2009
Stan Bond has been operating out of Western Australia for 60 years. Quality Assured to ISO 9001 standards, Stan Bond manufacture and install aluminium and steel security doors, screens and window bars for both commercial and domestic customers...
Grange Fencing buys Metpost
Builders Merchants Journal  - Sep 2, 2009
Grange Fencing has bought the goodwill and assets of Metpost, from Expamet Building Products Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Metpost has made fence post supports and accessories since 1974 and is the market leader...

Decking Industry News

New Trex Profiles Decking Now Available at 200 Lowe's Stores in Western U.S
Building Online  - Sep 1, 2009
WINCHESTER, VA -- Trex, the nation's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing products, is launching a new exclusive decking product called Trex Profiles™ – now available at 200 Lowe's stores across the western U.S...
Building Materials Corporation of America Completes Acquisition of Correct Building Products. Establishes GAF Decking Systems Unit
Maine Today  - Sep 2, 2009
A subsidiary of Building Materials Corporation of America (BMCA) has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Correct Building Products effective today, August 28th, 2009....

Fence Contractors in the News

Don’t fence him in
Westfair Business Publications  - Sep 3, 2009
Cary Socci began his career in the fence installation industry at the most legendary concert in the country’s history. It was 1969, and the then 20-year-old and a friend were commissioned by Bronx-based Gun Hill Fence Co. to fashion three miles of chain-link fence around the perimeter of Woodstock...
Laramie company expands warehouse space
LocalNews8.com  - Sep 8, 2009
AP) - A Laramie company that recycles wood from Wyoming snow fences is expanding its warehouse space. Centennial Woods says it needs more space to process .

Local Government Issues

The fence that Burke built
Chicago Sun-Times  - Sep 8, 2009
Powerful alderman spent $45,499 in taxpayer money to build a sidewalk and fence longer than a football field that keeps teens from hanging around the railroad track behind his home ...
City Hall mending laissez faire fence law
La Crosse Tribune  - Sep 4, 2009
Until recently, John Kockler needed only to look next door to see the consequences of unregulated fences. His neighbor on North 22nd Street in La Crosse took down 2 feet of lattice atop the 5-foot fence between their properties ...
Code Changes Target Driveways, Fences
Webster Kirkwood Times  - Sep 4, 2009
The major change in fence regulations concerns screening between commercial properties and requiring hardware on residential fencing to be put on the inside ...
Swampscott officials OK new fence
Daily Item  - Sep 4, 2009
SWAMPSCOTT - Since recently installed signs and increased police enforcement have not deterred parents from using the small, dead-end streets surrounding Phillips Park as a loading zone, the town is now considering installing a fence with locked gates ...

Schools and Fences

School's 'prison' fence green light
The Star  - Sep 3, 2009
A SHEFFIELD school has been given the green light to erect a massive fence around its grounds – despite residents' objections that it would ...
Fence Collapses, Students Injured At HS Football Game
ThePittsburghChannel.com  - Sep 5, 2009
WEST VIEW, Pa. -- Several students were hurt when a bleacher fence collapsed before Friday night's football game at North Hills Stadium. About 50 students rushed to the fence at the bottom of the bleacher section at North Hills Senior High School, ...
West Linn-Wilsonville schools settle injury claim for $180,000
The Oregonian  - Sep 3, 2009
The lawsuit, brought by Malin Petrusich, had been scheduled to go to trial Sept. 14 in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Petrusich also sued the Oregon School Activities Association, two fence companies ...

Community Issues

Allotment fence 'might injure vandals'
Mirror.co.uk  - Sep 4, 2009
Gardeners are so furious with their council they feel like throwing in their trowels. The growers have been banned from using barbed wire to deter allotment vandals - in case they hurt themselves...
Fence project gets the go-ahead for construction
Newberg Graphic  - Sep 4, 2009
A project of the Newberg Downtown Revitalization Committee is one large step closer to fruition with a commitment from George Fox University to assist with the replacement of fencing along a short stretch of Portland Road...
Iowa builds natural fences to keep snow off roads
Chicago Tribune  - Sep 5, 2009
HUXLEY, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Transportation is hoping to keep snow off the state's roads with natural landscaping. ...


Fence foils escape from Justice Center
Daily Post Athenian  - Sep 7, 2009
An escape attempt early Saturday morning at the McMinn County Justice Center was easily thwarted, according to the McMinn County Sheriff's Department ...


The Famous and Their Fences

George Harrison's Widow Feuding With Neighbor Over Razor Fence
RTT News  - Sep 7, 2009
Olivia Harrison, widow of late Beatles guitarist George Harrison, is being publicly called out by a neighbor about her attempt to replace an 8-foot, high-security fence around her property...
Audigier Fighting $1 Million Fencing Match
TMZ.com  - Sep 4, 2009
Ed Hardy honcho Christian Audigier likes his big fence and wants to keep it around his big house -- his only problem ... the city of Los Angeles in standing in his way ...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Farmer says better fences might cost too much
Gainesville Times  - Sep 8, 2009
The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking over the county’s official code of ordinances after local farmers expressed concerns over new fencing regulations...
Fences for Fido brings room to run
RTT News  - Sep 7, 2009
OREGON CITY, Ore. - Whether it's a dog bite or the death of a dog that's chained up in severe heat, a local group of volunteers said it happens too often. To prevent such tragedies, they're arming themselves with wire cutters and hammers...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

CDOT to build more wildlife fencing along Highway 82
Aspen Times  - Sep 4, 2009
GARFIELD COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation will soon begin installing wildlife fencing along a stretch of Highway 82 south of Glenwood Springs that sees a high incidence of wildlife-vehicle collisions. ...
Huge benefits expected after completion of 400-km fence around the Aberdares
Daily Nation  - Sep 3, 2009
The placing of the last pole in the 400-kilometre electric fence around the Aberdare forest concluded a two-decade exercise that was a pure blend of patience, sacrifice and adventure...
Runway wallabies keep night flights on ground
The Star  - Sep 8, 2009
WALLABIES are continuing to plague night operations at a Territory airfield more than four months after a mesh fence was supposed to solve the problem...


Fencing off Bangladesh
guardian.co.uk  - Sep 5, 2009
In the last six months, more than 50 people have been killed alongside the 2,500-mile barbed wire fence that India is building around its neighbour, Bangladesh. Such incidents are increasing in what is becoming one of the most volatile border areas in the world...

AFA Education

Weird News

Fire turns wine bottles into cork-firing weapons
Canoe, CA  - Sep 6, 2009
WAMSUTTER, Wyoming - Battling an intensely hot fire after a cargo truck crashed on a highway, emergency crews were surprised to find themselves suddenly fired upon - by corks from exploding wine bottles inside....

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