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Industry News

Gallagher North America moves its U.S. base to North Kansas City
Kansas City Business Journal  - Apr 20, 2010
Gallagher North America Inc. has moved its U.S. headquarters from Sanford, Fla., to North Kansas City. The company, formerly Gallagher Security Management Systems, said in a release late Monday that the move essentially consolidates its U.S. operations...
Sacramento Fence Company S&S Fence to Debut SportaFence at NCAA National Softball Tournament
The Open Press (press release)  - Apr 20, 2010
S&S Fence Company, Inc., one of Sacramento's leading fencing contractor companies, announced today that it will be nationally debuting a new sports invention called the "SportaFence", a portable outfield fence which can quickly and easily be rolled on and off an athletic field at a moment's notice...
IFSEC 2010: APT Security Systems showcases crash-rated solutions
Info4Security  - Apr 20, 2010
APT Security Systems – part of the APT Controls Group – is this year returning to IFSEC to showcase a wide range of security solutions. Brian Sims reports...
Westminster Group’s newly acquired CTAC business wins significant contracts worth over £1m
Proactive Investors UK  - Apr 27, 2010
Under the terms of the contracts, CTAC will provide a variety of high-end security equipment to the high security bullion storage sites, including: Intruder Alarms, CCTV, Access Control, Vehicle Blockers, Turnstiles, Fencing, Electronic Fence Detection, Vehicle Strainer Wire and External Electronic Beams...
Reliance Foundry, Security Directors Act on Lessons from Vehicles Used as Bombs
International Business Times (press release) -  - Apr 21, 2010
As North America marked the fifteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1994, in which Timothy McVeigh's truck full of explosives killed 168 people and injured more than 500, including children in a day care center in a United States federal building, security directors are looking for innovations in building perimeter security...
The fence gets the shock treatment
Manila Bulletin  - Apr 27, 2010
Gay Villa, manager of the aptly-named Thunderwall Fences Enterprise, says people get weary when they see the numerous crime stories being reported on the TV news. “It’s a matter of answering the question of how safe we really are even in our own home,” ...

Decking Industry News

Sharkstooth Set To Revolutionise Deck Design and Performance
I-Newswire.com (press release)  - Apr 21, 2010
Sharkstooth is an innovative product designed to improve the laying, appearance and lifespan of decks. Sharkstooth is a hidden deck fastener that secures decking without opening the upper surface of the wood to the elements. The unique design prevents moisture from building up between the joist and the decking timber, ..
Trex® Offers Quick Tips for Recycling or Reusing Plastic Bags
Earthtimes (press release)  - Apr 22, 2010
In celebration of Earth Day, here are four surprising spots where plastic bags could be turned from trash to treasure: Homeowners who would like to win their own eco-friendly outdoor living spaces, can enter the Trex Designer Deck Contest through June 15...

Local Government Issues

Fencing, hazard warnings recommended for Oklahoma City oil sites
NewsOK.com  - Apr 26, 2010
A federal agency responsible for investigating industrial chemical accidents is pushing oil companies, legislators and ...
Deer fence fight driving couple away
Fort Frances Times  - Apr 21, 2010
Disappointed with the town not allowing them to keep up the fence they had erected at their Sixth Street East home to protect their property from deer, local residents Marie and Lynwood Anderson are moving to New Brunswick to operate a tree farm they have bought...
Aurora Bridge suicide fence delayed
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)  - Apr 26, 2010
Work set to begin late Wednesday on building a suicide-prevention barrier fence around the outer rim of the Aurora Bridge has been put on hold, the state Transportation Department reports....
Electric fences causing problems for road workers
York News-Times  - Apr 26, 2010
Safety and Security Awareness Day Ten of The Home Depot stores will host Pool Fence Safety and Security Awareness Day 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1. ...

Community Issues

FFA officers receive $2,500 grant to design Carolina Fence Garden
Independent Mail  - Apr 26, 2010
The $2,500 grant will be used to build a split rail fence commonly used by South Carolinians in the late 1800s and early 1900s and put in plants such as yellow Jessamine (state flower), ....
Downtown fence issues rile Burlington residents
The Courier News  - Apr 20, 2010
BURLINGTON -- A request to allow a fence around the sand volleyball court at Mott's Lounge sailed past village board members Monday with no objection. But a request to allow another fence -- this one around the playground at See Saw Day Care Center ...
Child's death renews calls to fence in pond
Indianapolis Star  - Apr 26, 2010
Chesney Allen dreamed of attending kindergarten, often sitting at the table with her older brother and mimicking him as he did his homework. On Monday, the 5-year-old even received her shots, clearing the way for her to go to school this fall...
Fence will enclose Bemis Mill property after teen's fatal fall
Jackson Sun  - Apr 26, 2010
A fence will be erected along the former Bemis Mill property after an accident that saw a 14-year-old boy die from a fall there two weeks ...
Resident rejects fence explanations
Canowindra News  - Apr 21, 2010
A disapproving neighbour of a fence being constructed around the Canowindra Sports Oval has rejected answers provided by the fence’s supporters. ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Wyo. Landowner, Hunters Modify Fence For Wildlife
CBS4Denver.com  - Apr 26, 2010
LABARGE, Wyo. (AP) ? A western Wyoming landowner, hunters and outfitters have cooperated to make it easier for big segments of the Wyoming Range deer herd to migrate between winter and summer ranges....
Dog fence flood damage may top $1m
ABC Online - Apr 22, 2010
The fence stretches 2500 kilometres from the Darling Downs to the far south-west of the state. Committee member and Quilpie Mayor David Edwards says...
Parents demand school 'coyote fence'
CBC.ca  - Apr 26, 2010
Fearful of coyotes and bears, a mother from Port Hawkesbury wants a fence put up around her daughter's school. Coyote and bear sightings near the Tamarack ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Senators call for scraping 'virtual fence'
The Associated Press  - Apr 20, 2010
WASHINGTON — Two senators say it's time to consider ending a contract for a "virtual fence" along the US-Mexico border that they contend isn't keeping ...
Lawmakers Blast Failure of Planned 'Virtual Fence' along US-Mexico border
Voice of America  - Apr 20, 2010
Lawmakers in Washington say US and Mexican authorities need much more help to battle violent drug traffickers. At a hearing this week, several members of a ...

DIY - Consumers

Sam asks: do good fences make good neighbors?
Boston Globe  - Apr 19, 2010
It's time to get out in the yard, maybe put up a fence. It's not always as easy as it ought to be. Sam Schneiderman, Broker-owner of Greater Boston Home Team tells you why. ...

Stolen Fences

Thieves Take $5K Worth Of Fencing From Local Business
kypost.com  - Apr 26, 2010
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Police are investigating a scrap metal theft at "Couch's Campers" in Middletown. Police say the owner of the business reported someone stole $5,000 worth of portable fencing from the property on April 17 ...

Pool Safety

East Hants repealing pool fence rule
TheChronicleHerald.ca  - Apr 20, 2010
Taking steps to repeal a bylaw that says property owners must erect a fence around backyard pools in East Hants doesn’t mean councillors don’t care about kids ...
Home Depot holds Pool Fence
CBC.ca  - Apr 26, 2010
Safety and Security Awareness Day Ten of The Home Depot stores will host Pool Fence Safety and Security Awareness Day 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1. ...

Fences and History

Jim McKee: 'Devil's Rope' was essential to settlement of the Great Plains
YLincoln Journal Star  - Apr 25, 2010
As farmers and settlers began to arrive in Nebraska Territory in the 1850s, one of the problems they encountered was the paucity of fencing materials. In the Eastern states, where many settlers originated, split rail wood and even stone fences were easily and inexpensively obtainable...



Fencing of India-Myanmar border under way
Oneindia  - Apr 26, 2010
Imphal, Apr 24 (ANI): Fencing along the India-Myanmar international border at Manipur's Moreh town is in progress to check illegal drug trafficking and ...

Wierd News

Weird baseball contract clauses
CNN.com  - Apr 24, 2010
With baseball season in full swing, here's a list of some of the more creative, generous or ludicrous perks players have received....

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