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Industry News

Integrated Security Systems, Inc. Announces B&B ARMR Corporation's New Electro-Mechanical Cantilever Crash Gate
MarketWatch  - Mar 30, 2010
B&B ARMR Corporation, a subsidiary of Integrated Security Systems, Inc., announced today the introduction of an exciting new product, the Model 450E electro-mechanical anti-terrorist cantilever crash gate...
VMAG, LLC and Universal Safety Response Sign Exclusive Dealer Agreement
PRNewswire  - Mar 31, 2010
Universal Safety Response, Inc. (USR), a Smith & Wesson company (Nasdaq: SWHC), and a leader in perimeter security systems, announced today that it has signed an exclusive dealer agreement with VMAG, LLC, the sole manufacturer of the patented VMAG™ series of very high speed gate operators...
Woodstream, a Portfolio Company of Brockway Moran & Partners, Acquires Zareba Systems, Inc.
FoxNews  - Apr 1, 2010
Woodstream Corporation, a portfolio company of Brockway Moran & Partners, a Florida-based private equity firm, and Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC, has completed the acquisition of Zareba Systems....
Zaun creates new £5m factory
FoxNews  - Mar 31, 2010
FENCING company Zaun is expanding its operations with a new £5m factory, which will create new jobs for the region. The Wolverhampton-based business has now commenced work on a 50,000 sq ft extension, next door to its current premises on Steel Drive..
You need more than a big fence to keep port facilities secure
Port Strategy  - Apr 1, 2010
“Whatever you put in place, there will always be a way over or through it - if there’s a fence, there will always be a bigger ladder,” says Andy Watson of CDA Solutions. His point is a big fence is good – but you also need the technology to back it up...

Industry News - People

Chamberlain Appoints New VP of Sales and Marketing
Professional Door Dealer  - Apr 1, 2010
The Chamberlain Group Inc. announces the promotion of Ken Roehl to vice president of sales and marketing, Chamberlain Professional Products. ..

Decking Industry News

Profekt Decks Backed By 15-year Warranty, Synthetic Surface Solution Has Look And Feel Of Real Wood
FoxNews  - Mar 31, 2010
Apr 05, 2010 – United Plastics Corporation, of Mt. Airy, NC, is launching ProFekt™, a do-it-yourself surface solution designed to preserve wooden deck and patio surfaces without losing the look and feel of real wood. ..
Deceuninck wins suit against ex-employee
Plastics News  - Mar 31, 2010
The suit involved a former vice president of Deceuninck's decking business, and the company he went to work for, Sensibuilt Building Solutions...

Local Government Issues

Security fence keeps yobs out of Bethnal Green estate
East London Advertiser  - Apr 1, 2010
FAMILIES plagued by youths gathering in their housing estate in London's East End have persuaded their landlords to put up a security fence ...
Repairs lead to fence removal
Standard Speaker  - Apr 5, 2010
Cars and trucks hit the iron fence at St. Gabriel's Cemetery so many times that church officials decided to remove it rather than keep paying for repairs....
Shreveport plans fence to fight invading plant
WDAM-TV - Apr 5, 2010
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport officials hope a floating fence will help fight against salvinia, the South American aquatic plant that's invaded Cross Lake....

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbor Border War - Aquatic Style
MLive.com  - Mar 31, 2010
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As peacemaker, the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough" - Abraham Lincoln...
Fence dispute in Joliet headed to court
Chicago Tribune - Mar 30, 2010
For 16 months, the owners of a Joliet house have been at odds with city officials and their neighbors — over a fence...

Community Issues

Chicago Botanic Garden, neighbors get compromise fence plan
Chicago Tribune - Mar 30, 2010
Along the areas exempted from the fence, the garden will install sample fencing with vegetation. Those areas will be re-evaluated once the plantings grow in...
Fence for ‘killing fields’
Mosman Daily  - Mar 31, 2010
A SECTION of road outside Hotel Mosman, which has been linked to three pedestrian deaths and many accidents, will finally have safety fencing installed...
Shifting ground destroying neighborhood fences
WOAI  - Mar 31, 2010
CIBOLO, Texas - Most Houses in the Enclave of Willow Pointe are 3 to 5 years old. But some of the fences look a lot older because the ground is shifting and washing away, pulling some of the fences apart...
Empire State Building's Safety Fencing Fails to Stop Another Suicide
Gather.com V - Mar 31, 2010
Another tragic suicide from New York’s Empire State Building occurred Tuesday evening as people among the streets watched the young man’s body explode on impact....

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Border Fence Under Renewed Fire After Rancher Killing
FoxNews  - Apr 5, 2010
The killing of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz allegedly by an illegal immigrant has drawn fresh scrutiny to the patchwork of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border....
U.S. Puts Up Real Barriers to “Virtual Fence” Along Mexican Border
PBS News Hour  - Apr 5, 2010
Last month, the government put the brakes on plans for a virtual fence along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of Homeland Security, explained that the fence ....

Schools and Fences

Students Criticize New Fences on Campus Bridges
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sune - Mar 30, 2010
The University’s most visible response to the three gorge-related suicides in the past month — the 10-foot tall chain-link fences lining some campus bridges ..
Fixing the fence for good
Saugus Advertiser  - Apr 1, 2010
Sean Maltais believes the time has come for a permanent fix to the rundown fence that divides Saugus High School from Route ..

Stolen Fences

Hurley School fence stolen in broad daylight
Saugus Advertiser  - Mar 30, 2010
Just over a month ago, during February school break, around 40 feet of fencing was stolen from the Joseph J. Hurley School’s front yard..

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Girl Impaled by Fence, Expected to Recover
MyFox Phoenix - Apr 5, 2010
PHOENIX - A freak accident sends a young girl to a valley hospital after she was impaled by a fence. Firefighters say 10-year-old Damaris Villanueva fell on a fence and a piece of the fence became lodged in her leg ..

Fences and Animals

Farmers back wild dog fence funds
ABC Online - Apr 5, 2010
A petition has been started on the Isles of Scilly calling for the removal of electric fencing erected by a wildlife trust ..
Electric cattle fencing upsets Isles of Scilly locals
BBC - Mar 30, 2010
A petition has been started on the Isles of Scilly calling for the removal of electric fencing erected by a wildlife trust ..

DIY - Consumers

Wood fence versus composite
San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 30, 2010
Q: I live in Yreka (Siskiyou County), 22 miles south of the Oregon border. We have all four seasons here - temperatures vary from 5 below zero to 105 degrees...
Good fences make good neighbors
Chillicothe Gazette - Apr 4, 2010
As winter passes and we move into spring, some property owners might be faced with yearly maintenance of existing fences. Others might be looking to build a new fence where none existed...

Pool Safety

Firefighters, United Way offer free pool fence program
Glendale Star  - Apr 1, 2010
With pool season once again in sight, Glendale Firefighters, with the help of the Valley of the Sun United Way and First Things First, spent the morning of March 27 going door to door in Glendale neighborhoods ...

The Art of Fences

Smithsonian to host 'Running Fence' tribute
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Mar 31, 2010
Sonoma County ranchers and their offspring will rub shoulders with the art world Thursday in Washington D.C. when the Smithsonian American Art Museum opens an exhibit on the “Running Fence,” an epic work from 1976....

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Wierd News

Briefcase full of cash on Craigslist
Canoe, CA  - Mar 30, 2010
Found: A briefcase containing nearly $80,000 US in small bills in New York City. If it's yours, a Good Samaritan wants to know...

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