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Industry News

ITOCHU International names new CEOs for Master Halco
Press Release  - Aug 9, 2010
ORANGE, Calif. — Master Halco, Inc., the leading distributor and manufacturer of fence systems in North America, is pleased to announce that it has been transitioned to a different division within ITOCHU International, Inc...
Vehicle barricades from Delta Scientific installed at US bases in Afghanistan to improve perimeter security  - Aug 16, 2010
The DSC7000 beam barricade meets and exceeds Department of State standards for closing time requirements Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, ...
Wood plant job losses after fire
Irish Times  - Aug 10, 2010
Woodfab Timber produces fencing and decking products for Irish and British markets. It is a major supplier of roadside post and rail fencing and has ...
Prime territory? Four franchisors see Springs as ripe for business
Colo Spgs Gazzette  - Aug 10, 2010
Guier Fence touts itself as the No. 1 fence company in the Kansas City, Mo., area. It’s also the first fencing franchise. Lea Bailes’ father-in-law, Kelly Guier, started the business in his basement in 1979 ...

Decking Industry News

Trex teams with local dealer
Northern Virginia Dail  - Aug 14, 2010
WINCHESTER -- For fans of Trex's outdoor living products, there's a new dealer in town. Frederick Block, Brick & Stone on Martinsburg Pike now features the manufacturer's entire portfolio ...
Milwaukee/NARI Members Offer Ideas on How Decks and Patios Enhance Outdoor Living for Area Homeowners
Wauwatosa Now -  - Aug 14, 2010
With summer in full swing, homeowners are spending more time outdoors at home and many families are taking “stay-cations.” ...

Fencing and Airports

Deer fencing to improve Kenora Airport safety
Daily Miner and News  - Aug 17, 2010
A major safety initiative to keep deer off runways and taxi ways at Kenora Airport is proceeding with federal funding awarded through Transport Canada's Airport Capital Assistance Program....
Airport to expand area near runway
Middletown Journal  - Aug 9, 2010
The Warren County Commission and the county Airport Authority will be receiving $289,379 for land acquisition for approaches, install perimeter fencing and remove trees at the county airport on Greentree Road....

Local Government Issues

Closures start Sunday on Aurora Bridge for suicide fence
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)  - Aug 10, 2010
Two of three southbound lanes on the Aurora Bridge will be closed Sunday as crews work to install a suicide-prevention fence...
Ewing authorizes payment for fence around Moody Park football field
The Times of Trenton -  - Aug 10, 2010
EWING - The Township Council voted unanimously last week to authorize an emergency appropriation to cover the cost of a fence around the football field at ...
Cayuga Heights fence enforcement could start next month
Ithaca Journal  - Aug 13, 2010
Trustees discussed grandfathering existing fences since the village hasn't enforced its fence ordinance for many years, but decided against it....
Wooden fence slated for behind Town Hall
Buffalo News  - Aug 13, 2010
A new 120-foot wooden fence will be built behind the Marilla Town Hall and Community Center at a cost of $1300. The fencing was approved at ...

DIY - Consumers

To fence or not to fence?
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)  - Aug 17, 2010
After 25 years of living with a chain link fence in the back yard and hating it most of the time, this year I decided to take the leap and go for a wood privacy fence...
Choose materials carefully and plant fences in the right place
Toronto Star  - Aug 10, 2010
“Chain-link fences can look great if they're done right,” said Michael Davis of Ace Fence Co. in Kansas City, Mo. They are the least expensive fencing ...

Fence Disputes

Fence a bone of contention
Northern News Services  - Aug 13, 2010
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - The fight over a fence on the old Bartam site continued Wednesday evening when the city's development appeal board heard Nova Builders' argument to allow a permit for the structure...
Fence Fight: Balm Beach brouhaha cools down . . . for now, anyway
Toronto Star  - Aug 10, 2010
It’s yet another summer on bucolic Balm Beach and for now, all is relatively quiet around The Fence. Chainsaw Mark’s slicin’-n’-dicin’ machine has been holstered...

Community Issues

Arizona needs a fence — but not where people think
Poughkeepsie Journal  - Aug 15, 2010
There's been a lot of fuss about fences in southern Arizona. But everybody's looking in the wrong direction. I just got back from a trip to northern Arizona and after watching people lean over the Grand Canyon without so much as a piece of chicken wire to hold them back, I came to this conclusion...
Buffalo Grove fence debate no closer to resolution
Chicago Daily Herald  - Aug 13, 2010
Buffalo Grove trustees remain on the fence over a new fence surrounding Cambridge on the Lake. Neighbors in the adjacent Cambridge subdivision whose property backs up to the fence on the other side...
New fences and reforestation for Eagle Rock  - Aug 10, 2010
A panel fence will be installed along Prospect Avenue in West Orange that will extend to the northern end of the reservation. According to the release...
Workers repair Sand Dune Park fence torn down by vandals
Daily Breeze  - Aug 13, 2010
A chain-link fence lining the top of Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach was torn down by vandals over the weekend ...

Sports and Fences

Will putting up a 9ft 1in high fence really solve dilemma of Croker pitch invasions?
Irish Independent  - Aug 10, 2010
THE GAA are at pains to point out that the tradition of post-match pitch invasions cannot continue on health and safety grounds and they will install barriers at the Hill 16 end of Croke Park ahead of the second All...

Schools and Fences

Fencing at Tyler school, teacher fatally stabbed
Houston Chronicle  - Aug 10, 2010
KLTV-TV reports a wrought iron fence, surrounding nearly 90 acres, is nearly finished. The fencing is part of $247,000 in security improvements for John Tyler and for Robert E. Lee High School...
School builds border fence
Irish Independent  - Aug 10, 2010
A school in Nogales near Arizona's border with Mexico has built a new barbed wire fence to keep out trespassers many of whom are illegally in the country. KSAZ-TV Fox 10 reports the Little Red Schoolhouse has put up the fence to keep out illegal immigrants ...
Residents launch campaign to stop Croesyceiliog 'prison' fence
South Wales Argus  - Aug 10, 2010
A CONTROVERSIAL fence being built around playing fields at a Cwmbran school will help to safeguard children, say the school’s headteacher and chair of governors...

Fences and Volunteers

Eagle Scout builds fence for Jacksonville's FBCH campus
Florida Baptist Witness  - Aug 13, 2010
The old wire fence around the pastures had become distorted as trees grew into its path, but the task of replacing the fence had taken a back seat to ...

Pool Safety

Council strikes pool fences
London Free Press - Aug 13, 2010
Despite a disturbing increase in Ontario drownings, Brooke-Alvinston Township council has thrown out a bylaw requiring fences around private pools...

Weird News

Lightning hits boy, 13, at 13:13 on Friday 13th
Canoe, CA  - Aug 14, 2010
LONDON — Friday the 13th proved suitably unlucky for one 13 year-old boy who was struck by lightning before being taken to hospital -- at 13:13 on the dreaded date....

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