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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe August 31, 2010  
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Industry News

Magal Awarded Additional Order for Airport in China
PR Newwswire - Aug 24, 2010
-- Magal Security Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQ GM: MAGS;) announced today that it has received an order to protect the perimeter of Nanchang airport in China. ...
NHP Unveils New Industrial Safety Fencing from ISF
Ferret - Aug 25, 2010
In a move that strengthens their already extensive catalogue of high quality safety products, NHP Electrical Engineering Products announces the launch of a new range of industrial safety fencing from ISF. ...
New Methods for Preventing Lyme Disease
PR Newwswire - Aug 24, 2010
According to Jason Wiles, wildlife control expert and general manager of, "deer fencing is the most effective means for excluding deer."..

Decking Industry News

Deck and Porch Injury Study Reveals 224,000 Incidents Over Four Year Span  - Aug 26, 2010
A new study of outdoor decks and porches conducted by deck industry consultant Legacy Services LLC found that 224,000 people suffered injuries due to poorly constructed or deteriorating decks or porches from 2003 to 2007...
Tiger Claw Awards Parksite with Distributor of Decade  - Aug 26, 2010
Tiger Claw Inc. has presented Parksite with its "Distributor of the Decade" Award. Parksite Inc. is a sales, marketing and distribution organization headquartered in Batavia, Illinois...
Advanced Building Supplies, Inc. Announces a Complete Product Line of Decking Accessories
Online PR News (press release)) - Aug 24, 2010
Leesburg, Florida USA, August 19th, 2010– Advanced Building Supplies, Inc. one of the leading premium Brazilian hardwood retailers in the USA, announces the addition of a complete product line of decking accessories...

Fence Contractors in the News

ROR Fencing Contractors Launches New Website, Showcasing Fencing Services in ... (press release) - Aug 25, 2010
ROR Fencing, a leading fencing contractor in Surrey and the surrounding areas, has recently launched a new website to showcase its fencing service offerings ...
Temporary Barricade Fencing From Long® Fence Provides Pedestrian Safety (press release) - Aug 25, 2010
Long® Fence, one of the largest residential and commercial fencing contractors on the East Coast, recently provided the temporary installment of pedestrian barricade fencing for the Fourth of July Celebration on the National Mall in Washington ...
Local contractor faces jail time, pays restitution
Brownwood Bulletin (subscription)  - Aug 24, 2010
A Brownwood fence contractor faces 180 days in the Brown County Jail and paid $12,000 in restitution to customers after he was convicted of theft in 35th District Court. District Judge Steve Ellis approved a plea bargain Thursday that placed Nathan Price, 55, owner of Heart of Texas Fence, on a one-year probation....

Pool Safety

Centralia motel owner fined $4,000 for not building fence around pool - Aug 30, 2010
The Rodeway Inn on Harrison Avenue has failed to erect a fence around a pool as ordered by the state Department of Health...

Community Issues

Riverbank seniors might face eviction for fences
Modesto Bee  - Aug 27, 2010
RIVERBANK — Marie McAnally says she spent nearly $200 for a white picket fence to enclose the tiny back yard at her apartment in a public ...
Fence May Go Up Around Landmark Lighthouse in Wisconsin
WSAW  - Aug 28, 2010
MANITOWOC - Authorities in Manitowoc are considering their options when it comes to protecting the Manitowoc Lighthouse from vandals...
Fence to separate senior citizens from thugs
Belfast Telegraph  - Aug 27, 2010
A housing association with homes for the elderly in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro district is in the process of constructing a barbed wire fence to protect its clients against ...
Leon Valley chicken eatery finds good fences make good neighbors
San Antonio Express  - Aug 27, 2010
In the pursuit of economic development, Leon Valley city officials learned they just might have to buy a fence to bring a business to town. ...
Pedestrians at Tom Lee Park Angry Over Fence
WREG  - Aug 27, 2010
Some runners and walkers are complaining about a new fence blocking their path to Tom Lee Park. A fence covers the side walk entrance to the north end of ...
Elevation Chandler fence down, causing potential dangers
Arizona Republic  - Aug 27, 2010
Part of the fence surrounding Elevation Chandler has fallen down, allowing people easy access to the abandoned site. The flattened fence on the west side of the site is a code violation, said Chandler building official Dave Nakagawara...

Local Government Issues

Protective Fence Dedicated In Memory Of Crash Victim
WTOV Steubenville  - Aug 24, 2010
Five years ago, Herman Werfele was driving through the Glen Dale Narrows when a boulder tumbled onto the road. When he swerved to avoid the rock, his vehicle crashed and he was killed...
Security Fencing Around Labrador Wharf on Hold: Minister
VOCM  - Aug 29, 2010
The minister of transportation says security fencing around the government wharf in Happy Valley- Goose Bay is now on hold. . ...
Fences under scrutiny  - Aug 24, 2010
TAMPA - A temporary measure to aid a volunteer board in its decisions to grant permits for electrified fences, barbed wire and razor wire was voted down by the Tampa City Council...
Rancho mayor wants fences on deadly bridges
OCRegister  - Aug 24, 2010
Two recent incidents – a suicide and an attempted suicide – have prompted a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss containment fencing ..

The Famous and Their Fences

Car Crashes Into Stephen King's Fence
WMTW Portland  - Aug 30, 2010
BANGOR, Maine -- Police said a car crashed into the fence surrounding author Stephen King's house in Bangor Sunday morning. The woman driving the car told ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Call for fences won’t go away
Parkersburg News  - Aug 31, 2010
The need for moose fences to be installed along highways in this province continues to be debated. Eugene Nippard, co-chairman of the Save Our People Action Committee, was in New Brunswick recently meeting with officials in that province about the need for the barriers....

Fencing and Airports

Airport gets federal funds to build fence
Parkersburg News  - Aug 30, 2010
WILLIAMSTOWN - The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport has received another federal grant to help fund the installation of perimeter fencing....
Wildlife Fence Design for Airport Gets Go-Ahead
Kitsap Sun  - Aug 30, 2010
A dog ran out on the Bremerton National Airport several years back, and died when a plane hit it. The collision caused substantial damage to the flight-training plane, too....


Schools and Fences

Wall for Kyron Horman moves -- hope immovable
The Daily Item of Lynn -  - Aug 30, 2010
What once was a plain chain-link fence enclosing Skyline School quickly became a symbol of hope and support for missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman....
Council bans adverts on Narrabeen school fence
Cumberland Courier Newspapers  - Aug 30, 2010
NARRABEEN Lakes Public School looks set to lose a stream of income after Warringah Council declared advertising signs displayed along the school's fences ...

Fences and Volunteers

Wall for Kyron Horman moves -- hope immovable  - Aug 30, 2010
What once was a plain chain-link fence enclosing Skyline School quickly became a symbol of hope and support for missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman....

DIY - Consumers

Foothills resident has garage door problem
Yuma Sun  - Aug 28, 2010
Foothills resident Paul Wilton was aware that radio signals from a new communications site at Telegraph Pass now in use by Marine Corps Air Station Yuma could interfere with his automatic garage door openers. ..
How to get a good fence at a good price
KOMO News  - Aug 25, 2010
One of the biggest challenges in hiring a contractor besides the money is finding someone who'll do a good job for a fair price. That's especially important with big ticket projects you may only do once, like build a fence...
Fences work best if matched to the property and purpose
Poughkeepsie Journal  - Aug 29, 2010
Good fences may make good neighbors, but good fences can also improve the appearance of a home and increase property values....

Weird News

Most Dangerous Object in the Office: Red Snap'r Fence Electrifier
Wired News  - Aug 30, 2010
We love our classic metal Swingline stapler, but every jerk with a cover sheet to attach wants to make off with it. Our solution: Hook it up to a Red Snap’r 66C fence electrifier.....

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