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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe August 3, 2010  
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Industry News

Master Halco Donates Fence Material to Homes for Our Troops
Press Release  - Jul 27, 2010
ORANGE, Calif. — Master Halco was privileged to donate fencing materials to help complete specialty homes built for wounded soldiers now living in the San Antonio, TX area ...
BD Loops Groove Cleaning Air Wand
Press Release  - Aug 1, 2010
With the BD Loops Groove Cleaning Air Wand installers can blow debris out of the saw-cut groove and lessen the amount of time it takes a saw-cut groove to clean and dry ...
Rotary Operators Move Curved Gates Effortlessly
Press Release  - Aug 3, 2010
Rotary Gate Systems, Inc., Pensacola, Fl., introduced its SL-1000 rack and pinion slide gate operator at FenceTech 2008 in Las Vegas with a pair of curved cantilever slide gates ...
Mill Direct Railing Merges With Aluminum Fence & Vinyl Fence Industry Leader, Sentinel Fence
Press Release  - Jul 29, 2010
Sentinel Fence Company of Lumberton, NC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mill Direct Railing Company. The merger promises to provide increased production ...
Barrette Outdoor Living and Bluelinx Announce Agreement to Distribute Outdoor Products to Lumberyards
PRWeb Press Release  - Jul 30, 2010
Barrette is the leading vinyl, wood and aluminum manufacturer of fencing, railing, yard accents, and sheds across North America ...
Mega fence for deer, hogs
Southwest Farm Press  - Aug 2, 2010
A three-strand, high tensile electric fence offers a promising solution to devastating damage caused by hogs and deer in Alabama, says Richard Petcher, regional Extension agronomist in Washington County, Ala ...

Decking Industry News

Advanced building supplies, Inc. Announces the Addition of Revolutionary Hidden Deck System (press release) - Jul 29, 2010
Leesburg, Florida USA, July 29th, 2010 – Advanced Building Supplies, Inc. one of the leading premium Brazilian hardwood retailers in the USA, announces the addition of revolutionary hidden deck system to their product line. ...
Cumaru Is a Brazilian Teak that Rivals Ipe Decking
PRWeb(press release) - Jul 29, 2010
Cumaru aka Brazilian Teak is the perfect alternative to ipe. With comparable durability and strength, Cumaru wood is ideal for anyone who wants a cheaper option than ipe and who also wants decking ...
Deck Fasteners Ensure Decks Have a Long, Healthy Life
PRWeb(press release) - Jul 30, 2010
There are two groups of deck owners. Those that can’t wait to spend time on their deck, and those that are afraid to step foot on it. ...
Synthetic Surface Solution for Decks, Looks and Feels Like Wood, at 2010 Deck Expo
PRLog.Org (press release) - Jul 31, 2010
United Plastics Corporation, of Mt. Airy, NC, is launching ProFekt™, a do-it-yourself surface solution designed to preserve wooden dock, deck and patio surfaces without losing the look and feel of real wood. ...

Local Government Issues

Skate park vandalism costly
Sunshine Coast Daily - Jul 30, 2010
STOCKLAND Park management is considering hiring a guard dog or installing an “ear-piercing” motion-sensor alarm in a bid to stop Kawana skate park vandals in their tracks...
The fence is up but who pays? Disagreement ensues between Ewing council and mayor over funds for construction  - Jul 30, 2010
EWING - The council postponed paying the bill for a fence at the township's new football field this week after members questioned where the money will come from. ...
Fence on Route 46 median in Parsippany NJ intended to deter jaywalkers  - Aug 2 , 2010
Reliance Foundry is adding flexible bollards that add functionality and landscape appeal to their product lines in the United States and Canada. ...
Residents of Lehi community upset over UDOT fence
KSL-TV  - Aug 1, 2010
UDOT officials say the department put up the barbed-wire fences to protect the neighborhood, but residents aren't convinced. "The fences in the community ...

Fencing and Railroads

Fencing will prevent railroad deaths
New Times SLO  - Jul 29, 2010
The City of San Luis Obispo has received several inquiries regarding fencing along the railroad tracks following the tragic loss of life that occurred near ...

Community Issues

Buffalo Grove homeowners fight plan for plastic fence
Chicago Daily Herald  - Aug 2, 2010
Homeowners living near the Cambridge on the Lake complex in Buffalo Grove are hoping village board members won't be sitting on the fence at the next meeting....
Don't Fence Me In: A History of the Fence at Wakulla Springs  - Aug 1, 2010
Many of you are aware that there is a fence across the Wakulla River several miles south of the springs which allow the river to flow . ...

The Famous and Their Fences

Gray fence flap raises questions of enforcement
Washington Post - Aug 3, 2010
During Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's tenure, the District Department of Transportation apparently has gone after only one resident for violating the city's height limit on fences: D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray...


DIY - Consumers

What to look for in choosing builder
San Francisco Chronicle  - Aug 1, 2010
As the old saw goes, "Good fences make good neighbors." But good fences also cost good money - how much depends on who you hire to build your fence...
Good neighborly fence starts with planning, details
Seattle Times  - Aug 1, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Good fences cut clean lines through tangled boundaries, shepherd privacy and adorn homes with designer touches....
Building a privacy fence on a budget
WPTV  - Jul 30, 2010
If you have a dog, children or just have nosey neighbors, then a privacy fence is a must. And for those on a budget, you can do it yourself for less than you think...
The most popular fence material today? PVC  - Jul 31, 2010
The little white wooden picket fence of bygone eras might have been picturesque, but it took a lot of maintenance to keep it painted and looking nice — just ask Tom Sawyer. That was true until recently...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Indiana settles on design for Asian carp fencing
BusinessWeek  - Aug 1, 2010
Wildlife officials hoping to prevent Asian carp from slipping into the Great Lakes through a northeastern Indiana marsh chose a design Tuesday for a 10-foot-tall, chain-link fence intended to hold back the invasive fish ...
Electric fences can make brown bears better neighbors, feds say
Anchorage Daily News  - Jul 28, 2010
A new federal cost-sharing program focused on the Kenai Peninsula aims to keep hungry brown bears out of trouble with humans by putting electrified fences ...
Wild dog fence repair ahead of schedule
Stock and Land  - Jul 27, 2010
Repairs to Queensland's iconic wild dog barrier fence after flooding earlier in the year will be completed sooner than expected...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Fences For Dog, No Chains
FOX Charlotte  - Aug 1, 2010
CHARLOTTE, NC - A local animal rights group is getting a big financial boost thanks to a Cornhole tournament. On Saturday, the second annual Bags for Wags Fundraiser was held at the Thirsty Beaver bar in Plaza-Midwood. Dozens ...
50th dog unchained by ChainFree Asheville Anti-tethering law
Asheville Citizen-Times  - Jul 31, 2010
ASHEVILLE — ChainFree Asheville (CFA) announces the fence building and release on Aug. 1 of Bee, the 50th chained Asheville dog helped by the organization. ...


Weird News

Inflatable pools deemed 'fire risk'
Canoe, CA  - Jul 31, 2010
Officials in a town northeast of London have banned inflatable swimming pools for posing a "fire risk."...

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