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When Fence Contracts, You, and “60 Minutes” Intersect   
At Fencetech this year I’ll be moderating a session on government contracting, “Contract with America”, on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7:30am. The session will cover areas such as how to find and bid on government contracts .... FenceWeek Blog ...

Industry News

Integrated Security Systems, Inc. Announces Plans to Sell B&B ARMR
BusinessWire - Dec 20, 2010
Integrated Security Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:IZZI) announced that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement for the sale of substantially all of the assets of B&B ARMR to an affiliate of Strait Lane Capital Partners....
InventHelp Client Patents “Undie Fence” - Invention Could Prevent Pets from Digging Underneath a Fence
PR Web - Dec 15, 2010
The “Undie Fence” device would attach to the bottom of the fence and feature vertical teeth that embed several inches into the ground. Easy to install, the unit can be used on any type of wood, vinyl or steel fence. ...
American Fence Association Introduces NEW Fence Installation School in 2011
Press release  - Dec 17, 2010
As a key step in its efforts to set the standard of excellence in the fence, deck and security industry, the American Fence Association will hold its inaugural Fence Installation School March 6-11, 2011, in Tulsa, OK. ...
Wadsworth Electric Fence Insulator
Courthouse News Service - Dec 17, 2010
Wadsworth Mfg., St. Ignatius, Mont., has developed a new Universal Electric Fence Insulator that works on any side roll wheel line, as well as wood and vinyl posts. It simply wraps around and locks to itself like a zip tie...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Announces Licensing Partnership with CurveIt, LLC
Trading Markets - Dec 15, 2010
Trex Company, the nation's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Colorado-based CurveIt, LLC, to develop and market a solution for heating and bending Trex(R) products on the job site. ...
Latitudes Captiva composite decking set to debut at 2011 Builders' Show
PitchEngine (press release)  - Dec 16, 2010
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., – Universal Consumer Products, a leading supplier of composite decking and railing, introduces Latitudes Captiva, an ultralow–maintenance, co-extruded composite deck board. Latitudes Captiva ...
Starborn Industries Introduces New SMART-BIT® PRO PLUG® System for Wood (press release)  - Dec 15, 2010
Edison, NJ, December 15, 2010 --( Starborn Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fasteners and related products for the building industry, has introduced the new SMART-BIT® PRO PLUG® System to greatly simplify and enhance the beauty of wood plug installations performed within decking ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Committee expresses gratitude for assistance
Valley Free Press  - Dec 20, 2010
SOMONAUK — Somonauk Summer Recreation wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the following organizations: DeKalb County Community Foundation, Dell Fence Company and Walmart...
No mercy for hit mom
New York Post  - Dec 17, 2010
A Long Island mom who hatched a diabolical plot to bump off her husband using a hit man was slapped with the maximum sentence yesterday -- despite an outpouring of support from her four children...
Fencing firm ignored safety notices
Health and Safety Executive (press release) - Dec 14, 2010
A Gloucester fencing company ignored orders to provide access to hot running water for staff and to ensure its local exhaust ventilation system was working...

Local Government Issues

INDOT installs snow fencing on Ind. 101 South
Palladium-Item - Dec 10, 2010
The snow fence installed north of Whitewater Memorial State Park and also south of the Indiana 101-Contreras Road intersection, is the only snow fencing ...
Residents slam council removal of Woolworths' safety fence
Leader News  - Dec 17, 2010
DAREBIN Council’s decision to remove a “lifesaving” safety fence in a Murray Rd shopping precinct is “idiotic”, a Preston resident says. ...

Community Issues

Controversial Fence Debated
WAAY  - Dec 10, 2010
Huntsville, AL - City Councilman, Will Culver is proposing the city erect a fence on the stretch of University between Artic and Meadow...
£38000 plan to fence in play area
Keighley News  - Dec 17, 2010
By Keighley News reporter » An eight-foot fence is to be erected around a school playground to keep yobs at bay, if the plan is passed by Bradford Council ...
Old hospital could get 7ft high fence
Malvern Gazette  - Dec 20, 2010
MALVERN's former community hospital could be surrounded by a seven-foot ten inch-high (2.4 metre) security fence if planning consent is given....
Goat’s Eye Mountain Open
Ski Club of Great Britain  - Dec 17, 2010
Over 25 kilometers of snow fencing is laid by hand, trapping drifting snow like a spider’s web. Once brimming with trapped powder, the snow fences are then uncovered by muscle and hard work ...


Schools and Fences

Cleared jungle beyond fence may deter truancy
Pacific Daily News  - Dec 21, 2010
Beyond the fence line behind F.B. Leon Guererro Middle School, a lone backhoe swung its large metal boom, pushing along tree trunks and heavy foliage further into the jungle...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Fencing firm ignored safety notices
UA testing invisible border security system - Dec 14, 2010
TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) – New technology coming out of Tucson could potentially do what the virtual fence at the border failed to do above ground....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Nonproft Can Sue to Stop Fencing Out Wild Horses South
Courthouse News Service - Dec 10, 2010
(CN) - A federal judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit over the famous wild stallions of Pryor Mountain in Montana. A federal agency began rounding up some of the horses last year to counteract overpopulation. ...
Wildlife Fences Going Up
CKFR  - Dec 10, 2010
An interesting debate at city council this week regarding wildlife fencing. Council has given approval to the 11 properties in Sunset Properties in Okanagan Landing to exceed the fence heights bylaw in order to keep out wildlife, including deer, bears and cougars...
Wildlife fencing approved
BCLocalNews - Dec 10, 2010
Buffy Baumbrough questions whether other Sunset Properties residents will want fences. “If everyone in the neighbourhood wished to fence their property ...

Pool Safety

Pool fence exemption plea fails
The Manly Daily - Dec 14, 2010
WHALE Beach homeowners have lost their Land and Environment Court case against Pittwater Council over pool fence regulations....


Weird News

Thief pays for hammer stolen 25 years ago - Dec 20, 2010
PITTSBURGH - An anonymous thief sent an envelope of cash to a family-owned supply store in western Pennsylvania to pay for a hammer stolen decades ago, one of the store owners said on Monday...

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