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Industry News

MMI Products closes Houston operations, lays off 70
Houston Business Journal  - Dec 7, 2010
MMI Products Inc. is preparing to lay off 70 employees as its parent company, CRH Plc, closes its headquarters in Houston...
FENCETECH/DECKTECH’11 Facilitates Donations to Habitat for Humanity
Press Release  - Dec 3, 2010
FENCETECH/DECKTECH’11, the largest trade show for the fence, deck and security industry, is coordinating exhibitor donations for Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas following the event...
Personalized Windshield RFID Tag for Parking Management
The Open Press (press release  - Dec 3, 2010
Mount on windshield RFID tag with personalized design, which can be deployed for security parking management, can always win the customers’ favor. In order to cater for the demand, DAILY RFID has come up with custom windshield RFID Tag ...
Senstar Corporation named Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan
Info4Security  - Dec 3, 2010
Perimeter security systems developer Senstar Corporation has been named 2010 North American Company of the Year in the intrusion detection sector by Frost ...

Decking Industry News

Deckorators® Integrated Aluminum Railing System Passes Critical Building Code
Business Wire (press release)  - Dec 7, 2010
Universal Consumer Products, Inc. announces that Deckorators® brand aluminum deck railing has passed both the 2006 and 2009 International Building Code and International Residential Building Code for its 6-foot railing system in 36- and 42-inch heights. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Family finds little privacy after fence starts blowing in the wind
KENS 5 TV  - Nov 30, 2010
SAN ANTONIO -- Privacy fences are a common sight, but one elderly woman on the northeast side has hers falling down...

Local Government Issues

Apshawa fence frightens West Milford fire fighters, compels zoning examination  - Dec 5, 2010
The Apshawa Volunteer Fire Company has refused to provide forest fire fighting services in Apshawa Preserve's new 300-acre enclosure for safety reasons. Still, the township may have a way to combat the fence,...
Security fence at issue in Tampa General project on Kennedy Boulevard  - Dec 5, 2010
It's a 6-foot-tall security fence, 490 feet of which would be along W Kennedy Boulevard. City rules allow a 2-foot wall along Kennedy, a height that permits ...
New fence regulations coming to Everett yards
HeraldNet (blog)  - Dec 1, 2010
The city is considering changes to its fence guidelines. Right now, city code says fences in front yards and between buildings and streets are not supposed to be taller than 3 feet 6 inches and at least 30 percent transparent..
Fence discussion to continue in Sebring
News-Sun  - Dec 2, 2010
SEBRING -- Members of the City Council debated amending the city's fence ordinance at their regular meeting Nov. 16. ..
Bill to mend fences between neighbours
South East Advertiser  - Dec 1, 2010
He said the proposed laws clarified issues such as what was a sufficient dividing fence and who was responsible for the care and maintenance of trees...

Community Issues

Pro-business Sunset ready to fight fences
StandardNet  - Dec 7, 2010
SUNSET -- City officials here think a thriving business climate is worth a little noise. The city will hold a hearing Dec. 21 to obtain public input on prohibiting a sound wall..
New fencing for cenotaph
Community Press  - Nov 30, 2010
Tweed – Council has agreed to share costs with the legion here to put up new fencing at the cenotaph. Legion executive member Hal Trites, who spoke to council last Tuesday, said the aged white pipes in the fence will be replaced with wrought iron...
Fence going up at Inverbrackie site
ABC Online  - Nov 30, 2010
Work has started on a boundary fence at the planned Inverbrackie detention centre in the Adelaide Hills. The former defence housing will hold hundreds of ..
Plastic fences can disappear in seconds
Fence Post  - Dec 2, 2010
I remember, years ago, when I saw one for the first time. As I approached the 30-acre Ranchette, located on the front range of the Colorado Rockies ..
SGA approves fence to improve pedestrian safety near WOLF
ASU Herald  - Dec 2, 2010
Seasonal activities and the possible installation of a fence across from the Red W.O.L.F. Center were discussed at the Student Government Association's meeting on Tuesday....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Environmental groups reach deal on deer fence at West Milford nature preserve  - Dec 3, 2010
WEST MILFORD — Two environmental groups reached a deal Friday that will keep a 16800-foot deer-proof fence in place around a large nature ...
Objections to new deer fence at estate
Henley Standard  - Dec 3, 2010
PLANS to erect deer fencing along the Thames Path national trail are being fought by a Henley campaign group. Planning permission has been granted to extend ...
Electrified fence to keep elephants away
Ceylon Daily News  - Dec 6, 2010
The Wildlife Conservation Department has started putting up an electric fence to prevent wild elephants from entering villages in the Laggala and Welgamuwa ...


Fencing and Airports

Fence to screen blasts from jets
Otago Daily Times  - Nov 30, 2010
An 80m-long, 3m-high jet blast safety fence now dominates part of the landscape on Kawarau Rd, near the Queenstown Airport...
Airport board mulls over fence plan, communication problems
Illinois Valley News  - Nov 30, 2010
Matthews said Grossi stressed that the fence around the Illinois Valley airport had to be built with chain-link fencing and barbed wire and that the FAA ..
County receives funds to build airport fence
Rockport Pilot  - Nov 30, 2010
The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, which include engineering design for fencing improvements. A contract for the project is expected ..
Wakulla County Public Service Dept Wants Fence Installed near airport on Hwy 98
WCTV  - Dec 1, 2010
They plan to install the fence 50 feet from highway 98. The Wakulla County Board of Commissioners will vote on the proposed fencing installations at the ..

Pool Safety

Coast hotels on notice to fence pools
Gold Coast Bulletin News  - Dec 1, 2010
Accommodation providers have just six months to bring fencing up to standard, not the five years given for non-compliant residential pool fences...
Get your pool-fences in
Blacktown Sun  - Dec 7, 2010
WITH summer now officially here, Royal Life Saving has put out its annual safety call to local swimming-pool owners....


Inmate Caught Minutes After Escaping From Spartanburg County Detention Center
News Channel 7  - Dec 3, 2010
the vehicular port gates at the jail were open due to the fact that they are inoperable and are currently scheduled for replacement. He said that a bid to replace the gates and gate operators was awarded last month and they are scheduled to be replaced within the next 90 days..

Schools and Fences

Cornell Spends Fortune on 'Suicide Fencing'
Fox News  - Dec 2, 2010
Cornell's campus has historically been identifiable for its rare landscape and striking natural beauty. It may soon become one that stands out by the intricate protective fences that will be constructed on nearly every campus bridge. ..
Fences Then and Now
Cornell Sun  - Dec 2, 2010
Seeing the budget numbers behind the University’s mental health and anti-suicide measures helped illustrate the sharp contrast between the Cornell of today and the Cornell of less than a year ago...


Weird News

Man to get 100,000 tattoos - Dec 6, 2010
Patrick Vaillancourt wanted to break a world record, but this one will stay with him forever...

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