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Industry News

Master Halco Teams with Contractor to Install Fence in Haiti
Los Angeles Times  - Feb 12, 2010
ORANGE, Calif. — The effects from the recent earthquakes in Haiti have been devastating. The Haitian people are in need of the most basic of services...
The Newest DIY Dog Fence at the Lowest Price Guarantee
Los Angeles Times  - Feb 12, 2010
The Dog Fence DIY is an innovative site that proudly announces their offering of Do-It-Your fence program that is available at the low price. They wish to invite dog owners and trainers to check out ...
Principia Announces Its 7th Annual Wood-Plastic Composites Conference in Charlotte, NC
BusinessWire  - Feb 10, 2010
)--Principia Partners announces its seventh annual executive conference on WOOD-PLASTIC and NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES 2010 at Charlotte Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC on October 4 and 5, 2010. ...

Decking Industry News

DexSystems Now Offering Online Estimate and Order Decking Material Delivered ...
PR.com (press release)  - Feb 10, 2010
Get exterior decking materials delivered directly to the door, at home or job site. From easy online estimating and freight quote request, this new online ...
Poor economy can't squelch new products
Plastics News  - Feb 9, 2010
You might think that the struggling economy and the still-depressed housing market would deter companies from trying to carve a new niche in the already-crowded decking and siding industries or from introducing products made with new materials and processes. But that’s not the case....

Small Business News

The Latest on the Estate Tax Lapse
BusinessWeek  - Feb 5, 2010
More than a month into 2010, the Internal Revenue Service is not collecting estate tax on the money that wealthy people, including small business owners, leave to their heirs after they die...
Nearly 1 in 4 Construction Jobs Lost in Past 2 Years
BuildingOnline  - Feb 10, 2010
New data from the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that almost one in four construction jobs--roughly 1.8 million--disappeared during what is now being dubbed the Great Recession...

Local Government Issues

New fencing to help prevent Newquay cliff falls
BBC News  - Feb 16, 2010
New fencing is to be put up in Newquay to help prevent visitors and local people falling from nearby cliffs....
Recycling firm’s 10ft barrier plan
Illinois Valley News  - Feb 14, 2010
MANAGERS of a recycling firm want to put up a fence to protect neighbours and school pupils from noise nuisance. Viridor has applied to Bury Council to put up a 10ft fence on a playing field at St John with St Mark Primary School in Athlone Avenue, Bury...
A dozen fences along Route 440 damaged by snow plows
The Jersey Journal - NJ.com  - Feb 15, 2010
It wasn't the winter storm that flattened at least a dozen backyard fences that run along state Route 440 Thursday morning....
Campaigner condemns 'prison-like' fence
Henley Standard  - Feb 16, 2010
A CAMPAIGNER has condemned a "prison-like" fence put up at a new house in Henley. Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the Open Spaces Society,....

Olympic Fencing

Chain-link fence to remain around cauldron
Vancouver Sun  - Feb 15, 2010
Organizers removed banners from a chain-link fence surrounding the Olympic cauldron Sunday after spectators complained about being unable to see the flame, but it's doubtful they'll do much more to make the Games' iconic fire more accessible to tourists...
Olympic cauldron may get more photogenic fence
Forbes  - Feb 14, 2010
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Olympic organizers say they're going to keep a majestic outdoor cauldron fenced off from the public, but might try to replace the chain-link fence with something more photogenic...

USA Mexico Border Fence

$57.7-million fence added to an already grueling illegal immigration route
Los Angeles Times  - Feb 15, 2010
Some question the cost, effectiveness and environmental effect of erecting a fence on Otay Mountain, where those who hiked three days up a steep, arid peak were often met by border agents anyway....

Fences and Animals

SOPAC Puts Fencing of Highways on Backburner
VOCM  - Feb 13, 2010
The spokesman for The Save Our People Action Committee, Eugene Nippard, says the idea of fencing the most moose-populated stretches of the province's ...
Zoo installing fence for elephants amid safety concerns
KSN-TV  - Feb 14, 2010
Zoo keepers worry it's an accident waiting to happen, so they're filling in the moat and installing an eight-foot fence. “We'll all get used to it,” Reed ..
Roosting spot for threatened birds gets a new fence at Dockweiler State Beach
Los Angeles Times  - Feb 16, 2010
U.S. and L.A. County officials and the L.A. Audubon Society have set off a roosting area for the Western snowy plover north of Imperial Highway. The hope is to make the birds feel safe enough to nest...

Fencing and Airports

Tenant sounds off on IV Airport fence issue
Illinois Valley News  - Feb 14, 2010
Illinois Valley Airport tenant Jack McCornack has joined the chorus of those openly criticizing Josephine County Airports Manager Alex Grossi..
Higher fines for pool safety breaches
Sydney Morning Herald  - Feb 14, 2010
THE maximum fine for a breach of safety regulations for backyard swimming pools has been increased from $1100 to $5500 in NSW....

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International

IDF estimates security fence to be completed in 2020
Ynetnews  - Feb 2, 2010
Army largely satisfied with fence around West Bank that will bring new decade low in number of forces deployed in territories. Soldiers in compulsory service will be given time for training and number of reservists will be reduced...
Israel begins moving security fence
Jewish Telegraphic Agency  - Feb 14, 2010
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel has begun work to reroute a section of the West Bank security fence near a Palestinian village that has been the site of weekly ...
It Always Comes Down to Money – Who Pays for Security Fence?
Yeshiva World News  - Feb 15, 2010
While the cabinet agreed that a new high-tech security fence will be constructed along the Egyptian border, now that the government wishes to move ahead,...

Wierd News

McD's drive-thru violence hits St. John's
Canoe, CA  - Feb 12, 2010
Police are calling it a case of drive-thru rage. Officers were called to the parking lot of a McDonalds in St. John's Thursday night after two drivers got into an argument...

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