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Industry News

Press Release  - Jan 15, 2010
Elmhurst, IL – January 15, 2010 – A sizzling topic of interest at this year’s annual IDA Expo, held in Las Vegas, April 21-24, 2010, will be the upcoming UL325 – 2010 regulatory compliancy requirement for all commercial door operators....
Universal Introduces New Deckorators® Integrated Aluminum Railing System
Business Wire (press release)  - Jan 28, 2010
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - (Business Wire) Universal Consumer Products announces the addition of Deckorators® aluminum deck railing to its spring 2010 lineup. Long known as the leader in decorative railing in-fill products, Deckorators now offers a fully integrated railing kit of its own....
Cedar tops rival building materials in life cycle study
Timber Trades Journal  - Jan 28, 2010
Western red cedar (WRC) has “substantially outperformed” other building materials in a cradle to grave life cycle assessment research project conducted by a leading forest research laboratory.....

Decking Industry News

Wood-plastic composites gain ground
Timber Trades Journal  - Jan 25, 2010
Demand and new applications for wood-plastic composites (WPC) are on the rise, delegates at the German WPC Congress in Cologne have heard. More than 300 delegates from 26 countries heard that WPC decking is showing annual double-digit growth...
Boston Cedar Introduces Abaco Tropical Hardwood Decking and Railing
PR.com (press release)  - Feb 1, 2010
Boston Cedar is the exclusive Northeast distributor of high quality ABACO Hardwood Decking and Railing produced by Aljoma Lumber...

Fence Contractors in the News

It's hot time to get a deal on installation of a fence
Indianapolis Star  - Jan 29, 2010
Don't let the cold weather fool you. If you're interested in getting a new fence, now might be the best time to find deals, as fence installers typically don't have much business during the winter months...

Local Government Issues

Are Beltline safety fences worth the cost?
News & Observer (blog)  - Feb 1, 2010
Raleigh and the state Department of Transportation are smart to add safety fences to several Beltline bridges with gaps too narrow to see, especially at night...
Fencing is still a fight in Chesapeake Beach
So Md News  - Jan 29, 2010
After months of discussion, debate and clarifications on amending the town's fence regulations, the Chesapeake Beach Town Council did not offer enough votes to pass the ordinance at its meeting last week....
Fence will replace unsightly Tarentum barrier
Tarentum Valley News Dispatch  - Feb 1, 2010
The Jersey barrier along East Sixth Avenue, just off the Tarentum Bridge, is destined to disappear by the end of summer...
Fence bid unlikely to succeed
New Zealand Herald - Jan 27, 2010
An application by Wanganui District Council and police to remove a fence around the local Hells Angels headquarters is unlikely to succeed, a councillor ..
Carlisle fence likely to go back up
Chillicothe Gazette - Jan 27, 2010
One day after a fence surrounding the Carlisle Building was taken down, the city of Chillicothe ordered it to be put back up by the end of the week. ..
Vic Govt dodges fence bill
Weekly Times Now  - Feb 2, 2010
FARMERS have called on the Victorian Government to insure half the state's 60,000km of crown land fencing bordering private land....

Fences and Animals

Deer, don’t fear : Pointy-fence construction banned in Los Altos Hills
Los Altos Town Crier(blog)  - Jan 27, 2010
Citing at least one instance in which a deer became impaled on a sharp fence, the Los Altos Hills City Council Jan. 13 amended an existing ordinance to ban spikes and sharp points or edges from new fence construction to prevent further casualties....

Community Issues

Fence will let bikers know they're not welcome in Redwood City skate park
San Jose Mercury News  - Jan 29, 2010
BMX bikers soon will be fenced out of a popular Redwood City skate park. The city is finishing plans to build a 6-foot black steel fence around the perimeter of Phil Shao Memorial Skate Park,...
Fence raised around former Fresno homeless camp
San Jose Mercury News  - Jan 30, 2010
FRESNO, Calif.—A new fence has been put up a day after authorities evicted 30 people from a homeless encampment in downtown Fresno. ...
Shreveporter wants fence around private pool - pronto
Shreveport Times  - Jan 31, 2010
Grandson Cole is only 3 months old. But 68-year-old Hastings wants to protect the infant and other Shreveport children from falling into swimming pools and drowning...
Debris fence goes up at Barber Motorsports Park
al.com (blog)  - Jan 27, 2010
The fence is designed to keep cars and fans separated in case of a wreck. The fencing, however, is temporary and will be removed and stored after the race...
Work begins on fence at Veterans Memorial
GoDanRiver.com  - Jan 27, 2010
Workers began installing a new decorative fence at the Danville-Pittsylvania County Veterans Memorial this week. By Denice Thibodeau After two years of ...

Fencing and Railroads

Hey, Amtrak: Good fences make good neighbors
Baltimore Sun  - Feb 1, 2010
In the wake of last month's death of 14-year-old Anna Marie Stickel on the Amtrak tracks near Middle River, quite a few people can't seem to wait to give the railroad a free pass.,...

Schools and Fences

School board to vote on fencing at Sprague fields
Boston Globe  - Jan 27, 2010
The fences at Sprague Elementary School may be getting a make-over. The Wellesley School Committee discussed the possibility of increasing the height of the fences from 8 to 20 feet..
Security upgrades at Suitland High not enough, parents say
Washington Post  - Jan 27, 2010
Prince George's County public schools officials approved several measures at the end of 2009 to beef up security at Suitland High School, but parents say more is still needed -- including expensive fence improvements and additional security personnel ...


DIY - Consumers

Alternative Decking Options: Composite Wood, PVC and More
BobVila.com (blog)  - Jan 29, 2010
The alternative decking industry has experienced many changes in the last five years. The addition of a second-generation composite deck material as well as PVC decking products gives consumers more options than ever...
A Maintenance-Free Deck: Is This for Real?
BobVila.com (blog)  - Jan 27, 2010
What do you do when your wood deck is faded, rotted and splintering? Why, roll out a new one, of course. Maintaining a wood deck is a pain...


Minefields, barbed fence to protect border
Saudi Gazette  - Jan 29, 2010
SAUDI-YEMENI BORDER – Minefields, digging of fortified protective sites and barbed fencing of the border are some of the security measures planned to prevent infiltration, a senior army official has said. ...
Iraq builds Syrian security fence
UPI  - Feb 1, 2010
Iraqi security officials joined their US counterparts in inaugurating a section of a Syrian border security fence as tensions with the outlawed ...

Wierd News

Lottery winner received prize day she died
Canoe, CA  - Jan 28, 2010
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A lottery winner who was struck and killed by a car in northern Ohio on the day she got her cheque had just spent some of the money on wedding rings for her and her husband..

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