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Industry News

LifeTime Lumber Rides into North Carolina Horse Country
Business Wire (press release)  - Feb 4, 2010
The property, informally named “Gaitaway Farm”, is a residential horse farm owned by the Robert Pollard family and includes 6500 feet of fencing among lovely tall pine trees bordering ...
SYLVIN TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES CUSTOMER FOCUSED WEBSITE
Press release  - Jan 29, 2010
Sylvin Technologies Inc., a leading custom vinyl compound manufacturer, has launched a new customer focused, interactive website. ...
Distributor Eagle Fence picks Fultondale's former 84 Lumber site for operations center
Birmingham Business Journal  - Feb 4, 2010
Eagle Fence Distributing LLC has purchased a site in Fultondale with plans to move its operations from Warrior, Ala., and expand its distribution and manufacturing base. ...

Decking Industry News

Back to Basics: The Resurgence of Real Wood Decking
Building-Products.com  - Feb 3, 2010
The most noticeable trend during the three-year slide has been wood decking regaining lost market share from synthetics, apparently driven by demand elasticity due to lumber deflation,...
Buy Decking at the New Advantage Trim & Lumber Online Store
PR Web (press release)  - Feb 3, 2010
Advantage Trim & Lumber Company is proud to announce the opening of their new online hardwood decking store. Now, everyone has access to a faster and more affordable way to purchase exotic decking. Currently, the highly sought after species of eco-friendly wood called Ip,...

Local Government Issues

Mound Cemetery fence price rises
Marietta Times  - Feb 3, 2010
The cost to renovate the historic Mound Cemetery fence will increase by $20,000, according to legislation expected to be introduced during Thursday's Marietta City Council meeting...
Kent County sheriff's Honor Camp installs security fence to prevent more escapes
Shelby County Reporter -  - Feb 4, 2010
The new fencing will replace the park's current worn and rusty fences, said Alabaster Parks and Recreation Department Director Ricky Nance...
New fence curbs 100+ parking spaces near station flight line
Desert Warrior  - Feb 4, 2010
With the new security fence construction near the flight line here, 116 parking spaces near the hangars have been lost...
City halts cemetery fence
Eagle Tribune  - Feb 5, 2010
HAVERHILL — Thomas Spitalere and his fellow Hilldale Cemetery trustees, William Copeland and Theresa Brown, feel like they're fighting an uphill battle....
Summit council turns down chain link fence replacement
Independent Press - NJ.com  - Feb 4, 2010
Erie Lackawanna Railroad installed several fences on railroad bridges in Summit at the turn of the century, some of which are rusting...

Stolen Fences

Police investigating fence theft from Volcano rubbish dump
Hawaii 24/7  - Feb 4, 2010
One or more persons removed four galvanized chain-link gates sometime between Monday (February 1) and Wednesday (February 3). The gates are 6 feet high by 11 feet long. Total value of the stolen goods is $4,500 ...

Fencing and Railroads

Striving to prevent suicide by train
Boston Globe  - Feb 9, 2010
MANSFIELD - Steve Vale has to walk only 45 seconds beyond his driveway to get to the train tracks where his daughter killed herself 17 months ago. ...
County Commissioners Approve New Measures To Increase Security
KAUZ  - Feb 9, 2010
Wichita County Commissioners have approved new measures to improve its jails and those measures will beef up security...

Fences and Animals - Pets

Pet owner wants fence erected where family dog drowned
WIS  - Feb 4, 2010
BLYTHEWOOD, SC (WIS) - Bob Johansson from Blythewood wrote us an email saying, "In June of last year, our black lab Archie left our property and drowned in a holding pond located five minutes from our home ...

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Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Million Dollar Fence In Wrong Place?
KIROtv.com  - Feb 9, 2010
The state just spent $1,441,000 building a fence to keep wild deer and bighorn sheep off a local highway. But our investigation found not only did the Washington State Department of Transportation fail to finish the project, but the incomplete barrier might make the situation more dangerous for you and your family....
On a deer-heavy section of road, wildlife improvements
The Daily Planet  - Feb 9, 2010
The stretch of Highway 550 between Ridgway and Montrose passes Ridgway State Park, traces the Uncompahgre River and winds through mountainous terrain....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border Fence Plagued by Glitches, Long Delays
ABC News  - Feb 4, 2010
An ambitious, $6.7 billion government project to secure nearly the entire Mexican border with a "virtual fence" of cameras, ground sensors and radar is in jeopardy after a string of technical glitches and delays ...

The Art of Fences

Musicians utilize fence wire in unique performance
The Exponent -  - Feb 5, 2010
For the final piece, a U.S. premiere, the four members pulled wire fences across the stage and used them as instruments to play “Music from Fences.”...
Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales back in the Super Bowl
St. Louis Business Journal  - Feb 4, 2010
The ad, called “Fence,” features a friendship between a Clydesdale and a steer over the years. An earlier version of the Clydesdales commercial didn't fare...

Pool Safety

Palm Desert City Council should use common sense on pool fencing issue
The Desert Sun  - Feb 4, 2010
I am very upset over the proposal being considered by the Palm Desert City Council for additional fencing around swimming pools on private property. Unless you have an enormous yard, there is simply no way to make this an attractive addition to a new or renovated pool area...

Community Issues

Varner Road fence in place to help reduce air pollution
The Desert Sun  - Feb 8, 2010
It appears several local residents were caught off guard when a wooden fence was erected along a portion of one of the area's major roads....
New fencing coming to Buck Creek Park
Shelby County Reporter -  - Feb 4, 2010
The new fencing will replace the park's current worn and rusty fences, said Alabaster Parks and Recreation Department Director Ricky Nance...
DOB, HPD re-fence Glennon eyesore
New York Post  - Feb 8, 2010
Neighbors of an unfinished two-family home on Glennon Place in Locust Point were relieved when the city erected yet another fence to keep vandals and teenagers off the property....

Schools and Fences

Billboard proposed for SHS fence
Saugus Advertiser  - Feb 8, 2010
Saugus — With no money available to replace the deteriorating wooden fence that separates Saugus High School from Route 1, School Committee member Arthur Grabowski is pushing to hang billboards...
Police warning in school fence row
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph  - Feb 8, 2010
Police have warned they will take action against people vandalising a fence which has sparked anger among residents since it was put up...
Fence protests launched online
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph  - Feb 8, 2010
Latimer Arts College in Barton Seagrave has constructed the fence around its site in a bid to improve the safety of its pupils and to control who has access to the site. However, this has led to complaints from the community, parents and students ...

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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...

Wierd News

100-year-old Scotch found in Antarctica
Canoe, CA  - Feb 5, 2010
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century...

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