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    We Have a New Poll! - Dec 15, 2009

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    Industry News

    LMT Mercer Group, Inc. acquires Stallion Fence Accessories, Inc
    Press Release  - Jan 13, 2010
    Lawrenceville, NJ – LMT Mercer Group, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Stallion Fence Accessories, Inc. from Marwit Capital, a private investment firm headquartered in Newport Beach, CA...
    Trex® Enhances and Differentiates Fencing Product Portfolio
    Press Release  - Jan 19, 2010
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 19, 2010 – Continuing to competitively position its fencing portfolio, Trex will debut enhancements to its Surroundings® and Seclusions® collections – including a new universal stand-alone post that works with both product lines...
    Trex® Unveils New TrexPro® Platform for Contractors
    Press Release  - Jan 19, 2010
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 19, 2010 – With its network of approximately 2,000 independent contractors, the TrexPro® platform serves as a resource for both homeowners and building professionals...
    Research and Markets: Fencing Products - A US Market Review
    Business Wire (press release)  - Jan 18, 2010
    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Fencing Products - A US Market Review" report to their offering. ...
    Zareba Systems stock doubles on acquisition news
    Twin Cities Business Journal  - Jan 18, 2010
    Shares of Zareba Systems Inc. were up nearly 100 percent on Tuesday, a day after the company announced it would be acquired by Woodstream Corp. for about $23 million. ...
    Precast Concrete Maker to Complete Florida Barrier Wall in February
    Business Wire (press release)  - Jan 18, 2010
    In its largest east-coast project to date Artisan Precast, one of the nation's leaders in providing precast concrete barrier solutions, will complete the construction of a wall bordering the Green River Parkway in Stuart, Florida this February ...

    Decking Industry News

    Wahoo Decks Releases DryJoistEZ
    PRWeb  - Jan 19, 2010
    Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 19, 2010 -- Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of aluminum decking products, announced today at the 2010 International Builder’s Show the release of its newest product, DryJoistEZ. A sister product to DryJoist, the first structural deck drainage system,....
    New Wood Plastic Composite Products Strengthen CertainTeed’s Position As One-Stop-Shop for Railing and Decking
     - Jan 19, 2010
    (Valley Forge, Pa.) – To meet the growing demand for wood plastic composite (WPC) products, CertainTeed Corporation is introducing four new decking and railing products to its comprehensive outdoor product offering....
    LifeTime Lumber Debuts at IBS 2010
    Business Wire (press release)  - Jan 18, 2010
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LifeTime Lumber® (www.lifetimelumber.com), a low-maintenance, eco-friendly and fire-resistant deck, dock and fence material launches next week at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) 2010, January 19-22 in Las Vegas. LifeTime Lumber is a unique, wood-alternative lumber made from inert material , ...
    AERT to Introduce Composite Trim and Moulding Products at International Builders' Show
    CNNMoney.com (press release)  - Jan 18, 2010
    Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:AERT), a leading plastic recycler and manufacturer of Green building products, announced today that the company has entered into a relationship with Pacific MDF Products, Inc. of Arkansas ...

    Local Government Issues

    Franklin won't toughen codes on chain-link fences
    The Tennessean  - Jan 14, 2010
    FRANKLIN — Chain-link fences will still stand in Franklin. City aldermen ditched a proposal that would have banned homeowners from putting up new chain-link fences in their front yards and requiring all builders to get a city permit ....
    Los Altos Hills to consider banning spiked fences
    San Jose Mercury News  - Jan 13, 2010
    After a deer impaled itself on a spiked wrought iron fence a couple of years ago in Los Altos Hills, town officials are trying to prevent another gruesome scene by banning pointed and spiked fences....
    Major revision in fence ordinance in Marcus
    Chronicle Times  - Jan 18, 2010
    The Marcus City Council had a thorough discussion of the ordinance dealing with fences at their meeting Monday evening ...
    Council delays talks on electric fences
    Tampa Tribune  - Jan 18, 2010
    TAMPA - Proposed changes to a city law regulating electrified security fences at businesses near neighborhoods won't be put in place for at least a few months....

    The Art of Fences

    Bringing Some Whimsy to Construction Sites
    New York Times  - Jan 14, 2010
    Although it has been more than eight years since the World Trade Center attack, every day it seems there are more cranes and concrete trucks, scaffolding and chain-link fences as Lower Manhattan struggles to rebuild....
    Modern Chain Link Fence
    Pure Contemporary Magazine (blog)  - Jan 15, 2010
    Her new work, Fence Embroidery with Embellishment is a 600 foot installation on a chain link fence on South Street in NYC....

    Community Issues

    New fencing to be erected around 6,000 houses in Widnes and Runcorn
    Runcorn World  - Jan 19, 2010
    THOUSANDS of homes are to be given a facelift as part of a £6.7 million major refurbishment. So much fencing will be erected, it could stretch all the way to Halifax...
    Fence issue slows county board work
    the Northwestern  - Jan 14, 2010
    Winnebago County Board Chairman David Albrecht wants to be focused on economic development opportunities adjacent to Wittman Regional Airport...


    Fences and Animals - Wildlife

    Moose fencing commitment will be surpassed: Liberals
    Times and Transcript  - Jan 12, 2010
    FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government says it will surpass an election promise made in 2006 to install 300 kilometres (186 miles) of wildlife fencing along provincial highways.....
    Wolf Sanctuary Told To Build Higher Fence
    News4Jax.com  - Jan 12, 2010
    COUNTY, Fla. -- The owners of the Big Oak Wolf Sanctuary in Clay County said they've been told by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to build a 10-foot fence around the wolf enclosure....
    California volunteers pitch in to help pronghorn antelope -- by removing fences
    Los Angeles Times (blog)  - Jan 14, 2010
    The fences crossing the desolate Carrizo Plain are remnants of the hardscrabble homesteaders who arrived a century ago, then abandoned the arid, alkaline land to the elements...
    Fraser Island's dingo fences 'working'
    Sydney Morning Herald  - Jan 12, 2010
    The Queensland government says dingo-deterrent fences and grids on Fraser Island are working effectively, despite criticism by locals....

    USA Mexico Border Fence

    U.S. to revisit glitch-prone 'virtual fence' on Southwest border
    Arizona Daily Star  - Jan 18, 2010
    TUCSON, Ariz. - The Department of Homeland Security's latest version of a border "virtual fence" has suffered another setback -- prompting Secretary Janet Napolitano to order a department-wide reassessment of the program...

    DIY - Consumers

    Tips for Buying Electric Gates on the Electric Gates Guide Online
    BigNews.biz (press release)  - Jan 14, 2010
    Do you want to keep your home completely secure at all times? Are you tired of looking at your old wooden fence and you want to put up a modern, secure electric gate? Check out the Electric Gates guide online to learn about all of the different. ...

    Community Fence Projects

    Donated fence to protect Tucson's stalled Mission Gardens project
    Arizona Daily Star  - Jan 16, 2010
    At the San Augustín Mission Gardens, regarded as Tucson’s birthplace, six foot walls rise from the ground along the west bank of the Santa Cruz River. But they encircle nothing more than a plot of empty gravel.....
    UWP Pioneer Farm Fences Available for Sponsorship
    Wisconsin Ag Connection  - Jan 18, 2010
    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation is continuing the Pioneer Farm Fence Post Sponsorship Project. This initiative, which offers boards ...

    The Famous and Their Fences

    Paltrow angers neighbours over fence plans?
    Digital Spy  - Jan 18, 2010
    Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin have reportedly angered their London neighbours over plans to build a fence around their home.....


    Presidential Palace fence renovation costs Rp 22b
    Jakarta Post  - Jan 18, 2010
    Critics say that despite campaigning on a populist platform, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono continues to act the opposite by renovating the fence encircling the Presidential Palace compound at a cost of Rp 22.58 billion (US$2.54 million)....
    Israel to build 2 fences on Egyptian border
    News4Jax.com  - Jan 18, 2010
    JERUSALEM - Israel’s prime minister has ordered the construction of two massive fences along the long and porous southern border with Egypt, saying he wants to stem a growing flood of African asylum seekers and to prevent Islamic militants from entering the country.....
    Pak may fence 2250-mile border with Afghanistan
    Thaindian.com  - Jan 18, 2010
    Islamabad, Jan. 18 (ANI): Pakistan is likely to fence its 2,250 miles long porous border with Afghanistan, as the country has failed to get state-of-the art ....
    Barbed wire fence at Moldova-Romania border to be removed till next March
    Thaindian.com  - Jan 18, 2010
    Chisinau, 14 January /MOLDPRES/ - The barbed wire fence at the border between Moldova and Romania will be removed till March 2010. Prime Minister Vlad Filat signed an order to this effect on 9 January 2010...


    Wierd News

    DJ plays 'Jump' as suicidal woman holds up traffic
    Canoe, CA  - Jan 18, 2010
    LONDON — A British radio DJ is being criticized for playing Van Halen’s “Jump” as police tried to talk a suicidal woman down from a highway bridge last week...

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