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Industry News

Encon launches groundbreaking new web site at AFA FenceTech’10
Press Release  - Jan 25, 2010
Leading wholesale distributor, Encon Electronics is introducing its highly functional, user friendly web site at the AFA FenceTech show in Orlando, Florida on February 17-19, Booth 1509...
GUIER FENCE “OPENS THE GATE” TO A NATIONWIDE FRANCHISE PROGRAM.
Press Release  - Jan 25, 2010
Kansas City, MO - Guier Fence, a 30 year-old producer and installer of residential and commercial fencing solutions, has developed a franchise program that is the first and only one of its kind in the United States. Guier Fence franchises are now available in defined territories across America...
Linear Expands eMerge Dealer Support With Professional Services Capability
Press Release  - Jan 19, 2010
Carlsbad, Calif., (January 19, 2010) -- Linear LLC, a recognized leader in access control and security solutions, announced today that a suite of new Professional Services is immediately available to authorized resellers of its eMerge integrated security access products...
HySecurity Announces Spring ‘10 Tech Training
Press Release  - Jan 25, 2010
HySecurity hosts this intensive, hands-on, THREE day technical training seminar on March 9 – 11 at our manufacturing plant in Kent, WA (near Seattle-Tacoma airport). ...
CertainTeed Brings The Look of Freshly Painted Wood To Its Bufftech® Fence Line, Leads Industry In Widest Array of Colors, Styles and Textures
Press Release  - Jan 19, 2010
CertainTeed Corporation introduces Bufftech® Imperial and Baron fence products with Select Cedar Texture, featuring the look of freshly painted wood in an easy-care vinyl design....

New, Distinctive Variegated Colors Round Out Color Palette for Bufftech® Chesterfield Privacy Fence
Press Release  - Jan 19, 2010
Through an industry-first combination of woodgrain texture and variegated color, Bufftech® Chesterfield with CertaGrain® vinyl privacy fence from CertainTeed Corporation is now available in three new blended colors. ..
LAMMA 10: Plain wire attachment from Quickfencer
FarmersWeekly  - Jan 22, 2010
No LAMMA would be complete without a tweak or two from charismatic fencing company Quickfencer, in Blackburn. ...

Decking Industry News

US housing recovery will benefit cellular vinyl, not WPCs: study
Canadian Plastics  - Jan 25, 2010
Residential decking and railing demand is expected to improve in 2010 compared to 2009 as home construction and R&R recovery begins – a development that ...
New Extreme4™ Deck Fastener from Ipe Clip® Fastener Co. Set to Transform the Industry
PR Web (press release)  - Jan 20, 2010
Ipe Clip® Fastener Company is proud to announce the introduction of the most innovative all-in-one deck fastener on the market today, the Extreme4™. This one-of-a-kind hidden deck fastener....
Photo Release -- AERT to Introduce LifeCycle EcoDek Deck Tiles at International Builders' Show in Las Vegas
CNNMoney.com (press release)  - Jan 21, 2010
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:AERT), a leading plastic recycler and manufacturer of Green building products, announced today that the company will be introducing its new innovative LifeCycle® line of EcoDek® deck ....
Latitudes(R) Adds New Composite Railing System, Upgrades Warranty
Trading Markets (press release)  - Jan 21, 2010
Universal Consumer Products, a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. and maker of Latitudes composite decking and railing, announces the addition of Latitudes Intrepid(TM) Railing ....

Fence Contractors in the News

Boss drives fencer's coffin to funeral on back of work van
Wimbledon Guardian  - Jan 24, 2010
Fencer David Jessup’s dying wish was to be carried to his funeral on the back of a lorry driven by his boss. And that was exactly what happened at the funeral procession of Mr Jessup ...
Council considers tougher codes
Farmington Daily Times  - Jan 21, 2010
FARMINGTON — City councilors will consider whether to make penalties tougher for contractors who violate building codes....
Business loan lending increases in West Virginia
Zanesville Times Recorde  - Jan 20, 2010
Richard Bland and his wife started their Petersburg-based fencing business in 2000, after Richard left the army. They work with local farmers and residents building fences and also serve as a retailer of fencing materials...
Dailey Fence and Supply going out of business
Zanesville Times Recorde  - Jan 20, 2010
ADAMSVILLE -- It was a heck of a ride, but it's time to go on to something different for Dave Dailey, who is closing his family's 30-year business, Dailey Fence and Supply....
Company founder, 95, still does a full day's work, five days a week
Zanesville Times Recorde  - Jan 20, 2010
The sign above Carmine Palmieri's desk, crafted years ago by his daughter Janet Brinker, reads "Retired." "I retired at 65," Palmieri said. That was 30 years ago. "He forgot to quit," said his granddaughter Darcy Smouse.....
Production Fenceworks, Inc., Now Supplying and Installing Fences & Gates in Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Milledgeville and Savannah, Georgia
Zanesville Times Recorde  - Jan 20, 2010
)roduction Fenceworks, Inc., now services areas in and around Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Milledgeville and Savannah, GA, and encourages anyone in and around those areas to visit their award winning fence supply and installation website ...

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Local Government Issues

Fury over fencing expense at field
This Is Cheshire  - Jan 23, 2010
MORE than £18,000 of council cash has been spent on fencing despite the authority announcing that spening needs to be tightened.....
Raleigh Council Delays Safety Center Vote, Approves Money For Beltline Fences
MyNC.com  - Jan 20, 2010
Council members approved $61,000 to pay for additional fencing in three Beltline locations. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has agreed to put additional fencing at the Outer Beltline between....
Residents angry over school fence being put up
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph  - Jan 25, 2010
The fence is being built around The Latimer Arts College in Barton Seagrave. But residents say the field which is being fenced off has been a central part of their community for years and they will no longer be able to use it....
Marine Base gets new fencing
WALB.com  - Jan 20, 2010
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base continues to improve security to make the base a hard target. If you've been by the base in recent days, you might have noticed new security gates ...

Community Issues

Goldson, legal pros discuss fence options
New Haven Register  - Jan 26, 2010
NEW HAVEN — West Rock Alderman Darnell Goldson, D-30, met with Quinnipiac University law professors and a student Monday to discuss potential legal options to compel removal of a quarter-mile fence ....
Sledders: Don’t Fence Me In
Syracuse New Times  - Jan 20, 2010
Kids seeking the thrill of skittering down a frozen hill on a toboggan or flexible flyer have few choices if they live in the city-adjacent community of Westvale. T ....
Fence nightmare for old Prestatyn soldier
Rhyl Journal  - Jan 20, 2010
Strong winds badly damaged the six-foot fence at the bottom of Demetrius Connelly's garden and he says Denbighshire County Council should fix it because they put it up.....
£60k security fence plan to tackle yobs is in doubt
Essex Echo  - Jan 20, 2010
PLANS to erect a £60,000 security fence to stop late night yobbish behaviour in a Canvey park are in limbo leaving elderly residents furious....
Neighbor opposing longtime fence stuck in a pickle
Chicago Tribune  - Jan 23, 2010
A purchased my home in September 2000. My survey indicated that my fence was encroaching on my neighbor's property by 3 feet. The 4-foot chain-link fence has encircled this property for approximately 40 years...

Stolen Fences

Metal thieves take half a tonne of fencing
Northampton Chronicle & Echo  - Jan 26, 2010
Scrap dealers have been urged to be on the lookout for the palisade-style fencing, which went missing from RM Landscaping in Moulton Road, near Pitsford. A spokesman for the firm said thieves broke through padlocks on two gates then climbed under a security fence in order to take the hoard of steel, ...

Fences and Animals

Reading police shoot, kill deer impaled on cemetery fence
Reading Eagle  - Jan 21, 2010
Reading police shot and killed a large deer that was impaled as it tried to jump over an iron fence at Charles Evans Cemetery near Fifth and Marion streets Thursday night.....
Lending a Hand for Buffalo Habitat
OnEarth Magazin  - Jan 21, 2010
or us wildlife advocates working to reform a grim and bureaucratic buffalo management regime, it is not every day that we get a chance to roll up our sleeves and head into the field. ....

The Famous and Their Fences

Fence Put Up at Rehab Facility to Protect Tiger
Hollyscoop  - Jan 22, 2010
All it took was one little picture leak for the rehab facility to beef up their security. Now sources tell Us Weekly a 16-foot high fence has been put up around the Pine Grove Behavioral...

USA Mexico Border Fence

US to reassess 'virtual' fence on border with Mexico
Seattle Times  - Jan 20, 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 departmentwide reassessment of the program....

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The Art of Fences

Running FenceRunning Fence
PopMatters  - Jan 19, 2010
“I know something about art. I’ve enjoyed it for 50 years. I don’t believe it’s art.” A concerned Californian raises this objection during a community board meeting in Running Fence. Named for the white fabric and steel-pole fence that ran across 24 miles in Sonoma and Marin Counties...

Wierd News

Man finds $3,100 hidden in trashed picture
Canoe, CA  - Jan 26, 2010
STUART, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man rescued a framed space shuttle photo from a trash bin — and found a wad of treasure in the process....

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