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Industry News

Vinyl company opens facility here
The High Point Enterprise  - Jul 16, 2010
HIGH POINT – Poly Vinyl Creations president Bob Burton may only have a seventh-grade education, but the opening of his company’s third location in High Point speaks of his expertise in business...
ActiveYards Dealers Enjoying Market Success with Cambium™
Press Release  - Jul 13, 2010
Dealers across the country are reporting strong interest and sales success since ActiveYards introduced Cambium™, an innovative new wood grain finish designed to maintain its attractive appearance for years....
Security Fencing features no-climb design
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)  - Jul 19, 2010
Join garage door and access control industry professionals in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the CDI National Trade Show September 10-11, 2010 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront...
Canadian Door Institute National Trade Show Scheduled for Sept. 10-11
Professional Door Dealer  - Jul 16, 2010
Made of .162 in. diameter carbon steel welded wire, with ½ x 3 in. wire mesh center-to-center, Security Fencing is provided as 2-ply fence with custom ...

Decking Industry News

Trex® Receives ICC-ES SAVE Verification for Recycled Content
BusinessWire  - Jul 15, 2010
Trex Company, the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing, has received a Verification of Attributes Report (VAR-1011) from the International Code Council Evaluation Service® (ICC-ES) under the Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation (SAVE) Program™...
AERT Announces Stimulus Funding
MarketWatch (press release) -  - Jul 14, 2010
AERT converts reclaimed plastic and wood fiber waste into quality outdoor decking systems, fence systems, and door and window components ...
Deck maker Fiberon boosts production
Plastics News  - Jul 14, 2010
Sometimes, new colors can change the sales dynamic even in an economy that could still use a boost and that’s what it has done for wood composite and cellular PVC decking manufacturer Fiberon LCC ...

The Famous and Their Fences

Madonna builds fence on her Long Island farm, creates stir  - Jul 14, 2010
Madonna is building a horse fence on her Long Island property and that’s causing a stir with the local town government. ...
Marin finds solution to heavy-metal fence dispute with Metallica star
Marin Independent Journal  - Jul 20, 2010
A new trail prompted by a controversial fence erected by Marin heavy-metal rocker James Hetfield of Metallica will not need a full-blown environmental review, meaning work on it could start next summer. ...
Gray appeases city, removes portion of illegal fence
Washington Post  - Jul 16, 2010
Gray recently finished removing a portion of the black aluminum fence that a city board ruled was on public space, complying with concerns from city ...

Community Issues

Developer to put gate across eastern end of Bonita Beach Road to prevent trespassers
Naples Daily News  - Jul 12, 2010
Drive far enough east on Bonita Beach Road and you’ll soon dead-end into a fence. In a matter of weeks, Oakbrook Properties will install a 6-foot high chain-link fence and gate across the road to help keep trespassers at bay...
Divisive RTA fence splits town in half
Daily Telegraph  - Jul 15, 2010
JUST as locals developed plans to beautify the area, the RTA built a fence right down the centre of the South Coast town of Albion Park..

Local Government Issues

Fence Draws Boards' Ire
The Sag Harbor Express  - Jul 16, 2010
A wooden stockade fence erected around East End Venture's Ferry Road property last month has drawn the ire of some village board members...
The Indy fence: Stronger, shorter and a whole lot cheaper
Globe & Mail  - Jul 14, 2010
You may not have noticed it, but the steel-and-concrete barrier around the G20 security perimeter wasn’t the only big fence erected in Toronto over the past few weeks. ...
MoDOT begins inspections of fences following crash
KSDK  - Jul 14, 2010
KSDK -- The Missouri Department of Transportation is now inspecting a series of decorative fences after a collision knocked one of them onto Interstate 70 last week. ...
Akron Beacon Journal  - Jul 13, 2010
When Akron engineer Mike Teodecki saw the mockup of the fence for the All-America Bridge, his first thought was, ''Can I climb it?'' He didn't waste a moment finding out, leaping onto the fence Spider-Man style...

Fences and Neighbors

Marblehead family files suit over neighbor's fence
The Daily Item of Lynn  - Jul 16, 2010
MARBLEHEAD - The Rockett family, owners of Yacht Town, LLC located on Hines Court, have turned to the courts to order an abutter to remove a partial fence erected on their property because they claim it is a trespass...
Man accused of tearing down neighbour's fence back in court next week
St. John's Telegram  - Jul 20, 2010
A man who allegedly tore down his neighbour's fence and then assaulted two police officers is due back in court next week. Ronald Jason Fitzgerald — who is listed on court documents as having an unknown address ...


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Weekend deaths prompt call for wildlife fencing
Global Lethbridge  - Jul 13, 2010
Two people died in New Brunswick this weekend in accidents involving moose. The deaths have renewed a call for increased wildlife fencing in the province. 27-year old Christopher Miller was killed on Saturday night, after hitting a moose on the Maine Turnpike...
Turtle fence under construction along SH 68 by Canton's Wildlife Management Area
North Country Now  - Jul 17, 2010
CANTON -- A turtle fence is being constructed on State Highway 68 at the Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area. The wildlife barrier is being ...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Dog owners protest fencing in off-leash dog parks
Fox 31  - Jul 15, 2010
DENVER - The Colorado State Parks Board Thursday approved plans to fence in the large off-leash dog parks at Cherry Creek and Chatfield State Parks ...
Dog owners irked by fence at Shoreview park
Minneapolis Star Tribune  - Jul 14, 2010
Do fences make good dog parks? In Shoreview, where a fence is going up around a canine park along Rice Creek Regional Trail, dog owners are growling ...

DIY - Consumers

Fences to make good neighbors
Austin American-Statesman  - Jul 16, 2010
For suburban and urban gardeners, fence building and mending comes with the territory. Be it wood or chain link, finding solutions can be difficult especially if you've already invested in the flora growing along and on your fence line....
How Do They Knit a Chain-Link Fence?
NFB - Jul 16, 2010
This documentary short reveals what goes into making the fences many children see around their schoolyards every day. How Do They Knit a Chain-Link Fence....


Prison facility installs stun fence, doesn't reduce tower staff
The Herald Bulletin  - Jul 19, 2010
ANDERSON – The medium-security prison in Pendleton made a leap forward in security earlier this month, joining a national trend of installing stun fences to help keep inmates in....
Lax fence suspected in escape
The Augusta Chronic  - Jul 20, 2010
A loose fence was Gerry Haynes' likely way of escape from the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on Sunday....

USA Mexico Border Fence

DHS told to increase control over border-fence contractors  - Jul 13, 2010
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) must clamp down oversight of its contractors, led by Boeing, hired to build an information technology-enabled, security fence along the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a new inspector general audit ...



Work on Egypt border fence won't start till November
Ynetnews  - Jul 19, 2010
The Israel Defense Forces on Monday informed the government that construction of the Israel-Egypt border fence will only start in November. ...

Weird News

British UFO Files
Canoe, CA  - Jul 14, 2010
The British UFO Files reveals for the first time the secret history of alien aircraft investigations led by the most powerful forces within the British government...

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