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Industry News

Fencing for equine industry
Weekly Times Now  - Jul 27, 2010
WITH their spindly legs and lack of sense, foals can get themselves into all kinds of trouble. Waratah's Stocksafe-T prefabricated wire fence was developed specifically for the equine industry. ...
Bollard maker ATG moves into security
Manchester Evening News  - Jul 27, 2010
There is no stopping traffic bollard makers ATG Access, which has switched much of its work to security barriers...
Emerald City Fence Rentals Expands its Services with Unique Privacy Fence Product
PRWeb (press release)  - Jul 26, 2010
Emerald City Products provides a unique solution, which not only secures the property but also adds value. All of it IS done easily, affordably and fast. ...
Contactless RFID Keychain for ID Access Control (press release  - Jul 27, 2010
DAILY RFID has released RFID keychain operating in 125KHz or 13.56MHz frequency. The RFID keychain can be made of leather or ABS plastic material. And it can be easily attached to key ring for ID access control...

Decking Industry News

Gaco Western Offers User-Friendly Deck Products for Homeowners
AZoBuild  - Jul 26, 2010
This summer homeowners and do-it-yourselfers don't need to tear down an existing deck to achieve a new and improved outdoor living space...
Vinyl, Aluminium and Composition Deck Railings
The Kingston Whig-Standard  - Jul 23, 2010
Two weeks ago we covered the code requirements and proper assembly for decks. For years wooden handrails and railings were the accepted standard....

Raw Material News

PE and PVC prices fall again
Plastic News  - Jul 22, 2010
North American selling prices for polyethylene and suspension PVC have continued their summer slides. Since June 1, regional prices for high and linear low density PE ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Seegars® Fence Co. of New Hanover Looks to a Successful Future with New V.P. Hire
Press Release  - Jul 21, 2010
WILMINGTON, NC, July 21, 2010—Seegars® Fence Company of New Hanover expects to become an even more dominate player in the Wilmington fencing industry...
Do BBB ratings make the grade?
Pioneer Press  - Jul 24, 2010
Premier Fence Inc.'s experience with the Better Business Bureau proves a single complaint can get a company's attention. But in Premier's case, that one customer complaint led to a secondary dispute with the BBB...
Construction company sued for not filling fence post holes
The Louisiana Record (blog)  - Jul 27, 2010
An employee of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans has filed suit against a construction company after stepping into a fence post hole and injuring herself...
Planning board approves changes to fence contractor's site in Barnesville
Business Gazette  - Jul 21, 2010
A fence contractor can move ahead with plans to dig a new well and make other changes to its Barnesville headquarters....

Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Allocates $19 Million for Nonprofit Security
Philadelphia Jewish Voice (blog) -  - Jul 21, 2010
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that non-profit organizations at high risk of terrorist attack and located in DHS-designated urban...

The Famous and Their Fences

Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum - there's no hiding place for them
Daily Mail  - Jul 24, 2010
'Building work finished almost a year ago but they kept up huge fences that had been used to shield the house during the work for months afterwards...

Local Government Issues

Tomah VA receives $563,000 for projects
La Crosse Tribune  - Jul 24, 2010
220,000 to replace chain link fencing on three sides of the medical center. Some of the fencing dates to when the facility was an Army Air Corps base, and now has gaps wildlife can walk through ...
Break-ins prompt city to allow electric fence
Daily Press  - Jul 24, 2010
HAMPTON – Break-ins at a Hampton salvage yard have prompted the city to change its rules and allow the installation of electric fences in some areas...
Officials plan fence to protect state petroglyphs
Charleston Gazette  - Jul 26, 2010
The commission will finance a fence around the petroglyphs, which some say could date to the 6th century. Wyoming County Circuit Clerk David Stover says he ...
Scholl seeks extension to complete shelterbelt fence  - Jul 21, 2010
The permit outlined deadlines for construction of a gate, establishment of a sign and a surety bond, as well as construction of fencing along gaps in the ...

Community Issues

What's with all the new fencing at Bucklin Park?
Imperial Valley Press (subscription) (press release  - Jul 21, 2010
Chris Legakes, parks supervisor for the city, said the fencing was put up and the gates attached to the larger entry points to the interior of the park to prevent cars from being in the park...
Neighbors: Great park, terrible fence
Washington Post  - Jul 24, 2010
The people who live around the Madison Center playground in Arlington love the facility, but they're a little worried about a fence at the back of it. The bottoms of at least three posts on the rusty chain-link fence ...
Lighthouse fighting for fence
Hattiesburg American  - Jul 25, 2010
Last month, the faith-based organization was told by the Hattiesburg City Council it would have to tear down a portion of a chain-link fence it had installed around its campus ...
Bronfmans try to save fence around mansion
Toronto Star  - Jul 25, 2010
The Bronfman family is asking the city of Toronto to let it keep some fencing erected around its Forest Hill mansion. One of Canada's wealthiest families is ...


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

BLM to Spend Hundreds of Thousands to Fence in Cloud's Herd
Desert Independent  - Jul 24, 2010
Building the fence, cattle guard and gates would illegally confine horses to jurisdictional boundaries, restricting their natural and long-held seasonal pattern of use on East Pryor Mountain. Centuries ...
Saving Africa's last wild lions by fencing them out
NatGeo News  - Jul 24, 2010
It focuses on the work of National Geographic grantee Anne Kent Taylor, the construction of predator-proof livestock enclosures in prime big cat habitats in Kenya's Masai Mara region. ...
More wildlife fencing for Highway 82
Aspen Times  - Jul 24, 2010
The ramps are 6 feet high and constructed into a cut-out in the fence on the highway side. Animals can run up the one-way ramp and jump back down to safety ...

Pool Safety

Offending backyard, pool finally enclosed by fence
New Haven Register  - Jul 27, 2010
NEW HAVEN — If good fences make good neighbors, McKinley Avenue became a little more neighborly — even if not many people want to talk about it....
Phoenix wants fences around every pool
Ahwatukee Foothills News  - Jul 21, 2010
Whether they’re cheap and tacky or expensive and extravagant, pool fences and barriers are popping up all over Phoenix....

Fencing and Airports

Tucson Oddity: Artsy airport 'fence' lands at new site
Arizona Daily Star  - Jul 26, 2010
At first glance, the structure sitting on the dirt berm facing Los Reales Road behind Tucson International Airport looks like nothing more than a copper and green fence...
Fence details addressed at IV Airport meeting
Illinois Valley News  - Jul 21, 2010
Anderson said that FAA is ready to issue a grant for the fencing. The Eugene-based firm 2G Construction will be recommended to receive the bid, ....

Schools and Fences

Ithaca panel backs continuance of suicide-prevention fencing
Ithaca Journal  - Jul 20, 2010
Cornell University should be allowed to keep temporary fences up on eight East Hill bridges and continue working with the city toward permanent barriers to prevent impulsive suicides ...
Rockwood school board approves fencing project, amends dress code
Charleston Gazette  - Jul 26, 2010
Rockwood school board members are trying to make some major improvements for the upcoming year ...

Stolen Fences

Retired deputies hold Cherokee fence thief suspects at gunpoint
Enterprise-Record  - Jul 21, 2010
CHEROKEE — A pair of retired sheriff's deputies held two men at gunpoint on Cherokee Road this morning when they were discovered allegedly stealing panels from a metal livestock fence ...


DIY - Consumers

Choose materials carefully and plant fences in the right place
Kansas City Star  - Jul 24, 2010
When choosing fencing, consider the age and style of your home. While ornamental metal and wood fences match most homes, vinyl and composite fences often look nice with new construction, some experts say. ....
Ask an expert: How can I fix my falling fence?
San Jose Mercury News  - Jul 24, 2010
A Presuming you have a wood fence, the answer may be yes. If you have a concrete, brick or stone fence, the answer is probably no. Wood fences are ...

Weird News

Applicant can add 'shoplifting' to resume
Canoe, CA  - Jul 27, 2010
TORONTO - Don't leave your resume behind at the scene of the crime. Barrie,. Ont., cops didn't have to look too hard for an alleged shoplifter who was hunting for a job at the same time over the weekend...

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