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Industry News

Fortress Iron™ Awarded by Business Press at Comerica Collin 60
Press Release  - Jul 5, 2010
The Collin County Business Press hosted its Comerica Bank Collin 60 at the Renaissance Marriot in Richardson. Comerica Bank Collin 60 Awards Program gives recognition and attention to the 60 strongest growing companies...
FAAC S450 gate operator installed at luxury estate
Info4Security  - Jul 5, 2010
FAAC automatic gate operators are being used to help step up security following several incidences of burglaries targeting luxury ...
Integrated Design Ltd to introduce new access control solutions at IFSEC South Africa 2010  - Jul 5, 2010
Integrated Design Ltd (IDL) is launching the Fastlane range of entrance control solutions at IFSEC South Africa Securex. The range will be on display on stand E29 from 31st August to 2nd September 2010. ...
Reliance Foundry Adds Flexible Bollards That Enhance Landscapes  - Jul , 2010
Reliance Foundry is adding flexible bollards that add functionality and landscape appeal to their product lines in the United States and Canada. ...

Decking Industry News

AERT Recognized With ESGR Patriot Award for Support of Guard and Reserve
MarketWatch  - Jul 1, 2010
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. a leading plastic recycler and manufacturer of Green building products, recently welcomed home Air Force Reserve 188th Fighter Wing airmen..

Metal Industry News

Commerce delays aluminum decision
American Metal Market (subscription)  - Jun 23, 2010
The U.S. Commerce Department has delayed its preliminary countervailing duty determination on imports of Chinese aluminum extrusions until Aug. 30 as it continues to investigate whether dumping and subsidization occurred. ...
U.S. Aluminum Extrusions Industry Files Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions
Info4Security  - Jul 5, 2010
The U.S. Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee (Washington, D.C.), a coalition of domestic manufacturers of aluminum extrusions, and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union ( ...

Local Government Issues

Council to consider new walls, fencing, restrictions
Santa Maria Times  - Jul 5, 2010
Restrictions on the use of barbed wire, razor wire and other sharp materials in the construction of new fencing and walls will be examined by the Santa Maria City Council on Tuesday....
Council reaffirms fence-height ordinance
Ely Daily Times - Jun 30, 2010
Talks over the city's fence ordinance reached new heights (old lows, actually) June 24 as the City Council voted in favor of keeping the existing ordinance intact...
Board rescinds fence resolution
CNYLink from Eagle Newspapers  - Jul 6, 2010
A petition signed by 612 Lysander residents was submitted to the town board and accepted as valid. The petition wou delineating two sides of the Old Presbyterian...

Community Issues

Fence improves safety along highway in Nanoose
Nanaimo News Bulletin  - Jul 2, 2010
A new fence has been installed along the Island Highway north of Nanaimo to deter pedestrians from unsafely crossing the highway ..
Residents win fight for barbed wire fence to be removed from Teddington station
Richmond and Twickenham Times  - Jul 2, 2010
A Network Rail spokesman said: “During the recent meeting with members of the community we clarified why the old fencing needed replacing and explained the ..
Dog owners fight city over park fence News - Jun 30, 2010
Pet owners who walk their dogs in a northwest Calgary park are demanding that the city replace a fence around the green space. After receiving complaints that the Cambrian Heights off-leash park was overused and creating too much traffic, the city removed the fence...

Fencing and Airports

$576K for airport fence upgrades - - Jun 30, 2010
PORTSMOUTH — The Federal Aviation Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation approved a $576,166 grant for the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease this week, according to U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., which will be used to upgrade 10,000 feet of perimeter fencing...
5 airports to receive $750,000 for repairs
Arkansas Online - - Jun 30, 2010
Sheridan Municipal Airport will receive $167,485 for repairs to the taxiway pavement and for the installation of perimeter fencing. ...
I.V. Airport Board members slam Grossi for fence project problems
Illinois Valley News - Jun 30, 2010
Frustrated by what they see as a lack of communication, a majority of the Illinois Valley Airport Advisory Board OK’d a vote of “no-confidence” in the way that Josephine County Airports Manager Alex Grossi has handled a fence project....

Fences and Neighbors

Don't like the neighbors? Put up a good fence
Boston Globe  - Jul 1, 2010
It may seem like a hostile act, basically fencing out a particularly irksome neighbor. But it does not have to be that way. In fact, a good fence may simply be in everyone's best interests....

Community Fence Projects

For autistic N.S. boy, fence means freedom - Jul 2, 2010
A young autistic boy in Cape Breton will be able to play freely this summer, thanks to the efforts of a thoughtful neighbour. Gary Nicholson, of Sydney Mines, N.S.,...
Giving Dogs Their Freedom, One Fence At a Time
Tonic  - Jul 3, 2010
Mikael Hardy was horrified to see how many people near her home in South Carolina kept their dogs chained up, outside, every hour of every day. So she got up off the couch, knocked on their doors and did something about it. ...


Pool Safety

Get Answers On Pool Fencing Requirements News - Jun 30, 2010
Alamance County, NC -- If you have a pool on your property, local agencies are reminding you about a certain state code. Eric Nickens, Jr. with the Alamance County Health Department said the county has been fielding questions about regulations about fencing around pools...
Health department: Fences needed for pool safety
Burlington Times News - - Jun 30, 2010
Summer is time for lazy days at the pool, and increased diligence about pool safety. Proper fencing should be a part of ensuring a safe, fun day at the backyard pool, says Eric Nickens Jr., the spokesman for the Alamance County Health Department...

The Art of Fences

Ask Torontoist: Fence Makeover in Blansdowne
Torontoist  - Jul 6, 2010
At the intersection of Lansdowne and Paton there’s a big, vacant lot with lots of chain-link fence. Recently this amazing painted wooden mural has appeared there, covering the entire fence with shadow cut-outs of local landmarks and buildings. How did it get there? ...

G20 Summit

News Story High security fencing at G20 dismantled
Jackson Security - Jun 30, 2010
The high security fencing erected at this year's G20 Summit in Toronto is being taken down. Construction workers are attempting to remove the temporary security fencing solution as quickly as possible, ...
Police misled public on security fence law - Jun 30, 2010
TORONTO — The expiration of the five-metre rule that had Toronto residents fearing arrest if they strayed too close to the G20 security perimeter came with a startling revelation Tuesday -- it never existed...


Aharonovitch: Delays in Egyptian border fence are failure
Ynetnews - Jul 6, 2010
Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said, "The fact that construction of the border fence between Israel and Egypt has not yet started is a failure."...

Weird News

Horse Boy spotted again on Google Street View
Canoe, CA  - Jul 4, 2010
The mysterious Horse Boy of Aberdeen rides again. Horse Boy became an overnight sensation in Britain in 2009 when newly introduced Google Street View recorded a man wearing a horse head mask ...

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