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STRATCO LAUNCHES AUSTRALIAN-MADE PVC FENCING
NewsMaker (press release)  - May 25, 2010
Building and home improvement products company, Stratco, has launched the Polvin range of fencing products in South Australia and New South Wales....
DefenCell™ Gains PAS68 Vehicle Barrier Crash Test Accreditation
geosynthetica.net (press release)  - May 25, 2010
27 May 2010 - J & S Franklins DefenCell™ Profile 300 has recently successfully completed a number of vehicle crash tests to meet the PAS68 protection standards.....
Cary vinyl-siding company seeks $300 million IPO
News & Observer (blog)  - May 25, 2010
A Cary-based maker of vinyl siding, windows, fencing and other building materials plans to raise as much as $300 million through an IPO, in a bet that Wall Street investors believe the housing market is recovering....

Decking Industry News

Selling Decking to Commercial Contractors
BPD-Building Products Digest  - May 25, 2010
Although the process can require a lot more work, selling decking for commercial and public projects such as restaurants, offices and playgrounds can be a lucrative niche market for retailers.....
Fiberon Horizon Decking named ADEX 2010 Platinum Award winner
Lawn & Landscape  - May 27, 2010
NEW LONDON, N.C. – Fiberon announced that it received an ADEX 2010 Platinum Award for it’s Horizon composite decking....

Building Industry News

Construction Industry Adds 14,000 Jobs in April
BuildingOnline.com  - May 27, 2010
The construction sector added 14,000 jobs in April, according to the latest data from the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics....

Local Government Issues

No safety fences for Skellig Michael - Report
RTE.ie  - May 30, 2010
A safety review of Skellig Michael, commissioned after two tourists fell to their deaths in separate incidents on the island last year, has recommended against erecting protective barriers along its steep walkways....
City of Garland passes illegal "pit bull" fencing requirements
Examiner.com - May 25, 2010
The city of Garland, Texas issued a press release Monday unveiling new fencing requirements "for pit bull dogs or pit bull crossbreeds." ...
North Arlington zoning board interprets fence issue in PSE&G right of way
NorthJersey.com  - May 25, 2010
The high-tension wires that stretch from one end of North Arlington to another, from River Road all the way to Schuyler Avenue ...
Feud with city of Toronto has Bronfmans on the fence
Globe and Mail  - May 28, 2010
The City of Toronto has ordered the Bronfman clan to tear down wrought-iron and wire fencing they erected after enterprising burglars made off with a ...

Community Issues

Fencing off downtown park should be the last resort
Modesto Bee  - Jun 1, 2010
Downtown Modesto doesn't have many garden spots, places where people can sit in the shade for lunch or enjoy the fragrance of flowers. Tiny McClatchy Park, on I Street near the library, has been such an oasis for 15 years...
Colorado's popular off-leash parks slated to gain fences, lose acres
Denver Post  - May 25, 2010
AURORA — Hershey was still wet after a refreshing swim, roaming free with other dogs at Cherry Creek State Park on a recent afternoon. ...
Efficacy, beauty are issues in Ithaca bridge suicide debate
Ithaca Journal  - May 25, 2010
Cornell University officials have requested that the temporary, chain-link fences on city bridges remain up for eight to 10 weeks past the original June 4 ...
Fence plan at Winwick mental health unit
This Is Cheshire  - May 25, 2010
A PLANNING application designed to give young people receiving mental health support greater freedom at Winwick’s Fairhaven Unit has been submitted. ...

Fences and Neighbors

The new neighbor in town: 6 feet, with an ugly side
Minneapolis Star Tribune  - May 19, 2010
Higher, solid fences are replacing the more open chain-link version as Twin Cities homeowners seek more privacy....
Neighbors Divided by Valley Center Fence Dispute
Kansas CW  - Jun 1, 2010
If good fences make good neighbors, what about unattractive, half-finished fences?...
Couple in fencing duel with city
Ely Daily Times  - May 26, 2010
Good fences may make good neighbors, but a neighbor who filed a complaint with the City of Ely Buildings Department says nay to the notion. ...

The Famous and Their Fences

Sarah Palin Builds Fence as Joe McGinniss' Son Denies "Stalker" Claim
CBS News  - May 19, 2010
On Tuesday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin wrote a sarcastic note on her Facebook page complaining about the fact that nonfiction author Joe McGinniss had moved into the house next door ...
DC Council Chairman Gray must lower or move fence at center of permit dispute
Washington Post  - May 28, 2010
D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray must lower or move the black aluminum fence that surrounds his Hillcrest home, a city committee ruled Thursday, one week after neighborhood leaders had given it their blessing. ...

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Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Report details threats to Colorado wildlife posed by fences
Denver Post  - May 31, 2010
A new report from the the Colorado Division of Wildlife said fences can pose serious threats to wildlife, even in urban and suburban areas...

USA Mexico Border Fence

DeMint bid to build border fence defeated
MiamiHerald.com - May 28, 2010
Jim DeMint's bid to require completion of a 700-mile fence along the US-Mexico border within a year. The 52-45 vote against DeMint's measure largely ...

Pool Safety

Glendale family gets free pool fence as part of Adopt-A-Pool-Fence program
Arizona Republic  - May 26, 2010
The program provides pool fences to families in need to help prevent drownings. Glendale firefighters visited neighborhoods in March to seek qualified ...
Queen Creek consolidates pool-fence requirements
AZ Central.com  - May 29, 2010
Pool construction always requires more than just digging a hole. The process can require hours of research into local requirements and interpreting confusing language to make sure people are following the letter of the law....
Low-cost pools can have costly consequences
Chicago Tribune (blog)  - May 28, 2010
Those inexpensive and temporary inflatable pools might seem like a good idea to keep the family cool during the hot summer months, but Consumer Reports, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American Academy of Pediatrics are warning consumers about the dangers that surround these pools...

Stolen Fences

School's fences stolen by con men
WalesOnline  - May 25, 2010
They dismantled the wrought-iron fencing round the school's playing fields and packed it into a white Ford pick-up truck. Staff at the school had no idea ...

Fences and History

Isaac Ellwood, Illinois king of the barbed wire
Illinois Times  - May 25, 2010
Together they established the first barbed wire factory, the Barb Fence Company. The first year they created 10000 lbs. of barbed wire mostly by hand...
Do fence me in
Los Angeles Times  - May 28, 2010
The Devil's Rope Museum in McLean, Texas, is dedicated to the history of barbed wire. Reporting from McLean, Texas — Sitting along a lonely stretch of highway in the Texas Panhandle...
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Community Projects

NYC donates fencing materials
New Era  - May 28, 2010
He said the project, which is catering for agricultural products, has been inactive because of the lack of a fence to protect it against nature and other ...

Weird News

Bomb squad robots make pancakes
Canoe, CA  - May 30, 2010
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Bomb squads from around New Mexico got a chance to sharpen their skills by using a remote-controlled robot — not to blow things up, but to make pancakes....

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Model A Sterling on 4 wheel drive truck. Second Model A Free. Location is Syracuse, New York. assorted augers available. $5000.00 Call John at 315-374-0847
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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Post Vibe model 402

Post Vibe model 402 (extended height model) for sale. Gently used, properly maintained and in perfect working condition. Purchased New in April 2008 for $16,000. Will sell for $12,500 OBO. Shipping available continental US. Call Mark @ 307-272-6551 or email mark@olsonfencing.com

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Responsibilities include performing all duties associated with the entire commercial fence estimating process and project management of commercial fence projects from pre construction thru close out. Requirements *A minimum of 3 years related experience in the construction fencing industry.. *Should be proficient using construction software for estimating and at utilizing online search tools and web based project retrieval. *Good understanding of principles, methods, and techniques of architectural, civil, mechanical blue prints. *Good oral and written communications skills *Excellent time management and organizational skills. *Ability to work well with clients, general contractors and other team members.
Benefits: *Health/Life Insurance *401K Retirement Plan *Paid Vacation *Unlimited income potential 45K -150K. (Salary plus commission) Send Resume to : bburns@centuryfence.net

 
 

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