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Industry News

Niles Expanded Metals Ready to Expand
Youngstown Business Journal  - Jun 22, 2010
NILES, Ohio -- Niles Expanded Metals has been planning for growth for the past few years, and executives say they hope to be able to move forward soon -- perhaps in a month -- on an expansion...
Linear University adds training schedule, remote learning to curriculum
SecurityInfoWatch  - Jun 11, 2010
Carlsbad, Calif. (May 18, 2010) – Linear LLC, the leading supplier of electronic products for a host of residential and commercial applications, announces its 2010 schedule of training programs for professional dealers and installers through the company’s Linear University. ...
SEAC expands by diversifying into specialist building products.
Builders Merchants Journal -  - Jun 17, 2010
Used with HDPE, wood flour is acquired from ground window trim, door frames, lumber and cabinet pieces. The wood content is encapsulated by HDPE to resist harsh weather, warping, splintering, and decay. No toxic chemicals are used in the manufacturing process...

Decking Industry News

TimberTech Launches Web Tools to Help Homeowners Get Information, Imagine Decking Options
Press Release  - Jun 15, 2010
Researching all of the options available when planning a new deck can be a bit overwhelming but, it doesn’t have to be. Now, homeowners can get real-time answers totheir composite decking questions using Live Chat on ...
Better Homes and Gardens Offers Deck Designs and Deck Remodeling and Deck Building Plans
PR Newswire (press release)  - Jun 17, 2010
With the warm weather here now, Better Homes and Gardens and is featuring photos and planning ideas for deck designs, deck remodeling and building and outdoor kitchens designs for every budget level. Regardless of how the deck will be used, ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Brancati Vows Porta-Potty Relief
New Haven Independent  - Jun 17, 2010
D’Errico runs a fence company, Total Fence LLC, and a portable toilet company, Elm City Sanitation. Both companies occupy the Eddy Street lot. Also on site is a pile of fill used in school construction...

Fencing and Airports

Critters reason for new airport fencing
Andalusia Star-News  - Jun 18, 2010
The South Alabama Regional Airport Authority (SARA) is using grant monies it received this year to construct perimeter fencing...
Airport will be antelope-proof
Silver City Sun News  - Jun 22, 2010
SILVER CITY - Area deer and antelope won't be able to play at the Grant County Airport, following the completion of a fence that is scheduled to be finished by the end of the week, the Grant County Airport manager said Monday...

Local Government Issues

More Chain Link Drama in LODA
Lagniapp - Jun 18, 2010
A perceived “do as I say, not as I do,” situation is rearing its ugly head on the corner of Government and Royal Streets in downtown Mobile, but city officials refute the matter saying the discrepancy is due to a system they acknowledge “isn’t perfect.”...
Eve expands its Super Fortress Fence at Glastonbury
Event Magazine  - Jun 19, 2010
Eve will increase its Super Fortress Fence by a kilometre at Glastonbury Festival this year to accommodate bigger tents and provide extra festival space....
New Haven neighbors sweat while awaiting pool fence installation
New Haven Register (subscription)  - Jun 22, 2010
NEW HAVEN — After about a year of complaints from neighbors, a city zoning officer’s order and the filing of a court complaint by the city, attorney Robert Ghent still has not put up a protective fence around his in-ground backyard swimming pool. ....

Community Issues

Protective Fence Blocking View Of SF Buddha Statue  - Jun 18, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) A fence surrounds the statue on Civic Center Plaza. A million-dollar statue in San Francisco's Civic Center was unveiled earlier this year to great fanfare, but now it's surrounded by a protective wall that prevents most passers by from seeing it...
Seeking to Balance Beauty and Safety on the Cliff Walk
New York Times - Jun 16, 2010
The ruling has jarred Newport and stirred talk of whether more fencing and warning signs, perhaps now inevitable, would change the character of a path that ....
Fence built to protect historic NC home
Greenville Daily Reflector  - Jun 18, 2010
AP DANBURY, NC (AP) - A 7-foot-high fence has been built around a historic home in North Carolina county in the hopes of protecting it from further ...
Fencing may be used to keep vandals out of historic cemetery  - Jun 18, 2010
Fayetteville Police Chief Tom Bergamine said Tuesday he'd be willing to study whether security fencing could reduce vandalism at the ...

Fence Disputes

City council asked to intervene in fence dispute
Fort Madison Daily Democrat - Jun 16, 2010
Whoever said "fences make for good neighbors" may not have had a side door that opened very close to the fence. Tony and Dawn Johnson, 2322 Ave. A, do and asked the Fort Madison City Council to amend the city code to stop their neighbor,....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Electric fences add spark to bear awareness
Homer Tribune - Jun 16, 2010
After receiving their first shock, many bears appear to sense the electrical charge in the fence lines. When properly designed, even the fences' visual ....
$1.7m needed for dog fence
Esperance Express - Jun 17, 2010
The Ravensthorpe Shire Council is also looking at raising $240000 for a 60km section of the fence in that shire. At a council committee meeting on Tuesday...


Fences and Animals - Domestic

Cattle fencing vandals 'putting lives at risk' - Jun 18, 2010
VANDALS who deliberately cut fencing at a Hart beauty spot are putting lives at risk, local authority rangers have said...
Security fencing 'essential for sheep farmers'
Jackson Security  - Jun 22, 2010
Security fencing could have a key role to play for agricultural workers and farmers looking to protect their sheep, it has been suggested....
Fence proposed for popular Anchorage dog park
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner  - Jun 18, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan has proposed a 500-foot fence and 20 new parking spaces to ease complaints from property owners near the University Lake dog park...

USA Mexico Border Fence

At least $800M spent for 53-mile border fence
The Associated Press  - Jun 11, 2010
WASHINGTON — Taxpayers have shelled out at least $15.1 million per mile for 53 miles of "virtual fence" built to secure the US-Mexico border ...
Virtual Border Fence Turning into a Money-Waster
AllGov  - Jun 19, 2010
Building a reliable “virtual” border fence in the American Southwest is not close to becoming a practical reality...

Unusual Fences

Ski fence makes good neighbors in Talent
KTVL  - Jun 16, 2010
He said his old fence was getting old so he looked into the price of cedar, and that was more than he could afford. So Bolstad looked into other fencing ....
E.T. never went home ... he morphed into a fence in Lincolnshire
Daily Mail  - Jun 16, 2010
E.T. didn't really go home ... he morphed into a fence panel in Lincolnshire. The alien's head was spotted on the wooden panel of a house in Gainsborough by Jackie Wollaston as she put out the washing....

Colorful Fences

Gaudy 4-foot fence gains approval with 4-3 vote
Waukegan News Sun  - Jun 16, 2010
Village trustees debated the suitability of a 4-foot, multicolored fence for a new day-care business Monday night and overruled denial by the Appearance Review Commission with a 4-3 vote....
Why I love my red fence: Diane Jung
The Herald-Times (subscription)  - Jun 18, 2010
Like many people, Diane Jung wanted a little garden where she could grow vegetables for her kitchen table. Unfortunately, her back yard is a narrow, wild place overlooking Rock Creek, made unsuitable by a steep ravine and the shade of large trees...

The Famous and Their Fences

Sarah Palin's fence didn't have to be so ugly
Washington Post - Jun 22, 2010
Do bad neighbors make bad fences? I've seen a few fences in my time, but none quite as defiantly ugly as the one now shielding Sarah Palin and her family from what she suggests are the prying eyes of her ...
Gray coming down to the wire over fence
Washington Post (blog)  - Jun 19, 2010
The clock is ticking for Council Chairman Vincent Gray to do something about his fence. He has 30 days to relocate or lower the black aluminum fence that surrounds his Hillcrest home, the D.C. Wire reports...

College World Series

New Security Measures at CWS Include 6 Foot Fence
Action 3 News  - Jun 15, 2010
Omaha, NE- A six foot fence will surround Rosenblatt Stadium for the College World Series. It's part of this year's security measures at the stadium....

Schools and Fences

High school fence goes beyond security
Tampa Tribune  - Jun 18, 2010
PLANT CITY - When district officials looked for a company to design a fence to enhance security at Plant City High, they settled on a firm that was intimately familiar with the campus...

Weird News

'Drowning victim' watches cops look for him
Canoe, CA  - Jun 16, 2010
Police in Tennessee are still deciding if they should charge a man after rescuers searched for him for three hours because he was thought to have drowned, only to find out later he had been watching rescue efforts from a bar....

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