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Dedication ceremony set for stadium gates
Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise  - Jun 25, 2010
A dedication ceremony for the Bill Doenges Memorial Stadium security gates will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the stadium. The gates will be dedicated to the memory of Jim Bole, a longtime friend of the City of Bartlesville and Bill Doenges Memorial Stadium. ..
First Impression Security Doors Leaps Ahead Of Competitors With New Fabrication System
PR Web (press release) -  - Jun 29, 2010
First Impression Security Doors upgrades their service with versatile new iron fabrication equipment. It not only expands capabilities but also increases manufacturing capacity of the company...
Bavak and ParkSecure’s new venture brings forth new access control and perimeter security technologies
SourceSecurity.com  - Jun 29, 2010
new joint venture between Bavak BV and ParkSecure has been launched to bring a new range of perimeter security and access control technologies and specialist support services to installers and end-users throughout the UK and Ireland....

Fence Contractors in the News

New Long Fence Office Is Designed To Be Green
OfficialWire (press release)  - Jun 25, 2010
Long® Fence, one of the largest commercial and residential fencing contractors on the East Coast, recently opened a new office in Odenton, MD. The new office was designed to incorporate green building practices. ..

Local Government Issues

Fence at Cedar Inn must conform to city ordinances
Pope County Tribute  - Jun 24, 2010
Just two months after it was constructed, a fence at the Cedar Inn must either be reconfigured or come down. While the fence must be changed to fit current city ordinances, Planning and Zoning Committee Administrator Mark Banister ...
Arlington groups may get taxing tool to boost city's curb appeal
KIDK  - Jun 28, 2010
ARLINGTON -- Savvy property owners looking to sell know the value of curb appeal for attracting a buyer. So does the city, which is considering a policy that will allow neighborhoods and commercial districts to raise money to fix fencing...
Fix it: Ag spokesman says fence is unsightly but still functional
The State Journal-Register  - Jun 28, 2010
Judy Krell, who routinely drives by on Peoria Road, thinks more should be done to maintain the highly visible east border of the Illinois State Fairgrounds...
Police: Fence on bridge doing its job
Kennebec Journal  - Jun 28, 2010
AUGUSTA -- The fence atop Memorial Bridge has worked -- at least once -- to prevent someone from committing suicide...
Detention Center builds new fence, catches eyes of drivers
KIDK  - Jun 28, 2010
ST. ANTHONY - A disgruntled taxpayer stopped one of our reporters and said he saw a million dollar fence being built at the Juvenile Detention Center...

Gulf Oil Spill

News Story Temporary fencing solution to contain BP spill
Jackson Security  - Jun 28, 2010
A temporary fencing solution is being employed to help contain the oil spewing from BP sunken Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico ..
Boom, fencing to create third layer of coastal oil defense
Mississippi Press (blog)  - Jun 23, 2010
Mississippi will have more than a half-million feet of oil containment boom and 12 miles of fabric fencing after a new round of installations are completed on the coast, said William Walker, executive director of the state Department of Marine Resources...
New fabric fence may protect the Bay of St. Louis
WLOX  - Jun 23, 2010
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - BP contract work crews are in the process of adding a third layer of protection against oil in the Bay Of St. Louis. ...

G20 Summit

The G20 fence: No mere barricade
Globe and Mail  - Jun 28, 2010
At an estimated cost of $5.5-million, the security fence in downtown Toronto is no mere barricade. From its cost to its construction, the perimeter has become a symbol of the city’s G20 summit security...
Security fence taken down as Toronto prepares for normalcy
Vancouver Sun  - Jun 28, 2010
TORONTO — Work crews hastened early Monday morning to take down the security fence that surrounded the G20 Summit in downtown Toronto, attempting to return ..

Fences in the Courts

Court tosses $1.25 million award in ranching feud
Austin American-Statesman  - Jun 28, 2010
Some fences make good neighbors, but others lead to ranching feuds that grow so bitter, the Texas Supreme Court has to step in...

Stolen Fences

Gates, Fence Stolen From Apartments
WDIV Detroit  - Jun 28, 2010
Gates and nearly all of the fencing around the Agnus Street Apartments are missing. "They're sneaking around at night just chopping it up and stealing it,"...

DIY - Consumers

Cover story: Fence types change, popularity stays
Washington Times  - Jun 24, 2010
There are a variety of types of fences, but experts say homeowners should choose a style that complements their home's architecture and blends in well with the landscape...
Gardening touches beautify chain-link fencing
TheNewsTribune.com  - Jun 23, 2010
Chain-link fences might be good for some things – keeping in pets, keeping out intruders, sticking to a budget – but they certainly couldn’t be called pretty...

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World Cup

News Story Security fencing lapses at World Cup
Jackson Security  - Jun 23, 2010
Security fencing lapses at the World Cup tournament in Cape Town could be the reason why an England fan ended up in the team's changing room after their poor performance against Algeria on Friday....

Pool Safety

Grandmother of four is latest pool fence winner
KVOA Tucson News  - Jun 23, 2010
TUCSON - Kristi's Kids and the News4 Lifesaver program are pooling resources with Rural Metro, Safe Kids and Pool Guard of Tucson to help keep your young ones safe this summer....
Ordinance may require fences around all pools
Austin Daily Herald  - Jun 25, 2010
Debbie and Stan Iverson already have a fence around their above-ground pool, but the city of Austin is looking at tweaking a law to make sure all types of pools are fenced in....

Schools and Fences

Fencing is up at Calif. university hosting Palin
San Jose Mercury News  - Jun 24, 2010
Workers are surrounding numerous university buildings with chain-link fencing as part of the final preparations for Sarah Palin's upcoming visit ..
Cornell Bridge Fences May Be Here to Stay
WENY-TV  - Jun 25, 2010
A new report recommends the fences surrounding the bridges on Cornell's campus stay, until permanent safety measures can be built. Temporary fences were put ...

Fence Exhibits

'The Devils Wire' draws collectors in San Dimas
Whittier Daily News  - Jun 26, 2010
SAN DIMAS - Most people pass barbed wire fences without a second glance. Some might look twice and give a thought to how painful it would be to come into contact with it, but likely nothing further....

Fences and Volunteers

Good neighbors make good fences at the WSW's ArtFarm
Times Herald-Record  - Jun 22, 2010
ROSENDALE — More than 30 volunteers from the Student Conservation Association's Hudson Valley AmeriCorps program along with three members of the Women's Studio Workshop staff will be at 722 Binnewater Lane today through Friday putting up a new fence for WSW's ArtFarm...

Weird News

Man stuffs banana into police cruiser tailpipe
Canoe, CA  - Jun 24, 2010
A 42-year-old Brantford man is facing a charge of mischief for stuffing a banana into the tail pipe of a marked Brantford police cruiser.....

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