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 Blog - In the Loop

Loops: How to Ensure Proper Placement and Size
Mrs. Jones was heading off to work in her brand-new luxury vehicle. She clicks the remote for her swing gate and it dutifully opens. As she begins to clear the driveway...
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Industry News

Automatic Gate Wholesaler's Solar-Powered Gate Systems Qualify for 30% Federal Tax Rebate
Earth Times - Press Release  - Jun 7, 2010
Automatic Gate Wholesalers is a premier wholesaler gate, access and accessory distributor based in Lodi California. Serving the nation for over 15 years, they offer only the highest quality automated gate systems...
IDA EXPO 2010 Wrap-Up
Professional Door Dealer  - Jun 1, 2010
In 2010, the annual IDA EXPO could be found in glittering Las Vegas, where garage door and access-control industry folks could be found learning, networking and having a little bit of fun, too...
Sports Invention May Help Schools During Great Recession
The Open Press (press release)  - Jun 7, 2010
Known as the "SportaFence", the invention is a portable fence device that allows athletic facilities to become multi-use sporting facilities in the flash of an eye...
Polvin’s PVC enhances safety for horses and jockeys at Victorian race tracks
NewsMaker (press release)  - Jun 8, 2010
Australian made PVC fencing is being used to enhance safety in the conduct of race meetings in Victoria. Using the same quality PVC employed by Queensland company Polvin Fencing Systems to win a major share of the post and rail fencing market ...

Decking Industry News

TimberTech’s Paul Bizzarri Named New CLMA Board Member
Press Release  - Jun 2, 2010
Determined to build on the strong efforts accomplished by his colleague and predecessor, Kevin Brennan, Paul Bizzarri, VP of Innovation at TimberTech, has been named the Composite Lumber Manufacturer Association’s Secretary/Treasurer..
Battle out of the Recession by Using Free Resources to Sell More Southern Pine  - Jun 8, 2010
New for Deck Builders -- Professional deck builders and serious do-it-yourselfers can now find the key information needed to build safe, durable real wood decks on, a new website recently launched by SFPA..

Gulf Oil Spill

Ocean Springs installs oil-absorbent fencing  - Jun 2, 2010
OCEAN SPRINGS — A trial stretch of oil-absorbent fencing was placed along Front Beach on Wednesday in hopes of protecting the city’s coastline from the oil spill....

Local Government Issues

City gives up fence fight
Northern News Services (subscription)  - Jun 3, 2010
SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Making sure development moves forward on the former Bartam Trailer Park site is more important than prosecuting the controversial developer who built an illegal fence around ...
Eugene Crime Prevention Turns to Environmental Design to Combat Downtown Crime
KEZI TV  - Jun 4, 2010
EUGENE, Ore. -- Another effort to combat downtown crime in Eugene is underway. This one uses iron fencing and it just went up on Friday...
Road closure to fix fence trespass  - Jun 3, 2010
A decades old error in placing a fence at the Cambridge Crescent Sikh Temple is coming for resolution to council next week so a road closure can be approved....
'Penitentiary fence' opposed by Comox man
Comox Valley Record  - Jun 3, 2010
Jane Place resident Jim Lucas has a beef about the appearance of a fence at the regional district’s sewage pumping station, close to his residence of 19 years. ...
Fence Protest Sign Removed
Wheeling News Register  - Jun 2, 2010
regulate downtown fencing. Thursday, Crow described the commission's position by saying, "We are not going to approve an 8-foot high, chain link fence ...

Community Issues

Number of Iowa farms and fences keep disappearing
Chicago Tribune  - Jun 6, 2010
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The farming landscape changes relentlessly in Iowa. There are fewer and larger farms, bigger machines, fewer livestock operations, fewer fences. Fewer fences?...
Norwood Football Club says fence not high enough
Leader News  - Jun 4, 2010
A RINGWOOD football club says the proposed height for a fence on its home ground is inadequate and will not improve safety. Maroondah Council last week approved an application from Norwood Football Club to build a permanent fence at Mullum Mullum Reserve...
Mum urges council to fence off children's park
ABC Online  - May 31, 2010
There is some fencing at the park but Ms Brooke says parents will feel a lot more comfortable taking their children to the facility if it was fully fenced ..
Fencing-in hospital 'medieval'
CANOE  - Jun 4, 2010
WINNIPEG - The head of the Manitoba Schizophrenic Society says boosting security at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre based on the case of one high-profile patient would be a huge step backwards...

The Famous and Their Fences

Hoops star seeking fence in Haverford
Delaware County Daily Times  - Jun 8, 2010
HAVERFORD — Basketball star Jameer Nelson made a cameo appearance at a zoning hearing board meeting last week, accompanied by agent Steve Mountain and attorney Tim Broadt....

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

2 People Burned After Climbing Fence Of Electric Substation  - Jun 7, 2010
Progress Energy officials and Raleigh Police continue to investigate an incident where two people got electrocuted after scaling the fence at a substation....
Dog fence bites man
The Salem News  - Jun 1, 2010
The yard is surrounded by an electric pet fence, a wire buried underground that is part of a dog-restraint system. Ellison said it's not uncommon for the fences to attract lightning strikes...
New fence at the refuge
Anahuac Progress  - Jun 2, 2010
Volunteer for a day-fence project a huge success! Due largely to the group of volunteers that spent the day on the refuge building a fence at the RV park and Visitor’s Community Building....

Toronto G20 Security Fence

G20: Contruction of security fence begins
National Post  - Jun 7, 2010
Construction started early Monday morning on the controversial security fence around the site of this month's G20 ...
Toronto G20 security fence takes shape
CBC News  - Jun 7, 2010
Construction has begun on the security fence for Toronto's upcoming G20 summit. Workers were out early Monday at the foot of Simcoe Street near Lakeshore Boulevard West ...


Schools and Fences

Fence meant to keep golf balls away from play area
Gillette News Record  - Jun 5, 2010
Andy Mravlja hopes “fore!” won’t be the first vocabulary word Prairie Wind Elementary students learn next year....
Saugus Town Meeting member remains intent on fence fix
The Daily Item of Lynn  - Jun 7, 2010
SAUGUS - Despite the fact that the Finance Committee voted to refer his article to the next special Town Meeting, Sean Maltais is not giving up his fight to get a new fence at the high school....
Don't fence off Ithaca's beauty
Ithaca Journal  - Jun 3, 2010
Cornell University is seeking permission for the city to leave up the fences on the bridges over the gorge past today's deadline for their removal ...

Stolen Fences

Antique gates stolen from Iowa cemetery
Chicago Tribune  - Jun 3, 2010
CRESCENT, Iowa — Thieves have stolen two antique iron gates from a western Iowa cemetery that were part of a restoration project organized by a member of the Boy Scouts...

Pool Safety

Pool fences, locking gates save lives
Arizona Republic  - Jun 3, 2010
Pool fences are not cheap, but they put in place a safety feature that saves lives. To be effective, they must be maintained and the locking mechanism must be in working condition...
Pool fences ‘should be fixed earlier’
Albert and Logan News  - Jun 3, 2010
THE organisation representing Queensland real estate agents believes pool owners do not need five years to fix pool fencing under proposed new safety regulations....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Vail Valley: I-70 wildlife fence project is ahead of schedule
Vail Daily News  - Jun 7, 2010
VAIL VALLEY, Colorado — The wildlife fence project along Interstate 70 between Glenwood Canyon and Dowd Junction is continuing this summer in Colorado's ...
Study considers fences, wildlife
Grand Junction Sentinel  - Jun 2, 2010
Anyone familiar with Colorado’s fence-lined rural roads is equally familiar with the sight of birds and big-game animals caught in those fences ..
Department Mulling Electric Fencing To Keep Away Rampaging Elephants
Bernama  - Jun 2, 2010
The Terengganu National Parks and Wildlife Department may install electric fencing to prevent wild elephants from destroying the banana plantations ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

On a California ranch, signs of a slowdown in illegal immigration
Los Angeles Times  - Jun 2, 2010
Stretches of California's border are relatively quiet, thanks to new barriers and stepped up efforts by the Border Patrol, but a California rancher is keeping his guard up....

Weird News

Pittsburgh Penguins need help flushing toilets
Canoe, CA  - Jun 1, 2010
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking for 250 students to help with an important task and there’s only one major requirement: You must know how to flush a toilet....

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