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Industry News

The Chamberlain Group, Inc. Names James Roberts Chief Executive Officer
Press Release  - Mar 18, 2010
Elmhurst, IL – March 18, 2010 – The Chamberlain Group, Inc., the leading, single-source provider of access products for residential and commercial applications, has elected James J. Roberts as Chief Executive Officer, replacing J. David Rolls, who previously announced his retirement....
Technology trends: Perimeter security advancements
SecurityInfoWatch  - Mar 17, 2010
This is the first issue of a quarterly column I will be authoring for Security Technology Executive dealing with new technologies, technology trends and other issues as they relate to physical security technology. For my first column, I’d like to address two areas in perimeter surveillance technology, ...
An Innovative Energy-Absorbing Anti-Terrorism Crash Barrier for Homeland Security
Building Design & Construction  - Mar 18, 2010
Anti-terrorism physical barrier techniques and applications have become highly desired to protect critical facilities and human lives in recent years. ...
New Intelligent Fence Detection System Launched In New Zealand
Voxy  - Mar 17, 2010
New technology launched by Global Intelligence Solutions (GIS) in New Zealand means significantly increased security for ports, airports and critical infrastructure locations. SabraFenceTM is a sophisticated technology to detect intrusions ...

Decking Industry News

New InvisiDeck™ Hidden Deck Fastener System from Fasco America
Business Wire (press release)  - Mar 22, 2010
This latest innovation lets deck builders win in a slow economy by allowing them to create flawlessly smooth deck board surfaces with less time and labor ...
Court Grants Final Approval of Settlement of Trex Company Class Action Lawsuit
BusinessWire  - Mar 17, 2010
Trex Company, Inc., the nation's leading manufacturer and distributor of wood alternative decking, railing, fencing and trim, announced that on March 15, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ...
Hardwood Wrench A Handy Tool to Straighten Deck Boards
Building Online  - Mar 16, 2010
GAFFNEY, SC -- Ipe Clip® Fastener Company, manufacturer of Ipe Clip Hidden Deck Fasteners, also manufactures the indispensible Hardwood Wrench™ decking tool, which makes building a deck (and reducing waste) easier than ever. ...
Redwood Company Rebuilds, Rebrands
Building-Products.com  - Mar 16, 2010
The California Redwood Company has invested in technology upgrades throughout its mill and is re-inventing itself with innovative new product lines and in-depth supply-channel support. On April 1, the history-rich lumber producer unveiled a new logo and details of its aggressive marketing initiative ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Troubleshooter: Fence contractor finally comes through
abc11.com  - Mar 17, 2010
RALEIGH (WTVD) -- After months of promises, a Cary contractor has paid up thanks to an I-Team Troubleshooter investigation involving a fight over a fence...
Problem Solvers: Viewers Rescue Woman with Fence Woes
fox4kc.com  - Mar 17, 2010
KANSAS CITY, MO - FOX 4 Problem Solvers brought you the story of a metro woman who was reduced to tears after she paid a man to build her a fence, and he disappeared with the money without doing the work. Almost immediately after the story aired, FOX 4 heard from fencing companies....
Georgia Fence Company Grows Southeast U.S.Temporary Fence Market
PR Webb  - Mar 22, 2010
Natural Enclosures Fence Company is growing its business by opening a new marketing and sales campaign focused on the temporary fencing market in the Southeast. Natural Enclosures is headquartered in McDonough, GA ....

Local Government Issues

Cemetery fence contract in dispute
Harrison Daily Times  - Mar 19, 2010
Work may be going on to erect an ornamental fence around Rose Hill Cemetery, but one man went to city officials this week to ask why his ....
City fence law gets a look
WALB.com  - Mar 18, 2010
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Did you know it's illegal to have a chain link fence in your front yard in Albany? But it's OK to have a chicken wire fence or a fence made of tires....
Tire shop gets OK on electric fence
Tampa Tribune  - Mar 16, 2010
TAMPA - The owner of a tire shop on Nebraska Avenue may keep his 10-foot-high electrified fence, a city variance panel has ruled. No one spoke against the proposal at a public hearing last week ...

Community Issues

Middleton Place turns back the clock on its stable fencing
Charleston Post Courier  - Mar 22, 2010
SUMMERVILLE -- When Middleton Place opened its stable yard almost four decades ago to showcase domesticated animals historically kept at the Ashley River plantation, something wasn't quite right....
Flintshire residents hit out over sound-proof fence failings
The Leader - Wrexham & Flintshire news  - Mar 22, 2010
AN ANGRY householder who lives yards from a busy dual carriageway has hit out at highways....

Fencing and Airports

Airport west fence action plea
Leader News  - Mar 23, 2010
AIRPORT West residents are calling on the council to replace a ramshackle cyclone fence surrounding McNamara Reserve...
Provincetown Airport fence plan raises alarm
Wicked Local Provincetown  - Mar 23, 2010
A long-planned proposal to erect a security fence around the entire municipal airport, runway and all, is raising concerns among members of ....

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Fences and Neighbors

When fences aren't enough: a tale of neighbours at war
National Post (blog)  - Mar 20, 2010
On a lovely, tree-lined stretch of Regal Heights, an imposing barrier divides two neighbouring structures — squat, green chain link sandwiched between two taller wooden privacy fences...
Good fences, good neighors? Old adage gets a test in Porter
Chesterton Tribune  - Mar 19, 2010
After initially saying it was premature to get involved, the Porter Board of Zoning Appeals relented Wednesday and gave Ray Cahnman his public hearing....
Bad fences make bad neighbors for the Cherry Creek Farm HOA and its residents
Westword  - Mar 17, 2010
Tom and Courtney Myers moved into their home in Cherry Creek Farm more than a decade ago, and for many years, they enjoyed their cookie-cut sliver of the moderately affluent neighborhood....

Schools and Fences

Safety first – Garland Council waives school fencing issue
Tremonton Leader  - Mar 18, 2010
The Garland City Council held a public meeting on the sidewalk variance for the new Garland Elementary School during its city council meeting Wednesday. Box Elder School District Facility Management Director Jim Christensen described the sidewalk issue...
Parents win battle for security fence at school
Scotsman  - Mar 19, 2010
PARENTS who have been fighting for years to get a new security fence to protect their children's vandal-hit school have finally won their battle after education chiefs confirmed it will be installed this year.....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Old Snowmass ranch fence must meet wildlife standards
Aspen Times  - Mar 23, 2010
OLD SNOWMASS — An Old Snowmass landowner has agreed to lay down sections of a fence during the winter months to allow wildlife movement, after Pitkin County issued a notice of violation regarding the fence in February....
Woven wire fences worst for killing wildlife
Salt Lake Tribune  - Mar 20, 2010
This winter a small tragedy took place on a ridge above the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana near where I live. I was nearly home when two neighbors out for a walk frantically flagged my truck down...
Poor fencing 'puts Forest lives at risk'
Bournemouth Echo  - Mar 20, 2010
MOTORISTS and livestock are at risk if landowners fail to maintain forest-edge stock-proof fencing says the New Forest Commoners’ Defence Association. ...

Community Fence Projects

Eagle Scout rebuilds Ike-damaged fence
Houston Business Journal  - Mar 19, 2010
When Eagle Scout Sean Moran built a split-rail fence at Galveston’s Rosewood Cemetery in January 2008, he built it to last...

USA Mexico Border Fence

The virtual fence is an actual waste of money
The Arizona Republic  - Mar 20, 2010
The high-tech "virtual" fence is a boondoggle. It's been clear for years. But our tax dollars kept pouring into the project. The Department of Homeland Security finally froze the funding Monday, about a billion or two dollars too late...
Fence Frustrates Minutemen, Too
Wall Street Journal  - Mar 19, 2010
CAMPO, Calif.—Jim Wood doesn't think the U.S. government is adequately guarding the border with Mexico here. So he has taken on the job himself. While the federal government fumbles with mishaps and delays in the so-called virtual fence...

Stolen Fences

Guardsman stole $13K in border-fence scrap
AirForceTimes.com  - Mar 18, 2010
A federal jury has found a former Air National Guard master sergeant guilty of stealing scrap metal while supervising the construction of a fence on the U.S.-Mexico border....

Prisons

County OKs up to $4 million for jail
Osceola News-Gazette  - Mar 19, 2010
The nearly $4 million in emergency funds would pay for a couple of dozen upgrades to the jail, many involving enhancements to the fencing along the....

Wierd News

SWAT team responds to stolen pizza
Canoe, CA  - Mar 23, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police say a plot to steal a delivery man’s pizza brought out a SWAT team in Alaska...

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