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Industry News

Fortress is excited to announce the launch of ReadySET Cement & Grout
Press Release  - Feb 20, 2010
Richardson, TX – Fortress is excited to announce the launch of ReadySET Cement & Grout. ReadySET Cement & Grout was created to meet current industry demand for competitive fast setting grout and concrete accelerator ...
GARAGE DOOR EXPO DEALS A WINNING HAND
Press Release  - Mar 2, 2010
The International Garage Door Exposition is scheduled April 21-24 in Las Vegas, and will offer attendees numerous educational opportunities. In addition, more than 150 exhibitors will present products ranging from garage doors, to operators, to software. According to Roe Long-Wagner, Expo Manager, “The event will deal a winning hand to all who attend.”...
ASTM New Edition of ASTM Standards for Fence Materials and Products
Press Release  - Feb 24, 2010
ASTM Internationalhas announced the release of a new edition of “ASTM Standards for Fence Materials and Products,” a compilation featuring the latest fencing and fencing-related standards for all aspects of the fencing industry...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Announces Licensing Partnership with Dri-Deck Enterprises, LLC
Press Release  - Mar 1, 2010
WINCHESTER, Va., March 1, 2010 – Trex Company announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Colorado-based Dri-Deck Enterprises, LLC, to develop and market an above joist deck drainage system called Trex® RainEscape®. ...
AZEK Deck Product Earns Top Honors in Builder, LBM Surveys
BuildingOnline  - Feb 23, 2010
SCRANTON, PA -- AZEK Deck, manufactured by AZEK Building Products, was named the #1 brand in Quality in Builder Magazine's 2010 Brand Use Study ...
TimberTech Launches ReliaBoard Entry-Level Composite Plank
BuildingOnline  - Feb 23, 2010
WILMINGTON, OH -- TimberTech™, the second largest manufacturer of low-maintenance decking, railing and fencing products, has introduced ReliaBoard – an aesthetically pleasing, cost-effective decking product that offers consumers all of the benefits of low-maintenance without breaking the budget ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fencing company donate shed
Watford Observer  - Feb 24, 2010
Kind-hearted owners of a Kings Langley fencing company are to donate a shed to a woman with autism...
Fire-ravaged fencing firm rises from ashes
Lincolnshire Echo  - Mar 2, 2010
Despite not receiving the insurance money he hoped for, a Lincolnshire businessman has got his family firm up and running again. Hemswell Fencing, owned by Ian Watson, was destroyed by the fire that engulfed the AWS plastics factory on August 25 2009...
Chamber announces small business winners
Fort Worth Business Press  - Mar 1, 2010
A local bank, a fence contractor, a relocation service and a residential real estate brokerage received honors Feb. 25 in the 2010 Small Business of the Year Awards from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce...

Prisons

Weak fence gives rise to escapes
San Antonio Express  - Mar 2, 2010
Bexar County authorities are brainstorming solutions to better secure a 15-foot-tall fence at a South Side juvenile center that was scaled in recent days by three teens...
Prison boss retires after fence blunder
Independent Online  - Mar 2, 2010
The Westville prison official who accused the SA Human Rights Commission of ordering that an electric fence be shut down, allegedly leading to the escape of eight dangerous prisoners, has retired....

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Mum watched gate crush son's skull
Ninemsn  - Feb 26, 2010
A British mother says she sees her nine-year-old son's "frightened face" every day after watching an electric gate crush his head outside her parents' retirement home..

Local Government Issues

Council Decides Against Erecting River Fence
Oakdale Leader  - Feb 24, 2010
Oakdale City Council members revisited the issue of river access and the nuisance it causes in some neighborhoods at their Feb. 16 council meeting...
Thompson Hill electric fence sparks debate
TheNewsTribune.com  - Feb 26, 2010
KENNEWICK -- A Kennewick developer's request to hot-wire fence on part of 50 acres on Thompson Hill and build a temporary road to the top riled neighbors in Panoramic Heights at an appeal hearing Wednesday...
Electric fence blamed in Pickens County brush fire
Greenville News  - Feb 26, 2010
HOLLY SPRINGS — A fire that spread to about 10 acres and threatened homes Thursday night in Pickens County is believed to have started when an electric fence sparked some broom straw nearby, according to the state Forestry Commission....
Construction fence in downtown Wilmington turns into work of art
WECT-TV6  - Feb 27, 2010
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - For weeks, construction crews have been digging up downtown Wilmington's main drag for a major improvement project, but now, Front Street in Wilmington has a brand new look....

Community Issues

Another new fence going up at scenic San Clemente park
OCRegister  - Feb 25, 2010
Leslie Park, a small grassy area with a wide ocean view from atop a coastal bluff in San Clemente, is getting a lower security fence this week. ...
Safety fences rising on Raleigh Beltline
News & Observer  - Feb 26, 2010
RALEIGH -- A second fence now guards a 4-foot gap on a Beltline bridge over Crabtree Creek where two men have fallen accidentally to their deaths in the past four years. ...

Fences and Weather

Floods Sweep Away Border Fence Between Egypt and Israel
Journal of Turkish Weekly  - Feb 27, 2010
Bethlehem – Ma'an – Sweeping floods carried away parts of the fence separating Israeli and Egyptian borders in Al-Azariq valley on Saturday...
Fencing repairs underway after floods
ABC Online  - Feb 24, 2010
Farmers have started repairing damage caused by a "wall of water" which inundated properties at Trundle in Central West NSW. The devastating flood earlier this month killed livestock and ripped out dozens of kilometres of fencing...
Snow fences drift into history
Patriot-News  - Mar 1, 2010
now fences have drifted into the swirling snows of memory, where they'll probably remain buried. The fences, with their narrow, wooden slats, used to be one of the surest signs winter was around the corner in central Pennsylvania.....

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Fence Disputes

Missing fence at centre of Morisset saga between Woolworths and the late Bert Gambrill
Newcastle Herald  - Mar 2, 2010
A CONFLICT between Woolworths and the family of late Morisset resident Bert Gambrill has escalated, with a missing fence at the centre of the latest dispute...

Schools and Fences

Upper West Side Middle School to Get $500,000 Fence After Seven-Year Wait
Houston Chronicle  - Feb 25, 2010
BUPPER WEST SIDE — After a seven-year wait, an Upper West Side school is getting a $500,000 fence covered with plants. The living and breathing fence will replace a chainlink fence that currently surrounds the IS44 schoolyard on Columbus Avenue between West 76th and 77th Streets...
HISD clears fences of all barbed wire
Houston Chronicle  - Feb 25, 2010
Barbed wire fencing no longer will greet visitors to HISD campuses, thanks to Superintendent Terry Grier's order that the prison-like protection come down...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fence Proposed To Reduce I-80 Deer Collisions
KETV Omaha  - Feb 24, 2010
OMAHA, Neb. -- In order to make the drive between Lincoln and Omaha safer along Interstate 80, the state of Nebraska is planning to build an eight foot-high deer fence near the Platte River....
Wildlife crossings, fences on CAP called a noticeable success
Arizona Daily Star  - Feb 27, 2010
Land purchases, fences and wildlife crossings have combined to produce a success story for the Central Arizona Project.....
Electric Fox Fencing.
News Broadcast  - Feb 26, 2010
The availability of electric fencing has transformed free-range poultry keeping. It is arguable that without it, the keeping of extensive commercial flocks would never have happened....
Deer-zapping fence is worth a try
Lincoln Journal Star  - Feb 26, 2010
The more suspicious of the local budget hawks already are in high dudgeon over planned construction of a $1.1 million electrified deer fence along Interstate 80 near the Platte River....
Do fence me in: 250-mile barrier helps protect Kenyan water sources
The Guardian  - Feb 28, 2010
After just over two decades, 250 miles (402km) and $9m (£5.9m) later, the last post on one of the longest fences ever built in Africa has been hammered in. .....

Fences and Racing

Air Fence For Flat Track
Cycle News  - Feb 26, 2010
AMA Pro Racing is proud to announce Airfence brand inflatable soft barriers will be deployed for the 2010 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship ...
NHRA looking into measures to prevent another fatal accident
ESPN  - Feb 26, 2010
Was it just a tragic improbability, a one-in-a-trillion occurrence that cost a woman her life? Or was it a surprisingly horrible situation that could have been avoided ...

Fencing and Railroads

Union Pacific railroad will build more permanent fence to keep trespassers out
Lodi News-Sentinel  - Feb 26, 2010
If you've made it a habit of driving onto railroad property off Swain Drive and dumping trash, those days are short-lived. The same goes for residents who park extra vehicles behind their homes between Kettleman and Harney lanes ...
How about a chain-link fence?
Orangeville Citizen  - Feb 24, 2010
THE CONTROVERSY over the proposed trackside trail between Town Line and John Street in Orangeville strikes us as something of a tempest in a teapot. ...

The Art of Fences

For artists, border fence is subject and venue
Brownsville Herald  - Mar 1, 2010
The U.S.-Mexico border fence was both the subject of protest and the venue at the "Art Against the Wall" exhibition on Sunday in Brownsville....

Wierd News

$5 fee required to overthrow government
Canoe, CA  - Mar 2, 2010
COLUMBIA, S.C. - In South Carolina, any group that plans to overthrow the federal government - or any other government in the U.S. - must register its activities. It's the law ...

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