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Industry News

Trex(R) Recognized by Prominent Industry Publications
MarketWatch (press release)  - Mar 28, 2010
WINCHESTER, Va., Mar 29, 2010 the nation's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing and trim products, is building even stronger brand awareness and product demand within the trade channel ...
Master Halco relocates and enhances Fresno Branch
Press Release  - Mar 28, 2010
ORANGE, Calif. — Master Halco, Inc., the leading distributor and manufacturer of fence systems in North America, announced that it has moved its Fresno, CA branch to a new location as of March, 2010....
Gate operator industry down but not out: IMS report
Info4Security  - Mar 28, 2010
New statistics published by IMS Research on the global market for vehicle entrance control equipment forecasts growth within the gate automation industry to further decline to US$805.7 million in 2010, following a decline of -7 per cent in 2009...
LifeTime Lumber Adds Privacy Fences and Pergolas
BusinessWire  - Mar 30, 2010
LifeTime Composites, LLC, manufacturer of LifeTime Lumber® (www.lifetimelumber.com), a low-maintenance, eco-friendly and fire-resistant deck, dock and fence material is pleased to announce the addition of privacy fences and pergolas to its line of outdoor living products....
Fence manufacturer Elite Vinyl seeks bankruptcy protection
Tampa Bay Business Journa  - Mar 26, 2010
BRADENTON — Elite Vinyl Products Inc., a manufacturer of fencing materials, is seeking to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, alleging its principal lender has tied up its assets since its credit line expired in February. ...
Noise Barrier Fence and Wall System features wood construction.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)  - Mar 23, 2010
The AcoustiWood(TM) system is the simple, cost effective solution for noise pollution needs. o AcoustiWood(TM) Panels can be attached to existing fences or ...

Decking Industry News

DryJoistEZ Named One of the Hot Products of 2010
Business Wire  - Mar 28, 2010
Wahoo Decks' newest product DryJoistEZ, introduced in January at the 2010 International Builders Show, has been recognized by LBM Journal as one of 31 hot products from this year’s show....
TimberTech Reaches New International Heights
Press Release  - Mar 18, 2010
TimberTech®, manufacturer of low-maintenance decking, railing and fencing products, has been growing its presence internationally for the past eight years and has become one of the most recognized manufacturers worldwide ...
Deceuninck North America (DNA) Prevails in Trade Secrets Case
Business Wire  - Mar 28, 2010
Sensibuilt Building Solutions. Deceuninck North America (DNA) sued the former vice president of its decking business and the deck manufacturing company he went to work for, Sensibuilt Building Solutions, ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Watch Story Video They say they have not been paid for their work
State Journal  - Mar 23, 2010
we have done and we are trying to get the point across that we would like to be paid," says Lucy Warren, owner of McNeil Fence Company of Huntington...
Letter - Job well done
BCLocalNews  - Mar 24, 2010
I am writing in response to the recent (and not so recent) controversy regarding fencing contractors in the Driftwood. ...

Schools and Fences

University Installs Fences on Campus Bridges
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun  - Mar 23, 2010
City officials want to know more about the fencing before it is installed, Moss said, so fences on city-owned bridges may not be complete before students ...
Peterson permits fencing on Ithaca bridges
Ithaca Journal  - Mar 26, 2010
Ithaca Mayor Carolyn Peterson has approved the installation of fences on three city-owned bridges on Cornell University's campus...

Stolen Fences

Section of Fence Vanishes at Detroit Park
MyFox Detroit  - Mar 23, 2010
DETROIT - The fence posts remain, but the fencing has disappeared around a large section of Clark Park in southwest Detroit. Kids play baseball here and ...

Local Government Issues

City ordinance now bans chicken wire and hog wire fences
WFXL Fox 31  - Mar 23, 2010
Albany City commissioners vote to ban chicken wire and hog wire as part of the City's fence ordinance. Tuesday night, Fox 31 News reported ...
Albany expands fencing restriction
Albany Herald On-line  - Mar 26, 2010
"I'll take it down if I'm allowed to put up my vinyl fence." The current ordinance bans chain link fences from front yards only and grandfathers fences that ...
Fence becomes a real problem
Albany Herald On-line  - Mar 23, 2010
I’ve followed closely the dispute between neighbors on Forest Ridge Drive recently involving the erection of a front yard fence...
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Community Issues

Don't fence off Jerome Park Reservoir anymore, cries nabe
New York Daily News  - Mar 24, 2010
The city is running out of excuses for continuing to keep the area around the Jerome Park Reservoir fenced off, according to local residents, who say the reasons offered so far don't hold water ...
New fence at Simpson Park
Bonham Journal  - Mar 29, 2010
The Bonham Lions recently installed a new fence at Simpson Park in Bonham to replace the old fence they first built nearly 50 years ago...

Fences and Animals

Choosing the best fence for your dog
Ironton Tribune  - Mar 27, 2010
The old adage “Good fences make good neighbors” is especially true when your neighbor owns a dog and if you’re the dog owner, it’s the responsible thing to do ...
Rush to patch up the dog fence
ABC Online  - Mar 24, 2010
One of the biggest fencing repair jobs in Australia is underway on Queensland's wild dog barrier fence. Recent flooding in the south-west of the state has ...
Fence openings reunite beaver with humans
Richmond Times Dispatch  - Mar 24, 2010
For several days, a new fence around a Henrico County shopping-center pond blocked a beaver named Bucky from the people who feed him ...

International

Saudi plans security fence on border with Yemen
The Palestine Telegraph  - Mar 27, 2010
Saudi Arabia has recently declared its intention to set up a security fence on its borders with Yemen to allegedly prevent militants and arms smugglers sneaking into its territories, media sources reported...

Wierd News

Man fleeing cops jumps fence — into prison
Canoe, CA  - Mar 30, 2010
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a motorist fleeing officers in Cleveland abandoned his car and jumped a fence — landing in what turned out to be a prison yard....

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