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Industry News

Poly Vinyl Creations Expands into New Territories
Press Release  - Mar 4, 2010
HIGHPOINT, NC, March 4, 2010--Poly Vinyl Creations, Inc. is excited to announce the acquisition of property in High Point, North Carolina to serve customers through North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. The location purchased has 20,000’ under roof and 3-acres to meet the demands of its customers in those territories...
Fencetech PVC panel points out hard choices
Plastic News  - Mar 2, 2010
ORLANDO, FLA. (March 2, 1:30 p.m. ET) — PVC profile extruders of fence, deck and railing are facing a market where PVC price hikes seem to be stuck at 5 cents each month. Meantime, the economy has decimated fence companies that used to be their customers....
BD Loops Loopalator v1.9: The free loop layout calculator. Gets updated!
Press Release  - Mar 5, 2010
BD Loops Loopalator v1.9: The free loop layout calculator. Gets updated! Looking for an easier way to calculate the size and layout of loops needed for your gate or door installation? ....
RiskMetrics Group Recommends Shareholders Vote “FOR” Proposed Merger With Woodstream Corporation
BusinessWire  - Mar 5, 2010
Zareba Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZRBA) today announced that RiskMetrics Group, a leading independent proxy advisory firm, has recommended that Zareba shareholders vote “FOR” the approval of the merger of Zareba and Woodstream Corporation pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger,....

Decking Industry News

Out of the Shadows: More Hidden Deck Fasteners Surface
BPD-Building Products Digest  - Mar 6, 2010
The tremendous growth of premium decking materials during the last decade powered a similar rise in the use of hidden deck fasteners. If builders and homeowners are going to pay extra for high-end hardwood, PVC or composite boards, ...
Cedar Lives the Green Life
BPD-Building Products Digest  - Mar 9, 2010
TBuilders, at the urging of architects and consumers, are demanding materials that stand up to construction and environmental scrutiny. They want materials with a green reputation as solid as wood is durable...
Duo-Fast DF225C Coil Nailer in Stock at Nail Gun Depot
PR-USA.net (press release) -  - Mar 6, 2010
Duo-Fast Construction, an Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Company, has taken previous tool designs and combined them with new technology advancements to now offer the DF225C. The DF225C offers new and improved features that the end user has always requested. This new tool will tackle any fencing, decking or siding job with ease.....
Enjoy versatile outdoor living with patio covers
HeraldNet  - Mar 4, 2010
Fifteen years ago, when Tom Matthew came to the Northwest, he noticed a trend: People didn’t seem to really live in their homes during their free time. They went away on summer weekends to the mountains, the San Juan Islands and tourist attractions in Oregon and Canada...

Industry News - People

Owner unveils plans for Grand Lake resort
NewsOK.com  - Mar 5, 2010
Eddie Gibbs, founder and CEO of Ameristar Fence Products, bought the Peninsula Resort and Club-Grand Lake, formerly Shangri-La Resort, according to a statement released by the resort ...

Local Government Issues

Indianapolis installs fence to keep out homeless
WTHR  - Mar 2, 2010
Indianapolis - A homeless camp on the city's near south side that became a huge source of contention in the neighborhood is gone. Tuesday, something else started going up in its place ...
City may axe the ban on wood fences
Simi Valley Acorn  - Mar 5, 2010
Installing new wood fencing has been prohibited in Simi for the past four years, but the City Council is rethinking that ban. ...
Dickson officials, business owners at impasse over fence screening
The Aurora Sentinel  - Mar 2, 2010
After meeting with a local business owner about an impasse on a new city screening ordinance, city officials failed to break the ice....
PVHS fence required for construction zone
Pahrump Valley Times  - Mar 4, 2010
Some say "good fences make good neighbors," and that theory is proving to be true for Pahrump Valley High School....

Community Issues

Lakecrest shopping center neighbors want fence around pond
Sandusky Register  - Mar 5, 2010
If great fences make great neighbors, a few East Strub Road residents want their great, big neighbor to put up a great, big fence. ...
Neighborhood still split over cost of a better barrier
The Aurora Sentinel  - Mar 6, 2010
AURORA | Marilyn Harmacek says she won’t have to worry about cars careening out of control and smashing through her backyard fence anymore. ...
Play park fencing funded at last
Tweed Daily News  - Mar 7, 2010
NEARLY two years after toddler Travis McCarron drowned while on a day care outing to a park, Tweed Shire Council has been given government money to fence ...

Prisons

Shakopee prison fence doing time in political purgatory
Minneapolis Star Tribune  - Mar 2, 2010
For the better part of the past decade, Shakopee residents such as John DuBois have been pushing for a fence around the women's prison.. ...
After escapes St. Tammany Parish President wants review of parish's jail
WWL  - Mar 4, 2010
The first order of business, Davis said, is the installation of roughly 200 feet of new fencing around the jail. The fencing will cost the parish $15,000 and run from the sallyport to the exercise yard. ...

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Fencing and Airports

Airport gets grant for fence, will address wildlife on runway
Andalusia Star-News  - Mar 4, 2010
The South Alabama Regional Airport is one of six Alabama airports set to share in more than $1.7 million in Federal Aviation Administration funds for infrastructure improvements...
£600k fence project begins at airport
Isle of Man Today  - Mar 4, 2010
WORK has started on the £628,000 perimeter fence at the airport. The Department of Transport came under fire when the cost of the fence was revealed...

Fences and Animals

Fences built too short
The Decatur Daily  - Mar 5, 2010
The Decatur City Council has approved up to $7,300 in additional spending for the city’s behind-sche­dule, over-budget Animal Services building at Wilson Morgan Park ...
Solar fencing to keep jumbos at bay in Mayurbhanj
Times of India  - Mar 2, 2010
BARIPADA: A two-km-long fence has been energized with solar power along Baitarani near Chadheibhole village and along the banks of river Deo near Chitraposi ...
Livestock Farmer Focus: Clyde Jones finds comfort in electric fences
FarmersWeekly  - Mar 5, 2010
It's funny what gives one comfort, but I find comfort in electric shocks. It's comforting to know stock are safely behind an electric fence that is not shorting out...

USA Mexico Border Fence

In Eagle Pass, divided view of border fence
Austin American-Statesman  - Mar 6, 2010
EAGLE PASS — As the sun dips toward the horizon, Shelby Park becomes an idyllic place, a rare patch of manicured green along the Texas-Mexico border. Kids practice soccer on the expansive sports fields, and joggers make their afternoon revolutions...

Schools and Fences

School suggests a fence for safety
KCBY.com 11  - Mar 4, 2010
That was just one of the reasons the Coos Bay School Board took action Tuesday night, unanimously agreeing to fund a $16,500 fence to enclose the back property....
Easement and fencing are concerns with Staples School property farming proposal
Easton Courier  - Mar 5, 2010
Some neighbors of Samuel Staples Elementary School are expressing concerns about aspects of a plan to allow farming on property near the school, close to Morehouse and Banks roads. ...
Gates added to enhance Clark's security
my.hsj.org  - Mar 5, 2010
The gates constructed around the campus in late October have received a mixed response from both students and administration. Senior Diana Kang said, “Personally I don’t like the fact that they’re building gates. ...

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International

Israel Releases Fence-Construction Standards
Arutz Sheva  - Mar 6, 2010
The Israeli Standards Institute has released new guidelines for the construction of security fences, which officials believe will enable Israel to compete ...

Just for Fun

ThereIFixedIt.com Showcases Worst DIY Repairs
Building Online  - Feb 28, 2010
...And I thought some of my repair jobs were bad! ThereIFixedIt.com is an online gallery of some of the most ridiculous repair jobs in modern history. We can't vouch that all are authentic-- but they are 100 percent humorous!..

Wierd News

Garbage spies feared in Britain
Canoe, CA  - Mar 5, 2010
LONDON - Monitored by millions of cameras and spied on by a secretive domestic intelligence network, Britons could be forgiven for feeling up in arms over the latest threat to their privacy: Intelligent garbage bins that can monitor how much they throw out...

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