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ActiveYards Introduces Exclusive Corigin™ Aluminum Fence Technology
Press Release  - May 5, 2010
ActiveYards has introduced Corigin™, a new patent-pending construction system for aluminum fencing. With Corigin, pickets and rails connect from the inside ...
BDLoops - IDA Show a great success
Press Release  - May 10, 2010
BD Loops a manufacturer of preformed direct burial and saw-cut loops praises the IDA Expo 2010 in Las Vegas as a great success...
DoorKing releases TCP/IP Network Connection Module
SecurityInfoWatch  - May 3, 2010
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing has introduced a TCP/IP Network Connection Module that will allow customers to program their DoorKing telephone entry system via the Internet or a LAN (Local Area Network) connection. ...
RFID Parking Management System for fast, secure Access Control
PR Inside  - May 11, 2010
DAILY RFID has launched a new RFID Parking Kit with high identification accuracy. The RFID Kit is designed for RFID parking management system via fast, secure vehicle access control in parking areas or gated communities. ...
Carmanah Delivers $1 Million (USD) in Solar-Powered Perimeter Fence Lighting
MarketWatch (press release)  - May 6, 2010
VICTORIA, British Columbia, May 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A power generating facility in the United States is illuminating its perimeter fencing with $1...

Decking Industry News

Composite deck makers combat slippery boards
Plastic News  - May 6, 2010
Slipperiness is one of the biggest complaints consumers have for wood composite decks, according to a speaker at the 11th International Conference on Biocomposites in Toronto....
New Website is Great Resource for Professional Deck Builders
BuildingOnline.com  - May 10, 2010
The Southern Pine Council has launched a new website where professional deck builders can find the key information they need to build safe, durable real wood decks...
Decking Producers Target Tight Spaces, Tighter Budgets
BPD-Building Products Digest  - May 10, 2010
Decking manufacturers continue to respond to consumer demand for outdoor living spaces that cost less or require less space, but are beautiful and easy to maintain...
NEW Q-GRIP Strip & Q-Deck Pre-Grip decking
Builders Merchants Journal  - May 10, 2010
New Q-Deck® Pre-Grip deckboards have the deepest and widest grooves of all our boards and their positioning creates a very regular ‘chunky’ look. When used in conjunction with new Q-Grip® strip ...

Fence Companies in the News

SEATTLE: Company settles over Lewis-McChord fencing
Seattle News Tribune  - May 11, 2010
An Anchorage company has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Defense over alleged overbilling on four fencing projects at Joint Base Lewis-McChord....
Magnificent Owner Of Fencing Company Is Part Of The Distinguished Structure Of Stanford Who's Who
24-7PressRelease.com (press release)  - May 7, 2010
Stanford Who's Who welcomes Shannon Williams to the ranks of leading professionals as a result of her exceptional effort in the Home Improvement Industry. As Owner of Williams Fence & Aluminum, as well as throughout her incredible 12 years in the business...

Local Government Issues

Council comes off the fence in row over repair bill
Burton Mail  - May 7, 2010
A NEWHALL woman must pay to repair a ‘dangerous’ garden fence — despite living in a council-owned home....
Brew fest will have a beer fence
WAOW  - May 7, 2010
A special meeting in Wausau is called to discuss the controversy over a beer fence. At a special meeting tonight, Wausau city leaders vote unanimously in favor of that beer fence....

Fence Disputes

Neighbours' dispute over fence
Shields Gazette  - May 7, 2010
NEXT-door neighbours at loggerheads over a fence were set to clash at South Shields Town Hall today...
Palm Harbor woman fights community association over fence
Tampabay.com  - May 6, 2010
PALM HARBOR — Ines Herrera Spawn says she and her husband, Robert, installed a picket fence at their Cobb's Landing home to protect their two Jack Russell terriers, Gabby and Lulu...

Community Issues

Fence bid to stop castle mess
GreenockTelegraph  - May 11, 2010
Up to 20 caravans had been parked at the Port Glasgow beauty spot on a number of occasions last year, prompting Inverclyde Council to slap an eviction notice on the travellers...
Landowners install fence on beach across from Sha-Ron fishing access
The Missoulian  - May 4, 2010
While city and county officials debate their jurisdictional boundaries in East Missoula, a real line has already been drawn there in barbed wire...
Neighbors vow to fence in lake after toddler's drowning death
Naples Daily News  - May 7, 2010
IMMOKALEE — An Immokalee toddler who drowned Saturday in a retention lake just yards from his back door could have been alive today if the lake had been fenced in, a neighbor said Sunday.....

Fences and Animals - Domestic

PVC fencing a safe option
Weekly Times Now  - May 7, 2010
FOR warmblood horse breeders Max and Jenalle Duffy, of Benalla, a secure fence is one of the most important aspects of their 100ha property, Mokoan Park. Not only does the fence have to provide security for their valuable horses, it must prevent injuries...

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Fences and Animals - Wildlife

'Bee fences' may help African farmers get elephants to buzz off
Dallas Morning News  - May 6, 2010
JOHANNESBURG – Lore has it that elephants are afraid of mice, but scientists have discovered that elephants are truly afraid of bees – and that the pachyderms sound an alarm when they encounter them...
Fence to keep wolves away from road-killed animals
Helena Independent Record  - May 10, 2010
THOMPSON FALLS - An electric fence will be placed around a dumping area for road-killed wildlife that has been attracting wolves, the Montana Department of Transportation says....

Fencing and Airports

Owners sue over TF airport regs, fence
Belgrade News  - May 5, 2010
A lawsuit filed last week by a group of Three Forks-area landowners is the latest salvo in a nearly four-year battle concerning regulations governing land use around the Three Forks airport...

DIY - Consumers

Good fences make good gardens
Tampa Tribune  - May 8, 2010
Everybody knows that line by Robert Frost, "Good fences make good neighbors." And I guess it's true, if there's a dog or maybe some kids that need to be kept in - or out...

Fences and Volunteers

Eagle Scout prospect fulfills fence project
Abilene Reporter-News  - May 7, 2010
Ben Price, 16, soon to be an Eagle Scout, doesn’t plan to be fenced in. He is in the business of fencing out: mainly varmints that would enjoy nibbling away at the corn....
El Mirage team to donate pool fences
Arizona Republic  - May 7, 2010
El Mirage firefighters and volunteers will seek out families in need of pool fences this Saturday. They will knock on doors of homes near El Mirage Elementary, from Dysart Road to 115th Avenue and Cactus to Thunderbird roads....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Floating Fence in Brownsville
KRGV  - May 7, 2010
BROWNSVILLE - A mix of steel and concrete make up a movable portion of the border wall known as a floater fence. It's being built in Southmost from Monsees ....
DHS should assess effects of physical border fence, watchdog says
FCW.com -  - May 7, 2010
The Homeland Security Department has spent $2.6 billion on physical fencing and barriers at the border of the United States and Mexico ....

Stolen Fences

Saluda Co. thieves stealing farmers' fence gates for scrap
WIS  - May 7, 2010
SALUDA COUNTY, SC (WIS) - In Saluda County, someone is stealing from farmers. Sheriff Jason Booth says what the thieves are taking is only worth $50 to them, but a worth whole lot more to the farmers...

Schools and Fences

Barb wire collection snags History Day title
Neosho Daily News  - May 7, 2010
Seneca, Mo. — When Kody Durham was a small boy, his grandfather had a collection of barbed wire. "When I was growing up, I never could understand why he collected those 18-inch rusty wires," Durham said....
New school fence set to have many benefits
The Ridge News - May 4, 2010
Last Thursday Ian Harrison from the Lightning Ridge Central School accepted the official handover of the school’s new fence ...
When the Fences Come Down
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun - May 4, 2010
Since they were erected over Spring Break, the fences lining Cornell's bridges have become, at least to some, an accepted fact of crossing Ithaca's gorges...

International

Iraq mulls Baghdad 'security fence'
Aljazeera.net  - May 7, 2010
The Iraqi defence ministry plans to build a "security fence" around Baghdad to prevent anti-government fighters from entering the Iraqi capital, according to local television reports...

Weird News

Website sells pubic lice for revenge
Canoe, CA  - May 10, 2010
A website in Britain called crabrevenge.com says it sells pubic lice. While the disclaimer says the website creators "do not endorse giving people lice," and the lice are for "novelty purposes only," the website talks about using them for revenge...

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Model A Sterling on 4 wheel drive truck. Second Model A Free. Location is Syracuse, New York. assorted augers available. $5000.00 Call John at 315-374-0847
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HELP WANTED

Eastern US Sales Manager

Fortress Iron is seeking an Eastern U.S. Sales Manager for our Fence Division. The right candidate represents an enthusiastic & energetic person who would like to join a progressive & growing company. We offer a team oriented & entrepreneurial working environment & great opportunity for advancement. We require a 4-yr degree or equivalent experience in sales & marketing within the fence industry. Ornamental fence industry experience is a definite plus as are extensive fence industry contacts in the Eastern U.S. Position requires 60-75% travel & management of 30 plus sales representatives. We offer a complete benefits program including competitive compensation, auto allowance, medical, dental & life insurance, short and long term disability, 401(k) plan, paid holidays & vacation. Send resume & salary history to: Fortress Iron, Attention: J.Ogilvie, PO Box 831268, Richardson, TX 75083 or e-mail jobs.fortress@gmail.com.

HELP WANTED

Sales Representative

Premier East Coast Fence Company in the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia area is looking for eager, motivated, construction-minded individuals with a strong work ethic to join our sales team. As a Sales Representative you will be a key player on the team providing commercial, high security and industrial fencing to our clients including government agencies. Successful candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. They must be strong business thinkers, well organized and passionate. We offer a highly competitive salary, health and dental insurance, 401 (K) program, auto allowance with many other additional perks and benefits. Commercial and residential sales people of all experience levels are welcome to apply. Please e-mail your resume to fencejobs@gmail.com.

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Post Vibe model 402

Post Vibe model 402 (extended height model) for sale. Gently used, properly maintained and in perfect working condition. Purchased New in April 2008 for $16,000. Will sell for $12,500 OBO. Shipping available continental US. Call Mark @ 307-272-6551 or email mark@olsonfencing.com

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