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Industry News

Training Schedule, Remote Learning Added to Curriculum at Linear University
Press Release  - May 18, 2010
Carlsbad, Calif. (May 18, 2010) – Linear LLC, the leading supplier of electronic products for a host of residential and commercial applications, announces its 2010 schedule of training programs for professional dealers and installers through the company’s Linear University...
ADSI/APSG's American Anti-Ram CRB 360 Crash Beam Barrier Achieves Highest Vehicle Containment Rating
MarketWatch (press release)  - May 12, 2010
American Physical Security Group, LLC ("APSG"), has recently completed successful testing of its newly introduced CRB 360, the most capable rising crash beam barrier in APSG's federally-certified American Anti-Ram(TM) (AAR(TM)) product line...
Delta Scientific launches extended line of designer bollards in six different styles
SecurityPark  - May 10, 2010
Delta Scientific has announced its new extended line of designer bollards lets an organization’s first line of security accent and enhance the facility’s architecture...
Good fences: Guier Fence hopes to welcome franchisees into the fold
Kansas City Business Journal (Subscription)  - May 10, 2010
Good fences may make good neighbors, but they don’t always make good money for the fence contractor...
DOJ: Alaska co. used cheap steel in McChord fences
BusinessWeek  - May 10, 2010
The Seattle US attorney's office said in a news release that it was awarded a contract for four fencing projects at McChord, near Tacoma...

Industry News - People

ActiveYards Names Rob Bradley Director of Sales for Northeast Region
Press Release  - May 10, 2010
Middleburg Heights, Ohio (May 5, 2010) – ActiveYards has named Rob Bradley as Director of Sales for the Northeast Region. Bradley will be responsible for all aspects of sales to the professional channel in the Northeast...
Chapman heads up national fence group
Athens Banner-Herald  - May 16, 2010
Chris Chapman, C.F.P., C.A.G.O.I., of Chapman Fence Co. Inc. in Jefferson, recently was named the 2010 chairman of the American Fence Association's board of governors, which is made up of the president's of AFA's 30 chapters across the U.S...
Chamberlain Appoints Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary
Professional Door Dealer  - May 11, 2010
The Chamberlain Group Inc., the leading, single-source provider of access control products for residential and commercial applications, has named Eric A. Reeves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel ...

Decking Industry News

AERT Announces Exclusive Agreement With BlueLinx for Distribution of ChoiceDek(R) in the U.S.
MarketWatch  - May 10, 2010
SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. , a leading plastic recycler and manufacturer of Green building products today announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with BlueLinx Corporation ..
AZEK Building Products Expands Distribution with Newly Formed F.P. Supply Co.
PRNewswire  - May 12, 2010
AZEK Building Products today announced its partnership with newly formed F.P. Supply, a business unit of Millman Lumber Co. F.P. Supply Co. will carry the full line of AZEK Building Products in the Indiana, Northern Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio markets. ..
11 Great Tools Win Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Awards: Gallery.
Popular Mechanics  - May 11, 2010
5. Kreg Deck Jig Concealed Fastening System///$100 A deck looks better and resists the weather more effectively if the screws used to fasten its boards are concealed..

Local Government Issues

Fencing regulations under scrutiny by planning commissioners
Chaffee County Times  - May 12, 2010
If the Town of Buena Vista board of trustees approves a May 5 recommendation from the Buena Vista Planning and Zoning Commissioners, ....
City Council to consider allowing electric fences around businesses
El Paso Times  - May 14, 2010
EL PASO -- Do powerful electric fences have a place within El Paso's city limits, near residential developments? Security companies want to be able to install battery-powered electric fences around El Paso businesses...
Neighbour laws help to mend fences
Wynnum Herald  - May 10, 2010
NEIGHBOURHOOD feuds over fencelines and overhanging trees will be the target of new laws. The changes come in the wake of a State Government ...

Community Issues

Riders, pet owners at odds over dog park fence plan
The Aurora Sentinel  - May 14, 2010
AURORA | A pack of dog owners are trying to salvage their furry friends’ open space after a proposal from Cherry Creek State Park to reduce the size of the popular park....
Work begins on Hess Creek fence replacement
Newberg Graphic  - May 14, 2010
Its replacement is being built and installed by The Fence Company of Sherwood. “They're planning to recycle the cyclone fencing, somewhere else on campus ...
'Fence us off from yobs' plea
Dewsbury Reporter  - May 14, 2010
PENSIONERS living in bungalows at Ravensthorpe are desperate for fencing to head off problems around their homes. A scare involving a blazing carpet last ...

Schools and Fences

Saugus FinCom puts high school fence on hold
The Daily Item of Lynn  - May 14, 2010
SAUGUS - The Finance Committee was on the fence Wednesday on whether to support funding for a new fence at the high school, so it voted instead to push the article off to the next special Town Meeting....
Saugus school fence issue now Facebook fodder
Daily Item  - May 14, 2010
Last week the Finance Committee voted to delay an article to bond $80000 for a new fence at the high school until the next special Town Meeting...

Homeland Security

Many Homeland Security initiatives are called flops
Los Angeles Times  - May 14, 2010
A high-tech "virtual fence" to catch illegal border crossers. Next-generation nuclear detectors at ports. Tamper-proof driver's licenses in every state...
Condo behind security fence during G20 summit
Toronto Star  - May 18, 2010
Getting home will become a lot more complicated for residents of 33 University Ave. The 28-storey financial district condominium is the only residential building slated to be stuck inside a fenced security perimeter ...

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Stolen Fences

Who’s stealing all the fences in Bidwill?
Mt Druitt Standard  - May 11, 2010
FEARS that thieves are targeting specific homes in the Mt Druitt area for their fences have some residents on edge. ...

Community Fence Projects

Marie to sleep well with new fence
Wynnum Herald  - May 17, 2010
IT WAS a community project that just had to be done. Hervey Bay pensioner Marie Hansen had woken twice in the past two years to strangers breaking into her house...
Local high school junior raising $13000 to replace fairgrounds horse arena fence
Journal of the San Jaun Islands  - May 14, 2010
Chelan Taylor, a junior at Friday Harbor High School, is raising $13000 to replace the fence around the horse arena at the San Juan County ...

Fences and Animals

'List of 'deer deterrents' long, but a high fence really works
Great Falls Tribune  - May 18, 2010
Our biggest pests were raccoons," said Lamphier. "You'd go to the garden and they had taken a bite out of every ear of corn." Then the deer moved in....

International

India's border fence violates int'l law
The Daily Star  - May 16, 2010
India and Bangladesh conducted a survey on fencing by India and came to the conclusion that fencing at 12 points was against the law...

Weird News

Doomsday safe-haven offered under Mojave Desert
Canoe, CA  - May 17, 2010
BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A company with a doomsday plan is taking money for what it promises will be a comfortable, nuke-proof bunker under the Mojave Desert, with an atrium, gym and jail, and sloppy joes and pearl potatoes on the menu...

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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.

BOOKS

GATE BIBLE:

The Ultimate Welders Guide to manufacturing gates. Includes all cutting, notching, and bracing specifications for residential, commercial and industrial gates. Also includes kennel panels, tools and more. Only $49.95 Phone: 810-241-2900 or Visit our website www.gatebible.sitesvp.com or e-mail us at bfenceman@aol.com to order. Now available in PDF download

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

HELP WANTED

Construction Estimator/Project Manager
Responsibilities include performing all duties associated with the entire commercial fence estimating process and project management of commercial fence projects from pre construction thru close out. Requirements *A minimum of 3 years related experience in the construction fencing industry.. *Should be proficient using construction software for estimating and at utilizing online search tools and web based project retrieval. *Good understanding of principles, methods, and techniques of architectural, civil, mechanical blue prints. *Good oral and written communications skills *Excellent time management and organizational skills. *Ability to work well with clients, general contractors and other team members.
Benefits: *Health/Life Insurance *401K Retirement Plan *Paid Vacation *Unlimited income potential 45K -150K. (Salary plus commission) Send Resume to : bburns@centuryfence.net

 
 

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