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Industry News

Master Halco publishes 2010 Blue Book catalog
Press Release  - May 17, 2010
ORANGE, Calif. — Master Halco, Inc., the leading distributor and manufacturer of fence systems in North America, announced that its comprehensive product catalog has been updated and published ...
Delta Scientific introduces Designer Series of crash-rated gates
SecurityInfoWatch  - May 19, 2010
Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that not only can their popular crash gates withstand impacts as high as a 15,000 lb ...
New iPhone App Takes the Guesswork Out of Building a New Fence
PR Leap (press release)  - May 25, 2010
Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking’s new, user-friendly Fence Materials Calculator for the iPhone. This app is the first of its kind to provide a detailed list of materials required to complete a home or commercial fencing project...
IFA Launches Next Wave Of Campaign To Promote The Economic Impact Of Franchising
Franchising.com (press release)  - May 19, 2010
Lea Bales, CEO of Guier Fence Company in Blue Springs, Mo., and Brian Greenley, a MAACO franchisee in Littleton, Colo., are expected to testify before the ...

Decking Industry News

BlueLinx Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement
MarketWatch  - May 24, 2010
BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a leading distributor of building products in North America, today announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Lowe's(R) Companies, Inc. to distribute ChoiceDek(R) composite decking and railing products in all markets within the United States. ...
Use Safety Promotion to Sell Replacement Decks
Building-Products  - May 17, 2010
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Fence Contractors in the News

OYS: Winning a Judgement, Doesn't Mean You'll Get Paid
WLTX.com  - May 24, 2010
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A homeowner says after winning a legal battle against a fence company, the owner refuses to satisfy a court ordered judgement. ...
Blood-thirsty neighbors make outdoor activities a hassle
TriCities.com  - May 24, 2010
Blood-thirsty neighbors make outdoor activities... After a local fencing company moved into a Washington Co., Tenn residential area, the neighbors have struggled with a mosquito problem. They're not sure where to turn for itch-less solace. ...
Fencing at Baker High School
WRBL  - May 21, 2010
Denny Enterprises, a local fencing company, says they got a call from the Muscogee County School District early Friday morning and by lunch time that had a crew out putting together a chain link fence...

Local Government Issues

Council Jolts Security Company By Denying Electric Fence Request
KFOX El Paso  - May 17, 2010
EL PASO, Texas -- There are eight companies around town that currently have a Sentry Security Systems electric fence in place, according to the city of El Paso ...
Hollywood to leave chain link fences alone
Sun-Sentinel  - May 17, 2010
Hollywood — For 57 minutes they dissected all aspects of chain link fence regulation: should they be banned from front yards, removed altogether ...
Fencing To Be Regulated in City
Wheeling News Register  - May 17, 2010
Those wishing to erect fences in downtown Wheeling now need members of the city's planning commission to sign off on the projects...
Suicide fence going up on Seattle bridge
Seattle Times  - May 17, 2010
The Transportation Department is starting work Monday on a 9-foot-tall suicide fence on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle. Work on the $4.6 million project was to have started last month but was delayed by equipment problems...

The Famous and Their Fences

DC mayor, opponent at odds over fence issue
Washington Post  - May 17, 2010
The black aluminum fence at the busy intersection of Branch Avenue and Erie Street in Southeast Washington stands just over five feet tall at its highest point....
Neighbors sign off on Gray's problematic fence
Washington Post (blog)  - May 17, 2010
Council Chairman Vincent Gray got some good news Thursday night when his neighbors gave their seal of approval to his controversial fence. ....

Home Owner Associations

Fence feud highlights power struggle
Delmarva Daily Times  - May 24, 2010
OCEAN CITY -- A squabble over a fence between town houses that ended up in court illustrates how some homeowners are mystified by the powers that a condo association has over them....
Toms River, condo association at odds over fence around beach
Asbury Park Press  - May 21, 2010
TOMS RIVER — Though township officials contend a condominium complex has violated municipal ordinances by building a fence around its private beach, condo association leaders say it's a simple misunderstanding. ...


Community Issues

White House Construction Leaves Visitors in a Maze of Fences
CBS News  - May 17, 2010
Tall, black cyclone fencing and dark screen barriers are in place on the White House north lawn as a long-anticipated utility improvement project gets underway ....
Fight continues against pedestrian fence
ABC Local  - May 24, 2010
Organisers of a protest rally against a pedestrian fence at Albion Park say 150 people turned out to Sunday's event to demonstrate their opposition to the fence..
'Environment-enhancing' fence unveiled
Peterborough Today  - May 24, 2010
Residents in a Leicester suburb can get a first look at a 1.5km "green" fence designed to enhance the environment and reduce noise from a busy road..
'Eyesore' fence to be replaced
Northumberland Gazette  - May 24, 2010
A FENCE at Alnwick Cemetery, which was branded an 'eyesore', will be replaced. Coun Ken Gray, chairman of the town council's cemetery committee, told members during his annual cemetery report that the fence around the lodge ...

Schools and Fences

Saugus FinCom puts high school fence on hold
Daily Item  - May 21, 2010
Town Meeting member Kenneth DePatto agreed the fence was a disgrace and a safety issue, but said he wasn't sure that Maltais' choice of fencing was the way ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence is expensive proposition
KTAR.com  - May 19, 2010
Such a fence would take years to complete and come with a hefty price tag. According to the Web site, globalsecurity.com, a 2000-mile border fence would ...

Fences and Animals

Fences are best way to deter deer
Mail Tribune  - May 24, 2010
Wherever there are gardens and deer, there are problems, Nemiro, and plenty of people have made good money selling solutions to people in your situation....

DIY - Consumers

Optimal installation to keep fence posts standing tall, long term
The Province  - May 24, 2010
Q: I have some rotted fence posts to replace. Is it best to cement the posts in the ground or can just fill with ....



Prison museum offers 'Between Fences' contests
Canon City Daily Record  - May 24, 2010
The Museum of Colorado Prisons will host “Between Fences,” a Museum on Main Street exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, brought to Colorado in conjunction with the Colorado Humanities...
Aborigines agree to prison fence talk
ABC Online  - May 17, 2010
Aboriginal artefacts were uncovered at Risdon last year during construction of the prison's new $800000 dollar security fence. The discovery halted the ...

Weird News

Man bites man in fight over dogs
Canoe, CA  - May 24, 2010
NEW CITY, N.Y. — It wasn’t quite man-bites-dog, but there were men and there were dogs and there was biting...

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