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Industry News

Amazing Gates of America Is Proud To Announce Their Association With Construction Intervention, An All-New Discovery Channel Series
PRWeb  - May 1, 2010
Amazing Gates of America is proud to announce their association with CONSTRUCTION INTERVENTION, an all-new Discovery Channel series. CONSTRUCTION INTERVENTION follows Charlie Frattini, New York Construction Extraordinaire ...
Gallagher's Cardax FT Controller 6000 in the race for IFSEC 2010 Award
SourceSecurity.com  - Apr 30, 2010
Gallagher Security UK has been announced as a finalist in the 2010 IFSEC Security Industry Awards...
UK Access Control Market Development - new market report released
PR-inside.com (press release)  - Apr 30, 2010
In this UK access control market research report MBD have studied the access control sector in private commercial applications and public non-residential ...
Access Control Doctor: Go higher, baby
info4security.com  - May 4, 2010
Adam Stroud of Paxton Access answers installers' questions. This month: access control systems with high-end features… There are many higher end features of access control systems that are often misunderstood. ...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Announces First-Quarter 2010 Results
MarketWatch  - Apr 30, 2010
Trex Company, Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!trex/quotes/nls/trex (TREX 23.45, -1.00, -4.08%) , manufacturer and distributor of Trex(R) decking, railing, fencing and trim, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010....
Northeast Lumber Distributor Hits Milestone
BPD-Building Products Digest  - Apr 28, 2010
Twenty-five years ago, three guys at MacMillan Bloedel decided to start a company that would distribute western cedar to independent retailers throughout the Northeast...
Conference highlights quality problems, solutions for WPC decking
Canadian Plastics May 3, 2010
The success of wood plastic composites (WPC) in North America risks being undermined by lawsuits relating to a variety of avoidable product failures. ... ...

Steel Industry News

Tyco plans to spin off electical and metal products unit next year
American Metal Market LLC (subscription)  - Apr 28, 2010
Swiss-owned Tyco International Ltd. plans to spin off of its electrical and metal products business next year. Tyco expects to file documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the next few months,...
DOC determines China is undercutting U.S. steel industry
Trumbull County Conservative Examiner  - Apr 13, 2010
The United States Department of Commerce (DOC) has determined that Chinese steel makers are dumping steel in the U.S. far below fair market value...

Fence Contractors in the News

Blaze engulfs yard at Walton fencing company
The Surrey Herald  - Apr 29, 2010
ARSONISTS are suspected of starting a fire which spread from a field to a fencing company's yard and warehouse, causing more than £30000 of damage...
Don't sit on the fence ... it's time to train
CisionWire (press release)  - Apr 30, 2010
More than a third of Northern Ireland’s fencing businesses report that employees don’t have the appropriate technical skills needed to do their job, ...
Wayward fence builder fined $8000
Vancouver Sun   Apr 28, 2010
A tree-clearing foray with a chainsaw down a 400-metre property line so a fence could be built has cost a Lone Butte property owner $8,000 in damages...
Boss shoots nail gun into man's head
Herald Sun  - May 4, 2010
The 18-year-old was putting up a fence when the incident occurred about 9.30am. He was bending over picking up off-cuts from the fence when his boss ...

Fences and Weather

More lost dogs in Reno after winds broke fences
San Jose Mercury News  - Apr 28, 2010
RENO, Nev.—The Sierra storm that packed 100 mph winds, uprooted trees and downed power lines in northern Nevada also kept animal rescue crews busy rounding up lost dogs that escaped yards when fences were blown over. ...

Local Government Issues

Wausau wavers on plans to fence in beer drinkers at downtown festival
Wausau Daily Herald May 4, 2010
City Council member Jim Rosenberg, an opponent of beer fences, said fences aren't necessary to protect minors. "I don't think the system works that well as ...
New fence to prevent Whiteaker park from becoming 'crime magnet'
KVAL  - Apr 30, 2010
EUGENE, Ore.--Fencing off a section of Scobert Park eliminated drug use, illegal camping and other crimes in the late 1990s. After a resurgence of illegal activity, the city is adding more fencing...
NORTHFLEET: Steel fence brings 'Cold War atmosphere' to street
News Shopper  May 2, 2010
A STEEL fence raised around playing fields has brought a Cold War atmosphere to a residential street, a homeowner says ...
Polk City council mulls need for fence at pond
DesMoinesRegister.com   Apr 28, 2010
Plans for a project to provide needed office and retail space in Polk City are beginning to take shape. The council on Monday unanimously approved a site plan for the Polk City Professional Building...


Community Issues

Fight for a fence in McKinney, but who's responsible?
WFAA   Apr 29, 2010
MCKINNEY — Residents on Hawk Hill Drive, a cul-de-sac in McKinney's Ridgecrest subdivision off Virginia Parkway, want a fence to separate a...
APEC fence up for grabs for a bargain $500000
Sydney Morning Herald   May 2, 2010
Sydney's hated ''ring of steel'' - the security fence that cost NSW taxpayers $2 million to hire for the week of the 2007 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation ...
Complaints lead Salvation Army shelter to install fence shutting down neighboring NC shelter
WTKR Your NewsChannel 3 -  - Apr 30, 2010
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina homeless shelter is shutting down after complaints of bad behavior in the alley outside prompted a Salvation Army shelter next door to put up a fence....
Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Gaston Builds Security Fence
WLTX.com -  - Apr 30, 2010
Gaston, SC (WLTX) - Churchgoers focus on the future after a man is arrested for stealing both of the church's air conditioner units....
Treasure Island OKs new fencing
Tampa Bay Newspapers   Apr 29, 2010
TREASURE ISLAND – If all goes as expected repairs will be made soon to the fencing on the tennis courts and playground at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis...

Fence Disputes

Fence center of dispute between builder, homeowner
Sherwood Voice  - Apr 30, 2010
A Maumelle family said a property line dispute has prompted them to want to sell their new Maumelle home and leave town because they said a Maumelle builder hired a company to take a chain saw to their wooden back yard fence...
Army defeats residents in 'battle of the fence'
Daily Gazette  - Apr 27, 2010
A THREE-YEAR fight to stop the Army fencing off part of a well-loved green space in Colchester has been lost...
Good Fence, but a Bad Neighbor
Courthouse News Service   Apr 28, 2010
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (CN) - A homeowner says the owner of an RV park demolished part of her house because it was over his property line, though her house had stood there legally for 50 years...

Stolen Fences

Metal thieves target new source
WZVN-TV  - Apr 27, 2010
BONITA SPRINGS: Deputies say someone stole dozens of metal fence post caps from a nature preserve boardwalk in Bonita Springs....

Pool Safety

Pool fencing bylaw rescinded
Enfield Weekly Press  - Apr 27, 2010
The possibility of rescinding the bylaw has been discussed for months by councillors, who are quite split on the bylaw, which requires pool owners to fence ...
Pool fence bylaw still nixed despite backlash
Enfield Weekly Press May 4, 2010
Correspondence from different lifesaving societies across the province was not enough for members of the Municipality of East Hants Council to abandon their decision to repeal the swimming pool bylaw...

DIY - Consumers

Mike Holmes: It’s rotten, hence the new fence
National Post   Apr 29, 2010
The weather is getting warmer, you're getting outside again, and you're noticing that old wooden privacy fence in the backyard has sagged, leaned and the posts have heaved...
Good fences make good neighbours
Calgary Herald   Apr 29, 2010
Kelly Desouki, contractor and owner of Westwing Custom Inc., says building a fence is a project that most people can tackle successfully as long as they take the time to do it properly...

Fences and Animals

Province passes moose fence target
Times and Transcript   Apr 30, 2010
FREDERICTON - The provincial government has surpassed its goal of constructing 300 km of wildlife fences along the province's highways...
24 off-leash sites proposed for Newton parks
Newton TAB   Apr 29, 2010
Newton — If you think one dog park in the city has driven residents barking mad, imagine what two dozen could do...
Livestock electric fence construction demonstration set
Marshfield Mail   Apr 28, 2010
To install an economical, flexible rotational grazing system, many livestock producers are choosing to use electric fencing in addition to their traditional barbed wire fences. In recent years, there have been a lot of new electric fencing equipment and fencing construction methods developed...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Wire fence pierces Mt Eliza boy’s leg
Mornington Peninsula Leader   May 3, 2010
A 10-YEAR-old was impaled on a chain wire fence in Mt Eliza on Friday. Intensive-care paramedics from Frankston arrived within nine minutes of the call at 3.30pm, closely followed by advanced life support paramedics from Langwarrin...

Schools and Fences

Skorton Addresses Student Assembly Regarding Fences
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun   Apr 28, 2010
After an initial postponement from two weeks ago, President Skorton addressed the Student Assembly at yesterday’s weekly meeting...
Don't fence us in - school clash with walkers goes on
Lancaster Today   Apr 28, 2010
WORK has begun on a controversial fence to prevent public access to a Lancaster school field. Contractors began building the two metre high, 500 metre long ...



Fencing of India-Myanmar border under way
Oneindia  - Apr 26, 2010
Imphal, Apr 24 (ANI): Fencing along the India-Myanmar international border at Manipur's Moreh town is in progress to check illegal drug trafficking and ...
Iraqi authorities start construction of security wall around Baghdad
RIA Novosti May 4, 2010
Iraqi authorities have begun construction of a security fence around the capital Baghdad, the country's Al-Iraqiya TV reported, citing a Baghdad security ...

Weird News

Prison goats nibble landscaping costs
Canoe, CA  - Apr 30, 2010
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Two members of the work detail at a Connecticut state prison are expected to be penned there for life, working on the fence line to remove weeds and poison ivy. They seem to like the work and actually find the poison ivy delicious....

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