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Industry News

FENCETECH/DECKTECH’11 in Las Vegas – the Industry’s Gateway to Success
Press Release - Nov 09, 2010
The world’s largest fence, security, deck and railing trade exhibition is back where the action is – Las Vegas – February 8-10, 2011....
Smith & Wesson's Perimeter Security Division Receives 2010 Homeland Security Award
PR NewsWire  - Nov 10, 2010
Smith & Wesson company and a leading turnkey provider of perimeter security solutions, today announced that the company has won the 2010 Government Security News (GSN) Homeland Security Award for "Best Crash Barrier" (Gates, Fences, Bollards, and Guard Booths). ...
CODA 2010 Regional Conference and Trade Show Wrap-Up Pt. 2
Professional Door Dealer  - Nov 12, 2010
Linear: Chad Luke showed off the DC residential operator with soft-start and –stop, the LDCO800. “It’s a nice DC operator that offers speed, while our competitors offerings are slower,” Luke remarked. “It installs as quick or more quickly than others and it’s a great value...
Invisible Fence® Brand Acquires Largest Distributor
Business Wire  - Nov 09, 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Radio Systems Corporation (RSC) has purchased the largest distributor of its Invisible Fence Brand products...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Launches Trex Deck Lighting(TM)
MarketWatch (press release)  - Nov 15, 2010
Trex Company is introducing a line of energy-efficient LED dimmable deck lighting that combines safety with beauty. Available in multiple colors for a seamless, professional look, long-life Trex Deck Lighting(TM) features sophisticated, understated silhouettes that provide improved ambiance -- as well as security -- to an outdoor living space..
GAF Decking Systems Introduces Certified Contractor Program
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)  - Nov 09, 2010
WAYNE, NJ - In 2010, GAF Decking Systems introduced the DuraLife(TM) Natural Grain Collection, along with several other improvements to the GAF Decking System family. As part of its ongoing effort to help decking systems contractors..
Fiberon® Horizon® Decking Promotes Beauty and Low Maintenance in the Kuppersmith Project
PR NewsWire  - Nov 09, 2010
Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of composite and PVC decking, railing and fencing products, announces its partnership with The Kuppersmith Project, ...

Fence Companies in the News

Fencing firm is facing closure
Swindon Advertiser  - Nov 11, 2010
IT IS the end of an era for one of the town’s oldest manufacturing companies. Minety Fencing And Sheds will close its Swindon manufacturing and retail operations this December after 27 years of trading due to financial pressures...

Local Government Issues

Highview Fence Costs Contested
Patch  - Nov 12, 2010
Town says it will come out ahead on replacing fence on the property. Fences may make good neighbors but as with many housing issues in Huntington, a proposal to replace one has brought some complaints..
Village to fence cemetery
Wisconsin Dells Events  - Nov 9, 2010
The Village of Lake Delton Board decided against chain-link fencing along the north and south property lines of the village cemetery Monday afternoon, but does plan to move ahead with decorative fencing along the front, or east side, of the cemetery...
Planners say fence enclosing March home next to Co-op food store is too high for street
Cambs Times 24  - Nov 10, 2010
RESIDENT whose fence is said to be spoiling the street scene will be forced to reduce its height if councillors give the go-ahead to enforcement action...
Cayuga Heights plans fence survey
Ithaca Journal  - Nov 9, 2010
Members of the Cayuga Heights community will soon find a picture of their property as part of a village photo album.....

Community Issues

PG&E's Auburn canal fence now up to save lives after rash of deaths
Auburn Journal  - Nov 9, 2010
Lance McCray, a 35-year Auburn resident, said he didn't see the point of fencing the canal off when other waterways are not. McCray said he heard about the ...
Council wants fence round site used by travelling community
Vail Daily News  - Nov 11, 2010
A fence looks likely to be built around an area in a town which has been targeted by unauthorised travellers’ camps during the last two years. An area next to Stonehaven’s open-air pool has been used by travelling groups twice during the height of the tourist seaso...
Skate park closed by city of Visalia until new fence completed
Visalia Times-Delta  - Nov 11, 2010
Visalia skateboarders Ruben Carrisalez and Cody Waldren arrived at Recreation Park's skateboarding park only to see it surrounded by a temporary fence Monday. ...

Schools and Fences

School encouraged to build fence
Daily Examiner  - Nov 15, 2010
THE construction of a security fence around Grafton Public School's primary campus would help put a stop to incidents of vandalism and theft, says the school's former P and C president Michelle Gilbert...
Dist. 200 installing fence to protect Emerson playground
TribLocal  - Nov 11, 2010
Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 spokesperson Erica Foreman said Friday that they will be putting up a fence around the playground...

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Stolen Fences

Minn. man admits taking neighbor's iron fence
The Associated Press  - Nov 11, 2010
(AP) — A Duluth woman whose wrought-iron fence was taken by a neighbor a few blocks away is expected to get a replacement. According to court records..

Fences and Neighbors

Red Bluff man arrested after fight over fence
Record-Searchlight  - Nov 11, 2010
Tehama County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Red Bluff man Monday evening after neighbors said he threatened to "take care of them" with a shotgun during a fight over a fence line...
Mending Fences doesn't always improve neighbor relations
The Chronicle  - Nov 11, 2010
Within weeks that a new fence was installed between South Main Street and Partridge in the Pine Hills neighborhood, a new hole emerged...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Future of Arizona's Virtual Fence In Jeopardy?
ABC News  - Nov 11, 2010
In 2006, an invisible fence using high-tech radar towers was proposed as the answer to illegal immigration in the United States. It's called SBI net, known to most along the Arizona border simply as the "virtual fence." ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Emergency Fix Follows Investigation Into Wildlife Fence
KIRO Seattle  - Nov 16, 2010
SEATTLE -- A half-finished fence -- constructed to keep deer and bighorn sheep off one of Washington's most dangerous highways -- is getting an emergency extension...
Eagle County wildlife fence project is complete
Vail Daily News  - Nov 11, 2010
The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Double D Construction LLC have just completed a project that installed nearly 100,000 feet of wildlife fencing along a 33-mile stretch of Interstate 70, from Gypsum to Dowd Junction...
Barbed fences killing Red Hill roos
The Canberra Times  - Nov 11, 2010
Kangaroos are being trapped and killed on Red Hill by barbed wire fencing designed to ''protect gum trees from vehicles''...
Kaena Point Gets Predator-Proof Fence
KITV Honolulu  - Nov 11, 2010
KAENA POINT, Hawaii -- The wilderness area of Kaena Point is home to protected seabirds and endangered plants. That is why the state land and natural resources is focused on keeping the 59 acres of pristine ecosystem intact....
Gary Bogue: How do I keep wildlife from digging under my fence?
San Jose Mercury News  - Nov 16, 2010
For the past 34 years, we have had a steady parade of cats, opossums, raccoons, squirrels (and once a fox) walking through our backyard, either to or from our neighbor's yard. The fence was in bad shape and they just found gaps everywhere to walk through...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Dog park to get fencing around pond to ward off infections from water
CottageCountryNow.ca - Nov 11, 2010
It appears more fencing could the future for the Freedom Dog Park. The town’s parks and recreation committee decided during its Wednesday meeting to allow parks, cemeteries and environment manager..

Fencing and Airports

Airport fence plan brings up issues, compromise
Illinois Valley News  - Nov 9, 2010
The plan, which has not yet been finalized, calls for a chain-link fence to surround the airport, along with inner fencing separating the historic ....

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International

G-20 security fence in Seoul draws criticism
Los Angeles Times  - Nov 11, 2010
As workers scurried overnight Wednesday to apply the finishing touches, the 7-foot-high security fence surrounding the site of Seoul's G-20 economic summit ...
India to complete fencing on border by March 2012
Financial Express Bangladesh  - Nov 10, 2010
that fencing work along the Indo-Bangladesh border will be completed by March 2012. ....

Weird News

Thief takes safe, leaves most of cash
Canoe.ca - Nov 15, 2010
A thief took a safe from a Fairbanks, Alaska, home but left most of the cash in the safe behind.....

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