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Industry News

BD Loops, Graduates Automatic Gate Operator Installer School
Press Releases - Oct 29, 2010
General Manager Brian Dickson from BD Loops, manufacturer of preformed direct burial and saw-cut inductance loops obtained CAGOI (Certified Automatic Gate Operator Installer) certification....
Smart Card Alliance Physical Access Council Announces New Officers, PIV-I Workshop at November Government Conference
MarketWire - Nov 1, 2010
PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/01/10 -- Providing expertise on the use of PIV-I cards with physical access control systems (PACS) beyond the federal government to state and local governments...

Decking Industry News

Press Release - Nov 1, 2010
Trex Company is expanding its high-performance Trex Transcend® decking collection to include a full range of aesthetic options with the introduction of two new tropical styles...
Composite Deck Makeover Contest Makes Composite and PVC Decking Owners Rejoice
PRNewswire Press Release - Nov 1, 2010
Unsatisfied plastic deck owners who would like to replace their plastic deck can enter the Composite Deck Makeover Contest; the winner will receive enough Ipe decking to replace their old deck with one that will naturally perform well over 40 years...
Modular Decks Make Replacement Jobs a Snap
BPD-Building Products Digest - Nov 1, 2010
Deck tiles can be a cost-effective way to revitalize outdoor spaces-or create new ones-an important selling point in a tough market....

Fence Contractors in the News

Custom Fence Co. expands beyond fences to deliver more options to customers
Memphis Business Journal - Nov 1, 2010
Nadim Siddiqui, president of Custom Fence Co. of Collierville Inc., has kept his business all in the family...

Local Government Issues

Village votes to leave pool fence vote up to residents
The Review - Oct 27, 2010
Village Council voted at this week's meeting to adopt a recommendation to eliminate the requirement that 5-foot-high safety fences be erected around all ...
Fencing question?
Pittsburg Morning Sun  - Oct 30, 2010
They agreed to leave the original five-barbed wire fences in place. This fencing question represents a classic case where working together and fairness won ...
Board denies request for 6-foot fence on Trumbull
ElmLeaves  - Oct 28, 2010
While they praised the improvements the owners have made to the property at 2325 Trumbull Ave., River Grove trustees denied a request for an oversized fence..
Holly Township to shore-up fence standards
Fenton Tri County Times - Oct 28, 2010
Holly Twp. — Supervisor Jesse Lambert and Clerk Karin Winchester are trying to give some teeth to the township’s zoning ordinance concerning residential fences...

Community Issues

City approves bid for outfield fences at complex
Brownwood Bulletin - Oct 27, 2010
Brownwood’s Home Depot store won an $83,920 contract to provide material for outfield fences at the new Camp Bowie Sports Complex...
Good fences make good neighbors  - Oct 28, 2010
The problem apparently became bad enough to warrant the building of a tall fence and some gate houses along the periphery of the property. The fence was built first, in circa 1845...
Topsfield's Meredith Farm awarded grant for fencing
Wicked Local Topsfield - Nov 1, 2010
Topsfield — Patrick-Murray Administration announces grants for environmental improvements at farms in 25 communities including Topsfield...
Williams Cemetery raising funds for new fencing
Colusa County Sun Herald - Oct 27, 2010
For those whose loved ones are buried in the Williams Cemetery, a thing of beauty is a well-constructed new fence — not just for its protective embrace of ...
Fences to keep the hoons out at WACA
The Australian  - Oct 28, 2010
AN ultimatum by the International Cricket Council that Perth could lose the right to host international matches if it did not improve security will see 65m-long nets erected on both sides of the WACA ground for tomorrow night's Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka...

DIY - Consumers

Electric fence grounding techniques are offered
Holyoke Enterprise  - Oct 28, 2010
Considering the fact that many crop fields in the area don’t have a suitable fence for maintaining livestock, temporary electric fencing has become the primary method that producers use to keep cattle on cornstalks. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Feds scrapping Boeing 'virtual' border fence work
Houston Chronicle  - Oct 29, 2010
The Obama administration is preparing to scrap plans to extend the high-tech "virtual" border fence along vast stretches of the 1,969-mile U.S.-Mexico border, ...

Schools and Fences

Bids reopened for Saugus High School fence
Saugus Advertiser  - Oct 28, 2010
Saugus — Town Manager Andrew Bisignani has put the proposed Saugus High School fence out to bid once again after concerns surfaced over the original bid specifications...
From Berlin's Wall to high school fences  - Oct 29, 2010
One might say that long ago, in the free decade of the 1960’s, our campus was one that was filled with freedom and school spirit. And that couldn’t be found in any better place than a Carson High Trailblazer for the year of 1964...

Stolen Fences

Thieves hit £18k fence meant to protect Plymouth Woods
WalesOnline - Oct 27, 2010
The authority estimates about 200 metres of fencing has disappeared – worth about £18000. Ken Bowring, 79, of Illtyd Road, Ely, said the crooks had used ...
Metalheads! Thieves stealing antique gates off brownstone fences  - Oct 28, 2010
But many of the brownstones in the area are more than a century old, which makes the ornate iron fences valuable antiques. “These gates have been here since ...


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

FHA Recognizes Wyo. Wildlife Underpass Project
CBS4Denver - Nov 2, 2010
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) The Federal Highway Administration is praising a wildlife underpass project in western Wyoming.The project focused on U.S. Highway 30 through Nugget Canyon west of Kemmerer....
Fence goes up to keep Asian carp out
Chicago Tribune - Oct 30, 2010
Goss, the White House's "carp czar," was on hand Friday when the US Army Corps of Engineers unveiled the new carp fencing at a brief ceremony under the ...
Illegal electric fence kills tusker near Coimbatore
Times of India  - Oct 28, 2010
A 35-year-old tusker was killed by a high-voltage electric fence illegally put up around a maize farm at an orphanage about 50 metres from Boluvampatti forest range near Coimbatore on Wednesday night...
Wildlife fencing helps curb moose-vehicle collisions
Global Edmonton  - Oct 28, 2010
FREDERICTON - RCMP in New Brunswick say highway fencing is leading to a decrease in the number of people killed in collisions with moose...

Community Fence Projects

Volunteers brave rain, build Greenwood Park fence
Ballard News Tribune - Oct 28, 2010
In between rain squalls Oct. 24, 23 volunteers built a border fence at Greenwood Park to kick off the construction of the park’s new community garden. The project is part of the effort to improve and expand the park located at 602 N. 87th St...

Home Owner Associations

Homemade Fence Grabs Attention
KOLO  - Oct 28, 2010
Reno, NV - In one Reno neighborhood, there's a new fence that stands out from the rest. It's hard not to notice it and that's why it may have to be torn ...


Weird News

Pizza chain offers $31,000/hr job - Nov 2, 2010
TOKYO - Take-out pizza chain hiring. Aged over 18, no experience required. Uniform provided. Salary: $31,000 an hour....

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