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Industry News

Bollards: What Functions Are Top Priority?
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release  - Nov 23, 2010
When considering bollard purposes, architects, specifiers, construction managers and property owners must first determine what a particular project needs ...
Global Electronic Security Systems Industry
IT News Online - (press release)  - Nov 17, 2010
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Electronic Security Systems in US$ Million by the following Product Categories/Segments: Alarms, Electronic Access Control Systems, CCTV/Video Surveillance Equipment, and Others...
The Aftermath of a Self-Storage Break-In: Installing Electric Fencing?
Inside Self-Storage  - Nov 27, 2010
A fake electric fence can't hurt anyone but might scare off would-be criminals. If you have opinions on the merits and risks of electric fences—or other ...

Decking Industry News

Composite Decking Tops List of Year's Green Products:  - Nov 23, 2010
Nyloboard's NyloDeck composite decking made from recycled carpeting has been named one of BuildingGreen's top 10 green building products of 2010. The ninth annual listing is drawn primarily from new additions to BuildingGreen's GreenSpec product directory...
AZEK Building Products Joins Dixie Plywood for Product Distribution in Georgia
AZoBuild  - Nov 23, 2010
AZEK Building Products, manufacturer of AZEK Trim, the # 1 brand of trim, and AZEK Deck, the # 1 brand of stain resistant decking, will increase ...

Local Government Issues

Razor wire fence and court date
Gilroy Dispatch  - Nov 29, 2010
The barbed wire is gone from the fence surrounding the home of controversial developer Chris Cote, but the legal battle with the city of Gilroy continues.....
Lake Casitas fence is a mistake, waste of money
Kearney Hub  - Nov 27, 2010
In spite of the protests of the Ojai Wildlife League and other citizens since last May, the California Bureau of Reclamation has approved the Casitas Municipal Water District’s request for a mile-long, six-foot-high chain-link fence topped with three strands of barbed wire ...
Update on Aurora Bridge “suicide fence”
My Wallingford  - Nov 29, 2010
If you've driven over the Aurora Bridge lately, you've noticed the posts for the long-planned suicide fence rising from the west side of bridge....
More talks over future of controversial fence
Braintree and Witham Times  - Nov 29, 2010
Residents will be asked to work with police and councillors over the future of a fence put up to combat anti-social behaviour. ..

Community Issues

Spiking on fences to halt teens
Shields Gazette  - Nov 26, 2010
COMMUNITY spirit has spiked the guns of unruly teenagers who were harassing elderly residents in part of South Tyneside. ...
Cemetery pillars, fence in way of trail
Sioux Falls Argus Leader  - Nov 29, 2010
DELL RAPIDS - Pillars and fencing at the Dell Rapids and St. Mary Cemetery might be too close to the street if a sidewalk is planned for the area...
Waterfront homeowners in Truro prepare to grapple with new sand fencing requirements
Wicked Local Dennis  - Nov 29, 2010
TRURO — That the coastal process giveth and taketh away is nothing new...
Bouldin neighborhood's fanciful fences no barrier to friendships
Austin American-Statesman  - Nov 24, 2010
South Austin's Bouldin neighborhood is a study in stylish front-yard fences. Here's a picket fence; there's a fancy stainless steel fence; down the block is one made from the same corrugated tin as the home's roof....

Fence Disputes

NSW farmer killed after fence fight: court
Sydney Morning Herald  - Nov 29, 2010
A disagreement about fencing escalated to stalking and terrorising behaviour and finally the death of a NSW farmer, a Sydney court has been ..

Pool Safety

Fences far from fool-proof
Albert and Logan News  - Nov 24, 2010
Champion swimming coach Laurie Lawrence has called for a comprehensive education campaign to run alongside new state-wide pool safety laws set to be introduced on Wednesday...
Man fed up with pool fencing rules
Sunshine Coast Daily - Nov 29, 2010
A SUNSHINE Coast pool owner says he is sorry for parents who lose children through drowning, but the time had come to put an end to over-the-top pool fencing regulations ..

Fencing and Railroads

UP building safety fence
Kearney Hub  - Nov 24, 2010
Kevin Hervert, Kearney Hub Rigoberto Aguilar, left, of S&W Fence of Omaha pours concrete into fence postholes Wednesday. Union Pacific is building the ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Apshawa fence blocks deer, draws concerns  - Nov 24, 2010
A 300-acre section of Apshawa Preserve near Butler Reservoir is currently being cordoned off with 3.2 miles of mesh fencing in a conservation effort from the state's largest land preservation organization. ...


Fencing and Airports

Airport to evict wildlife
Corpus Christi Caller Times  - Nov 27, 2010
CORPUS CHRISTI — Deer living at the Aransas County Airport will get evicted, as soon as this summer, when a game-proof fence is expected to ...
Fiber optic alarm could enhance Love Field security
WFAA  - Nov 24, 2010
This summer's high-profile breach of the Love Field perimiter fence exposed a larger problem. Records obtained by News 8 show the airport fence has been damaged at least 17 times since 2006...
New Game Fence for Fort Stockton Airport 11/27/10
KOSA  - Nov 27, 2010
The Fort Stockton City Council has approved a game fence around the Fort Stockton Airport that would prevent wildlife from entering the airport. The fence is expected to cost over $100,000 to build. ...

Schools and Fences

Massena school board member wants fence installed  - Nov 29, 2010
MASSENA — A Board of Education member is urging her colleagues to install a fence to separate the soccer and softball fields at Nightengale Elementary School from Nightengale ...
Fixing the Saugus High School fence
Saugus Advertiser  - Nov 24, 2010
School Committee members selected Budget Fence to put up a sound barrier to replace the rickety fence that separates Saugus ...
Gustine High School improvement projects going out to bid  - Nov 24, 2010
GUSTINE - Proposals to add fencing and repave deteriorating asphalt on the Gustine High campus are proceeding, with the school board last week authorizing district staff to go out to bid on both projects...


'Egpyt says it is not involved in Israeli border fence'
Jerusalem Post  - Nov 24, 2010
COM STAFF Egypt on Wednesday said that it is not involved in the building of Israel's southern border fence, CNN Arabic reported...
The best defense? A good fence
Ha'aretz  - Nov 26, 2010
The most expensive material used by the Israel Defense Forces is not a fighter jet, a submarine or an advanced satellite communications system, but a fence ...
Riverine border fence shows tardy progress
Gustine Press-Standard (blog)  - Nov 26, 2010
Dhubri, Nov. 23: The construction of a 9.3km barbed wire fencing along the Indo-Bangla international riverine border in Moslabari Char of Dhubri district has made little progress since it was started in 2006....


Weird News

Half a rare postage stamp fetches a fortune - Nov 25, 2010
BERLIN - Half a rare German postage stamp which dates back to 1872 has fetched some 261,000 euros ($347,500) at auction in the southern German town of Bietigheim...

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