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Industry News

LMT Mercer Group, Inc. Relocates West Coast Distribution to Sparks Nevada
Press Release  - Nov 7, 2010
LMT Mercer Group, Inc is pleased to announce that their West Coast- Utah distribution facility has been relocated to Sparks, Nevada....
Linear Enhances Residential Actuator Gate Operator Capabilities
Press Release  - Nov 2, 2010
Linear LLC announces an expanded feature of its LRA Gate Operator: two gate leaves can now be controlled via a single controller. The updated Model LRA residential swing-arm Gate Operator uses an “intelligent” DC motor control board ...
GTO to acquire Skycam LLC
Tallahassee Democrat (subscription) - Nov 1, 2010
Gates That Open LLC will acquire Texas-based Skycam LLC, an online distributor of security and surveillance equipment, GTO announced today. Based in Tallahassee, GTO is a leading distributor of residential automatic gate openers and access controls. ...
American Fence Association Donates New Fence Installation at Arlington National Cemetery
Press Release  - Nov 7, 2010
As many as 20 volunteers from the American Fence Association (AFA) will be installing donated ornamental fencing at the Arlington National Cemetery Visitors’ Center in Arlington, Virginia, on November 4-6. ...
CODA 2010 Regional Conference and Trade Show Wrap Up (Pt. 1)
Professional Door Dealer  - Nov 5, 2010
For more than 25 years, the California Operator and Door Association (CODA) has hosted the Annual Regional Conference and trade show for area professional door dealers ...
US Fencing Demand to Reach 850 Million Linear Feet in 2014
WooEB  - Nov 2, 2010
Demand for fencing in the US is forecast to expand 2.9 percent per year through 2014 to 850 million linear feet. A rebound in housing completions will spur demand for fencing ...

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Deck Terra Collection Named One of the '101 Best New Products of 2010' by Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler Magazines
PR Newswire  - Nov 3, 2010
AZEK Building Products announced today that the AZEK Deck Terra Collection was selected by Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler Magazines for their "101 Best New Products of 2010." e...
Canada NewsWire (press release)  - Nov 2, 2010
As previously announced, the Board of Wood Composite Technologies Inc. (TSX-V: WCT) (the "Company") has authorized management to identify and evaluate a range of strategic alternatives ....

Local Government Issues

District fires 53 teachers, spends $400,000 on fence  - Nov 4, 2010
(KMOV) -- An expensive fence under construction in front of Riverview Gardens High School leads residents to question if this is a good financial decision for the disctrict....
Stillwater City Council: fencing now required for residential pools
St. Croix Valley Press  - Nov 4, 2010
STILLWATER — New swimming pools in Stillwater will need to be fenced under an ordinance amendment that passed first reading last month, but some existing pools will fall outside those guidelines. ...
Fence on Aurora Bridge to deter suicides will start taking shape
Seattle Times  - Nov 1, 2010
While little obvious work has been done on the new Aurora Bridge suicide-deterrence fence, that should change this week when the state begins installing ...
BLM fencing of S. Idaho burned area for reseeding
KHQ Right Now  - Nov 7, 2010
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management has started putting up more than 40 miles of barbed wire to protect burned areas in southern Idaho that have been seeded with native plants....
Archway to mend 25-foot gap in park fence
Ely Daily Times  - Nov 4, 2010
In September the city found itself in an embarrassing situation: The six-foot fence (a gift from the Tourism and Recreation Board) it installed around Broadbent Park - dubbed "The Iron Curtain" by ...
New fencing for Ballaghbeg Park
Northern Ireland Housing Executive  - Nov 4, 2010
We recently put up around 400 metres of fencing in the Ballaghbeg Park/Ardkeel Park area of Newcastle.This was to prevent access by quad bikers to the recently created flood defence ...

Community Issues

More Fencing to Come to Neighborhood Affected by Fire
San Bruno Patch  - Nov 2, 2010
Heightened security will remain a reality for residents of the Crestmoor neighborhood, Police Chief Neil Telford told the council at a special meeting today....
Recycled plastic used for fencing on busy route
Littlehampton Gazette  - Nov 7, 2010
A new-style "green" fence designed to boost the environment along one of the busiest routes in to Leicester is now complete. The county council has replaced nearly two miles of old, unsightly metal fence along Narborough Road South with a new barrier made from ....
Evansville parks department looking to replace orange fencing along Greenway
Evansville Courier & Press  - Nov 4, 2010
The fence's days will be numbered, if the Evansville Parks Board has its way. Members of the parks board are now considering a number of proposals meant ....
Opponents fear fences will make area look like a 'safari park'
Eastbourne Today  - Nov 4, 2010
The latest proposals also include the erection of non climbable fences where the site borders the A22 and a pedestrian fence on the other side of the road ...

Fencing and Railroads

Public to choose fencing design for Bath's Sydney Gardens  - Nov 4, 2010
Network Rail is calling for the public to choose their preferred type of ornate fencing to secure the railway boundary at Sydney Gardens at a public ...


Stolen Fences

Jail time for man who stole historic fence
KFDM-TV News  - Nov 4, 2010
JASPER - by Steve Stewart/KJAS - A man who stole a century-old iron fence from a historical Jasper County cemetery is now fenced in himself for at least two ...

Fencing and Airports

Airport to get perimeter fencing
Rome News Tribune  - Nov 4, 2010
by Diane Wagner The Floyd County Commission is expected to approve a $560000 contract for security fencing at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport during its ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Five Options for Replacing Stalled Virtual Border Fence
AOL News  - Nov 4, 2010
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has already frozen work on the controversial "virtual fence" that was supposed to secure roughly 1,900 miles along the United States' southwest border. ...
Flags and tags on the border fence cause a flap
KVOA Tucson News  - Nov 5, 2010
COCHISE COUNTY - There is a section of the border fence where thousands of American flags flap in the wind outside of Sierra Vista. ...

Fences and Neighbors

Neigbours not obligated to share cost of constucting fence
Jamaica Observer  - Nov 7, 2010
am seeking for your advice about the erection of walls which are shared by three neighbours. These neighbours are living overseas, as I am. I have not been able to contact any of them personally ...


Army, German police investigating breach in fence near Stuttgart
Stars and Stripes  - Nov 4, 2010
STUTTGART, Germany — An anonymous caller reported a breach in the fence line of Panzer Kaserne in Böblingen on Halloween after noticing a...


Weird News

Computer logon leads cops to burglary arrest - Nov 8, 2010
A Florida teen is in police custody after officers responding to a burglary found a computer in the home logged on to the teen's MySpace account....

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