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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe October 12, 2010  
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Industry News

Ameristar Settles Phoenix Patent Infringement Suit
Press Release  - Oct 8, 2010
Tulsa Oklahoma- Ameristar Fence Products announced a major victory against patent infringement in the recent settlement of a lawsuit filed earlier this year in Arizona Federal District Court. The suit named Phoenix Fence, Quikjet, LLC, and the City of Phoenix as defendants. Doug Mastin is the owner of Phoenix Fence...
BD Loops 3/16” Pro Diamond Blades
Press Release  - Oct 8, 2010
3/16” Pro Diamond Blades are now available through BD Loops distributors. BD Loops offers Concrete, Asphalt and Combo Blades to cover all your cutting needs. Whether you are saw-cutting in a preformed loop or wrapping your own off a spool of wire a 3/16" blade is a solid investment....
Natures Composites Offers Renewable Decking and Fencing Products
AZoBuild  - Oct 8, 2010
Natures Composites is redefining the decking and fencing industry as the first company to invent, manufacture and distribute revolutionary exterior products ...
Almost transparent safety pool fences  - Oct 7, 2010
BABY SECUR´s mesh is more than 99% transparent, allowing both surveillance of the pool area and an uninterrupted view of the surroundings. The diversity of colours of mesh and posts helps it blend with your patio or garden....
A New Generation of Fence-Mounted Intrusion Detector for Senstar
School Transportation News  - Oct 7, 2010
ONTARIO, Canada - Senstar Corporation, a world-leader in outdoor intrusion detection technologies, today announced a new microphonic fence-mounted sensor that detects unwanted intrusions at the perimeter to provide advance warning to security forces..
JETprotect Corporation Releases Virtual Fence Radar™ for Solar Farm Projects (press release)  - Oct 8, 2010
Most Solar Farm Projects are located in remote areas, where land is affordable and sparse population provides easier acceptance, permitting and operation...

Decking Industry News

AZEK Building Products is Exclusive Decking Sponsor of HGTV Dream Home 2011
PR Newswire (press release)  - Oct 12, 2010
The new home's AZEK® Deck will let the winners of this home enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Mansfield and surrounding rolling hills without the worry of ...
WOLF to Introduce New PVC Decking, Trim and Rail Lines
PR Newswire (press release)  - Oct 7, 2010
WOLF has reached an agreement to become the exclusive supplier of CEVN™, the market's first dual-sided, dual-colored cellular PVC deck board...
Decking makers build sales
Plastics News  - Oct 7, 2010
While sales are not booming, wood-plastic composites, cellular PVC and other non-wood deck builders are rebounding from a sluggish 2009, with sales increases for a number of companies in the double-digits...

Fence Contractors in the News

Some see red over fence company's sign  - Oct 8, 2010
He said Hercules Fence does mostly commercial business and customers typically look for the best fencing at the lowest price, which his company provides ...
Company represents local participation
Humble Observer  - Oct 8, 2010
Everett’s company will one of two Pasadena representatives who will be gracing the small screen tonight when the reality show airs its Houston edition. Everett is the owner of Pasadena Fence Company, and after only three and a half years in business, he and his staff will go nationwide for one night...
Fencing Firm Faces Fines
UK Construction  - Oct 8, 2010
A Manchester fencing manufacturer has admitted putting its employees in danger by allowing them to use unguarded machinery. Fencing Supplies Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after the company allowed guards to be disabled on nine fence cutting machines at its factory in Trafford Park...

Local Government Issues

Lebanon to build fence around wind turbine
Norwich Bulletin  - Oct 8, 2010
Lebanon, Conn. — The Board of Selectmen has approved spending $2,000 to erect a seven-foot chain link fence with a pass-through gate around the wind turbine at Lebanon Middle School....
Fairfax County to Build Fences Around Drained Lakes
ElmLeave  - Oct 7, 2010
Fairfax County will build fences around the two lakes drained after the Kingstowne Dam broke last. Fairfax County will build fences around the two lakes drained after the Kingstowne Dam broke last Thursday. ...
Council OKs Costco fence
Comox Valley Record  - Oct 8, 2010
A noise attenuation fence between Costco and neighbouring residences will be nearly four metres tall. Courtenay council agreed Monday to issue a development variance permit to vary the city’s zoning bylaw...
River Grove to decide on fence variance request
ElmLeaves  - Oct 8, 2010
Trustees agreed some front yard fences that conform to village code are unsightly, and allowing other taller fences that may fall into disrepair only ...

Community Issues

Do Shorter Fences Make Better Neighbors On LI?
CBS New York - Oct 12, 2010
Some in North Hempstead say a six-foot-tall fence around their property is necessary for privacy and protection. Others, however, want the current four-foot height limit maintained...
Linda Vista Recreation Center Needs Taller Fence, Law Enforcement
San Diego Reader - Oct 9, 2010
According to the residents, the fence surrounding the field is not tall enough to block the baseballs from going into adjacent parking lots, properties...
Fencing protest marks two years
Matlock Today  - Oct 8, 2010
PROTESTERS are marking two years of campaigning against 'temporary' fencing on the town's controversial footbridge. Angry residents say metal fencing on the..
Disgraced Anglo Irish bank boss builds new fence around Cape Cod home
Irish Central  - Oct 8, 2010
Former Anglo Irish Bank boss, David Drumm, has spent thousands of dollars building a seven-foot fence around his Cape Cod home...


Fence Disputes

Man accused in shooting of neighbor in fence dispute  - Oct 8, 2010
AP VICKSBURG — There's an old saying that good fences make good neighbors. That may not always be the case. Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said a ...
Ask the Appeal: Who Owns the Fence in My Backyard?
The San Francisco Appeal  - Oct 8, 2010
We own a house in the Richmond district and our neighbor is insisting to replace the fence in our backyard. Am I legally responsible to pay for the new fence even though it's not my idea? If we don't pay for half of it, ...
Assault on fence brings summary fines
Citizens Voice  - Oct 8, 2010
More than $1,000 in fines actually brought Britain Gazda relief last week. A magistrate found Gazda guilty of harassment and criminal mischief, two summary offenses that stemmed from a peculiar property dispute on ...

Pool Safety

Mooroolbark pool-owner fined for open gate
Leader News  - Oct 11, 2010
A MOOROOLBARK man has been pinged $6500 for leaving his pool gate open, despite repeated warnings from Yarra Ranges Council. . ...

Fencing and Railroads

New fence may end annoying Bismarck train toots
Grand Forks Herald  - Oct 8, 2010
AP - BISMARCK, ND A new fence and security gate at the North Dakota National Guard's Fraine Barracks headquarters may end late-night train horns on the...

Schools and Fences

SHS fence proposal under scrutiny
Saugus Advertiser  - Oct 8, 2010
As part of a community service project, the Piney Woods School plans to repaint the fence Oct. 15 outside of campus....

Weird News

Hogs gone wild: Texas declares war - Oct 6, 2010
DALLAS - October is not be the best month to be a feral hog in the Texas. The state’s Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has declared October “Hog Out Month - Get the Hog Outta Texas!”....

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