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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe October 19, 2010  
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Industry News

Fortress Iron’s™ ProSeries Gate Hardware Combines Strength With Easy Installation
Press Release  - Oct 19, 2010
Richardson, TX – ProSeries Gate Hardware is the latest innovation in gate hardware design. The patent pending technology clamps completely around posts and uprights to create the strongest and most secure connection any hardware can offer....
Ameristar Announces New Ornamental Product Line
Press Release  - Oct 12, 2010
Tulsa Oklahoma- Ameristar Fence Products recently announced the launch of their new Magnum Series riveted ornamental steel fencing. “At Ameristar, we are firmly committed to offering our customer base, the widest variety of product choices in the industry...
Access control technology at ASIS 2010
SecurityInfoWatch  - Oct 13, 2010
I've had the chance the last two days to visit with a few access control companies here on the ASIS show floor, and while the following report is by no means a full overview on what is happening in the access control world, I think this sampling represents what's happening in the market...
For Natures Composites, It’S About Setting The Gold Standard For Green
Press Release - Oct 5, 2010
TORRINGTON, Wyo. — Spinning straw into gold is more than just a fairytale at Natures Composites. This Wyoming-based company is the first in the nation to invent, manufacture and distribute a revolutionary line of composite fencing and decking made from wheat straw and recycled plastics. ...

Decking Industry News

Press Release - Oct 5, 2010
Trex Company, the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing, fencing and trim products, recently announced that it will continue to expand and innovate the high-performance Trex Transcend® line with the addition of new deck boards in 2”x6” and 2”x4” profiles. These line enhancements are the direct result of feedback from the professional channel ...
BECK Fastener Group® Continues to Expand New InvisiDeck® Hidden Fastening Sy
Business Wire - Oct 14, 2010
Fasco America, the exclusive North American distributor for the BECK Fastener Group®, announced today the much-anticipated addition of B-CLP Clips, expanding the reach of their InvisiDeck® Hidden Fastening System into manual installations using non-grooved deck boards. ...
GAF Decking Systems Announces DuraLife(TM) Family Lineup
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)  - Oct 14, 2010
WAYNE, NJ - GAF Decking Systems recently announced the realignment of its decking and railing products under the unified brand of DuraLife(TM) decking systems. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Cuddles for free
Country News  - Oct 19, 2010
I'm a fencing contractor by trade, and I did a fencing job for some people once who breed fox terriers. I wanted to get a pet for my kids, so I took one of the dogs in payment for the fence. It turned out to be a great way to do it.....
Fence work turns into fishing trip
Portales News-Tribune  - Oct 14, 2010
The bossman bid on a fence building job along the right-of-way of a newly paved road in the northern New Mexico mountains. He didn’t tell the ranch hands about it until he actually got the contract in hand...

Local Government Issues

Province urged to protect fencing  - Oct 13, 2010
B.C. Cattlemen’s Association wants the province to better safeguard costly fencing when it fights forest fires. The recommendation comes out of a new policy being formulated by the Kamloops-based group....
Lake George neighbors take fence dispute to Town Board
Glens Falls Post-Star  - Oct 19, 2010
Two neighbors appeared before the Town Board to argue about a fence. Gary Koncikowski said his neighbor Dean Howard's fence crosses into an easement between ...
Residents and developer in row over guardrail
My Edmonds News - Oct 16, 2010
SALEM — A proposed guardrail on Thomas Circle has become more like a line in the sand between longtime residents of this small neighborhood off Highland Avenue and a developer who finished work on his fourth and final house....
Airport preps for Air Expo 2010
Parkersburg News  - Oct 13, 2010
WILLIAMSTOWN -With only two days to spare before Air Expo 2010, the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is running in high gear to have the facility ready for Sunday, an official said...

Pool Safety

Lax pool fencing laws are confusing
Adelaidenow  - Oct 15, 2010
Homeowners, fence contractors, pool suppliers and even an SA Government media adviser are unsure exactly what safety measures are required for the tens of thousands of backyard pools in South Australia to prevent drowning deaths and injuries...

Fences and Volunteers

Kirkwood residents building fences to help neighbor feel secure
KSDK  - Oct 15, 2010
-- It started out as a little e-mail asking for a few friends to help. But Kirkwood resident Patti Kleiss said Saturday morning 55 people showed up with wheelbarrels in tow to help build a fence around a neighbor's back yard...

Community Issues

Rocking Out: Expert masons tackle Shakertown's famous fences
Danville Advocate  - Oct 15, 2010
PLEASANT HILL — Shaker Village was the center of the stone wall universe on Saturday, with masons from around the country contending for prizes in the seventh annual National Walling Competition...
Community 'fence art' project continues Friday in Edmonds
My Edmonds News  - Oct 13, 2010
WILLIAMSTOWN -With only two days to spare before Air Expo 2010, the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is running in high gear to have the facility ready for Sunday, an official said...
Mistley: Footpath could help in long term fence fight
Harwich and Manningtree Standard  - Oct 14, 2010
A PUBLIC footpath on Mistley’s controversial quay has been welcomed by a campaign group...
DNRE offers reward for information regarding Wetmore Landing fence vandalism  - Oct 14, 2010
MARQUETTE COUNTY -- A $250 reward is being offered for information about vandalism to a new fence at Wetmore Landing, part of the Little Presque Isle Tract in Marquette County, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment announced today....


DIY - Consumers

Get to grips with fencing  - Oct 15, 2010
Plants are starting to die back in the garden, so it’s a good time to erect, replace or repair fences. To make changes to an existing fence, such as increasing its height, check with your local council first in case you need planning permission..

Schools and Fences

Fence flap continues in Saugus
The Daily Item of Lynn  - Oct 14, 2010
SAUGUS - After more than an hour of debate the consensus among School Committee and Town Meeting members was that the bids for a new fence at the high school are unacceptable...

Fences and Animals

Resigned to Living With Wolves, More Ranchers Are Giving Deterrence Projects a Try
New York Times  - Oct 14, 2010
SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. -- On a luminous fall afternoon, a couple of Carey Dobson's sheep graze in a pasture stretching across a high valley edged with ponderosa pines. A wire fence keeps them from wandering into the adjacent road. ..


Saudi Arabia establishes 119km of barriers along Yemeni border
Yemen News Agency  - Oct 15, 2010
RIYADH, Oct. 15 (Saba)- Saudi Arabia has established 119km of security barriers along Yemeni border to prevent smuggling and infiltration from Yemen...
Dhaka, Delhi erect fences on border
Economic Times  - Oct 15, 2010
The border fencing by India to prevent smuggling of humans, cattle, drugs and arms has been a prickly issue in bilateral relations...

Weird News

Woman stabbed during anger management class - Oct 18, 2010
A woman in Bellvue, Wash., is accused of stabbing another woman during an anger management class.....

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