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Industry News

Linear Announces Consolidation With Security Leader Aigis Mechtronics, Inc.
Press Release - Oct 12, 2010
Linear LLC, a market innovator in Access Control and Security systems, announces the planned consolidation of Winston-Salem, NC-based Aigis Mechtronics, Inc...
Xpanse™ Vinyl Fencing Helps Contractors and Homeowners Define Distinctive Outdoor Spaces
PR Web - Oct 21, 2010
Barrette Outdoor Living combines style and long lasting durability with its Xpanse™ Vinyl Fencing line of products, specially designed for easy installation and low maintenance in even the harshest weather conditions...
JETprotect Corporation releases Virtual Fence Radar
SecurityInfoWatch - Oct 25, 2010
Solar Farms are vulnerable to theft and vandalism. Most Solar Farm Projects are located in remote areas, where land is affordable and sparse population provides easier acceptance, permitting and operation. ...
Protecting the perimeter
SecurityInfoWatch - Oct 21, 2010
McAllen-Miller International Airport has to deal with perimeter security issues just like any other airport. However, the facility's close proximity to the U.S./Mexico border adds a whole new level of complexity and necessity...

Decking Industry News

WOLF Signs Exclusive Supplier Agreement for CEVN Cellular PVC Deckboard
AZoBuild - - Oct 21, 2010
WOLF has reached an agreement to become the exclusive supplier of CEVN™, the market's first dual-sided, dual-colored cellular PVC deckboard. CEVN is owned by New Jersey's CEVN Corp. and produced under license by Inteplast Group, Ltd...
AZEK Building Products is Exclusive Decking Sponsor of HGTV Dream Home 2011
Building Online - Oct 19, 2010
SCRANTON, PA -- AZEK Building Products, manufacturer of premium, low-maintenance products for home exteriors, has been selected as the exclusive decking sponsor of the 15th annual HGTV Dream Home 2011 located in Spruce Peak in Stowe, Vermont...

Building Industry News

Housing starts jump to 5-month high
CNN.com - Oct 21, 2010
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- New home construction surged to a five-month high in September, but permits for future building fell to their lowest level in more than a year, the government said Tuesday...

Fence Contractors in the News

Jacksons Fencing takes Gate Safe Campaign petition to Downing Street
Info4Security  - Oct 26, 2010
Jacksons Fencing is continuing to champion the national campaign aimed at tackling the serious issue of automated gate safety, as Brian Sims reports...
Franklin Fence in Vergas to build addition
Frazee Vergas Forum  - Oct 20, 2010
Vergas business Franklin Fence will be building an addition to include another office and more display area. The addition will be 12 feet wide by 26 feet long...

Local Government Issues

Developer not required to build guardrail in Salem neighborhood
The Boston Globe  - Oct 26, 2010
Salem's Planning Board ruled that a developer could change his plans for a neighborhood near Highland Avenue last week, saying he does not have to build a guardrail, Salem's City Planner said....
City OKs Fences For Sanders Beach
The Spokesman Review (blog)  - Oct 20, 2010
The two sides agreed to an amendment in the shoreline ordinance between 12th and 15th streets on East Lakeshore Drive that will allowhomeowners to build fences down to the summer lake line between public and private properties ...
New Tappan Zee Fencing Aims to Prevent Suicide Attempts
Patch - Oct 22, 2010
While there is much debate regarding the proposals for a new bridge linking Westchester and Rockland counties over the Hudson River, the current Tappan Zee Bridge is still undergoing improvements....
Gates, fencing OK’d for Kenwood Park in north Fayette
The Citizen.com  - Oct 20, 2010
Facing security concerns from homeowners adjacent to Kenwood Park and also the Fayette County Recreation Commission, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners voted last week to install fencing in certain areas of the park including an electronic gate at the entrance and exit...

Community Issues

Newark church adds protection against joy-riding car thieves
NJ.com (blog)  - Oct 24, 2010
The church put a wrought iron fence to keep stolen cars out of its parking lot. It didn't work. Speeding car thieves kept crashing into the fence when ...
Fence should curb partying at West Bridgewater fleet yard
Enterprise News  - Oct 22, 2010
Hoping to cool down a hot party spot, the town’s selectmen have ordered the construction of a security fence around the town’s Highway Department fleet yard behind Town Hall ...
Burglary victim slams council housing services after they refuse to install fence
Frazee Vergas Forum  - Oct 20, 2010
A TERMINAL cancer patient has been forced to fork out Ł675 on CCTV cameras after being burgled seven times. Ian Carr said he no longer feels safe in his home – especially as he was refused a security fence by council housing services...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Feds halting 'virtual' border fence work, after $1 billion spent
Houston Chronicle  - Oct 22, 2010
WASHINGTON — 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...
$850 million later, high-tech border fence a failure
Atlanta Journal Constitution  - Oct 25, 2010
The Obama administration has decided to abandon construction of a high-tech “virtual fence” along the Mexico-U.S. border, proclaiming it an expensive failure. Just as most people expected it to be ...

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Community Fence Projects

PROTECTIVE FENCING - Red Bulls donate $25K to Harrison
Enterprise News  - Oct 22, 2010
HARRISON, N.J. – In a joint statement Friday, Harrison Mayor Raymond J. McDonough and Red Bull New York managing director Erik Stover announced a $25,000 donation to the Town of Harrison in support of the Town's efforts to construct more than 2,000 feet of protective fencing ..

Pool Safety

City OK's pool fence rule: Pool owners criticize measure at hearing
Stillwater Gazette  - Oct 20, 2010
After a lengthy discussion, the Stillwater City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to require safety fences around private swimming pools in the city...

DIY - Consumers

Good fences make good neighbours
North Shore News  - Oct 24, 2010
Time to repair or replace your side of the fence? Follow this advice from the experts at Windsor Plywood, and you'll be "staking your territory" on the way to a beautiful completed project....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Kenya Fencing Project Stops Lion Attacks on Livestock
NatGeo News Watch (blog)  - Oct 24, 2010
The Maasai provide the labour to install these fences and we provide the transport from Nairobi. It is a great collaboration! The Mara North Conservancy had ...
Electrified fence keeps bears away from Lister landfill
Creston Valley Advance  - Oct 21, 2010
Fencing problem areas like landfills is one step in maintaining a healthy, sustainable grizzly population he said. “So far the new fence seems to be working ...
Indiana crews complete Asian carp fencing barrier
BusinessWeek  - Oct 21, 2010
Indiana crews have finished installing a nearly 1200-foot-long fence designed to prevent Asian carp from slipping into the Great Lakes through an Indiana ...
Project to curb grizzly deaths on train tracks
Banff Crag Canyon  - Oct 21, 2010
A five-year action plan to reduce grizzly bear deaths on train tracks in the park is kicking off with $1 million in funding provided by Canadian Pacific Railway ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Vandals wreck newly erected fence
thisiseastgrinstead.co.uk - Oct 20, 2010
West Sussex County Council cleared rat-infested shrubs and erected the fence as part of improvement works in the area. John O'Brien, county councillor for ...

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Weird News

Zombies take to the streets for annual march
Canoe.ca - Oct 24, 2010
TORONTO - Zombie Rob Ford wants to "stop the gravy brain" for undead voters. Kurtis Mandrozos, wearing a spiky blond wig, a bloodied suit and carrying a "Ford Needs Brraaaains"...

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