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Industry News

Procter Fencing Systems launches the Prosure 358 high-security mesh panel fencing system with improved aesthetics
Security Park  - Oct 1, 2010
Procter Fencing Systems has launched the Prosure 358 high-security mesh panel fencing system. Consisting of 358 mesh panels, profiled steel posts and a special panel fixing design...
Security fence maker's CEO out  - Oct 1, 2010
Smith & Wesson, which acquired USR in June of last year, has named Barry Willingham president of its Perimeter Security Division, which houses USR. Willingham had been COO of the unit...
Plasteurope  - Oct 5, 2010
Demand for fencing in the US is forecast to grow at 2.9% annually up to 2014 when it will reach 850m linear feet, with the market worth USD 8.3 bn (EUR 6.1 bn), according to a recent study – “Fencing” – by US market researcher Freedonia ...
Eco-friendly fencing options limited
Burlington County Times  - Oct 5, 2010
People who are interested in choosing fencing that uses sustainable materials have options, but most of them will cost more than traditional vinyl or wood fencing...
CertainTeed Launches “Your Take” Video Contest, Invites Building Professionals to Shoot their Success
Press Release - Oct 4, 2010
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Corporation is calling on building professionals to grab their video cameras, shoot their success and post video on YouTube™ as part of a new contest. The “CertainTeed: Your Take” contest is recognizing outstanding exterior home design ...

Decking Industry News

Inteplast gets into cellular PVC decking
Plastics News  - Sep 29, 2010
The decking industry has a new player: Inteplast Group Ltd., the plastic film and bag giant. Inteplast rolled out its cellular PVC decking at the Remodeling Show and Deck Expo, held Sept. 15-17 in Baltimore. The company is extruding the decking at its massive plant in Lolita, Texas, said Jackson Chen, general manager for building products...
Illinois’ Technology Basis for Unique and Versatile Corn-Based Structural Composite
Business Wire(press release)  - Sep 30, 2010
Corn Board Manufacturing Inc. (CBMI), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) have entered into a license agreement under which CBMI will utilize a corn-based structural composite technology initially ...
Trading Markets (press release)  - Oct 1, 2010
Wood Composite Technologies Inc. (TSX-V: WCT | PowerRating) (the "Company") announced that its Board of Directors has authorized management to begin identifying and evaluating a range of strategic alternatives...

Fence Contractors in the News

My view: Small business successes in today's economy
Gloucester Daily Times - Sep 30, 2010
After 20 years of seeing her husband, Joe, install fences as a subcontractor for a fencing company, earning merely an unskilled laborer's wage daily, Trudy Hughes, of Joe's Fence Company ...

Homeland Security

Hawaii Company to Build Massive Security Fence at Bangor
Kitsap Sun  - Oct 5, 2010
A Hawaii company will build a $51.9 million waterfront security enclave at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor....
Cutting edge perimeter security system protects Beirut seaport
AME Info  - Sep 29, 2010
To combat the inherent problems of people smuggling; shipping container theft and tax evasion, the Beirut Seaport Committee needed a perimeter security system capable of withstanding the harsh coastal conditions ...

Local Government Issues

Government On Airport, Fencing & Finance
Bernews  - Oct 5, 2010
The fence encloses an area that is over 600 acres in size, nearly one tenth the size of Bermuda's total land mass, and replacing it completely is a...
Paw Paw forbids chain-link fences downtown
Kalamazoo Gazette -  - Oct 5, 2010
The Paw Paw Village Council amended its fence ordinance this week to disallow chain-link fences in the downtown business district...

Community Issues

Grog-proof fence proves a peace-keeper
The Australian  - Sep 29, 2010
CATHY Long found it impossible to deter drinkers who arrived at her home on the outskirts of Halls Creek in cars laden with grog. "They won't listen," she said. ..

Schools and Fences

World Series Park fence dispute mediated
Saugus Advertiser - - Sep 29, 2010
Saugus — An ongoing quarrel over the permanent outfield fence erected at World Series Park has reached a resolution...
Bids opened for high school fence
Saugus Advertiser - Sep 29, 2010
Saugus — There is progress on the effort to replace the rundown fence that separates Saugus High School from Route 1....


Fences and Volunteers

Historic burial ground in Gaines Township 'restored with dignity and respect' - Oct 4, 2010
The fence installation was donated by Michigan Fence Company of Mundy Township and the materials were donated by Elite Fence Products in Macomb County...
Community volunteers work to complete security fence for Upland shelter for ...
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Sep 29, 2010
UPLAND -- Community members teamed up recently to build a needed backyard structure for the Pacific Lifeline shelter in Upland. ...

Stolen Fences

Electric fence thief hunt
Dumfries and Galloway Standard  - Oct 1, 2010
POLICE are on the hunt for farm thieves after a string of cases involving stolen equipment...
Elmwood resident's fencing stolen from yard
Winnipeg Sun  - Oct 1, 2010
Fencing fences is apparently on the rise as a crime in southern Manitoba. Elmwood resident Dave Litwin said he returned from work Sept. 20 to find more than 15 metres of chain-link fencing gone from his yard....

Fences and Animals

Fencing, gates to help hunters trim Wind Cave herd
Rapid City Journal  - Oct 5, 2010
A fencing project at Wind Cave National Park is aimed at helping hunters reduce the park elk herd without allowing hunting in the park itself.....
'Deer-Proof' Gardening  - Oct 5, 2010
FInstall Deer Fencing -- Deer fencing installed around the perimeter of your property is the most effective way to keep deer out of your garden. Although it can be expensive, especially if you have a large area to ...



India completes 6 km fencing on border
The New Nation  - Sep 29, 2010
Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said that six kms of fencing and 10 kms of road works were completed in the last month under phase-II of the ...

Weird News

School sells ads on notes home to parents - Oct 2, 2010
Schools in Peabody, Mass., needed some extra money, so they've started selling advertising space in letters that are sent home to parents....

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