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Industry News

Fortress Iron’s™ Estate Fence is the Ultimate in Privacy Fence
Press Release  - Sep 23, 2010
Richardson, TX – Combine the timeless beauty of ornamental iron and the natural texture and warmth of wood for the ultimate in privacy fence. Fortress Iron™ is proud to present Estate Privacy Fence...
New Do-It-Yourself Vinyl Fence Eliminates Digging Holes and Pouring Concrete
PR Web (press release)  - Sep 23, 2010
Forget about digging holes and pouring concrete with WamBam Fence's innovative new vinyl fence system. Designed for the do-it-yourself market, installing a WamBam ...
Tru-Test expands European market
New Zealand Herald  - Sep 20, 2010
Electric fence company Tru-Test Group has bought two UK firms, boosting its annual turnover to more than $100 million...
Fiber Optic Fence Performance Impresses
Photonics  - Sep 16, 2010
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 16, 2010 — In mid 2009, a fiber optic intrusion detection system was installed on McAllen-Miller International Airport's perimeter fence in McAllen, Texas. The system, known as Secure Fence, was developed by Future Fibre Technologies...

Decking Industry News

New Zealand Herald  - Sep 14, 2010
WINCHESTER, Va., September 14, 2010 – Trex Company, the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing, fencing and trim products, announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Syracuse...

Building Industry News

Home construction jumps 10.5 pct in August
Boston Globe  - Sep 21, 2010
WASHINGTON—Home construction increased last month and applications for building permits also grew. But the gains were driven mainly by apartment and condominium construction, not the much larger single-family homes sector..

Fence Contractors in the News

Kirshner Fences Go Up
KHSL - Sep 19, 2010
Arrow Fencing, Campbell Fencing, Willard Fencing, Moore Fencing and Bill's Quality Fencing have all stepped up to donate supplies and labor. These five fencing companies have put competition aside ...
Fencing employees find male body in drainage field
KVUE  - Sep 19, 2010
Employees working for a fencing company in the 2500 block of North Austin Ave. were clearing fenceline when the found the body. It was wrapped in debris in ...
Police: Contractor skipped out on building fences for homeowners
KENS 5 TV  - Sep 19, 2010
Investigators said Villanueva was hired to build a fence for the husband and wife. He reportedly gave them a $4,900 estimate for the job. The warrant said they gave him a $3,700 check as a material deposit on June 21. ..

Local Government Issues

Aurora to help residents build more fences
The Daily Herald  - Sep 15, 2010
A fencing and landscaping program designed to improve the appearance of Aurora's 2nd Ward has received city council approval....
Concern raised over fence contract for Lewiston Dog Park
Niagara Gazette  - Sep 18, 2010
LEWISTON — Public concern over the bidding process for a Town of Lewiston dog park was addressed earlier this week at a Town of Lewiston worksession ...
City approves wet pond fence
Washburn County Register  - Sep 15, 2010
SHELL LAKE – The Shell Lake City Council approved a fence around the industrial park wet pond Monday, Sept. 13, in city hall. The wet pond in the park was installed to dilute and direct storm water into the lake....

Fences and Volunteers

Home Depot Donates Materials For New Fence At JBGC
Jamestown Post Journal r  - Sep 17, 2010
The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown has received a donation of materials and installation labor from the local Home Depot ....

The Famous and Their Fences

Former President George W. Bush has no problem with neighbors' fence
Dallas Morning News (blog)  - Sep 16, 2010
Preston Hollow resident and former President of the United States George W. Bush filed a letter today with the Dallas Board of Adjustment to let them know he has no problem with the height of his neighbors' fence....

Fence Disputes

Council confirms fence is legal
Warwick Daily News  - Sep 19, 2010
COUNCIL has confirmed a new fence between two properties, which cuts off a road and denies access to at least two landholders’ properties, is legal...
Property dispute, fence burnt in Marshfield
Burlington Free Press  - Sep 16, 2010
A property line dispute in Marshfield led to a torn down, torched fence last weekend...
One-inch fence panel fight in court
Blackpool Gazette - Sep 16, 2010
TWO men got into a fight in front of their neighbours after arguing over a single fence panel. The incident between David Higginson...

Fencing and Airports

Aransas County Airport seeks $710000 for fence
Corpus Christi Caller Times - Sep 16, 2010
The funding, from a Texas Department of Transportation aviation grant, would pay for an 8-foot game-proof fence, with several additional feet of underground ....
Airport Fence Improvements  - Sep 20, 2010
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- More than $4 million is going to the Grand Junction Airport for safety improvements. Monday, Mesa County Commissioners approved the federal grant. The money will go to a new project to rebuild a fence around the airport....
Airport gets Coyote Blues
KATC  - Sep 16, 2010
night-time nuisance at the Acadiana Regional Airport has pilots howling for help. Officials now say they're willing to take all means necessary to keep problem pests off the runway....


Fences and Animals

Turtle Lovers Want Fences on N. Wildwood Blvd.
Cape May County Herald  - Sep 15, 2010
NORTH WILDWOOD — A group of local volunteers, scientists from a neighboring nonprofit facility and a state legislator have teamed up to try to save some turtles from crossing the road into this city...

Stolen Fences

Ex-Guardsman sentenced in US border fence theft
The Associated Press  - Sep 17, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. — A former Air National Guardsman has been sentenced to 15 months in a federal prison for stealing and selling scrap metal from the U.S. border fence project in Arizona...

Pool Safety

Push to fence in Cedar Falls portable pools stalls
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier  - Sep 19, 2010
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --- As the leaves start to turn, the minds of the Planning and Zoning Commission are moving on to ? swimming pools?...
Parliament passes new pool fencing laws
ABC Online  - Sep 16, 2010
All pool fences will have to be up to scratch within five years under legislation passed by Queensland Parliament...

Weird News

Fence is perfect spot for woman's shoe giveaway
Bloomington Pantagraph  - Sep 18, 2010
CORNELL -- The old woman who lived in a shoe never had a fence quite like the one in Cornell. More than 300 pairs of shoes -- Hush Puppies, Eastland, Naturalizer, Reebok, Wolverine -- are stuffed into a woven wire fence along ...

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