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Industry News

LiftMaster Touts Personnel Changes, Hires, Promotions
Professional Door Dealer - Aug 24, 2011
Garage door opener and access control manufacturer LiftMaster recently made six notable personnel changes and hires. Joe Pereira and Paul Strickler will join as field product specialists for LiftMaster’s commercial door opener line of products. ..
SecureUSA Raises the Bar In Final Denial Vehicle Barrier Technology With New ASTM M50 Crash Rating
PR Newswire - Aug 29, 2011
SecureUSA announced today that their all electric, EPA friendly FutureWEDGE™ 3600s vehicle barrier has successfully passed the ASTM-M50 (15,000 lb vehicle @ 50 m.p.h.) crash rating ..
Name change helps Co Down fencing company scale the heights
Belfast Telegraph - Aug 30, 2011
The Silverbridge, Co Down, family business now called Hault originated in 1986 as Top Security Fencing (NI) Ltd. Last year it was rebranded as Hault, to provide a more distinctive identity...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Partners with New Distributor in the Pacific Northwest
PR Newswire - Aug 25, 2011
WINCHESTER, Va., Aug 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Trex Company, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, is expanding its foothold in the Pacific Northwest region ...
With Ipe Prices Rising, Contractors & Architects Turn to Cumaru Decking
PR Newswire - Aug 23, 2011
As with any commodity, a rise in worldwide demand and a constrained supply have led to wild upswings in the price of hardwoods like Ipe decking. ...
Composite decking and railing market continues to grow
Composite World - Aug 23, 2011
The total demand for decking and railing in the North American residential market was up slightly in 2010 compared to 2009, and it is expected to show a modest increase in 2011 to $3.4 billion, according to a new report titled Residential Decking and Railing, ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Harbor Fence celebrates 20 years in business
Petoskey News-Review  - Aug 27, 2011
Harbor Fence is celebrating 20 years in business. Harbor Fence is a local, family owned, full-service fence and gate contractor based just outside Petoskey...
Office manager accused of stealing $284,000
OCRegister  - Aug 29, 2011
An office manager for a fence company in La Habra is expected to be arraigned Monday on charges of stealing $284,000 from her employer over a period of more than five years....

AG Fencing

Roll up the barbed-wire fence, farmers
Herald Scotland  - Aug 25, 2011
Anyone who has ever wrestled an old barbed-wire fence out of the bushes can appreciate why the native Americans dubbed it the "devil's rope" when 19th-century ranchers first started using it to keep their cattle in -- and the nomads out....
Out to Pasture - Buried Fences
AGWeb  - Aug 24, 2011
As we contemplate the potential impact of this historic drought in the Southwest, it might be well to recall what earlier droughts were like. Our place is in Hall County, Texas, ...
Farmers fund barrier fence
The West Australian  - Aug 25, 2011
Esperance farmers will pay higher property rates for the next 20 years after agreeing to help fund an extension of the State barrier fence in their fight against wild dogs and emus ...

Local Government Issues

Fence fiasco hits mental health service
The West Australian - Aug 26, 2011
Acutely ill mental health patients have been denied access to 20 beds at Rockingham Hospital for at least 10 months because the Health Department built a security fence that was too low and the wrong colour....
£5000 fence bill rose to £350,000
Herald Scotland  - Aug 25, 2011
IT began as a fence to protect a tram stop in an underpass next to Murrayfield stadium from vandalism, with a modest price tag of £5000.....
Dallas fence fight far from over
kamloopsnews.ca - Aug 29, 2011
Council voted to have a private fence across City land in Dallas taken down, but one of its builders says plans are in the works to make ...
Ag Parts plans privacy fence in front of business?
Williamsport Sun-Gazette  - Aug 25, 2011
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Planning Commission members approved a conditional use permit during their Wednesday night meeting for Worthington Tractor Salvage Inc. (Worthington Ag Parts) to construct an 8-foot-tall ....

DIY - Consumers

Is this Britain's dullest competition? Entrants urged to send in snaps of their favourite FENCES
Daily Mail  - Aug 30, 2011
In the midst of difficult times for Britain, one website is doing its best to cheer up the nation - by launching a competition to find the country's best fence....

Community Issues

Fence is ‘too high’ for estate
Spalding Today  - Aug 29, 2011
THE owner of a garden fence which has been compared to the Berlin Wall in a street in Spalding has lost an appeal to keep it....
Parish council accused of 'bully boy tactics' after fence is built to block pensioners' garden gate in planning row
Daily Mail  - Aug 24, 2011
For nearly 20 years, a couple have been able to walk straight out of their garden and on to a field and play area.....
Boot fence a memorial to friends
Brookneal Union Star  - Aug 25, 2011
NARUNA - Drivers on Old Stagecoach Road in Naruna can't help but notice the line of cowboy boots that decorate the fence along the way.....
San Marcos to remove pole fencing?
SignOnSanDiego.com  - Aug 29, 2011
SAN MARCOS — A community meeting will be held this week to discuss the city’s plan to remove low, wooden fencing to improve road safety...
Permanent fence for pipeline contamination
ABC Online  - Aug 30, 2011
The Hunter Water Corporation has opted to pay for a permanent fence, as opposed to an electric one around a pipeline that has caused lead contamination problems in cattle....
McKinley residents await fence near construction?
Metrowny.com  - Aug 25, 2011
Neighbors hope their requests will be answered soon for a fence to block construction dirt at the Tops Friendly Markets store on McKinley Parkway...

Pool Safety

Pool owners face fees for fences and inspections
Sydney Morning Herald  - Aug 27, 2011
MORE than 300,000 households with swimming pools in NSW face fees for random inspections and pool fencing, as the state government comes under pressure..

Schools and Fences

Amherst College fence comes down in the end?
GazetteNET  - Aug 25, 2011
AMHERST - Exactly one year after the Historical Commission imposed a demolition delay preventing Amherst College from taking down a 310-foot fence...
High stakes as school wins fence?
Scotsman  - Aug 26, 2011
A PRIMARY school plagued by vandalism has finally won its battle for a new security fence after years of campaigning...
New fence at school to stop students’ short cuts
Bexhill Observer  - Aug 25, 2011
An ESCC spokesman said: “We're not replacing all the perimeter fencing. The majority of the work on-going is to install a completely new fence along the...
‘School repaired fence only after accident’
Inquirer.net  - Aug 24, 2011
The metal fence at the third floor of the Lyceum school building where 7-year-old Clifford Montana fell off had not been repaired for over a year, parents and students told Cebu Daily News yesterday..

General_Wire

Fencing and Airports

Prairie dog fence planned for Parowan airport
News & Sentinel  - Aug 27, 2011
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Parowan Airport Manager Dave Norwood first noticed Utah prairie dogs scurrying around the airport about 25 years ago, but it's only recently ...

International Borders

Bulgaria to Rebuild Cold War Turkey Border Fence 2012
Novinite.com  - Aug 26, 2011
Bulgaria will start building its border fence with Turkey no earlier than the beginning of 2012, it was made clear Wednesday.....
NIS 600M bid for Egypt border fence
Ynetnews  - Aug 23, 2011
Defense Ministry tender part of construction of 230 km security fence; 45 km already completed, 50 km under construction...

Weird News

Extend alcohol sale hours to prevent minors drinking?
Canoe.ca - Aug 29, 2011
How do you curb underage drinking? Keep your liquor stores and bars open longer, according to a city in Florida. ....

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