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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe February 1, 2011  
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Industry News

New composite backfills a post without water
Press Release  - Jan 31, 2011
Backfill technology that does not require water and has been used for several years to set power and telephone poles is now available for setting fence posts....
Little Beaver Features the MDL-5H at FenceTech Booth 639
Press Release  - Jan 31, 2011
LIVINGSTON, Texas — Little Beaver’s line of MDL Mechanical Earth Drills offers a safe and productive solution for one-man hole digging applications. Featuring a 360-RPM operating speed, ....
BD Loops Preformed Loops – Loopalator (Loop Calculator) Gets updated!
Press Release  - Jan 31, 2011
BD Loops manufacturer of preformed direct burial and saw-cut inductance loops has updated the popular Loopalator (Loop Calculator) Software to version 3.0.....
Press Release  - Jan 31, 2011
Starting February 1, the Z-POST will be available at Penryn Lumber of Orangevale. Contractors in the Sacramento area have been waiting for the new line since Z Post announced the production last month.,...
Fences4Less,Inc Patents First Convertible Aluminum Fence System
Press Release  - Jan 29, 2011
Gary Ash, President of Fences4Less Inc, has designed and launched the industries first aluminum fence profile that allows contractors and micro-fabricators to assemble a seemingly unlimited number of fence designs from only a handful of SKU’s,...
FAAC S700 hybrid swing gate operator installed at Windsor property  - Jan 31, 2011
FAAC’s S700 hybrid underground operator has been used to automate a set of trackless, bi-folding, wooden swing gates at a residential property in Windsor, UK.,...
New Zareba Website Provides Users with Expanded Information on Electric Fencing
PRNewswire  - Jan 27, 2011
Woodstream Corporation, a global manufacturer of animal control products including the FiShock and Zareba brand of electronic containment systems that provide safe, economical alternatives to barbed and woven wire fencing,...
New Smart Fence Bars The Way For Bad Guys
Inventorspot  - Jan 27, 2011
From the USC Viterbi School of Engineering comes a new security system called Smart Fence that uses multiple detection platforms in order to differentiate between help and harm....

Decking Industry News

TimberTech(R) Announces Partnership with OWL Distribution
Canada NewsWire - Jan 26, 2011
Today, TimberTech entered into a new multi-year agreement with OWL Distribution Inc., a leading distributor of building materials and provider of logistical services for more than 30 years. The agreement will enhance TimberTech's presence in the Canadian market. ....
Two Bison Products Win Architectural Record's "Best New Products"
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)  - Jan 29, 2011
The Bison Pop-Up Park™ won Architectural Record's Special Construction & Exterior Improvements category. The Bison Pop-Up Park creates a decking platform that extends a level and natural wood ....
Enduris sues Inteplast over cellular PVC decking
Plastic News  - Jan 27, 2011
A Florida company, Enduris Extrusions Inc., is suing Inteplast Group Ltd., accusing the giant plastic film and bag maker of misappropriating its trade secrets for capped, cellular PVC deck board to get into the decking market last year...

Fence Contractors in the News

Press Release - Jan 27, 2011
CEDAR LAKE, Ind. – FFC Fencing Co., serving areas of Indiana , Illinois and Michigan , announce they have won the 2010 Customer Satisfaction Award. This award was received at the Digger Specialties Inc....
First franchise for PY Fencing
Franchising - - Jan 27, 2011
Victorian business PY Fencing has just sold a franchise in Glen Iris and welcomed Geoff Samiotis as the company's first franchisee....

Local Government Issues

Suicide fence being installed on Olympia bridge
Seattle Post Intelligencer  - Jan 31, 2011
Work starts in March on a $518000 project to install a suicide fence on the Capitol Boulevard Bridge over I-5 in Olympia. The Olympian reports the....
Franklin Lakes officials seek homeowners' thoughts on proposed pool fencing law  - Jan 31, 2011
The governing body is seeking input from residents about an ordinance under consideration that would require all swimming pools, spas and hot tubs in the borough to be fenced in....
RTA installed fences to direct pedestrians to the safest crossing point at Blacktown blackspot
Blacktown Sun  - Jan 28, 2011
THE RTA has installed pedestrian fences at the corner of Third Avenue and Richmond Road, Blacktown,to direct pedestrians to the safest crossing point....

Community Issues

Covington Cemetery 1 gets new iron fence  - Jan 27, 2011
A decorative wrought iron fence is being installed at the cemetery, which is bounded by Kirkland, Florida, Columbia and the extension of ...
Residents concerned with ‘jail look’ of fencing in historic downtown
Wellington Advertiser  - Jan 26, 2011
“But the one thing residents of Elora are asking is about the ‘jail look’ to the downtown,” he said, specifically referring to the fences around the PetroCanada property and the Elora Mill Inn. ...
Skateboarding park to be fenced in Imperial Beach
San Diego Union Tribune - Jan 27, 2011
IMPERIAL BEACH — Less than three months after it opened, Imperial Beach officials are considering spending about $150000 in ...


Fencing and Railroads

UP building fence along tracks?
Manteca Bulletin  - Jan 28, 2011
The railroad has erected fences in other communities where a high number of walkers come in close proximity with its tracks...

Fencing and Airports

Of Airplanes, Fences, and National Security by James Fallows
The Atlantic (blog)  - Jan 27, 2011
It's a rare airport fence that can't be gotten around, if you know your way around. The high fences and intimidating signs make airports seem unapproachable by community people, but they tend to fall more into the realm of "security theater"...

Fences and Animals

Choosing Paddock Fencing  - Jan 26, 2011
I thought I’d talk about paddock fencing since fencing requirements for paddocks is slightly different than that for pasture fencing--and I am excited about the fencing we chose in our new barn....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Virtual Border Fence May be Dead, but Spending on Surveillance Continues
AllGov  - Jan 30, 2011
Despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on equipment that didn’t pan out, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is determined to use advanced technology...
Smugglers catapult pot over border fence
KVOA  - Jan 26, 2011
TUCSON - Smugglers using a catapult to launch marijuana across the border were observed on a remote video surveillance system, and National Guard troops coordinated with Mexican authorities to disrupt the far-flung operation....

Weird News

Library condiment vandal pleads guilty - Jan 31, 2011
An Idaho library has closed the book on a string of condiment attacks against its book-drop now that the ketchup-wielding criminal has been jailed, a Boise librarian said on Saturday....

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