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Industry News

Industry Veteran Andre‚ “Roby ” Grenier Joins LMT Mercer Group, Inc.
Press Release - Feb 19, 2011
LMT Mercer Group, Inc has named industry veteran Andre‚ ”Roby” Grenier as Customer Service Manager, with responsibility for overseeing all functions of customer services at LMT...
Future Fibre Technologies Awarded Airbase Perimeter Intrusion Detection Projec
BusinessWire  - Feb 17, 2011
Future Fibre Technologies (FFT), the world leader in fibre optic intrusion detection, in conjunction with one of its key System Integrators has been awarded the perimeter protection of a sensitive military airbase in Asia-Pacific....

Decking Industry News

Decking market good to nGrain
Plastics News  - Feb 15, 2011
Marrying the look of wood with low maintenance has been the goal of Americhem Inc.’s nGrain simulated wood-grain effects for 15 years...
Demand is driving innovation
Plastics News  - Feb 15, 2011
Companies that make composite and cellular PVC decking remain the one bright spot in the building and construction market. Many of them have grown at a high-double-digit pace during the past three years in spite of the housing downturn —- or perhaps helped by it to some degree, as homeowners turned to remodeling projects. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence & Swimming Pool Contractors in the US - Industry Risk Rating Report - new market report published
Live-PR.com (press release)  - Feb 17, 2011
Fence & Swimming Pool Contractors in the US - Industry Risk Rating Report - This is the replacement for the November 2010 edition of Fence & Swimming Pool Contractors in the US Industry Risk Ratings Report....
SA timber to rebuild fences
The Gympie Times  - Feb 18, 2011
"Many of the farmers have been busy rebuilding their external fences and this material will help with their internal farm fencing. "This has been a big team effort between Peter (Roberts) and his connections and us and Rotary here

Local Government Issues

Santa Rosa offers $10000 to turn graffiti-marred fences into murals
Santa Rosa Press Democrat  - Feb 17, 2011
Two fences chronically marred by graffiti in Santa Rosa's South Park neighborhood will become a canvas for artists. Santa Rosa's police department graffiti abatement program and redevelopment agency are asking artists to submit their...
District to fence off CNR wharf to divers
Kelowna Capital News  - Feb 17, 2011
While repairs will be made to the aging CNR wharf, West Kelowna council has decided moving the Gellatly diving platform to another location would not make the popular swimming area any safer....
Suicide-prevention fence finished on Aurora Bridge
Seattle Post Intelligencer e  - Feb 17, 2011
Crews have finished installing two rows of 8-foot, 9-inch tall fencing along the Aurora Avenue Bridge in Seattle, the state Department of Transportation said Tuesday....
Farmers balk at paying towards trail fences
Canada.com  - Feb 21, 2011
Farmers are balking at the idea of paying towards the cost of fencing their land to keep trail and park users at bay. ...

Community Issues

Flagstaff Trailheads: Split-rail fence a Flagstaff icon
Arizona Daily Sun  - Feb 22, 2011
Just before the resignation of Richard Nixon, I made my first of many vacation trips into the western part of our country. I left St Louis on a Friday night after work and drove Interstate 40 toward Texas....
Ivanpah solar facility begins construction of fences, roads
Desert Dispatch  - Feb 18, 2011
VANPAH • Construction on fencing, roads, and an on-site mirror fabrication center is continuing at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System project four months after construction began...
Despite potential cost, some say Ski Bowl fence must go
Glens Falls Post-Star  - Feb 21, 2011
JOHNSBURG -- It appears a chain-link fence at the Johnsburg Ski Bowl park that some residents and officials describe as an eyesore could come down, even though it was funded with federal dollars...
Fence making progress
Daily Iberian  - Feb 17, 2011
The fencing project in front of the Shadows-on-the-Teche is under way and is expected to offer the New Iberia landmark the look it once had 150 years ago....
Spy-proof fences to stop Cup secrets slipping out
Kelowna Capital News  - Feb 17, 2011
Spy-proof fences are to be erected at Taranaki's two Rugby World Cup 2011 practice venues in September to prevent team training secrets getting out before the big games...
Broken fence, broken lives
Independent Online  - Feb 19, 2011
The fencing protecting the communities has been removed… on a regular basis. The community has not pro-actively done anything about this, nor has the authority repaired or maintained this fencing over a number of years. “The parents or guardians...

Fences and Volunteers

Volunteers Wildlife Fence
AboutMyArea  - Feb 17, 2011
The fencing project in front of the Shadows-on-the-Teche is under way and is expected to offer the New Iberia landmark the look it once had 150 years ago....
Bannock County Deer Fence Project Receives Donaiton
KPVI-TV  - Feb 17, 2011
Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance has pledged more than $5000 to help with the construction of a deer fence going up in the Pocatello area. The Idaho company made the donation to the Idaho Fish and Game, and has pledged to match other individual donations...

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Pool Safety

Pooled rules to save lives
Cumberland Courier Newspapers  - Feb 22, 2011
TWITH four young children running around, the thought of building a swimming pool without a secure fence never crossed Steve Hill’s mind...
National pool fencing laws to cut drownings
ABC Local  - Feb 21, 2011
The Royal Life Saving Society of Australia says a national approach to home pool fencing will reduce the number of child drownings.....
Franklin Lakes residents oppose proposed pool-fencing law
Glens Falls Post-Star  - Feb 16, 2011
FRANKLIN LAKES - A proposed ordinance requiring all swimming pools in the borough to be fenced is being opposed by some homeowners who say the law would impose an undue hardship....

Fencing and Railroads

Long-Delayed Repairs on UWS Subway Fence To Start This Week
DNAinfo  - Feb 15, 2011
A year and a half after a taxi tore a hole in the West 72nd Street subway station fence, repairs are set to begin. Work is set to begin this week on repairing the long-broken fence at the West 72nd Street subway station..

Fencing and Airports

Fence that has grounded 400 flights to Highland airport
Scotsman  - Feb 18, 2011
THOUSANDS of visitors are being turned away each year and much-needed business lost because of a long-standing, bitter dispute over a small "symbolic protest fence" at a Highland airport, it has been claimed....

Fences and Neighbors

North Charleston neighbors feuding over fence
Live 5 News  - Feb 17, 2011
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston man is threatening to go to court to stop his neighbor from putting up a fence...
Burnley security fence plan rejected
Live 5 News  - Feb 17, 2011
A LONG-running attempt to keep out ‘problem’ neighbours on a Burnley estate has been thwarted....

USA Mexico Border Fence

History Repeats? New Book 'The Fence' Outlines Story of DHS' Virtual Border Wall Fiasco
National Defense Magazine (blog)  - Feb 17, 2011
The third time may not be a charm when it comes to the Department of Homeland Security’s latest effort to use technology to keep illegal migrants and illicit drugs from crossing the Southwest border....
Less Than Half of Southwest Border Secure, Government Report Say
Fox News  - Feb 17, 2011
Just one month after Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the cancellation of a troubled virtual fence project along the southwest border, a new government report says that less than half ...

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International

Bulgaria Scraps Turkey Border Fence Plans
Novinite.com  - Feb 21, 2011
Bulgaria has given up on controversial plans to restore the fence along the Bulgarian-Turkish border, which existed in the Cold War period, as a measure against the spread of food-and-mouth disease (FMD)....

Weird News

Drunk drivers allegedly steal Zamboni
Canoe.ca - Feb 17, 2011
CALGARY — Their car stuck in the slush, two apparently drunk men allegedly committed the most Canadian of crimes — they tried to steal a Zamboni...

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