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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe January 11, 2011  
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Industry News

Fence Armor™ Protects Wood Landscape Structures from Power Trimmers
Press Release  - Jan 10, 2011
BURLINGTON, Ontario, Canada – Gas- and electric-powered yard-edge trimmers spin hard nylon or steel cord at speeds between 7,500 and 11,000 RPM ...
Polymera Announces Onshoring Plans to Produce Wood Polymer Composites, Custom Profiles
Press Release  - Jan 10, 2011
HEBRON, Ohio, January 6, 2011 Polymera, Inc., producer of wood polymer composite materials and custom profiles, announced its onshoring plans today by acquiring a state-of-the-art manufacturing system ...
LifeTime Lumber Presents Privacy Fences and Pergolas at IBS
BusinessWire (press release)  - Jan 6, 2011
LifeTime Lumber® (, a low-maintenance, eco-friendly and fire-resistant deck, dock and fence material, is pleased to announce it will demonstrate its new privacy fence and pergola products at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) 2011, January 12-15 in Orlando. ...
Animal Control Officer Receives Unique Reward for Freeing ‘Rebel’
Send2Press Newswire (press release)  - Jan 10, 2011
Pet Peek™ “The Window for Your Fence™” ( can help to eliminate jumping over fences, digging under fences and chewing holes in fences, explained Pet Peek Designer and Best Friends Care LLC President Carolin Best...

Decking Industry News

StairLighting System® LLC Enhances Stair & Deck Lighting Kit Aesthetics with Introduction of New Three-Beam LED Fixture
American Banking News (press release)  - Jan 11, 2011
StairLighting System® LLC, the leading provider of safe and reliable lighting solutions for the home, office and outdoors, has enhanced the aesthetics and usability of its stair and deck lighting kits ...
Trex Introduces Deck Design Software
Trading Markets (press release)  - Jan 6, 2011
DeckWorks is an opportunity for Trex to expand its leadership position within the decking industry, while also creating awareness of and preference for ...
Enduris® Announces Encore™, a New Code-Approved Vinyl-Coated Composite Railing Systeme
WebWire (press release)  - Jan 10, 2011
Enduris®, a leading manufacturer of cellular PVC decking, railing, and vinyl fencing, has just announced the introduction of a new Code-Approved PVC Coated Composite Railing System...
Deceuninck endures downturn, prepares new PVC decking
Plastics News  - Jan 4, 2011
Deceuninck had been extruding Alcoa's Oasis brand of wood-plastic composite deck board, and the company had invested in additional extrusion lines...
Trex Throws Contractors a Curve:  - Jan 6, 2011
Trex Co. has entered into a licensing agreement with CurveIt LLC, Castle Rock, Co., to market a device for heating and bending composite decking, railing and trim on the jobsite. ...
The SMART-BIT® Pre-Drilling and Countersinking Tool from Starborn Industries Receives International (press release) -  - Jan 8, 2011
As a result, it has become “the preferred tool” for deck builders, carpenters and woodworkers looking to remove the guesswork from pre-drilling and countersinking in one step and with one tool...

Fence Contractors in the News

Three arrested for larceny at Michigan Fence
Shelby Township Source Newspapers  - Jan 10, 2011
The Detroit residents were taken into custody after officers were dispatched to Michigan Fence, 41124 Mound Road. Upon arrival, the officers could hear sounds of metal pipes clanging together and observed the suspects loading what appeared to be metal fence posts ...
Chapman, Glenn help install Arlington fence
Online Athens  - Jan 8, 2011
Chris Chapman and Sid Glenn of Jefferson's Chapman Fence Co. were one of 20 professional fence installers from the American Fence Association who installed donated ornamental fencing at the Arlington National Cemetery Visitors' Center in November...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

(Neb.)-Deer Fence To Be Constructed Along I-80
KCSR  - Jan 6, 2011
Johnson says the fences will allow for deer to move through their habitat without having to cross the roadway. Johnson said the bridges have been modified...

Local Government Issues

Snow clogs N.E. streets, but residents told snow fences 'too expensive'
Calgary Herald  - Jan 11, 2011
Hundreds of motorists stranded for days along the Trans-Canada Highway east of Calgary were on the move again late Monday, as residents of several northeast city neighbourhoods continued to dig out cars buried in snowdrifts on impassable roads...
Cayuga Heights adjusts fence plan
Ithaca Journal  - Jan 10, 2011
Cayuga Heights village trustees tweaked the proposed local law on fences Monday, but will continue to review the measure before scheduling a public hearing on it...
Sebring bans chain-link fence in front yards  - Jan 6, 2011
Chain-link fences will not be permitted in front yards of Sebring homes and new fence, and wall height rules will go into effect if an amended fence ...
Council backflips on foreshore fence
Bayside Bulletin  - Jan 6, 2011
REDLAND City Council has gone full circle over the fate of a 150m steel pole fence on the foreshore at Point Halloran. ...
Forum evaluates suicide barrier options
Lompoc Record  - Jan 5, 2011
“I was so excited when I heard Caltrans was going to build a barrier on the bridge, because for so many people in that state of panic a few extra seconds to think about what they’re going to do can sometimes prevent them from jumping,” she said....

Community Issues

Gateway to security?
Chicago Sun-Times  - Jan 5, 2011
a small but increasing number of subdivisions have been built as “gated developments,” with only residents and guests allowed past a guardhouse or a metal gate....
New project creates fences for 3,600 Speke and Garston homes
Liverpool Echo  - Jan 5, 2011
THOUSANDS of Liverpool homes will receive new fencing thanks to a community project. About 3,600 households in Speke and Garston will benefit from the scheme, set up by South Liverpool Housing....
Boundary fences near A-LP project vandalized
The Durango Herald  - Jan 5, 2011
The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking information about the vandalism of boundary fences at the Animas-La Plata Project, which includes Lake Nighthorse southwest of downtown Durango...
Ski Foundation Gets Grant for Safety Net
KULR-TV  - Jan 9, 2011
Silver Run Ski Foundation received $3000 to build safety fencing from the Kelly Brush Foundation. The B-Netting was in place for a Junior Olympic qualifying ...
Toddler-proof fence vandalised
Cumberland Courier Newspapers  - Jan 6, 2011
Robyn Apps has noticed vandals have destroyed a fence along a walkway at Warriewood wetlands, which means small kids could fall through and into the water...
Residents want new fence where girl killed by train
Baltimore News Net  - Jan 6, 2011
Middle River hasn't forgotten Anna Marie Stickel. Last week, about 200 local residents — mostly family and friends and neighbors of the 14-year-old girl who was killed when she was struck by an Amtrak train while walking to school ...


Fencing and Airports

An unfinished fence five years in the making: Shelby airport project has cost $200K
Shelby Star  - Jan 7, 2011
What costs nearly a quarter of a million dollars and has been under construction for five years and counting? The fence around the Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence video goes viral
KVOA Tucson News  - Jan 7, 2011
TUCSON - The video is just 18 seconds long, but its implications, so much more. Shot along the Arizona border in November by a young filmmaker, two women who are average in size and weight climbed to the top of the international border fence in less than 18 seconds ...

The Famous and Their Fences

Lindsay Lohan fencing off Samantha Ronson  - Jan 6, 2011
Lindsay Lohan is reportedly building a fence at her new house so her ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson can't spy on her. The actress is moving into a...
DC panel reverses itself, backs fence at Gray's home
Washington Post  - Jan 6, 2011
After months of controversy - and thousands of dollars in legal fees - the same obscure D.C government panel whose decision pushed Vincent C. Gray to tear down a section of his fence...

Schools and Fences

Fears fence would turn Maghull's Maricourt High School into “a prison”
Maghull & Aintree Star  - Jan 6, 2011
Maghull's Maricourt High School wanted to attach a six and half foot fence to its perimeter wall. But planning chiefs rejected the idea after a petition was ...
Crash prompts call for better fencing
The Manly Daily  - Jan 5, 2011
THE State Government is being urged to upgrade the boundary fence at Pittwater High, just a day after a truck crashed through the fence at Brookvale Public School...


DIY - Consumers

Make wooden posts and fences last longer
Richmond Times Dispatch -  - Jan 7, 2011
There comes a time when every gardener needs to set wood in or on the ground. Perhaps it's a solitary post stapled loosely with chicken wire to which a clematis or trumpet honeysuckle vine can cling....


Greece Plans to Build Controversial Border Wall
Voice of America  - Jan 3, 2011
The Greek government says it plans to build a fence along part of its border with Turkey to try to stop illegal immigrants from crossing into the country...
Govt To Build Security Fence
Uganda Media Centre  - Jan 10, 2011
Ankole Sub-Region, that government will ensure their safety and that of their animals by building a security fence in Queen Elizabeth National Park. ...
Punjab border fence hurting farmers' livelihoods
ABC Online  - Jan 5, 2011
Farmers in the Punjab region of northern India and Pakistan say a security fence built inside the line of control is damaging their ability to raise crops...


Weird News

Jailed man misses own wedding - Jan 10, 2011
SARNIA, Ont. — A man who missed his wedding because he was in jail on a curfew violation has been sentenced to 60 days in jail...

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