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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe January 18, 2011  
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Industry News

Linear Adds Whole-House Intercom/Sound System to 2011 Builder Concept House
Press Release  - Jan 11, 2011
Linear LLC, is a prime contributor to the KB Home Greenhouse™: An Idea Home Created with Martha Stewart, a single story, 2,667-square-foot home in Windermere, Florida. The home -- designed to demonstrate new directions in technology, comfort, affordability and earth-friendly living ...
California Fence Company Supports American-Made Products
PR Web (press release)  - Jan 12, 2011
Melvin Kay, owner of Golden State Fence Company based in Riverside, California, is committed to American products and workers, and he puts his money where his mouth is. Golden State Fence Company just finished an expansion that allows them to weave chain link products in the United States...
LifeTime Lumber To Unveil Privacy Fences and Pergolas at IBS
Building Online  - Jan 10, 2011
ORLANDO, FL -- LifeTime Lumber®, a low-maintenance, eco-friendly and fire-resistant deck, dock and fence material, will demonstrate its new privacy fence and pergola products at the International Builders' Show (IBS) 2011, January 12-15 in Orlando...
MISUMI Launches New Line of Aluminum Extrusion Sliding Doors, Expands Lines of Safety Fences and Panel Doors
BusinessWire (press release)  - Jan 18, 2011
HFUAY and HFUBY Safety Mesh Fences, a line expansion to standard HFUA and HFUB styles, feature yellow painted extruded aluminum frames. The rugged fence frames are constructed of cut-to-order lengths of MISUMI’s HFS Aluminum Extrusion Series profile...
Hydraulic Drill
Lawn & Landscape  - Jan 17, 2011
LIVINGSTON, Texas – The unit is able to drill efficiently and effectively, even in the toughest soil conditions. The Hydraulic drill can be used for a variety of applications, including fence and sign installation, landscaping and soil sampling. It has also been designed for easy transport and maneuverability, ...

Decking Industry News

AZEK Building Products Partners with PrimeSource Building Products Canada to Increase North American Distribution Network
Canada NewsWire (press release)  - Jan 17, 2011
AZEK Deck, the leading brand of ultra low-maintenance decking, will partner with PrimeSource Building Products Canada for complete national two-step distribution across Canada. ...
StairLighting System® LLC Enhances Stair & Deck Lighting Kit Aesthetics with Introduction of New (press release)  - Jan 12, 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 with the introduction of a new three-beam LED...
AERT's ChoiceDek Featured at International Builders' Show in Orlando
GlobeNewsWire (press release)  - Jan 13, 2011
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:AERT), a leading plastic recycler and manufacturer of green building products, announced that they are proud to be showcasing ChoiceDek® ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Area fence companies aid 'Extreme Makeover'
Athens Banner-Herald  - Jan 15, 2011
Athens business Marvel Fencing and its parent company, Production Fenceworks of Winder, donated material and labor to install a 6-foot-high pine shadow-box privacy fence ...
Long® Fence Handrails Can Help Prevent a Leading Cause of Home Injury and Death  - Jan 14, 2011
According to The State of Home Safety in America™ (2004), a comprehensive body of research conducted by the Home Safety Council on the causes and severity of home injuries ...

Local Government Issues

County security gates now open for EMS
Beaufort Gazette  - Jan 18, 2011
Paramedics and firefighters now can open most of Beaufort County's security gates at the touch of a button, which can save precious time as they rush to the scene of an emergency...
Red Hook looks at farm fencing
Kingston Daily Freeman - Jan 16, 2011
RED HOOK — The Town Board is reviewing fence regulations to determine whether amendments are needed to exempt farm use of fencing intended to keep cattle contained and crops safe...
Buffalo Grove considers changes to fence restrictions
TribLocal  - Jan 14, 2011
As Buffalo Grove trustees consider changes to the village’s fence code, residents will have an opportunity to learn about the issues and provide input by posting on the village’s Web site....
Dodona Fence Application Headed For Showdown
Leesburg Today  - Jan 14, 2011
A project at Dodona Manor in Leesburg that spurred controversy more than three years ago could finally be on its way to resolution...
Fence to contain litigation
Great Lakes Advocate  - Jan 14, 2011
TO avoid further litigation, Great Lakes Council will extend fencing on Forster Main Beach after a man fell from the promenade wall and sought damages....
Fence going up to stop jaywalkers
Langley Times - Jan 11, 2011
Near-misses and tickets for jaywalking have failed to deter people from crossing four lanes of Fraser Highway on the crest of the hill at 221 Street...

Community Issues

Fencing Goes Up Around Cabrillo Ball Field
Noozhawk  - Jan 12, 2011
The Cabrillo Ball Field features one of the best views in Santa Barbara of the Pacific Ocean and East Beach. But it also has long been plagued by criminal activity, and some nearby residents and business owners....
After Hostage Standoff, Discovery to Boost Physical Security at HQ
Security Management - Jan 14, 2011
Discovery wants to install an 8-foot-tall, gated fence in its public garden and divide its lobby, with separate entrances for employees...
New Raritan dog park closer to reality as funding found for fencing  - Jan 14, 2011
RARITAN — Grant money totaling about $5250 originally intended for some fencing along part of Orlando Drive will now be used for a fence and gates at a ..
17 News Investigation: Neighbors tired of fixing vandalized fence
17KGET  - Jan 13, 2011
After dark in a south Bakersfield neighborhood off South H Street and Calcutta, residents start to wind down, but the vandals who frequent their streets are just heading out..


USA Mexico Border Fence

Administration giving up on full 'virtual fence' on border
Washington Post  - Jan 14, 2011
The Obama administration canceled Friday the troubled, billion-dollar "virtual fence" project along the US border with Mexico and said it ...
U.S.-Mexican cooperation leads to tunnel discoveries
Nogales International  - Jan 14, 2011
A collaborative effort between U.S. and Mexican authorities led to the discovery of two border tunnels last weekend in Ambos Nogales...

Fences and Animals

Fence provokes winter deer fears
BBC News  - Jan 13, 2011
Deer living near one of Scotland's most famous lochs no longer have a "fighting chance of survival" because of a new fence, local residents have said...
Solar fencing to contain rampaging wild boars
Oneindia  - Jan 14, 2011
To prevent theincreasing wild boar menace at villages surrounding the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and subsequent retaliation byvillagers, the Forest department here has decided to ring thesanctuary with solar-powered fencing...
Predator free fencing worth the effort to save wildlife
ABC Online  - Jan 14, 2011
Woylies can count. Joy and her husband run an eco retreat at Metricup, near Margaret River. One hundred acres, fenced and predator free...

Fences in Art

Fenced in, fenced out - Exhibit will explore boundaries both real and perceived
So Md News  - Jan 13, 2011
Fences can protect, or just provide the illusion of safety. They can hold people imprisoned, provide a little backyard privacy or keep deer away from ripening tomatoes. ...
Old fence wood transformed into artful silhouette
Waste Management World  - Jan 13, 2011
Fences have guarded you enough, now it's time for them to experience the artful world. John Birdsong has converted old fence wood into artful masterpieces...


Greek minister defends fence on Turkish border
Today's Zaman  - Jan 13, 2011
Greece will go ahead with heavily criticized plans to build a fence along part of its border with Turkey because it cannot afford to be the gateway to ...


Weird News

17th century map of Canada auctioned off - Jan 17, 2011
A 312-year-old map of Canada found in a Scottish attic fetched $380,000 at an auction in Britain on Monday...

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