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Steel Prices and the Fence Contractor  
Mike Saliba from Hastie Fence, gave a talk on steel prices. Why they're going up and what to expect in the future. Most importantly he gave some advice on what to do now, knowing what's coming.... FenceWeek Blog ...

Industry News

Poly Vinyl Creations, Inc. Builds North Carolina Staff
Press Release - Jan 24, 2011
After opening in the late spring 2010 in High Point, NC, Poly Vinyl Creations, Inc. announces the hire of a new Vice-President of Operations for the North Carolina facility...
LIFTMASTER® To Be Associate Sponsor for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and Jamie McMurray’s No. 1 Team in 2011
Press Release - Jan 24, 2011
CONCORD, N.C. (January 24, 2011) – Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates today announces an associate sponsorship with LiftMaster...
FENCETECH/DECKTECH’11 – Coming to Las Vegas in February
Press Release - Jan 24, 2011
The world’s largest fence, security, deck and railing trade exhibition is back where the action is – Las Vegas – February 8-10, 2011...
Power Wizard® Electric Fence Energizer Extends Warranty to Three Years
ABC 4 - Jan 19, 2011
Power Wizard electric fence energizers, known for their high quality and ultra low impedance, now feature a full three year warranty, making it the energizer backed with the longest warranty in the industry...
Multi Sales Opens New Distribution Center in Van Nuys, Calif.
Professional Door Dealer - Jan 20, 2011
Multi Sales, a distributor of garage door and gate products, opened a new distribution center in Van Nuys, Calif., to primarily serve Los Angeles County. Door dealers can get the same service and pricing on all door and gate products...

Decking Industry News

Trex® Tops Peninsula Publishing's 2010 Brand Preference Survey
BusinessWire - Jan 19, 2011
WINCHESTER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trex Company, the leading manufacturer of wood alternative decking and railing, recently earned a first-place ranking in ...
Enduris Files Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Lawsuit
WebWire - Jan 21, 2011
JACKSONVILLE, Fl. (January 21, 2011)— Enduris Extrusions, Inc. filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court in Jacksonville, Florida alleging the misappropriation of its trade secrets by Inteplast Group Limited...
Compositology Website Provides Education on Composite Decking Performance
Marketwire (press release) -  - Jan 19, 2011
"Researching and understanding all of the different products and technologies available on the composite decking market has historically been based on ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Company will finish a fence for a Saratoga Springs woman
ABC 4 - Jan 21, 2011
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A Saratoga Springs woman asked ABC 4 to take action after she says a company she hired to install a new fence was a no-show...
TAKING ACTION: Fence company leaves job unfinished
ABC 4 - Jan 20, 2011
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A Utah woman says a fence company swindled her and is now asking ABC 4 to take action. Midwest Fence and Gates ....
Chattanooga police to begin leaving cruisers at work today
Chattanooga Times Free Press Jan 19, 2011
The cost of putting up the fences, cameras and keycards would be about $20,000, he said. Richard Beeland, spokesman for Mayor Ron Littlefield,....

Fences and Neighbors

Highlands council examines fence issue
Bancroft This Week - Jan 21, 2011
A complaint about a fence sparked spirited debate in the council chamber of the Municipality of Hastings Highlands at its regular meeting on January 12, and has lead to consideration of the creation of a new bylaw...
Neighbor responsible for half of fence cost
Arizona Republic Jan 18, 2011
If this wooden fence needs to be replaced, does our backyard neighbor have to pay for any of the cost? ...

Local Government Issues

Sebring council ditches fence ordinance
Tbo.com - Jan 20, 2011
The previous draft had banned chain-link fencing in front yards and did not grandfather- in existing fences, which raised some eyebrows....
Rec Center Fence Installed to Curb Vandalism & Dogs
Palisadian-Post - Jan 20, 2011
However, the real reason for the fence is to protect against vandalism. Unfortunately, the gate locks had not been installed by the end of last week....
Farmingdale resident given ultimatum for fence
Kennebec Journal  - Jan 20, 2011
FARMINGDALE -- Selectmen will give a resident until May 31 to remove any portion of a stockade fence around her home at 208 Maine Ave. because it is inside the town's right of way.....

Community Issues

Plan for Kauai beach-blocking fence abandoned
Honolulu Star-Advertiser  - Jan 20, 2011
By AP LIHUE — A Kauai cattle company has abandoned plans to build a fence that would have blocked a public access point to Lepeuli, also known as Larsen's ...
Ithaca couple's new fence shows off garden, connects to community
New Zealand Herald - Jan 20, 2011
The work, which won the couple a 2010 Pride of Ownership award from the City of Ithaca, included renovating two porches that face the street, and installing a low mission cottage-style fence, ....
Fence goes up around fatal hot pool to stop further deaths
New Zealand Herald - Jan 20, 2011
The thermal hot pool in which a 10-year-old boy suffered fatal burns has been fenced off but Rotorua officials have all but ruled out building higher fences ....

Stolen Fences

Woodville Gardens security fence pinched
Weekly Times Messenger - Jan 18, 2011
A SECURITY fence placed outside a Woodville Gardens home to keep thieves out has been stolen. Robert Burzynski returned home to his Fourth Ave unit after an evening shift on Tuesday ....

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USA Mexico Border Fence

$1B virtual border fence went from optimism to doom
Houston Chronicle - Jan 24, 2011
WASHINGTON — The invisible fence once envisioned along the U.S.-Mexico border was born in an era of political opportunity and optimism ...

Fences and Animals -Domestic

W&L students research fencing
Staunton News Leader  - Jan 18, 2011
BRIDGEWATER — Kevin Craun might never have fenced off the stream through his pastures if not for a local flex-fencing program connected with a study coming out of Washington & Lee University in Lexington ...
Bison escape from Ft. Belkanp pasture
KULR-TV  - Jan 21, 2011
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Heavy snow has allowed bison on the Fort Belknap Reservation to walk over fences and wander onto neighboring land, including about ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fence aims to protect endangered wallabies
ABC Online  - Jan 24, 2011
An enclosure to keep out predators has been built in the remote APY Lands to help increase the population of black-footed rock wallabies ...
Tribe builds fence in hope of getting Yellowstone bison
Billings Gazette - Jan 24, 2011
It's a 5000-acre parcel off remote Highway 13 in northeastern Montana surrounded by a new $200000 fence constructed specifically to enclose bison ...
Massive fence to keep NT ferals out
ABC News  - Jan 21, 2011
The nation's largest feral herbivore free area will be established in the Northern Territory ...
Elephant fences: Nearly Rs 300 m allocated
Ceylon Daily News  - Jan 21, 2011
The Government has allocated nearly Rs 300 million to put up elephant fences in areas where the human-elephant conflict is deemed severe ...

Fences and Volunteers

Fencing bee does a top job
Toowoomba Chronicle  - Jan 23, 2011
TIRELESS volunteers like 15-year-old Cheyenne Vogler continued the rebuilding effort in devastated Murphys Creek with a “fencing bee” yesterday....

International

ADPC begins installation of Security Fences for Free Port and Municipality Port
WAM - Emirates News Agency  - Jan 21, 2011
WAM Abu Dhabi, Jan 23rd, 2011 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has begun preparations to install security perimeter fencing for Free Port ...
Turkey Suspicious of Bulgarian, Greek Border Fence Plans
Novinite.com  - Jan 21, 2011
Greece's and Bulgaria's plans to build border fences along their borders with Turkey has been met with suspicion by Turkish officials, according to the Turkish AA agency...

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Weird News

Following GPS directions, car crashes into church
Canoe.ca - Jan 24, 2011
BERLIN - Two British seniors landed in hospital in southern Germany after their car’s global positioning system directed them to drive into a church....

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