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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe July 12, 2011  
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Industry News

Wireless Gate Kit eliminates trenching
ThomasNet Industrial News Room  - Jul 12 , 2011
Leveraging existing card access control system to gate entrances, GCK400 Wireless Gate Kit provides up to 4000 ft of clear line of site access control, eliminating problems associated with digging trenches to lay cable ...
Leading Biotech Company Secures Multiple Buildings with Optical Turnstiles from Smarter Security Systems
Benzinga - - Jul 12 , 2011
Security Systems, provider of premium, innovative entrance control and outdoor security solutions, today announced that a leading biotechnology company recently upgraded its Fastlane Plus optical turnstiles...
Stop deer in their tracks
The Telegram  - Jul 7 , 2011
It’s cheap, it’s practically invisible, and it actually keeps the deer out. Fifteen thousand feet of add-on deer fencing has already been sold, and it’s proven to be 99 per cent effective ...

Decking Industry News

Trex cuts 2Q revenue guidance, shares fall
Forbes  - Jul 12, 2011
Trex Co., which provides materials for fencing and decking, on Tuesday cut its second quarter revenue guidance, blaming bad weather and a tough economic environment. Its shares tumbled almost 14 percent in morning trading...
AZEK Building Products Teams Up with Woodford Plywood, Inc. for Distribution in the Southeast
PR Newswire (press release)  - Jul 11, 2011
-- AZEK Building Products today announced its distribution partnership with Woodford Plywood, Inc. based in Albany, GA, ...
Polymera's wood-plastic composite compounds not slated for decking
Plastics News  - Jul 6, 2011
HEBRON, OHIO -- Polymera Inc. will start compounding wood-plastic composites later this year, and officials say the new company will expand the use of WPC materials beyond the decking industry ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Woman struck, killed by metal on truck
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  - Jul 11, 2011
Investigators believe a fencing company's truck had a poorly secured pipe hanging off, and the metal struck the woman as the truck also traveled southbound, ...
Kiwi ingenuity and steady nerves to build predator fence
Otago Daily Times - Jul 7 , 2011
Digging holes for 63 fence posts on the edge of the 70m St Clair cliffs in a stiff wind required some Kiwi ingenuity and steady nerves....

Local Govermnet Issues

Dam fencing put on hold  - Jul 6 , 2011
Ontario Power Generation, which owns the dam, agreed to halt work on the fencing after two public meetings on June 24. The Town of Bracebridge and local residents were not informed or consulted, even though part of the fence was going to be built on ...
Ask the mayor: City doesn't require fences around holding ponds  - Jul 10 , 2011
Q. I was driving by some of the holding ponds after this last rainstorm and realized there are no fences around them; ...
Board agrees to do without fencing, carports for new police station
Shelby Township Source Newspapers  - Jul 6, 2011
After a lengthy and sometimes heated discussion, the Shelby Township Board of Trustees voted 4-3 to exclude the optional fencing or carports for the new police station that's still under construction on Van Dyke, south of 24 Mile Road. ...
Belle Meade residents will vote to fence neighborhood  - Jul 5, 2011
City of Miami officials and Belle Meade residents will have a meeting Wednesday night to vote on the construction of a fence that will surround the neighborhood in hopes of improving security. Residents argue that the barricades ...

Community Issues

New face of Florida: Fences
The Durango Herald  - Jul 10 , 2011
Driving down Florida Road, it’s hard not to notice the 6-foot fences separating houses from the road – hard not to notice, particularly, if you’re a tagger....
Ann Arbor officials say homeowner's new fence in Old West Side isn't welcome in historic district  - Jul 10 , 2011
There's a fuss over a new fence in Ann Arbor's Old West Side Historic District, and city officials are trying to get the homeowner to take it down. ...
Stormwater ponds designed to be safe without fencing
Waterloo Record  - Jul 10 , 2011
Fences are added to stormwater ponds where there's a greater risk of falling in, such as around pipes taking water in and out of the pond or walkways where there are more people passing by. “We have put fencing in critical areas,” Gollan said ...

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbouring farmers at odds over 'Fort Knox-style' fence
The Kerryman  - Jul 6, 2011
A DISPUTE over a right of way on Fenit Island that arose after the erection of 'Fort Knox'style fencing saw two landowners involved in a hearing at Tralee Circuit Court on Friday over an altercation ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Referendum to decide dog fence fate
Farm Weekly  - Jul 7 , 2011
"If this vote doesn't go ahead in favour of the referendum, the whole thing will collapse and the fence won't get built," Mr Pickering said. The State Government allocated $5.17m through Royalties for Regions funding towards the capital cost of fencing ...
Moose fences, warning systems to be tested
The Telegram  - Jul 7 , 2011
Of the $5 million announced Wednesday, about half will be spent on fencing off both sides of the Trans-Canada Highway. On top of the 15 kilometres of fence, workers will install boulder fields at either end to discourage moose from entering the fenced ...
NL moose project aims to curb collisions  - Jul 6 , 2011
Fifteen kilometres of wildlife fencing will be built this fall according to the plan, which will also use wildlife sensors and a new system of collecting data on collisions that have often harmed or killed drivers and passengers....

Stolen Fences

Call for Action team works to replace stolen church fence
WXYZ  - Jul 6, 2011
But last week, a group of vandals attacked and vandalized this sacred place by stealing a huge portion of the security fence that rings the property. Pastor Donald Lutas says, “It's just unbelievable for someone to steal our fence and for us to be ...
Fencing from graveside recovered near cemetery
The Beacon Herald  - Jul 6, 2011
Stolen wrought-iron fencing was found in a garbage can near the entrance to Avondale Cemetery on Wednesday. Manager Michael Dack said a citizen found the fencing and turned it in to him after reading about the theft earlier this week in The Beacon ...


USA Mexico Border Fence

Security, Wildlife At Stake Behind Brownsville's Border Fence
KSAT San Antonio  - Jul 8 , 2011
BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- Pamela Taylor's prediction before the border fence was built near her Brownsville home was correct, she said. "This is referred to as a funnel," Taylor said because traffic flows toward the openings in the massive metal fence with ...
Security, Wildlife At Stake Behind Brownsville's Border Fence
KSAT San Antonio  - Jul 8 , 2011
BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- Pamela Taylor's prediction before the border fence was built near her Brownsville home was correct, she said. "This is referred to as a funnel," Taylor said because traffic flows toward the openings in the massive metal fence with ...
Will donors nationwide build this 'Fence of Dreams'?
Arizona Republic  - Jul 1 , 2011
Call it Steve Smith's "Fence of Dreams." "I can't tell you the outpouring of support we have had from all corners of the country," said Smith, a Republican state senator from Maricopa. ..
Arizona border fence donations sought
Arizona Republic  - Jul 7 , 2011
Arizona officials are gearing up for a July 20 launch of a website to accept donations to pay for construction of additional fencing along the state's portion of the US-Mexican border...

Weird News

Man in jail for flipping the bird: Police - Jul 5, 2011
CHATHAM, Ont. — A 28-year-old local man is behind bars for allegedly flipping his neighbour the bird Monday afternoon.....

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