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Industry News

Fortress™ Receives Comerica Collin 60 Award for the Second Consecutive Year
Press Release  - Jul 11, 2011
The Collin County Business Press hosted its annual Comerica Bank Collin 60 on May 6 at the Renaissance Dallas/Richardson Hotel....
Schlage debuts AD-Series Wireless Gate Kit
SecurityInfoWatch  - Jul 12, 2011
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a leading global provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of Schlage contactless smart credentials and readers, announced today that its new GCK400 Wireless Gate Kit leverages existing access control systems to gate entrances ...

Decking Industry News

Keynote Speaker and Program Sponsor Announced for Principia Decking and Railing Conference
MRO (press release)  - Jul 19, 2011
Principia Partners announces that Jim Daniels, VP of Product Development for Parksite (Batavia, IL), will give the keynote speech at its eighth annual executive conference WPC 2011 – Decking and Outdoor Living Products. Parksite is a major specialty ....
Treated Decking Ready for Challenge from "Next Generation" Alternatives  - Jul 13, 2011
Demand for treated wood decking, which due to its affordability has picked up market share during the recession, may take a hit from the next generation of composite products, according to a new study by Principia Partners....
Real Outdoor Living Program Now Offering Free, Customizable Deck Plans
BuildingOnline  - Jul 13, 2011
The number-one decking material in the market and a long-time favorite of DIYers, builders and remodelers everywhere, wood is strong, durable, beautiful and environmentally friendly. Worried about trees, forests and the environment? ...
The Deck Is Stacked Against Trex
Motley Fool  - Jul 13, 2011
Lumber Liquidators let us know last week that we're not buying a whole lot of hardwood flooring planks for our homes. Trex is now letting us know that we're not so hot on the idea of building out our patios, either. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Chamber gives nod to custom fence manufacturers
Memphis Commercial Appeal  - Jul 14, 2011
The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month was Custom Link Manufacturing Inc., incorporated in 1999 at 68 Edwards Road in Byhalia....
Fence erected around Webster building
Attleboro Sun Chronicle  - Jul 14, 2011
NORTH ATTLEBORO -- Workers from a Cranston company were installing a 6-foot fence around the dilapidated and vacant Webster building Wednesday....
Driver charged in death of woman hit by metal
Atlanta Journal Constitution  - Jul 13, 2011
Kleckley, an employee for a fencing company, was arrested early Wednesday and made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon. He was denied bond because his arrest violated his probation following a drug conviction in 2000....
Forrest wins £9.5m fencing framework
Construction Enquirer  - Jul 13, 2011
Forrest will help the Cheshire-based housing association to deliver more than 30 miles of perimeter fencing to 4,000 different properties over the next for years....

Local Government Issues

Winter Garden to ban chain link fences  - Jul 14, 2011
(WOFL FOX 35) - The Winter Garden City Commission will take up a measure Thursday that will make it illegal to put up a chain link fence in the front yard of any home in city limits according to City Manager Mike Bollhoefer. “We're going to ban chain ...
Council votes against fence around park
WBXH  - Jul 14, 2011
The Denham Springs City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday against building a six-foot wooden fence along River Road. The fence would have blocked Kidz Korner, a public park designed for special needs children, ...
Watsonville Council OKs safety fixes for Emmett Courts Park
WBXH  - Jul 13, 2011
Upgrades to the park, located near downtown next to the YMCA and Watsonville Arts Council, ...
Historic District Commission rules new fence in Ann Arbor's Old West Side must come down  - Jul 14, 2011
A half-hour hearing inside city hall Thursday night wasn't enough to convince the Ann Arbor Historic District Commission to allow a homeowner to keep a new fence on his property....
City Council OKs Fence On Right Of Way
Webster Kirkwood Times  - Jul 15, 2011
Maybe you can't fight city hall, but that doesn't mean you can't get your way, if you know how to work the angles....

Community Issues

Controversial Fences to be Removed at Gettysburg National Military Park
National Parks Traveler  - Jul 14, 2011
The project to restore the fences was completed in early June by volunteers from the Friends of Gettysburg. It was a noble effort, but not long after the work was completed, the park began to receive questions about the fences. ...
Controversy veers: Belmont Bridge fence could pose bike hazard
The Hook  - Jul 13, 2011
Controversy has erupted again on the Belmont Bridge, and this time it's bicyclists who might be getting the short end of the sidewalk, as a new fence-- designed as a safety boon-- could be creating a safety hazard ...
Donation of fencing answers Holland Township mom's plea
Hunterdon County Democrat -  - Jul 12, 2011
HOLLAND TWP. — The mother of a 3-year-old boy with autism is relieved to know that, after Thursday, a fence will separate her son from the traffic on Milford-Warren Glen Road, thanks to a donation from Home Depot in Raritan Township...

Stolen Fences

Fencing Stolen from Baseball Diamonds
MyFox Detroit  - Jul 18, 2011
DETROIT (WJBK) - Monday morning, crooks took fencing from both of the baseball diamonds at Hope Playfield on Lasher between Five and Six Mile roads on Detroit's west side. It's believed the metal was stolen for scrap....
For the second time in two weeks thieves steal fencing from a church
WXYZ  - Jul 15, 2011
You see over the past two weeks thieves have attacked his Southwest Detroit Church two times, stealing a total of 22 sections of chain link fence. St. Cyprians is located in a very tough neighborhood, where holy icons mix with barbed wire ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Arizona launching fundraising website for border fence  - Jul 18, 2011
Arizona lawmakers are hoping to raise around $50 million for border fencing with a new online public fundraising plan that launches Wednesday – despite skepticism from key stakeholders. ...
Border fences said threat to wildlife  - Jul 12, 2011
Border fences to stop illegal immigration are a threat to wildlife, with animals in border areas in Texas and California especially vulnerable, a study says.....
In Calif., decades of enforcement and fence create fortress
USA Today  - Jul 14, 2011
SAN DIEGO — David Bejarano was a police officer in San Diego back in the 1980s, when he said the U.S. border with Mexico was truly out of control....
Event kicks off legislation to build border fence  - Jul 14, 2011
State Sen. Steve Smith (R-Maricopa) gets passionate when he talks about the need for a fence along the Arizona-Mexico border. “The lack of a border fence is not just the biggest problem facing Arizona, but for the country,” he said....


Fencing and Airports

Local airport awaits word on project funding
Bowling Green Daily News  - Jul 15, 2011
Now the airport is looking for a contractor to replace about 1000 feet of old fencing behind the corporate airport hangar. Projects submitted recently on the capital improvement project list include the need for more fencing, expansion of the fuel farm ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Pest-proof fences 'of limited value'
New Zealand Herald  - Jul 13, 2011
Two New Zealand studies question the conservation value of the country's 109km of protective fencing, and compare their success to island sanctuaries. The New Zealand Journal of Ecology study of 18 predator-proof fences found that the fencing model was ...
Beehive Fences Keep African Elephants Away From Crops
Wired News (blog)  - Jul 14, 2011
The comeback of Kenya’s elephant population is a huge conservation success story, as well as a huge problem for the country’s farmers. But scientists have found a new ally in the struggle to keep elephants from trampling crops: honeybees...
Fences for wildlife sanctuaries 'a mistake' - zoologist
3News NZ  - Jul 14, 2011
A zoologist from Canterbury Museum says building predator-proof fences at wildlife sanctuaries is a costly mistake. But according to one such sanctuary,...
Wildlife fence construction will affect 97A traffic betwen Entiat and Rocky Reach Dam
Lake Chelan Mirror  - Jul 12, 2011
WENATCHEE - The US 97A Wildlife Fence project installs eight miles of 8-foot-tall fencing along the highway between Rocky Reach Dam and Entiat on the Chelan County side of the Columbia River. ...

Fences and Weather

Flood of fencing work
ABC Local  - Jul 18, 2011
The floodwaters have well and truly gone, but evidence of their visit remains. Nearly all landholders along rivers in western Victoria have lost fences of some kind, and the tedious job of putting them back up has been a slow recovery...
Drought makes it easier for livestock to escape
Madisonville Meteor  - Jul 18, 2011
Because of the severe drought Madison County is in, livestock is breaking loose from fences and looking for other food sources. When the livestock gets out, it causes vehicle wrecks, torn up property, and many upset people....

The Famous and Their Fences

James Hetfield Fence Dispute Leads To New Trail  - Jul 19, 2011
The Enter Sandman rocker erected a metal fence on his estate in Marin County, California to protect his land from vandals, but the move sparked outrage among those who used the path for leisure activities. After more than three years of negotiations....
Sharon Stone Falls Victim to Jury's Basic Instinct
E  - Jul 13, 2011
The jury, which deliberated for most of the day, ruled that the Sliver star was negligent in not having a fence that was up to code and sturdy enough to prevent the man's 12-foot fall....

Weird News

It's a bad time to be named Casey Anthony - Jul 14, 2011
Casey Anthony has received hundreds of Facebook friend requests, messages and wall posts. That's 43-year-old Casey Anthony of Darby, Pa...

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