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Industry News

SimTek and Poly Vinyl Creations Announce a New Distribution Agreement for the Southeastern Region
Press Release  - Jun 13, 2011
Orem, UT, June 13, 2011 – SimTek a leader in the manufacturing of rotationally-molded stonewall fence is pleased to announce a distribution partnership with Poly Vinyl Creations. This will be effective as immediately. ..
Rigorous tests prove security of perimeter fencing
GovPro.com  - Jun 16, 2011
Imagine a 15000-pound truck slamming into a fence at 50 miles per hour (mph) — and not penetrating the fence more than 3 feet. Ameristar Fence Products' Stalwart anti-ram barrier system recently survived a test of that severity and has met the. ..
California Operator and Door Association (CODA) Trade Show Oct 7 & 8, 2011
Press Release  - Jun 16, 2011
Don't Miss the Largest and Best Attended Regional Door, Operator and Gate/Access Show in the West! ..

Decking Industry News

Trex expands outdoor furniture agreement
Virginia Business Magazine  - Jun 14, 2011
Winchester-based Trex Co., a major manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, has expanded its licensing agreement with Poly-Wood Inc., to develop and market outdoor living furniture. The original Trex deal with Syracuse...

Fence Contractors in the News

Farmers, others get fencing lesson
Southwest Virginia Today  - Jun 14, 2011
In the afternoon, they got a practical demonstration from crews of proper fencing construction. “Some people think fencing is fencing,” explained Matthew Miller, an extension agent for Wythe County, “but there's a right way to fence and a wrong way to . ..

Local Government Issues

State DOT spending $1 million on aluminum fencing
KHON2  - Jun 20, 2011
HONOLULU- If you had a million dollars of state funds what would you spend it on? How about aluminum fencing? ..
Fence ordered for Carlisle, but who will put it up?
Chillicothe Gazette  - Jun 21, 2011
CHILLICOTHE -- City officials say a fence needs to go up around the vacant Carlisle Building again to keep pedestrians safe....
Resident: Fence for Garden Needed
Wheeling Intelligencer  - Jun 20, 2011
It's been about a year since the Wheeling Planning Commission told resident Martin Wach he cannot build an 8-foot tall fence around the planned Children's Victory Urban Garden ..
Inverness man wants fence to bar coyotes from yard
Chicago Tribune  - Jun 20, 2011
An Inverness man is fighting a longstanding village ordinance, hoping to install a fence around his home after two coyotes ran into his yard last week, killing one of his dogs and injuring another while his toddler played nearby on a swing set...
Fence aims to make I-15 in southeast Idaho safer
Deseret News  - Jun 20, 2011
POCATELLO, Idaho — An 18-mile fence being installed along I-15 between Pocatello and Inkom in southeastern Idaho will likely reduce the number of collisions with wildlife and make the route safer for motorists, officials say. Officials with Idaho Fish ...

Fencing and Airports

Airport fence price coming down to earth?
McCook Daily Gazette  - Jun 20, 2011
McCOOK, Nebraska -- The $1.7 million price tag on the FAA mandated wildlife fence at McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport may finally be coming back down to earth....

Fences in History

Cedar rail fences maintain the hope of early settlers
Ottawa Citizen  - Jun 15, 2011
Each spring for almost a quarter of a century, I’ve maintained a nearly forgotten part of Canadian heritage that’s still a working feature of the rural landscape where I live...
Fence rebuilt as a tribute to soldiers
Deeside Today  - Jun 15, 2011
An unusual historic fence has been built at the home of one of Billy Connolly’s neighbours as a touching tribute to Belgian soldiers. ...

Community Issues

The Fences of Prince William County
Patch.com  - Jun 18, 2011
Two weeks ago, I wrote an article about fences. I told you I was working with a focus group to revise the county ordinances regarding fences. I described what I knew to date and asked for your input. Many of you responded with comments ...
Ballfield fence has neighbor crying foul
Standard Speaker  - Jun 18, 2011
Francis Reznick Jr. can't catch a break in his efforts to have the City of Hazleton or the local Legion baseball league install a net atop a backstop at Pagnotti Field...
Community garden ceremony to honor security fence donor
Longview Daily News  - Jun 18, 2011
A 10 a.m. ceremony will be held Saturday at the Longview Community Garden honoring an anonymous Master Gardener who paid for the $5,000 chain-link fence that encloses the 3-acre site....
Controversial fence blocking public access ordered to be removed
stv.tv  - Jun 18, 2011
An order for the removal of a controversial fence blocking part of the Lossiemouth foreshore has been upheld. By Stuart Crowther 16 June 2011 15:00 BST A decision by Moray planners that a fence blocking access to part of the Lossiemouth foreshore be ...

The Art of Fences

Fence-turned-art first in series of community works
Utica Observer Dispatch  - Jun 21, 2011
UTICA — At the Sculpture Space artists’ residence, a chain-link fence is much more than just a divider; it’s a work of art. Syracuse artist-consultant Mary Giehl, the local Kids Oneida Inc. and Sculpture Space volunteers collaborated to create a unique installation...

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Schools and Fences

Market Weighton school fence plan causes controversy
BBC News - Jun 16, 2011
"To keep them out, rather than keeping children in." He said that the council carefully chose the schools that they built fences around. "We get more requests for fencing than we can satisfy. The council will only put up fencing if we feel there is a...

Stolen Fences

Police: Man stole fencing from Chesterfield community center
WTVR  - Jun 20, 2011
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WTVR) – Chesterfield Police say a man has been arrested for stealing aluminum fencing from a community center. Officials say suspects were spotted stealing rolls of aluminum fencing from the Quinnford Community Center in the 9000 ...
Police: Man stole fencing from Chesterfield community center
The Swazi Observer  - Jun 20, 2011
The fence was used to prevent animals from straying and the spread of animal diseases. The fence is estimated to be around 2 500 - 3000 metres. This, according to the cordon guards' team leader in the area, Madvolo Fakudze, was first experienced ...

Weird News

Airport geese to be cooked for poor
Canoe.ca - Jun 17, 2011
NEW YORK - New York City plans to capture pesky geese that threaten planes departing area airports and send them to Pennsylvania to be cooked for meals for the poor, city officials said....

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