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FencePoll

We have been running this poll for about a month. We have 30 bids ranging from $1568 to $6125. Next week we wil have a new bid for Vinyl.

Current Bids - Sample
AK - Wasilla............$3230
AL - Decatur..............$3236
AR - Rogers...............$3350
CA - So Cal............$3160
GA - McDonough ......$2095
FL - Naples..............$1568
IL - Central..............$2636
LA - Kenner..............$3350
MT - Great Falls...........$4133
TX - Houston.............$3855
TX - Sulpher Spgs........$2285
UT - SLC.................$3000
ON - Toronto............$3582

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Industry News

BD Loops announced that it has sold over 10,000 preformed saw-cut loops.
Press Release  - Mar 25, 2011
BD Loops announced that it has sold over 10,000 preformed saw-cut loops. BD Loops preformed saw-cut loop save installers up to 55min in installation time per loop.” ...
Procter Fencing Systems to exhibit its perimeter security products at Counter Terror Expo 2011
SourceSecurity.com  - Mar 25, 2011
Procter Fencing Systems will be on Stand 121 at the Counter Terror Expo 2011, which takes place at Olympia, London, from 19-20 April 2011. With over 100 years' experience in fencing and gates...
City of Los Angeles Approves Guardian Pool Fence Systems
Send2Press Newswire (press release)  - Mar 25, 2011
Steve Sadinsky, President and CEO of Guardian Pool Fence Systems, Inc., is proud to announce that their 5 foot tall polyester mesh pool fence has been approved by the City of Los Angeles to meet the building code. This is the first time that the city has given their approval for such a fence...
Online tools use satellite technology to plan fencing needs
Bismarck Farm & Ranch Guide  - Mar 25, 2011
Winter is a good time for producers to plan fencing or extend current fencing for rotational grazing systems, and new fencing technologies are providing the kind of tools to make that task easier...

Decking Industry News

TimberTech Wants to See YOUR Outdoor Evolution
PR Newswire (press release)  - Mar 29, 2011
Spring is in the air, and with the season comes the fever to make your yard the envy of your neighborhood. Gone are the days of cement patios and folding chairs. The evolution of outdoor living is here and TimberTech, a leading manufacturer of alternative decking products...
Rhino Deck Launches Durable Armadillo Capstock Decking Products
EIN News (press release)  - Mar 28, 2011
Rhino Deck, a manufacturer of decking and railing products supplying product through our distributors to our dealer base is meeting the demand for durable, green, home renovation products with new Armadillo capstock decking...
New Veranda ArmorGuardTM Composite Decking Delivers Beauty and Protection
ParamusPost.com  - Mar 28, 2011
Fiberon®, a leading manufacturer of composite and PVC decking, railing, and fencing products, introduces Veranda ArmorGuard, a new line of composite decking backed by a 20-year limited, stain and fade warranty. Available exclusively at The HomeDepot...
GAF Increases Distribution for DuraLife(TM) Decking Systems
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)  - Mar 28, 2011
WAYNE, NJ - GAF, one of the largest building material manufacturers in North America, is greatly expanding distribution of its DuraLife(TM) decking systems in response to a heightened demand for the collection. Fowler & Peth based in Denver...

Fence Contractors in the News

Cops Probe $11K Aluminum Theft in Calverton
Long Island Press  - Mar 22, 2011
Burglars stole $11,000 worth of aluminum from a fence company in Calverton last month, Suffolk County police said Tuesday....
Fence builder finds WWII grenade
KTVL  - Mar 25, 2011
WHITE CITY, Ore. -- Digging holes for a fence, resident Warren Mann pulled up a little piece of history that could answer a lot questions from our past....
Fences, sheds add versatility
KTVL  - Mar 25, 2011
There are two popular trends for fencing, Ed Frey of Sweet Valley Landscaping in Hanover Township has noticed. One is for a type of aluminum fencing that looks like wrought iron...

Local Government Issues

Washington Monument fence to be repaired
Baltimore Sun (blog)  - Mar 25, 2011
The Washington Monument in Baltimore has to be one of the most photographed sites in the city. The monument — more than 150 years old — is a destination for tourists and wedding parties alike, not to mention all the festivals that take place around it....
Fence Painting Illegal in Los Angeles?
MyFox Los Angeles  - Mar 23, 2011
Los Angeles - There's nothing all that controversial about painting a fence unless you happen to paint graphic images with bold colors. That could put you on the wrong side of Los Angeles' law against murals...
MECA to fence in parking lots
Omaha World-Herald  - Mar 24, 2011
With tailgating and a music festival on the way, the main parking lots outside Qwest Center Omaha and TD Ameritrade Park are about to be fenced in.....
Police station fencing
Omaha World-Herald  - Mar 25, 2011
“The purpose for the new metal fence around the Ventura Police/Fire Headquarter is to provide security. The entire cost for the project is $189,011.39. I hope this has answered your questions.”....
Village Free to Add Atwater Beach Fencing
Patch.com  - Mar 25, 2011
Adding a fence to deter trespassing onto privately owned beaches could cost the village $7,500 to $12,900....

Community Issues

Fence between CentrePort complex and cabaret bemuses club officials, may run afoul of city
Contra Costa Times  - Mar 23, 2011
FORT WORTH -- Looking at a 12-foot fence put up by the CentrePort office complex behind the strip club he operates near Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Eric Rubenstein can only surmise why it was built....
Concord OKs temporary and permanent dog parks for Baldwin Park
Contra Costa Times  - Mar 23, 2011
CONCORD -- The City Council gave final approval to build a permanent, fenced-in dog park to be built at Baldwin Park, and to put up temporary fencing for a dog park there until the permanent park is built....
Fence for cemetery could be done by fall
Fayette Observer  - Mar 25, 2011
A city project to erect a fence to protect Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1 could be completed by the fall, said Michael Gibson of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department...
Good fences make good safety for kids
The Banner-Graphic  - Mar 25, 2011
The Putnam County Youth Soccer Association is in the process of installing a fence between the soccer fields and the parking area at Big Walnut Sports Park. Chris Anderson, left, a senior at DePauw, Troy Scott, the assistant ...
Officials debate fence’s future in North Creek
Glens Falls Post-Star - Mar 28, 2011
NORTH CREEK -- Proponents of tearing down a 40-year-old chain link fence at the town-owned Ski Bowl Park are prepping to make their case but are likely to face continued resistance from some Johnsburg officials...

Fence Disputes

Fence obstructing business taken down - Judge grants temporary restraining order in favor of Adventure Center
Vancouver Sun  - Mar 25, 2011
The fence is down and a Lake Havasu City watercraft rental business is open again. London Bridge Resort representatives, who claim ownership of the land ...
Court dismisses 15-year case over concrete fence
Vancouver Sun  - Mar 25, 2011
The City of Coquitlam and a number of former mayors and staff have won their application to dismiss two legal actions in a 15-year dispute over a fence...
Dumbarton pensioner's 10-year fence battle
Oxford Mail  - Mar 25, 2011
A BRUCEHILL pensioner has called on the council to help keep trouble-making yobs out of her garden....

Little_Beaver

Fences and Animals

Rabbit-proof fence
WGRZ-TV  - Mar 22, 2011
Stepping into the virgin bush of Maungatautari is like being suspended in time. The air is cool and, instead of deathly silent like most New Zealand bush, alive with the chatter of native birds...
Activists Say Historic Fence is Dangerous to Deer
WGRZ-TV  - Mar 22, 2011
Morgan Dunbar, of Animal Allies of WNY, says the fence at the Williamsville Cemetery is dangerous for deer. WILLIAMSVILLE, NY- A historic fence around the cemetery on Main Street in Williamsville is causing a debate that pits animal lovers against ...
Rare Sumatran tiger killed by electric fence
WGRZ-TV  - Mar 22, 2011
He said it was the second time this year a tiger had died as a result of the electric fences installed by locals to protect palm oil plantations. “The tiger's body was partly charred but unlike the first incident, the body was still intact,” he said...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Wire fence on campus sparks controversy in Arizona
Fox News  - Mar 28, 2011
Tucson – A wire fence set up in the middle of the University of Arizona's Tucson campus to represent the border wall between the United States and Mexico has sparked heated controversy among the students there. The six-foot-tall, 400-yard-long fence ...
State border fence plan has little to offer local ranchers
Nogales International  - Mar 28, 2011
Immigrants and drug smugglers constantly cut through his barbed wire fences, and though he's never had a violent encounter with immigrants on his land, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed on Lowell's ranch last year ...

Creative Fences

Creative, Colorful Fence from Old Road Signs
Treehugger.com - Mar 23, 2011
What happens to old aluminum highway signs when they are taken down, traded in for new ones with updated information? I assumed they were recycled, since they're aluminum, but the reflective paint most of them are painted with ...
Railroad fence celebrates local arts
ENC Today  - Mar 28, 2011
What could have been a simple chain-link fence put up to keep pedestrians from crossing the railroad tracks has turned into an opportunity for the community to get together and celebrate the Kinston art scene. “The entire project was a partnership of...

Pool Safety

Learning Your City's Pool Fence Rules
Big Think  - Mar 28, 2011
PHOENIX - A pool fence is of the best ways to prevent tragedies like a child drowning. But every city in the valley has its own laws and regulations about fences around pools...

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Weird News

Used aircraft carrier for sale on website
Canoe.ca - Mar 28, 2011
LONDON - Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has put an aircraft carrier up for sale on an official used equipment website....

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