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Merchants Metals Adds New EverGuard PVC Fence Product
Press Release  - May 17, 2011
Merchants Metals has just announced the addition of their newly branded EverGuard PVC fence product line. The new offering includes a wide variety of heights and styles and three standard color options: white, tan and clay...
Linear Michigan Consolidates Operations in New Grand Rapids Facility
Professional Door Dealer - May 16, 2011
Continued growth and a quest for providing better customer service and additional capacity has prompted Linear Michigan, a branch of Linear Group, to consolidate its manufacturing operations into a new, single site. The company celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week....
How great perimeter defenses are hurting you
SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)  - May 15, 2011
I have looked for a good example for a real-world security practice that is misconceived and that also applies to information security. Recently I have had a chance to read an opinion article that talks about physical security measures ...
Research and Markets: North American Airport Perimeter Security Market: Drivers - Restraints - Trends - Threats
BusinessWire  - May 13, 2011
This research service identifies the major market dynamics that are currently influencing growth (drivers and restraints), as well as trends and threats that are impacting the North American airport perimeter security industry...

Decking Industry News

West Coast Distributors Juggle Decking Lines:
Building-Products.com - May 12, 2011
Wholesale distributors in the West are changing up their alternative decking product lines. Western Woods Inc., Chico, Ca., is now distributing Fiberon decking in California and Nevada...
DexSystems® Outdoor Floors Offers Summer Price Lock For Savings on Summer Building Products and Projects
PRWeb - May 16, 2011
In an effort to again help the building community that has been struggling under a three year lull, DexSystems®, a company that provides a unique Outdoor Floor System™, is extending a Special Summer Price Lock....
FMW Fasteners Expands Web Store to Include Swan Secure Premium Corrosion Resistant Fastener
PRWeb - May 12, 2011
FMW Fasteners has now added a full line of premium stainless steel decking screws to their online store with the addition of Swan Secure products and will continue expanding this line to include their entire line of high-quality corrosion resistant, stainless steel nails and screws....

Fence Contractors in the News

Professional Fence Co. CEO and co-owner Brenda Osmer contends with rising materials prices
Louisville Business First  - May 12, 2011
Brenda Osmer and Bob Osmer sometimes tell each other that the next business they buy will have no employees and will involve working exclusively indoors ...

Local Government Issues

A New Fence for Neglected Chollas Creek
Voice of San Diego  - May 12, 2011
Chollas Creek, as anyone who's ever peered into it would know, can be an unsightly thing to behold. The watershed that carries storm water from Lemon Grove and La Mesa to San Diego Harbor is one of San Diego's most polluted waterways....
300 Loos 10000M Of Security Fencing 40000 Fans The Big Weekend Is Here
News & Star  - May 13, 2011
Up to 1,000 people will be working around the clock over the next few hours as they prepare to host the likes of the Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga and stage the country’s biggest free music festival. They are turning Carlisle Airport into the scene of Radio 1’s Big Weekend’s venue, complete with 10,000 metres of security fencing ...
State says I-40 fence needed to delineate property lines
Tennessean.com  - May 12, 2011
He has learned a chain-link fence is planned behind the houses and Interstate 40 west of White Bridge Road. Why is TDOT installing it, he asked, since there is already a concrete sound wall separating ...

Community Issues

Thanks for fencing us in
Penrith Star  - May 13, 2011
LESS than two months after it was officially opened the fenced off-leash dog park in Penrith has "exceeded all expectations". ...
Redcar Dad Puts Jesus Face Fence On Ebay
Gazette Live  - May 14, 2011
A HUMBLE Redcar back garden fence is up for sale after its owner found an image of Jesus in it. Amazed Rob Dale has put the ...
One year after blaze, fences built for protection
Chorley Guardian  - May 12, 2011
Concerned residents living near a burnt-out Chorley factory say they have been forced to build their own security fences to stop children getting hurt ...
Developer's 'broken promise' over a sound proof fence in Whitstable?
Yourthanet  - May 12, 2011
Residents living on a new estate in Whitstable are angry at the developer who has broken their promise to build a sound-proof fence. Homeowners on the new ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Ariz. seeks online donations to build border fence
Lake Wylie Pilot  - May 12, 2011
Costs varied by such things as types of fencing geography, land costs and labor expenses, the report said. Brewer signed the Arizona fence bill on April 28...
Book: `Virtual fence' on US-Mexico border a failure?
KTAR.com - May 12, 2011
Lee Maril is the author of a new book, "The Fence: National Security, Public Safety and Illegal Immigration Along the US-Mexico Border...

Fencing and Airports

City hires USDA for airport wildlife assessment
Hays Daily News  - May 13, 2011
The Hays City Commission at Thursday's meeting hired the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct a wildlife hazard assessment at Hays Regional Airport...
Fence boondoggle
Letter - McCook Daily Gazette  - May 13, 2011

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Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Albatrosses to Benefit from First Predator-Proof Fence in Hawaii
Surfbirds News -  - May 12, 2011
Native seabirds such as the Laysan Albatross and Wedge-tailed Shearwater will benefit from a just-completed predator-proof fence that creates a 59-acre area exclosure...
Human-elephant conflict: Electric fence breached?
Ceylon Daily News  - May 12, 2011
An electric fence erected by the Wildlife Conservation Department from Kahalla to Inihaminegama stretching over 30 kilometres covering the Pallekele ...

International Borders

Border fence victims stage demo in Agartala?
Bangladesh News 24 hours  - May 11, 2011
Due to the India-Bangladesh barbed-wire fencing, 8500 families lost their land, ... Their entire belongings have gone to the other part of the barbed fence...
Nod to border fence near tiger reserve - National security fears prompt move
Calcutta Telegraph  - May 10, 2011
The National Board for Wildlife has given its nod to the construction of a 62-km fence and patrol road along the Bangladesh boundary near Dampa tiger reserve in Mizoram keeping in view the interest of national security. ..

Weird News

U.S. eateries duel over belly-bursting bites
Canoe.ca - May 11, 2011
NEW YORK - A famous New York deli wants the right to keep giving its patrons heart attacks: kosher ones, that is, and in the form of a sandwich. ...

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