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Industry News

Kiwi Fence Training School Back in Session for September
Press Release  - May 25, 2011
BLAIRSVILLE, PA- Anyone looking to expand their knowledge of agricultural fence building practices is encouraged to go back to school- that is, to the Kiwi Fence Training School to be held September 29 and 30 in Blairsville, Pa....
Manufacturers announce PSIA-complaint products for 2012
SecurityInfoWatch  - May 26, 2011
The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) announced this week that several of its members plan to release commercial access control and intrusion products in 2012 that conform to the organization's specifications...
Parking Industry Survey Reveals Latest Trends
Business Wire  - May 26, 2011
According to a just-released survey on trends in parking, while parking professionals are finding increased pressure to boost parking revenue, significant trends center on demand for sustainable parking solutions and advances in new technology that are revolutionizing the industry....

Decking Industry News

4 Ways to Capture More of the Decking Market
Building Products - May 26, 2011
Watching the housing market's slow recovery is like rooting for your favorite underdog sports team: the constant hope for success is punctuated by brief triumphs that are soon dashed by the latest setback. How much more can dealers and builders take? Fortunately, one area that's looking up is decking...
DeckWise™ Introduces Improved Line of Deck Tile Fasteners
PR NewsWire - May 26, 2011
Watching the housing market's slow recovery is like rooting for your favorite underdog sports team: the constant hope for success is punctuated by brief triumphs that are soon dashed by the latest setback. How much more can dealers and builders take? Fortunately, one area that's looking up is decking...

Fence Contractors in the News

Liberty Fencing launches ‘how-to’ eBook
Cape Coral Daily Breeze  - May 25, 2011
Liberty Fencing has announced the debut of its new eBook, "7 Things You Need to Know Before You Build a Fence." The eBook provides tips about the necessary preparations and steps involved in building a fence...
Fence company worker accused of stealing from customers' homes
Sauk Prairie Eagle  - May 25, 2011
A Madison man faces 15 years in prison on burglary charges after authorities said he took jewelry from the homes of customers while working for Invisible Fence of Madison....
Fencing company seeking ugly fences
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald  - May 25, 2011
To celebrate the company’s 31st anniversary Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking is holding an “Ugliest Fence” contest during June. The winner will receive 100 feet of wood fencing materials. Labor, gates and caps are not included...
Vanderbilt Quality Fence – New Owner, New Location – Still Sayville's Finest Fence Company
Sayville News  - May 26, 2011
21 Color Chain Link Fence and Jerith Ornamental Fences. If you like the look of wood, but want vinyl, then Illusions Vinyl Fence is the way to go! Wood grain vinyl fencing is fast becoming the choice of residential, as well as commercial customers...

Local Government Issues

Fence for Palm Coast park may be costly
Daytona Beach News-Journal  - May 26, 2011
PALM COAST -- Palm Coast city staff members are recommending against installing a fence around Ralph Carter Park, warning that it could cost up to $70000 as the city faces another tight budget year, according to a memo ...
Steel Boundaries
City Watch  - May 31, 2011
Where Los Angeles ends and Torrance begins along Western Avenue, Torrance is putting up a fence in the center of a bleak, concrete-and-asphalt median. The median is being landscaped, and shrubs will cover much of the five-foot-high, steel fence...
Eastport fence survives 2nd hearing
Hometown Annapolis  - May 26, 2011
A five-member board on Tuesday voted unanimously to uphold a controversial 8-foot-tall fence in Eastport. But some members said they support the building permit only because the law gave them no choice....
Higher fence will satisfy neighbours in Courtenay
Comox Valley Record  - May 26, 2011
It seems six inches can make a big difference. Residents living near a proposed multi-residential development on Piercy Avenue raised concerns about variances for the project last week at a Courtenay council...

Decorated Fences

The longest painted fence in Latvia created at Riga Port
The Baltic Course  - May 26, 2011
Aim of the event was to cover the grey fence that encloses the territory of the Freeport of Riga in Vecmilgravis with paintings. Vision of the farsighted organizers of the event actually did pay off, and works of young artists brought the surroundings ....
Car hits decorated fence at Ohio 'Superman house'
The Associated Press  - May 26, 2011
CLEVELAND (AP) - A car has taken out part of a fence paying tribute to Superman around the Cleveland home where two high school kids created the Man of Steel....

Community Issues

The Good, The Standard and The Ugly: a fence
Manchester Confidential  - May 25, 2011
Fences are the modern abomination of the built environment of Britain. They are valid sometimes for security reasons but often they exist because of unfounded worry. ...
Fence needed on Derby's Alvaston Park
Guide2Derby  - May 26, 2011
Councillors and police are firmly behind a proposal for a fence to prevent yobs spilling from Alvaston Park onto a residential street. One resident in the area Nigel Hamson told the city's planning control committee that he and his neighbours wanted ...
Fence goes up along Kasilof dunes: Barrier intended to protect sensitive habitat
Peninsula Clarion - May 30, 2011
Ruffner said he understands the concerns about the fence, but thinks very little will change in regard to access to the beach. "As soon as people hear about fences and trying to help direct traffic they do get concerned because it means it's the first ...
National Cemetery Expansion Nearing July Completion Date
Times Record  - May 30, 2011
More than $4 million in projects at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith are much closer to completion today than they were Memorial Day 2010. ...

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Fences and Animals

Animal disease control fence in tatters
The Mercury.co.za  - May 25, 2011
Wooden poles stripped bare of wire& The remnants of the secondary red line animal disease control fence near Kosi Bay on the border between Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: Sandy la Marque. As farmers count the cost of lost income from the ban on ...
Landowners threaten to pull down pest-proof fence
Radio New Zealand  - May 25, 2011
CODY, Wyo. — Strand by strand, the Bureau of Land Management and a team of volunteers representing various wildlife groups are working to improve fencing throughout the Bighorn Basin. ...
Volunteers join BLM in ongoing effort in Wyo. to create wildlife-friendly fencing
Greenfield Daily Reporter  - May 25, 2011
CODY, Wyo. — Strand by strand, the Bureau of Land Management and a team of volunteers representing various wildlife groups are working to improve fencing throughout the Bighorn Basin. ...

Stolen Fences

2 Arrested, Accused Of Stealing Chain-Link Fence As Scrap
WLKY Louisville  - May 24, 2011
Louisville Metro Police arrested two men Monday who they said stole chain-link fencing and sold it as scrap. Police said 34-year-old Ellery Williams and 30-year-old Michael Ashby stole two 6-foot chain-link fence gates from a residence in the 300 block ...
Burglars cut through fence at fence company, 15 bags of aluminum missing
The Flint Journal - MLive.com  - May 24, 2011
Burglars cut through a fence at a Dort Highway fence company, leaving with 15 bags of aluminum end caps valued at about $2600. An employee of the company, located in the 6000 block of North Dort Highway...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Metal Border Fence in Arizona Town Is Coming Down
Fox News  - May 30, 2011
NOGALES, Ariz. — The old sheet-metal border fence in downtown Nogales is coming down. It's being replaced by a see-through, vertical post-style fence ...

Weird News

Trucker blew up 'like a balloon'
Canoe.ca - May 25, 2011
A New Zealand trucker is lucky to be alive after blowing up like a human balloon because he fell butt-first onto a brass fitting for his truck's compressed air reservoir....

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