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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe November 1, 2011  
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Industry News

Fortress Iron Becomes The Fortress Company; Debuts Fortress Railing Products and Fortress Fence Product Brands & Websites
Press Release  - Oct 25, 2011
“Leading iron railing and fence manufacturer Fortress Iron announced today that it has a new name, The Fortress Company. The rebranding reflects the company’s strong growth,as well as broadened product offerings in the residential and commercial building and remodeling markets...
New Addition to the Poly Vinyl Creations Family
Press Release  - Nov 1, 2011
We are pleased to announce the addition of Frank Ward to the Poly Vinyl Creations, Inc. family to assist with sales efforts among its three branches. Frank Ward has various experiences in both the retail and wholesale sales aspects of the fencing industry...
Free back-to-back BD Loops & All-O-Matic Seminars to be held at Controlled Products Systems Group – North Hollywood Branch on December 8th 2011.
Press Release  - Oct 28, 2011
Brian Dickson of BD Loops will be presenting the highly acclaimed “Everything you need to know about Loops”...
Encon Holds Viking Access Systems Seminar
Press Release  - Oct 31, 2011
Wholesale access control distributor, Encon Electronics held its third technical seminar in three months. This time they hosted leading gate operator manufacturer Viking Access Systems at their Training Facility in Hayward, Calif. on October 20th....
InventHelp Client Patents “Fence Post Centering Spacing Tool” - Invention Could Simplify Fence Installation
digitaljournal  - Oct 28, 2011
“Fence Post Centering Spacing Tool” could save time and energy for fence installers and do-it-yourselfers. The device could make it easier to mark, align, center and set fence posts accurately..
N.Y. Company Leases Marlborough Building
Worcester Business Journal  - Oct 28, 2011
Boundary Fence and Railing Systems, Inc., a New York State-based manufacturer of fence and railing systems, has leased an 18,000-square-foot building in Marlborough just off Route 495..

Decking Industry News

AERT to introduce nano-enhanced decking
Plastic News - Oct 28, 2011
- Wood-plastic composite decking manufacturer Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. plans to introduce the industry’s first decking board that incorporates nanotechnology in the second quarter of next year....
DexSystems® Will Show Its Outdoor Floor System™at JLC Live Show Portland Oregonl
SFGate  - Oct 31, 2011
DexSystems®, developer and distributor of the GratedeX® and PierdeX® Outdoor Floor Systems™ will be bringing it's innovative exterior flooring products to JLC LIVE, a Hanley Wood Residential Construction trade show, Portland Oregon, December 8-9, BOOTH #1021...

Building Industry News

Overall Housing Starts Jump 15 Percent in September
Building Online  - Oct 17, 2011
"Today's numbers are very welcome evidence that builders are putting some crews back to work on single-family homes in select markets where economic conditions are improving, and on multifamily homes in places where demand for rentals is on the rise,"...

Fence Contractors in the News

Long® Fence is Gold Sponsor of Komen Maryland Race for the Cure®  - Oct 31, 2011
Long® Fence, one of the largest residential and commercial fencing contractors on the East Coast, was a gold level sponsor of the 19th annual Komen Maryland Race for the Cure®..
Fencing school has tails wagging  - Oct 26, 2011
Delta received a gift last weekend from the North American Fencing Contractors Association (NAFCA) and its members...
Erecting well-made fences will save you a fortune long term
The Batavian  - Oct 25, 2011
Many farmers avail of this opportunity to save on the cost but I have always believed that good professional fencing contractors, who have the equipment and the expertise, can often provide better value than doing the job yourself. ....

Local Government Issues

Fence being built at I-190 suicide bridge
Worcester Telegram  - Oct 31, 2011
WEST BOYLSTON — The state Highway Department is putting a bridge across the section of Interstate 190 on the West Boylston-Holden line that crosses the Quinapoxet River because of recent suicides there. ...
Construction Begins on Skate Park Fence
Patch  - Oct 25, 2011
The fence was approved by City Council at a meeting in January after local residents complained and the Sheriff's Department said the skate park was the number one cause of calls for service in Imperial Beach....

Community Issues

New fence keeps library patrons from parking lot
North Jersey  - Oct 27, 2011
LITTLE FALLS – An informal arrangement under which patrons of the Little Falls Public Library parked in the Valley National Bank parking lot has ended now that the bank has built a fence blocking the parking lot from the library. ...
HIGHAMS PARK: Residents turn down Tesco fence offer
Epping Forest Guardian  - Oct 25, 2011
NEIGHBOURS who fear their privacy and security will be lost if fencing around a new Tesco development is removed have turned down an offer of a compromise from the supermarket giant.....
Fury over City Academy School fence
Islington Tribune  - Oct 25, 2011
A CAMPAIGN has been launched against a 17-foot high, “Alcatraz”-style, wire-mesh fence planned for the City Academy School at Ange...
Plea for fence at Camberwell railway 'death trap'
Leader News  - Oct 25, 2011
A CAMBERWELL mother fears it’s only a matter of time until a child is killed or injured unless a safety fence near Alamein railway station is installed...

Fencing and Airports

Businesses at odds with airport fence, GJ Council steps in
Leader News  - Nov 1, 2011
A controversial fencing project at Grand Junction Regional Airport is putting airport officials and local aviation businesses at odds. Now the Grand Junction City Council is stepping in, saying it's worried about the project's impact on the local economy....


Fences and Neighbors

Fences, and more, divide business neighbors in Stafford
The Batavian  - Oct 29, 2011
Robert Frost wrote that "Good fences make good neighbors." Mr. Frost never met James Pontillo nor Tom Englerth. The two Stafford residents and fellow small business owners are in the midst of a dispute ....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Game reserve fence restored
Independent Online  - Oct 31, 2011
More than three years after being torn down by neighbouring communities, the eastern fence of Ndumo Game Reserve has been restored at last...
Electric fences threaten tigers in Jambi
The Jakarta Post  - Oct 27, 2011
JAMBI: The management of Berbak National Park Center in Tanjung Jabung Timur regency, Jambi, says that the electric fences in the neighboring village of Air Hitam Laut are threatening the local Sumatran tigers....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Why a Border Fence Wouldn't Work
US News & Wrld Report  - Oct 25, 2011
Building a physical fence along the entire border with Mexico was one of the dumbest ideas I heard when I was commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ...

The Famous and Their Fences

David Koch's Palm Beach Privacy Fence Deemed a No-No
Forbes  - Oct 28, 2011
New York billionaire David Koch was forced to pull down a privacy fence recently erected around his winter property in Palm Beach, Fla....

Stolen Fences

Stolen fencing, equipment almost halted Chunkin
Inside Self-Storage - Oct 29, 2011
BRIDGEVILLE --The annual Punkin Chunkin event -- a tradition that usually pumps a couple million dollars into the state's economy each fall -- came close to being canceled this year after the its fencing and electrical equipment were stolen, organizers say....


Weird News

92-year-old can't prove age, refused booze - Oct 31, 2011
A 92-year-old English woman was refused booze because she couldn't prove her age...

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