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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe November 22, 2011  
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Industry News

New Features on Removable and Retractable Bollards Increase Safety
Digital Journal  - Nov 18, 2011
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) Mounting hardware improvements will make removable and retractable bollards from Reliance Foundry safer and easier to use....
Man breaks fence-pulling world record
MyFox Tampa Bay  - Nov 21, 2011
Jess Schooley, a retired design engineer, has invented what he calls a fence puller, a machine that quickly and efficiently removes fence posts.....

Decking Industry News

Nyloboard decking gives new life to recycled carpet
Plastic News  - Nov 16, 2011
CHICAGO-- After a year of transition, Nyloboard LLC hopes to roll out its decking that is made from 100 percent recycled carpet fibers into major distribution markets in 2012....
Natures Composites using milk jugs and wheat straw in composite decking
Plastic News  - Nov 16, 2011
A Wyoming company is betting that a product made from recycled milk jugs reinforced with wheat straw cellulose will help them gain a niche in the crowded composite decking market ...

Local Government Issues

Cayuga Heights adopts new fence law
The Ithaca Journal  - Nov 18, 2011
The new law allows people to have an 8-foot fence at the property lines in the rear or side yards, she said. The fence must be 90 percent transparent above 4 feet, she said.....
Borough to install fence at skatepark
Montgomery Newspapers  - Nov 19, 2011
It hasn't even been officially opened yet, but the new skatepark has become a major concern for Ambler Borough Council...
Janesville City Council clarifies pool-fencing ordinance
Janesville Gazette  - Nov 19, 2011
The Janesville City Council clarified an ordinance Monday that staff had incorrectly used to regulate koi ponds....
EPA: New fence coming for Carter Carburetor site  - Nov 18, 2011
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced an agreement to fund construction of a new fence around the Carter Carburetor Superfund site on North Grand Boulevard...

Fencing and Airports

City Council to consider cost increase in airport fence
McCook Daily Gazette  - Nov 19, 2011
McCOOK, Nebraska -- The McCook City Council will consider approval of a change order that will add another $7,000 to the cost of the wildlife fence to be constructed at McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport,....
Mansfield Control Board Okays Change Orders For Lahm Fence
North Central Ohio  - Nov 17, 2011
The Mansfield Board of Control has approved two change orders for extra work being done as part of the installation of a wildlife fence around Lahm Airport.....

Schools and Fences

WU will boost security fencing  - Nov 18, 2011
Concerns about campus security have prompted Washington University to plan a series of fences and gates to regulate foot traffic at its northern residential area....
School Board approves fencing for Mosley
The News Herald  - Nov 16, 2011
PANAMA CITY ó Bay District School Board members approved a $95,000 expenditure to build a fence around Mosley High School during a special board meeting Tuesday...
Solar fencing, surplus sale discussed at PUSD meeting
Porterville Recorder  - Nov 21, 2011
Solar project fencing, a surplus sale and construction updates are just three of several items discussed and voted upon Thursday during Porterville Unified School Districtís regular scheduled meeting...
Fencing plan at school as drugs equipment found
Belper News  - Nov 21, 2011
A SCHOOL in Belper has applied to put up a security fence after drug paraphernalia and broken bottles were found in the playground. ...

Community Issues

Moorland fence project starts
The Star  - Nov 22, 2011
CONSERVATION work on Peak District moorland is moving into a new phase with the installation of a second length of fencing to help keep sheep away from moorland where peat has become bare or degraded....
Fences raise questions
Otago Daily Times  - Nov 21, 2011
Fences went up at a popular Aubrey and Outlet Rds mountain-biking spot near the Clutha River outlet about a month ago, but a Queenstown ...
Borough to install fence at skatepark
Montgomery News  - Nov 19, 2011
Mount Calvary doesn't have a fence. Instead, a few small shrubs line the edges of the property along SW Westchester, where the fencing will be installed..

Fences and Animals

Moose temporarily trapped inside highway fence
Port aux Basques Gulf News  - Nov 21, 2011
Fences built to keep moose off the Trans-Canada Highway trapped at least one moose near the road earlier this month according to an Isle aux Morts man.....
Ranchers given until Nov. 30 to seek aid for wildfire-damaged fences
Alpine Avalanche  - Nov 17, 2011
AUSTIN - While Texas ranchers struggle to rebuild approximately 6,200 miles of fences lost to historic wildfires, Agriculture Commis-sioner Todd Staples has announced a deadline extension of Nov. 30 f....

Stolen Fences

Two men taking apart fence at closed business charged with burglary
The Huntsville Times  - Nov 21, 2011
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Police arrested two men on burglary charges after they say they found the men taking apart a fence from a closed business on Oakwood Avenue Wednesday afternoon, police from the north precinct said.....

Community Fence Projects

Donated fence provides freedom for young epilepsy sufferer
Truro Daily News  - Nov 19, 2011
TRURO - Finally, Susan Mullen can breathe easy when her young son Cooper is playing in the yard. Now that their property is completely fenced in, he is able to run free....


USA Mexico Border Fence

Documenting the border fence between Mexico and the U.S.
MSNBC  - Nov 18, 2011
Fences make GOOD NEIGHBORS. we cross at Ports of Entry so build a fence on the Northern border also. Its is time the Congress takes care of US citizens, ...
DHS wants second virtual fence  - Nov 18, 2011
TUCSON - The Department of Homeland Security wants to build another version of the virtual fence, despite the claims of a massive failure on the first one....
New border fence features improvements, flaws  - Nov 18, 2011
The new border fence cost roughly $16 million per mile, but law enforcement officials say it is worth the price as an improvement over the prior fence. Still, smugglers are already finding ways around and sometimes through the new fence....


Israelís Sinai Fence
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)  - Nov 20, 2011
Fifteen percent of the entire annual steel consumption of the State of Israel is now being targeted at the construction of a Sinai fence. If this barrier ever has a name, perhaps it could be called the Arab Spring Memorial. ...

Weird News

Shampoo mistaken for drugs - Nov 21, 2011
An Australian man has been awarded $100,000 after he was wrongly accused of bringing drugs into the country in shampoo bottles....

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