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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe November 29, 2011  
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Industry News

DoorKing Voted No. 1 Gate Operator Manufacturer 3 Years Running!
Press Release  - Nov 28, 2011
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing, Inc. has been voted the No. 1 gate operator manufacturer in Professional Door Dealer Magazine’s 2011 Best of Business reader poll in the gate operator manufacturer category for the third straight year....
Harper Chalice electric fence systems will be launched in Middle East markets
Security Park  - Nov 24, 2011
Harper Chalice electric fence systems are used to protect boundaries, buildings and a wide range of facilities. They have proved their effectiveness at preventing intrusion ...
ATV-Mounted PolyFence Wizard Makes Temporary Fencing A Snap
Farm Futures  - Nov 22, 2011
Dispensing and take-up reels along with fence post and jumper storage at the driver's fingertips...
Federal Courthouse Selects Reliance Foundry Security Covers for $750,000 Project
PR Web  - Nov 28, 2011
The Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse in Lexington, KY received new security bollards in October 2011. Reliance Foundry is honored to be selected as providing the decorative security bollard covers for this important project....
On the perimeter: Keeping watch with video analytics
Government Security News  - Nov 28, 2011
For government and critical infrastructure settings, perimeter protection is especially crucial and often the first line of defense for security-conscious environments.....

Decking Industry News

Barrow deck company wins international honors
Athens Banner-Herald  - Nov 27, 2011
Statham-based Tailor Decks recently won the Best Wood Deck over 500 square feet and Best Overall Deck categories, as well as coming in second for Illumination at the National Deck Competition...

Local Government Issues

Former developer owes city $45K for barbed-wire fence
Fayetteville Observer  - Nov 23, 2011
A former Gilroy developer who constructed a 9-foot-tall barbed wire fence around his home after he was savagely beaten in 2008 owes the City of Gilroy more than $45,000 in fees...
Port of Vicksburg adds new security gates, cameras
The Vicksburg Post  - Nov 23, 2011
VICKSBURG, Miss. — New security gates and cameras are in the works at the Port of Vicksburg...
First phase of Cross Creek Cemetery fencing-in completed
Fayetteville Observer  - Nov 23, 2011
It'll be a year or more before a fence completely encircles historic Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1. But the installation of the first section of tall wrought-iron fencing along the cemetery's border on North Cool Spring Street....
Lumberton athletic fields to get fences
Hattiesburg American  - Nov 24, 2011
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors recently approved the use of $15,000 from the Parks and Recreation fund to be used for fencing at Lumberton School District's baseball, softball and soccer fields....

Community Issues

Wood River to erect fence around playground
The Telegraph  - Nov 28, 2011
WOOD RIVER - The city is planning to put a fence around the playground at Central Park in order to keep mischievous people out at night....
Fence proposal for Johnny Martin oval grandstand
Manning River Times - Nov 29, 2011
THE Taree-Cundletown-Tinonee-Lansdown e Sport and Recreation Committee will recommend the grandstand at the Johnny Martin Oval be fenced off in a bid to stop vandalism....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Allotment fence 'will endanger badgers'
UPI  - Nov 23, 2011
ENVIRONMENTAL campaigner Mike Hamblett fears badgers are being driven out of their natural habitat by an allotment expansion in North Oxford...
U.K. researcher honored for beehive fence
UPI  - Nov 23, 2011
A British biologist was honored by the United Nations for research that led to the development of a beehive fence to keep elephants from raiding crops.....
Fences, plants are best deer deterrents  - Nov 24, 2011
A hundred yeas ago the estimated number of white-tailed deer in the United States stood at around 500,000. Today, the numbers are around 30 million....

Stolen Fences

BLM offers reward for information on stolen fence posts, grazing improvements, in Nevada
The Republic  - Nov 24, 2011
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for stealing metal fence posts and other range improvements in rural northern Nevada....

Pool Safety

Pool fences: Wise words to save a life
Brimbane Weekly  - Nov 29, 2011
"Drowning can happen so quickly. If a resident's property has not been inspected and they are concerned about any aspects of the pool barriers, they are welcome to contact our building development and compliance unit to arrange an inspection of the pool barriers."...

Fences and Neighbors

Man Disputes Fence Built by St. Pius Church, Says he Can't Drive Home Anymore
First Coast News  - Nov 23, 2011
Tyus said for years he drove on Miller Lane, a private road, to his house. But Miller is now fenced off completely, denying access to the road...


USA Mexico Border Fence

Fencing Arizona: Lawmakers seek private dollars
The Seattle Times -  - Nov 25, 2011
PHOENIX — Arizona is taking on immigration again. Lawmakers are collecting donations to fence every inch of the state's border with Mexico, a first-of-its-kind effort....
Border Fence Upends a Valley Farmer’s Life
New York Times  - Nov 26, 2011
BROWNSVILLE — One of the obvious advantages of living within a gated community is the sense of security. But what if you live on the wrong side of the gate?...
U.S. to extend border fence 300 feet into Pacific
Los Angeles Times  - Nov 25, 2011
Reporting from Imperial Beach — Pounding surf and corrosive sea air have stymied efforts for years to erect a sturdy fence at the westernmost edge of the U.S.-Mexico border....

International Borders

Affected families of Indo-Bangla fencing demand compensation
Times of Assam  - Nov 23, 2011
The affected families due to construction of Indo-Bangla Border Fencing have constituted a platform called Indo-Bangla Border Fencing Land Compensation Demand Committee ...
A fence, but not a solution on the Israel-Egypt border
Ha'aretz -  - Nov 26, 2011
The very expensive barrier going up along the Egyptian border has been heralded as the solution to the influx of African migrants. But some say this is not enough to deter Sinai's lucrative human trafficking industry...

Weird News

Turkey flies into restaurant - Nov 26, 2011
A wild turkey apparently flew into a restaurant in Pennsylvania on -- of all days -- Thanksgiving.....

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