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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe November 8, 2011  
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Industry News

BD Loops – 10 Year Anniversary
Press Release  - Nov 7, 2011
Since 2001, BD Loops has grown tremendously from a small father and son operation to the largest supplier of preformed loops to the door and gate industries.....
Royal Group Becomes Royal Building Products
Business Wire  - Nov 1, 2011
It’s a brand evolution 40 years in the making: Royal Building Products, formerly Royal Group, is launching a new look and feel to complement the company’s successful history and to pave the way for future growth. Royal Building Products is a leader in the design....
Technology show offers insight into industry, changes
Victoria Advocate  - Nov 3, 2011
Remote control access is the norm for automatic gates, said Ron Swartz, with Apollo Gate Operators. Many offer keyless entry and some allow users to control their gates via cell phone, he said. Bluetooth technology has grown in popularity, too....

Decking Industry News

Fairway Building Products, LMC Partner for Distribution of ModernView
BuildingOnline  - Nov 1, 2011
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania-based Fairway Building Products, distributor of low maintenance building products, decking, fasteners ( and maufacturer of Fairway Vinyl Systems ( ...
New Trex Enhance decking product launched  - Nov 3, 2011
Winchester, Va.-based Trex Co. launched the new Trex Enhance high-performance composite decking. The new product will be positioned between Trex Accents and Transcend in the company's good, better, best decking line-up, according to CEO Ronald Kapla ...

Fence Contractors in the News

The Fence Guy proves that “A Good Fence Makes Sense”
Valley News  - Nov 6, 2011
"Everybody needs a fence," said Todd Neuens, owner of The Fence Guy, adding that those of us in Southern California especially enjoy the privacy of our own property....
Bushkill Township fence company owner accused of taking $8K, never performing work
Valley News  - Nov 6, 2011
A Bushkill Township man who operated a fence company is accused of taking an $8,000 deposit to install a fence in Hanover Township, Northampton County, but never completing the work.....

Local Government Issues

Port Antonio Infirmary To Get $1m Fencing Aid
Jamaica Gleaner -  - Nov 4, 2011
MINISTER OF State in charge of Local Government, Shahine Robinson, on Wednesday announced a $1-million contribution towards the erecting of a perimeter fencing at the Port Antonio Infirmary.....
First phase of fence project nearly complete
Topeka Capitol Journal  - Nov 6, 2011
A two-part project to replace the perimeter fence at the Topeka Zoo is nearing the halfway point, zoo director Brendan Wiley said Wednesday....
Don't tinker with a fence law that has worked well - Letter  - Nov 7, 2011
Regarding “Quirky Iowa Fencing Law Is Outdated” (Mason City Globe Gazette, Oct. 26 editorial), around the vast ignorance and lunacy of ...
Fence repair estimate comes in over $5,000
Lewiston Sun Journal  - Nov 2, 2011
FARMINGTON — The town has received an estimate of $5,580 to repair the fence in front of the wading pool at Hippach Field. ...

Community Issues

MT Tech students replacing chain link with iron fence
KXLF Butte News  - Nov 1, 2011
Montana Tech College of Technology students are putting their education to use by working to replace the school's chain link fence with a new ornamental iron fence...
Battle rages over Plenty View Golf Park fence
Herald Sun  - Nov 7, 2011
A WOMAN who has collected 20,000 golf balls on her property over two years fears a proposed fence at the neighbouring driving range will not stop the stray balls....
Memorial fence at NHS to soon expand
Neosho Daily News  - Nov 7, 2011
Neosho, Mo. — The memorial fence surrounding the Neosho High School will be expanding soon. The five-foot tall fence, which currently stretches from the north entrance to the south crosswalk, is made up of bricks with the names of alumni etched into the masonry....
Fencing not the answer to drownings - Water Safety
TV NZ  - Nov 7, 2011
Fencing waterways around the country is not the answer to reducing the risk of drowning, Water Safety New Zealand says....

Fence Disputes

Airport neighbor batty for fence repairs
CT Post  - Nov 7, 2011
STRATFORD -- Amid the titanic struggle between Bridgeport and Stratford over the future of Sikorsky Memorial Airport, a small, but very distinctive voice cries out in distress....
Battle erupts over Madison Park fence
Seattle Times  - Nov 2, 2011
On a sunny summer day, swimmers and sunbathers crowd into Madison Park beach, one of the city's most popular waterfront destinations....
Fence should put an end to their dispute
Camden Advertiser  - Nov 2, 2011
A SPRING Farm man involved in a feud with his neighbour has had an apprehended personal violence order dismissed after Camden local court heard a fence like "the Great Wall of China" would be built between them...

Fencing and Airports

Moses Lake approves airport fencing
Columbia Basin Herald  - Nov 3, 2011
MOSES LAKE - Moses Lake City Council members debated whether installing a chain link fence at the municipal airport could swap safety for security.....
Businesses at odds with airport fence, GJ Council steps in
KKCO-TV  - 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 .....


Pool Safety

More Janesville pools would need fences under ordinance proposal
Janesville Gazette  - Nov 3, 2011
JANESVILLE — Backyard pools as shallow as 24 inches would require a fence under proposed changes to a Janesville city ordinance....


Jail to build fence after inmate escapes
KBOI-TV  - Nov 3, 2011
CALDWELL, Idaho - At any given time there are 700 inmates bunked at the Canyon County Jail. Hundreds of them are screened through a processes to see who is low risk and could work in the jail and on work release....

Fences and Animals

What’s being done to keep cars from crashing into moose
Topeka Capital Journal  - Nov 3, 2011
Moose aren’t native to Newfoundland, but the province has proven a paradise for the spindly-legged interlopers. All the island’s estimated 120,000 moose—some say there could even be as many as 200,000 munching through the landscape...
Second wildlife detection system activated
The Telegram  - Nov 7, 2011
The Department of Transportation and Works advises that the wildlife detection system located in central Newfoundland is operational....
Fences recommended for Kauai reserve
Topeka Capital Journal  - Nov 6, 2011
Installation of strategically placed fences is needed to protect a Kauai natural area reserve that is home to rare and endangered species, state officials say in an updated management plan....
Fence Maintenance
Horse Channel  - Nov 5, 2011
A secure gate attached to a safe and sturdy fence is the only barrier between your horse and all the trouble he can get into should he get loose–a compelling reason to check fencing carefully and often. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

The fence that divides them
Toronto Sun  - Nov 1, 2011
EL PASO, TEXAS - For modern America, no frontline has been so debated and damaging. More than Iraq. More than Afghanistan.....
Border Fence Into Pacific Ocean To Be Rebuilt  - Nov 1, 2011
SAN DIEGO — The "surf fence" runs 300-feet into the Pacific Ocean. It was originally built between 1993 and 1994 as a barrier to illegal border crossers and smugglers....

USA Canada Border Fence

No fence for Canada, says U.S. official
Toronto Sun  - Nov 7, 2011
U.S. officials say they have no intention of migrating a southern border fence to the quieter line with Canada.....

Weird News

Florida man found dead, covered in bees - Nov 7, 2011
A teenage girl in Miami, Fla., discovered her father's body covered in bees Saturday evening. Donald Mason, 49, was doing renovations in a home when he used a fog spray on a hive of bees ...

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