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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe October 11, 2011  
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Industry News

SureClose from D&D Technologies a revolutionary heavy duty gate hinge and closer all-in-one
Press Release  - Oct 11, 2011
D&D Technologies has introduced a new line of concealed hydraulic hinge gate closers designed specifically for commercial, industrial and estate gates, the SureClose® Adjustable Gate Closer & Hinge...

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Encon Leads Training Movement with Second Combo Seminar in Two Months
Press Release  - Oct 5, 2011
On September 15th leading wholesale distributor Encon Electronics teamed up with gate operator manufacturer All-O-Matic and BD Loops for their second seminar in two months...
Innovative Composites International Inc. to Provide Highway Sound Barrier Panels
PRWeb  - Oct 5, 2011
Innovative Composites International Inc. signs an agreement to provide $10 Million annually in highway sound barrier panels...
U.S. Army buys vehicle barriers
UPI  - Oct 10, 2011
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has ordered portable barriers from General Dynamics to arrest the movement of vehicles...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Announces Licensing Agreement with Backyard America
MFRTech (press release)  - Oct 11, 2011
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Manassas, Va.-based Backyard America to develop and market Trex Pergola kits...
Deck Expo 2011 to Feature Two of Deceuninck North America's Building Product Solutions in Exhibition's Product Showcase
PR Newswire (press release)  - Oct 11, 2011
MONROE, Ohio, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, interiors and outdoor living, has been selected to contribute two building product solutions to the Product Showcase...
Video Illustrates Ease of EcoShield Deck Tile Installation
BuildingOnline  - Oct 4, 2011
SPRINGDALE, AR -- If seeing is believing, then MoistureShield's new installation vignette will have contractors and homeowners convinced that EcoShield™ Deck Tiles...

Fence Contractors in the News

DeSoto school board OKs fence contract
WXVT  - Oct 4, 2011
HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - The DeSoto County school system will spend $142,909 to replace or repair chain link fences playgrounds at 18 elementary and primary schools....

Local Government Issues

North Iowa Couple wants to Change Fence Law  - Oct 10, 2011
Des Moines, Iowa (AP) - A northern Iowa couple is calling for the state's fence law to be amended, calling it archaic...
City OKs new look for tower fence
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise  - Oct 5, 2011
SEGUIN - The City Council has granted a request from Danny Donhauser, owner of ZDT's Amusement Park, to change the color of the fence around the city water tower at Kingsbury and Geronimo streets...
Lake Forest city leaders expected to OK gates
ocregister  - Oct 4, 2011
LAKE FOREST – The owner of an auto shop can plan to keep up two wrought iron security gates he installed to keep expensive emergency vehicles safe while they're stored for repair at his shop....
City fences block Albuquerque resident's access to trails?  - Oct 9, 2011
The City of Albuquerque has built metal fences in front of some residential private back entrances and blocked access for residents to a recreational open space.....
N. Iowa couple spar with lawmaker over fence law
Chicago Tribune  - Oct 9, 2011
Des Moines, Iowa— A northern Iowa couple is calling for the state's fence law to be amended, saying the regulations made sense in the 19th century but are archaic today....
Romeoville OKs new rules on fences and parking
Chicago Sun Times  - Oct 9, 2011
ROMEOVILLE — Residents hoping for more privacy will have to check with the village before erecting a new fence.....

Stolen Fences

Two charged with stealing $3,000 worth of fencing
Elmira Star-Gazette  - Oct 9, 2011
An Elmira man and a male juvenile were charged Saturday with stealing nearly $3,000 in fencing material from the I-86 construction project in Elmira.....

Fences and Neighbors

City of St. Pete included in lawsuit for fence-blocked view
ABC Action News  - Oct 10, 2011
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Patti and Joe Chiandusse enjoy sitting on their screened-in back porch. "I live on this porch," said Joe Chiandusse....
Horley residents angry over 'monstrous' fence
Surrey Today  - Oct 5, 2011
RESIDENTS of a newly-built estate say their view has been ruined by a "monstrosity" of a fence......

Community Issues

Old Tiger Stadium site locked up, fans locked out as playoff baseball returns to Detroit  - Oct 5, 2011
Playoff baseball returned to Detroit this week, but fans returning to the site of old Tiger Stadium were met by "keep out" signs and new padlocks.....
Neighbors Thrilled at New Fence Around Abandoned Kennewick Strip Mall
News of Cumberland County  - Oct 9, 2011
A chain-link fence has now been added, completely surrounding the half-finished structure. It means anyone caught trespassing on the 8-acre plot could be arrested....
Fence to be fixed at Bridgeton Villas
News of Cumberland County  - Oct 9, 2011
BRIDGETON — Persistence, it seems, has paid off for one city resident determined to help out his neighbors....
Fences are suggested for Delta's dog parks
Vancouver Sun  - Oct 5, 2011
Several off-leash dog parks throughout Delta could get fences next year. A staff recommendation endorsed by the parks, recreation and culture commission recently will ask Delta council to erect fences at off-leash...


Fencing and Railroads

Van Drew says no notice came regarding Parkway fencing
Shore News Today  - Oct 4, 2011
The fence is designed to keep terrorists away from bridges, according to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority....
Railways to fence more platforms to avoid mishaps
Mid-Day  - Oct 6, 2011
After a 55-year-old woman was hit by an oncoming train at Vikhroli station while she was crossing the tracks around 12.30 pm yesterday, railway authorities are considering putting up barricades....

USA Canada Border Fence

Official foolishness - fencing the US-Canada border? Times  - Oct 4, 2011
ROMEOVILLE — Residents hoping for more privacy will have to check with the village before erecting a new fence.....

Fences and Animals

I-80 deer fence near Platte River almost done
Lincoln Journal Star  - Oct 10, 2011
He said such fences have been successful in other states. The 8-foot-high fence is finished, but workers have to hook up electrified portions and set up an...
Moose breaks down fence, lounges in family pool
KPLC-TV  - Oct 10, 2011
The family who owned the pool say they have seen wildlife in their yard before but they never imagined a moose would take out their fence and then fall in ...
Site fence puts native wildlife at risk to road
Cumberland Courier Newspapers  - Oct 10, 2011
FENCING has been erected around the perimeter of the northern beaches hospital site in a bid to stop the illegal dumping of rubbish....
Boy Scouts mark fences for sage grouse
Record Courier  - Oct 10, 2011
Boy Scouts of America Troop 495, from Minden completed a fence-marking project in greater sage-grouse habitat in Mineral and Lyon Counties in partnership with the Forest Service on Sept. 25...

AG Fencing

Eddie Baggs: Strong, legal fences make good neighbors
Denton Record Chronicle  - Oct 8, 2011
The old saying “The grass is always greener on the other side” really comes to bear in a historic drought...
Rotting fence posts prove to be a growing problem?
FarmersWeekly  - Oct 4, 2011
Rotting fence posts that have only been in the ground a few years – does that sound like a familiar scene? Well judging by readers on Farmers Weekly forums ...

The Art of Fences

Oxford Picket Fence Project set to end Saturday with auction
Lincoln Journal Star  - Oct 7, 2011
The 18 wooden picket fence segments, fashioned after the town's historic fences dating to the mid-1800s and decorated by local artists, have been on display since Memorial Day all around town....


Myanmar to stop border fencing
Daily Star Onlin  - Oct 10, 2011
Myanmar yesterday assured Bangladesh of suspending construction of barbed wire fence along the zero line of Tambru frontier under Ghumdhum union of Naikkhongchhari upazila in Bandarban....
Ukrainian Parliament Surrounded By Mystery Fence
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty  - Oct 10, 2011
One section of the fence was built this summer from Constitution Square to ... know who is building fences around the parliament and how the construction is...


Weird News

Robber orders pizza after stickup - Oct 9, 2011
Shorlty after holding up a bank in Yuma, Ariz., Saturday, a man decided to treat himself to pizza and a beer on the same street...

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