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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe October 18, 2011  
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Industry News

Atkore International Inc. Acquires Razor Wire International
PR News Wire  - Oct 4, 2011
Atkore International Inc. ("Atkore"), today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Razor Wire International, a manufacturing company specializing in razor wire ranging from 18 inches to 60 inches in diameter....
Boundary Fence is setting up shop in Gates
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle  - Oct 18, 2011
Boundary Fence & Railing Systems Inc., which has six plastics extrusion lines in Queens for the manufacture of vinyl fencing, plans to start four more at 595 Trabold in Gates.....
BD Loops is now including a disposable Chemque’s 3/16” Sealant Tip with every BD Loops preformed saw-cut loop
Press Release  - Oct 18, 2011
HUNTINGTON BEACH, C.A. - BD Loops is excited to announce that as of September 12th 2011 every BD Loops Saw-Cut loop will be packaged with a disposable Chemque 3/16” Sealant Tip.....
The Fence Factor set to rival X Factor... but for fences
Metro  - Oct 13, 2011
The X Factor may be keeping viewers glued to the television, but ‘The Fence Factor’ is fast becoming the number one competition for lovers of garden fences it seems....

Decking Industry News

Trex Signs Licensing Deal to Begin Developing Pergola Kits
Building Online  - Oct 11, 2011
WINCHESTER, VA -- 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....
Steel-framed decking grows in popularity
Out And About Live - Lodge & Holiday Homes  - Oct 11, 2011
Liniar, one of the market leaders in PVCu decking and fencing, says it is now supplying more and more of its galvanised steel sub-frame decking due to growing popular demand....

Fence Contractors in the News

Technology investments pay dividends for West Memphis Fence in competitive industry
Memphis Business Journal  - Oct 14, 2011
In 2010, West Memphis Fence & Construction Co. made a relatively small investment in a new accounting software that has the potential to revolutionize everything from how the company handles payroll ...
Georgia Fence Company Gives Traditional Chain Link Fences a New Look
PRWeb  - Oct 17, 2011
The Stockbridge GA fence experts at Natural Enclosures Fence Company are bringing a new look to a traditional fence that was invented over 160 years ago.....

Local Government Issues

Parks Department to build fence itself, save $21,000
Post-Tribune  - Oct 13, 2011
HOBART — The Park Department will save the city about $21,000 by installing new fencing south of the Wisconsin Street bridge with its own staff and community service workers, Park Supt. John Mitchell said Monday...
Homeowner, Fall River officials reach compromise on fence dispute
Fall River Herald News  - Oct 13, 2011
FALL RIVER — They say some of the best business deals are made on the golf course. In the contentious case of the too-high picket fences at 867 Walnut St., resolution came in the form of an informal hallway
Fence ordered moved from street right-of-way
Princeton Union Eagle  - Oct 13, 2011
Angela and Jeremy Uhrich, of 219 14th Ave. S., and the Princeton City Council sparred last Thursday over who is responsible for the Uhrich couple’s new fence getting installed in a street right of way this past spring....
Hannibal man ordered to remove fence on town right-of-way
The Post-Standard  - Oct 13, 2011
Oswego, NY -- Jon Alvarez of Hannibal was ordered Thursday to remove the fence he erected on town of Hannibal right-of-way along Sixty Six Road....

Fence History

Barbed wire causes West Texas war
Hays Free Press  - Oct 16, 2011
Gov. John Ireland did a political about-face on Oct. 10, 1883, and called the state legislature back into special session to deal with the fence-cutting crisis that had turned western Texas into a war zone...

Community Issues

New fence gets the thumbs up
Tenterfield Star  - Oct 13, 2011
WORK to upgrade sporting facilities in Tenterfield has started with the completion of a new fence around Shirley Park....
City installing fence on York Street
Stratford Gazette  - Oct 13, 2011
York Street business owners are getting the decorative fence along the commercial block’s green space they had petitioned for.....
Voll Ponders Fence for Old Golf Course Site
Cape May County Herald  - Oct 11, 2011
VILLAS — Don’t call it Ponderlodge or Villas Wildlife Management Area any longer, it’s officially Cox Hall Creek Wildlife Management Area....

Pool Safety

Study identifies scenarios that precede at-home pool drownings of young children
EurekAlert (press release)  - Oct 16, 2011
That's why pool fencing is critical," said lead study author Phyllis Agran, MD, FAAP. Any home pool should have a four-sided fence with a self-closing, self-latching gate in good condition, which is never left open....

AG Fences

Farmers' vote brings statewide barrier fence a step closer to completion
Science Network Western Australia  - Oct 15, 2011
FARMERS from the Esperance region have voted in favor of contributing $1.76 million out of their own money to assist in the extension of the state barrier fence...
Virginia Farmers Get Help Fixing Fences Torn Down In Tornadoes
WCYB  - Oct 15, 2011
GLADE SPRING, Va. -- Almost six months ago, tornadoes barreled through our region destroying homes and businesses in Tennessee and Virginia...
Wildlife deaths spark barbed wire debate
ABC Rural  - Oct 13, 2011
The decision by a large, commercial landholder to remove the top strand from some barbed-wire fences to protect endangered mahogany gliders has been lauded by conservationists....

Schools and Fences

Salisbury School Board Approves Fence, Repairs to Buildings
Salisbury Patch  - Oct 13, 2011
The Salisbury School board voted Wednesday at their October regular meeting to accept quotes for fencing around the high school parking lot and repairs to the exterior of the district's administration building...


Fence Accidents

Barbed wire fence killed sidecar racer in Somerset crash
This is Somerset  - Oct 14, 2011
Champion sidecar racer Nigel Parkinson died when the machine he was testing crashed through a barbed wire fence, cutting his throat and breaking his neck, an inquest has been told.....
Man dies in freak fence accident
Sydney Morning Herald  - Oct 13, 2011
A man died when his neck was caught between two steel bars when he slipped trying to climb a school fence in Melbourne's outer south-east....
Four-metre plunge: man's face caught in fence
Sydney Morning Herald  - Oct 13, 2011
A man in his 80s suffered serious facial injuries when he fell from scaffolding and became snagged on a fence in Melbourne’s north yesterday...

Fencing and Airports

Hangars take flight after accusing GJ Airport of fencing off business  - Oct 13, 2011
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Hangar businesses at the Grand Junction Regional Airport are taking flight, now that a security gate is fencing them in....

USA Canada Border Fence

US Weighs Fencing Parts of Shared Canadian Border
Voice of America  - Oct 18, 2011
The United States and Canada share the longest unfortified border in the world. In the border town of Blaine, Washington, a shallow ditch and some warning signs are all that separate U.S. territory from Canada...
The Great Wall of Foolishness
Toronto Star  - Oct 14, 2011
So our neighbour has designs to build a fence. On the one hand, a “fence along the northern border is not being considered at this time,” said a statement issued recently by the United States Customs and Border Protection agency...

Fences and Volunteers

Eagle Scout Candidate Repairs Fence at James A. Garfield National Historic Site
Mentor Patch  - Oct 13, 2011
Recently, Austin Reynolds, a member of local Boy Scout Troop 885 and an Eagle Scout candidate, took on the task of repairing and painting the park's white picket fence.....


Weird News

San Diego ranked luckiest town in U.S. - Oct 13, 2011
NEW YORK - San Diego, which has been touted as having one of the best climates in the United States, is also the luckiest, according to a new ranking...

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