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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe October 4, 2011  
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Industry News

Linear Formalizes New OEM/ODM Development Unit
Press Release  - Oct 4, 2011
Linear LLC announces the formation of its new Business Development Group, which will support a growing number of new markets and existing customers interested in customized product solutions ranging from individual components to private labeling (OEM), and new product design and development (ODM)....
BD Loops Seminar at Encon Electronics a Great Success
Press Release  - Oct 3, 2011
On September 26th Encon Electronics, a wholesale distributor in the access control industry that stocks a huge variety of products and guarantees superior customer service and expert technical support hosted BD Loops’ popular “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” educational seminar.....
TimberTech® Moves FenceScape® Production to Wilmington
Press Release  - Sep 28, 2011
Citing increased consumer demand and operating efficiencies, TimberTech announces that the FenceScape manufacturing will move from their Columbus facility to the company’s headquarters in Wilmington.....
According to Purrfect Fence Owner, Al Benner, Exploding Coyote Populations Are Posing Significant Threats to Cats
San Francisco Gate (Press Release)  - Sep 28, 2011
Benner's company, Purrfect Fence provides a solution to this dilemma by enabling safe outdoor access for cats, while keeping them from roaming and hunting (the birds simply learn where the cats are inside the fence).....
Larco Releases New Guardian II Access Control System
Professional Door Dealer  - Sep 30, 2011
Larco, a supplier of door access solutions, has announced a new access control system for doors, gates and other entry points. .....
Specialist Perimeter Security Expert Resolves Debate on Safety of Security Gates
Market Press Release  - Sep 28, 2011
Sydney, NSW September 29, 2011 - Specialist Perimeter Security expert offers insight information about the enhanced security features of the modern security gates. . .....

Decking Industry News

AZEK Announces Partnership with VAST Enterprises
PRNewswire  - Sep 29, 2011
SCRANTON, PA and MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- AZEK Building Products Inc., manufacturer of the leading brand of premium, low-maintenance, exterior building products, and VAST® Enterprises, LLC,.....
Wood & Competitive Decking Market
PRNewswire  - Oct 3, 2011
NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Wood & Competitive Decking Market.....
Composite deck owners frustrated with constant cleaning of decking?  - Sep 28, 2011
CLEVELAND - Homeowners are paying a premium for a decking material that promises to reduce some of the the problems with wood decks, like rotting and splintering. But, some homeowners said they're fed up with the mold that grows on some composite decks.....

Running Your Business

7 ways to combat a negative online review
Boston Globe  - Sep 28, 2011
Online review sites like Yelp, Zagat, and Citysearch have in many ways become too influential in determining the reputation of businesses everywhere, especially on a local level.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence contract to create 18 safer DeSoto County Schools playgrounds
Memphis Commercial Appeal - - Oct 4, 2011
DeSoto County Schools board members approved a bid Monday from Memphis Fence Company Inc. to provide chain-link fencing for playgrounds at 18 of the district's elementary and primary schools.....
Agricultural Fencing Contractor Successfully Overturns Decision Made By VOSA
Shropshire Live - Sep 28, 2011
Mike Bradbury, an agricultural fencing contractor with over 40 years experience in the industry, was served with five summonses in relation to driving his agricultural specification Mercedes Benz Unimog 1600 on the A49 in Herefordshire....
Ct Consumer Complaint: Terryville Fence Company Leaves Holes In Jobs
Connecticut Watchdog - Oct 1, 2011
Many of us, including myself, are at times too trusting. The following is James Stuart’s tale. Look for signs of possible trouble for how the Bristol man handled this deal...

Homeland Security

Fencing along parkway’s Great Egg Harbor bridges designed to deter terrorists
Press of Atlantic City  - Sep 27, 2011
Drivers on the Garden State Parkway will have to enjoy the view of the Great Egg Harbor Bay and marshes through new security fencing designed to protect bridges from terrorists...

Local Government Issues

Directors To Look At Fence Changes
Fort Smith Times Record  - Sep 28, 2011
Stan Snodgrass, director of engineering for the city of Fort Smith, on Tuesday proposed better regulating some fencing uses to prevent drainage problems and flooding in some areas....
$90,000 price tag for soccer field fences
Simcoe.Com  - Sep 28, 2011
MIDLAND – Midland council has approved a bid totalling a little more than $90,000 to complete the fencing at the town’s new soccer field....
Stockade Front-Yard Fences Banned in Webster Groves
Webster Groves Patch  - Sep 30, 2011
The Webster Groves City Council has approved a measure that prohibits stockade, chain link and wire fences in front yards.....
Globe Gazette Editorial: State's fencing law is outdated
Globe-Gazette  - Oct 2, 2011
Imagine if your neighbor wanted to build a new garage and wanted you to pay for half the cost and upkeep. Imagine if your neighbor wanted to plant a tree and wanted you to pay for half of it...
Fall River resident's expensive fencing issue remains on the fence
Fall River Herald News  - Sep 27, 2011
Efforts to reconcile two fences, a pair of driveways and a permit ostensibly never obtained, coupled with safety issues causing the homeowner with the fences to face $600-a-day fines,....
Merrill restaurant sues city
WSAU  - Sep 27, 2011
The restaurant filed the lawsuit Tuesday – asking Lincoln County Judge Jay Tlusty to address four concerns, most of which involve a fence between the restaurant and the Mobil gas station and the location of signs for the two businesses.....
Jon Alvarez has court date over installation of fence  - Sep 30, 2011
Hannibal, NY -- A Hannibal man is in a fight with the town of Hannibal over whether his steel fence is too close to the road.....


Community Issues

Vandals damage fences in Dog Hill
Inside Toronto  - Sep 27, 2011
It remains a mystery who is responsible for cutting newly erected fences in High Park's off-leash area. High Park K9 Liaison Amanda Osmond says she has no clue who's been vandalizing the new fences erected as part of an on-going revitalization project of the off-leash area.....
Fence to beautify site of former eyesore in city
Republican & Herald  - )Oct 3, 2011
The City of Pottsville is planning to beautify the site of a former eyesore by installing a fence, City Administrator Thomas A. Palamar said Friday.....
12-foot fence at trouble-plagued Palmetto Behavioral Health stirs split reactions
Charleston Post Courier  - Sep 28, 2011
SUMMERVILLE -- The new 12-foot-high fence outside Palmetto Behavioral Health has some neighbors feeling like a prison moved in next door. "All it needs is some razor wire," is a common refrain......

Fences and Animals

New fence shelters deer from highway
KBOI-TV  - Sep 27, 2011
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Fish and Game is building a fence on the east side of Highway 21. The idea is to keep deer and elk away from the busy road and toward a wildlife underpass....
Buffalo vs. Fence
KELOLAND TV  - Sep 28, 2011
CUSTER STATE PARK, SD - From a distance, Custer State Park's Buffalo Roundup is powerful. Up close, it's intense....
A Sheltered Life episode four: Fence hangers
ABC Online  - Sep 27, 2011
Jon explains how fences are one of the most common causes of injuries for kangaroos at Hepburn Wildlife Shelter and we meet dog-attack victim, Falafel the wombat....

USA Canada Border Fence

U.S. denies border-fence plan, despite report
Globe and Mail  - Sep 29, 2011
The United States government insists it has no plans to put up a fence along parts of the Canada-U.S. border, despite a report that contemplates exactly that....
U.S. ambassador on fencing off Canad
News Talk 650 CKOM  - Sep 29, 2011
Reports and rumours have been circulating over whether the United States of America may be planning to fence off its northern neighbour, Canada, in order to protect its borders against terrorism....

Fences and Weather

Texas ranchers suffer $152 million in wildfire losses
Reuters  - Sep 29, 2011
The most significant loss for most has been the destruction of nearly 6,000 miles of agricultural fencing, enough to span the continent from the Atlantic ocean to the Pacific more than two and a half times.....
Ranchers who lost fences in wildfires should apply for assistance before rebuilding
Reuters  - Sep 29, 2011
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) is reminding ranchers whose fences were lost or damaged in the wildfires to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)....


Weird News

U.S. city gaining reputation for bad behaviour - Oct 2, 2011
It would seem like some folks in the city of Elyria, Ohio, need anger management classes...

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