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Industry News

Tansa Trunstile Enters North American Turnstile Market
PRWeb (press release)  - Sep 18, 2011
Tansa Turnstile of Europe has entered the North American market and is offering its products for the first time with with its head quarters in Rockville, Maryland.....
Fence Protector® Announces 40% Rise in Online Sales
Digital Journal (press release)  - Sep 19, 2011
North West-based inventor and entrepreneur Mark Wheatley,has seen sales of his garden Fence Protector® rise by 40%,3 months after the launch of his online sales platform....
Guardian Pool Fence Expands to Tampa Bay, Florida
Online PR News (press release)  - Sep 18, 2011
Tampa Bay, Florida - We seek relief from the hot and humid Florida climate by the refreshing water of our swimming pool. However, there is a cost that comes with this comfort, and it can often be a grim one...

Decking Industry News

Is Arsenic-Treated Wood Putting Children At Risk?
WILX - Sep 16, 2011
EAST LANSING -- Patriarche Park's playground in East Lansing needs a little work. "A lot of the decking of the structure itself has been in place for the last 15 years," says E.L. Parks Department assistant director Wendy Wilmers Longpre. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Embezzler To Be Sentenced?
WOWT - Sep 14, 2011
According to Cass County Attorney Nathan Cox, Roberts had a working relationship with Quality Fence Company of Omaha and transferred $67000 of the company's...

Fences and Art

Fence Show offers richly diverse display of works of art in Livingston?
SILive.com - Sep 18, 2011
Some 115 exhibitors occupied fences and free-standing spaces, ... art on display at the 61st annual Fence Show at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Livingston
Fence Flip Graffiti?
Scene 360 - Sep 18, 2011
His portrait is placed on fences in different parts of London; and all of this is organized by Amnesty International in collaboration with graffiti artist

Local Government Issues

Peoria councilman cries foul on fence formula
Peoria Journal Star  - Sep 17, 2011
PEORIA — As workers installed a buffer fence between a future beauty salon and an adjacent home in South Peoria, 1st District City Councilman Clyde Gulley was working on a slow boil ...
Norma Manse fights to replace tornado damaged fence?
KSDK  - Sep 14, 2011
"I've been at the home 28 years, and it's a fence that's been there the entire ... so in its place she can only put up decorative fencing, no taller than 30...
Pieces of failed 17th St. bridge fence sent North for tests
Atlanta Journal Constitution -  - Sep 13, 2011
The state is paying a consultant $71,000 to investigate why decorative fencing of the 17th Street bridge over the Downtown Connector in Midtown crashed to the ground last month,...
Council approves rope and post fencing for Twin Oaks Valley Road
North Country Times  - Sep 13, 2011
Wooden rail fencing slated for removal along Twin Oaks Valley Road will instead be replaced with rope and post fencing, the San Marcos City Council decided Tuesday,...
Whitman taxpayers won’t be asked to pay for $30,000 fence
Enterprise News  - Sep 13, 2011
Town officials say there is no way they will ask Whitman taxpayers to pony up $30,000 to raise a fence to appease a police station abutter concerned about blowing trash, surveillance cameras and police detainees...

Fence Disputes

Dispute Continues Over Requiring Fence
emissourian  - Sep 15, 2011
A property owner said he was baffled by questions and challenges over whether or not he had to construct a chain-link fence between his commercial storage building and a residential lot next door.....
DEC Issues Violations For Georgica Fence, Too
East Hampton Patch  - Sep 15, 2011
The Department of Environmental Conservation has added its own charges relating to the fence constructed in front of an oceanfront home in Georgica. ....
Sidney farmer in dispute with state about fence
Morning Sentinel  - Sep 13, 2011
SIDNEY -- A Drummond Road farmer faces charges of animal trespassing because his cows and goats allegedly wander off his property and graze dangerously close to Interstate 95.. ...
Billionaire's pool fenced off
Morning Sentinel  - Sep 13, 2011
A SAFETY fence has been erected at the base of an illegally built pool at the holiday home of billionaire Solomon Lew and his daughter Jacqueline Lew...

Fences and Animals

Wildlife fence being installed
SILive.com  - Sep 17, 2011
Work is underway at the Fort Frances Airport to install the five-kilometre long fence around the property so deer don’t get onto the runway....
Protecting the future of RMNP with a fence
9news  - Sep 15, 2011
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK - This time of year, they are the two things that draw visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park by the thousands: the elk and the aspen trees....

Community Issues

Peoria residents: Ban front-yard fences
Peoria Journal Star  - Sep 20, 2011
PEORIA —Front-yard fences should be prohibited and any changes to the ordinance on fences should be consistent throughout the city, a majority of residents who attended a hearing on the issue declared Monday....
Chain-Link Gang
Health Care News  - Sep 19, 2011
City officials in Alexandria, Virginia ordered a homeowner who illegally removed a chain-link fence in her front yard to put it back because it’s historic....
Buy home, get free fence
Massillon Independent  - Sep 16, 2011
DAYTONA BEACH -- Buyers of a select number of D.R. Horton North Florida Division houses between now and Sept. 30 can get a free yard fence....
HOF bridge may get fence to deter jumpers
Massillon Independent  - Sep 16, 2011
JACKSON TWP. — The township’s three trustees want to make the Hall of Fame bridge a little safer...
Young decries OPG's fencing proposal
CottageCountryNow.ca  - Sep 14, 2011
BRACEBRIDGE -- An Ontario Power Gener­ation delegation about fencing at Bracebridge-area dams did not get much support from Bracebridge councillors last week....

Stolen Fences

2 Accused Of Stealing Chain Link Fencing
KERO-TV 23  - Sep 13, 2011
ROSAMOND, Calif. -- Two people were arrested Tuesday morning and accused of stealing chain link fencing....

Fencing and Airports

Insecurity - Govt Embarks On Perimeter Fencing in All Airports?
Middle East North Africa Financial Network  - Sep 19, 2011
Calabar, Sep 19, 2011 (Vanguard/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- The Federal Government has commenced erection of perimeter fencing in the nation's ......
Fence to be extended at Juneau airport?
Houston Chronicle  - Sep 13, 2011
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Juneau airport officials are extending a fence in efforts to help prevent the kind of problems that caused an Alaska Airlines jet to ...

Fencing and Railroads

Union Pacific to Mayor: We're Building the Fence
Davis Patch  - Sep 15, 2011
Union Pacific sent an email to Mayor Joe Krovoza Wednesday saying that they will begin building the controversial railroad fence near downtown next week. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Public meeting will address border fence?
Brownsville Herald  - Sep 15, 2011
State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. is hosting a “Border Wall Impact” public meeting on Saturday, just two days before a federal committee hearing in Brownsville is set to address border security....

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International

Fencing Pak-Afghan border
Pakistan Observer - Sep 13, 2011
It is good to hear that Pakistan has decided for fencing its border with Afghanistan to effectively stop illegal crossings especially of militants into its territory. Pakistan...

Weird News

Bride charged after allegedly punching guest
Canoe.ca - Sep 19, 2011
Cops GEORGIAN BLUFFS, Ont. - A bride in this small central Ontario town was less 'blushing' and more 'bashing' after a guest turned down a request to be her master of ceremonies, police say...

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