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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe December 11, 2012  
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Industry News

Linear Announces eMerge Essential - Affordable, Scalable Browser-Based Access Control
Press Release - Dec 10, 2012
Linux-based eMerge Essential™ and Essential Plus™ systems install quickly, operate reliably and offer many features found only in higher-cost systems......
Free “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” class taught by BD Loops to be held at Electronic Entry Distributors in Gardena, CA on December 12th
Press Release  - Dec 10, 2012
The informative “Everything you need to know about Loops” class is being held for the second time at Electronic Entry Distributors on December 12th 2012...
Factory Direct Fencing stakes new boundaries with ERP, CRM
Computer World  - Dec 10, 2012
Australian manufacturer using enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management to reduce costs, expand sales territories...

Decking Industry News

Decking firm builds foundation for future
Dayton Daily News  - Dec 8, 2012
Miami Twp., Montgomery County — A Dayton manufacturer is pursuing a down-home product with an alternative materials twist with the help of allied area and Ohio-based manufacturers and suppliers...

Fence Contractors in the News

Man accused of taking business's money, not performing jobs
The Northwest Florida Daily News-  - Dec 8, 2012
FORT WALTON BEACH - The owner of a fencing company was arrested after he received over $30,000 in payments for projects he never completed, according to an arrest report...

Local Government Issues

City passes ban on barbed wire fences - Dec 6, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque City Council has banned barbed wire or ribbon wire from homes around Albuquerque. ...
Harbour Fence Debate Heats up at Council - Dec 11, 2012
Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff returned to St.John's City Hall last yesterday after missing several weeks due to illness, and wasted no time in weighing in on the big fence debate at the harbour front. Though council unanimously approved the fence last summer, even she didn't realize exactly what they were approving....
Allan Hawco galvanizes campaign against harbour fence - Dec 6, 2012
Republic of Doyle star Allan Hawco has fuelled a social media campaign against a controversial fence that will bar public access to much of the St. John's waterfront.....
Bid for new fence at historic Portsmouth home denied
Herald and News - Dec 6, 2012
PORTSMOUTH — Plans to replace a wood fence in front of an historic Portsmouth building with an iron fence forged by a local blacksmith,.....

Community Issues

NI/Friends Blogs: Whimsical Fence
The Spokesman Review (blog) - Dec 4, 2012
This unique and whimsical fence is between 8th and 9th Street on Pine Avenue in Coeur d'Alene, not far from Coeur d'Alene City Hall.”....
New Fence for Transition House
Bay Shore Broadcasting - Dec 6, 2012
Couchiching Jubulee House don't mind putting up. A 200-foot long, 6-foot high wooden fence was installed on the property of a women's transitional housing unit with the help of Team Depot Orillia....
Fence in Goosenest Ranger District temporary
Herald and News - Dec 6, 2012
MACDOEL — A fencing project on the Goosenest Ranger District has been drawing public attention, according to spokesmen for the Klamath National Forest....
Fears pond fence ‘not safe enough’
Luton Today - Dec 10, 2012
Concerns about a ‘dangerous’ pond behind the new Inspire swimming pool have been dismissed by Luton Borough Council. Councillors Jenny Davies and Diane Moles visited the balancing pond after concerns were raised by a Stopsley resident that it was too easily accessible....
Christchurch council approves Port Hills rockfall fences
TVNZ - Dec 7, 2012
Christchurch City Council has agreed to consider rockfall protection fences for some residents of the red zone in the Port Hills. The decision would allow the residents to stay in their homes, damaged by the February 2011 earthquake....
Sanders Poynt beach fence dispute headed to court
Herald and News - Dec 6, 2012
RYE — The issue of public beach access at Sanders Poynt is headed to court. ....

Fences and Animals

Three Rivers parks tries to outfox deer in Bloomington
Star Tribune - Dec 6, 2012
An electrified fence around 30 acres of cleared land at Hyland Lake Park Reserve is more of an exclosure than an enclosure. ....

Fencing and Railroads

Criticism of fencing disappears from railroad regulator's memo
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Dec 11, 2012
The Federal Railroad Administration’s position on fencing is hard to pin down. Among its duties, as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, are enforcing safety rules and conducting safety research.. ....
Light rail sees fences differently
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Dec 11, 2012
TLight rail — the railroad’s smaller cousin — often takes a softer view on fencing. The light rail system in Denver actually requires fencing where trains go faster than 25 mph. In Dallas, design criteria calls for fencing on tracks where trains go more than 45 mph....
Fence near site of train accident has been repaired
Worcester Telegram - Dec 5, 2012
WORCESTER — A 14-year-old city girl is recovering after losing part of her leg in a train accident near the Greendale Mall yesterday. Police officials said her injuries are not life-threatening. ....

The Famous and Their Fences

Winselt mends no fences with her neighbours
StarPhoenix - Dec 4, 2012
n West Sussex, England, Kate Winslet's neighbours are having indignant meetings about her fence and gates, the London Daily Telegraph reports. ....

Stolen Fences

Dog Park bandits make off with $1000 in fencing
WXIA-TV - Dec 5, 2012
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The destruction and theft of a 170-foot steel fence from the South Bend Dog Park in southeast Atlanta has rendered a major portion of the Park, used by more than 60 dog owners every day, unusable....


Weird News

Motor mutts pass doggie driving test with flying collars - Dec 10, 2012
A pair of highly trained canines guided a modified car along a New Zealand race track Monday, passing their doggie driving tests with flying collars on live television, despite the odd off-road detour...

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