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

Ameristar Fence Products Featured in Manufacturing-Today's - Made in America
Manufacturing-Today - Fall 2012  - Sep 10, 2012
Eddy Gibbs, owner of Ameristar Fence Products Inc., is so proud of the Tulsa, Okla.-based company’s “speed of business” model that he has “SPDOFBZ” on his license plate....
CertainTeed Expands PitchPerfect™ In-Home Selling System
Press Release  - Sep 6, 2012
CertainTeed Corporation is expanding its PitchPerfect™ In-Home Selling System with a new Freedom of Choice™ presentation developed for siding contractors that install vinyl, insulated and fiber cement siding. Leveraging the latest iPad technology, the PitchPerfect system now includes five fully customizable sales presentations...
Two National Heroes to Present Keynotes at AFA's 2013 FenceTech in Houston
PRWeb  - Sep 10, 2012
GLEN ELLYN, IL, 9/11/2012 - The American Fence Association announced today that New York City Fire Chief Richard "Pitch" Picciotto and Apollo 13 Captain Jim Lovell will present keynote speeches at FenceTech 2013. ...
Fiber SenSys, Inc. (FSI) Announces New Product for Enhanced Perimeter Security and Fence Protection
PRWeb  - Sep 10, 2012
In response to marketplace requirements for enhanced perimeter fence security systems, Fiber SenSys, Inc. ( announced a new generation of perimeter protection products. ...
Innovation differentiates Paragon’s noise barriers
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area (subscription)  - Sep 7, 2012
With colors such as caramel and designs such as brick or stone, Paragon Noise Barriers’ Noise D-Fence panels certainly look different than concrete walls....
SimTek fence panels and posts installed at new mall to provide privacy to neighbours
infolink - Sep 10, 2012
One of the biggest grocery retailers in the USA, The Kroger Company chose the SimTek fence solution for their new store complex in Harrison, Ohio.....

Decking Industry News

TimberTech(R) Offers Industry's First Complete Hidden Fastening System
MarketWatch  - Sep 11, 2012
TimberTech, a leading manufacturer of alternative decking materials has partnered with FastenMaster, the industry's most trusted brand of contractor-quality fasteners, to create TimberTech Cortex, a hidden deck fastener for perimeter and replacement boards...
AZEK Building Products and Boise Cascade Form Distribution Partnership in Mid-Atlantic Region
RedOrbit  - Sep 4, 2012
AZEK Building Products today announced the addition of Boise Cascade’s Building Materials Distribution operation in Baltimore, MD, as its newest Mid-Atlantic region distributor. redOrbit (

Fence Fraud

Con Artist Contractor Caught
Crime Voice - Sep 4, 2012
Ventura County - With a trail of fraudulent “fence contractor” and identity theft scams trailing him from as far away as Connecticut, Theodore Diamond, 35, finally surfaced in the City of Moorpark pursuant to numerous citizen complaints about home improvements paid for but never performed...

Local Government Issues

St. John's agrees to contribute to new harbour fence - Sep 4, 2012
The proposed design for a new fence along the St. John's Harbourfront. ... will include brick pillars, metal fencing and three viewing areas along Harbour Drive.....
Downtown Macon Business Gets New Fence After Big Controversy
41 NBC News - Sep 9, 2012
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A six month controversy over a fence in downtown Macon is finally over. "The wall kind of stuck with a lot of people, it became a branding mark for Roasted," Roasted Cafe owner Nick Rizkalla said....
Developer drops controversial fence proposal
Mountain View Voice - Sep 6, 2012
Developer Merlone Geier has withdrawn its application to build a fence blocking access between properties in San Antonio shopping center after city staff and several business owners questioned the need for it, with some calling it a "bullying tactic" to force land sales...

Home Owner Associations

Good neighbor helps with good fences
Mountain View Voice - Sep 6, 2012
Roy Oteo is doing his part to ensure that residents of southern Denton County in need of a new fence get the best price possible. Oteo, President of the Willow Ridge Estates Homeowners Association in southeast Flower Mound, is trying to get enough people in need of new privacy fences ...

Community Issues

Buffalo Green Projects' Skyline Fence
Buffalo Rising - Sep 11, 2012
If you're going to build a micropark and you're looking to attract attention, then there are ways to make practical design elements eye-catching and fun. If the plan is to build a fence around the park, why just build an ordinary fence....
Bankers Erect Fences to Deflect Attacks That Don’t Come
Businessweek - Sep 7, 2012
Bankers in Charlotte, North Carolina, had prepared for the worst, bracing themselves for attacks from the Democratic Party’s convention stage and fencing in the entrances to guard their high-rise office towers against protests....
Figuring out the fences under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Washington Post - Sep 8, 2012
The new Jones Point Park under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge is great, but I am curious about something. Many of the gigantic concrete beams supporting the bridge have chain-link fences about halfway up and across the width of the beams....
New Fence Satisfies Concerned Parent
Buffalo Grove.Patch - Sep 6, 2012
Just hours after Buffalo Grove Patch published a story Friday about a parent’s concern for children’s safety near a construction site, a new fence was installed....
Shelbourne Road Sports New Fence
Arbutus.Patch - Sep 6, 2012
If a good fence makes good neighbors, things must be dandy between Arbutus United Methodist Church and University of Maryland Baltimore County.....


Fence Disputes

Man shot dead, second injured at Louisville homeowners association meeting
NBC News - Sep 7, 2012
One man was shot dead and a second was critically injured at a Louisville, Ky., homeowners association meeting in a dispute over a driveway and fence, police said Friday. ....

Schools and Fences

Yonkers Montessori Academy installs fence around soil contaminated with PCBs, says no health risk
The Journal News - Sep 7, 2012
YONKERS — School officials are taking special precautions after elevated levels of PCBs were detected in the soil outside Yonkers Montessori Academy.. ....

Fencing and Airports

How secure is the Dayton airport?
Dayton Daily News - Sep 11, 2012
At Dayton International Airport, you’ll find eight miles or so of 10-foot-high fence topped by three strands of barbed wire. There’s a road inside the fence line and police patrols to keep watch. ...
Airport plans perimeter reinforcement after breach
Burlington Free Press - Sep 5, 2012
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Burlington International Airport plans to reinforce its perimeter, an official said Wednesday, hours after a man drove his truck through the chain-link fence.....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Mt. Kenya To Be Surrounded By Electric Fence
Gadling - Sep 9, 2012
According to the BBC, the Kenyan government has approved a proposal to construct an electric fence around the country's tallest mountain, the 5199-meter (17,057-foot) Mt. Kenya.....
BLM seeks Cody area volunteers to help make fences safer for sage grouse, antelope
Yellowstone Gate - Sep 11, 2012
The Bureau of Land Management Cody, Wyo. field office is observing National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 15, with a project that will benefit sage-grouse and other wildlife in the area......

USA Mexico Border Fence

Math for fence doesn't add up
AZ Central - Sep 4, 2012
In Mel Brooks' classic "Blazing Saddles," the good guys need a ploy to slow down the bad guys. They put up a toll booth in the middle of the desert....

Weird News

Man shoots golfer who broke his window: Police - Sep 10, 2012
RENO, NEVADA - An angry homeowner apparently had better aim than a Nevada golfer whose errant ball broke the window of a home that overlooks the course.....

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