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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe January 8, 2013  
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Industry News

Ameristar acquires prefab booth manufacturer Parking Booth Company
Government Security News - Jan 4, 2013
Ameristar Fence Products announced on Jan. 2 that it has recently acquired Parking Booth Company Inc., of Sun Valley, CA. Parking Booth Company Inc. has been a fixture in the prefabricated booth and building industry for more than 15 years...
New CertainTeed Webisode Series Makes its Debut, Showcases Michigan Home Makeover
PR Newswire - Jan 4, 2013
he winning family of the CertainTeed Living Spaces™ Exterior Home Makeover Facebook® Video Contest is set to star in a 10-episode series of webisodes documenting their extensive home renovation journey. ...
Barrette Buys RDI: - Jan 2, 2013
Railing Dynamics Inc., Egg Harbor, N.J., has been acquired by Barrette Outdoor Living, St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, P.Q. Barrette's wood, vinyl and aluminum fencing and railings will now have greater two-step distribution through RDI's network, while RDI's key distributors gain improved access to Barrette's extensive big box retail businesses....

Decking Industry News

Spring Lake, NJ, Selects TimberTech Decking to Rebuild Boardwalk Destroyed By Hurricane Sand
MarketWatch - Jan 8, 2013
The Spring Lake, NJ, Borough Council has selected TimberTech planks to rebuild the two-mile Spring Lake boardwalk, which is the longest non-commercial boardwalk in New Jersey. The Spring Lake boardwalk was completely destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. Spring Lake is a popular seaside beach destination,...
Trex CEO: 'Never Felt Better' As Housing Recovers
Investor's Business Daily - Jan 3, 2013
Ronald Kaplan, who took over as CEO in January 2008 amid a deep recession and subprime meltdown, says he's "never felt better" about market conditions.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Leading Milwaukee Fence Company's Blog Launches to Success - Jan 2, 2013
Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 In line with celebrating its 35 years in the industry, premium Wisconsin fence contractor A-1 Fence Company, Inc. launched the blog section of its website in September...

Local Government Issues

NMDOT Tries To Keep Up With Fences
abqjournal - Jan 7, 2013
He called to explain that he grazes cattle near Isleta Pueblo, and the animals sometimes get onto the interstate near Coors. He wants to know what the New Mexico Department of Transportation’...
Fence flap lingers with Portsmouth historic board
Seacoast Online - Jan 4, 2013
PORTSMOUTH — The removal of a wood fence from the front of a historic South End home was described as a "potential zoning violation" during a meeting of the Historic District Commission on Wednesday night....
County OKs new fence for Justice Center
Leavenworth Times - Jan 4, 2013
Following the temporary escape of an inmate at the Leavenworth County Jail last weekend, the county’s sheriff asked Thursday for additional safety measures at the Justice Center. Raheem Armstead of Leavenworth allegedly left the custody of a jail guard....
Snow Fence Battles Drifting Snow
13WHAM - Jan 4, 2013
Chili, N.Y. – With high winds and strong gusts, snow has been drifting in the area of route 390 and the Greater Rochester Airport throughout the day Friday. A fuel truck crashed into a county vehicle around 2:30 p.m. Friday on the snow covered access road in the tunnel....

Community Issues

Fence meant for safety may have been factor in fatality
MyNews3  - Jan 5, 2013
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Something that was intended for safety, ended up being deadly for one child who went sledding on New Year’s Day. Vanesa Lara, 11, was involved in an accident sledding in Lee Canyon, where a fence was recently erected...
Dad’s fear over fence by homes near M1
North Hampton Chronicle  - Jan 5, 2013
A three-year-old girl almost crawled onto the M1 motorway after she escaped through a fence in her back-garden. Her father, Steve Payne, claimed the fence at the property in Miller Close, ...
Residents Upset Over New Fence Around Compost Facility
Perkiomenvalley.Patch  - Jan 4, 2013
Several Trappe residents spoke out against the newly erected fence around the shared boroughs' compost site at the January 2, 2013 Trappe Borough meeting....

Fences in History

What the fences say
Burlington Free Press - Jan 7, 2013
During a career traveling the globe Charlotte resident Larry Hamilton documented fences of all types - from palm fronds of Papua New Guinea to stone walls of Vermont - and explores what the fences say about the makers...
Good old days: Rural telephone network was built using barbed wire fences - Jan 2, 2013
When you were younger, you might have tried to build one of those tin can telephones so you can talk to your friend that lived across the yard. Back in the 1900s, a small portion of the US rural West ...

Fences and Animals

Wildlife protected on new A11 in Suffolk and Norfolk
BBC  - Jan 7, 2013
Protection for wildlife is to be installed on the A11 in Norfolk and Suffolk as construction of a £131m dual carriageway begins....
Commission, sportsmen pay for fences around deer farm
Tribune-Review  - Jan 5, 2013
Sportsmen have paid to keep wild deer from accessing a farm connected to the discovery of chronic wasting disease this past fall...

Fencing and Airports

Airport security fence completed
Taipei Times - Jan 8, 2013
Security measures at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport have been upgraded with the installation of a perimeter fence with an electronic surveillance system, which has just been completed ...


Home Owner Associations

Fence panels removed without tenant’s consent
This is Wiltshire - Jan 5, 2013
A frustrated West-bury tenant was forced to put tarpaulin up to cover two missing panels in her back garden fence, after they were removed by her housing association. ...


Israel to build fence along Syrian border amid fears of violent spillover - Jan 7, 2013
(CNN) -- As regional fears of a spillover from Syria's civil war increase, Israel plans to build a fence along the border with the embattled country....
In defense of the fence with Egypt
Jerusalem Post - Jan 5, 2013
Among Israel’s most impressive achievements in thwarting assaults on its internal stability in recent years has been the use of an old technology to confront new threats. The completion of the 230-km. border fence with Egypt is the latest achievement in this respect.....

Weird News

Jail avoided in $10M caviar smuggling caper - Jan 7, 2013
NEW YORK - A man who evaded authorities for 23 years on charges he unlawfully imported more than $10 million US worth of caviar into the United States was spared jail time at his sentencing on Monday. ....

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