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Industry News

New Patent Pending Post Collar hits the shelves in San Jose Ca. and San Francico Bay Area Fence Supply Retailers. Looking for National Distributors
Press Release - Jun 16, 2014
What Is The Post Collar? The Post Collar is an easy and very inexpensive way to delay possibly decades, wood post rot from the place it starts - ground or grade level.....
Automatic Gate Resource Center to Deliver “Selling Automatic Gate Systems” Workshops at ADI Locations
Press Release - Jun 16, 2014
Automatic Gate Resource Center partners with ADI, a leader in the wholesale distribution of security and low voltage products, to offer free, automated gate workshops at ADI branch locations across the west coast......
Don’t Miss out on Gates & Controls Sacramento Supplier Roundup!
Press Release - Jun 16, 2014
On Thursday June 19th, BD Loops will be in Sacramento for Gates and Controls Sixth Annual Supplier Round-Up. The event is a fun opportunity to meet and mingle with your favorite manufacturers and see the latest products in the market.....
Fence business opening branch in Easton
Allentown Morning Call - Jun 17, 2014
SimTek Fence, a company based in Orem, Utah, requested special approval to operate a branch of its business in Easton. The Adamson Street location will receive, package and distribute fencing materials but will not do any manufacturing, according Steven Haddock, the company's operations manager.....
AMRI Fence Acquires Houston Security Iron
PRWeb - Jun 14, 2014
AMRI Fence, a leading provider of fencing products to the Houston Market, is pleased to announce the expansion of its metal fabrication capabilities with the acquisition of Houston Security Iron......

Decking Industry News

Fiberon Composite Deck-Planning Tool Created By Venveo Wins National Advertising Award
PRWeb - Jun 17, 2014
NEW LONDON, NORTH CAROLINA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 To build a composite decking outdoor living space that suits a homeowner’s unique taste takes creativity and ingenuity. The same criteria apply when it comes to advertising the custom-built decks that Fiberon offers.......
US Wood Plastic Composite Lumber Industry Demand to Grow 10% Annually to 2018 Says A New Research Report at
Digital Journal - Jun 13, 2014
Wood-Plastic Composite Lumber to Outpace Plastic Increases in overall construction activity will support demand gains for both types of alternative lumber through 2018, but wood-plastic composite demand will rise at a quicker pace than demand for plastic lumber.......

Fence Contractors in the News

Pembroke fencing company celebrating 30th anniversary
Wicked Local Pembroke - Jun 14, 2014
David Armstrong was in high school when he began mowing lawns around Marshfield for a little spending money. He couldn’t have guessed his after-school landscaping work would grow into one of the predominant fence companies on the South Shore.....
Crime Tracker: Fence Business Booming Because Of Crime
KHQ Right Now - Jun 11, 2014
SPOKANE, Wash. - Business is booming for Moran Fence Incorporated in East Spokane. The company says it can’t keep up with growing demand. People are turning to Moran Fencing to fence their property and keep intruders out.....
Big Rock Notebook: Chainlink has strong Big Rock history
Jacksonville Daily News - Jun 13, 2014
MOREHEAD CITY – This wasn’t Chainlink’s first trip to the weigh station at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. In 2006 the Goldsboro-based boat won the Big Rock with a 501.5 pounder, with Wes Seegars the winning angler. ....
Fencing skills on show - Jun 14, 2014
New Zealand National Fencing Championships (NZFC) judge Colin Brown shows the finer points of fencing using hand tools to a young man considering entering the New Zealand National Fencing Championships next year, ....

AG Fencing

Hillbilly fencing
Ohio's Country Journal - Jun 16, 2014
It would be wonderful if every livestock owner had the pleasure of owning permanent, high quality fencing for his or her animals, but often that is not the case. It seems like it takes years to save up the money and have the time to install nice looking, yet functional, livestock fencing at home....
Livestock electric fence construction demonstration
Marshfield Mail - Jun 13, 2014
To install an economical, flexible rotational grazing system, many livestock producers are choosing to use electric fencing in addition to their traditional barbed wire fences. In recent years there have been a lot of new electric fencing equipment and fencing construction methods developed....
'Fence will save sheep industry'
Queensland Country Life - Jun 11, 2014
SHEEP producers have impressed on Agriculture Minister John McVeigh the necessity of building a fence control wild dogs in western Queensland...
Fence out the deer and coyotes, say Okanagan fruit growers
Marshfield Mail - Jun 13, 2014
Coyotes and deer are chewing into orchard profits to the point that growers need to fence them out, says the BCFGA. The animals are damaging irrigation lines, digging up tree roots and munching on fruit trees like never before, said Fred Steele, president of the BC Fruit Growers Association..


Local Government Issues

Marina tired of $45,000-a-year fence rental
Monterey Herald  - Jun 16, 2014
MARINA >> The city of Marina spends more than $40,000 a year to rent 3.5 miles of fencing. The City Council, which has expressed concerns about the cost in the past, may put a change to that situation on Tuesday night....
Security fence up at jail
Herald-Citizen - Jun 16, 2014
PUTNAM COUNTY — After several years of trying to get one installed, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department recently put up its new security fence at the jail....
Escambia public safety building gets new fence
Pensacola News Journal  - Jun 8, 2014
A security fence has been constructed around the perimeter of the Escambia County Public Safety building. The construction of the $300,000 fence was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a county spokesperson said.r....
Golden City Council OKs fencing on old mine openings
Denver Post  - Jun 8, 2014
GOLDEN — Golden City Council voted at its June 5 meeting to allow the state to move forward with a project to mitigate hazards at abandoned mine openings on a hogback north of the city.....
Owners lose bid to replace controversial quay fence with new wrought-iron barrier
Denver Post  - Jun 8, 2014
AN appeal to overturn a decision preventing the replacement of a controversial fence at Mistley Quay has failed. TW Logistics, which owns the quay and put the fence up on health and safety grounds, wanted to replace the current 6ft mesh fence with a wrought iron fence in Venetian red.....

Community Issues

Superior trail users caught off guard by new fence on Level 3 property
Daily Camera - Jun 13, 2014
Frequent — and frequently fast-moving — users of a trail in southern Superior were dismayed this week when they discovered that a barbed-wire fence had been erected on a steep portion of the path.....
New fence dedicated at Federal Flats Cemetery
DenPubs - Jun 13, 2014
Olmstedville — Saturday, May 24, was a rainy day, but this did not prevent a large crowd of family and friends from celebrating the dedication of the new fence at the Federal Flats Cemetery in Olmstedville.....

Fences and Art

New Yorker - Jun 13, 2014
In 2012, the European Central Bank gave a local arts group permission to paint a fence surrounding the construction site for its new headquarters, in Frankfurt, and provided ten thousand euros for paint and reusable wood panels.....
Newest ‘On the Fence’ artwork to be installed in Edmonds Friday morning
MyEdmondsNews - Jun 13, 2014
The Edmonds Arts Commission’s newest “On the Fence” temporary art exhibit will be installed June 13 on the City fence just south of Art Works at 2nd and Dayton......

Fence Disputes

'Neighbour from hell' dispute began over fence
Impartial Reporter - Jun 12, 2014
She said that when she erected a fence, Wood “came and broke down the fence”, adding, “he then came and asked if I had the deeds to my property.” When workmen arrived to fix the fence,..
Fence row that has divided Angus community comes to end
The Courier - Jun 12, 2014
The development standards committee has said it is happy with a 1.6m high steel fence around the boundary of Skyview in the centre of Balkeerie, approving a retrospective application for the decorative design...

Schools and Fencing

Washoe County School District defends fencing project
Reno Gazette Journal - Jun 16, 2014
The Washoe County School District defended the approval of almost $1 million in secure perimeter fencing at 27 elementary schools at its board meeting last week...
Residents voice concern over fence construction at Tredyffrin/Easttown
Main Line - Jun 16, 2014
Over two dozen residents living in the Tredyffrin-Easttwon School District voiced their concerns Friday afternoon over plans to construct fences around each of the elementary schools in the district....


USA/Mexico Border Fence

As wildlife hits border fence, ranchers and feds team to make a path to survival
Houston Chronicle - Jun 15, 2014
RAYMONDVILLE - Geographically, El Tecolote Ranch sits in the middle of nowhere - more than five miles from the nearest paved road. It is an hour's drive north of Brownsville and about four hours south of San Antonio. It is a place found by landmarks, not by maps....

International Borders

Ukraine Billionaire Igor Kolomoisky Offers to Build £80m Electric Fence to Keep Out Putin
Reuters - Jun 14, 2014
One of the richest men in Ukraine wants to build a new version of the Iron Curtain to keep Russia out of his country – an electric fence running the whole length of the border between the two countries....

Weird News

Buffalo Bill's Necklace, Gun Fetch $80K at Auction
ABC News - Jun 16, 2014
A necklace made from the claws of a grizzly bear and a Colt .45 six-shooter once owned by ex-scout and showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody sold at auction in Dallas for more than $40,000 each......

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