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Industry News

QS Fencing Beautifies Homes With Its New Range of Picket Fences
PRWeb - May 07, 2014
QS Fencing has recently launched its new range of picket fences, Vancouver. These fences can be used to beautify and decorate a residential property or garden. The new range of picket fences falls under QS Fencing’s line of ornamental products......
IHS: Rapid changes coming to historically slow moving access control market
SecurityInfoWatch - May 12, 2014
Although the market for electronic access control has historically been a slow moving one when compared to video surveillance, IHS believes that the industry is poised for rapid changes in the short to medium term.....
Global Access Control Market to Top $3.5M, Report Reveals
Campus Safety Magazine - May 9, 2014
The global market for electronic access control will top $3.5 billion in 2014 — an increase of 7.6% over the previous year — driven by returning growth in the Americas and other emerging regions, according to IHS Technology.....

Fence Contractors

Derby fencing firm targeted by thieves in £1,000 raid-
Derby Telegraph - May 6, 2014
A DERBY businessman is appealing for help to track down thieves who stole £1,000 worth of wood and equipment. Abbey Decking and Fencing owner Fred Seeley believes thieves must have spent hours at his workshop stealing the tools and 400 lengths of 6ft timber....
10 things to know before you build a fence
Fenton Tri County Times - May 9, 2014
Whether you’re looking for more privacy, need to contain a pet or simply want to add interesting architectural detail to your yard, a fence will likely fit the bill......

AG Fencing

Fence building workshop sponsored by OFGC in Jackson
Cattlenetwork - May 7, 2014
The Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council is hosting a fence building workshop at the Jackson Agriculture Research Station located at 019 Standpipe Road in Jackson beginning at 6 p.m. on May 22. This workshop is for both the beginning and advance fence builder; sheep, cattle and horse owners; and grazing enthusiasts.......
Make a plan before building your fence
Agrinews - May 12, 2014
KANKAKEE, Ill. — The first step of building a fence for a sheep or goat operation is to develop a plan......

Local Government Issues

KC Stadium fencing plan approved by Hull City Council
Hull Daily Mail - May 10, 2014
Plans to install additional fencing outside the KC Stadium to segregate fans before and after matches have been approved by Hull councillors. As reported earlier this month, the fencing earmarked outside the stadium's North Stand is aimed at ensuring safety for visiting supporters,...
Livonia business owner gets 30 days in jail for illegal fence
WDIV Detroit - May 8, 2014
LIVONIA, Mich. - Christopher Martin was convicted last June for failing to remove a 7-foot wrought iron fence which he put along the side of his Livonia business and the expanded parking lot in the back.....
Hamden-New Haven Fence to Come Down Today
MyFox28-Columbus - May 12, 2014
An unusual fence that for decades separated low-income residents of public housing in New Haven, Connecticut, from their suburban neighbors in Hamden is coming down....
Warrick Co. Animal Control closer to getting fence
14News - May 12, 2014
Warrick County Animal Control officials tell 14 News the county commissioners unanimously voted to help fund a fence project at the animal control shelter. ....

Community Issues

New Balance moves ahead with fence construction in Norridgewock
Online Sentinel - May 12, 2014
NORRIDGEWOCK — Athletic shoe manufacturer New Balance is moving forward construction of a stockade fence separating its Depot Street factory from neighbors who say the company has infringed on their property rights....
Somerset's iron curtain: Farmer builds 300ft 'maximum security' fence around public footpath to stop dog-walkers straying onto his land
DailMail - May 4, 2014
Ecologist Sue Everett said: ‘Anyone thinking they will enjoy a nice country walk along the public footpath is now hemmed in by a horrific steel palisade fence.’ Ruth Knaggs, a member of the action group, said: 'We went to Mr Brunt to ask him if maybe there was something we could do to still access the field but he refused...
New fence donated to Singleton Family Support
Singleton Argus - May 13, 2014
Macquarie Generation donated $4000 which enabled Singleton Family Support to purchase the child safe approved fence panels and these panels were then erected on site by volunteers from BHP Billiton’s Mt Arthur Coal....
Security gate at Little Lever retirement home fixed after six months out of action
Bolton News - May 8, 2014
RESIDENTS at a retirement home will sleep easy in their beds now the gate to their property has been fixed. RESIDENTS at a retirement home will sleep easy in their beds now the gate to their property has been fixed. .....
Grudge Fence Blows Down
WOWT - May 4, 2014
In a gust of wind a neighborhood eyesore in Gretna has gone from nuisance to hazard. Fed up neighbors contacted fact finders once again....

Pool Safety

Pool safety: layers of drowning protection
WTSP.com - May 12, 2014
St. Petersburg, Florida -- Layers of protection against pool drowning should be prudent to every parent.......

D&D_Technologies

Schools and Fences

Secure Vestibules, Fencing Add New Levels of Safety at North Penn
TheAlternativePress.com - May 12, 2014
Security fence installation at North Penn High School and secure vestibule construction at the elementary schools are underway in North Penn School District......
Fancy fencing at Hays elementary school
Hays Post - May 7, 2014
Drawing students from Fort Hays State University turned the back fence of Roosevelt School, 2000 MacArthur Road, into a mural. The fence is on the east side of the school grounds, with a front view for residents on Donald Drive......

Stolen Fences

Garden fence raiders: Thieves steal panels to order as prices shoot up in wake of winter storms
DailyMail - May 12, 2014
Thieves are stealing wooden fence panels from gardens to order as prices have soared since the stormy winter, industry experts have warned.....

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

OR Volunteers Making Fences More Wildlife-Friendly
Public News Service - May 12, 2014
LAKEVIEW, Ore. - Good fences may make good neighbors, unless those neighbors are pronghorn antelope. A crew of volunteers is working to make fences more critter-friendly around Oregon's Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge.....
8-foot deer fences proposed for Eugene homes
News & Observer - May 12, 2014
EUGENE, ORE. — The Eugene Planning Commission is considering allowing homes to have fences up to 8 feet high. Why? To keep out deer....
Predator fence work begins
The Garden Island - May 12, 2014
LIHUE — The Department of Land and Natural Resources is beginning a project to protect rare birds and their native forest habitat in Kauai’s Hono O Na Pali Natural Area Reserve....

Fence and Animals - Domestic

New Mexico county panel objects to forest fences
The Colorado Springs Gazette - May 6, 2014
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Officials in a drought-stricken southern New Mexico county object to the U.S. Forest Service putting up fences and locking gates that keep ranchers' cattle away from water in a mountain riparian area of the Lincoln National Forest....

The Famous and Their Fences

Simon Cowell installs electric fence to zap foxes
Contactmusic.com - May 11, 2014
Simon Cowell has installed an electric fence around his home to protect his dog from foxes after a neighbour saw a fox in his garden.....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Voices: Fence on Mexican border not enough
USA Today - May 11, 2014
ALONG THE MEXICAN BORDER IN SOUTH TEXAS – The drive between Brownsville and McAllen on U.S. Highway 281 is a pastoral stretch studded with cornfields, palm groves, taquerias and small, well-kept homes.....
Border fence extension remains in Congressional limbo
KSAT - May 11, 2014
MCALLEN, Texas - Funded by the Secure Fence Act of 2006, plans to extend the border fence, part of immigration reform, remain in Congressional limbo......
Border Technology Vendors Face Stringent Acquisition Regime
National Defense Magazine - May 11, 2014
SASABE, Ariz. — The alleged smugglers jumped over the 10-foot high border fence near this sparsely populated border town just after the noon hour on a bright sunny day.......

Weird News

Man Catches Crazy-Looking Lobster, Unshellfishly Throws It Back (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - May 12, 2014
Ben Murdock, a 30-year-old lobsterman and captain of the fishing vessel Arielle Hope, caught this lobster near Monhegan Island, Maine, last week....

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