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Industry News

ASSA ABLOY Door and Perimeter Solutions Set to Impress at ASIS 2014
PRNews Wire  - Sep 27, 2014
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The security world is gearing up for the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits ( taking place in Atlanta, Georgia this week.....
Innovation Direct™ at Forefront of Introduction of Weak Fence Re-Enforcer Invention to Potential Licensees - Sep 25, 2014
South Miami, FL, September 25, 2014 --( An innovative and functional new product designed to effectively address a common home improvement problem, the Weak Fence Re-Enforcer, has been developed by Jerry Criscione of Lompoc, California. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence business finds place along high-tech firms on Inc. 5000 list
CtPost - Sep 27, 2014
When Robert and Nancy Kaye bought Riverside Fence in Wilton eight years ago, they thought they could turn the business into a go-to place for residential fencing in Fairfield County. However, being listed among the fastest-growing companies in the United States was far beyond their expectations.....

Local Government Issues

One of Wyoming's largest fence replacement projects underway
Casper Star Tribuune  - Sep 27, 2014
Nic Rogers found six dead pronghorn and five dead mule deer along a 45-mile stretch of fence in mid-August near Pinedale. Alone it doesn’t sound like much – 11 dead animals in populations of thousands, but the numbers add up, he said.....
Neighbors press for barriers, not fence, at I-95 plazas
CtPost  - Sep 27, 2014
FAIRFIELD --The developer of the new rest-stop complexes at Exit 22 on Interstate 95 told residents recently that he is willing to erect a fence to provide a safety and visual buffer between the plazas and their homes....
Proposed fence height draws conflicting testimony
Cape Gazette  - Sep 29, 2014
DEWEY BEACH — After listening to more than two hours of conflicting testimony, the Dewey Beach Board of Adjustment now has to decide whether the denial of a building permit to raise the height of a fence surrounding a pool in the front yard of a house on Chesapeake Street was proper.....

Community Issues

Trump angers residents with fence blocking golf complex
Las Vegas Review - Sep 22, 2014
DORAL, Fla. — Donald Trump has angered some South Florida residents by installing a fence of bushy trees that blocks their views of greens and fairways at the Trump National Doral golf complex in Doral.....
Bergstroms get OK for high fence to improve security
Appleton Post Crescent  - Sep 23, 2014
NEENAH – Recognizing security concerns, the city will allow businessman John Bergstrom and his wife to extend a 6-foot-high, wrought-iron fence in the front-yard setback of their home on Doty Island.....
Couple blocked in their home after company erects 6ft fence around their house
Metro  - Sep 23, 2014
A couple have been blocked in their home after builders erected a 6ft fence around their property. and had paid the owner of nearby apartment block Sadler Mills for two parking spaces in front of their home......
Proposed fence riles neighbors of Bethesda park
Gazette.Net  - Sep 24, 2014
Some Bethesda residents are concerned about a proposal to put up a fence around a building in a nearby park. A preschool that leases a building in Lynnbrook Park on Newdale Street has asked permission to fence in a space in front of the building......
Ohio Utility Hopes to Deter Metal Thieves with New Fencing, Cameras
Gazette.Net  - Sep 23, 2014
A major electricity provider in northeast Ohio is installing special security fencing and thermal-imaging cameras at some substations to keep out would-be metal thieves......

AG Fencing

New cattle fence and gates to be unveiled at Beef and Forage Day
Cattle Network  - Sep 25, 2014
All things bull and cow, along with what to feed them, will be discussed. In addition, REC leaders will be showing off a new $275,000 cattle fence and gate. The Florida Cattlemen’s Association helped secure the project’s funding from state legislators....

Fence and Animals - Domestic

Electronic fence failure allowed dog attack, official says
Hendersonville Lightning - Sep 29, 2014
ETOWAH — The three dogs that mauled a 79-year-old woman on Friday were supposed to be confined by an invisible fence that failed, a sheriff’s spokesman said.....
Why Electronic Dog Fences Fail You & Your Pet - Sep 23, 2014
Some dog owners have considered using electronic dog fences to keep dogs confined in front yards or unfenced backyards. But fences like these have a number of drawbacks that are both inhumane to the animal and ineffective for the dog owner....


Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Moose fencing the common-sense solution
The Telegram - Sep 27, 2014
In almost every case, the human victim is the one considered at fault. The arguments run the gamut from driving too fast to driver inattention, the theory being that if you hit a moose on the highway, then you are to blame. Despite evidence to the contrary, this still seems to be the reigning opinion. ...
Deer are pests for airports, threats to pilots
Great Falls Tribune - Sep 30, 2014
WASHINGTON – Oh, deer! Unwary motorists aren't the only ones who need to beware of the four-legged bane of gardeners, especially at this time of the year. Pilots are also having deer encounters that rarely end well, especially for the deer...
Dog fence proposal
Northwest Star - Sep 29, 2014
THE Mount Isa to Townsville railway line could form the northern boundary of the proposed 1440 kilometre dog fence across the North West and Central Queensland regions....
Big fence built to protect Skagit farm from elk
Columbian - Sep 29, 2014
BIRDSVIEW — On land nestled against the Skagit River and surrounded by forested hills, a team of state and tribal staff took on the task of installing a 2 mile long, 6 ½-foot tall fence this summer.....


Broken fence near train tracks concerns neighbors
WNYT - Sep 27, 2014
ALBANY - A small group of protesters are calling attention to a broken fence in Albany. The fence separates a neighborhood from the CSX train tracks. The group says the hole provides easy access for kids to play right on top of the controversial oil trains.....


'Smart Fence' to Be Built Around Gaza Belt
Israel National News  - Sep 29, 2014
The Defense Ministry and the IDF have decided to build a fence enclosing the Gaza Belt region, after both a survey of the long-term damage of Operation Protective Edge on the bloc and in light of two terrorist infiltrations there within a 48-hour period. .....
Algeria plans fence on Libyan border while hoping to mediate between Libyan protagonists
Libya Herald  - Sep 29, 2014
Algeria is looking to the possibility of erecting an electronic fence along Libya border because of concerns about the movement of terrorists and arms from Libya....
Bulgaria’s 7M leva fence at the Turkish border is ‘useless’ – and temporary
Sofia Globe  - Sep 26, 2014
The controversial fence built along 30km of the Turkish border at the orders of the now-departed Bulgarian Socialist Party government is “useless” against illegal migration – and in any case is now described officially as a “temporary measure”.....

Weird News

Man Who Raised $55K for Potato Salad Throws Party
ABC News - Sep 27, 2014
An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a huge public party Saturday that promised "peace, love and potato salad."....

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