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Industry News

US Fencing Market, Freedonia
PR Newswire - Apr 16, 2015
NEW YORK, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for fencing in the US is forecast to expand 7.0 percent per year to $9.0 billion in 2018, totaling 875 million linear feet. Advances will be spurred by an anticipated rebound in building construction spending from a low 2013 base....
J&S Franklin's DefenCell Protection Systems Showcased At Counter Terror Expo 2015 - Apr 21, 2015
J&S Franklin is demonstrating the total protection capability of the full range of DefenCell modular protection and construction systems on Stand No G83, at Counter Terror Expo, London on 21st and 22nd April 2015.....
Sustainable, locally grown Albus wood good for fencing
Hermiston Herald - Apr 16, 2015
In recent years, Mike McKamey of All That Wood in Hermiston was having trouble acquiring enough old-growth Western red cedar to provide enough fence board for his customers....
April 18, 2015 - Belvedere Fencing recently launched their meeting forum where both customers and fencing manufacturers were invited. Fencing manufacturers were invited to discuss and share different ideas, materials, designs and patterns for fencing. On the other hand Belvedere Fencing invited customers to demonstrate the quality and performance that they offer from the range of fencing products.....

Decking Industry News

Fiberon Adds Dramatic New Color to Paramount PVC Decking Line
PRWeb  - Apr 21, 2015
Homeowners have another exciting color option in high-quality PVC decking: Earthstone, the latest addition to the Fiberon® Paramount™ decking line. A rich, dark brown with multi-toned streaking, Earthstone is ideal for creating a sophisticated outdoor space, adding a contrasting deck border or interspersing with lighter boards for a dramatic, one-of-a-kind look. ....
Cedar Creek Joins MoistureShield’s Distribution Network in Denver Market
PRWeb  - Apr 20, 2015
Cedar Creek, LLC, becomes the latest distributor to join the expanding MoistureShield network. MoistureShield, a leading manufacturer of wood alternative products, will provide its entire line of high performance decking ....

Fence Contractors

Community Thanks: Passing workers save horse's life
Arizona Daily Sun Apr 17, 2015
To the editor: I woke up yesterday morning to a stranger knocking at my door. Yhe lady said, "you have a horse injured and straddled on the fence!" This was the first of many good Samaritans that day....
Dangers Underground
Pleasanton Weekly Apr 20, 2015
The man from PG&E blamed A & J Fence for not checking the utility maps and the man from A & J blamed PG&E for the maps being incorrect. The City's Planner said PG&E's maps were out of date.....
Automated Gates Are Investment for Homes, States Blog by QS Fencing
PRWeb Apr 20, 2015
A new blog published by QS Fencing Company states that automated gates are an investment for homes and should not be looked at as a cost. Since these highly mechanized motor gates are naturally more expensive than manual ones, they are higher in cost. ...

Local Government Issues

Sheriff Hart Requests $47,925 to Fence Out Protesters from Santa Cruz County Jail
Indybay - Apr 17, 2015
Sheriff Jim Hart is making an 'emergency requisition' in the amount of $47,925 to install a seven-foot tall, 364-foot long gated iron fence in order to close off the area of the Santa Cruz County Main Jail's parking lot ....
Neighborhoods snarl over dividing fence
Rockford Register Star - Apr 16, 2015
A controversial gate blocking traffic along Hunters Trail between The Legacy at Hunters Ridge and The Plantation subdivisions will be locked as of Sunday, topping off years of bickering between its residents about accessibility and speed of traffic....
Council rejects request for fence around 'dangerous' dog park - Apr 16, 2015
There will be no fence separating off-leash dogs from traffic in what pet owners in north Edmonton call a dangerous dog park. A committee of dog owners asked city council to erect a fence around Grand Trunk Park, which is adjacent to two busy roads.....

White House Fence

How the White House is upgrading perimeter security
Washington Business Journal - Apr 20, 2015
The occasional but still alarming breaches of the White House perimeter, by foot and by vehicle, has the U.S. Secret Service on the lookout for security upgrades....
White House fence may get spikes
USA Today - Apr 17, 2015
Officials are planning to top the bars of the White House fence with spikes in order to discourage jumpers....

Community Issues

With $100,000 to raise, project chair optimistic
The Courier Life News - Apr 16, 2015
The prospect of having to raise about $100,000 might seem daunting, but Lois (Lemke) Riniker is optimistic it can be done. If she’s right, a long-talked-of Onalaska Cemetery beautification project can be in place by fall.....
Guilford High School students install fences at Summerfield Zoo
Rockford Register Star - Apr 16, 2015
BELVIDERE — A group of Guilford High School wood shop students hauled bags of dry concrete out of a trailer Thursday and placed them in front of holes dug in a field at the Summerfield Zoo. ...
Crews building fence at old Sanctuary Village
WHAM - Apr 7, 2015
Rochester, N.Y. - A fence is going up around the old sanctuary village to keep Rochester's chronically homeless population from returning. ...
Graffitied fence prompts Federal Way's first volunteer beautification day
Federal Way Mirror  - Apr 7, 2015
A 2,000-foot fence in Federal Way has been catching eyes for years but not for the right reasons. The fence along 21st Avenue Southwest, just south of Southwest 325th Place on the east side, divides a busy street from residential homes, but the white fence has also been home to taggers and graffiti artists for years....


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Turtle fencing installation planned for fall
Farm Weekly  - Apr 17, 2015
The new turtle fencing won’t be installed this spring. “We’re planning on doing it in the fall, when the water levels are lower,” Mark Campbell, construction manager with the City of Kingston, said. “We’ll have less of an impact on the wetland when we go in there to do that.”..
250 Native Elk Die Inside Fenced-in Area at Point Reyes National Seashore
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)  - Apr 17, 2015
POINT REYES, Calif.— The National Park Service has acknowledged that that more than 250 tule elk died inside the fenced Pierce Point Elk Preserve at California’s Point Reyes National Seashore from 2012 to 2014, likely due to lack of access to year-round water. ...

AG Fencing

Frustration over dog fence to-and-fro
Farm Weekly  - Apr 15, 2015
THE application for $4.5 million to build the remaining 380 kilometres of the vermin cell fence line is still being finalised......
Electric fence in agricultural field turns death trap for owners
The Hindu  - Apr 17, 2015
A farmer and his wife were electrocuted on Wednesday at Vangarlapalli under Pathapalya police limits in Bagepalli of Chickballapur....

Pool Safety

Coroner calls for new law to fence off garden swimming pools after 'adventurous' boy found drowned on his third birthday
DailyMail  - Apr 17, 2015
A coroner has has called for a change in the law to fence off garden swimming pools following the death of an 'adventurous' boy who drowned on his third birthday. ...

USA/Mexico Fence

Congresswoman questions $730K repairs to Arizona border fence
FoxNews  - Apr 17, 2015
TUCSON, Ariz. – The high price tag and slow repairs to a part of the border fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico are of great concern, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) said Thursday....
Experts: Border spending 'a shot in the dark' without better data
Tucson Sentinel  - Apr 17, 2015
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security needs to find a better way to measure the success of border security policy or else spending on the issue is little more than “a shot in the dark,” a panel of experts said Monday...

International Borders

The Fences Where Spain And Africa Meet  - Apr 17, 2015
On a rocky beach in North Africa, a chain-link fence juts out into the Mediterranean Sea. This is one of Africa's two land borders with Europe, at two Spanish cities on the African continent. ...
Arava residents demand fence along Israel-Jordan border
i24news  - Apr 19, 2015
Residents of the Arava desert in southern Israel have formed a volunteer patrol along the 200-kilometer stretch of the Israeli-Jordanian border which they believe is insufficiently defended and have asked the government to build a fence along the only border that does not yet feature a fence. ...
Kenya: Fence, Ditches for Somalia Border
allAfrica  - Apr 16, 2015
The best available technology will be used to build the 700km Kenya-Somalia border fence to bar unwanted persons from illegally getting into the country, officials have said...

Weird News

Parking Lot Honker: Grumpy Goose Takes Over High School Lot
ABC News - Apr 20, 2015
There's a lot of honking going on at a suburban New York high school parking lot, and it's not coming from the drivers...

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