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Industry News

Atkore International Announces Exit from Fence and Sprinkler Businesses
PRNewswire - Aug 4, 2015
Atkore International Group Inc. ("Atkore") today announced its subsidiary, Allied Tube & Conduit Corporation, will cease manufacturing of steel fence framework and sprinkler pipe products, effective October 5, 2015, .......
New Megohmmeter from BD Loops
Irish Independent - Aug 10, 2015
The BD Loops Megohmmeter (BD-Megger) is now available! BD Loops is proud to offer an affordable analog megohmmeter option designed with installers in mind.......
Bekaert, the Belgian giant that they couldn't fence in
Irish Independent - Aug 10, 2015
Bekaert has been a producer of the best fencing since 1880. Indeed, its founder patented a special pointy bit to make the fence more intimidating. But of course Bekaert did not get to where it is today by just producing barbed wire, however scary........
Standards Ensure Fence Performance
ASTM Standardization News - Aug 2, 2015
For over 30 years, Ameristar has prided itself on manufacturing products of high quality and unmatched performance. ASTM standards play an important role in many aspects of Ameristar’s business; our daily activities require the use of numerous ASTM standards.,......
Global Solar Fence Light Market 2014 - 2018 Trends, Growth, Share, Opportunities and Analysis by 9D Research Group
Digital Journal - Aug 10, 2015
Market Research Report on Global Solar fence light Industry was a professional and depth research report on Global Solar fence light industry that you would know the world's major regional market conditions of Solar fence light industry, the main region including North American, Europe and Asia etc,......

Decking Industry News

Trex product offers more design options
Recycling Today - Aug 11, 2015
Trex Company Inc., Winchester, Virginia, is reporting a growing installation base for its Elevations® deck product line with steel framing. Trex plastic decking products, which come with a 25-year limited warranty, are made with recycled-content plastic and are designed to prolong the life of a deck...
Starborn Introduces a Longer Deckfast® Metal Screw for the Rapidly Growing Market of Steel and Aluminum Deck Framing Systems
PRWeb - Aug 5, 2015
Starborn Industries, Inc., a leading fastener manufacturer and distributor, has introduced a new longer version of its Deckfast® Metal screw for attaching two-inch PVC, composite or hardwood decking to steel and aluminum framing. ...

Fence Contractors

Green Country residents blame manufacturers for failing fences
KRMG - Aug 11, 2015
gotten bad materials for their new fences. FOX23 and KRMG investigated the materials after homeowners complained that their fences were falling down just after being built.-....
Unchained Midlands Project Helping Local Dogs
The Daily Courier - Aug 5, 2015
Columbia, SC (WLTX) Some Midlands dogs are getting a chance for a sense of freedom with a new program called Unchained Midlands. -....

Local Government Issues

1,200-foot fence planned after Coachella Canal death
Desert Sun - Aug 4, 2015
A stretch of metal fencing four football fields in length will be added to the Coachella Canal following the drowning death of 7-year-old Annie Lee Palmer, according to Coachella Valley Water District officials......
Iron fencing going up around county buildings downtown
Arizona Daily Star - Aug 6, 2015
Pima County plans to spend more than $50,000 to put iron fencing around government buildings downtown in an effort to keep people from using parts of them as toilets, officials said......
Iron fencing going up around county buildings downtown
News 4 - Tuscon - Aug 6, 2015
TUCSON- The Tucson City Council has been promising to address planned ordinances on urban camping downtown. City leaders were supposed to put their plans on the table this week, but it's been pushed back another five weeks now, to September 9.....

Community Issues

Historic fence gets a makeover
The New Orleans Advocate- - Aug 4, 2015
Old Mandeville Historic Association members gathered outside the home of Kevin Adams on the Mandeville lakefront Wednesday, July 29, to present him with a hand-tinted photo by photographer Harriet Blum...
Lowe's provides new fencing at softball fields
Albany Democrat-Herald - Aug 7, 2015
Construction hasn’t even finished on the Lowe’s store in Albany, but the company already is trying to be a good neighbor.. ..

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Group builds Gwich’in Athabascan caribou fence
Reno Gazette Journal - Aug 6, 2015
The Nevada Department of Transportation has begun a project to install fencing on sections of U.S. 50 in Silver Springs to help keep livestock off the highway.......

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Group builds Gwich’in Athabascan caribou fence
USDA Blog - Aug 6, 2015
FAIRBANKS — A construction project with a centuries-old design went up last month north of Arctic Village — a V-shaped barricade of spruce and willow designed to steer caribou into a killing corral. .....
Giants Club: The world's longest electric fence is safeguarding elephants, rhinos and local families in Kenya
The Independent - Aug 6, 2015
It’s 400km long, took 21 years to complete, rises seven feet above the ground, and its wire cable would stretch from Nairobi to London if unstrung. .....

International Border

Why Good Border Fences Don’t Always Make Good Neighbors
TIME - Aug 4, 2015
Donald Trump raised eyebrows recently when he demanded that the U.S. complete a wall with Mexico–and that Mexico pay for it. But give the Donald this: he tapped into a global trend. Several border-wall projects are under way worldwide, from India, .......
Work begins to build 600m anti-migrant fence in Calais
Daily Mail - Aug 4, 2015
Eurotunnel officials began installing a 600m fence protecting the entrance to the Channel Tunnel in Calais after over 1,500 migrants attempted to storm the area on Sunday., .......
Hungary starts border fence
Arkansas Online - Aug 4, 2015
ASOTTHALOM, Hungary -- Hungarian soldiers started building a fence Monday on the border with Serbia to stop the rising number of foreigners trying to enter the country.......
Bulgaria Builds Border Fence; Changes Tune On Immigration
VDare - Aug 4, 2015
Stretching far into the horizon, this is the super-fence blocking thousands of migrants hoping for a new life in Europe.....
Why Hungary is building a new ‘Iron Curtain’
PBS.org -- Newshour - Aug 4, 2015
We return now to Europe, and another look at the continent’s growing migrant crisis. In the former communist nation of Hungary, the government is racing to complete what opponents are calling a new Iron Curtain.....

Weird News

Police Say Dogs Seeking Cupcakes Caused Small Stove Fire
ABC News - Aug 11, 2015
Police say dogs trying to get at a box of cupcakes left on top of a stove apparently started a small fire in a central Pennsylvania home.The landlord tells police in Logan Township that he stopped by his tenants' home to let out the dogs about 8 p.m. Sunday. .....

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