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Industry News

Nebraska Plastics Celebrate 70 Years
Nebraska TV - Aug 4, 2015
A Cozad family who transformed agriculture is still in the plastic business after 70 years. Nebraska Plastics is now onto its third generation of the same family running the company. Nebraska Plastics Founder Milo German invented siphon tubes for irrigation, but now Rex and Paul, Milo's son and grandson make above ground weather able PVC pipes for irrigation, as well as vinyl fencing.....
Release - Aug 17, 2015
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Decking Industry News

AZEK Deck's Innovative Vintage Collection® Receives Class "A" Flame Spread Index
PRNewswire - Aug 4, 2015
Introduced in January 2015 as the game-changer in decking, the AZEK Deck Vintage Collection has reinvented decking yet again. Along with redefining the beauty and aesthetics of capped PVC decking, AZEK's Vintage Collection has now achieved a Class "A" Flame Spread Index. ...

Fence Contractors

New Website for Las Vegas Fence Company
PressCable - Aug 14, 2015
G and B Fence, a leading Las Vegas Fence Company, just launched a new website. The website was designed and is being managed by Nevada Website Design, a local Las Vegas web design and internet marketing company. ....
Call before you dig
Pleasanton Express - Aug 12, 2015
City of Jourdanton Public Works Employees work to repair a 6” water main break caused by a fence contractor who failed to call before digging...

Local Government Issues

JPs give $630,000 jail barrier initial OK
Arkansas Online - Aug 12, 2015
The Pulaski County Quorum Court has moved forward with a request from the sheriff's office to appropriate $630,000 to buy and install fencing on the second floor of the jail to prevent suicide attempts by jumping.....
City seeks bids for fence to be built at Kapalama canal
KHON-2 - Aug 14, 2015
Changes may be coming to an area battling a growing homeless problem. KHON2 has learned the city plans to build a fence along both sides of the Kapalama canal....

Community Issues

Landlord builds fence around pharmacy in property dispute, CVS says
Project Syndicate - Aug 12, 2015
Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A dispute over property ownership caused a large chain-link fence to be erected around a section of the CVS Pharmacy at 37 Riverside Dr. in Johnson City, a CVS spokesman said, ...
Raising the issue gets a fence raised at ballfield
The Columbian - Aug 12, 2015
SALEM, Ore. — Hubert Thomas has lived across the street from the Willamette University softball field since 2002. Over the years, ...
Honeysuckle covered fence in New Kent County creates dangerous intersection
Norwich Bulletin - Aug 12, 2015
NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Neighbors in a small Quinton subdivision aren’t sweet on a honeysuckle covered fence, over on Dispatch Road. ...


Danville school directors approve $78,000 in fences
The Daily Item - Aug 17, 2015
DANVILLE — Chain link fences, at a cost of $78,276, have been approved for purchase by the Danville school board. There will be three fences in total erected at different school district properties. ..
Motorcycle club donates $2K to help build safety fence at Norwich school
Norwich Bulletin - Aug 13, 2015
NORWICH - On Thursday morning, 60 pre-schoolers dashed through a sprinkler on the grounds of the Norwich Early Learning Center at Deborah Tennant Zinewicz School., ...

AG Fencing

Irish Demand Government Money for Sheep Fencing
The Sheep Site - Aug 11, 2015
IRELAND – European Commission grant funding to modernise farms should be, in part, streamed to sheep farmers to help subsidise fencing. ..
Electric fences, cover crops, holistic management at Ranch Resource Roundup
Prairie Star - Aug 11, 2015
MILES CITY, Mont. – The Ranch Resource Roundup set for Miles City, Sept. 1-2, has topics planned that are currently on the minds of ranchers...

DIY - Consumers

HERE'S HOW: Build a privacy panel fence
Prairie Star - Aug 13, 2015
Dear James: I just moved into a house with a small lot. I would like some privacy in the backyard, so I want to build a panel fence. The yard slopes, so please give me some advice on building it myself. — Ron P....
Finishing a new fence - Aug 14, 2015
Q: What’s the best way to preserve the look of my new fence? It’s made of pressure treated lumber. A: The thing about wood is that the forces of nature all work to turn it grey. You can do things to slow this process, and you can strip the grey colour off and get back to bright wood after ....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Good Fences Make Safe Species
Project Syndicate - Aug 14, 2015
NAIROBI – African countries are often criticized for failing to meet their environmental challenges. Observers often cite loss of habitat in the face of population growth, land degradation, and industrialization...
Kimberley fence captures animals' 'dry season shuffle' - Aug 14, 2015
Fencing the entire entrance to Emma Gorge in the Kimberley's El Questro Wilderness Park, has revealed its importance as a refuge for an entire community of small animals....



Kelso airport gets $288,000 federal grant
Longview Daily News - Aug 14, 2015
Kelso airport will get some key upgrades thanks to a $288,000 federal grant. Airport interim manager Sharon Zimmerman announced the grant at Tuesday’s Port of Longview meeting. The port pitched in $25,000 in matching funds to help the airport unlock the federal money....

International Border

Migrants surge across Balkans to beat Hungary's razor fence
Yahoo News - Aug 14, 2015
KANJIZA, Serbia (AP) — It was a journey across deserts, seas and continents, and now, a few dozen meters (yards) away, the goal was in sight: the European Union.....
Drill tests Gaza border 'smart fences'
Ynetnews - Aug 14, 2015
Fences around Gaza-adjacent communities can now automatically detect possible infiltrations and instantly alert troops, as concerns rise over Hamas attack tunnels; drill checks effectiveness....

Weird News

'Call 911': Man Says Siri Made the Call That Saved His Life
ABC News - Aug 17, 2015
A Middle Tennessee teen is alive, thanks to Siri. Eighteen-year-old Sam Ray says the voice recognition service on his iPhone — famously named Siri — called emergency dispatchers after his truck fell on him while he tried to make repairs....

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