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Industry News

Nebraska Plastics: 70 years in Cozad
Lexington Clipper Herald - Aug 2, 2015
COZAD, Neb. - The Cozad Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Nebraska Plastics on their 70th Anniversary! They got their start as a Cozad business with Milo German in 1945 after inventing the use of siphon tubes for irrigation in the PlatteValley.....
Perimeter Security Market Worth 20,250.6 Million USD by 2020
PR Newswire - Jul 30, 2015
According to a new market research report, "Perimeter Security Market by System (IDS, Video Surveillance, Alarms & Notification, Access Control), Service (System Integration & Consulting, Risk Assessment, Managed Services, Maintenance & Support), Vertical, Region - Global Forecast to 2020",. .....

Decking Industry News

AZEK® & TimberTech® Introduce Impression Rail, a Low-Maintenance Aluminum Railing with Classic, Versatile Style
Benzinga (Press Release) - Jul 30, 2015
AZEK and TimberTech, the leading brands of premium exterior products, introduces Impression Rail, a sleek new aluminum railing that offers premium wrought iron aesthetics....
Trex plans product launches in addition to decks, pellets
Plastics News - Aug 3, 2015
Composite wood deck maker Trex Co. is preparing to enter new markets beyond its recently launched recycled polyethylene pellet business, which just became fully operational with four lines in service......
Composite deck sales improving as they stand the test of time
Plastics News - Jul 31, 2015
The composite wood decks at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida have endured some pretty wicked weather in the last decade. Rain falls on the swampy neighbor of the Everglades about 128 days a year — some of it the most damaging on record, like Hurricane Katrina in 2005.......

Fence Contractors

Dakota Unlimited Completes its 25,000th Fence Project
PRWeb - Jul 30, 2015
Dakota Unlimited, a premier fence builder for more than 30 years, announces today it will complete its 25,000th fence project. The milestone project will be completed at the home of Dennis and Janice Larson in Hastings, Minnesota on Thursday, July 30th, 2015.....
Utah woman who embezzled $900K headed to prison
KSL - Jul 28, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — A Clearfield woman who embezzled nearly $900,000 from two companies for which she worked is headed to prison. Teri Ann Jarvis, 41, admitted in federal court that she stole $846,738 from Positive Power LLC, an Ogden electrical services contractor, and $43,958 from Bronco Fence Company in Kaysville.....
Surrey Fencing Experts Published Tips on Removing an Old Fence
PRWeb - Jul 28, 2015
QS Fencing, a Surrey fencing company, has recently published some very useful tips on removing an old fence in the best possible manner. The fencing experts at QS Fencing believe that an old fence with peeling paint and breaking pickets can dramatically devalue one’s property....
Rick's Custom Fencing and Decking Proudly Sponsors the NW Natural Street of Dreams
PR Urgent - Jul 31, 2015
Rick's Custom Fencing and Decking is a sponsor of the NW Natural Street of Dreams. The event is one of the highest attended home showcases in the country.....

Local Government Issues

Fence-height fight goes to 3rd court
The Rolla Daily News - Jul 29, 2015
A four-year legal battle over a 4-foot-tall fence that's already been through two courtrooms is "something out of a Monty Python sketch," Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said Tuesday when the fight ended up in his courtroom.....
Caltrans reports 'near misses;' fences and access of concern to riders
Desert Dispatch - Aug 1, 2015
HINKLEY — Two months into the Highway 58 widening project a clash is developing between Caltrans and the contractor with off-road enthusiasts.....
Highway fence prevents animal deaths
Pueblo Chieftain - Aug 1, 2015
Wildlife fencing along Interstate 25 south of Fountain has decreased the number of wildlife-related collisions by 85 percent, the Colorado Department of Transportation said on Friday. - See more at:

Community Issues

Willamette builds better fence after neighbor calls foul
WRCB-TV - Aug 4, 2015
Hubert Thomas has lived in his home across the street from the Willamette University softball field since 2002. Over the years, he has collected a fairly substantial amount of balls that have flown over the fence into or near his property.. ..
New fence surrounding The Bethlehem Center raises concerns
WRCB-TV - Jul 30, 2015
A new fence surrounds the property of The Bethlehem Center in the Alton Park Community. But not everyone is happy about it. ..
Lowe's volunteers install fence at Putnamville Park
Salem News - Jul 30, 2015
DANVERS — On a sweltering day this week, volunteers from Lowe’s Home Improvement helped install a stockade fence along the rail trail to screen Putnamville Park from the bustling parking lot of the Danvers Agway store.. ..
Artists sought for temporary fence art in Solana Beach
Seaside Courier - Aug 1, 2015
The Solana Beach Public Arts Commission is looking for artists or teams of artists to create quality fence art for the Coastal Rail Trail along northern Highway 101, north of Lomas Santa Fe. ..


Schools and Fences

New Leb Arsenic Update: More Chain Link Fences Are Coming to Byram
Greenwich Free Press - Jul 30, 2015
Greenwich Schools announced updated results of soil tests on the Williams Street baseball field. The testing started several months ago as the Town explored possible locations to construct a new New Lebanon School....
Troubled school wanted $25,000 dollars to fence farm (press release) - Jul 30, 2015
Troubled school wanted $25,000 dollars to fence farm. The troubled Whangaruru charter school asked Hekia Parata for $25,000 to fence the school farm at the expense of spending on teaching, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says....

AG Fencing

Kentucky Horse Park fences painted black - Jul 29, 2015
Kentucky Horse Park painter David Fuller paints the park's traditional white fences black. According to Jamie Link, park executive director, switching to black paint from white for the roughly 30 miles of fencing will save about $50,000 per yeat....
FROM THE FARM: Tips on farm fencing
The Leaf Chronicle - Jul 31, 2015
Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee livestock economist, shares information with us this week on fencing: Over the past several years, favorable grain prices resulted in many fences being pushed out to make way for planters and combines....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Training job seekers in pest fencing in preparation for drought's end
USDA Blog - Jul 30, 2015
A Western Queensland employment service has identified fencing as a growth industry once the drought breaks, so it is training job seekers for the task.....
Fence Marking Project Protects Sage Grouse
USDA Blog - Jul 30, 2015
In the “Old West”, barbed wire fences were often cut to allow trailing droves of cattle through. In the “New West,” livestock fencing is being marked to help reduce collisions for sage grouse and other wildlife. - See more at:
The fences put up to prevent poaching on some of Africa’s parks haven’t kept its animals safe
Quartz - Jul 29, 2015
Poaching has been at the forefront of conservation concerns in recent years. One initiative to try and deal with the scourge in southern Africa has been to manage natural resources collaboratively through the creation of transfrontier parks.....

Stolen Fences

$70,000 worth of fence sections and posts stolen from industrial plant in Ascension Parish
The Advocate - Jul 30, 2015
Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies are looking for the person or people who stole more than $70,000 worth of metal fence sections and posts from a local chemical plant’s laydown yard over a month’s time, Sheriff Jeff Wiley said.....

International Border

A Hungarian fence creates new front in Europe's migrant crisis
Bloomberg - Jul 30, 2015
Swifts darted in and out of nesting holes in the scrubland around an old brick factory in northern Serbia. In the shade of the trees, Syrians and Afghans rested amid the rubbish of those who came before them......
How Bulgaria keeps migrants out - with 50 miles of razor wire:
Daily Mail - Aug 2, 2015
Stretching far into the horizon, this is the super-fence blocking thousands of migrants hoping for a new life in Europe.....
Coming soon: A new ‘winter-proof’ LoC fence with sensors and night-vision cameras
Indian Express - Jul 30, 2015
The Army has finalised plans to construct a new type of fence on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, which will not collapse due to heavy snowfall every winter.....

Weird News

Subway Sandwich Artists Set World Record in Las Vegas
ABC News - Aug 1, 2015
Subway's "sandwich artists" cranked out a record number of their lunchmeat masterpieces in Las Vegas on Saturday. .....

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