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Industry News

InventHelp Inventor Develops Improved Garden Fence (HAK-677)
PRWeb  - Dec 12, 2015
PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) December 12, 2015 "I have a garden that was being invaded by small animals that were ruining the plants," said an inventor from Hackettstown, N.J. "I am handicapped and disabled, and I needed a simple solution that would allow me to get in and out of the garden easily while keeping pests out."...

Fence Contractors

Company delivers toys for California Highway Patrol drive
Hi-Desert Star - Dec 13, 2015
JOSHUA TREE — An area businessman delivered two dump trucks full of toys to the California Highway Patrol station in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. Robert Billings is the owner of Billings Transfer Inc. and BTI Rock and Sand in Yucca Valley, and they’ve done toy drives at Christmas time for many years. ..
How to Protect Your Yard During Windy Weather
KTVN - Dec 9, 2015
When the wind blows hard enough, fences can fall. That's why looking at them before any storm is so important. "It's a good idea before, if you know some wind is coming, just go around, and check those posts," said David McKinley, VP at Tholl Fence Company.. ..

Local Government Issues

French plans for anti-terror security gates in train stations 'won't stop terrorists'
Telegraph - Dec 13, 2015
Germany and Holland's refusal to match France's plans to set up security gates at rail stations on Thalys cross-border lines make the French plans pointless ..
City installs fence around new water tower
Examiner Enterprise - Dec 13, 2015
The City of Dewey is busy putting the new fence around the new water tower. The tower has added a great look to the city. The fence will be an asset to help keep that look to the city tower. ..
City-mandated suicide fence on 'masterpiece' Burrard Street Bridge draws critics
The Province - Dec 13, 2015
Changing the classic heritage look of the Burrard Bridge by installing a suicide fence isn’t sitting pretty with critics who like the unobstructed views....
MTA Construction Fence Is Killing Williamsburg Bodega, Owner Says
DNAInfo - Dec 8, 2015
WILLIAMSBURG — A Grand Street bodega owner said his business has plummeted due to a massive MTA construction fence that has encased most of the store's facade for four months ..

Fence and Neighbors

Row over garden fence may force teacher to sell her home - Dec 8, 2015
Carole Anne Green a 58-year-old teacher from Malvern, has lost a court battle with her neighbours over a garden fence. She has been told she has to foot the £50,000 legal bill, and says she will have to sell up to pay the fees. ..

AG Fencing

Landowners don't have to keep fence gates across SD creek
AgWeek - Dec 10, 2015
PIERRE — The state Board of Water Management decided Wednesday landowners don't need gates in their fences any longer across much of Firesteel Creek in Davison County. l....
Fence rule allows farms to be left open to disease
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Dec 9, 2015
Deer farmers in Wisconsin received an early holiday gift on Wednesday. For those concerned with the future of the state's wild deer herd, it's more like a lump of coal....

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

$8m fence to keep cats out
NT News  - Dec 8, 2015
An ambitious $10 million plan to build the world’s biggest feral cat fence is under way in Central Australia. The New Haven Wildlife Sanctuary, about 350km northwest of Alice Springs, will host a 65,000ha cat-free zone in a bid to re-create the wildlife-rich landscape ­witnessed by early European explorers....
Elk Fence Dust-Up Blows Up
Total Croatia  - Dec 8, 2015
They move in, tramp around and leave nothing but a mess. We’re not talking about flatlanders, but the elk residents say have infiltrated the gated golf community of Chaparral Pines. ....
As Fences are Erected, the Cost to Animals and Nature on Croatia's Borders
Total Croatia  - Dec 8, 2015
Away from the refugee focus, Europe's new wire fences are having other effects. Neighbouring countries have erected wire fences along large stetches of their borders in Croatia in recent weeks and months, in an attempt to stem the tide of refugees entering their country. ....
Wildlife fencing going up in the Crowsnest Pass
odditycentral - Dec 9, 2015
CROWSNEST PASS- It’s a pristine landscape along Highway 3 in the Crowsnest Pass, but Emerald Lake is also one of the most deadly crossings in the area for wildlife....
New Study Uses Electric Fences to Keep Grizzly Bears Away from Farms and Private Property
odditycentral - Dec 9, 2015
A research project is currently underway up in the Blackfoot valley and it could help hunters and campers sleep a little more comfortable in grizzly country. “We know electric fences work well, especially if it’s multi-strand, five-wire or seven-wire hot brown alternated,” Montana FWP Management Specialis...
Africa’s Honey Fences – Using Beehives to Keep Elephants at Bay
odditycentral - Dec 9, 2015
Thanks to zoologist Dr Lucy King, farmers in rural Africa no longer need to worry about elephants wrecking their fields. Through ‘The Elephants and Bees Project’, she introduced the concept of honey fences – a low cost.....


Fence and Schools

Waterloo school board to consider fencing bid
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Dec 9, 2015
Officials recommend awarding the contract to Miller Fencing of Waterloo, which ... Others bids were $83,500 from River City Fence of Mason City and $85,360...

Fence and Art

Denver Artists Install A Chain Link Fence To Honor Victims Of Violence Worldwide
Colorado Public Radio - Dec 9, 2015
A chain link fence typically stands to keep people out. But a group of Denver artists has put one up as an invitation. LINK Denver's "An Altar To Alter" project serves in part as a memorial to victims of recent terrorist attacks and refugee crises around the world....
‘Barbed Wire & Picket Fences’ History As Told By Art
Jamaica-Gleaner - Dec 13, 2015
A chain link fence typically stands to keep people out. But a group of Denver artists has put one up as an invitation. LINK Denver's "An Altar To Alter" project serves in part as a memorial to victims of recent terrorist attacks and refugee crises around the world....

International Border

Hungary: Prisoners Manufacturing Razor-Wire Fence Coils to Keep Migrants Out of Europe
Newsweek - Dec 9, 2015
MARIANOSZTRA, Hungary (Reuters) - Inmates in a high-security prison north of Budapest are manufacturing rolls of razor-wire fence that will prevent thousands of migrants from crossing the Greek-Macedonian border.....
Hungary: Prisoners Manufacturing Razor-Wire Fence Coils to Keep Migrants Out of Europe - Dec 13, 2015
The fence Austria is building on its border with Slovenia to control the refugee influx could have an 800-yard gap after local winemakers refused permission for the barrier to run through their vineyards.....

Weird News

Christmas Tree Goes up in Flames Outside California Hotel
ABC News - Dec 14, 2015
Fire tore through a 96-foot-tall Christmas tree outside a Southern California hotel, sending a bright chute of flames and then smoke into the air....

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