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Industry News

Fencing company sues for $77k from McKesson contractor
 - Globe Gazette Dec 22, 2015
CLEAR LAKE | A Des Moines fencing company claims it is owed $77,000 in back pay for work it did at the McKesson Corp. project in Clear Lake. American Fence Co. of Iowa sued the project's general contractor, .... 2015 Review And 2016 Forecast
 Source Security Dec 15, 2015
2015 has been an eventful year for the physical security industry. As 2016 looms, the pace of industry change shows no sign of decreasing. Seeking insights into the state of the physical security market at year-end, this month is publishing dozens of 2015 Review and 2016 Forecast ....
Add to the Aesthetic Appeal of an Estate with Superior Rails from Superior Concrete Products
 - SBWIRE Dec 15, 2015
Euless, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/15/2015 -- Highly versatile in nature, wood fencing is a popular and effective form of fencing that is being used by homeowners to enhance the overall appearance of their houses. Keeping the needs of their customers in mind, Superior Concrete Products is now providing superior rails ....

Fence Contractors

Pool Guard Texas Shares the ABCs of Pool Safety
 - PRWeb Dec 17, 2015
Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 17, 2015 Texas leads the nation among accidental drowning incidents each year. There are several ways to prevent an accidental drowning in a pool environment. Pool safety barrier fences are a big part of drowning prevention.....

Decking Industry News

Industry Pros Recognize Trex(R) Decking With First Place Ranking
CNN/Money - Dec 15, 2015
Capping off an already record-breaking year, Trex Company has topped the charts yet again by earning a first place ranking in Peninsula Publishing's 2015 Brand Survey. Reinforcing the power of the Trex® brand...

Local Government Issues

M27 tragedy: Should footbridge fences be higher?
Portsmouth News - Dec 17, 2015
Calls are being made for footbridge fences to be made higher on all motorway bridges after a woman fell to her death on the M27....
City Of Glidden Will Now Allow Property Owners To Erect Fences On Property Lines
1380-KCIM - Dec 17, 2015
There are varying reasons to put up a fence among property owners and those wishing to do so in Glidden now have the options to erect a fence directly on their property line. ...
Security fence to be built around Melbourne Cricket Ground
Yahoo News - Dec 17, 2015
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melbourne Cricket Ground officials will build a 1.8-meter-high (5-foot, 9-inch) fence around the stadium to counter the threat of a terrorist attack.....
Fall River wins $257K grant to fix fencing, dugouts at baseball fields
Herald News - Dec 17, 2015
FALL RIVER — For the second time in two days, the city found a whopping six-figure grant in its pre-Christmas stocking, pushing the total to more than $500,000. The latest state grant will replace fencing, backstops and dugouts at three Little League ballfields at Kennedy Park, Maplewood Park and Abbott Court....
City of Eagle removes barbed wire from fence along Greenbelt path; HOA disputes city officials’ account
Idaho Statesman - Dec 17, 2015
An Eagle City Council member said Friday that city leaders voted Tuesday to remove “nuisance” barbed wire from a fence along the Greenbelt in the Laguna Pointe subdivision. The barbed wire was removed on Wednesday, said council member Mary McFarland. They did not remove the posts....
Lawton leaders ask state to place fence along Interstate 44
News-9 - Dec 17, 2015
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - City leaders in Lawton have agreed to ask the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to build a fence along a stretch of Interstate 44 to discourage people from walking across the roadway.....

Community Issues

Richmond EDA threatens to sue state over chain link fence at Redskins camp
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Dec 19, 2015
A neighborly dispute over a planned construction fence between the Science Museum of Virginia and the Redskins training camp facility took an ugly turn at the end of last month, when the city of Richmond threatened a lawsuit and the state responded with a laundry list of grievances.....
Disputed Rancho Mirage Country Club fence comes down
Desert Sun - Dec 18, 2015
Christmas arrived a little early for the residents of Rancho Mirage Country Club who sipped champagne Friday as they watched city crews remove a long-disputed chain-link fence around the golf course in their gated community. “We’re elated,” said Bob Lucas, president of the community’s homeowners' association....


Fencing and Animals - Pets

A warning about invisible fencing after dog attacked by wild animal
Dog News Examiner - Dec 18, 2015
On Tuesday afternoon, a photo of an injured dog, recuperating at a veterinary hospital, was posted via social media with a warning about the dangers of invisible fencing. The warning which accompanies the photo begins....
Fencing makes for happy dogs and owners
Highway Mail - Dec 18, 2015
A few months ago, notices were put up stating that dogs would have to be kept on leads or leashes, but this has been resolved with the erection of the new fence.....

AG Fencing

One year on: how a wild dog fence turned things around at Victoria Downs, Morven
Queensland Country Life - Dec 21, 2015
ALMOST a year on from the completion of a cluster fence which incorporated 50 properties in the south-west Queensland district of Morven, livestock producers have seen significant gains...
Is this the worst fence ever? Cute alpaca isn't fooled by its makeshift pen
The Mirror - Dec 16, 2015
It didn't take long before the adorable animal figured out a way to escape its enclosure and make a bid for freedom..
Can you improve your grazing distribution without fences?
Beef Magazine - Dec 16, 2015
Every cattle producer wants to get all they can from their land and cattle. Sometimes that means running a temporary fence to keep cattle in certain areas they just don’t care to go. What if there was a way to lure cattle to the other end without having to get out the T-posts and post driver?..
Walnut Creek trying electric fences to contain cattle in open spaces
Contra Costa Times - Dec 17, 2015
WALNUT CREEK -- Grazing cattle will return to the North Lime Ridge Open Space this year in an experiment with electric fences to concentrate the animals where they're most needed to keep down grasses that would be a fire hazard and to keep them away from hikers.....
DNR relaxes deer fence regulations
Lacrosse Tribune - Dec 17, 2015
Wisconsin deer farmers can opt out of the state’s chronic wasting disease monitoring program without upgrading their fences under an emergency rule the state Department of Natural Resources’ board adopted last week despite concerns the move could spread the disease...

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Governments announce $15 million for cluster fencing programs in Qld
ABC Rural - Dec 18, 2015
The State and Federal Government have approved $15 million worth of pest and weed programs across Queensland. It is part of the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative scheme, which includes $10 million from the Federal Government and $5 million from State....
Fences put up to stop refugees in Europe are killing animals
New Scientist - Dec 18, 2015
As if the human suffering caused by Europe’s new anti-refugee fences was not enough, casualties are now being reported among animals – some of which are already endangered....

Art and Fences

Fantasy Fences -- Chain links get whimsical facelifts
 - Hudson Reporter Dec 9, 2015
Folks wandering around Hudson County have probably noticed them—a curious kind of artwork on fences around our towns. “Is that toilet paper?” asked one incredulous onlooker. .....

Fence and Schools

Waterloo schools will use old Kingsley fencing at Irving
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Dec 9, 2015
WATERLOO | A black ornamental fence will be installed around Irving Elementary School, replacing an existing chain-link fence....

Fences and Airports

Airport board OKs perimeter fence deal
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel - Dec 15, 2015
The Grand Junction Regional Airport officially ended its yearslong search for a new perimeter-security system with the approval of a contract too sensitive to be discussed in public.....


Fences and Railroads

New fences coming to Expo track
Santa Monica Daily Press - Dec 17, 2015
Days after a semi-truck collided with an Expo train, the City Council took up the issue of Expo safety this week – and approved fencing to keep pedestrians from walking on the tracks because apparently Santa Monicans can’t tell the difference between a rail line and a sidewalk.....

International Border

Newsweek - Dec 18, 2015
Latvia is building a fence across almost a third of its border with Russia, Eugenia Pozniak, a representative from Latvia’s Border Guard Service told the BBC’s Foreign Desk.....

Weird News

Prague Zoo Claims to Have the Longest Salamander on Earth
ABC News - Dec 20, 2015
Prague Zoo says it likely has the longest Chinese giant salamander now on Earth. The critically endangered animal is the largest amphibian on the planet....

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