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Industry News

Zaun supplies French prison with new fences
The Conversation AU - Feb 17, 2015
A Wolverhampton-based security fencing manufacturer has been exporting its expertise across the English Channel to secure a prison in the north of France......
Safety products: Precast concrete fence and barrier products
Utility Products - Feb 10, 2015
Safety products: Superior Concrete Products, a North-Texas-based manufacturer of precast concrete fence and barrier products, exhibited at the World of Concrete Tradeshow in Las Vegas. A pioneering leader in the precast concrete fence industry,.....
solispost illuminated bollards light the way at Mars Petcare
PRWeb - Feb 15, 2015
A total of 24 solispost illuminated bollards have been installed at Mars Petcare in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. solisposts are solar powered requiring no fixed electrical connections and provide continuous low level illumination throughout the hours of darkness which increases as sensors automatically detect the approach of a pedestrian or cyclist......

Decking Industry News

Garbage Into Gold: Inside Trex's Stunning Turnaround
Forbes - Feb 11, 2015
Trex had the benefits of a monopoly, along with the arrogance that almost killed it. Ron Kaplan saved the synthetic-decking pioneer by treating it like a startup......

Fence Contractors

Worcester Company ‘Raking’ In The Cash After Snowstorms
CBS Local - Boston - Feb 10, 2015
WORCESTER (CBS) – With all the worries about so many inches of snow weighing down roofs, and the problem of ice dams, a lot of people are searching for roof rakes, but they’re coming up empty. That’s because most places are sold out. ...
Carpenter's work goes beyond ordinary projects
InForum - Feb 15, 2015
Fargo - Carpenter Jason Bryce builds more than just decks and fences. A few years ago, he entered the Lego table and wishing-well markets to supplement his primary job building for a local contracting company.. ...
Backyard Fence, Inc. Donate Chain Link Fence To Build Fence For The ASPCA
Press Release - Feb 13, 2015
Backyard Fence Inc has donated their products and services to the local ASPCA to create a secure chain link fence to keep their animals protected while giving them freedom to roam....
Secure Fence and Rail Steps Up to Bat for Port St. John Little League
PRWeb - Press Release - Feb 16, 2015
Local fence company Secure Fence and Rail rallies to provide bleacher covers to improve the Port St. John Little League fields. The Secure crew will be working alongside family members of the Little League players to install the structures on Saturday, February 21, 2015....

Local Government Issues

Island Gazette - Feb 10, 2015
CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council will hold a meeting Wednesday February 11th at Town Hall regarding a planned 1.2 mile long Island Greenway bike path that will border residential neighborhoods land owned by the U.S. Army's Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point (MOTSU)....
MOTSU allows for ornamental fence around Island Greenway project
WECT - Feb 15, 2015
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - Carolina Beach leaders, representatives from the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU), and homeowners met Wednesday to discuss possible changes to the Island Greenway bike path.. ...
Planning Commission looks at fence rules
Hometown Life - Feb 10, 2015
Redford’s Planning Commission is looking to mend some of the township’s rules on fences. A public hearing will be scheduled for April on the proposed changes, which include a new rule allowing a privacy fence to square off with the front of a house in some cases.....
Deadline for fence objections
ITV - Feb 16, 2015
Today is the deadline for objections to plans to build a five mile fence on part of the Lake District fells. The fence has been proposed to help protect the quality of water in a reservoir that supplies most of the North West. ...

Fences and History

The Historian: Fences and the Antes Garden
Berksmont News - Feb 11, 2015
In the 18th and 19th centuries, winter was the ideal time for many tasks not directly related to the planting, cultivating and harvesting of crops that took up all available time during the more temperate months. One of these tasks was the production of fencing materials.. ...

Community Issues

Art fence with kid silhouettes to further jazz up Bel Air's Plumtree Park
Baltimore Sun - Feb 13, 2015
A mural starring silhouettes of local children is set to decorate, and screen, Plumtree Park as the capstone of Bel Air's $600,000-plus investment in the green space.. ...
Good fences make good neighbors? These neighbors say NOT
NWF Daily News - Feb 12, 2015
DESTIN — There’s a well worn path that starts close to where the road running through the Gulf Breeze Court subdivision ends.. ...
Editorial: Fences Don’t Make Good Neighbors
Anton News - Feb 12, 2015
To say attendees at the recent Garden City Board of Trustees meeting were a bit miffed is like saying Pete Carroll’s decision to pass was a slight misstep. h.. ...


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Let’s move the world’s longest fence to settle the dingo debate
The Conversation AU - Feb 16, 2015
Australia holds many world records, including the world’s longest fence, the dingo fence. At 5,531 km, the dingo barrier fence stretches from eastern Queensland all the way to the South Australian coastline.....
Outback Queensland shires urged to lobby for multi-shire wild dog fence
ABC - Feb 13, 2015
The industry steering committee that has been pushing for a multi-shire regional barrier fence to control wild dogs in outback Queensland says its plan is not "dead and buried".....
Rock wallaby population rebounds as fence keeps out predators
ABC - Feb 14, 2015
A predator-proof fence protecting a population of wallabies in Western Australia's Wheatbelt has helped the creatures rebound from critically low numbers......

Intenational Borders

Greek official says fence on border with Turkey should be dismantled
Today's Zaman- - Feb 10, 2015
A senior politician from the left-wing Syriza party, calling the presence of the 12-kilometer-long barbed wire fence on the Greek-Turkish border “shameful,” has said that the fence should be dismantled....
Spain: 600 migrants storm North African border fence
Yahoo News- - Feb 10, 2015
MADRID (AP) — Officials say 600 African migrants have tried to storm the border fences separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco, a day after Moroccan officials announced they would dismantle the illegal camps of migrants waiting for a chance to enter Europe....

Weird News

Police: Man Created Black Ice to Mask Drunken Driving Crash
ABC News - Feb 17, 2015
A man poured water onto a freezing road to try to fool officers into thinking the cause of his drunken car crash was black ice, police say. Twenty-year-old Bryan Byers, of Sparta, was arrested Saturday and charged with drunken driving and other offenses.....

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