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ASTM INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE F14 ON FENCES MEETING AT ASTM HEADQUARTERS
Press Release - Jul 28, 2015
ASTM International Committee F14 on Fences will be meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at ASTM International Headquarters in West Conshohocken, PA......
Research delivers insight into the Global fencing market that is expected to reach USD 29.1 billion by 2018
Whatech - Jul 25, 2015
This report provides in-depth analysis, and information on market shares, sizes, and forecast covering the period 2012 – 2018 for the global fencing market and its sub-segments all over the world. The report also points out the various factors that stimulate the growth of the market......
Commercial and Industrial Gate and Door Opener Market at $1.95 Billion Are Anticipated to Reach $2.95 Billion by 2017
Digital Journal - Jul 25, 2015
Commercial and Industrial Gate and Door Opener Markets at $1.95 billion in 2010 are anticipated to reach $2.95 billion by 2017. Market growth will track the commercial building and manufacturing new construction and refurbishing markets. ......

Fence Contractors

Dakota Unlimited Goes Green with Paperless Fence Quoting System
PRWeb - Jul 22, 2015
After 30 years of building fences, Dakota Unlimited is improving the way it does business. With the implementation of a Computer Fencing System (CFS), Dakota Unlimited can provide faster, more accurate estimates for their customers, increase efficiency for their employees and reduce internal costs........
Kristi's Kids Lifesaver: Ponder family wins pool fence
KVOA - Jul 23, 2015
Thank goodness that the Life Saver Pool Fence Company of Tucson received a call from Jennifer's neighbor, Gina Cuppari. She entered the Ponder family in the Kristi's Kids pool fence contest.......
What Katy did next ... she picked up tools
Sunshine Coast Daily - Jul 25, 2015
HOW does a conference sales manager for a major hotel chain end up making pallet furniture for a living? Katy Fraser's life changed course one day when her now ex-husband, a fencing contractor, needed help.....

Local Government Issues

MoDOT: Fence needed for new north outer road project
The Rolla Daily News - Jul 23, 2015
Phelps County commissioners and several stakeholders in a project to build a new frontage road learned earlier this week that a fence will be needed between the outer road to be constructed and Interstate 44......
Fence Going Up Along McIntire Road
The Charlottesville Newsplex - Jul 23, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (NEWSPLEX) -- A fence is getting put up along Shenk’s Greenway. This is designed to keep people clear of the walkway and to make room for upgrades to the sanitary sewer line along McIntire Road....
Fence repair as Broomhill Swimming Pool is vandalised for second time
Ipswich Star - Jul 23, 2015
The site, which has been shut for 13 years, was broken into and graffiti sprayed on ....

Community Issues

Ugly People and Their Fences
ArtVoice - Jul 22, 2015
The fact that a rich Canadian investment fund manager who bought a Buffalo mansion from a strip club mogul commissioned Oleg Shyshkin, a Ukrainian-Canadian artist, to build him signature gothic gates for his empty Nottingham Terrace property..
Fence is an eyesore, but can the city do anything about it?
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Jul 23, 2015
As we have pointed out in this space in the past, just because something is ugly doesn't mean something legally has to be done about it.....
Market Square fence to be topic of town hall meeting
Virgin Islands Daily News - Jul 22, 2015
ST. THOMAS - A town hall meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bicentennial Hall at Christchurch Methodist to discuss the history and future of the fence around Rothschild Francis Square.....

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Employee killed by mechanical fence in Commerce Township
MLive - Jul 25, 2015
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI -- A 63-year-old woman was found dead Sunday after being crushed and asphyxiated by a mechanical fence at the tool and die shop where she worked in Commerce Township......
Man falls on fence while gardening, armpit pierced
Inquirer - Jul 27, 2015
Amazing survivor: Ng waiting to be freed from the fence at his house in Jalan Alor ... “The fencing rods are solid iron but we managed to cut through three of them.....

AG Fencing

Wildlife Trust Asks For Vigilance Over Cattle Fences
Scilly Today - Jul 27, 2015
The Wildlife Trust wants you to look out for and report any suspicious activity on or around the land that they manage. Someone has tampered with a fence at Pendrathen where their Ruby Red cattle are grazing.......
Fencing laws discussed at Cattle Producers meeting
Marshfield Mail - Jul 23, 2015
Bob Schulteis, Natural Resource Engineer with the University of Missouri Extension, provided the Webster Co. Cattle Producers information about Missouri fencing laws at their July meeting. All cattle producers have occasion to interpret and apply these laws......
Farm fencing to help the bay falling short, advocates say
Baltimore Sun - Jul 22, 2015
When the Black Angus cows at Hunting Lotte farm want to cool off on hot summer days, they huddle in the shade of a big tree — not the refreshing waters of the stream that flows through the pasture.......
Western Queensland graziers reaping benefits of exclusion fences
ABC - Rural - Jul 27, 2015
Graziers in western Queensland are starting to reap the benefits of exclusion fences less than three years after building them.......

MMI_fence-estimator

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Seagulls force postponement of fence work on UUJ Belfast project
Irish News - Jul 28, 2015
WHEN plans were drafted for the new £250 million University of Ulster campus in Belfast, it is unlikely that seagulls featured highly on any list of potential hitches. However, the swooping birds, reacting aggressively to passers-by, have now caused workmen to postpone completion of a small section of fencing on York Lane.....
Video: Alligator with Ninja Skills Deftly Climbs Fence
Outdoor Hub - Jul 27, 2015
If you are already terrified of alligators, we have bad news for you: they can actually climb fences....
Now, solar powered electric fences to keep monkeys away
Hindustan Times - Jul 27, 2015
Marauding monkeys have been a perennial concern for successive state governments that have devised various strategies from setting up primate parks to sterilizing the simians to resolve the problem,...

Railroads

Palo Alto: Cameras, fencing to be installed on Caltrain tracks next month
San Jose Mercury News - Jul 24, 2015
PALO ALTO -- Motion-detection cameras and new fencing will be installed along the Caltrain right of way next month as part of a suicide prevention effort, according to a city spokeswoman..,...

Pool Safety

Pool fence helps mom
East Valley Tribune - Jul 21, 2015
Jaime Varin of Mesa is the latest recipient of a free fence around her swimming pool, courtesy of Fulton Homes. Varin had taken many pool safety precautions, including alarm doors and child locks,..

International Border

Fences Rise Across Middle East as Jihadi Threat Escalates
Bloomberg - Jul 22, 2015
As they confront the rising threat of modern jihadist violence, many of the nations most at risk are retreating behind one of the oldest forms of defense......
Fence On Serbian-Hungarian Border By August 31
NBC News - Jul 18, 2015
BUDAPEST – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on Saturday that the 175-kilometre fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border, which aims to prevent major inflow of migrants, would be completed by August 31.....

Weird News

ATM Workers Forget Bag of Cash, Man Drives off With $150K
ABC News - Jul 28, 2015
Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey...

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