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Industry News

Electric Guard Dog expanding sales force to Texas, Midwest
GSA Business - June 9, 2015
Columbia-based Electric Guard Dog, an electric security fence company, plans to expand its sales operation to markets in Texas and the Midwest.......
M&M extends agricised fence post range
Horticulture Week - June 9, 2015
M&M Timber managing director Nigel Poyner said: "We are immensely proud to be the first manufacturer to respond to market demand and offer an Agricised peeled and pointed ......
Metal fencing firm creates 17 Newport jobs
South Wales Argus - June 9, 2015
AN AUSTRALIAN-OWNED business that manufactures specialist metal fencing panels for the residential market is opening a manufacturing and sales base in Newport creating 17 new jobs.....

Decking News

MoistureShield Composite Decking Featured in Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G
PRWeb.com - June 16, 2015
Springdale, Arkansas (PRWEB) June 16, 201 FFor the ninth consecutive year, MoistureShield® composite decking will be featured on the grounds of the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas......
Proper Deck Maintenance and Repair Will Save Your Summer, According to Decking Supplier the Deck Superstore
PR.com - June 16, 2015
Failure to administer proper, timely care for a deck can have awful consequences, say the decking suppliers at The Deck SuperStore. Late spring to midsummer is a period in which a homeowner can perform the most useful, life-sustaining maintenance and repairs for their deck......

Fence Contractors

Ontario Parking Systems Ltd. Announce Sliding Gates with Latest Industry Standards for Toronto Customers
PR.com - June 13, 2015
Toronto, Canada, June 13, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Ontario Parking Systems has announced that they carry sliding gates with the latest industry standards for their customers in Toronto and Mississauga.......
Hold'em Fence Company to purchase Peterson Machine Tools Building
Emporia Gazette - June 13, 2015
In a joint announcement, Deron Lock, owner of Peterson Machine Tools in Council Grove, and Yachal Benedick, owner of Hold’em Fence Company, said that the manufacturing facility in Council Grove currently occupied by Peterson was sold to Hold’em Fence Company on June 1......

Local Government Issues

Mystery fence closes off promised public park
Local10 - Jun 10, 2015
Miami-Dade County officials say it's unclear who put up a fence near the AmericanAirlines Arena, where some home a waterfront park will be built.....
PYA Wants to Construct Safety Fences at City Park
The Missourian - Jun 11, 2015
The Pacific Youth Association wants to erect two chainlink fences near the dugouts on one of the ball diamonds in the city park circle. The PYA utilized the diamond, at the southeast corner of the park near the bridge to the PYA fields, for a recent tournament.....
Manteca fence wars
Manteca Bulletin - Jun 13, 2015
Fences, contrary to the old saying, apparently do not make good neighbors in some sections of Manteca. More and more Manteca residents are complaining about the fences their neighbors are putting up specifically in their front and side yards.....
Virginia Beach adds fencing, extends hours at carnival
13newsnow.com - Jun 11, 2015
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- The bargain of unlimited rides for $12 Tuesday had lines forming at the Mount Trashmore Summer Carnival before it opened for the night......

Community Issues

Big finish for Regatta: Lack of beer fences boosts attendance, sales
Daily Globe - Jun 14, 2015
RTHINGTON — The Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival saw some changes this year and Ken Moser, chairman of the festival, is happy to say they were successful......
160-year-old fence, once mistakenly cut down, resurrected on Mandeville lakefront
The Times-Picayune - Jun 9, 2015
Preservationists in Old Mandeville watched in disbelief in August 2013 as workers unwittingly cut down an ornate iron fencel......
Why developer was allowed to erect fence to close section of city road
WTVR - Jun 9, 2015
HOPEWELL, Va. — Some drivers and nearby business owners in Hopewell were surprised to see a fence go up overnight blocking access to a street......
‘Old Fence’ center to hold fundraiser
The Morning Sun - Jun 11, 2015
The Old Fence Rider Historical Center is holding an 85th birthday bash and dinner dance fundraiser for Carm Drain, the founder of the Old Fence Rider Historical Center in Edmore. This event will help to keep the center open to the public......

AG Fencing

Regional pest animal and dog fencing projects to get drought funding priority
Sheep Central - Jun 5, 2015
REGIONAL pest animal control initiatives and wild dog exclusion fencing projects that benefit large numbers of producers will be given priority for future government funding .....
Coveney: Sheep fencing not a priority for TAMS funding
Farmers Journal - Jun 15, 2015
Answering a parliamentary question from Éamon Ó CuÍv, Fianna Fáil spokesperson for agriculture, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveneny said that sheep fencing is not a priority for funding under the targeted agricultural modernisation scheme (TAMS)....
Farmers told to photograph invisible fences and hedges
Farmers Weekly - Jun 12, 2015
Farmers will be told to photograph invisible fences to receive payments under the government’s new Countryside Stewardship scheme....

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Fence and Neighbors

Deputies called twice after fence dispute gets testy in Adams County
7News Denver - Jun 16, 2015
ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. - Call it an intense fence dispute. Two Adams County neighbors have differing views on what constitutes the property line between their homes....
7 fence etiquette questions to ask before you build
Mother Nature Network - Jun 10, 2015
Border disputes have been the trigger for many a ferocious battle among nations. And installing a fence has, unfortunately, soured many a previously friendly relationship between neighbors, or heated up an existing cold war to the boiling point. ...

Consumer/DIY

Woven wattle hurdles herald a return to natural wood fencing
Capital Gazette - Jun 21, 2015
anning ahead for spring, on a frigid day in January, an Annapolis resident pruned a crepe myrtle tree....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Mother says June ‘too long’ to wait for Route 7 wildlife fencing to be fixed
Global News - Jun 10, 2015
FREDERICTON – Wildlife fencing along Route 7 is damaged in many areas and has some very upset, saying it should have been fixed months ago.s...
Building a better rabbit fence
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jun 10, 2015
Baby bunnies are utterly adorable -- at least until they chew your equally adorable miniature hosta. Or your Asiatic lilies. Or they wipe out your tender bean stalks or cabbage seedlings...
Life on the dingo fence
The Land - Jun 14, 2015
BOUNDARY rider on the dingo fence rider might seem like a job title plucked from the 19th century, but it's one just as relevant today - perhaps even more so - than it was when the fence was constructed in the late 1800s......
Namibia: Fencing Etosha to Prevent Poaching
allAfrica - Jun 15, 2015
IN a move to control rhino poaching, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism started constructing a proper boundary fence to protect animals in the Etosha National Park. .....

Railroads

Palo Alto working urgently to limit access to train tracks
KRON-4 - Jun 10, 2015
PALO ALTO (KRON) — A sense of urgency. That is how the city of Palo Alto views the effort to stop suicides along a stretch of Caltrain tracks. Security guards are currently watching over places where there have been multiple suicides along the Caltrain tracks. ...

USA/Mexico Fence

Photographing the U.S.-Mexico Border Fence
CityLab - Jun 11, 2015
portraits of the infamous fence in sections, set against a range of largely natural backdrops. The title of the series is telling: Evangelista’s photographs call into question the usefulness of physical borders, as well as the way maps tacitly draw them onto our view of the world. ...

International Border

11 Biggest Fences in the World
Insider Monkey - Jun 10, 2015
If good fences make good neighbours, countries on both sides of these 11 biggest fences in the world are the best neighbors ever. These fences are built for various reasons. Some are built to prevent illegal immigration, some to stop drug trafficking and smuggling, ...
Southerners protest new Israeli fence
Daily Star - Jun 10, 2015
SIDON, Lebanon: Residents from the southeastern villages of Shebaa and Kfar Shuba vowed Tuesday to dismantle a barbed wire fence erected by the Israeli Army if works on disputed territory are not brought to halt. ...
Syrians break through border fence fleeing violence
CNN - Jun 10, 2015
Thousands of Syrians fleeing fighting between Kurds and ISIS militants gathered at the Akcakale border crossing between Turkey and Syria Sunday, before...

Weird News

Bridge Closed for 2nd Night Over Swarms of Mayflies, Crashes
ABC News - Jun 15, 2015
A bridge has been closed for a second straight night because of swarms of mayflies so thick they caused accidents, authorities said....

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