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Industry News

Montage is now available with a Lifetime Limited Warranty!
Press Release - Jun 22, 2015
Ameristar Perimeter Security, the leading manufacturer of ornamental fence and gates, has raised the bar yet again. With a commitment to innovation and continuous product development, Ameristar continues to find ways to help its customers sell against low cost alternatives by bringing true value to the consumer......
MERCHANTS METALS CEO ANDREA HOGAN TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF ‘NO LABELS’ “NATIONAL STRATEGIC AGENDA” BEFORE U.S. SENATE
Press Release - Jun 17, 2015
Washington, D.C. — Testifying before a U.S. Senate committee today, Merchants Metals Inc. Chief Executive Officer Andrea Hogan urged the adoption of a National Strategic Agenda, ....
ActiveYards(R) Fencing Mobile Showroom Takes to the Streets
Digital Journal (Press Release) - Jun 23, 2015
CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2015) - Taking sales, training, and product display to a whole new level, ActiveYards® and North Carolina-based Harrison Fence, an ActiveYards dealer, have partnered and outfitted a Sprinter 170 van that has become the first ActiveYards....
Southwest Automated Security Phoenix Hosts Loop Seminar and Vendor Day
Press Release - Jun 20, 2015
June 4th 2015 Phoenix, AZ - Southwest Automated Security hosted BD Loops for a seminar and vendor day. The day kicked off with a seminar presented by Brian Dickson, general manager of BD Loops.....
Ruthin/Chester: Timber firm's Spanish recruit helps it win contracts worth £100,000
News North Wales - Jun 23, 2015
A TIMBER company’s Spanish recruit has helped it win major fencepost contracts worth £100,000 with his language skills. Marketing graduate Gerard Raventos, from Barcelona, was taken on by Clifford Jones Timber of Ruthin last year and it’s a decision that’s already paying dividends....

Decking Industry News

Fairway Building Products agrees to buy New Jersey railing firm
Lancaster Online - Jun 17, 2015
Fairway Building Products said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire a New Jersey firm for an undisclosed price. Mount Joy-based Fairway, which makes hand railing and related products, is buying Carfaro Inc., a Trenton-based maker of aluminum railing, fencing, gates and building products......
MoistureShield Composite Decking Featured in Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G
PRWeb - Jun 16, 2015
Springdale, Arkansas (PRWEB) June 16, 2015 For the ninth consecutive year, MoistureShield® composite decking will be featured on the grounds of the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas, during the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G.....

Local Government Issues

Twin Council Gives OK to Hybrid Fence
Magic Valley - Jun 23, 2015
TWIN FALLS • The Twin Falls City Council has given the go-ahead to move forward with a hybrid style of fence along the Canyon Rim Trail...
Middleburg Heights leaders think good fences make good neighborhoods
Local10 - Jun 10, 2015
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — Middleburg Heights leaders don't want residents to feel fenced in. A public hearing will take place on June 23 at 7:25 p.m. in council chambers for a bill pending that would boost restrictions on the locations, materials and construction of new fences......
Code enforcement to start citing for fences
KRIS-TV - Jun 17, 2015
CORPUS CHRISTI - If you have a broken down fence, you might want to fix it. Starting Wednesday, Corpus Christi Code Enforcement is cracking down on that and other issues it hasn't been able to address before......
City Council to Take Another Look at Canyon Rim Fencing
Twin Falls Times-News - Jun 10, 2015
TWIN FALLS • The Twin Falls City Council on Monday will again consider whether to put up more fencing along the Canyon Rim Trail and whether to switch the type of fencing.....
Gadsden County Seeks Bid for Fence Repair at Jail
WCTV - Jun 18, 2015
Quincy, FL - The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners is seeking sealed bids for fence repair at the Gadsden County Jail....

Community Issues

Restoration of Salem's Iconic Cast-Iron Fence
Salem Patch - Jun 17, 2015
A second round of restoration to the historic and iconic cast-iron fence on the Salem Common is expected to be completed this June, according to city officials....
Another Addition to the Bedford Construction Fence
Westport Now - Jun 17, 2015
Duvian Montoya, a founding member of the Westport Artists Collective at the Westport Arts Center, puts the finishing touches today on a a painting of rowers on the Saugatuck River on the construction fence on around the Bedford Square development project.....
Aster blocks popular short-cut with new fence
Andover Advertiser - Jun 21, 2015
RESIDENTS have had a popular short-cut cut off by Aster. The route which connects Watery Lane to the bottom of Colenzo Drive has been in place since before the houses went up......

AG Fencing

3D fencing keeps wildlife at bay
Alberta Farm Express - Jun 17, 2015
Unlike typical fencing, 3D fencing uses different heights, widths, and depths to make it harder for wildlife to navigate and jump...
Riverkeeper urges ranchers to take advantage of USDA fencing program
Tidewater News - Jun 17, 2015
With less than a month to go in Virginia’s 100 percent funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, Riverkeeper Jeff Turner is urging local cattle ranchers to consider taking advantage of it......
Invisible "shock collar" fencing to keep cattle from straying on Ashdown Forest
Tidewater News - Jun 17, 2015
A SECTION of "invisible" fencing will be used to contain animals on Ashdown Forest from today (Wednesday). For the first time, cattle will be confined by the new system which involves a cable being buried around the perimeter of the area between the National Cat Adoption Centre and the old airstrip, in Chelwood Gate, to form an enclosed loop......

Consumer/DIY

Angie's List: Choosing the best type of fence for the best price
WNDU - Jun 19, 2015
When deciding the best fence options for enclosing all or part of your property, affordability is a prime factor to consider. Fence installation costs vary by material.....
Let’s talk about fences
Gympie Times - Jun 19, 2015
ANY landholder would know that fences are an important and essential, albeit costly, part of managing any property. Without the right planning and material, fences are at risk of becoming inundated and eventually washed away during high rainfall events, particularly in the Kin Kin area, leaving stock stranded.....

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Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Solar fencing to check elephant movements on Karnataka-Kerala border
India Times - Jun 17, 2015
MANGALURU:Karnataka and Kerala would erect solar fence in Sullia taluk in Dakshina Kannada district to check the menace of elephants traversing between the two states....
Bear proof fences or containers become requirement on some rivers
Billings Gazette - Jun 17, 2015
When Rand Herzberg and his wife pulled into Upper Cow Coulee campground on the Smith River last year, they found a note taped to the fire ring....

USA/Mexico Fence

Texas approves $800 million for border security
PBS.org NewsHour - Jun 16, 2015
MCALLEN, Texas — When former Gov. Rick Perry ordered a big reinforcement of security at the Mexico border in 2011, Texas bought six new gunboats that can fire 900 rounds a minute and clock highway speeds. ...

International Border

Some EU Countries Are Building Fences, Walls To Keep Migrants Out
International Business Times - Jun 23, 2015
More than 100,000 undocumented migrants have landed on the shores of southern Europe this year, most of them on smuggling boats from Libya, a number is likely to increase drastically this summer ...
Serbian PM 'shocked' at Hungary's plan for migrant fence
BBC - Jun 18, 2015
Serbia's prime minister has said he is "shocked" by Hungary's plan to erect a border fence to keep out migrants. Aleksandar Vucic said the four-metre (13ft) fence was "not the solution" to migrants entering Hungary from Serbia. ...

Weird News

60 Pizza-Makers Create Nearly Mile-Long 'Pie' in Milan
ABC News - Jun 20, 2015
The wait was on the long side for the pizza -- 18 hours -- but this was an extraordinary pie: 1.59545 kilometers, or nearly a mile long....

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