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Industry News

Press Release  - Mar 25, 2015
GREENWICH, Conn. -- Atlas Holdings LLC announced it has acquired Merchants Metals, Inc., one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fence systems in North America....
NEW MagnaLatch® ALERT - Worlds first and only integrated Safety gate latch and alarm
Press release  - Mar 25, 2015
D&D Technologies has just introduced another industry first, MagnaLatch ALERT; the ultimate child and pool safety gate latch. MagnaLatch ALERT features an audible alarm and flashing LED lights...
“Everything You Wanted to Know about Loops” Training seminar to be held at IDA Expo April 9th
Press Release  - Mar 25, 2015
Brian Dickson of BD Loops will present "Everything You Need to Know about Loops" An educational seminar that covers everything from loop placement and size, to advanced installation techniques.....
Sensor cable monitors fences of all kinds and can even detect low-level drone fly-bys
Phys.Org  - Mar 25, 2015
Fenced-in areas, such as airports, nuclear power stations, industrial sites, or private plots of land, can now be monitored thanks to novel sensor technology that has been developed by a team of experimental physicists,...
2014 Market Research Report on Global Solar fence light Industry
Press Release  - Mar 30, 2015
Global Solar fence light Industry - Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast 2014...
IronmongeryDirect adds fence hardware to its expanding range
BDaily  - Mar 25, 2015
IronmongeryDirect, the UK's largest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery products, has introduced fence hardware to its range for the first time in preparation for the summer months....

Decking Industry News

Fiberon Introduces Symmetry Railing
PRWeb  - Mar 28, 2015
New London, NC (PRWEB) March 25, 2015 New Symmetry™ Railing from Fiberon® combines the best composite railing technologies into one strong and stylish system. Launching April 1st, Symmetry is a state-of-the-art composite featuring a flat, drink-friendly top rail supported by a sturdy aluminum sub-rail....
Bamboo Decking Factory Introduces Its Special Offer On Its Exterior Bamboo Decking
The Times Herald  - Mar 25, 2015 is a famous bamboo decking factory. Today, it introduces its special offer on its exterior bamboo decking collection. Moreover, custom services are offered as well....

Federal Government

Wanted at the White House: A Fence That Says Halt! (With Curb Appeal)
New York Times  - Mar 29, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Just after a Secret Service official shouted “Go!” and started a stopwatch, an agent hurtled toward a 10-foot-high fence with curving rods at the top....

Local Government Issues

Town bans chain link fences in front yards
Our Davie - Mar 26, 2015
COOLEEMEE -- Keep those chain-link fences out of the front yard. That's the message town board members heard here last week -- and they listened. ....
CBI fence not neighborly, selectmen say
Wicked Local New Orleans - Mar 26, 2015
John Huether is perplexed about the town's frequent imbroglios with the Chatham Bars Inn. He said for the last several years there has been spat after spat and the town recently had to take by eminent domain some of the resort's parking ....
Council approves fencing change
Crowley Star - Mar 26, 2015
That adage was proven true Thursday when the city council approved a change to its building codes requiring galvanized metal posts on new construction and complete fence replacements within the city limits.....
City considers fencing canal to move out homeless
Hawaii News Now - Mar 26, 2015
KALIHI (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's a startling sight, tent after tent line the Kapalama Canal. In just two years the canal has gone from a pleasant, water-front business area to a homeless camp.....

Community Issues

Park Fencing To Come Down By June
Blackburn News - Mar 26, 2015
A significant portion of the fencing around Sarnia's Centennial Park could be removed by June. Phase 1 remediation of the popular waterfront park will resume in the next few weeks once the frost is out of the ground and before weeds begin to sprout. ....
Otsego OKs fencing for dog park in Prairie Park
Star News - Mar 27, 2015
The Otsego City Council agreed at its March 9 meeting to approve a bid of $10,700 from Bocephus Contracting to install a dog-park fence southwest of the Prairie Center in Prairie Park. ...
Fence fight divides neighbors in Virginia Beach
WAVY - Mar 27, 2015
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- They say good fences make good neighbors, but one neighbor in Virginia Beach begs to differ. Rashonda Kelly claims someone boarded up her backyard gate so she would not have access to a nearby neighborhood....

AG Fencing

Good fencing is at the very heart of successful farm management
Farming Life - Mar 27, 2015
Good fencing goes to the very heart of successful livestock management. Grazed grass is the cheapest and best quality source of feed for ruminant livestock in this country......
2015 BEEF Fencing Guide
Beef Magazine  - Mar 30, 2015
Post Drivers Feature Q Springs for Faster Maintenance. The Q-Series Hydraulic Post Drivers features two QuickChange™ systems to keep the operator building fence....
Using Electric Fence to Improve Pastures
The Horse - Mar 27, 2015
Electric fence use in horse pastures varies greatly across breeds, disciplines, and geographic locations. But regardless of where you are located or what you do with your horses, electric fence can be a valuable tool for improving your pasture management......

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Electric Fences Killing Elephants
Clapway - Mar 29, 2015
Illegal electric fences in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in India are said to have killed at least four elephants in the past six months, making them one of the worst threats to the Reserve elephants....
NDMC turns to 'power-fencing' for keeping monkeys away
Hindustan Times - Mar 29, 2015
Unsuccessful in dealing with the monkey menace in the areas under its jurisdiction despite having spent lakhs of rupees for the same, NDMC has now decided to go for 'power fencing' or 'simian tape' to keep them away.....
One lucky buck: Deer lives to jump another fence
Express News - Mar 29, 2015
Hanging upside down with his left leg tangled in the top two strands of barbed wire on a fence, the young eight-point buck only moved his eyes as I approached.....


4 Tips for Choosing the Right Fence
Midland Reporter-Telegram  - Mar 30, 2015
Many of us are looking to squeeze in one last home improvement project of the season; for those looking to fence in their yard, below are four top tips for choosing the fence that is right for you....

Fences and Neighbors

Selectmen Notebook: Getting litigious over spite fence
Woburn Daily Times- - Mar 27, 2015
WILMINGTON -- While last Monday's Board of Selectmen meeting was sparsely attended, it was still fraught with the drama that seems to be the norm these days...


The Famous and Their Fences

Carson Daly Sued Gas Station Fuming Over Chain Link Fence
TMZ  - Mar 27, 2015
Carson Daly may have THOUGHT good fences make good neighbors, but his fence just got him sued. Carson owns a house in a really nice part of Santa Monica overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There's a Chevron gas station next door -- we know that sounds weird, but it's a whole topography thing....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Repairs to Downed Border Fence Top $700,000
ABC News  - Mar 27, 2015
The federal government spent over $700,000 to repair part of a steel border fence that was knocked down by debris from a rainstorm last summer....

Weird News

Oregon's Pink Chicken Mystery Solved; Owner Explains
ABC News - Mar 27, 2015
The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved. Multnomah County Animal Services says the birds' owner told the agency he used food coloring, beet juice and Kool-Aid to dye the two birds, then released them to "make people smile."...

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