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Industry News

Encon Electronics celebrates veteran employees and adds new members to their team
Baltimore Sun - May 15, 2015
30 year industry leader, Encon Electronics, has been offering superior customer service and distributing quality products consistently since 1984. Part of their success and longevity in the gate and access control industry is their experienced, loyal team and their ability to stay at the forefront of this evolving industry...
Tenax Corp., maker of plastic fencing, expands Baltimore plant
Baltimore Sun - May 12, 2015
Tenax Corp., a Baltimore-based maker of plastic fencing and barriers, has invested $4.5 million in its Baltimore plant to increase production and expand into new markets, the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership said Tuesday.....
Wildlife-Friendly 32w LED Bollard Light with Type 5 Glass Introduced by Access Fixtures
Press Release - May 12, 2015
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Access Fixtures, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of commercial and sports lighting, is introducing its new wildlife-friendly amber LED bollard light, boasting the highest lumen output available in any of its bollards to date....

Decking Industry News

Cali Bamboo Launches BamDeck® TruOrganics™ 3G Composite Decking
PRWeb -- Press Release - May 15, 2015
Cali Bamboo, the leading manufacturer of green building materials made primarily from bamboo, launched its latest eco-friendly product offering: BamDeck® TruOrganics™ 3G composite decking....
13 Clever Deck Designs To Consider
Forbes - May 19, 2015
A deck can beautifully bridge the gap between indoors and out, providing an inviting, comfortable space from which to enjoy your backyard. ....

Fence Contractors

San Francisco police warn of 'fencing scam'
KTVU - May 13, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - San Francisco police say it's a new twist on an ongoing scam - robbers claiming to be contractors working on backyard fences - talk their way into victims' homes....

Local Government Issues

Oak Lawn homeowner faces further cost in fence feud
Chicago Tribune - May 14, 2015
An Oak Lawn resident is feuding with the village over a fence, and his options both involve costing him more money....
Gearhart fence code repeal leaves town without ordinance
Daily Astorian - May 14, 2015
After repealing its existing fence ordinance, the City of Gearhart declined to adopt a new ordinance at its Wednesday, May 6 City Council meeting. The repealed ordinance regulated fences, which were located within yards and not allowed to exceed 6 feet in height. ...
Another fence owner falls foul of Nelson City Council
Nelson Mail - May 16, 2015
Another fence owner has fallen foul of the Nelson City Council but this time the abatement notice relates to "visibility splay" after a neighbour complained he couldn't see the road when pulling out of his driveway. ...
Signs and fencing to go up at Quarry Lake following deaths
Local8Now - May 12, 2015
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The city has begun drilling holes for warning signs and temporary fencing along the cliffs at Quarry Lake after a series of deadly accidents.,....
Fence fails to improve safety behind Shangri La, drastic measures considered
KHON - May 14, 2015
Efforts to improve safety at a popular swimming hole in Diamond Head do not appear to be working, and the Doris Duke Foundation says drastic measures may have to be taken....

Railroads

SEPTA and Amtrak fighting long-term battle to keep fencing secure around train tracks
Newsworks.org - May 19, 2015
At a press conference Monday afternoon, SEPTA Chief of Police Tom Nestel said that, more or less, if someone really wants to break onto the railroad tracks and throw something, not much can be done to stop it....

Community Issues

Eye-catching wrought-iron gates telling a tall Gothic tale
Buffalo News - May 13, 2015
As motorists and pedestrians are agog over what has risen in front of an English manor on Nottingham, the prospect of a high perimeter fence has startled some neighbors...
Snowshoe Foundation contributes to Bulldog Field fencing
The InterMountain - May 16, 2015
MILL CREEK - Tygarts Valley High School's Bulldog Field recently underwent needed upgrades to the baseball diamond area that now has a new permanent fencing strung completely up and down the left and right sides, and partially into right field.....
One man's bid to create a Great Southern fence out of cricket bats
ABC.net - May 19, 2015
When it came to Tony Poad's attention that his son's cricket ground in Narrikup could do with a gate leading out onto the oval, he decided to build one, out of cricket bats.....

Fence and Neighbors

Great fences make even better neighbours
TheChronicleHerald.ca - May 15, 2015
Back in my early days of design school, we were asked as a class to define the Canadian backyard. What should have been a fairly easy task ended up being a discussion on the idea that there really isn’t a definition of our national backyard that worked for everyone.....
Neighbors sue over alleged illegal removal, discarding of fence
Louisiana Record - May 15, 2015
GRETNA – Three homeowners are suing their neighbor who owns a property located behind them for allegedly illegally removing a fence and discarding it.....

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Lorrimer Sanctuary seeks deer fence exemption
NorthJersey - May 14, 2015
FRANKLIN LAKES – The New Jersey Audubon Society has asked the Borough Council to consider amending the borough’s fence ordinance to provide an exception for the Lorrimer Sanctuary, a 14-acre nature site in the borough, to permit the installation of a deer fence on its property.....
QUWF to feature new wildlife fencing technology May 19
Buffalo Reflex (subscription) - May 12, 2015
All sportsmen and landowners who are interested in wildlife habitat work are invited to a meeting on Tuesday, May 19, at the Disabled American Veteran’s (DAV) building at 7 p.m. to learn about the new Gallagher Wildlife Fencing System from the factory representative....

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AG Fencing

Federal budget: Tax break for farmers to build fences and dams
ABC.net - May 12, 2015
"A lot of farmers don't erect fences because it becomes expensive, but the more fencing we have, and the better utilisation of existing farmland through cell farming, you're going to see a better outcome."....

Consumer/DIY

Fence maintenance and repair
MyFox Austin - May 19, 2015
Your fence takes quite a beating over the winter. It's continually exposed to wind, rain, and snow, not to mention freeze-thaw cycles and underground shifts.....
Angie's List: Finding the Right Fencing
WDTV - May 15, 2015
Chain-link, vinyl, wood or wrought-iron - what kind of fence is right for you? "You should really think about the purpose of the fence before you make your decision. Are you looking for something decorative or are you looking for privacy?.,....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

McSally questions border fence repair costs, expects CBP answers today
The Hindu - May 14, 2015
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The border fence near the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales has been fixed since December, but that hasn't stopped Congresswoman Martha McSally from questioning how U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials handled the repairs.....

International Borders

Centre, Assam delaying border fencing: Supreme Court
The Hindu - May 12, 2015
The Supreme Court on Wednesday accused the Centre and the Assam government of “dragging its feet” on fortifying the country’s “porous” eastern border with Bangladesh despite its judgment last year that security chinks along the border are posing a threat to the lives of ordinary citizens.,....
Iron curtains: The world’s new dividing lines are no better than the old
Reuters - May 14, 2015
As political metaphors go, “iron curtain” — first used to describe an actual partition in a theater — has gotten a good run. It’s been in circulation for 200 years.,....

Weird News

Big Rig Carrying Sour Cream Overturns on Ore. Highway
ABC News - May 18, 2015
When a tractor-trailer rig loaded with 80,000 pounds of dairy products overturned on an Oregon highway southeast of Eugene, the main problem did not seem to be spilled milk but sour cream — lots and lots of sour cream..

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