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Industry News

Fence Industry Week is Now AFA University
Press Release - Apr 28, 2015
Fence Industry Week has a new name. Introducing AFA University, November 1st - 13th in Fort Worth Tx. Registration is open ....
North America Perimeter Security (By System(Intrusion Detection Sensor,Alarm,Access Control),By Market Trend(False Alarm Rate,PDS(Protected…
Press Release - Apr 29, 2015
The North American perimeter security market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% from 2014 to 2019. Although the U.S. holds the larger shares in the North American perimeter security market ....
Magnetic’s 15M wide bi-parting gate and boom gates control vehicle access at warehouse
Ferret -- Press Release - Apr 29, 2015
Magnetic Automation recently installed a 15-metre wide bi-parting gate along with two boom gates for a warehouse storage facility and distribution centre. Read more at ....

Decking Industry News

MoistureShield Composite Decking has Maintained its Beauty and Durability Throughout 10 Years of Installation at Big Cypress National Preserve
PRWeb  - May 3, 2015
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (PRWEB) May 03, 2015 -From rain and humidity to swamps and hurricanes, south Florida is one of the most challenging environments in the U.S. for decks and boardwalks.....
Deck Maker Trex Flexes Muscle After Company Rebuild
NASDAQ - May 2, 2015
I t takes some doing to transform a company teetering on the brink of bankruptcy into a double-digit profit grower. But that's what the management of decking makerTrex ( TREX ) has done since Ronald Kaplan came onboard as CEO in January 2008 and led an overhaul of the company....

Fence Contractors

Professional Staff at QS Fencing Company Now Provides Advice on Railings and Gates
Benzinga - Press Release - May 2, 2015
Vancouver fencing company, QS Fencing, has recently announced that its professional staff will now provide valuable advice to prospective clients related to their questions on railings and gates. Many people these days are looking to install railings around their decks and patios.....
Wrought Iron Fences offer strength, beauty, and security
York Region - May 2, 2015
There’s strength and beauty to wrought iron fences, notes Peel Fence Service in Newmarket, Ontario, an authorized dealer for Peel Fence Systems. When it comes to great fences, the many applications of wrought iron for home, business, and industry may surprise you....
Pool Guard Texas Helps Customers Prepare Their Pools for Summer
Benzinga - Press Release - April 30, 2015
Spring is here, and that means the sun is shining, the pools are getting cleaned and all the kids will be in the backyard swimming in no time. It's important for homeowners to make sure their pools are safe for their children and their children's friends....

Local Government Issues

A fence may make good neighbors, but it doesn’t necessarily make for a unified city council.
South Strand news - Apr 28, 2015
A fence may make good neighbors, but it doesn’t necessarily make for a unified city council. That was the case April 23 when the council, meeting in a workshop session, discussed a plan to erect a 6-foot fence to hide the exposed rubble where a September 2013 fire reduced the 700 block of Front Street to ash.....
San Jose Installs Metal Fence To Deter Runners, Partiers On Popular Staircase
KITV - Apr 30, 2015
SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The city of San Jose has created a bottleneck by installing a chain link fence on a staircase popular for exercise in an effort to cut down on foot traffic and noise.....

Fence Museum

Why Is There A Barbed Wire Museum In Kansas? - Apr 24, 2015
La Crosse, Kansas is serious about barbed wire — it's the home to the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum and it even trademarked the phrase: "The Barbed Wire Capital of the World."....

Community Issues

Finally, Our Queens "Poor Fences" Nightmare Is Over
Gothamist - Apr 24, 2015
Last winter, a Queens couple had their souls projected onto the cover of the NY Post because they believed their building had put up a "poor fence" (a la the infamous "poor doors") to restrict lower-rent tenants from utilizing their entire terrace area)....
Fence erected alongside natural hedgerow branded 'eyesore'
Grimsby Telegraph  - Apr 29, 2015
A POPULAR and well-used route for dog walkers has been closed off by "ugly" fencing ahead of its use for school sporting events. ...
Families brand new fence at Cookstown’s Forthill Park Cemetery ‘an eyesore’
Mid Ulster Mail - Apr 24, 2015
Two families who have loved ones buried near the new fence at Cookstown’s Forthill Park Cemetery have hit out at the construction. ...
Lone Mountain hikers find fences blocking trails
Gothamist - Apr 24, 2015
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) – Residents wanting to take advantage of recent mild weather and hike the trails of Lone Mountain found a fence blocking their plans. ...


Laguna Pointe HOA sues Eagle over barbed wire fence, parking near Greenbelt
Idaho Statesman - May 1, 2015
The City of Eagle told a homeowners association last month that it must remove a barbed wire fence because it is unsafe for bicyclists and pedestrians using the Boise River Greenbelt.....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Up to 500 reindeer killed annually by trains – no fences planned
YLE - May 5, 2015
Citing high annual livestock losses, the Reindeer Herders’ Association is urging the State Railways VR to build fences alongside railway tracks in northern Finland. The Finnish Transport Agency....
Game farm to close after wild elk mix with domestic animals
The Missoulian  - Apr 28, 2015
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The owners of a Fergus County game farm have been fined $10,500 and the facility is being shut down after Montana wildlife officials said fencing violations allowed wild elk, deer and antelope to mix with domestic elk, raising concerns over genetic mixing and the spread of disease.....
'Keep your fence hedgehog safe' Lincolnshire people urged by British Hedgehog Preservation Society
Lincolnshire Echo  - May 4, 2015
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The owners of a Fergus County game farm have been fined $10,500 and the facility is being shut down after Montana wildlife officials said fencing violations allowed wild elk, deer and antelope to mix with domestic elk, raising concerns over genetic mixing and the spread of disease.....
Barry buys into fence debate
Queensland Country Life  - May 1, 2015
AS far as Remote Area Planning and Development Board chairman Rob Chandler is concerned, the time to talk about what form of wild dog exclusion fencing would be best for Queensland has passed.....

Fences and Neighbors

Company, homeowner at odds over fence construction
KVUE  - May 4, 2015
CREEDMOOR, Texas -- A southeast Travis County homeowner is asking a county judge for protection after a landfill company bought the lot next door and is attempting to install a fence down the middle of the driveway he uses to access his ranch. ....
Ogden man bulldozes neighbor's fence in land dispute
Standard-Examiner  - Apr 30, 2015
OGDEN — An Ogden man was arrested after bulldozing the fence on his neighbor’s property, an insurance office, police said. Francis Cook, 84, has had disputes with his neighbors on Brinker Avenue in Ogden for several years, ....



Determine your goal before installing a fence on your place
Buffalo Reflex  - Apr 28, 2015
Many people choose to enhance their property by planting trees and shrubs, and that’s a great means of improvement. But another way to improve the aesthetics of your yard is to install a decorative or privacy fence....

International Borders

Korea to replace some barbed wire fence after residents complain it's ugly
Stars and Stripes  - Apr 28, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean officials say they will replace portions of a 16.4-mile stretch of barbed wire along the northeast coast with electronic surveillance equipment after residents complained the fence is ugly.....

Weird News

California Officer in Hot Water Over Ice Bucket Video
ABC News - May 4, 2015
Los Angeles County prosecutors say a video posted online in July showed Pasadena police officer Jaime Robison pick up a 5-gallon bucket of ice water and pour it over a fellow officer while she was receiving disability benefits...

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