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There will be no FenceWeek published next week. There will be a double issue on 11/17

Industry News

AFA Launches Recruit a New Member Campaign!
Press Release - Nov 3, 2015
AFA Members, for every new member you recruit through December 31, 2015, you’ll earn one entry into AFA’s Recruit a New Member Campaign drawing! The more new members you recruit, the more opportunities ...
Anti-Terrorist Vehicle Barrier HydraWedge™ SM50 Premieres to High Praise at ASIS 2015
PRWeb - Oct 29, 2015
HySecurity’s HydraWedge SM50 and StrongArm M30 made a huge splash among the 30,000 ASIS security show attendees at the Anaheim Convention Center in September. “ASIS is a very important place for HySecurity to show its latest high security products,. ...
Gallagher Unleashes a New Generation of Possibilities
MarketWatch - Nov 3, 2015
Leading security technology manufacturer, Gallagher, has today released their latest products and updates to the global security market. The release includes Command Centre v7.40, an update to the company's renowned security management platform, the all new Mobile Reader, and the F3 Series Fence Controllers.. ...
iDeal Solution for Florida Powder Coater
Products Finishing Magazine - Oct 29, 2015
Sometimes the best business plans aren’t created in a paneled corporate meeting room, or even in the hallowed halls of a prestigious Ivy League university. They often arrive by coincidence, fate or just plain old friendship amongst parents standing around a sandlot watching their kids play tee-ball.. ...
Precast Concrete Fences offer multiple customization options.
ThomasNet (press release) - Nov 2, 2015
November 2, 2015 - Litecast™ concrete fences can be customized with images/shapes embossed on Econo panels. Custom textures are also possible. Along with posts and copings of steel and fiber-reinforced, high-strength concrete, construction includes panels made from steel and fiber-reinforced cellular lightweight concrete. ...
Fencing Market All Set To Reach $32.12 Billion By 2022: New Report By Grand View Research, Inc
GlobeNewswire (press release) - Oct 29, 2015
The global fencing market is expected to reach USD 32.12 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The growing real estate development and remodeling projects are expected to drive revenue over the forecast period. ...

Decking Industry News

Global Wood-Plastic Composites Market 2015-2019 - Boom in Housing and Construction Sector
PRNewswire - Oct 31, 2015
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Wood-Plastic Composites Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. The global wood-plastic composites to grow at a CAGR of 14.43% by volume over the period 2014-2019.. ..

Local Government Issues

Calumet Avenue beautification project includes fence, trees
NWI Times - Oct 31, 2015
DYER | Residents along Calumet Avenue will have a chance to review plans for a new, decorative fence along the busy thoroughfare Nov. 17 at a Redevelopment Commission meeting. ..
Video: Caltrans making improvements to Oakland overpass where fencing crashed onto I-880 freeway
KRON-4 - Oct 27, 2015
OAKLAND (KRON) — Caltrans is making improvements on the 23rd Street Overpass where some fencing crashed onto the freeway last Monday. The guardrail has been boarded up since then, but on Tuesday, Caltrans made a huge announcement. ..
A Divide on Split-Rail Fences in Ocean City
KRON-4 - Oct 27, 2015
In the soft light of an Ocean City sunrise, new split-rail fences paint a pretty picture as they angle through the dunes and mark pathways to the beach. ..
Lawton builds new fence around stored pipes
KSWO - Oct 28, 2015
LAWTON, Okla._The City of Lawton has installed new fencing around stored sewer pipes at a park in an effort to keep people away. A four-foot chain-link fence now surrounds that pile of pipes at the park at Northwest 5th Street and Columbia...
Fencing to be allowed in downtown Sturgis
WLKM - Oct 29, 2015
A decision by the Sturgis Planning Commission will allow various types of fencing in the downtown central business district designed to accommodate some new commercial uses....

Fences and HOA

Rancho Mirage HOA awaits decision on golf course fence
Desert Sun - Oct 28, 2015
Rancho Mirage Country Club homeowners will know in about 20 days whether a chain-link fence installed around the perimeter of the golf course will stay or come down. About 150 people packed the community room at the Rancho Mirage Public Library ....


DIY: How to spray-paint a picket fence
Northern Star - Oct 31, 2015
S YOUR fence looking tired or in desperate need of a lick of paint? Do it yourself in three steps: Step 1: Prepare the surface for painting....

Fence Disputes

Fence battle reaches new heights
Radio - NZ - Oct 22, 2015
The Environment Court ruled in favour of resident Peter Aitchison, who objected to the fence spoiling his harbour view. His neighbour, David Walmsley, lodged an appeal with the High Court against the decision. Mr Aitchison said his lawyer had applied for Mr Walmsley's appeal to be struck out....

AG Fencing

FROM THE FARM: Tips on fencing
The Leaf Chronicle - Oct 29, 2015
Justin Rhinehart, University of Tennessee Extension beef cattle specialist, offers tips this week on farm fencing: One of the most expensive infrastructure investments for either small- or- large-scale cattle operations is fencing. ...
Adding a third dimension to a wildlife barrier fence
Manitoba Cooperator - Oct 28, 2015
With the evolution of livestock management practice such as bale grazing over the winter, more feed is being stored in the field where it is highly vulnerable to wildlife....

Fences and Animals -- Domestic

McFarland pet owner building up fences to keep coyotes out after reported attacks
WKOW - Oct 30, 2015
UPDATE (WKOW) -- A McFarland woman isn't messing around with her pets' safety after hearing of multiple reports of dogs being attacked by coyotes in the area. Sharon Yildiz, who lives right next door to a man whose dog got into a close call with a coyote two weeks ago, has decided to build up her defenses with some unique measures. Yildiz has two, show dogs and a cat and wants them to be safe.....
When Dog Fences Are Absolutely Necessary
Top Dog Tips - Oct 27, 2015
Keeping your dog(s) contained in your yard is a necessity. You don’t want him out terrorizing the neighborhood by tipping over garbage cans, digging holes, and pestering the neighbors cats. He also needs to be where you can see him....


Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

6 Easiest, Cheapest and Most Effective Deer Fencing Alternatives For Your Garden
Insider Monkey - Oct 28, 2015
Deer are the often gardener’s worst enemy, which is why they need to explore the 6 Easiest, Cheapest and Most Effective Deer Fencing Alternatives For your Garden. These creatures may look sweet and innocent,...
Residents advocate for wildlife fencing near Jeremy Ranch
The Park Record - Oct 30, 2015
Residents in several Snyderville Basin neighborhoods are rallying to advocate for wildlife fencing along portions of Interstate 80. Their effort comes after several moose were killed on the highway near Jeremy Ranch....
Kaua‘i’s New Predator Fence
BBC - Oct 29, 2015
The Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on the north shore of Kauai is one of the most visited national parks in the country. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the refuge every year...

USA/Mexico Fence

Erasing the US–Mexico Border Fence
Hyperallergic - Nov 3, 2015
“If a color cannot cure, can it at least incite hope?” writer Maggie Nelson asks in Bluets, a series of prose poems about the color blue. For residents of the border town of Nogales, Mexico...

International Border

Breitbart - Oct 28, 2015
The Hungarian border fence has been a remarkable success, according to new figures made public by Viktor Orban’s homeland security chief this week. ....
Austria to build fence on border with Slovenia
USA Today - Oct 28, 2015
Austria will build a fence along its border with Slovenia to slow the flood of refugees heading to northern Europe, officials announced Wednesday. Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner told public broadcaster Ö1 that "this is about ensuring an orderly, ....

Weird News

Albuquerque Dentist Offering to Buy Back Halloween Candy
ABC News - Nov 1, 2015
An Albuquerque, New Mexico, dentist is hoping to get ahead in the fight against post-Halloween cavities with cash. KRQE-TV reports ( that Byron Wall, of Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico, said he is offering to buy candy back from trick-or-treaters on Sunday afternoon. ....

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