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Industry News

Raytheon Awarded $18.6M To Expand Border Security Work In Kingdom of Jordan
Benzinga - Oct 8, 2015
Raytheon Company has been awarded an additional $18.6 million contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to help the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (GoHKJ) secure its borders with Syria. The award is for increment three of DTRA's Jordan Border Security Project (JBSP)...
Crazy video: World's toughest security barrier destroys truck
ZME Science - Oct 7, 2015
The anti-ram vehicle barrier, which is being referred to simply as “bent pipe”, emerged unscathed from the test. Here's another gif, in slow motion ..
CINCH systems, Inc. Announces Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer - Oct 8, 2015
St Michael, MN, October 08, 2015 --( Mr. Fette will be responsible for all engineering and product development efforts incorporating relevant next generation technologies into CINCH systems products to benefit their customers and achieve company growth objectives...

Fence Contractors

Superior Fence & Rail, an ActiveYards(R) Dealer, Chosen One of Jacksonville Business Journal's Top Veteran-Owned Businesses
Marketwired - Oct 6, 2015
Superior Fence & Rail, a Jacksonville, Florida business, was recently recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as top Veteran-owned business. An ActiveYards® dealer, Superior Fence & Rail has been in business since 2009, and has previously been recognized by the Journal with this award..
Vancouver Fencing Company Publishes Tips For Securing Job Quotes
Benzinga - Oct 8, 2015
VANCOUVER, BC --(Marketwired - October 08, 2015) - QS Fencing, a company that specializes in fencing construction and repair in Vancouver, has just published some tips that are sure to be useful when looking for quotes and pricing...

Local Government Issues

Funk River Fence Unique to Canada (blog) - Oct 12, 2015
The Rat River is a picturesque waterway viewed from Peter Funk’s farm along Highway #216. The river winds its way through Peter’s property which his cattle use for grazing. Peter needs to fence off the river to prevent his cattle from wandering away when the water level is low.. ..
Lanikai residents evacuate home for rockfall fence installation
KITV Honolulu - Oct 6, 2015
KAILUA, Hawaii —Some Lanikai residents were asked to leave their homes as state crews started construction Tuesday on a rockfall protection fence. This comes nearly seven years after a boulder crashed through a home there... ..
The mystery of the damaged Girard median fence has returned
Albuquerque Journal - Oct 12, 2015
WHO OWNS THE GIRARD MEDIAN FENCE, AGAIN? Spencer Nelson is revisiting this question a year after the city and Albuquerque Public Schools couldn’t agree who was responsible for its removal, repair and replacement... ..
Council considering iron fencing on flowerbeds downtown
KRDO - Oct 7, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Tuesday night the City Council held their third public discussion regarding the proposed sit-lie ordinance. ..
New fence at Glenwood Cemetery a testament to Maynard's history
WickedLocal-Maynard - Oct 8, 2015
Members of the Maynard community braved a chilly rain on Saturday, Oct. 3, as the Maynard Historical Commission celebrated the achievement of a project 20 years in the making: the completion of Glenwood Cemetery's new perimeter fence... ..


Median fence erected across from Pittsfield High School to prevent jaywalking
Berkshire Eagle - Oct 7, 2015
PITTSFIELD — A good fence hopefully makes for good pedestrians crossing East Street at Pittsfield High School.The decorative barrier going up on the median that fronts the school is intended to end the safety hazard ..
Some parents think fence at school makes it look like a prison
NorthJersey - Oct 8, 2015
Some parents think the new fence at a local elementary school makes it look like a prison. Parents came out to a Lodi Board of Education meeting on Sept. 23 to voice their concerns with a new fence surrounding Wilson Elementary School on Union Street...


Design a Halloween Fence Display That’s Wicked Cool
FoxRio 6 - Oct 12, 2015
Beware … haunted house ahead! As a dedicated DIYer, you are no doubt already getting into the spirit of the spooky season by decorating your home in a Halloween theme inside and out. But don’t forget your fence. It’s the very first thing that trick-or-treaters will encounter .. ..

Fence Disputes

Fence disputes jump in Knox as 560 people call the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria
Herald Sun - Oct 8, 2015
HUNDREDS of Knox residents fed up with unneighbourly behaviour have sought professional help to deal with their gripes. More than 560 people called the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria for help to settle their neighbourhood disputes in the last financial year, new data from the centre has revealed...
Driveway dispute: Fence not making good neighbors
USA Today - Oct 6, 2015
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — How much of a fight would you put up over one one-thousandth of an acre of land? A dispute in the city of Rochester over about that much property — roughly 47 square feet — has spurred a lengthy battle between a pair of homeowners that so far has involved an arrest,.. ..
Wellington's view-blocking fence heading back to court - Oct 8, 2015
The Wellington man who built a fence in front of his neighbour's million dollar harbour views says he is standing up for the privacy of all home owners. ..


Fence will keep Brookings airport free of elk
Curry Pilot - Oct 6, 2015
Fencing to keep deer and elk from wandering onto the county’s airport in Brookings will be erected this fall and winter, after county commissioners rescinded a contract when the fence company failed to sign it — and then started suggesting changes to engineered design plans. ..



Amtrak CEO: Rock-Slide Fences Weren't Being Used in Vermont
NBC News - Oct 8, 2015
Amtrak has deployed heavy-duty netting to block rock slides from tumbling onto railroad tracks, but not in Vermont, where falling rocks caused a derailment Monday, the rail agency's top official said... ..
Vandalized fence lets people cross dangerous train tracks
KOMO News - Oct 6, 2015
PACIFIC, Wash. -- A fortified fence meant to keep people off the railroad tracks in Pacific has been vandalized, allowing pedestrians to cross at one of the deadliest sections. There is concern now that someone may soon get hurt or even killed...

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

Plea against illegal electric fencing near tiger reserve
The Hindu - Oct 10, 2015
The Madras High Court Bench here has directed Principal Chief Conservator of Forests to consider a representation made by a lawyer to constitute special teams for cracking down on agriculturalists who had erected illegal high-voltage electric fencing ...
1.8m fence kept tiger from public
NZHerald - Oct 10, 2015
Members of the public and zoo staff were at risk during an incident in which a Hamilton Zoo keeper had a near miss with a tiger two years ago, it has been revealed. ...

Fences in History

Reward offered for ‘priceless’ fences stolen from Macrorie House Museum
NEWS-24 - Oct 7, 2015
Pietermaritzburg - The Macrorie House Museum is appealing to scrap yards to be on the lookout for their “priceless” fences which were stolen over the weekend... ..
Civil War split rail fencing
Civil War Examiner - Oct 9, 2015
National Park battlefields often have miles of split rail or worm fences around their perimeters. The fences were cheap to build and even moveable if necessary. The fences were also a great source of firewood for soldiers in the Confederate and Union armies as they marched... ..

Pool Safety

Fencing for all backyard pools should be mandatory, coroner says
ABC - Oct 12, 2015
All pools built in Tasmania should be subject to mandatory fencing laws, a coroner has said. Coroner Simon Cooper made the recommendation as part of his findings into the 2014 drowning of a four-year-old Launceston boy in his grandparents' backyard pool. ..

USA/Mexico Fence

What it would take to build the fence Donald Trump wants between the US and Mexico
Quartz - Oct 12, 2015
The land border between the US and Mexico is 1,933 miles in length, and Donald Trump would like to see all of it sealed off—as would nearly half of all Americans, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. (At 46%, the share of those who favor putting a fence along the entirety of the US’ southern border. ..

International Border

Israel constructs ‘security fence’ on Gaza Strip border
Albawaba - Oct 6, 2015
Work to construct smart fences around Gaza border communities following Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014....
Head of state fence-building firm also oversaw tendering
Budapest Business Journal - Oct 13, 2015
The Ministry of Defense official in charge of the office deciding who would win the HUF 2 bln contract to help build a fence on the Serbian-Hungarian border was also the head of the state-owned firm that won the job as the sole-bidder...


Weird News

Church Gives Pizza Driver $1,000 Tip From Collection Plate
ABC News - Oct 13, 2015
An Ohio church congregation ordered a pizza from Domino's during a service, then tipped the driver more than $1,000 that had been collected for the offering....

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