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Industry News

Fencing maker hiring 250 at new Egg Harbor City facility
NJBiz - Oct 19, 2015
Barrette Outdoor Living — a Cleveland-based manufacturer of fencing, railing and outdoor living products — is hiring 250 individuals at its new manufacturing facility in Egg Harbor City....
Ply Gem Fencing Products Achieve Requirements of Florida Building Code for Superior Weather Performance
Building Online - Oct 18, 2015
CARY, NC -- Ten styles of Ply Gem vinyl fencing have been evaluated by an independent professional engineer to be in compliance with the requirements of the Florida Building Code (Building and Residential 2010 and 5th Edition 2014.) In addition, Ply Gem's 6x6 Performance Privacy Fence,...
Fencing Market Worth $32.12 Billion by 2022: Grand View Research, Inc.
Sys-Con - Oct 15, 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...
Thunder Canyon Fences Are Making a Buzz
Digital Journal - Oct 16, 2015
TULSA, Oklahoma - October 16th 2015 - Thunder Canyon Fence Products is bringing customers an easy solution to their fencing needs with its award-winning products. Customer reviews and testimonials are causing this fence company to grow at historic levels...
Head of state fence-building firm also oversaw tendering
Budapest Business Journal - Oct 14, 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,...

Fence Contractors

Halifax company answers prayers of New Waterford church
Cape Breton Post - Oct 14, 2015
NEW WATERFORD — A member of a small New Waterford church issued a plea for help protecting their cemetery, and a company in Halifax answered her prayers. ..
Fence Contractor Accused of Taking Down Payments, Not Finishing Work
MyFox28 - Oct 19, 2015
COLUMBUS (Tom Sussi) -- ABC 6 Investigates: What an Upper Arlington contractor is accused of doing to a recent widow, and senior battling cancer is just lame. Only fitting that he's the latest inductee into the ABC 6 On Your Side Hall of Lame. ..
Greenhill Fencing, Inc. Now Offers Tips on Winterizing Fences
Marketwired - Oct 14, 2015
Willow Grove, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/14/2015 -- Greenhill Fencing, Inc. has been in the business of making high-quality fences with a focus on excellent craftsmanship for over twenty years and three generations. They have become one of the best fence installation companies in Bucks County and the surrounding areas by always focusing on the individual needs of their clients...

Local Government Issues

Barrier About To Become a Reality
Mountain News - Oct 17, 2015
The discussions have gone on for well over a year and a half. The solutions have varied from a solid concrete barrier to a thrie-beam barrier. The problem has been Highway 18 and the number of head-on collisions that take place on the road. It became of the utmost importance to Basem Muallem..
River safety: More fencing in Bath city centre
Bath Chronicle - Oct 19, 2015
New fencing has been put up along the banks of the River Avon in the centre of Bath. The fencing was spotted on Monday. It is being put along the side of the River Avon between North Parade and Pulteney Bridge, next to the Rec...
Council approves new security fence at KPD headquarters
WBIR - Oct 13, 2015
UPDATE: (WBIR - KNOXVILLE) The Knoxville City Council approved plans Tuesday night to build a $240,000 fence around the safety complex east of downtown. The plan dates to a decade ago when the Knoxville Police Department first began studying security at its Public Safety Building. ..
Fence posted around Molly Stark to keep out curious
CantonRep - Oct 16, 2015
Covered with vines, steeped in mystique, rich in architectural splendor, the Molly Stark Hospital building is said to be haunted with spirits. That's one of the reasons an 8-foot, barbed-wire fence is being erected on the perimeter of the venerable structure. Another is asbestos removal scheduled to begin within 30 days.. ..

Community Issues

Storm destroys Norfolk beach fence that angered Willoughby residents
The Virginian-Pilot - Oct 15, 2015
NORFOLK Add this title to Mother Nature's resume: conflict mediator. Willoughby resident Walter Arnemann had been scheduled to appear Wednesday before the city's Wetlands Board to answer to a city allegation that his bayfront fence violates a city ordinance and state law. ..
Public Art Installation on Sewage Plant Fence Completed
ARLNow - Oct 14, 2015
An assortment of pipes, wrenches, wheels and pink balls have been attached to the fence separating the Four Mile Run trail from the county’s sewage plant. ..


Fence Disputes

Kingwood fence battle continues
DPost - Oct 16, 2015
KINGWOOD — A Kingwood couple said they have a city building permit for the fence along an alley next to their property. Robert Goodwin Jr. and his wife, Robin, applied for a permit to install a gate where the alley meets Tunnelton Street...

Fences and Animals -- Domestic

Budget 2016: Minister allows sheep fencing to get grant aid
Agriland - Oct 16, 2015
Sheep fencing will now be eligible for grant aid under the TAMS II scheme, the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney confirmed following the announcement Budget today....
Sheep fencing included in TAMS II budget allocation
Irish Farmers Journal - Oct 14, 2015
Part of the €35.8m that has been allocated for TAMS II in Budget 2016 will go towards sheep fencing, according the Department of Agriculture. The €35.8m allocation will provide funding for:...

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

Rabbit fencing at South Whidbey school off the table, for now
South Whidbey Record Post - Oct 16, 2015
Rabbits’ access to Langley Middle School’s athletic fields will continue on unhindered, at least for the foreseeable future. At a school board workshop Wednesday, officials made clear they are leaning against installing a fence to thwart rabbits from digging holes ...
Bees, not electric fences, keeping elephants away
Bankok Post - Oct 19, 2015
Beehives are helping to protect farms in Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary in Loei's Phu Rua district by keeping wild elephants away from rice crops, bringing relief to locals who have attempted to fend off elephant incursions for years with little success. ...

USA/Mexico Fence

This is where the country’s most infamous fence ends
MSNBC - Oct 20, 2015
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas — Pamela Taylor first settled along the bank of the Rio Grande River to live out the American Dream. Her husband’s early payments on their two-acre plot of land started out at just $10 each month. It’s where they made their living. Where they raised their four kids...
Artist tries to render U.S.-Mexico border fence "invisible"
CBS News - Oct 13, 2015
NOGALES, Mexico -- Armed with sky-blue paint, artist Ana Teresa Fernández began to "erase" the border fence that splits up Mexico and the U.S. on Tuesday.. ..

International Border

Croatia president says fence may deter migrants
USA Today - Oct 14 , 2015
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said her country may have to build a fence to keep migrants from flooding in, a tactic already tried by Hungary, according to an article Wednesday in the Jutarnji List newspaper....
Press Digest: EU countries erect new border fences to ward off migrants
Russia Beyond the Headlinesy - Oct 19, 2015
European countries busy building fences EU countries have entered a fence race, constructing barriers on their borders to ward off “endless flows” of refugees, the independent online publication Svobodnay...
Further Indian fencing along Bangladesh border
Prothom Alo (English) - Oct 19, 2015
The Indian Cabinet Committee on Security cleared a massive infrastructure project for the Bangladesh border last week, a senior official told The Hindu...


Weird News

Guinness Declares the Longest Baguette at 400 Feet in Italy
ABC News - Oct 19, 2015
A judge from Guinness World Records has certified a 122-meter-long (400-foot-long) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair as the longest in the world. Some 60 French and Italian bakers worked nearly seven hours Sunday...

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