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Industry News

Mass Customization Comes to Precast Concrete Fences
Digital Journal -- Press Release - Oct 27, 2015
“Cresco Concrete Products, LLC has brought mass customization to precast concrete fencing with the introduction of its low cost Econo panels as part of its proprietary Litecast™ concrete fence products. Company logos or family emblems can be incorporated into panels that make up a standard panel and post design....
Elkhart County firm makes new Indy 500 fence -- VIDEO
Press Release - Oct 26, 2015
“Who would have known that in New Paris, Indiana, a town of 1,500 they’re the best in the world at creating fence mesh and it’s going to be and it’s going to transform the way our customer experiences the ....
Danuser Introduces Intimidator Tree/Post Puller Available November 1st
Press Release - Oct 26, 2015
Danuser is proud to announce The Intimidator as the newest piece of machinery to the Danuser line..
Service Spring Corp hosted Brian and Shawna Dickson of BD Loops for back to back presentations of BD Loops’ “Everything You Need to Know about Loops"
Press Release - Oct 23, 2015
September 16th, 2015 Maumee, OH – Service Spring Corp hosted Brian and Shawna Dickson of BD Loops for back to back presentations of BD Loops’ “Everything You Need to Know about Loops" seminar....
GTO Access Systems Names Douglas Waldal as President
PRNewswire - Oct 21, 2015
GTO Access Systems LLC, a Nortek, Inc. company (Nasdaq: NTK) and a leader in the automatic gate and garage door operator industry, today announced the appointment of Douglas Waldal as President. Waldal joins GTO with more than 20 years of progressive experience in marketing, sales and general management for both Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies...
Modified Barbed-Wire Arm Eases Replacement - Designed by InventHelp Client (ORD-2145)
PRWeb - Oct 27, 2015
An inventor from Merritt Island, Fla., has thought of a way to facilitate the process of replacing barbed-wire arms. "I’ve had to replace hundreds of barbed-wire arms over the years, so I know the task is a lot of work," he said. " In order to simplify replacement of these arms, I conceived my design. And if a customer wants to add barbed wire to a chain-link fence, it’s a breeze!"...

Local Government Issues

Gray Ledges' owner gets fence variance
Pantagraph - Oct 20, 2015
BLOOMINGTON — Fencing patterned after that in place at Ewing Manor will grace another Ewing brother's historic former home, Gray Ledges....
Planning board OK’s use of fencing in downtown district
Sturgis Journal - Oct 22, 2015
Sturgis Action by the Sturgis Planning Commission will allow various types of fencing in the downtown central business district designed to accommodate some new commercial uses....
Caltrans investigating fallen fence, injury crash on I-880
Contra Costa Times - Oct 20, 2015
OAKLAND -- Authorities are still investigating what caused hundreds of feet of fencing to fall from an overpass onto Interstate 880, causing a multivehicle crash that injured several people Monday, a Caltrans spokesman said...

Community Issues

Arlington Hts. residents plead for fence improvements
Daily Herald - Oct 20, 2015
After nearly two months of appealing for help at village board meetings, Arlington Heights residents learned this week they will have to keep waiting for upgrades to what they've labeled an unsightly fence near their homes. ..
Neighbors upset by Knollwood Country Club fence
WSBT-TV - Oct 20, 2015
SOUTH BEND - It's homeowners versus Knollwood County Club. A fence is going up along Gumwood Road near part of the golf course. Some think it's an eye sore. ..
Skaters question need for 'unsightly' fencing at Millennium Skate Park
Calgary Metro News - Oct 23, 2015
Skateboarders who regularly use Shaw Millennium Park are on the fence about the city's choice to install permanent gates at the skate and wheeled sports destination. ..

Fence Disputes

Wellington's view-blocking fence could change rules for capital homeowners
Stuff.NZ - Oct 22, 2015
It started out as a neighbourly spat over a strategically-placed "children's fort", but could end up having major implications for anyone wanting to build on Wellington's hills....

Fences and Animals -- Domestic

Expert: Use fencing, buffer zones wisely
Capital Press - Oct 23, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Wash. — Fencing or buffer strips to keep cattle out of streams shouldn’t be a first move, University of California-Davis rangeland watershed specialist Kenneth Tate said. Tate spoke during a livestock water quality seminar Oct. 22 in Fairfield, Wash.....
Exclusion fencing proves profitable for CQ cattle producers + VIDEO
Beef Cetral - Oct 22, 2015
Around Tambo in Central Western Queensland, the construction of a cluster fence encompassing more than a dozen grazing properties and almost 300,000ha ....
The Top 10 best devices to patch holes in fence
Farm Talk Newspaper - Oct 20, 2015
10. The pallet the barb wire was delivered on—you know, the stuff you were going to use to actually fix the fence right.....

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

Predator-proof protection
Thegardenisland.com - Oct 16, 2015
KILAUEA — Lindsay Young spied a yellow canary on the ground near her sneaker. It was dead. Notably, the bird’s body was intact. She smiled. “I love it when I find dead things that are still in one piece,” she said, picking up the bird with her thumb ...

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Prisons

Fence going up at Saratoga County jail with $90,000 grant
Times Union - Oct 24, 2015
Inmates hoping to escape from the Saratoga County Correctional Facility would have to scale a 10-foot fence topped with razor wire that the sheriff is erecting. In an interview Friday, Sheriff Michael Zurlo confirmed he had secured grant funding to construct the metal fence and barbed wire around the outside of the jail,...

Pool Safety

Proposed changes to pool fencing criticised
Radio New Zealand - Oct 25, 2015
Its director Mike Shepherd said what was being proposed in the Building Pools Amendment Act did not follow through on the existing science around fencing of pools. The proposed legislation would replace spa pool fences with child-resistant covers......
WATERCOOLER: QLD’s super-strict pool fencing laws too far?
Sunshine Coast Daily - Oct 27, 2015
IQUEENSLAND pool laws are the strictest in the country. This over-reaction began when little Hannah Plint pulled a chair to a pool gate, opened it, then drowned in the swimming pool....

USA/Mexico Fence

Why an artist painted a U.S.-Mexico border fence sky blue
Yahoo News - Oct 20, 2015
The artist who painted a U.S.-Mexico border fence sky blue to “erase” divisions among different countries was pleasantly surprised that it resonated with so many people — including members of Border Patrol. ..
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 thei ..

International Border

This Is Why Border Fences Don’t Work
TIME - Oct 22, 2015
The Great Wall of China did little to halt Genghis Khan and his Mongolian army from conquering 13th century China. Constantinople’s ring of fortifications could not stop the Ottomans from taking over what is modern-day Istanbul. Persian soldiers breached the fortified walls of Babylon in 539 B.C. ....
Latvia Plans To Build Fence Along Russian Border
Radio Free Europe - Oct 20, 2015
Latvia will build a fence along parts of its 270-kilometer border with Russia to keep illegal migrants out of the small Baltic country. An Interior Ministry spokeswoman said on October 20 the barrier will cover 90 kilometers of the land border in several sections and will be equipped with high-tech sensors....

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Weird News

Robber Flees When Elderly Woman Yells, 'There's the Police'
ABC News - Oct 26, 2015
Authorities say an elderly woman being robbed in a Pennsylvania parking lot shouted, "There's the police!" and the spooked suspect dropped his gun and ran away. ....

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