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Industry News

Longmont fencer keeps West's 140-year barbed-wire tradition alive
Times Call - Sep 8, 2015
Justin Macy never charges extra for solving the "who dunnit" question in hit-and-run car accidents that trash the barbed wire fences he fixes. ..
Fencing company fined after worker injured in machinery
Health and Safety Executive (press release) - Sep 12, 2015
A fencing company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injuries to his left arm...
Toronto Parking Control Systems Company Ontario Parking Systems Offers Redesigned Website (press release) - Sep 10, 2015
Toronto, Canada, September 10, 2015 --( Toronto parking control systems company Ontario Parking Systems (OPS) has recently redesigned their website to offer a more user-friendly, informative experience...
Partnerships key to secure access control points
Redstone Rocket - Sep 9, 2015
The Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s Access Control Point program partners with many Corps of Engineers components to provide maintenance and services, design and build construction, and confer infrastructure upgrades to ACPs and other facilities worldwide...

Decking Industry News

MoistureShield Pro Composite Decking Honored as a Top 100 Building Product of 2015
PRWeb - Sep 8, 2015
Trex Co. (Winchester, VA), the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance, wood-alternative decking and railing, has found a sustainable approach to close the recycling loop by using its leftover raw material to create linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) pellets. ..
Composite decking leader repurposes its recycled plastic into polyethylene pellets
Plastics Today - Sep 10, 2015
Trex Co. (Winchester, VA), the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance, wood-alternative decking and railing, has found a sustainable approach to close the recycling loop by using its leftover raw material to create linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) pellets. ..

Fence Contractors

Taxpayer suit against Akers Fence dismissed
Richmond Register - Sep 12, 2015
Madison Circuit Judge William G. Clouse on Friday dismissed a taxpayer’s lawsuit seeking to force Tim Akers Fence to return $18,100 paid by the city of Richmond for a fence originally intended for Irvine-McDowell Park. ..
A-1 Fence Company Wins Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Choice Award
PRWb - Sep 8, 2015
Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) September 08, 2015 The readers of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel voted A-1 Fence the best fence company in Milwaukee in its inaugural Top Choice Awards. The awards were announced in August. You can view A-1 Fence and all of the Top Choice Award Winners at ..
Vancouver Fencing Company Recommends Fence Maintenance to Keep Animals AwayVancouver Fencing Company Recommends Fence Maintenance to Keep Animals Away
Benzinga - Sep 12, 2015
VANCOUVER, BC --(Marketwired - September 12, 2015) - The team members at QS Fencing, a Vancouver Fencing and Gate Installation company, know there are many reasons to put up fencing. One of the most common is to discourage wildlife, and this fencing must be checked and maintained, particularly during the fall season. ..

Local Government Issues

Family wins right to put up fence after battle with HOA
Mail Tribune- - Sep 4, 2015
A local family has been allowed to put up a fence for their son with Asperger's syndrome, which is commonly associated with the autism spectrum, after a months-long battle with their homeowners association....
Wilmette board denies higher fence request
Pioneer Press - Sep 10, 2015
A Whilton Lane couple will have to get rid of a 6-foot-high solid fence around their west Wilmette side-yard, despite having the written support of most of their neighbors, after Wilmette village trustees decided Sept. 9 that it didn't meet village zoning regulations...
St. Louis Park fences off part of SuperFund site
Kare11 - Sep 9, 2015
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- When a construction crew working around a pedestrian bridge along Louisiana Ave. cut through the top layers of soil nearby resident Laura Nygren spotted a tar like shiny sludge. "It was globs of goop. I don't know how else to explain it," Nygren told KARE. "It was black and tarry and smelled strong enough to knock me off my feet!"...

Community Issues

You Asked: What is the story behind the boot fence?
Echo Press - Sep 11, 2015
Driving along Highway 29, a row of boots can be seen placed on fence posts beside a tattered flag. Some find it endearing, some find it haunting, but many are familiar with the display...
Campaigners welcome withdrawal of Thirlmere fells fence plans
Grough - Sep 10, 2015
Campaigners have welcomed a decision to withdraw plans for fencing on a Lake District common. United Utilities said it wants to carry out consultations on alternatives to the fence on land above Thirlmere.....
How Quirky is Berkeley? Pardee Street democracy fence
Berkeley Side - Sep 8, 2015
In 1978, Chinese democracy movement activists created the Democracy Wall in Bejing. Ideas and opinions were openly expressed, a novel concept. “The Cultural Revolution Must be Reevaluated!”..

AG Fencing

Exclusion fencing giving CQ graziers more choice in wild dog control + VIDEO
Sheep Central - Sep 11, 2015
In Central Qld – once the heart of the state’s wool industry – wild dogs are forcing producers off the land or out of sheep, which is having a devastating effect on regional communities....

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

NTSB: Field's Partial Fence Allowed Jet-Deer Collision
Aviation International News - Sep 14, 2015
The collision between a Part 91-operated Learjet 35A and a deer at Michigan's Gross Ile Airport (ONZ) on June 22 this year stemmed in part from the failure of the airport's management to establish a continuous,...
Volunteers needed to modify fence for wildlife
Billings Gazette - Sep 14, 2015
CODY, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office invites families, individuals, clubs and organizations to help improve pronghorn and mule deer migration in the Bighorn Basin on Saturday as part of the National Public Lands Day celebration....

Fences and Neighbors

Spokane neighbor fires shot over fence disagreement
KREM - Sep 8, 2015
SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – The Spokane County Sheriff said a 68-year-old man was arrested during a dispute over his neighbor’s fence. ...
Neighbors at odds over fence, alley
Lincoln Journal Star - Sep 14, 2015
Apparently, good fences don’t always make good neighbors. A Lincoln man wants his neighbor to take down a fence that he says is blocking the exit on the north end of an alley behind a home he owns. ...

Fences in History

Bob Wood to present program to historians on Colonial-era fencing;
Berksmont News - Sep 11, 2015
The Goschenhoppen Historians will kick off their 2015-16 program year with a presentation by local historian Bob Wood on eighteenth and nineteenth century fencing practices in southeastern Pennsylvania. ...


Fences add privacy, security and good looks
Richmond Register - Sep 11, 2015
Not every home comes with a fence. For some people, that’s OK. But for those who want to keep pets or children in the yard, keep intruders out or simply improve their curb appeal, fences are an important way to make that happen. The first step in adding a fence to your property is deciding what its purpose is and how big your budget is. This will determine what material ...
America's fence
Yahoo News - Sep 12, 2015
The Oxford American-English Dictionary describes a picket fence thusly: "A wooden fence made of spaced uprights connected by two or more horizontal rails." The simple structure was originally created to mark a property's boundaries and/or to keep animals in or out. But in the United States, it represents more,...


Pool Safety

At A Glance: Changes to pool fencing rules
3News NZ - Sep 8, 2015
A new Bill introduced into Parliament today will change the rules around how swimming pools need to be fenced. Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith says the Building (Pools) Amendment Bill will replace the existing Fencing...

International Border

Hungary PM vows to speed up anti-migrant fence
Yahoo News - Sep 8, 2015
Budapest (AFP) - Hungary's premier vowed Tuesday to speed up the construction of an anti-migrants fence on its southern border as it emerged that the defence minister had quit because of the slow pace....

Weird News

Cars in Reno, Nevada, Damaged by Watermelons
ABC News - Sep 14, 2015
Police say vandals have been lobbing watermelons at cars in a Reno, Nevada, neighborhood. KOLO-TV reports ( Sunday night's vandalism happened in Angelique Ybarra's northwest Reno neighborhood. A watermelon dented...

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