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Industry News

Residential Chain Link Fence a Hidden Gem, Say Home Builder Representatives - Aug 31, 2015
(PRWEB) September 01, 2015 Columbia, Maryland: Speaking at the Summer Meeting of the Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute (CLFMI) in Park City, Utah, the region’s top commercial, industrial, public works, and residential contractors gave some very pointed and helpful suggestions to the manufacturers...
InventHelp® Inventor Develops Device for Unrolling Barbed Wire (AUP-499)
Benzinga - Aug 28, 2015
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 28, 2015 "While my son was away in the Army, I had to install a great deal of barbed-wire fencing all by myself," said an inventor from Paige, Texas. "I needed to figure out a way to unroll the wire on my own, which inspired me to invent this device."....
VIDEO: Farmer thinks outside the line with fencing machine design
Western Producer (subscription) - Aug 28, 2015
SUNDRE, Alta. — Lloyd Quantz has designed a farmers’ fencing dream machine. His fencer shakes the posts into the ground in three seconds, drills holes into the post, threads the wire automatically and moves onto the next one.....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Sweeps 2015 Remodeling Brand Use Study
Marketwired  - Aug 31, 2015
WINCHESTER, VA, Aug 31, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- The votes are counted and the results are in. In addition to prevailing as the undisputed leader in composite decking, Trex is nailing railing....
AZEK Building Products Receives Top Rankings in Trim and Decking Product Categories
AZOBuild - Aug 27, 2015
(AZEK Building Products has earned the number one spots in both the trim and decking product categories in the 2015 Remodeling Magazine Brand Use Study, published by Hanley-Wood Publishing....
Versatile Color Sandy Birch, part of TimberTech's Terrain Collection, Named to Professional Builder Magazine's "Top 100 Building Products" for 2015
PRNewswire - Aug 31, 2015
The decking color Sandy Birch, part of TimberTech's Terrain Collection, has been named one of the "Top 100 Building Products" of 2015 by Professional Builder Magazine. TimberTech, a world leader in composite and capped wood composite decking, added Sandy Birch to its popular Terrain Collection ...

Fence Contractors

Prasa must pay fencing company
Independent Online - Aug 27, 2015
SA Fence & Gate Investment Holdings turned to the high court in Pretoria to secure an urgent order that Prasa pays the money owed to it for security fencing it did for the rail agency at various outlets across the country....
Vancouver Fencing Experts Seek to Revive Sagging Reputation of Chain-Link Fences - Aug 27, 2015
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - August 27, 2015) - QS Fencing Ltd., a team of Vancouver fencing contractors, understand the chain-link fence isn't exactly eye-candy. While the white picket reigns as the beauty queen of the fencing world, the chain-link ...
Lake County Superior Fence and Rail Is Now an Exclusive ActiveYards(R) Fence Dealer - Aug 27, 2015
LEESBURG, FL--(Marketwired - August 31, 2015) - Local businessman Marco Rotondo, who recently purchased a franchise of the Superior Fence and Rail company in Lake County, has become an exclusive ActiveYards® fencing dealership. ...

Local Government Issues

Trustees: Fence rule changes would result in forts - Aug 26, 2015
Redford isn’t about building fortresses. That seemed to be the consensus of the Redford Township Board of Trustees at a joint study session Tuesday with the township’s Planning Commission about proposed changes to the fence ordinance...
Western Springs OKs $23,800 for Safety Village fence
Chicago Tribune - Aug 25, 2015
en though the new Safety Village of Western Springs held its grand opening and the first class graduated from the program earlier this summer, the village is still making improvements to the children's park by adding fencing to address concerns from neighbors who saw it as an eyesore....
Brookfield installing fence in effort to curb divers from jumping into popular gorge
Watertown Daily Times - Aug 26, 2015
Even though the new Safety Village of Western Springs held its grand opening and the first class graduated from the program earlier this summer, the village is still making improvements to the children's park by adding fencing to address concerns from neighbors who saw it as an eyesore....

Stolen Fences

Police: Thieves use power tools in attempt to steal fencing at Wagner Park in Manchester
KITV-4 - Aug 19, 2015
MANCHESTER - Police are searching for three men who were trying to steal sections of the iron fence around Wagner Park early this morning.....

Community Issues

Planned fence around chancellor’s residence moved closer to property
Daily Californian - Aug 31, 2015
A planned security fence around University House, the chancellor’s on-campus home, will now be built closer to the stone mansion, according to an email from Chancellor Nicholas Dirks....
Marne Property offers to remove illegal fence at Abbotsford development for hefty price
Herald Sun - Sep 1, 2015
A DEVELOPER and builder continue to dodge questions over a fence Yarra Council says was built without approval and is illegal....
‘We Love Animals’: Local Girl Scouts Buy Materials for New Fence at Shelter
New Canaanite - Aug 30, 2015
Asked about what spurred Girl Scouts Troop 198 to purchase the materials needed to enclose an area at the New Canaan Animal Shelter with a chain link fence, NCHS freshman Amanda Hill has a ready answer: “We love animals.”...


San Jose airport to get $3.4 million for perimeter fences
San Jose Mercury News - Aug 25, 2015
SAN JOSE -- Mineta San Jose International Airport, plagued by trespassers in recent months, will receive more than $3.4 million in federal funding to make its fences taller and sharper, local House members announced Monday....
Airport blast fence gets a new look
Renton Reporter - Aug 28, 2015
The artwork on the Renton Municipal Airport’s new blast fence was recently completed. Portraying the images of a B-1 seaplane, a 737 and a 707, three planes built in Renton, the art is designed to evoke the past, present and future of the aviation industry....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Rail fence project around forests remains grounded
The Hindu - Aug 20, 2015
The proposed rail fence around the protected areas of Bandipur-Nagarahole belt to curb elephants from straying into human landscape is yet to gain traction owing to legal glitches....
Bear jumps fence, steals goat in Lower Saucon Township
WFMZ - Aug 30, 2015
LOWER SAUCON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Police in Lower Saucon Township say a black bear jumped a man's backyard fence and stole one of his goats....


SBC gets ‘black mark’ for Stow school fence
The Southern Reporter - Aug 27, 2015
The £40,000 perimeter fence erected around Stow Primary School has been slammed as “totally inadequate”. Joanne McBeath, who has three children at the school and is a member of its parent council, is shocked at the cost and standard of the fence constructed ...



Arkansas jail to build $1 million fence to prevent inmate suicides (VIDEO)
FOX-16 - Aug 27, 2015
After an uptick in inmate suicides, officials with the Pulaski County Jail are moving forward with a $1 million project to deter future deaths in the form of a fence....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

A brief history of the U.S. border wall
Yahoo News - Aug 31, 2015
The battle over sealing off the United States’ borders may have been reignited by some Republican presidential candidates, but the issue is hardly new. Amid the big promises of building a barrier between the U.S. and other countries,...

International Border

Do good fences make good neighbors? A history of border walls - Aug 28, 2015
Hungarian officials say the country is overwhelmed by thousands of migrants hoping to enter Hungary — the gateway to the European Union....
Hungary Builds Controversial Border Fence To Disrupt Flow Of Migrants
Deutsche Welle - Aug 29, 2015
Hungary has erected a razor-wire barrier along its border to Serbia that is designed to keep out refugees and migrants, the defense ministry says. The move has drawn international criticism.,...
Estonia to build fence along Russian border
Yahoo News - Aug 27, 2015
Tallinn (AFP) - Estonia on Thursday said it would build a fence along its eastern border with Russia to safeguard its security and to protect the EU's passport-free Schengen zone....

Weird News

$20 Found in San Francisco Leads to $1 Million Lottery Win
ABC News - Aug 31, 2015
A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport. The California Lottery said Sunday that Hubert Tang had not bought a lottery ticket in 10 years....

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