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Industry News

EU fence-making industry booming
Newsbiscuit - Sep 18, 2015
With the migrant crisis showing no signs of abating, the EU today reported that the fastest growing industry within its borders is the manufacture of fences. The news came on the back of reports that both Croatia and Slovenia are considering controls on their borders...
Migrant crisis: German company refuses to sell razor wire to Hungary for anti-refugee fence
International Business Times - Sep 18, 2015
A German company has refused to sell razor wire to Hungary, which is building its border fence with Serbia in a bid to stop asylum-seekers from entering the country, according to reports......
SpotterRF’s First Narrow View Perimeter Fence Line Sensor Wins ASIS Accolades Award
PRWeb - Sep 16, 2015
ASIS 2015 (PRWEB) September 16, 2015 -- SpotterRF today announced its new CK2 compact surveillance radar (CSR) for commercial perimeter fence use. SpotterRF was also named an ASIS Accolades 2015 winner for the CK2. Building on the success of its wide area radar solutions, the new CK2 provides 100 meter....

Decking Industry News

Fiberon Now Offers Two High-Performance Decking Options for WUI-Approved Areas
PRWeb - Sep 15, 2015
Architects, builders, and homeowners: Fiberon® now offers two outstanding wood-alternative decking options for use in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas. ..
Deceuninck North America Moves West with New Plant near Reno, Nevada
PRNewswire - Sep 21, 2015
Deceuninck North America is breaking new ground in the fenestration industry with its first western manufacturing facility. The company is planting roots in Fernley, Nevada with 150,000 square-foot facility with rail spur that can accommodate up to 24 extrusion lines. ..
Trex Company Challenges Schools Nationwide to Turn Trash Into Treasure
MarketWatch - Sep 21, 2015
WINCHESTER, VA, Sep 21, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- It's easy being green! That's the message Trex wants to convey to students across the country this year. On November 15th, in conjunction with America Recycles Day, ..

Fence Contractors

Fencing to keep rattlesnakes from dropping by
KVOA - Sep 18, 2015
Fencing to keep rattlesnakes from dropping by · Fencing to keep rattlesnakes from dropping by · N4T Investigators: Clothing Con? N4T Investigators: Clothing ......
Customer Says Fence Company Digs Bad Customer Service
WFMY News 2 - Sep 15, 2015
GRAHAM, NC -- Debbie Timmons is momma to multiple rescues - six huskies and a greyhound. "These adults, you get them and they realize they can trust you, they’re so grateful. It's so rewarding," says Timmons......
Fencing company fined £50k after worker suffers severe trauma
SHP - Sep 15, 2015
A fencing company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injuries to his left arm. Taunton Crown Court heard how, on 18 January 2014, an employee of Weavo (Fencing) Products Limited was using a band re-saw ......
Florida Company Launches Commercial Fencing Services
Digital Journal - Sep 15, 2015
Seacoast Fence and Home of St. Augustine, Florida, has announced that they are expanding their fencing services to begin offering commercial customers assistance. The fence company Jacksonville FL.....

Local Government Issues

Business could face penalties if lax on fencing repairs
Santa Rosa Press Gazette - Sep 15, 2015
A retention pond fence behind a commercial location in Pace could become a problem if county officials determine owners did not adequately repair weakness. Two months ago, about a week before the Santa Rosa County Board of CountyCommissioners moved to enhance the fines for county code compliance, the Pendleton’s, neighbors of a retention pond,..
Fayette commissioners will rebid jail fence project
TribLive - Sep 15, 2015
Fayette County commissioners decided to scrap bids on Tuesday for a fence at the jail and start the process over. The bid specifications were not clear enough for the fencing that would serve as a boundary at the inmate yard, according to commissioners. “It could've been stronger language,” said solicitor John Cupp....
Some Chain Link Fence Approved For Heights Track Area
Holton Recorder - Sep 15, 2015
The Jackson Heights school board is considering some final touches for the district’s new track facility located at the Cobra stadium. At its meeting Monday evening at the high school library, the board reviewed some cost estimates to install a chain link fence at the stadium.....
Metro Trains installs fences to keep commuters off tracks at Aircraft station
Herald Sun - Sep 21, 2015
A SERIES of near misses due to commuters walking on train tracks at Laverton is forcing Metro Trains to erect fences on both sides of the train line. Metro is putting up the fences near Aircraft train station next Monday between the level crossing and Bruce St pedestrian crossing on both Maher Rd and Railway Ave....
Venetian Gardens' entrance gets makeover with new fence, brick columns
Daily Commercial - Sep 21, 2015
Heather Vaz-Antrobus, of Leesburg, views Venetian Gardens in a whole new light now that a decorative black fence and brick columns have been installed along the front entrance as part of the first phase of a $1.2 million redevelopment of the park....

Community Issues

Volunteers take down Morgan Park fence to be used at Duluth's newest dog park
NNCNOW.com - Sep 19, 2015
Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- A fence that once surrounded Morgan Park Middle School is set to enclose Duluth's newest dog park....
New Road Home playground fence erupts with color
Deseret News - Sep 19, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — A solid white fence replaced the chain link around the Road Home shelter's playground on Saturday and will soon become the canvas for about 200 children who live there...
Crews start installing fence along Kapalama canal to keep homeless campers away
Hawaii News Now - Sep 16, 2015
City contractors will continue installing a new chain link fence along both sides of Kapalama canal this week through the end of the year....

Fortress

Fences and Animals -- Domestic

New effort afoot to gather fencing materials for animals of Lake County's Valley fire victims
Press Democrat - Sep 21, 2015
Scorched and homeless animals keep arriving at Dr. Jeff Smith’s veterinary hospital in Middletown, as does every sort of donation. “Today we got three burned cats out of Cobb,” said Smith, whose hospital has functioned for 10 days as a charitable medical crisis center. ....

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

Beehive fence protects crops from African elephants
The Independent - Sep 18, 2015
African elephants have always been scared of honeybees, despite their difference in size. Dr Lucy King, a researcher at Oxford University, has decided to use this irrational fear to protect elephants, and the crops they are trying to eat....

Fence and Neighbors

Dispute over fence posts leads to gunfire in Tuscaloosa neighborhood
Al.com - Sep 16, 2015
A 55-year-old man remains jailed today after gunfire erupted during a dispute between neighbors over a fence posts. Tuscaloosa police were dispatched about 10 p.m. Friday to the 5500 block of 33rd....
Answer Man: Ugly fence illegal? 'First in Flight' MIA?
Citizen-Times - Sep 17, 2015
Question: My neighbor has erected a wooden fence that is almost 10 feet high in her backyard, with the ugly part facing me. Then she painted it with really ugly colors in a way that looks like graffiti. This occurred after we had some words over a minor issue. Is there anything I can do about this? I live in Fletcher....

Pool Safety

Spas to be exempt from fencing rules
New Zealand Herald - Sep 17, 2015
People buying a spa will no longer need to worry about fencing it off under a law change. A lockable cover will be sufficient protection under legislation that has passed its first reading today with cross-party support....

Art of Fences

In Logan Heights, One Good Fence Makes Good Neighbors
Voice of San Diego - Sep 21, 2015
The fence surrounding J Raymond Mireles’ house in Logan Heights isn’t there just to keep people out. In fact, the photographer is using his fence – a symbol of privacy and security – as an experimental public art project meant to bring people together....
Artist Chris Fraser inspired by chain-link fences
SF Gate - Sep 17, 2015
Chris Fraser finds material in the everyday. It might be in the aisles of Home Depot, where the Oakland artist is gathering supplies for his next installation, or from Interstate 880 overpasses, which provided the flicker of inspiration for “Animated,” his new exhibition at Gallery Wendi Norris....

International Border

Romania summons Hungarian ambassador over extending border fence
Street Insider - Sep 16, 2015
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania summoned the Hungarian ambassador on Wednesday over Budapest's plan to extend a border fence towards Romania to stem the flow of migrants looking to settle in northern Europe.....

Weird News

Hawaii Man Bit by Shark Swims to Shore, Posts Video Online
ABC News - Sep 21, 2015
A Hawaii spear fisherman who was bit in the leg by a tiger shark off the coast of the Big Island swam to shore and then filmed a video of his deep wound as he was being carried away on a gurney....

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