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Industry News

German companies refuse to sell razor-wire for Hungary's anti-refugee fence
Independent - Sep 23, 2015
Mutanox, a Berlin-based fence company, was approached by representatives of Viktor Orban’s Hungarian government for razor-wire to complete a fence aimed at keeping refugees out of .
Fencing Market Size To Reach $32.12 Billion By 2022: Grand View Research, Inc.
PRNewswire - Sep 23, 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 .
Concrete methods, systems to pace growth of overall fencing market
Concrete Products - Sep 28, 2015
"Fencing Market Analysis By Material (Metal, Wood, Plastic & Composite, Concrete), By Application (Residential, Agriculture, Industrial) And Segment Forecasts To 2022" paints a stable outlook for one of precast concrete’s major growth segments of the past two decades....

Decking Industry News

$4.1 Billion Decking and Railing Market to Grow 3% through 2017 According to Principia Consulting Report
BusinessWire - Sep 29, 2015
The overall decking and railing industry has been relatively stable over the last couple of years. Total demand for decking and railing materials in the North American residential market was valued at $4.1 billion based on supplier factory gate prices in 2014 compared with $3.6 billion in 2012 .
AZEK Deck's Hazelwood® Named a "Top 100 Product of 2015" by Professional Builder Magazine
PRNewsWire - Sep 24, 2015
SKOKIE, Ill., Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AZEK Building Products today announced that Hazelwood, an AZEK Deck Arbor Collection color, was named a "Top 100 Product of 2015" by Professional Builder Magazine. .

Fence Contractors

3 signs you’ve found a good fencer
Stuff-NZ - Sep 23, 2015
That's the golden rule of veteran contractor Simon Fuller, the President of the Fencing Contractors Association of NZ (FCANZ). "It blends in, there's no sudden rises, humps and hollows, it's a flowing fence, especially on a lifestyle block, unless you're wanting to make a statement in an entranceway.....
Customer Upset Over North Texas Fencing Contractor
NBC -DFW - Sep 23, 2015
If you felt like you'd been ripped off, how far would you go to get your money back? For one North Texan, it was a year-long battle and a call to the NBC 5 Investigates Consumer Unit.....

Local Government Issues

AHTD investigates why safety fence failed
KATV - Sep 23, 2015
Since Arkansas began using "wire rope safety fences", fatal accidents resulting from head-on collisions on the interstate have gone down. "The way the safety fence works, think of it as a spider web. A bug gets caught in a spider web and the more it tries to get out the more entangled ...
Council turns down $21,000 fence
Austin American-Statesman- - Sep 23, 2015
KEARNEY – Keeping kids from jumping off a bridge is important — but not $21,000 worth of important. The Town of Kearney recently tendered for quotations on safety fencing along the deck of the Allistair Johnston Bridge along the Town’s Main Street....
Capitol’s historic fence may take months to restore after car crash
Austin American-Statesman- - Sep 23, 2015
The vehicle which crashed through the Texas Capitol fence early Wednesday morning caused significant damage to a section of the historic fence, the driveway, and the Capitol grounds, State Preservation Board officials said...
Philadelphia begins building Pope Fence
Suntimes - Sep 22, 2015
Pope Francis’ visit to the United States has begun, and his arrival in Philadelphia stands only a few days away. In preparation, the city has begun constructing its Pope Fence, according to 6 ABC Action News....
Inverness votes for fencing to protect memorials
BayNews-9 - Sep 25, 2015
INVERNESS -- The Inverness city board has voted to protect war memorials downtown. According to partner newspaper the Citrus County Chronicle, the board voted 5-1 Thursday to approve a plan to surround war memorials at the Historic Citrus County Courthouse with fencing to protect the memorials during festivals and events..

Community Issues

Better fencing needed along roadway
Yuma Sun - Sep 22, 2015
I was most delighted to see the letter in the paper about some of the “not so pretty sites” in our city. The writer referred to the area along 32nd just beyond the airbase where palm trees had been cut and just left in piles, drying and looking quite ugly. I had watched for a long time, hoping something would be done, a...


City Pages - Sep 27, 2015
Drab cement walls are so passé. And barbed wire and chain-link fence don’t create that warm, inviting look you want in a prison wall. Not falling into the unfashionable trappings of perimeter security, Minnesota’s only women’s penitentiary is getting a stylish new fence. Well, stylish by prison standards...
Shakopee Women's Prison Fence Creates Controversy among Nearby Residents
KSTP - Sep 27, 2015
Those passing through a southwest metro community will notice something new and, to some, something controversial. A fence is under construction surrounding the Shakopee Women's Prison. It's the only prison in Minnesota without a security fence. And it's within close proximity to tens of thousands of residents....
New fence goes up at PB jail
Arkansas Online - Sep 28, 2015
PINE BLUFF -- Jefferson County jail officials are building a metal security fence around the facility in an effort to reduce the amount of contraband that makes its way inside....
Contraband problem leads to new fence in Jefferson County
KATV - Sep 28, 2015
EFFERSON COUNTY (KATV) - A new fence has been put up around the back side of the W.C. “Dub” Detention Center in Jefferson County. Back in July, a riot caused an estimated $20,000 in damage to a jail pod. ....

Home Owners Associations

Livestock Fencing in Rock Creek a Sign of Rebuilding
Andover Advertiser - Sep 27, 2015
AN ANDOVER couple have been left frustrated and embarrassed to use their garden since their housing association landlord refused to repair their badly broken fence.....

Fences and Animals -- Domestic

Livestock Fencing in Rock Creek a Sign of Rebuilding
Kelowna Now - Sep 22, 2015
Work is underway along Highway 33 and Highway 3 as crews quickly replace 28 kilometres of livestock fencing destroyed by the Rock Creek wildfire.....
African Swine Fever – Keep it Out - Sep 26, 2015
EUROPE - To protect your pigs and the pig farm, it is vital to keep out new pathogens. African Swine Fever is the latest scourge to threaten the European pig industry and this must be kept out. But it should be remembered that it is important to work as a community, write Veterinarians John Carr and Mark Howells......


Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

Video: Will This Buck Clear the Fence? - Sep 23, 2015
TDeer have a vertical jump of about eight feet, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t misjudge a leap sometimes. In fact, since deer have relatively poor depth perception, it means that they are more likely to jump either too early or too late...
Qld wild dog fence planners welcome $15 million funding
SheepCentral - Sep 23, 2015
A $15 MILLION federal-state funding commitment has been welcomed by supporters of a wild dog fencing plan in Queensland that could be copied nationally...
Electric fence fails to prevent tusker terror
Kathmandu Post - Sep 23, 2015
Sep 23, 2015- Electric fencing installed to prevent wild animals’ terror has not been effective at Thori in the district. As a result, terror of wild tuskers, wild boars and deer, among other animals, continues in the area....
Roo slaughter on our roads
MPNews - Sep 23, 2015
MORE than 70 kangaroos have been hit and killed by vehicles on Mornington Peninsula roads this year, says animal activist Craig Thomson....
Barcoo Shire to fence off three drought-affected towns from hungry and aggressive kangaroos
ABC Rural - Sep 28, 2015
The western Queensland Shire of Barcoo will apply for funds from the Federal Government's $35 million Community Drought Fund to fence off three towns from kangaroos....

USA/Canada Border

Oh Canada! Four in 10 Americans Want Wall on Northern Border
Bloomberg - Sep 24, 2015
The latest Bloomberg Politics poll also shows that immigration, a flashpoint in the 2016 presidential campaign thanks in large point to the incendiary rhetoric of Republican front-runner Donald Trump, is an issue that stirs strong emotions among Americans, some of them contradictory. While four in ten Americans favor border walls....

International Border

Slovakia to Use US Fortification to Build Border Fence With Hungary
Sputnik News - Sep 24, 2015
Slovak Interior Minister Robert Kalinak said that Slovakia will build a fence on its southern border with Hungary using the military technology the United States had employed in Iraq and Afghanistan....
German lawmaker Weber says more fences needed on Europe's borders: paper
Reuters - Sep 23, 2015
More fences will be needed to protect Europe's borders, a conservative German politician told a newspaper on Wednesday, sharpening the tone in a debate about how to deal with refugees.....
Brussels warns Hungary against erecting Slovenia migrant fence
Financial Times - Sep 25, 2015
The European Commission has warned Hungary that building a fence on its frontier with Slovenia to keep out migrants would violate the rules of the EU’s Schengen border-free zone ....


Weird News

Cops: Owner Puts Dog Into Idle Truck, Dog Sends It Into Lake
ABC News - Sep 29, 2015
Police say a dog alone in a pickup had to be rescued after it caused the truck to go into a lake in Maine. Ellsworth Police say a man was walking the dog near Branch Lake on Saturday afternoon in Ellsworth. He put the dog into the truck after an encounter with another dog.....

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