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Industry News

Acoustiblok® Lands Solution to Noise at San Bernardino Airport
PRWeb - Apr 7, 2016
Acoustiblok was recently contacted on an outdoor noise problem at the San Bernardino Airport in San Bernardino, California. A large section of the airport perimeter fence was installed with Acoustiblok's Outdoor Noise Barrier, Acoustifence® (pat. pend.). The installation was done by Crown Fence Company for GQ Aviation Engineering;...
Barbed Wire Manufacturers Will Help Oklahoma Ranchers Keep Costs Down After Fires - Apr 5, 2016
A record-setting fire has burned about 400,000 acres in northern Oklahoma last week, and ranchers in the area may get some help with recovery....
Agribusiness: Collapse of steelmaker leave uncertain future for fencing divisionst
PRWeb - Apr 7, 2016
The placement of steel manufacturer Arrium into voluntary administration this morning leaves an uncertain future for Australia’s only remaining large manufacturer of barbed and plain wire, steel posts and other fencing materials used by the livestock industries....
Village firm Jacksons Fencing builds 3.2-tonne gates for French Eurotunnel terminal
Kent Online - Apr 7, 2016
How's this for a heavy workload? A fencing firm has unveiled gargantuan new gates with posts capable of bearing the weight of a double-decker bus....

Decking Industry News

B&Q to stock Trex contour decking
Horticulture Week - Apr 7, 2016
Decking company Trex has launched a new range of contour decking for spring, to be stocked in B&Q stores across the UK....
Market overview – Global Composite Decking & Railing Consumption Market Growth Report 2016 – Acute Market Reports
RD News Mag - Apr 12, 2016
The Global Composite Decking & Railing Consumption 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Composite Decking & Railing marke..
Enduris Appoints New Sales Manager for Deck and Rail
LBM Journal - Apr 8, 2016
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Enduris announced today that Gary Smith has joined the company to further develop their boxed rail program through the two-step distribution Enduris logochannel, and to add seasoned experience to their capped cellular PVC decking ....

Local Government Issues

$1M fence for The Jungle? State officials not so sure
Seattle Times - Apr 10, 2016
State Sen. Reuven Carlyle caused a stir in February when he proposed the Legislature earmark $1?million to keep people out of the homeless encampment known as The Jungle by fencing it off......

Community Issues

Heber Police Looking To Parents To Stop Fence-Smashing Trend
Gephardt Daily - Apr 6, 2016
HEBER CITY, Utah, Police in Heber City are reaching out to parents in hopes of stopping a fence-smashing vandalism spree by local teens...
Photos Of Park Day Fence Installation At Perryville Battlefield
Central KY News - Apr 6, 2016
Close to 50 volunteers worked at Perryville Battlefield Saturday, installing around 1,300 feet of fence as part of the Civil War Trust’s nationwide Park Day clean-up and restoration effort. ..

AG Fencing

After eight floods in the past five years, the creek fence Hans Jess built is still holding strong. Earlier versions were not as durable. When an entire tree floated into the pasture on his Olin, Iowa....
Minnesota DOT asks farmers to participate in Living Snow Fence program
Equipment World - Apr 6, 2016
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is asking farmers to participate in the agency’s Living Snow Fence Program by leaving standing corn rows, hay bales or silage bags to help reduce snow from blowing onto state highways.....
Cows strayed 'poorly maintained' fence on night of Godmersham rail derailment
Canterbury Times - Apr 6, 2016
A train crash caused when eight cows strayed onto the railway outside Canterbury could have been prevented had rail bosses responded more swiftly to earlier reports of a cow on the line, a report has found. ..


Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

UGA research to decrease vehicle collisions with deer
Red and Black - Apr 5, 2016
It is not uncommon to witness a car colliding with a deer in Georgia. In fact, Madison Cook witnessed it happen once in her high school parking lot. “Someone was driving really slow, like five miles per hour, and they hit a deer in the middle of the afternoon.....
Rise of the crocodiles: Fence-climbing reptile shows they’re ready to take over
KOH Local News - Apr 5, 2016
One particular croc managed to scale a 4ft fence, before gracefully (sort of) diving down into a lake. Photographer Ram Kishan saw her casually climbing the metal fence in Boondi in Rajasthan, northern India.....
Conservation Group Fights New Fence
KOH Local News - Apr 5, 2016
Conservation groups have filed suit to stop the construction of fences in northern Nevada, they say will harm Sage Grouse. The Western Watersheds Project filed suit in Reno Federal Court.....
Groups help residents build bison fences
Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Apr 9, 2016
WEST YELLOWSTONE — Four metal fenceposts hold up checkerboard metal wire around a couple of aspen trees in Melissa Alder’s front yard. It’s hard to understand why until Alder points out the dilapidated pair of trees next to it....


Fences, sheds and decking: 5 tips for updating wood in your garden - Apr 5, 2016
With spring in full bloom, you may be looking forward to spending more time in your garden. As your plants begin to flourish again, don’t let tired old wood spoil the whole look. Here’s how to spruce up fences, sheds and deck....

Pool Safety

Planning committee backs new four-sided pool fencing rules
AM900 CHML - Apr 5, 2016
There will soon be a requirement for four-sided fencing around new swimming pools in Hamilton. The city’s planning committee has approved changes to the pool-enclosure-bylaw, effective in 2017, which are designed to prevent the drowning deaths of small children....


USA/Mexico Fence

How Should Border Patrol Handle Climbers?
US News - Apr 6, 2016
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A widely seen video showing two suspected drug smugglers rapidly climbing a tall border fence — within sight of three Border Patrol vehicles — put on display for a global audience what the government says is a regular occurrence at the U.S.-Mexico international line....
The Fence Between the U.S. and Mexico Is Built. Then What?
Huffington Post - Apr 7, 2016
For the first time in several years I crossed to and from the border with Mexico, at Tecate, last week. Given my experience doing so, I found myself wondering whether we can even say we have a border with Mexico. Although there was an x-ray machine operating to get into Mexico...

International Border

Bulgaria to Complete Fence at Border with Turkey by End of June
Novinite - Mar 30, 2016
Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova is firm that the fence at the border with Turkey will be completed by the end of June....
Bangla border fencing companies abandon works
Assam Tribune - Apr 10, 2016
AIZAWL, April 10 - At least six companies working on Indo-Bangladesh border fencing have abandoned their works before completion. Sources said that of the six contractors who left their work unfinished, two were asked to leave on ground of ‘bad works’, .....

Weird News

Detroit Tigers Fan Catches 5 Foul Balls in 8 Innings
ABC News - Apr 11, 2016
For most people, catching a foul ball at a major league game would be the thrill of a lifetime. On Monday, Bill Dugan almost got bored by the whole thing.....

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