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Industry News

EINnews  - Apr 13, 2016
A stronger, more durable gate has recently been constructed by ActiveYards®. The StaySquare™ gate system is another creative innovation within the family of ActiveYards ingenuities. StaySquare is Perfectly Strong -- designed in a way so that ActiveYards gates stay square, balanced, and secure for the lifetime of the gate. ....
Kingcats Announces First Fence Online Shop - Good Prices and Security for Your Life
PRNewswire  - Apr 13, 2016 6
SHANGHAI, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --, a company that offers affordable fencing styles and trends, announces that prices for all fence products will be lowered, offering seasonal covetable fence selections for yards and security areas....
Report delivers insight into the 2016 global vinyl fencing market growth
WhaTech  - Apr 13, 2016
Experts with proven credentials and a high standing within the research fraternity have presented an in-depth analysis of the subject matter, bringing to bear their unparalleled domain knowledge and vast research experience. They offer some penetrating insights into the complex world of Global Vinyl Fencing Industry. ...
Kasey Kahne throws weight behind LiftMaster project
Motor Sport  - Apr 13, 2016
Kasey Kahne believes LiftMaster's "Garage Band" competition is an important opportunity for aspiring artists to showcase their talent in front of music-loving NASCAR fans.. ...
Tek-Rail, Inc. Joins the UltraLox™ Dealer Network
PRWeb  - Apr 13, 2016
Headquartered in Eagan, MN, UltraLox™ is proud to announce the addition of Tek-Rail, Inc. to the UltraLox™ dealer network. Tek-Rail, Inc. will be fabricating the UltraLox™ railing system in-house, this will provide lead times that until now were not possible with the traditional railing systems offered in the area. The UltraLox™ railing system. ...

Decking Industry News

Fiber Cement Technology Ushers in New Era for Backyard Decks
PRNewswire  - Apr 19, 2016
A technology once used exclusively for home siding is making its way to backyard decks across America where it is now eliminating costly repairs associated with water damage, fading deck color, wood rot, wood-boring insects and board gaps.....
Product Picks: Decks, Railings & More
LBM Journal  - Apr 13, 2016
Few categories of building products, if any, have evolved as much and as fast as decking, railing and accessories. At LBM Journal, we recognized the explosive growth of the outdoor living category early on, and each April,....

Fence Contractors

DOD Recognizes American Fence Co. as Patriotic Employer
PRWeb  - Apr 13, 2016
American Fence Company is proud to announce the receipt of the PATRIOTIC EMPLOYER Award in February, given from the Office of the Secretary of Defense – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), including a Statement of Support accompanying the Award, personally signed by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. ...
Hazel Green woman accuses local contractor of leaving her with a half-finished project
WAAY-TV  - Apr 19, 2016
Melissa Walker of Hazel Green said she was confident in her selection of Freddy Teague with Alabama Fence Company when she hired him to replace her fence. Walker said the $5,000 estimate from Teague was the lowest she received. Even after he started the job, Walker said she was confident in her decision...

Local Government Issues

Silver Strand fencing to be replaced
San Diego Reader  - Apr 15, 2016
It took a federal agency, a state agency, a state commission, and several citizens' groups — as well as $325,000 — to move forward in replacing 2.1 miles of dilapidated chain-link fence along the Silver Strand.....
Council looking into paying for sand fencing on repaired beach
South Strand News  - Apr 16, 2016 6
After spending $75,080 to restore its devastated beach, Pawleys Island Town Council may now spend more than $100,000 to have sand fencing placed on the refurbished dunes.....
Fence to protect endangered species part of Highway 119 construction project
Bakersfield Now  - Apr 14, 2016
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Drivers heading along Highway 119 between Taft and Bakersfield will see a long, bright orange fence snaking along the north side of the road. Caltrans says it's there to protect endangered species during a construction project. They say it will help three specific animals. ...

Community Issues

Chain link fence installed at Boise Greenbel
KIVI-TV  - Apr 16, 2016
BOISE, Idaho - Public access to the Boise Greenbelt near Ben's Crow Inn along Warm Springs Avenue in southeast Boise has been blocked off by a chain-link fence, and that's angering -- and puzzling -- local residents....
New fences under Pontchartrain Expressway force homeless out, paid parking in
WDSU-TV  - Apr 18, 2016
"I'm out here just trying to get a job, get my SSI before my arms and legs give out," said Kunta Smith. He has several health problems and lives under the Pontchartrain Expressway in downtown New Orleans. Smith said the new fencing going up is forcing the homeless out and elsewhere....

Pool Safety

Council seeks more input from public on pool fencing
Hamilton Spectator  - Apr 16, 2016 6
The public will get one more chance to weigh in on a contentious bylaw change that would require new pools to be fenced on all four sides to prevent child deaths. The long-planned bylaw — it has been in the works since 2013 — was set to be ratified at council Wednesday....
Fears swimming pools will no longer need fences
Radio New Zealand  - Apr 16, 2016 6
A Parliament select committee reported back last week on a bill that would remove that requirement. The report said the bill's intention was to ensure children's safety was a priority...
Expert gives advice to prevent drownings
12-News  - Apr 16, 2016
In just the first four months of 2016 alone, there were 27 drowning-related incidents in Maricopa County. In four of those cases, children 5 years old or younger, drowned. In fact, the same day this report aired, Phoenix firefighters responded to two water-related incidents.



Railroad accident prompts fence questions
KARE-11  - Apr 13, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS -- The railroad accident that claimed the leg of a Minneapolis boy Saturday has renewed debate over whether tracks in urban areas should be fenced in for safety....

AG Fences

Building fence facts
Kansas AG Land  - Apr 13, 2016
Last week, livestock markets in Pratt and Reno counties helped raise $120,000 by auctioning off a donated heifer and two steer calves in an effort to raise funds to aid ranchers with wildfire losses in Reno, Harvey, Barber and Comanche counties....
Tewksbury to look into raising height limit of horse fencing
New Jersey Hills  - Apr 16, 2016
TEWKSBURY TWP. - The Township Committee unanimously approved a motion by Deputy Mayor Dana Desiderio to have the township's Land Use Board look into changing the allowable height of fences for horse containment purposes at its Tuesday, April 12, meeting.....
Effects of a 'cleansing': After wildfires, ranchers are rebuilding the miles of fence lost
Kansas AgLand  - Apr 15, 2016
TEWKSBURY TWP. - The Township Committee unanimously approved a motion by Deputy Mayor Dana Desiderio to have the township's Land Use Board look into changing the allowable height of fences for horse containment purposes at its Tuesday, April 12, meeting.....

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

Groups work to make fences wildlife-friendly
Washington Times  - Apr 13, 2016
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Fencing in rural areas can be bad news for big game. As animals such as deer and pronghorns try to access feeding areas, calving areas and migr...
Wisconsin Conservationists Push For Double-Fencing Of Deer Farms
Wisconsin Public Radio  - Apr 18, 2016
A higher rate of chronic wasting disease among Wisconsin deer is prompting state lawmakers and citizens to call for more aggressive action to prevent the disease's spread....
Volunteers Make Fence Building Fun-Video
Greensboro News & Record  - Apr 16, 2016
Fun? Exhilarating? To each their own. Volunteers helped build a split-rail fence at the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park on Saturday morning. They built a lot of fence — more than 500 feet. ...
Groups help West Yellowstone residents build bison fences
Missoulian  - Apr 17, 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. ...


Decide which option is best when fencing your property
The Reflector - Apr 13, 2016
Sponsored ContentAlthough most fence contractors tend to be busier during the spring and summer months, experts in the fencing industry say they generally work all year. For those wanting faster service when getting a fence installed or repaired, the experts at Cascade Fence & Deck, based out of Vancouver, say winter may be the best time since they are usually slower in those months....
Why Homeowners Are Opting For Glass Fencing
Cape May County Herald - Apr 13, 2016
Sponsored Content When it comes to fencing options, tempered glass is quickly becoming one of the most popular options on the market. Homeowners are not only opting for glass due to its aesthetic appeal, but also because of its many practical uses.....

Fences and Neighbors

If I paid for entire fence, does neighbor have claim to it?
Daily Republic  - Apr 16, 2016
Q: Our fence between my neighbors and us is being pushed out of line by two sucker growing trees that are growing on his side of the fence. About 10 years ago we had to replace it. It was supposed to be 50/50 shared cost...


Trio of intruders prompts airport fence upgrade
Memphis Commercial Appeal  - Apr 13, 2016
Memphis International Airport is getting a taller fence topped by razor wire along Airways and Shelby Drive after three people trespassed on the airfield in the past six months...

International Border

Hungary Readies to Build Fence on Romania Border
Balkan Insight - Apr 12, 2016
Hungary has started marking the route of a future fence along the border with Romania to prevent refugees and migrants from entering the country, according to media reports.=...
Without fence, thousands of jihadists would flood in from Sinai, PM says
Times of Israel - Apr 13, 2016
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Israel's policies in southern Israel as helping keep jihadists and migrants from flooding the country, while sparring with a group of hecklers at a conference Tuesday.....


Weird News

Madrid Mayor: Dog Poop Culprits May Have to Clean Streets
ABC News - Apr 18, 2016
Dog owners in Madrid beware: Pick up after your pooch or face working as a street cleaner. Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena is warning dog owners they'll face stiff fines or possibly weekend work as street cleaners if they are caught in an upcoming dog poop crackdown. ...

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