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Industry News

Anti-Terrorist HydraWedge™ Wins Innovation Award at ISC-West
PRWeb  - Apr 21, 2016
HydraWedge SM50 won the Top Innovation award in the Outdoor Perimeter Protection product category. That category includes perimeter barriers, microwave perimeter devices, seismic sensors and on-the-fence detection systems.....
Harsco’s GrateGuard™ High-Security Fencing Named Top New Product for Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection
Globe Newswire  - Apr 20, 2016
Global industrial company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today that its GrateGuard™ high-security fencing system has been named the top new product for anti-terrorism and force protection by the Security Industry Association (SIA) at its recently-concluded International Security Conference & Exposition, also known as ISC West.....
LiftMaster Launches Mini Universal Remote Control for Convenient, Safe Access on the Go
PRNewswire  - Apr 25, 2016
LiftMaster®, the number one brand of professionally installed garage door openers and access solutions is making it easier to safely and securely access the garage with the new Mini Universal Remote Control......
Fencing Market Is Dominated by the Local Manufacturers
Digital Journal  - Apr 26, 2016
A fence is a designed structure that is used to hinder the crossing of an established boundary. Fences are created for a variety of reasons, the primary one being security across residential, commercial and agricultural sectors. They are also used to enhance the appeal of property and buildings. Read more: ...
United States Metal Fencing Industry 2016 Market Research Report
EIN News  - Apr 22, 2016
The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Metal Fencing market analysis is provided for the United States markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. ...

Fence Contractors

Rockford Company Donates Fence to Teacher with ALS
My Stateline  - Apr 21, 2016
A Loves Park teacher suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) received a surprise from a local fence company and his fellow co-workers. ...
Vancouver Fencing Company Discusses Replacement vs. Repair
MarketWired  - Apr 21, 2016
QS Fencing Ltd., a fencing construction and repair company in Vancouver, understands that repairing any part of your home is a big job. When a fence is damaged, it's usually worth exploring the cost to repair first. Depending on the cause and extent of the damage, you may be able to repair a fence rather than replace it.. ...

Local Government Issues

White House Fence Re-Design Proposal Unveiled by Secret Service and National Park Service
ABC News  - Apr 25, 2016
A preliminary design concept for an upgraded White House fence was submitted publicly on Thursday to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. The re-design would extend the height of the fence from approximately 6 feet to more than 11 feet....
State should build fence around YRTC, Kearney citizens say
Kearney Hub  - Apr 25, 2016
KEARNEY — Kearneyites spoke loud and clear Saturday at a town hall meeting about Kearney’s Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center. They want the state to erect a fence so the facility is more secure for those inside and out....
Council orders family to tear down fence built to stop son with Down's syndrome climbing into road  - Apr 25, 2016
A family has been ordered to tear down an 'eyesore' fence built to stop their Down's ... "When you go around the village, you see other fences just like ours....
MDOT: Take down fences
Record-Eagle  - Apr 25, 2016
TRAVERSE CITY — The wall Sandy Blumenfeld built by hand in front of his Elmwood Township home is made of more than stone. The wall serves as a memorial to the retired mason’s parents, who died in the early 1990s. He set their keepsakes...


Community Issues

Fence alterations add to woes for new Hartford baseball park
Denver Post  - Apr 25, 2016
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Even before the season started, Hartford's new minor league baseball team knew that construction delays at their stadium would keep them on the road for weeks....
Colorado nuns get higher fence to avoid harassment
Reuters  - Apr 25, 2016
An order of cloistered Roman Catholic nuns won approval from a Denver suburb to build a higher fence to prevent people from entering their property to harass them, the Sisters' advocate said on Friday.....


Community outrage over vandalism to white picket fence
WXOW  - Apr 22, 2016
La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - If you walk or drive along State Street between 9th and 10th it's hard to miss: A white picket fence missing multiple slats. Karry Aubry is so upset about it she posted something to Facebook and got over 800 shares....
Teens suspected in fence vandalism identified by Provo police
Herald Extra  - Apr 24, 2016
This year, the police received 15 reports of suspects damaging vinyl fences in ... who damaged or destroyed one elderly widow's fence six times in an effort to....
Spray-painting vandal targets Wyandotte privacy fences in rash of incidents
The News Herald  - Apr 20, 2016
A vandal armed with a can of spray paint targeted residential privacy fences on the city’s west side April 9. The first police report was taken at about 11:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of 23rd Street. A resident said he noticed the paint on his white vinyl fence at about 11 a.m....


Greene County jail powers up electric fence
Observer-Reporter  - Apr 22, 2016
WAYNESBURG – Harry Gillispie smiled as he pointed to the new wiring installed atop the Greene County jail’s perimeter fence carrying more than 7,000 volts of electricity and posed a rhetorical question to anyone thinking about escaping....

AG Fences

Ranchers need to take up fencing to prevent wandering livestock
Pine Bluff Commercial  - Apr 22, 2016
FAYETTEVILLE — With age comes sagging — at least when it comes to wire pasture fences, and the advent of grazing season means it’s time to check those fences to keep livestock from wandering,..
Cody Park looks to add new fences for the animal area
KNOP News  - Apr 22, 2016
North Platte, NE Cody Park looks to add new fences for the animal area. These fences are a part of a USDA requirement that would keep both the park visitors and the animals safer from diseases..,..
Building fence facts
HPPR  - Apr 20, 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...
Wisconsin conservationists push for double-fencing of deer farms
Superior Telegram  - Apr 19, 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.,..

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

Tasmanian devils captive to roadkill threat
The Advocate  - Apr 21, 2016
A HIGH-TECH alarm system championed this week by the Latrobe and Kentish councils to protect the Tasmanian devil has been shown to reduce roadkill by 82 per cent, the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program says. ...
New Mexico lawmakers protest fencing for mouse
Albuquerque Journal  - Apr 21, 2016
Nearly half of New Mexico’s Legislature is stepping into the fray between ranchers and the federal government over the fencing of riparian areas on national forest land to protect an endangered mouse found in three Western states....
Maine Observer: This critter’s never met a fence it didn’t like
Portland Press Herald  - Apr 24, 2016
It’s spring at last and the start of gardening season. My wife tells a good story about her ex-husband, an animal lover and first-time gardener driven to uncharacteristic violence, ..

Auto Racing

This is why tall fences at Stadium Truck Races are a good idea
World Car Fans - Apr 22, 2016
Stadium Super Trucks driver Pat O'Keefe walked away from a pretty nasty crash during last weekend's race in Long Beach, California. As you can see in the video, O'Keefe hit a ramp and had a hard landing which made him loose control of the vehicle...


International Border

Austrian Border Fence Will Have Gap Because Church Refuses Wall Building On Their Land
Breitbart - Apr 23, 2016
After months of saying erecting a border fence would be politically and morally impossible Austria is now building border defences, but they are to be frustrated by the Catholic church which owns land in the affected area....
Bulgaria to Build Border Fences without Calling Tenders - Apr 20, 2016
Bulgarian lawmakers have definitely approved a bill under which the construction of any fence along Bulgaria's borders can be initiated without public ..
Meghalaya: Proposed Indo-Bangla border fencing suffers stumbling block
Balkan Insight - Apr 12, 2016
SHILLONG: An obvious trend, the Coordination Committee on International Border (CCIB) on Friday has yet again expressed strong discontentment and registered their strong opposition to the proposed border fencing between India and Bangladesh in Meghalaya Sector...

Weird News

Idaho Official: Kobe Bryant's Remarks Help Save Potato Truck
ABC News - Apr 25, 2016
Kobe Bryant's recent mention of the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck might have helped save the traveling advertisement from a premature retirement, according to the head of a state agency that promotes Idaho potatoes. ...

Classified Ads


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Wallace International is growing and is looking for a full time Market Developer.  Wallace International manufactures products that are being installed at prisons, airports, data centres and other private high security applications. 
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