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Industry News

Fence Dynamics Continues Aggressive Franchise Growth Push in 2016
PRWeb - Apr 4, 2016
PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA (PRWEB) APRIL 04, 2016 Growing brand awareness and a storm season that left more damage than normal has led to one of the most profitable quarters in Fence Dynamics’ 11-year company history....
Fence helps block noise levels and looks like granite
American City and County - Apr 4, 2016
SimTek Fence produces a product that carries a 25-year warranty. The fence helps reduce sound and is anti-graffiti. The product is engineered and tested to meet Miami-Dade County (Fla.) wind load requirements, which specify 110 mph sustained, with 130 mph gusts....
Everlock Systems Reminds Everyone That Safety and Security Is a Full Time Endeavor
PRNewswire - Mar 30, 2016
PLACENTIA, Calif., March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The problem of individuals and groups of individuals engaging in crime -- whether terrorism, theft, destruction of private property or sabotage of important infrastructure -- is a constant threat in the United States today...
BSW Timber invests £3.6m in UK's fencing market
Builders' Merchants News - Mar 29, 2016
BSW Timber has invested more than £3.6m in a major drive to capitalise on opportunities provided by the fast-growing UK fencing market. During the last two years, BSW has invested in significant infrastructure projects at five of its mills across the UK, adding to its multi-million pound acquisition of Southampton-based fencing specialists RF Giddings in 2014....
Access Control Solutions Market to Grow at 13% CAGR Driven by Contactless Access Control to 2020
PRNewswire - Mar 29, 2016
Increasing adoption of access control by different sectors is one of the major trends in the access control solutions market. A number of sectors such as BFSI, transportation, and oil and gas are adopting biometric access control...
Massive Automated Gates Swing into Action at Eurotunnel
Jacksons-Security News - Apr 4, 2016
Jacksons Fencing, one of the UK’s leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems, have recently installed a 4m x 14m fully automated double leaf swing gates, as part of the ongoing security updates at the Eurotunnel Coquelles site. ...
Fence Detection System Global and China Market 2016: Industry Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Analysis, Segmentation and Forecast, 2016 – 2021
QWTJLive - Apr 4, 2016
The report Fence Detection System offers a detailed impact analysis of the key trends shaping the Industry. The Industry determinants, i.e. drivers, restraints, opportunities, and threats have been covered in the report. The research study delivers a detailed analysis of the consumer trends that are influencing the Industry. ...

Fence Contractors

Rio Grande Fence Donates Sports Field Fence to G.O.D. Int'l for Annual Good Friday Service Project
PRNewswire - Mar 26, 2016
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville donated a 560 linear foot 6-foot-high chain link fence to Global Outreach Developments International at their headquarters in Nashville's historically underserved Hopewell neighborhood in Old Hickory, Tenn. on Good Friday, March 25....
Tip Sheet: Capitol Fence & Deck - 5 Reasons for Installing a Privacy Wooden Fence
ReleaseWire - Apr 1, 2016
Austin, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/01/2016 -- Residential and commercial properties benefit from the installation of a wooden privacy fence. Fencing installation in Austin for wooden fences is available to provide an appealing security feature. When professionally installed, fences are durable, lasting for years....

Local Government Issues

Lenawee County road commissioners praise effort of two men in fence project
Len Connect - Mar 30, 2016
MADISON TWP. Two Lenawee County road workers were honored Thursday for designing and building a piece of equipment to help install more than two miles of fence through hilly terrain.....
ODOT to put up suicide prevention fence along the Fremont Bridge
KATU - Mar 29, 2016
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A chain link fence will be going up on the south side of the Fremont Bridge's upper deck to help prevent people from jumping off the bridge, the Oregon Department of Transportation said.....
Pregnant woman's death spurs a safety debate about China's street fences
LA Times - Mar 30, 2016
Pregnant woman in northern China died this week after she fell unconscious on a busy city street and got her head stuck in a fence, Chinese media reported on Wednesday.....


Community Issues

Fence segment from OKC's Murrah Building to be displayed at War Memorial Park
Muskogee Phoenix - Mar 31, 2016
A memorial exhibition commemorating the 21st anniversary of the Murrah Building bombing in Oklahoma City will be in Muskogee beginning Friday. “These people at Oklahoma City were heroes, and we have to remember them as much as we remember anyone else, like the service people who have sacrificed their lives for our country,. ..


Neighbors fence out neighbors at Ryan Field lot
Evanston Now - Mar 29, 2016
Evanston aldermen Monday night sided with demands from neighbors closest to Ryan Field who want no breaks in a planned fence along the west edge of the stadium parking lot....

AG Fencing

Buy a fence to support FFA
AgriView - Apr 2, 2016
JANESVILLE, Wis. – Blain’s Farm and Fleet is continuing its involvement and Gold Level Sponsorship to financially support FFA chapters through Home Grown, an initiative developed by Red Brand fence.....
Ranchers begin long task of re-fencing in Kansas wildfire area
KAKE - Mar 31, 2016
BARBER COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) -- Mark Dugan estimates it will cost ten to $12,000 a mile to rebuild the fences on the approximate 27-hundred acres of land he owns west of Medicine Lodge....
Nebraskans donate hay, fencing supplies to help charred Kansas, Oklahoma - Mar 31, 2016
Nebraska cattle producers are donating hay and fencing supplies to farmers and ranchers in Oklahoma and Kansas who suffered financial losses during the historic wildfire that has occurred along the two states’ border.....

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Grouse Suit Seeks to Block New Fences on BLM Land in Nevada
ABC News - Apr 5, 2016
Conservationists are suing the Bureau of Land Management to block the construction of fences in northern Nevada they say are intended to appease livestock ranchers at the risk of harming sage grouse and the drought-stricken federal rangeland.....
Queensland wild dog fencing demand far outstrips available govt funding - Rural - Apr 5 2016
Federal and State Government funding allocated to the building of cluster fences is not enough to meet the demand, according to industry representatives.....
Zimbabwe: Let's Support Vic Falls Dump Fence Project
AllAfrica - Apr 4, 2016
LOCAL environment charity organisation, Environment Africa, three weeks ago began leading a campaign to raise $50 000 to help build a solar-powered electric fence around the Victoria Falls dumpsite....
Plea for more secure fences following Sylvester recapture - Apr 2, 2016
Farmers in the vicinity of the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West have urged SanParks to do more to secure the park's fences. The farmers were responding to the recapture of Sylvester the lion after his second escape from the park....

Pool Safety

Red tape cut about swimming pool fencing exemptions
Manawatu Standard - Mar 29, 2016
A ribbon of red tape complicating the process of getting an exemption from swimming pool fencing rules has been snipped. The Palmerston North City Council has changed the way it will consider undisputed applications in future. The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act still demands that councillors, rather than staff, make decisions about granting exemptions...


Arts and Fences

Neighbors fence out neighbors at Ryan Field lot
Press Democrat - Apr 3, 2016
Forty years ago this summer, the Running Fence came to Sonoma County. Thousands of people came to see it because it was like nothing that came before. The artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude called it “the ultimate art project.”..


Genius! The Easy Way to Add Privacy to a Chain-Link Fence - Apr 5, 2016
If you're stuck with a chain-link fence, you can DIY your way to better backyard privacy in a day. Here's what you'll need to upgrade your space—and create a peaceful hangout spot for friends and family.....

USA/Mexico Fence

WATCH: Smugglers climb Nogales border fence
12-News - Mar 31, 2016
NOGALES, Ariz. - A television reporter and camera operator from Azteca was out reporting on an unrelated story when some fascinating video fell into their laps.....

International Border

Spain’s fences set an example
New Europe - Apr 5, 2016
The first fences in Europe to keep migrants out were built by Spain. Encircling its tiny enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla in Morocco, the fences run along the only land borders between Africa and Europe. ...
How Europe built fences to keep people out
WHBL - Apr 4, 2016
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In early March, Europe's migration chief Dimitris Avramopoulos squelched through a muddy refugee camp on Greece's border with Macedonia and peered through the barbed-wire ...
Ex-Defence Minister: Fence at Bulgarian-Greek Border Would Cost BGN 500 M
Novinite - Mar 30, 2016
Socialist MP and former defence minister Angel Naydenov was certain that the expenses on erecting a fence on Bulgaria's border with Greece would exceed BGN 500 M....

Weird News

Rider Crashes Uber Car Amid Cop Chase as Real Driver Awakens
ABC News - Apr 5, 2016
Authorities say an Uber passenger who took the wheel while the driver slept later crashed the car while trying to elude police. State police say 20-year-old New York City resident Juan Carlos hired the car in Philadelphia to take him 200 miles to central New York....

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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