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Industry News

Shut It Gate Hardware On Re-inventing the Wheel and Manufacturing Hard Core Products
Press Release  - Aug 12, 2016
SHUT IT ® Gate Hardware started as Counsel Industries, LLC and became a leader in the design and distribution of hardware and gate systems for the fence and access control industries.. ...
Speeco Recalls Fence Wire Stretchers
CBS-58  - Aug 12, 2016
Washington DC - infoZine - This recall involves (about 60,000 (in addition, 1,800 were sold in Canada)) SpeeCo’s fence wire stretchers, with or without a ratchet control, used for gripping and tightening any type of wire. The black stretcher has a rubber grip on the lever handle. It measures about 12 inches high, 1 inch wide and 32 inches long. ...
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children between ages 1-4
Press Release  - Aug 15, 2016
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children between ages 1-4. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), 10 drowning deaths per day occur in the USA. Children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates. Most of those drownings occur in home swimming pools. ...
Bullet Fence Systems offers Fence Bullet
High Plains Journal  - Aug 16, 2016
Bullet Fence Systems, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, has introduced Fence Bullet, a pipe connector providing ranchers an alternative to welded pipe fence braces.. ...
Bruce Dees, AIA, Brings Out New Ideas for Chain Link Fence Manufacturers, Architects and Contractors
PRWeb  - Aug 11, 2016
"If you focus on a being a problem-solver instead trying to sell a product or your own ideas, city officials, planners, and other decision-makers will want to partner with you,' s...
HySecurity Competes in AST Homeland Security Awards (Videos)
Press Release  - Aug 16, 2016
HydraWedge SM50, a next generation, crash-tested anti-terrorist wedge, defends high security sites worldwide with proven reliability and unparalleled performance.. ...
Crash-Rated Fence stops vehicles and trespassers.
ThomasNet  - Aug 10, 2016
August 10, 2016 - Providing anti-personnel/anti-vehicle barrier, G-FORCE Combination Fence has received M50 P1 certification to ASTM F2656-07 test method. ...
Growing Acceptance of Synthetic Alternatives Encourages Growth in Demand for Fencing Products, says TMR
MENAFN  - Aug 11, 2016
(MENAFN Press) The global Fencing Market is led by suppliers both large and small, operating at the domestic and global levels. Key players in the market include: National Fence Systems Inc., Tyco International, Saint Gobain, Guardian Fence Supplier, and Sogazco Inc. ...

Decking Industry News

Is Trex Company, Inc. Entering Its Biggest Growth Phase?
PRNEWSwire  - Aug 10, 2016
Global wooden decking market is dominated by pressure-treated wood as it can withstand moist and icy weather conditions, is durable, and long lasting while regionally, Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness a steady growth during the forecast period of 2016 - 2021 driven by rising construction activities in emerging economies and large-scale investments.....
Is Trex Company, Inc. Entering Its Biggest Growth Phase?
MotleyFool  - Aug 10, 2016
With a new marketing program targeting traditional wood instead of wood-alternative decking competitors, Trex is looking to cut off a much, much bigger piece of the pie....
MoistureShield Expands Distribution Network, Adding 5 New Cedar Creek Locations
PRWeb  - Aug 11, 2016
MoistureShield is extending distribution to meet increasing demand by furthering its partnership with Cedar Creek, LLC. MoistureShield will now be available through the Cedar Creek locations in Nashville, Madison, Little Rock, Birmingham and Indianapolis, adding to their current offering in Denver. Through Cedar Creek, MoistureShield will provide its entire line of high performance decking....

Fence Contractors

Some customers are questioning if their fence will ever be installed
KMTV  - Aug 9, 2016
Pat Petersen's backyard seems to have it all. “We have Tiki bar, we have a fire pit, we have a pool,” said Petersen. . ....
At 90, fence builder defies age, stays on the job
Kent Reporter  - Aug 10, 2016
Like a stout fence he put up with his bare, weathered hands, Walt Easter stands tall with time. Having overcome personal problems and serious health problems, the 90-year-old Kent man stays active today running a fence company out of his West Hill home.....


Local Government Issues

Group calls on UDOT to put up wildlife fencing along I-80 in Summit County
Good4Utah  - Aug 16, 2016
ARK CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - A group is pushing the Utah Department of Transportation to build wildlife fences and overpasses along Interstate 80 from Parley's Summit to U.S. 40....
Governor Walker Approves $530,000 Perimeter Fence Being Installed at Timmerman Airport
CBS-58  - Aug 12, 2016
Governor Scott Walker has approved a $530,000 to install perimeter fence and remove obstructions at the Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport in Milwaukee County...
Fence to shelter historic downtown Ash tree being erected
Minden Press-Herald  - Aug 12, 2016
It is more than just a tree, and because it is more than just a tree, the Minden Main Street board is erecting a fence around it to protect it...
Family from Rickmansworth told to remove illegal fence
Watford Observer  - Aug 12, 2016
A family have been ordered to remove a fence that they fitted without planning permission. The Majitha family, from Sandy Lodge Road, in Rickmansworth, were given two months to reduce the height of the fence or remove it, or Three Rivers District Council would demolish it....

Community Issues

Wrought-iron gates in front of Buffalo mansion to come down
Buffalo News - Aug 9, 2016
Some neighbors were aghast last year when they saw massive, ornamental wrought-iron gates in front of the English manor at 175 Nottingham Terrace.,...

AG Fencing

Cattle futures have experienced a strong bump in prices over the last two weeks, with October futures trading from under $106.00 per hundredweight to over $116.00, topping on August 4 at $116.35. Consolidation just under $116.00 and expectations that ample supplies will be available to meet consumer needs suggest that cattle prices are in a long-term downward trend and rallies should be sold. ...
Use of sheep fencing grants in GLAS ruled out by Department
AgriLand - Aug 11, 2016
The Department of Agriculture has prohibited the use of new sheep fencing grants for actions under the GLAS scheme. In a circular to GLAS advisors in recent days the Department said it had amended the terms and conditions to which farmers signed up to under the first two tranches of the scheme....
Fences inspired by the boma
MyAJC - Aug 13, 2016
Nomadic tribes in Africa raise livestock amid the most ferocious predatory mammals in the world. Keeping their families goats and cattle safe, particularly at night, is not easy. Long ago, the kraal was devised by cutting wickedly sharp thorny brush to stack into a dense...

Pool Safety

Landscape architect petitions OLG over changes to pool fencing laws
Pool & Spa - Aug 10, 2016
Landscape architect Peter Glass has launched an online petition to have changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) repealed. In May 2013, the NSW State Government made changes to the code which related to pool fencing and barriers.b....
Minden Taking Steps To Make The Community Safer With Fences
Nebraska -TV - Aug 10, 2016
Minden, NE - Kids falling into a pool and drowning is a concern Minden City leaders say they want to stop before it happens. They are pushing for a new plan to make everyone with a pool get a fence. It’s not final yet; the city council has another meeting before they can make it official....


USA/Mexico Border Fence

Border Patrol erecting new fence in unwalled New Mexico area
Fox News  - Aug 9, 2016
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is erecting an 18-foot-tall steel fence in the last stretch of unwalled, urban borderline in along the U.S-Mexico border in New Mexico....
How Trump plans to build a wall, and have Mexico pay for it
Houston Chronicle  - Aug 9, 2016
The boldest promise of Donald Trump's presidential campaign was also one of his first. "I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I'll build them very inexpensively,"....

International Borders

Bulgaria Raises New 30Km Fence on Border with Greece and Turkey
Greek Reporter  - Aug 11, 2016
Fearing a new influx of refugees if Ankara cancels the agreement with the European Union, Bulgaria is raising a new fence on its border with Greece and Turkey.....

Weird News

At the Russian Mosquito Festival, the More Bites the Better
ABC News - Aug 14, 2016
While fears of the Zika virus have kept some people away from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, for residents of one Russian town the more mosquito bites the better.....

Classified Ads


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Manager / Estimator / Sales – Kamloops

Manager / Estimator / Sales / required for Rite-Way Fencing Inc. in Kamloops. We are Western Canada’s largest fencing company, with 12 branches in AB, BC & SK. Experience with chain link fence & related materials and management of installations as well as previous experience in construction sales / estimating from Blueprints would be an asset. A valid drivers’ license and previous computer experience required. The ideal candidate will have previous hands on experience with fence installations. Please submit your resume and remuneration requirements to or fax 403-243-8733. Please specify "Manager / Estimator / Sales – Kamloops" in your correspondence.


LMT Mercer Group, Inc, the largest manufacturer and distributor of fence, deck, and railing accessories is seeking a West Coast Territory Manager.
Responsibilities include seeking out and developing additional business with existing customers, as well as seeking out new customers with LMT’s extensive product lines, and new products. Regional Sales experience a plus for this opportunity.
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