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Industry News

FenceScreen Inc. Purchases Innovative Californian Company NatraHedge
PRWeb (press release) - Aug 17, 2016
FenceScreen Inc. is broadening its product range by purchasing NatraHedge, a producer of innovative and eco-friendly artificial foliage. Prompted by demand from a growing number of designers, architects and landscapers, FenceScreen will use their industry experience to expand the uptake of NatraHedge products....
Fencing Industry Overview, Shares, Growth, Demand and Forecast Research Report to 2021
NewsMaker (press release) - Aug 18, 2016
The Fencing Market Sales Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Global Fencing industry. The report provides a basic overview of the Global Fencing Industry including definitions, classifications, applications and Market Sales chain structure. The Fencing Market Sales analysis is provided for the international Market ....
Impasse II High Security Steel Fence
SecurityInfo Watch  - Aug 16, 2016
Impasse II is designed to provide the end user with a high level of security. It also provides a platform to incorporate multiple perimeter security peripherals within the fence system. The ability to incorporate intrusion detection systems and CCTV cabling into a single system provides the end user with a formidable, comprehensive fence design ....

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Decking Featured at Sunset Magazine's 2016 Bay Area Idea House
PRNewswire (press release) - Aug 17, 2016
AZEK®, the building industry's leading brand of technologically advanced and high performance building materials, is featured in Sunset's 2016 Bay Area Idea House, a house built for visitors interested in the latest trends in home construction. Nestled in Oakland, California's Claremont Hills,...
New Market Report: Plastic Decking Market - Global Forecast to 2021
SBwire (press release) - Aug 19, 2016
Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/19/2016 -- Plastic Decking Market by Resin Type (HDPE, LDPE, PVC, PP), Composite Type (Capped, Uncapped), Type of Construction (Repairs & Remodeling, New Decks (Existing Constructions, New Constructions)), End-Use (Residential, Non-Residential) - Global Forecast to 2021..

Fence Contractors

BuilderOnline  - Aug 18, 2016
A Nashville fence contractor has capitalized on the spirit of the summer Olympics by sponsoring a friendly competition among its crew members. Last weekend, Rio Grande Fence Co. employees competed in the company's inaugural Fence Skills Championship in eight critical commercial fencing skills....
Fencing as a backdrop that frames your backyard
FOX-61  - Aug 18, 2016
SOUTHINGTON -- A home's fence is more than a property marker. It's a backdrop that frames a beautiful backyard, like the backyard at the Home of Distinction in Southington....
Vinyl Industries fortifies its effort in ensuring it provides efficient and reliable fences for every client
Press Release  - Aug 18, 2016
Main St Lehi, UT - Vinyl Industries, Utah’s leading technical company providing top-notch services in fencing, repairs and installation has reiterated its commitment in maximally serving every client’s needs. The usefulness of creating durable and efficient fences, gates and railings cannot be over emphasized....

Local Government Issues

Alberta government says new fence along highway will help save wildlife
Global News  - Aug 18, 2016
A new fence along both sides of Highway 3 near Crowsnest Pass and Emerald Lake is part of the Alberta government’s plan to reduce the number of car crashes involving wildlife, the province said Thursday....
Mason Brothers to build fence to delineate right of way
Wadena Pioneer Journal  - Aug 21, 2016
Mason Brothers will be building a fence to help delineate the right of way between its property and neighboring properties. The Wadena City Council approved a proposal by Mason Brothers to build the fence at Monday night's meeting after ongoing issues between residents and employees over the last two years....


Community Issues

At One Downtown Corner, a Fence Is a Crime-Fighting Tool
LA Downtown News - Aug 9, 2016
For several years, Downtown Los Angeles had an unlikely trouble spot: a three-by-six-foot brick stoop in front of the 7-Eleven at the southwest corner of Seventh and Olive streets....
Eagle Scout builds fence to beautify Wolcott Mill in Ray Township
Voice News - Aug 19, 2016
Nick Brombach has been working toward becoming an Eagle Scout for a long time. He recently completed his Eagle Scout project at Wolcott Mill in Ray Township.....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Odd way to cap fence posts saves birds
RCINet  - Aug 21, 2016
One unusual way to mark the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty involves gathering cans to save birds at a conservation site in the western province of Saskatchewan. The Old Man on His Back site has about 160 km of fencing to keep bison from wandering away....


Homeowner angry neighbor's fence blocks walkway
WKBW  - Aug 18, 2016
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - It's said that fences make good neighbors... but not for this Buffalo resident. "When we used to be able to walk out this gate, we now have this stockade fence," said 63-year-old Elisabeth Hahn, who lives on Porter Avenue....
Midland fence blocks residents’ access to own homes
Midland Reporter  - Aug 18, 2016
A BOUNDARY fence in Midland erected by a property group has blocked seven families from accessing their properties from the rear – but no one seems able to do anything about it....


International Borders

BSF submits proposal for fencing along Indo-Bangla border
Tribune India  - Aug 21, 2016
Amid growing concerns over terrorists using the porous Indo-Bangla border, the BSF has submitted a detailed proposal to the West Bengal government about the amount of land needed for setting up fences in a highly sensitive 81.7 km area on an urgent basis....

Weird News

Uh, Oh, Canada: 1,500 People on Rafts Returned to Michigan
ABC News - Aug 22, 2016
Canadian authorities stopped an invasion: 1,500 people on inflatable rafts and boats that drifted across the border from Michigan during high winds on the St. Clair River......

Classified Ads


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Manager / Estimator / Sales – Kamloops

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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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