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Industry News

Nice S.p.A acquires HySecurity
Company Press Release  - Jul 5, 2016
HySecurity gets a big boost from the international home automation company, Nice S.p.A. As part of this transaction, the U.S. division, Nice USA, will merge into HySecurity. On July 5th, 2016 / HySecurity, Seattle, WA and Nice USA, San Antonio, TX announced their merger...
Global Fence Market 2016 – Ameristar, Master Halco, CertainTeed (Saint-Gobain)
OZ Guide - Global Market Research News by (press release)  - Jul 30, 2016
Report on 2016 Global Fence Industry provides a deep analysis of the Fence market. Global Fence Consumption Price, Fence Market Size (Volume and Value) and End Users Analysis. ...
California passes legislation encouraging protective barriers
ATM Marketplace (press release)  - Aug 1, 2016
California became the first state in the nation to pass legislation that encourages the use of protective barriers at vulnerable locations including parking lots, retail centers, office buildings, and restaurants. . ...
Architectural Installations Launches a New Range of Frameless Glass Pool Fencing Supplies
Digital Journal  - Jul 30, 2016
Sydney, New South Wales - July 30, 2016 - Frameless glass pool fencing is sophisticated and elegant solution to providing a safe outdoor area around the pool. When looking for glass fencing company, it is vital to choose reliable, professional and genuine experts in their industry. ...
C&C Steel offers the best perimeter De-Fence
Ridge Times  - Jul 29, 2016
HIGHVELD – C&C Steel stocks the newest innovation in security fencing solutions. De-fence Mid, a medium security fencing system, is designed to be unobtrusive and practical. It is ideal for securing commercial property perimeters, such as garages, fast food drive-through outlets and other businesses where shopfront visibility and access control are important.. ...
The Israeli Company That Fenced in Gaza Eyes Trump's Mexico Wall
Bloomberg  - Aug 2, 2016
The border security business is thriving and that’s good news for Magal Security Systems Ltd. boss Saar Koursh. His biggest showroom: the Gaza Strip. The Israeli company, which wrapped Gaza in a fence to prevent militant attacks, has helped construct barriers along the Egyptian and Jordanian frontiers. ...

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Decking Featured at This Old House's 2016 Idea House at Emerson Green
PRNewswire (press release)  - Jul 5, 2016
SKOKIE, Ill., July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AZEK®, the building industry's leading maker of high-performance and technologically advanced decking, will be featured on This Old House's 2016 Idea House, a house built for visitors to tour to draw home design inspiration. The Farmhouse at Emerson Green...
Bothbest Offers Now Affordable Bamboo Decking for Homeowners Looking for Non-Wood Decking
Digital Journal (press release)  - Aug 1, 2016
Shenzhen, China -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/01/2016 -- Bothbest, a renowned manufacturer and exporter of bamboo products, now offers affordable bamboo decking solutions to homeowners looking for non-wood decking and flooring solutions. Bamboo decking or bamboo flooring offered by Bothbest can be installed outdoors and in places like public spaces, swimming pools,...

Fence Contractors

Fence & Deck Connection, ABC-2 team up to improve The Children’s Home
Eye on Annapolis  - Jul 26, 2016
Fence & Deck Connection and WMAR ABC2, along with a group of other local businesses and contractors have teamed up to reveal dramatic improvements to The Children’s Home in Catonsville, MD. The Children’s Home is a non-profit Baltimore area foster home for children ages 13-21 who are there due to abuse, neglect and abandonment. ....

Local Government Issues

Height Victory Makes Fence Advocates Stand Tall
Chelsea Now - Jul 27, 2016
Last week, it was revealed that the NYC Parks Department has agreed to let the fence at Clement Clarke Moore Park (10th Ave., btw. W. 21st & W. 22nd Sts.) remain at its current height of seven feet — providing an example of how community advocacy can influence city-laid plans....
Berlin To Spend $95K For Land, Fence To Address Unexpected Issue With New Community
The Dispatch - Jul 27, 2016
BERLIN – Town officials agreed to spend $95,000 to purchase a strip of land between Cannery Village and Flower Street in an effort to eliminate trespassing concerns.....
Councilman, mayor call for security fence to protect police
C&G Newspapers - Jul 26, 2016
MADISON HEIGHTS — The law enforcement community is understandably shaken after the shootings that killed officers in Dallas and Louisiana this past month. It puts into perspective the perilous work of police, who leave their families each day knowing there’s a chance they might not come home alive....
City of Charlottesville Repairing Railroad Fence
NBC-29 - Jul 26, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) - The city of Charlottesville is hoping some heavier duty fencing will help prevent trespassers downtown. On Tuesday morning, a contractor installed upgraded wire chain link fence along the railroad tracks along Water Street and under the Belmont Bridge....


Community Issues

Master Gardeners make ‘crayon fence’ for Waco school
Waco Tribune - Jul 27, 2016
McLennan County Master Gardeners recently constructed and installed a “crayon fence” at Cedar Ridge Elementary School. Local Master Gardeners maintain the school garden and teach kindergarten through fifth-grade students about gardening during the school year..
Neighbors fight over fence that creates blind spot
KOAT  - Jul 27, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —People in a northeast Albuquerque neighborhood are fighting to get a fence torn down that they say is dangerous. The city's zoning department has tried to intervene without success and now neighbors say the coming school year makes them nervous..
Fence Returned to Memorial in Honesdale
WNEP - Jul 30, 2016
HONESDALE -- A 150-year-old fence that was removed from a park in Wayne County is back. The fence around the Civil War Memorial in Honesdale's Central Park has been restored and put back where it's stood for more than a century...


Fences a controversial solution to preventing rail deaths
TCPalm  - Jul 27, 2016
HOBE SOUND — Jordan Cook was riding his bicycle home from William G. "Doc" Myers Park on a rainy November night when he decided to take a shortcut through the woods and across the railroad tracks. The 13-year-old's house was just on the other side.....

Animals and Fences - Wildlife

We’re fencing out all our open spaces
Jackson Hole News & Guide  - Jul 27, 2016
Jackson resident Floyd Johnson and I often try to one-up each other with a fish story. “Jonesy,” he said the other day, “I was fishing Stump Lake and I caught a cutthroat trout 24 inches long.” My kids and I have fished Stump Lake for decades, ....
Volunteers to pull old fence on wildlife refuge
Billings Gazette  - Jul 27, 2016
A volunteer work weekend will partner the Mule Deer Foundation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service July 30-31 in the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge to pull old barbed wire fencing.....
Electric fence installed after grizzly helps itself to chickens on acreage near Cochrane
CTV News  - Jul 28, 2016
A rural family that lost several chickens during recent appearances by a grizzly bear has received some shocking assistance from Alberta Environment and Parks.....
Lioness Electrocuted From Illegal Wire Fencing In Gujarat
NDTV  - Jul 30, 2016
AHMEDABAD: A lioness got electrocuted to death after coming in contact with the wires of a barbed fencing put up illegally by farmers around their fields in Khamba taluka of Amreli district, forest officials said. ......

Stolen Fences

Businessman waging cat-mouse battle against thieves over fencing - Jul 31, 2016
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It was around 15 years ago when businessman Richard Nicotra started installing fences around his Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Bloomfield to prevent people from dumping. ...


From Fences to Landscaping: How to Share Communal Costs With Neighbors
US News - Jul 27, 2016
Before Catherine Guthrie moved into a condo in Somerville, Massachusetts, she and her partner owned a single-family home and were accustomed to paying for gutter cleaning and other recurring maintenance....


International Border

VIDEO: A Look At The Construction Of The Border Fence To Jordan
Yeshiva World News  - Jul 27, 2016
The Engineering & Construction Division at the Ministry of Defense continue to work at a steady, efficient pace in order to develop the eastern fence along the Israel-Jordan border. ...
Bangladesh to fence Myanmar border with barbed wires
Deccan Herald  - Jul 27, 2016
aking the cue from India, Bangladesh has decided to fence its borders with Myanmar using barbed wires to prevent terrorist infiltration and smuggling of goods. . . ...

Weird News

Boston Police Add $89,000 Ice Cream Truck to Patrol Fleet
ABC News - Aug 2, 2016
The Boston Police Department has unveiled an $89,000 ice cream truck as the newest addition to its patrol fleet. The truck, adorned with balloons and Boston police decals, was introduced Monday at police headquarters in the city's Roxbury neighborhood....

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