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Industry News

No windfall for merchandise agents from fencing burst
Queensland Country Life  - Aug 29, 2016
Rural merchandise suppliers in western Queensland say the cluster fencing boom hasn’t helped their bottom line, but are looking to the long-term benefit. Some $12m of state and federal money has been allocated to property syndicates to erect hundreds of kilometres of exclusion fencing in the south and central west....

Decking Industry News

TAMKO Aligns Decking Operation
LBM Journal  - Aug 29, 2016
Joplin, Mo. –TAMKO Building Products Inc. has aligned management of its composite decking operation and created new positions to drive growth for its decking business. TAMKO’s Tamko Building Products Executive Vice President Tim Whelan will now lead all aspects of the composite decking operation. He will be assisted by the newly promoted Senior Director Decking Brian Lowry and General Sales Manager Decking Matt Shaner.....
Timber Decking Market Will Be Highly Driven by the Building and Construction Industry until 2020, Predicts Technavio
Businesswire  - Aug 26, 2016
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global timber decking market is expected to reach USD 8.88 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of almost 5%......

Fence Contractors

Fence company accused of failing to pay rent
WV Record-  - Aug 26, 2016
WINFIELD — A lessor is suing Whittington Fence Company Inc., citing alleged breach of contract. Teays Valley Development filed a complaint on Aug. 12 in Putnam Circuit Court against Whittington Fence Company Inc., alleging that the lessee failed to comply with a lease agreement...
Meridian Fence Announces Record Number of Fence Installations in 2016
Free Press Release Center (press release)-  - Aug 26, 2016
Boise, ID, USA - August 23, 2016 /MarketersMedia/ -- Whether for privacy, security, or just to improve the look and curb appeal of your home, Meridian Fence offers a variety of residential fencing styles to meet customer's wants, needs, budget and style. Meridian Fence located in Meridian Idaho, has reported record number of fence installations so far in 2016. ....
Esch's Fencing has all you need to keep things fenced in
NJ.com  - Aug 26, 2016
Esch's Fencing LLC is your one stop shop and complete source for retail and wholesale fencing needs. Serving Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey since 1987 with quality fence products for your child/pet protection. Esch's large inventory includes Rustic Split Rail, Post and Board, Wood Slip Board, Centaur® Flexible Fence Rail, heavy -duty PVC horse rail and wire mesh (PVC coated or galvanized)....
Have questions about vinyl fencing? Vinyl Fence Wholesaler has answers
NJ.com  - Aug 18, 2016
If you are considering a new fence for your house, ranch, farm, arena or other application you might be asking yourself "What really makes one particular fence better than another?" It can be a little confusing and of course companies will always tell you their product is best, but what are the actual indicators?....
Steeline Roofin Presents Stylish Fence For Your Pool, Courtyard And Backyard
PRUrgent  - Aug 29, 2016
Steeline Roofin is a family business founded in 1982 by Bob and Diann Buchbach. We now service our area of operations with local Manufacturing and sales offices from Rockhampton in Central Queensland through to Grafton in NSW...

Local Government Issues

ACHD, City of Boise at odds over fence in middle of Capitol Blvd
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel  - Aug 29, 2016
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — The Ada County Highway District is building about 40 feet of wrought iron fence on the median of Capitol Boulevard to keep people from crossing Capitol where ever they please......
Airport reimburses federal agency $525,000 for so-called ‘wildlife’ fence
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel  - Aug 28, 2016
Grand Junction Regional Airport will do without $525,000 in coming years from federal funds for airport improvements. The Airport Authority agreed to reimburse the Federal Aviation Administration after the agency said it wanted money back because portions of a fence built in 2011 were deemed ineligible for FAA funding.....
Dog owners should pay for fence at Edmonton's Grand Trunk dog park: city report
Edmonton Journal  - Aug 28, 2016
Edmonton officials have decided the city should pay for 331 trees and shrubs for the Grand Trunk dog park, but not the fence dog owners want. “We’re disappointed,” said Ken Zahara, chair of the Grand Trunk dog park committee, which has been tracking deaths and injuries. “This is a very dangerous park for an off-leash dog park....

Community Issues

Fence blocking a public Dundas alley has come down
CBC.ca - Aug 26, 2016
The much-maligned fence that's been blocking an unassumed alleyway in Dundas is gone. 'People were streaming out of their homes to go and bear witness to the fence coming down.'....

Pool Safety

Awareness campaign for portable pool fencing needed: Tasmanian coroner
ABC.net - Aug 24, 2016
A coroner has called for a public awareness campaign about the requirement for portable pools to be fenced following the drowning of an 18-month-old boy in Hobart. Kobie Ryder Blackaby died in February 2014 after falling into an inflatable pool that had less than 50 centimetres of water in it....

AG Fencing

Botswana: Farmers Utilise Cluster Fencing
allAfrica  - Aug 24, 2016
Mahalapye — Farmers are utilising the cluster fencing programme to their benefit, says Mahalapye Sub -council chairperson Mr Tassman Cebani....


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Owl rescued from barbed wire fence
UPI  - Aug 26, 2016
CANON CITY , Colo., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Wildlife officer in Colorado helped rescue an owl which became stuck after its wings got caught on a barbed wire fence. Fremont County Sheriff's Office shared photos of Division of Wildlife Officer Holder carefully removing the trapped owl from the fence....
Video shows mountain lion leap over tall fence
KSL  - Aug 26, 2016
PASATIEMPO, Calif. — Some California residents are feeling a little less secure in their backyards after the release of a recent YouTube video. The footage from a homeowner’s surveillance camera shows a mountain lion bounding over a perimeter fence like it’s nothing more than a speed bump.....


Fence dispute hinges on whether neighbor got permit
WKBW  - Aug 18, 2016
Q. At the beginning of June, my neighbor put up a fence that is 4 inches over my property line. I had my property re-surveyed to confirm this. I notified my neighbor that his fence is on my property and requested he remove it, but he has yet to do so. Do I have a right to take down the fence from my property? ...

International Borders

Hungary to Build Second Border Fence as EU-Turkey Deal Wobbles
Bloomberg  - Aug 26, 2016
Hungary plans to reinforce its border fence against a new wave of migrants in case of a potential collapse of the European Union’s refugee pact with Turkey, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.....
Norway To Build Border Fence To Deter Refugee Influx
Daily Caller  - Aug 26, 2016
Norway plans to erect a border fence with Russia in an effort to keep refugees out of the country, Reuters reports. The steel fence is planned to be 660 feet long and 11 feet high, after 5,500 Syrian refugees crossed into Norway from Russia last year....

Weird News

Lawyer: Don't Punish Client for Buying Car From Drug Dealer
ABC News - Aug 30, 2016
A lawyer for a Massachusetts man found with 95 packets of heroin in his car says his client shouldn't be punished for unknowingly buying a vehicle from a drug dealer. The Republican newspaper (http://bit.ly/2bOT6gd) reports that a lawyer for Sean Deglis said in court Monday that his client had no idea heroin was stashed in a hidden compartment of the car he bought over the weekend.......

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