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Industry News

Gibraltar's G-FORCE Combination Fence is the newest addition to the G-FORCE Series of Crash Rated Fence Systems
PRNewswire  - Aug 8, 2016
Gibraltar, a leading manufacturer of high tension cable barrier systems and anti-ram vehicle barriers used across the globe has announced the newest addition to its anti-vehicle barrier line. The G-FORCE Combination Fence was tested on July 20, 2016 and has received M50 P1 certification to the ASTM F2656-07 test method.....
Colourfence is a permanent, no-maintenance solution to all your fencing problems.
Galway Advertiser  - Aug 3, 2016
Colourfence is the fastest growing fence company in Ireland in both the private and commercial sectors. Hugh Bleahen installed a Colourfence in the TV3 studios, and the fence can be seen most mornings on the Ireland AM show during the weather news.....
Pet Playgrounds engineers, manufacturers, distributes, and installs the safest and most reliable REAL dog fencing system in the world.
OpenPR  - Aug 4, 2016
Pet Playgrounds engineers, manufacturers, distributes, and installs the safest and most reliable REAL dog fencing system in the world. From a small office in West Haven, Connecticut Pet Playgrounds has now grown nearly five times since 2010.....

Decking Industry News

The Fortress Company Launches New Business, Fortress Deck
PRWeb  - Aug 7, 2016
he Fortress Company, a family of innovative building product solutions providers, now offers Fortress Infinity Decking and Hulk Clips & Fasteners from its newest business, Fortress Deck. A strategic launch now has products available in Colorado, Tennessee, Georgia and Texas with more distribution states coming soon and national availability expected in 2017...
TimberTech® Premium Decking and Rail Featured on Archadeck's Design Excellence Award Winner
PRNewswire  - Aug 5, 2016
TimberTech®, a premier low maintenance, high quality and durable outdoor building products brand, is featured in the winning design of Archadeck Outdoor Living's Design Excellence competition. The deck design was awarded the top spot from more than 40 entries received by Archadeck....

Fence Contractors

Austin Fence Company, Capitol Fence, Announces the Launch of Their Newly Designed Website
Digital Journal  - Aug 5, 2016
Austin fence company, Capitol Fence, announces the launch of their newly designed website with navigation that makes it easy to get 24/7 customer service, a quote, or to call the company for more information....

Local Government Issues

To curtail camping, Caltrans builds new fence on Gilman
BerkeleySide  - Aug 5, 2016
In the latest attempt by authorities to keep people from camping in Berkeley beneath the Interstate 80 freeway, Caltrans built a stronger fence on Gilman Street this week. ....
Freeport to get $20K for barrier along Interstate 295
The Forecaster  - Aug 3, 2016
FREEPORT — The Town Council accepted $20,000 from the Maine Department of Transportation to offset the effects of a tree-removal project completed last year along Interstate 295. Councilors on Tuesday unanimously approved the agreement with little discussion ....
Residents oppose fencing surveys
Northern Wyoming Daily News Worland Wyoming  - Aug 3, 2016
WORLAND – Residents’ concerns over Worland City Code Chapter 7 building code and Worland City Code Chapter 24 surveying for fencing were heard at Worland City Council meeting on Tuesday night. ....
Terrified Melbourne homeowners are living in fear of notorious Apex gang members and are now forced to fortify their properties with barbed wire.
Yahoo News  - Aug 3, 2016
The frightened residents, who have armed themselves with baseball bats for protection, live in Melbourne’s western suburbs and are now restoring their homes with fencing in an attempt to stop the violent gang breaking in. ....

Community Issues

Civil War Fence Restored
NEagle - Aug 8, 2016
HONESDALE - The Civil War Memorial fence is back where it belongs, and it looks beautiful. Thanks to Dave and Natalie Rickert and those who helped them, the 146 year old cast iron fence was rescued from the Borough scrap metal heap, restored and put back around the monument in Central Park,...
Artist uses chain-link fence to send message about SF homeless
Curbed SF - Aug 4, 2016
In anticipation of the melee that was Super Bowl 50, a tent-city encampment sprouted up along Division Street, at the border of SoMa and Mission, after the city’s homeless population was forced off Market Street. It was later removed under orders of mayor Ed Lee...
Commuters insist new fence at Dorval terminal is dangerous
Global News - Aug 8, 2016
Commuters are unhappy after the Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) installed a fence at the Dorval terminal in an effort to keep commuters from cutting across the loop and weaving between the buses....


Pool Safety

Home pool fencing legislation raises concerns
Newstalk ZB - Aug 9, 2016
Plunket is worried changes to home-pool fencing legislation might have Parliament going off the deep end when it comes to children's water safety. The Building Pools Amendment Bill has passed its second reading....


Ask a Real Estate Pro: Fence dispute hinges on whether neighbor got permit
SunSentinel - Aug 4, 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...


Railroad puts up fence along portion of Seward Highway due to trespassers
youralaskalink  - Aug 4, 2016
It hasn’t been just trains moving through the tracks of the Alaska Railroad, instead a recent flurry of feet with an increase of people crossing the railway. A six-foot-tall chain-link fence stretching along the paved pullout just after Mile 113 now stands between the Seward Highway and the Alaska Railroad tracks......

AG Fencing

Fence rules changed for deer farms
Wisconsin Radio Network  - Aug 4, 2016
The state Natural Resources Board has approved permanent rules that clarify fencing requirements for deer farms. The move allows deer farms to opt out of Chronic Wasting Disease monitoring programs, ....

Animals and Fences - Wildlife

5 ways to protect your garden from the deer
Crestview Bulletin  - Aug 4, 2016
Don’t let your vegetable and fall flower gardens succumb to hungry deer. Even if you’re lucky enough to be deer-free now, be vigilant and prepared to prevent damage as these beautiful creatures move into your landscape to dine. Here are five tactics to help you in the battle against these hungry animals....
Colorado Highway 9 wildlife crossings reduce winter collisions
Summit Daily  - Aug 4, 2016
The winding stretch of rural highway between Silverthorne and Kremmling has gained notoriety for wildlife collisions. Over the last 11 years, the 10.6-mile segment of Highway 9 has seen more than 650 vehicle-wildlife crashes, Colorado Parks and Wildlife project consultant Michelle Cowardin said...


USA/Mexico Border Fence

Border Patrol erecting new fence in unwalled New Mexico area
Albuquerque Journal  - 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....
Israeli Company That Helped Build Gaza’s Wall Is Less Sure About Donald Trump’s
The Intercept  - Aug 5, 2016
AN ISRAEL-BASED SECURITY company that provided intrusion detection technology for the barrier between Israel and the Gaza Strip has offered to help Donald Trump secure the U.S. border....

Weird News

Rome Police 'Rescue' Elderly Couple With 2 Plates of Pasta
ABC News - Aug 9, 2016
Police in a Rome neighborhood have come to the "rescue" of an elderly, quarreling couple by cooking them two plates of pasta.....

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