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Industry News

Fencing Market Is Expected To Grow Rapidly Owing To Increased Demand In Commercial Sector Such As Schools, Colleges Till 2022
Digital Journal - Feb 18, 2016
The fencing market had more than $ 23 billion in 2014 and with the remodelling, improvement, and new construction work it is anticipated to boost the requirement of the market in the future. The market is also anticipated to rise further with the growing concern of security & safety, spending in commercial constructions, office rebounding, and transportation construction.¯...
Precast Concrete Fence Panels from Superior Concrete Products for Safety Against Natural Disasters
SBWire - Feb 16, 2016
Euless, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/16/2016 -- One of the reputed providers of NPCA-Certified precast concrete building systems, Superior Concrete Products is now offering precast concrete fence panels at the most competitive price¯...
Acoustic fence presents oppressive outlook with added noise impact
Planning Resource - Feb 17, 2016
An inspector was not persuaded that 16 dwellings in Worcestershire would provide adequate living conditions for future residents due to the proximity of the Birmingham to Worcester main railway line.¯...

Decking Industry News

Top Trends for Upgrading Your Outdoor Space
PRNewswire - Feb 22, 2016
(Family Features) No matter the season or the region, outdoor living is hot. As spring approaches, here are six of the top trends that will influence the look, feel and function of outdoor spaces in 2016.¯...
A.E.R.T. to be Featured in Manufacturing Marvels® on Fox Business Network
PRWeb - Feb 22, 2016
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (A.E.R.T.), a leading plastics recycler and manufacturer of composite decking and building products, will be showcased on Fox Business Network’s Manufacturing Marvels on Thursday,¯...

Fence Contractors

Woman tackled man to ground to stop robbery in street
Sydney Morning Herald - Feb 23,, 2016
The fencing contractor credited her many days of hard, physical labour for giving her the fitness and strength to run at and tackle the man. "I didn't really get injured in the whole thing, ..

Local Government Issues

Wheatfield seeks bids for fencing at landfill, as Sen. Ortt announces funding from state
Buffalo News - Feb 23, 2016
WHEATFIELD – The Town Board voted Monday to seek engineering proposals for a security fence around the former Niagara Sanitation Co. landfill, as State Sen. Robert G. Ortt came to the meeting to announce that he has lined up $75,000 in state funding for the fence..¯...
$120,000 fence upgrade at Hamilton Zoo - Feb 22, 2016
Hamilton City Council will spend $120,000 upgrading a fence around its tiger service area at Hamilton Zoo following a fatal tiger attack last year.¯...
Monterey considers removing fence from train at Dennis the Menace Park
KSBW - Feb 18, 2016
MONTEREY, Calif. —Monterey is talking about taking down the fencing around the train at Dennis the Menace Park but still won't let children play on the structure.¯...
Cherry Hills Village adopts new fencing code
Villager Publishing - Feb 17, 2016
Cherry Hills Village City Council unanimously passed a new fencing code intended to protect the city’s vistas, while giving residents a clear map for future fencing upgrades or repairs. The action repealed the municipal code covering fencing types, heights and how much of the fence can be solid.¯...


Communty Issues

Fan behaviour could lead to protective fencing being introduced, fears Ray Wilkins
Sky Sports - Feb 22, 2016
Football supporters in England should 'self-police' in order to avoid watching football from behind protective netting or fencing, according to former Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins.....
Information sought on theft of rural cemetery fence
Rantoul Press - Feb 22, 2016
CHAMPAIGN — Crime Stoppers and the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office need help finding the person or people responsible for vandalism at a cemetery in northern Champaign County.....
New Fence Hints Firm Is Moving Forward With Gregory Canyon Landfill
Rantoul Press - Feb 18, 2016
The investment company that bought the site of the proposed Gregory Canyon landfill in North County appears to be taking steps to clear the land....
Dog lovers campaigning to save Withdean Park fence
Brighton and Hove Independent - Feb 18, 2016
Dubbed as “the puppy park” for its secure gates and fencing, the area is hugely popular with families and children and has allowed hundreds of owners to walk their dogs in safety, particularly those training young and rescued animals....


Cleveland correctional facility plans to install barbed wire fence after three escapes
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Feb 22, 2016
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Officials at a Cleveland correctional facility that's reported three escapes in as many weeks said they're installing a barbed wire fence around the perimeter...
Rutherford County Jail Lacks a Fence and Employees
WGNS Radio - Feb 18, 2016
The Tennessee Corrections Institute has told Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold that a fence is needed around the local jail. However, the funding is not available to build the fence around the Adult Detention Center¯...


Which type of fence material is greenest?
GRIST - Feb 18, 2016
We’ve also considered installing a living fence, but are concerned that our dog will escape through it. Can you help recommend an eco-friendly fence option?...
In the garden: Branch out from the usual with a wattle fence
Miami Herald - Feb 18, 2016
Back when everything came from the land, fences were made from what you found. In some places, rocky areas are still crisscrossed by stone walls that kept early settlers’ livestock in and critters out....

AG Fencing

Electric Fence Roundup: Choose your energizer
Cattle Network - Feb 16, 2016
Build it right, and electric fence can save you a lot of money and labor. Do it wrong, and you can have a continuous mess on your hands. Here to weigh in on the subject are Jim Gerrish, grazing and fencing consultant for American Grazing Lands Services LLC in east-central Idaho..
Farmers told to insure fences
Weekly Times Now - Feb 22, 2016
FARMERS are underinsuring their fences against fire ­damage, with many expecting charity in the event of a ­disaster. That is the message from contractors employed to ­rebuild fences and the ­insurance industry..

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Spiked Fences, Erected to Protect Ecosystem, Kill Endangered Chinese Gazelle
The Epoch Times - Feb 22, 2016
The cure has become the poison in the sparse grasslands in northwestern China: fences wrapped with barbed wire meant to preserve the ecosystem in Qinghai are, ironically, killing off an endangered native animal.....
Removing Barbed Wire Clears The Way For Wildlife And Wilderness - Feb 18, 2016
The hike down into remote Eagle Canyon is a steep, slippery affair. There are no trails, just staggered juniper and gullies of loose rocks – and the occasional line of barbed wire fence. ....
Koala fencing unfeasible on local roads
Northern Star - Feb 22, 2016
A RESCISSION motion not to support the installation of koala fences on local roads in and around the nationally important koala population will be put forward at this week's Ballina Shire Council Ordinary Meeting....
Ungrateful moose chases rescuer around yard
UPI - Feb 18, 2016
WEST KELONA, British Columbia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A British Columbia man who saw a moose get its back leg caught in a fence freed the animal and was kicked and chased around his yard by the ungrateful beast....
Natural Resources director: International Drive fences could kill bears
Myrtle Beach Online - Feb 18, 2016
COLUMBIA The director of South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources testified Wednesday that if fencing was built alongside International Drive, it would inadvertently trap the animals on the highway and kill them....

Pool Safety

Shawnee, Kansas, pool law changes could prevent child drownings
KSHB - Feb 22, 2016
SHAWNEE, Kan. - On Monday night the Shawnee City Council will debate whether to change regulations for homeowners hoping to build swimming pools on their properties....
Mother of drowned boy fights pool fencing changes
Radio New Zealand - Feb 18, 2016
Auckland woman Dianne Northcott told a select committee her 19-month-old son Rupert drowned in the pool of a stranger whose property adjoined a public park in 1997 because fencing rules weren't followed....

International Border

Europe migrant crisis: Razor wire fence failing in Hungary
BBC News - Feb 21, 2016
Police in Hungary say increasing numbers of migrants are breaching a razor wire fence built to stop them crossing the border from Serbia. In January, 550 people were caught getting through - up from 270 in December. More than 1,200 were caught in the first 20 days of February......
Good chance Hungary will have to build fence on Romanian border: Hungary govt.
Yahoo News - Feb 18, 2016
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary is ready to build a fence on its border with Romania to keep out migrants and there is a good chance that this cannot be avoided, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday....


Weird News

Audio Released in Tussle Between Turkeys, Letter Carrier
ABC News - Feb 17, 2016
A postmaster seems dumbfounded in a 911 call he made to get help for a New Jersey letter carrier who was trapped inside his truck by several wild turkeys. The incident played out Tuesday in Hillsdale. The audio was released Wednesday....

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