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Industry News

CPSG Las Vegas to Host BD Loops for Training Event
Press Release - Feb 2, 2016
BD Loops popular “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” Seminar is coming to Las Vegas. Controlled Products is hosting a free seminar presented by Brian Dickson of BD Loops.....
Superior Concrete Products Celebrates 30 Years in Business at 2016 World of Concrete
Globe News Wire - Press Release - Feb 2, 2016
Thirty years is a long time in the construction business, and Todd Sternfeld, the CEO of Superior Concrete Products, a Texas-based manufacturer and installer of precast concrete fence and retaining wall products, has learned a thing or two about fences. ...
Gibraltar Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Press Release - Jan 20, 2016
Marble Falls, TX - ibraltar, an industry leader in barrier manufacturing, is pleased to announce today that it has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification. The comprehensive system audits covered every aspect of operations....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Honored for Manufacturing 'Greenest' Decking
CNN/Money - Feb 1, 2016
Trex has done it again. And again -- and again! For the fifth year in a row, the world's leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products has proven its industry leadership by receiving top honors from one of the industry's most respected reader surveys -- Green Builder Media's 2016 Reader's Choice Awards......
PRNews - Feb 1, 2016
Polyethylene (PE) composite decking & railing hold the largest market share” Polyethylene(PE) holds the majority share in the overall composite decking & railing market. North America is the major market for PE based composite decking & railing....

Fence Contractors

Meridian Fence Announces New Ownership
Press Release - Jan 26, 2016
Meridian Fence Co, one of the longest running fence installation and repair companies located in Meridian Idaho, recently announced there has been a change in ownership. Travis Chesley, current owner of Boulder Creek Fence LLC, has purchased the company as of January 1st, 2016. The two companies will merge together forming Meridian Fence, LLC....
Local company wins technology makeover
Journal Times - Jan 29, 2016
CCB helped Statewide Fencing develop a technology plan designed to meet its business objectives of deploying a mobile workforce, improving workflow....
Contractors: We were stiffed on solar project
CTPost - Jan 29, 2016
BRIDGEPORT — The solar panel field United Illuminating is installing atop the old city landfill is supposed to further solidify Bridgeport’s standing as a leader in green industry....

Local Government Issues

Proposal would allow electric fences in Spokane
KREM- TV - Jan 28, 2016
An amendment to city fence code would allow electric fences in commercial and industrial areas ... Some businesses said the fencing is essential to stop crime.....
Rapid City Company Wants To Build Fence To Keep Out Homeless
KELOLAND TV - Jan 31, 2016
RAPID CITY, SD - A property management company in Rapid City is seeking permission from the city to build a fence around one of its properties in an attempt to stem the number of homeless people that come onto its grounds.....
OH woman hurt by dropped rock pushes for overpass fences
13abc Action News - Jan 30, 2016
Columbus (13abc, Action News) - The family of an Ohio schoolteacher critically injured when a rock was dropped on their car from an overpass has helped push through new state rules to limit the chances such a tragedy could happen to someone else....
Quechee Gorge suicides spark talk of possible safety fence
WPTZ The Champlain Valley - Jan 30, 2016
QUECHEE, Vt. —State agencies and the local community are considering a new strategy to deter jumpers after last week's death at Quechee Gorge....


Community Issues

Family 'overwhelmed' as 3,500 back petition to keep fence protecting disabled son from road
Grimsby Telegraph - Jan 29, 2016
A FAMILY who are fighting to retain a fence that keeps their disabled son safe from a 60mph road have been left "overwhelmed" after more than 3,500 people signed a petition backing them...

AG Fencing

Money available for fencing lost in fires
Record Bee - Jan 28, 2016
LAKE COUNTY >> Mary Quinn and her four beloved special needs horses moved to Lake County on Sept. 9, 2015, to get away from the increasing urban sprawl into their once-rural Sonoma County neighborhood.....

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Pet World: Protecting Pets From Coyote Attacks
Hartford Courant - Jan 29, 2016
Q: A coyote attacked and killed a dog in our neighborhood. I am really very worried. What should I do?...
Farmers fire fence to ward off elephants
The Hindu - Jan 21, 2016
First there were stuffed tiger toys to scare off the elephants; then came an organic ‘elephant repellent’; and now there is a blazing “fence of fire”. ...


International Border

NRT-TV - Jan 30, 2016
SPIEFELD, AUSTRIA – Austria has set up a two-meter high wire fence along the border with Slovenia and set a series of new rules for accepting refugees to prevent and discourage more from entering the country.....
Border fencing 150 yards inside M’laya: Centre
The Shillong Times - Jan 29, 2016
SHILLONG: Despite persistent demands from Meghalaya to construct border fencing along the Indo Bangladesh border from the Zero Line, the Union government on Thursday made it clear that it would construct the fencing 150 yards from the border and not the Zero Line.....

Weird News

Eagles Vs Drones: Dutch Police Eye Birds to Prey on Drones
ABC News - Feb 2, 2016
It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky....

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