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Industry News

LiftMaster to Showcase New Wi-Fi® Garage Door Opener and Other Innovations at 2016 International Builders' Show
 PRNewsWire (Press Release) Jan 19, 2016
In addition to its garage door openers, LiftMaster will feature a working display of its Model RSW12U DC Residential/Light Duty Commercial Swing Gate Operator. Offering security and connectivity, this new gate operator provides homebuyers with Battery Backup, unsurpassed solar performance, a powerful DC motor, and the ability to control the gate with LiftMaster's free MyQ app ...
Benner’s Gardens Launches Its QuickFence Line Of Animal And Garden Fence Kits
 Press Release Rocket Jan 19, 2016
Fencing is important for keeping animals and gardens safe. See how Benner’s Gardens revolutionary QuickFence kits help property owners keep pests and wildlife out ...
Delta Scientific's HD300 Barrier Capable Of 1,000,000 Continuous Operations
 Source Security Jan 13, 2016
Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, recently announced that its HD300 barrier which will stop a 15,000 pound (66.7 Km) vehicle traveling 50 mph (80 kpm) ...

Decking Industry News

Composite Decking and Railing (Capped & Uncapped) Market Growth to 2020 Driven by Polyethylene Composites
 MarketWatch (Press Release) Jan 19, 2016
The composite decking market& railing market is estimated to grow from USD 1.70 Billion in 2015 to USD 3.09 Billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.60% from 2015 to 2020. Polyethylene (PE) composite decking & railing hold the largest market share. ...
Paul Lafrance, Celebrity TV Host and Professional Builder, Teams Up with Regal ideas inc.
 Press Release Jan 19, 2016
Paul Lafrance, the Celebrity TV Host and Professional Builder, from hit shows including Decked Out, Disaster Decks, Deck Wars, Custom Built, as well as being a judge on Canada’s Handyman...
Fiberon launches Horizon Symmetry Collection Decking
 Virtual-Strategy (Press Release) Jan 19, 2016
New London, NC (PRWEB) January 19, 2016 Introducing Horizon® Symmetry™ Collection Decking, a breakthrough deck board that demonstrates once again why Fiberon® is the leader in composite decking innovation....
MoistureShield Composite Decking Introduces New Rebate Program for its Stocking Dealers
 PRWeb Jan 19, 2016
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (PRWEB) January 18, 2016 MoistureShield®, a leading innovator in creating attractive, high-performance composite decking products, introduces a rebate program for its stocking dealers. The new program provides a 4% rebate on stocking orders valid January 1 through November 30, 2016.3....

Fence Contractors

Jurors see video of 2011 fatal shooting at New Haven fence company
 New Haven Register Jan 13, 2016
NEW HAVEN >> The jury in Jermaine Harris’ murder trial Wednesday watched a video showing Daryl McIver being shot to death after two men approached him near the loading dock of a fence company on Ella T. Grasso Boulevard....
Viking Fence blast caused by vapor that ignited
 New Haven Register Jan 13, 2016
GORST — An explosion Monday at Viking Fence occurred after a spark ignited gas from a cleaning solvent, according to the Kitsap County Fire Marshal's Office....
Vancouver Fencing Company Assesses the Merits of Wood vs. Metal for Patio Fencing
 NewsWired Jan 13, 2016
2016) - QS Fencing, a fencing construction and repair company in Vancouver, has posted a blog relevant to any restaurant owners who may be considering fencing for their patio.....

Local Government Issues

Ocean City Council Approves Median Fence Design; New Highway Barrier Expected For Summer ‘17
The Dispatch - Jan 14, 2016
OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Mayor and Council this week approved the final design for a dune-style fence down the center of the median for the first phase of a project that will eventually stretch from one end of the resort to the other...
Official: Woodstock’s Antique Fence Repair Costs Racking Up
The Vermont Standard - Jan 18, 2016
Repair costs for an accident last November where one truck hit another forcing them into the antique fence along the west side of the Green are coming in much higher than expected — at about $125,000....
Wanaque to use $150K from open space for new fencing
NorthJersey - Jan 17, 2016
Local officials are ready to use almost $150,000 in open space funding to replace the aging fencing and backstops at Memorial Field on War Veterans Place. During their most recent meeting, members of the Borough Council approved a resolution awarding a state contract in the amount of $148,668...
Company wants to change city code to allow electrical fences
Lincoln Journal Star - Jan 16, 2016
A South Carolina security company wants to change Lincoln’s criminal code to allow electrically charged fences in the city.....


Community Issues

Portland ‘fencing’ operation finances Fort Allen improvements
The Forecaster - Jan 18, 2016
PORTLAND — By the end of the week, it will be hard to know the old fence on the path near Fort Allen Park has been replaced....
Englewood's Flat Rock Brook Nature Center will use fence, not hunting, to control deer
NorthJersey - Jan 18, 2016
ENGLEWOOD — Bow hunting will not be used to cull the deer population at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, which has lost nearly half of its young trees to the animals. Instead, Flat Rock plans to build an 11,000-foot-long fence that would enclose about 100 of the center's 150 acres...
Man donates $10G after fence is added at Southampton cemetery
Newsday - Jan 12, 2016
A Southampton property owner accused of installing a 10-foot-high deer fence and privet hedging on the site of a 17th century cemetery will give the town a $10,000 “contribution” as part of a tentative settlement approved last week by the town. ....

AG Fencing

Horse Biz Beat: How to pick the right vinyl fence - Jan 13, 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 vinyl fence better than another?" ...
Oregon rancher says he didn't let armed group remove fence
Fox News - Jan 13, 2016
BURNS, Ore. – An Oregon rancher whose cattle graze next to the national wildlife refuge that an armed group is occupying says he didn't give them permission to enter his property and remove part of a fence....
Farmer Loses Deer, Boar When Hunting Preserve Fences Are Cut
ABC News - Jan 13, 2016
A western Pennsylvania farmer who runs a guided hunting preserve says someone cut his fences around Jan. 1, causing a huge financial loss when dozens of deer and boars escaped....

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

How a fence created an ecological marvel
The Blade - Jan 8, 2016
ROMULUS, N.Y. — The former Seneca Army Depot here has a post-apocalyptic look in many places, where buildings are crumbling with decay and a growth of unruly vegetation is slowly swallowing the landscape...
Man Saw a Wolf Stuck on a Barbed Wire Fence – Literally
One Green Planet - Jan 14, 2016
Most people wouldn't go anywhere near a wolf, but when the man in this video saw that one of these wild animals had been caught on a barbed wire fence, he ...

Pool Safety

NT Government considering changing pool fence laws for larger blocks
NT News - Jan 12, 2016
POOL owners living on large blocks would be forced to put fences around pools and spas under changes to laws being considered by the NT Government. Pool fencing laws introduced to the NT in 2003 requiring barriers around pools and spas only apply to properties smaller than 1.8ha....

Fencing and Neighbors

Our fence is too close to the house but our neighbor doesn’t want it moved
Daily Republic - Jan 16, 2016
Q: Just before Christmas my wife and I bought a house in Fairfield. It’s in one of the older subdivisions and we are something like the fifth or sixth owners. As we were moving in we discovered that one of the side yards is so narrow...
Neighbor Wants Privacy Fence Taken Down
KRGV - Jan 13, 2016
EDINBURG – An Edinburg man’s hard work may have all gone to waste. A neighbor wants him to take down a fence he built; one part is about 12 feet high. Rolando Guerra said it’s impossible to sit on his porch and enjoy his coffee because of a large fence. “I don’t like it to be honest with you,” he said. “I don’t like it and nobody does.”...
View-blocking fence called overbearing and aggressive video
KRGV - Jan 13, 2016
The Roseneath homeowner whose million-dollar views of Wellington Harbour have been obliterated by a high wooden fence has told a court the structure is overbearing and aggressive....


Schools new fence to keep troublemakers out
Townsville Bulletin - Jan 18, 2016
A TOWNSVILLE school has been forced to erect a 2m-high fence to keep thieves, vandals and trespassers out. Aitkenvale State School principal Judd Burgess said the new fence came in response to a spike in trespassing, theft and vandalism at his school in the past few months...
Wire fence ‘eyesore’ around school is stopped
Community News - Jan 19, 2016
AFTER concerns from residents, a proposed wire mesh fence at Carine Senior High School will not go ahead. Carine SHS Principal Damian Shuttleworth announced last month the fence, intended to keep hoons off the oval, would not be installed....

USA/Mexico Fence

Border Fence Accidents Taking a Toll
KRGV - Jan 13, 2016
BROWNSVILLE – A man fell from the border wall in Brownsville Wednesday morning. Emergency crews were called to the scene. The man was trying to cross over at Hope Park, near the Gateway crossing....


International Border

India plans laser fences along Pakistan border
World Bulletin - Jan 19, 2016
India plans to put up laser fences along "vulnerable" stretches of its border with arch rival Pakistan after a deadly attack on one of its air force bases, a home ministry official said Tuesday.....
Croatian and Slovenian Activists in New Action Against Border Fence
Total-Croatia-news - Jan 10, 2016
Slovenian activists on a therapeutic wire cutting mission on the Croatian border. The Workers' Front again organized cutting of razor wire fence which the Slovenian government has stretched along the border between Slovenia and Croatia. The action was joined by Slovenian activists, ....
Bulgarian IntMin Hopes Fence at Border with Turkey to be Completed in March
Total-Croatia-news - Jan 10, 2016
Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova expressed hope that the main facilities of the fence at the border with Turkey will be completed by the end of March. Bachvarova said this during a parliamentary question and answer session on Friday, daily Dnevnik informs. ...

Weird News

Middle-Aged Man Dresses as Old Woman for Official's Photo Op
ABC News - Jan 15, 2016
A city official who wanted to include an elderly woman in a photo op about a snow shoveling program persuaded a middle-aged man to dress up in a wig, earrings, lipstick and a dress....

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