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Industry News

Harsco Corporation Introduces GrateGuard™, a New Fencing Solution for First-Line Physical Security
Globe NewsWire - Jan 20, 2016
CAMP HILL, Pa., Jan. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global industrial company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today a new product introduction for the physical protection of critical infrastructure and high security operating facilities....
Architect Bruce Dees Wins Chain Link Fence Industry Design Award
G NewsWire - Jan 23, 2016
Columbia, Maryland -- The Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute (CLFMI) has announced that the 2015 Les Grube Memorial Design Award has been given to architect Bruce Dees and Associates, in Tacoma, Washington, and the Sea West Construction Company, in Seattle, for their work on the Browns Point Athletic Fields Project in Tacoma....
Delta Demonstrations Of Anti-Terrorism Barriers, Bollards, Gates And Vehicle Equipment For Security Professionals And Government Officials
G NewsWire - Jan 23, 2016
Among the products on display will be HD300 barrier available with either a fully electric or hydraulic control unit Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, recently announced that government officials and security professionals in the Washington, DC and Dallas areas.
TTI tests vehicle barrier system using new standards
KAGS-TV - Jan 20, 2016
BRYAN, Texas--In an effort to protect lives and property, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute is testing a new type of barrier designed to keep cars from driving into buildings.
Todd Sternfeld Takes His Business to The Next Level
Globe NewsWire - Jan 20, 2016
Todd Sternfeld, the CEO of Superior Concrete Products, a North-Texas-based manufacturer of precast concrete fence and barrier products, is being featured on a new, cutting-edge radio program focusing on North Texas entrepreneurs. ....
Phone.com and LiftMaster Extend Agreement for Innovative "Internet of Things" Application
Globe NewsWire - Jan 21, 2016
today announced an extension of their agreement for the incorporation of Phone.com Voice over Internet (VoIP) services into LiftMaster’s “next generation" solutions, eliminating the need for a costly analog telephone line at each installation. This represents an innovative step towards the Internet of Things (IoT) where devices and people can be seamlessly interconnected....
Border Enterprises receives $15,000 award from San Antonio Steel Company
Globe NewsWire - Jan 20, 2016
Border Enterprises in Rio Grande City has earned a $10,000 cash prize, and a $5,000 donation to the Starr County Fair Association, Inc. from San Antonio Steel Company (SASCO). The awards were part of a promotion commemorating SASCO’s 50 years in business and their continued growth as the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of agricultural fencing product....

Decking Industry News

Building Products to Offer Benefits to Angie’s List Members and Service Providers
BusinessWire - Jan 20, 2016
Angie’s List (Nasdaq: ANGI) today announced a strategic relationship with Skokie, Ill.-based CPG Building Products, a company that markets AZEK® and TimberTech® brands to a worldwide audience. ....
The Composite Decking Market - Railing Market Is Estimated to Grow From $1.70 Billion in 2015 to $3.09 Billion by 2020
PRNewsWire - Jan 20, 2016
The global composite decking & railing market has witnessed a strong growth in the past few years considering the high demand of capped composites in the U.S., Germany and developing countries such as Middle East, Brazil and China. ....

Local Government Issues

Md.’s highest court rules for Montgomery in Purple Line fence fight
Washington Post - Jan 22, 2016
Maryland’s highest court ruled Friday that homeowners along a wooded trail planned for a light-rail Purple Line can’t claim ownership to part of the trail they’d long considered part of their yards, saying the land has always been intended for public use....
Council to determine fate of prairie dog fence materials
The Spectrum - Jan 22, 2016
Following Wednesday's meeting, Cedar City Council members decided to vote in their next meeting on whether more than $13,000 of leftover materials from the installation of a prairie dog fence at Cedar Ridge Golf Course can be declared surplus.....
Palmyra City Council approves fence project for new ball field in Flower City Park
Rapid City Journal - Jan 22, 2016
The owner of the Prairie Market building on New York Street is asking Rapid City for permission to build a fence between its property and the homeless population that congregates in and around city parkland on both sides of nearby Rapid Creek......
Fence proposed to keep homeless out of shopping area
Rapid City Journal - Jan 22, 2016
Palmyra City Council members unanimously approved a fence project for a new ball field in Flower City Park during a regular session meeting on Thursday, Jan. 22.......

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Community Issues

New fence shines at Stewart Park Carousel
Ithaca Journal - Jan 25, 2016
Ithaca's Stewart Park carousel is now shiny on the outside to match the colorful new paint on the horses that children and adults enjoy. A new black steel fence, designed to complement the refurbished ride, is in place for when the carousel reopens this summer....
New Fence Causes Divide Between Home and Church
Arkansas Matters - Jan 19, 2016
A not-so-fun food fight has erupted between neighbouring restaurants in downtown Arnprior. Jim�s Restaurant, a veritable institution near the corner of John and Elgin streets, has been at odds with a building undergoing construction next to Giant Tiger. The new owners, Haley and Matt Rooney, plan to open a modern restaurant expected to be along the lines ....
Historic Santa Fe Depot Fencing Wrap Installed Last Week
Monrovia Weekly - Jan 21, 2016
“As we continue to make preparations for the opening of Station Square Park, our team installed a wrapped fence around the Historic Santa Fe Depot last week. As the photo illustrates, the fence we installed has a wonderful wrap that provides both practical and aesthetic value ....

AG Fencing

Some top tips from Teagasc on electric fencing
AgriLand - Jan 8, 2016
Electric fencing is an essential element of grassland management, for controlled grazing and utilisation of grass. The type of livestock you want to control is the most important consideration when erecting a fence. A permanent fence will require different design than a temporary one.....

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Snake-proof fences used to fortify Botanic Ridge homes against feared serpent plague
Herald-Sun - Jan 21, 2016
UPDATE: A COPPERHEAD snake has made its home in a southeast police station as homeowners turn to snake-proof fences to keep out a feared summer snake plague. ...
How to protect your pets from coyote attacks
Chicago Tribune - Jan 21, 2016
Yards can be protected against coyotes. Coyote-proof fences are either at least 8-feet tall and made of a material that coyotes cannot climb or at least 6-feet tall with a protective device on top, such as a coyote roller, (www.coyoteroller.com) ...
Electric wire fencing to be set up to stop Dalma elephants
Business-Standard - Jan 21, 2016
The forest department has taken up some measures like installing electric wire fencing to check marauding wild elephants in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. ...

Neighbors

Neighbours win lengthy court battle to remove ugly fence
Total-Croatia-news - Jan 10, 2016
A man who blocked his neighbours' waterfront views of Wellington Harbour by building a massive wooden fence has been ordered by the court to take it down. David Walmsley was given one month to bring down the 'childrens play-fort' - with the judge calling his decision to build the fence in the first place highly offensive and objectionable...

Prisons

Warden wants electric fence at Greene County jail after prisoner escape
Observer-Reporter - Jan 20, 2016
WAYNESBURG – A plan to electrify the fence that surrounds Greene County jail is one of several security upgrades coming to the facility after a prisoner escaped in December.....

International Border

Israel begins construction on Jordan border fence
Yahoo News - Jan 20, 2016
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel has begun construction on a security fence along its border with Jordan, the defence ministry announced Wednesday, its latest such barrier intended to keep out illegal migrants and militants.....
Govt mulls Israel-type fencing along Pakistan border
Indian Express - Jan 20, 2016
check infiltration from across the border as the government is exploring the possibility of installing such a barrier in the sensitive frontiers of Punjab and Jammu.....

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Weird News

Lizard Found in Kindergartner's Salad Becomes New Class Pet
ABC News - Jan 26, 2016
A central New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student's salad after being refrigerated for days.....

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