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Industry News

John B. Lowndes
 Press Release Jan 1, 2016
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of John B. Lowndes, President, and Co-Owner of Hurricane Fence Company....
Chamberlain Group, Inc. Acquires Antech Guardian Affiliates to Grow Product Offerings
 Press Release Jan 4, 2016
ELMHURST, Ill., Jan. 4, 2016 — Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI), announced today the acquisition of two Antech Guardian affiliates, based in Tucson, Ariz. The affiliates, Guardian Traffic Systems (GTS) and Guardian Gate Hinges (GGH), are both part of Antech's Perimeter Access Solutions offerings.....
D&D Technologies Announces New Innovative Products and Catalogue
 Press Release Jan 1, 2016
Simply go to and click on the “NEW 2015 Product Catalog” button for instant access the latest catalog of D&D Technologies’ products including details like installation photos, specifications, descriptions and anything else you might need when looking for information on hi performance gate hardware....
DANUSER INtimidator Tree/Post Puller Is Now Available To Purchase Nationwide
 Press Release Jan 1, 2016
The DANUSER Intimidator Tree/Post Puller is now available to purchase nationwide. Read and watch below to see how you can use this innovative piece of machinery to reclaim your land....
 Press Release Jan 1, 2016
St. Michael, MN, December 29, 2015 – CINCH systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the CeLAN Door-EZ Door and Security Gate Controls and modules are UL 325 compliant. The CeLAN DoorEZ has complied with the UL 325 standard since 2014. The UL 325 requirement impacts new commercial door and gate installations with motorized actuators on January 12, 2016....
 Press Release Jan 4, 2016
MIAMI, FL, January 04, 2016 / — When law enforcement personnel in major cities want a product to protect the large venues and sporting events they choose SSI ‘s PVB. The reason the PVB is used by agencies and militaries across the globe is that it transfers the momentum of the threatening vehicle upwards...
Best Friend Fence Hires Veteran Marketing Professional As CEO
 Press Release Dec 29, 2015, a division of Benner's Gardens, LLC, is pleased to announce the hiring of Benjamin Reeder as CEO. Ben joins the company from Prager Microsystems, where he created and led online marketing strategies for and other clients....
 NetDugout Jan 5, 2016
The market report, titled Electronic Fence Market 2016, is an analytical research done by QY Market Research study based on the Electronic Fence market, which analyzes the competitive framework of the Electronic Fence industry worldwide....
Razor Sharp Barrier Business
 HandelsBlatt (Registration Required) Dec 23, 2015
More European countries are fencing off their borders to control the flow of refugees — and that’s great business for companies that make the barriers....

Decking Industry News

TruGrain® Made with Resysta® at 2016 IBS Dec 31, 2015
Westech Building Products will feature the full line of TruGrain® made with Resysta® bio-based decking, siding and facade profiles at the International Builder's Show, the biggest residential construction show in the United States. Westech, sister company, North American Pipe Corporation will also have their foundation building products on display. The show will be held January 19-21, 2016, in Las Vegas....

Fence Contractors

Security gates for commercial and estate properties
 Niagara This Week Jan 4, 2016
TNC Overhead Doors & Maintenance Inc. based in Wellandport, Ontario, sells sturdy and reliable garage doors for homeowners and businesses in the Niagara Region. The company also sells and installs security gates for both businesses and estate properties.....
Firework believed to be cause of New Year's Day fire at fencing company in Romford
 Yellow Advertiser Jan 4, 2016
A FIRE at a fencing company in Romford that happened during the early hours of New Year’s Day is believed to have been caused by a stray New Year’s Eve firework.....


Local Government Issues

Historic Texas State Capitol Gates to be offered at Austin Auction Gallery
YourHoustonNews - Dec 29, 2015
Austin Auction Gallery’s January New Year’s Estates Auction will feature numerous offerings spanning fine art, dazzling estate jewelry, antiques and mid-century design decor from Italy and Spain, and a rare and important piece of Texas History....
Wheaton council agrees to split cost of condo fence
YourHoustonNews - Jan 4, 2016
An agreement will be drafted between the city and the condo association stating that both parties will each pay $5,875, to cover the cost of a "fencing-type....
Historic zoning commission considers variance for fence
Standard Banner - Dec 31, 2015
Jefferson City’s Historical Zoning Commission will consider granting a 24-month variance to a new downtown business at their next meeting, allowing a taller fence between it and a neighboring property.....

Community Issues

Fence at Petaluma park divides neighbors
Petaluma360 - Dec 31, 2015
City officials have put the brakes on the construction of a fence at Petaluma’s popular Oak Hill Park after the barrier stirred controversy among some residents, who questioned the decision to install the 4-foot tall fence and asked why the city didn’t engage in a neighborhood dialogue before beginning to put it up last week....
Shaw Dog Park Meets Fundraising Goal for Fence Project
Borderstan - Dec 29, 2015
After launching a fundraiser over the summer, a local nonprofit has met its goal and is now preparing to make improvements to a public space next spring. The Shaw Dog Park Board of Directors announced via e-mail the organization has met the fundraising goal for its “Fix the Fence” campaign....
Medford residents invited to dedicate ornaments at Fence of Remembrance
Wicked Local - Medford - Dec 23, 2015
As a 13-year-old growing up in South London, the Rev. Brenda Bennett fell in love with the writing of Robert Frost. One of his first pieces she read was “Mending Wall,” a poem about two neighbors who disagree about the need for the stone wall separating their properties. “Good fences make good neighbors,” says one neighbor....

AG Fencing

It could be March before sheep fencing is eligible for grant aid
Agriland - Jan 1, 2016
It could be March before the European Commission sign off on allowing sheep fencing to receive grant aid under the TAMS II scheme...

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Tanzania looks into bee-fence
The Hindu - Jan 5, 2016
A community near the famed Serengeti national park in Tanzania is enlisting the help of bees to reduce escalating tensions with elephants that enrage locals by trampling upon their crops....
Government considers ‘portable barriers’ in effort to stop Tasmanian devil road carnage
The Mercury - Jan 3, 2016
METHODS of setting captive-bred Tasmanian devils free into the wild are under review following the loss of a quarter of the released devils on the state’s roads....
Buck freed from electric fence without injury at Dewey home
The Republic - Dec 31, 2015
DEWEY, Arizona — Yavapai County authorities say a buck found stuck was freed from an electric fence with assistance from deputies and wildlife officers.....


W.S Key adds 8-foot fence, correctional facilitiy
 Woodward News Jan 5, 2015
Ask anyone in this region about the William S. Key Correction Center and you're likely to get a derisive response. In what has seemed to residents a revolving door for "walk-offs" from the minimum security facility, the oft asked question is why don't they have a fence around the place?...
Tas prisoner's escape fails at last hurdle
 Yahoo Dec 31, 2015
A female prisoner has been charged after her escape attempt from a Hobart prison failed at the final hurdle. The 35-year-old was charged on Monday night after she was caught in the electrified cyclone fencing atop the outer perimeter fence of the Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison in Risdon Vale....

Schools and Fences

Wyomissing School District gets a win on planned fence
 Reading Eagle Dec 31, 2015
WYOMISSING, PA The Wyomissing School District has won a legal victory in its effort to build a controversial fence around its high school football field.....


Building a fence with neighbours? Learn how
 Hamilton Spectator Dec 31, 2015
Whether you want to fence others out or simply keep your belongings in, building a fence with neighbours on the other side can be a challenge — but Crispline Fence Systems in Hamilton has the tools and designs to help....


USA/Mexico Border Fence

Completing border wall is daunting task in Texas, where most land is privately owned
 - FoxNews Jan 1, 2016
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (AP) – Close to the southern tip of Texas a border wall suddenly ends. Its final post sits in a dry cornfield half a mile from the nearest bend in the Rio Grande river, the actual border with Mexico.....

International Border

Sweden-Denmark border rail fence completed
The - Dec 30, 2015
The fence at Copenhagen’s Kastrup station has been completed as preparations continue for the introduction of ID checks between Denmark and Sweden on January 4th....
Britain could pay to fence off EVERY port in northern France as migrant crisis worsens
Express UK - Dec 18, 2015
BRITAIN could be forced to pay for a huge wall of security fencing across northern France because police across the Channel have "lost control" of migrants, an MEP has told
New Fences in Europe Are Deterring Refugees — and Killing Wildlife
CARE-2 - Dec 29, 2015
In an effort to keep out refugees fleeing war and persecution in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and some European countries including Hungary and Slovenia have installed miles of razor-wire fencing along their borders....

Weird News

Firm to Pay up After Making Workers Clock out for Bathroom
ABC News - Jan 5, 2016
A Pennsylvania company that publishes business newsletters will pay about $1.75 million to thousands of employees who had to clock out while going on short breaks, including for the bathroom.....

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