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Industry News

Betafence completes Hesco acquisition
Newsmaker  - Jul 8, 2016
Betafence has completed the acquisition of UK field fortification firm Hesco, the firm announced on 8 July. Regulatory approval for the acquisition was received from the United States on 7 July, allowing the acquisition to proceed to closure.....
Get Medieval on Intruders With This Retractable Fencing
Gizmodo  - Jul 12, 2016
There are lots of ways to prevent people from trespassing on your property, including moats, drawbridges, and roaming packs of dogs. But if those tried and true medieval approaches clash with your design aesthetics,. .....
Walpole Outdoors and AZEK® Trim Partner for Historic Reproduction Projects
PRNewswire  - Jun 28, 2016
"What Miss Porter's was looking for was an exact reproduction of their existing fence," said Jim Gottier of Walpole Outdoors. "When we created a sample of the fence using AZEK material, the school and city officials fell in love with the idea of a durable and long-lasting fence that looks and feels like real wood." .....
North America metal fencing market size is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 4% from 2016 to 2023: Global Market Insights Inc.
Newsmaker  - Jul 1, 2016
North America metal fencing market size was valued around USD 4,000 million in 2015 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 4% from 2016 to 2023. This can be primarily attributed to rising demand for safety and security.....
Delta Scientific Offers Free Barrier Compliance Analysis
SD Mag  - Jul 7, 2016
Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems, announced that, until September 30, 2016, it will provide free barrier compliance analysis to users of any Delta bollard, barrier, barricade or crash gate, no matter when installed. Delta can provide a comprehensive compliance analysis at the request of the customer....

Decking Industry News

US Wood & Competitive Decking Market
Yahoo News - Jun 30, 2016
Wood & Competitive Decking analyzes the US wood and competitive decking market. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) as well as forecasts (2020, 2025) by product (wood, wood-plastic, plastic & other), market (residential building, nonresidential building, nonbuilding) and region of the US. The study also considers key market environment factors, assesses the industry structure, analyzes company market share and profiles US industry competitors.....
Trex Company Introduces New Trex® Reveal® Lighting
MarketWired  - Jun 30, 2016
WINCHESTER, VA--(Marketwired - June 29, 2016) - Railing is one of the most visible parts of any deck, and the spotlight on railing just got a bit brighter. Trex, the world's number one decking and railing brand, and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products, has introduced Trex Reveal® Lighting, bringing the functionality and aesthetics of Trex Outdoor Lighting™ to the company's contemporary Reveal aluminum railing line.....

Fence Contractors

Fence company owner charged with sex assault on customer
CityNews - Jul 12, 2016
A man who owns a fencing company allegedly sexually assaulted a customer and Toronto police believe there could be more victims...
County fences out waterfowl at wetlands park
The Times Herald - Jun 30, 2016
The purpose of the fencing is to try to deter waterfowl from entering the three little ponds there, and the reason we are doing that is to give the recently replanted aquatic plants a chance to get established,"..


Local Government Issues

Lead locks Main Street fence gates, irking business owners
Sioux City Journal  - Jun 27, 2016
LEAD, S.D. (AP) — City officials in Lead have decided to lock the gates on a fence that lines part of Main Street, and that has some business owners irked. The decorative metal fence has gates installed mid-block to allow business owners and residents direct access from the sidewalk to the street.....
Cheshire Selectmen Handle Fence Dispute
iberkshires  - Jul 8, 2016
CHESHIRE, Mass. — The Selectmen brought in special legal counsel to help settle a neighborly dispute over fences and wandering cattle. Attorney Jeffrey Grandchamp issued an opinion Tuesday in an ongoing stalemate between local farmer Edward Clairmont, Cheshire resident Bertram Beisiegal and Fence Viewer Mark Warner.....
City erects fence at Gilman to deal with homeless campers
Berkeleyside - Jul 7, 2016
The city of Berkeley is working Thursday to install a new fence on Gilman Street on the southeast side of the Interstate 80 freeway as part of ongoing efforts to curtail camping by homeless in the area. ....
More fences at Cody Park
The North Platte Bulletin  - Jul 10, 2016
A new inside fence at the Cody Park pond is complete, so now two fences separate people from hoofed animals at all times. North Platte Public Service Director Wes Meyer said July 5 that the new interior fence was finished a few days earlier. ....

Community Issues

Fences cause rancor on Plum Island
Newburyport News  - Jul 6, 2016
NEWBURYPORT — A wooden beach fence designed to reroute foot traffic heading to the ocean has come under attack — literally and figuratively.. ....
How many more dogs will die on the train tracks due to broken fence? Animal lovers unite to take action to avoid tragedies
Echo  - Jun 30, 2016
UNSUSPECTING dogs are being killed by trains after slipping through an unrepaired gap in a fence by the tracks. ....

AG Fencing

Fixing fence? Attachments help you work smarter, not harder
Beef Magazine  - Jul 1, 2016
Attachments serve all kinds of industries in various applications. For beef producers, attachments can play a key role in fencing. In cattle operations, fences must be built, maintained, serviced and sometimes replaced. .....
Math in fencing regs just doesn’t add up
Jackson Hole News & Guide  - July 6, 2016
One of the jarring concepts new law school students are introduced to is the arithmetic of death. They don’t call it that, of course, when they teach it, but that’s what it is. The legal concept arises in the context of product liability: How much are consumers willing to pay for an absolutely safe product?...
Marlborough farmer 'wild' after overnight electric fence theft
NZ Farmer  - Jul 5, 2016
An electric fence has been stolen in Marlborough in an overnight heist, leaving stock on the loose and a farmer out of pocket. Grovetown farmer George Wadworth found his sheep loose along the road on Sunday morning and discovered about a kilometre of fence had vanished....

Animals and Fences - Wildlife

Collision involving moose, Mountie, motorcyclist sparks call for fencing in N.B.  - July 6, 2016
The death of a motorcycle driver in a moose-related collision has prompted a call for fencing to be installed along New Brunswick's Route 10....
Can Alligators Climb Fences? Well, This Video Shows They Can
Nature World News  - July 6, 2016
So what else can alligators do aside from ringing the door bell? Apparently, they can climb a chain link fence too. A typical American alligator weighs about 230 kilograms. With that weight, their ability to climb makes them sort of like a ninja.....
Disney Alligator Attack: Fence Installed After 2-Year-Old Lane ...
The Inquisitr  - July 6, 2016
More details about the Disney alligator attack have emerged over the weekend, just a few weeks after Lane Graves was killed at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Lane’s dad, Matt Graves, revealed that there were actually two gators in the area at the time of the attack.....
Keeping deer, rabbits out of your yard
Quad City Times  - Jul 10, 2016
They look cute, but deer and rabbits can be the most destructive garden pests around, capable of wiping out a vegetable patch or flower bed overnigh....


How To Build A Fence
Popular Mechanics  - Jul 9, 2016
When we bought our house—an old house, beautiful little place—it needed a lot of work. Still does. But it's a sweet yellow house with a red barn out back and a creek running alongside. An endless field behind the barn gives the boys room to run, and the house has the original blown-glass windows, ....
New use for retired field fencing?
Shelbyville Times-Gazette (blog)  - Jul 1, 2016
Maybe not new, but I have never seen it used in this fashion so I thought I would pass it along. Probably 15 years ago we had a dog who insisted on roaming off our property and had a bad fascination for our neighbors cattle.....


Pool Safety

How To Build A Fence
Charlotte Observer  - Jul 9, 2016
If you own a pool, your children undoubtedly know all the rules, but what about their friends or the kids down the street? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there are an estimated ten drowning deaths per day in the United States....

International Border

Croatia builds fence on border with Serbia
New Europe  - Jul 1, 2016
Croatia is building a fence on its border with Serbia. Construction, which started on June 30, caused traffic along the Bezdan-Batina border crossing between the two countries to be suspended....
Hungary built a razor-wire fence to keep refugees out. Now, it’s desperate for migrants.
Washington Post  - Jul 11, 2016
LONDON — Hungary went further than most of its neighbors last year to keep fleeing foreigners out of the country: It built a more than 100-mile-long razor-wire border fence and in a strongly criticized practice, still sends refugees who entered the country illegally to prison....

Weird News

Beaver Attacks 67-Year-Old Paddleboarder on Beaver Lake
ABC News - Jul 11, 2016
A 67-year-old woman says she was attacked by a beaver while paddleboarding on a lake named for the rodent in North Carolina.....

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