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Industry News

Zaun prison posts land at Wrexham super prison
Security News Desk - Jul 19, 2016
The first MoJ approved prison posts have rolled off the production line at Zaun and been delivered to the new £250m super prison at Wrexham.....
CAP Barbell looks to make wire fencing in Joliet
The Herald - Jul 17, 2016
JOLIET – CAP Barbell has plans to add a manufacturing plant to its Joliet facility and double the size. CAP is seeking property tax abatements from both Joliet and Will County before moving forward with the project. CAP plans to manufacture wire fencing for home improvement stores, Joliet Economic Development Director Steve Jones said....
Jacksons Fencing boosts profits after installing fencing to protect Eurotunnel from illegal migrants
Kent Business - Jul 18, 2016
Pre-tax profits surged by 86.5% to £1.3 million at the UK’s largest garden fencing manufacturer as it won a contract to protect Eurotunnel from illegal migrants. Jacksons Fencing, based in Stowting Common, near Ashford, increased sales by 11.5% to £27.6 million in what it described as “a good trading year in 2015 despite a slow start to the year”...

Decking Industry News

MoistureShield® Enhances Its Lineup with Two New Innovative Composite Decking Collections
Security News Desk - Jul 14, 2016
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc., (A.E.R.T.), the innovation leader in composite decking, is enhancing its product lineup with two new MoistureShield composite decking collections. The new lines, MoistureShield Refine™ and MoistureShield Infuse™,....
What's next on deck?
Lancaster Online - Jul 14, 2016
Even the most humble backyard deck offers a spot to put some chairs, maybe even a table and grill. As a place to relax when a breeze is blowing, it’s hard to beat.,....

Fence Contractors

Fire Destroys Plainville Business
NBC Connecticut - Jul 12, 2016
Fire destroyed the secondary office of a Plainville business overnight. Police responded to Eagle Fence & Guardrail on Canal Street at 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday to investigate the report of smoke and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the building, so they called the fire department...
Owner of fencing company charged with sexual assault
CP-24 - Jul 12, 2016
Police say an arrest has been made after a woman alleged she was sexually assaulted by the owner of a company she hired to install a fence at her home about a decade ago....

Local Government Issues

Two bids get poor reception in Durham
MyRecordJUournal  - Jul 19, 2016
The town also approved an agreement to replace guardrails in Durham. The project could be worth as much as $47,000 per year for 5 years and was awarded to the Durham Fence Company, one of two bidders deemed qualified.....
ADOT presents fence planned for Midgley
Sedona Red Rock News  - Jul 13, 2016
The Arizona Department of Transportation is moving forward with its plan to help reduce the number of suicides off Midgley Bridge. ADOT has agreed to place a suicide prevention barrier on the bridge as early as September in order to prevent further loss of life. Previous community efforts to prevent suicides at the bridge included posting signs with a local suicide hotline.....
Fences, barricades go up for Republican National Convention
WKYC  - Jul 13, 2016
CLEVELAND - Crews have put up what they call "global fencing" around the city in preparation for the Republican National Convention. On Wednesday, the fences were spotted around Willard Park, near FirstEnergy Stadium. They will help with security as protesters gather around town......
City council votes not to build divisive Dallas Road dog fence
CTV News  - Jul 15, 2016
City council has voted against building a fence on Dallas Rd to separate off-leash dogs from joggers. On Thursday, council voted 5-3 to scrap a one-year pilot project for the Victoria pathway......
Round Rock considers new standards for home fences
KEYE-TV  - Jul 14, 2016
Some Round Rock homes are in for an upgrade, and not everyone is happy about it. Just ask Erick Swain who is still dealing with recent wind storm damage. He says, “There’s a few out there that don’t want to be told what to do with their house and property by the city. Certainly.”.....


Community Issues

Neighbors battle over beach access in Sandwich
Cape Cod Times  - Jul 13, 2016
SANDWICH — The saying goes that good fences make good neighbors, but in a section of Town Neck, a snow fence blocking access to the beach has triggered bad blood in the cottage community.....
Privates Beach fence to remain as access talks continue
Santa Cruz Sentinel  - Jul 12, 2016
PLEASURE POINT >> A fence and locked gate at Privates Beach on Opal Cliffs Drive will remain for the foreseeable future as a California Coastal Commission enforcement supervisor and Opal Cliffs Recreation District leaders discuss potential access alternatives for the beach....
Plan to Lower Longtime Chelsea Park's Fence Draws Ire from Neighbors
DNA Info  - Jul 15, 2016
CHELSEA — The city’s continued effort to lower the fences around a beloved local park is a "slap in the face" for neighbors who have opposed the plan for months, neighbors said.....


LAX Installing Car Barriers Throughout Airport to Prevent Nice-Like Attacks
Manhattan Beach Patch  - Jul 12, 2016
LOS ANGELES, CA - The deadly vehicle attack in Nice, France, raises concerns about similar attempts on pedestrians in crowded locations locally, and it's something that has been on the minds of police and planners at Los Angeles International Airport.......

AG Fencing

Legislators extend deer farm fencing exception
Beef Magazine  - Jul 12, 2016
MADISON, Wis. — A legislative committee has extended emergency rules allowing captive deer farmers to opt out of the state's chronic wasting disease monitoring program without upgrading their fences......
Lawsuit filed over disputed electric fence in Theresa
Watertown Daily Times - Jul 14, 2016
THERESA — The owners of a disputed agricultural electric fence along Dogwood Drive have filed suit against the town over the permitting process that was required prior to the fence’s construction.....

Animals and Fences - Wildlife

Border Fences Aimed at Stopping Immigrants Are Killing Wildlife
takepart  - Jul 13, 2016
The rapid construction of border fences across Europe is aimed at stemming the influx of refugees, affecting millions of lives. But those fences are leading to a crisis for an unintended target—wildlife.....
Jumbo menace: Rail fence proposal fails to chug offe
Times of India  - Jul 13, 2016
Kozhikode: The attempt by the state forest department to deploy fences made using discarded rail lines to mitigate man-animal conflict has failed to gain traction with the attempts to procure rail lines at subsidised rates from the railway scrap yards coming to a nought. ....
Death of Elephants on Train Tracks and Electric Fencing
Business-Standard  - Jul 13, 2016
Reports of elephant mortalities, due to train accidents and electrocution, are received from States from time to time. Some of the steps taken to prevent elephant mortalities due to train accidents and electrocution are given below: ..


Finding the right fencing fit
Calaveras Enterprise  - Jul 13, 2016
Homeowners choose to erect fences on their properties for various reasons. Parents may find fences provide peace of mind during those times when their youngsters are playing in the yard, while other homeowners prefer fences for the privacy they can provide. ....


Pool Safety

1 Out of 10 Kids Who Drown Got Through Pool Fence
NBC Washington  - Jul 19, 2016
Kevin Dillard literally tore his pool into pieces earlier this year after police discovered the body of his 2-year-old neighbor in the above-ground pool just 20 minutes after she disappeared from her home....
3 Reasons to Consider Fencing Around Your Pool this Summer
Cape May County Herald  - Jul 18, 2016
Summer is in full swing, and we’re sure the kids are making a SPLASH in this heat! Swimming in the sunshine is always a fun summer experience for pool owners, but have you ever considered making your pool a safer area? We at Murphy Fence are here to share with you three reasons why installing fencing around your pool is a great investment.....

International Border

Botswana: Border Fence in Poor Shape
AllAfrica  - Jul 13, 2016
Gaborone — The border fence between Botswana and South Africa around South East District is in a poor state of repair resulting in high incidents of stock theft...

Weird News

Philadelphia Museum Puts Early Presidents' Hair on Display
ABC News - Jul 18, 2016
Donald Trump's gravity-defying hair has generated plenty of attention, but have you seen George Washington's? You can check it out this month in Philadelphia, where a museum has put the hair of some early presidents on display....

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