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Industry News

Wood-Plastic Composite (WPC) Market Is Anticipated To Witness An Upsurge In demand For Construction Industry Till 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.
Globe Newswire (press release) - Jun 13, 2016
San Francisco, June 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global Wood Plastic Composite market is expected to reach USD 9.77 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing demand for wood plastic composites in construction industry particularly in decking, fencing,..
TagMaster North America Delivers RFID Readers PoE Capable
Parking Network (press release) - Jun 7, 2016
TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range, high performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) and access control, now provides the capability to use a single Ethernet connection for the installation of TagMaster long-range UHF and Microwave Readers. ....
VOLT® Lighting Announces New Line of Outdoor Decorative LED Bollard Lights – Affordable Illuminated Towers Designed to Project Compelling Patterns of Light and Shadow.
PRWeb - Jun 10, 2016
VOLT® Lighting, leading factory-direct manufacturer of landscape lighting products, announces a new line of low voltage outdoor lights – Decorative LED Bollards. ....

Fence Contractors

TAKING ACTION: Toney man says fence contractor doesn’t uphold his end of the bargain for project  - Jun 11, 2016
TONEY, Ala. (WHNT) - A small business owner in Toney believed he was helping a fellow business owner by hiring him for a small fence construction project....
Collinsville’s Veterans Tree and Fence targeted by BBB
Belleville News-Democrat  - Jun 9, 2016
The Better Business Bureau is warning customers to be careful when dealing with a Collinsville business, Veterans Tree and Fence...
Commissioners Award Bid for Wildlife Fence at Airport
Sheridan Media  - Jun 7, 2016
The Sheridan County Commissioners awarded the bid for the wildlife fence project at the Sheridan County Airport to SWi, LLC of Powell, in the amount of $470,620...

Local Government Issues

Youngstown panel OKs fence at Covelli Centre - Jun 8, 2016
The city’s Design Review Committee approved a request from Covelli Centre management to erect a fence to block people from taking a shortcut from a nearby parking lot to the facility....
Park getting fence to ward off geese
WCFCourier - Jun 8, 2016
WAVERLY — Municipal employees are installing a barrier fence to keep Canada geese out of Kohlmann Park. The recommendation developed after city Leisure Services staff met with a depredation biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources ...
Park Forest Installing Fence Along Rt. 30, Sharrows Throughout Village
WCFCourier - Jun 10, 2016
Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Your tax dollars, but mostly grant dollars, are at work this summer, Park Forest. At long last, the Village of Park Forest is planting a fence along Lincoln Highway....

Community Issues

Turning blight into beauty
The San Diego Union-Tribune  - Jun 7, 2016
IMPERIAL BEACH — Serge Dedina has made it his mission as Imperial Beach mayor to clean up neighborhoods by tearing down one rusty chain-link fence at a time. ....
Lawsuit over fence roils New Garden development
Daily Local News-  - Jun 11, 2016
WEST CHESTER>A fence, almost by definition, is meant to divide. Erecting one separates this side from that, establishing a barrier between inside and outside. Division, indeed, has been the impact of the 6-feet-high, white ....
Winnipeg homeowner frustrated after snowplow flattens fence  - Jun 13, 2016
A Winnipeg man would like to know why it took four months and dozens of emails and phone calls to a contractor hired by the city before someone agreed to pay for his flattened fence.....


Fence goes up by tracks where train severed Mpls. boy's leg
Star Tribune - Jun 8, 2016
A park that once shared a porous border with rail tracks is now separated by a chain-link fence that was not up when a boy had part of a leg severed this spring by a passing train....
New railroad fence shuts off dangerous Webber Park shortcut
KMSP - Jun 8, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - For people who live around 44th Avenue N. and Bryant Avenue N., trains are seemingly always cutting through the neighborhood. The huge trains, carrying all sorts of cargo, seem to be a magnet for children....


AG Fencing

New sheep fencing scheme now open for online applications
AgriLand - Jun 8, 2016
Farmers can now apply for sheep fencing grant aid under the TAMS II scheme through the Department of Agriculture’s website.....
Virginia Farmers Pitching In to Purify Waterways - Jun 8, 2016
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va (WVIR) - An Augusta County farmer was honored Wednesday for doing his part to clean up the waterways of Virginia....
Planning permission required for fencing under new TAMS scheme
AgriLand - Jun 8, 2016
Planning permission, or a declaration of exemption from the relevant local authority, is now required for any proposed sheep fencing under the new TAMS II scheme.....
New sheep fencing scheme now open for online applications Rural - Jun 8, 2016
Graziers who have won State and Federal Government funding to build wild dog fences in western Queensland say they are "over the moon".....

Animals and Fences - Wildlife

City considers roadside fencing to keep moose off Rae Hill
Timmins Press - Jun 10, 2016
TIMMINS - Timmins city council is taking a look at the idea of installing fencing alongside the Rae Hill area to discourage animals from crossing the highway there....
New fence around Village Homes to keep roos out
Namoi Valley Independent - Jun 11, 2016
HUNDREDS of kangaroos that have been swarming around the Village Homes complex at Mackellar Care have finally been given their marching orders, thanks to a new fence.....
Alberta considers fencing off calving pens to help caribou in forests
Revelstoke Review - Jun 8, 2016
EDMONTON — Scientists are putting Alberta at the head of the herd among provinces with a strategy to preserve threatened caribou that includes sectioning off forest to protect calving cows....
Giants Club builds 100 mile fence in Kenya to protect elephant population
Independent - Jun 10, 2016
Paul and Elizabeth Njoroge's farm in central Kenya is a fertile five acres on a steep slope where crops flourish enough that the family should be relatively wealthy....
Nepal fence to keep elephants away may escalate into political row
Hindustan Times - Jun 13, 2016
A battery-operated fence erected by Nepal along the border to keep elephants from India away is set to snowball into a controversy with the West Bengal government writing to the Centre to raise the issue with the neighbouring country....
New fence to help protect wildlife
WTHI-TV - Jun 10, 2016
VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – If you’ve driven from Terre Haute to West Terre Haute recently, you’ve more than likely seen some new fencing along U.S. 150...

International Border

Hungary border fence accomplishes purpose
Tri-valley Central  - Jun 8, 2016
It runs nearly 109 miles and stands 13 feet tall. Its sharp edges touch three countries. The steel-wire fence that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán ordered built last summer to block refugees from entering his country has accomplished its purpose, slowing the flow of border crossings to a trickle.....
Bulgaria Has Spent Over BGN 100 M on Fence Along Border with Turkey
Novinite  - Jun 11, 2016
Bulgaria has spent more than BGN 100 M on constructing the fence along the border with Turkey, which has not been fully completed yet. The construction of the fence, which is aimed at halting the refugee influx towards the country, began two years ago....
Border Fencing has Hit Livelihood of Karnah People: PDP Lawmaker
Kashmir Life  - Jun 11, 2016
Ruling PDP legislator from Karnah Friday demanded realignment and removal of fencing from certain areas in his constituency to allow grazing of cattle and free movement of people....

Weird News

Uber Driver Returns Lost Money to World Series Poker Player
ABC News - Jun 11, 2016
A World Series of Poker player says he hit an "emotional jackpot" thanks to an Uber driver who returned his $7,000 ante.l+....

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