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Industry News

Students win Fieldays innovation award
New Zealand Herald - Jun 16, 2016
They might only be teenagers but four high school students have already come up with their first invention - and it has won an award at the Fieldays Innovation Awards. The crankholder is set to revolutionise the fencing industry ... or at least make it much easier to build a fence ..
Report delivers insight into the keyless vehicle access control system market - North America industry analysis and opportunity assessment 2014 - 2020 - Jun 19, 2016
A keyless vehicle access control system is a fully automated system comprising of an electronic locking feature which secures access to the vehicle electronically and substitutes the conventional mechanical key. ..
Global Perimeter Security Market Size, Application Analysis, Growth Trends and Forecasts 2021 – Acute Market Reports - Jun 21, 2016
The global perimeter security market is estimated to reach $21,000 million by 2020 growing at the CAGR of 8% during 2015-2021. The market is driven by various factors such as growing investments in security systems, increasing government regulations for perimeter security...
Quadrant Announces Physical Security Systems and Access Control Market Study - Jun 19, 2016
(MENAFN Press) Physical security systems have evolved over a time. In the current era, devices have an attribute, and hence, are a part of the security infrastructure just like humans. Thereforet...

Fence Contractors

Fencers do battle
New Zealand Farmer - Jun 19, 2016
Competition was once again red hot as the country's top fencers battled it out for the National Doubles Championship Fieldays Silver Spades title at Mystery Creek. ..
Condo developer claims fence company breached contract
WV Recortd - Jun 17, 2016
HUNTINGTON — A luxury condominium developer is suing J.H. Tomblin Fence Co. Inc., a licensed contractor, citing alleged breach of contract...
Man accuses fence contractor of not paying proper wages
WV Recortd - Jun 15, 2016
LOGAN — A Lincoln County resident is suing C.D. Cook & Son Construction Company Inc., a fence contractor, claiming unpaid wages...

National Government Issues

Higher White House fence clears hurdle  - Jun 17, 2016
IWashington (CNN)Efforts to increase the security of the White House fence jumped one obstacle Thursday, as an important board advanced preliminary concepts for a new design. ....
Zoned out: ACLU sues Cleveland for fencing protesters out of Republican convention  - Jun 14, 2016
The city of Cleveland has drawn a 3.3 square mile zone around the site of the Republican National Convention, banishing any public gatherings in that area. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued, calling the measure a violation of free speech rights.. ....

Local Government Issues

Medway: Eversource presents new security fence plans
Milford Daily News  - Jun 20, 2016
MEDWAY — Eversource Energy representatives during a Board of Selectmen’s meeting Monday night presented the town with plans to replace security fences at the company’s Medway power station. ....
Fence Going Up Around South Nashville Jail  - Jun 16, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nearly 500 high-security inmates have been set to move from downtown to South Nashville in the next month. It's part of a three-year temporary re-location while the Criminal Justice Center is rebuilt.. ....

Community Issues

New fence and new fight to protect Del Cerro
CBS 8 San Diego  - Jun 16, 2016
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The building of a fence to separate Del Cerro from nearby Adobe Falls and the canyon below is speeding up after a local murder case took the issue front and center. ....
New fence brings free rides in Stewart Park
Ithaca Journal  - Jun 18, 2016
Children lined up for free rides on the Stewart Park Carousel Saturday afternoon. The Friends of Stewart Park and the City of Ithaca held the event to acknowledgement of the gift of the elegant new fence that surrounds the 1951 ride. ....
New fence brings free rides in Stewart Park
The Foot Hills Focus  - Jun 16, 2016
GREER – The Arizona Antelope Foundation is seeking volunteers for a fence modification project June 25-26, near Greer, adjacent to River Reservoir in the White Mountains.....
Positive Response from Charlesgate Neighbors for Fence Removal
Beacon Hill Times  - Jun 17, 2016
The Friends of the Public Garden and the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) are reaching out to their members to learn if the removal of the fence on the Charlesgate block is supported by the neighborhood.....



Man who ruined couple's million-dollar view by building a huge fence is ordered to pay them $72,000 - even though he has already torn it down
Daily Mail  - Jun 18, 2016
A man who blocked his neighbours' waterfront views from their $1.6 million home by building a huge fence not only had to tear it down, but now has to pay them $72,500.....
Marijuana: Bad fences make mad neighbors
Daily Courier  - Jun 20, 2016
MURPHY — They say good fences make good neighbors. Then there are the fences that enclose the growing number of Josephine County's marijuana grow sites.....
Wallingford Man Paints Swastika on Fence Over Dispute with Neighbors
NBC Connecticut  - Jun 20, 2016
Authorities said a Wallingford man has painted a swastika on his fence because of a dispute with a housing developer.....

AG Fencing

Ranchers getting help replacing fences destroyed by wildfire
KSNW - Jun 17, 2016
BARBER COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Ranchers across two counties in southern Kansas have been working to rebuild since the massive Anderson Creek wildfire earlier this year burned hundreds of thousand of acres of land.....
Applying for sheep fencing grant aid? – Here’s the specs you need to keep in mind
AgriLand - Jun 17, 2016
The Department of Agriculture announced the opening of grant aid for sheep fencing under the TAMS II scheme last week. Farmers who meet the schemes requirements will be able to apply for funding for both wire fences and gateways.....
Bison escape Buffaloland Park in Milltown Cross after fence cut, according to park management - Jun 17, 2016
Buffalo, or bison as they are more properly called, were spotted roaming the streets of Milltown Cross, P.E.I., Sunday night, after someone cut the fence of their enclosure at Buffaloland Park, according to park management......

Animals and Fences - Wildlife

Three deer die trying to jump over cemetery fence
WBNG - Jun 17, 2016
OWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) -- Several viewers have reached out to Action News with concerns about a sharp metal fence in the St. Michael's cemetery. If you click the video be warned, you might find the images disturbing. In the past three weeks, two deer have been found dead on the fence....
Disney World finally posts alligator warnings
Miami Herald - Jun 17, 2016
Three days after an alligator attacked a toddler and dragged it underwater in a lagoon at the Walt Disney World Resort, the company is putting up fences along its beaches, accompanied by signs indicating alligators and snakes may be in the water, telling guests to stay away and not feed the wildlife..
Caught In Electric Fence, Elephant Dies In North Bengal
NDTV - Jun 19, 2016
An adult male elephant was killed on Saturday morning in Alipurduar district of West Bengal in the Dalgaon forest area. The elephant was allegedly electrocuted as farmers had set up an electric fence around their field by illegally tapping electricity from high tension cables passing through the area. ..
Neighborly bear peers over fence to borrow some peanuts
UPI - Jun 17, 2016
CHESAPEAKE, Va., June 17 (UPI) -- A Virginia woman snapped a photo of a neighborly black bear peeking over a fence to say "hello" -- and to grab some peanuts...


Pool Safety

Forget more pool fencing, councillors say. Watch your kids closely - Jun 17, 2016
Should Hamilton have tougher safety rules when it comes to swimming pools? Or is it up to parents to keep their eyes on their kids? Those two notions butted philosophical heads Wednesday when city councillors narrowly voted down...

International Border

Bulgaria to Provide Additional BGN 44 M for Completing Fence at Border with Turkey
Novinite  - Jun 15, 2016
The Bulgarian approved on Wednesday the allocation of additional BGN 44 M for completing the fence at the border with Turkey, which is aimed at countering the constantly increasing migrant pressure exerted on the Bulgarian-Turkish border. - S..

Weird News

1,200-Foot Amusement Ride Proposed for NY's Penn Station
ABC News - Jun 17, 2016
Catching a train at New York's crowded Penn Station is no thrill. But a development team has proposed a novel plan to overhaul the station: Build a 1,200-foot thrill ride on top of it and pay for renovations by charging $35 a ticket.....

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