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Industry News

This New "Fancy Fence" System Retracts Gate Directly Into Ground
Arch Daily  - Jun 27, 2016
A new fencing system uses the same tried and tested hardware as a standard sliding gate, but with a twist; the vertically operable slats sink into the ground in less than five seconds, disappearing completely. The Fancy Fence was created to streamline accessibility, while also improving the visual bulk of traditional fences by removing all horizontal elements....
Fencing company Grange wins funding
Horticulture Week  - Jun 27, 2016
The investment will create a "considerably expanded" supply chain capacity expanding the Telford site while closing at Hull. This will create additional manufacturing capability and provide an additional UK distribution site in the south east of England.....
Recent research into the FENCE Market Professional Survey shared in new report
Newsmaker  - Jun 27, 2016
Access Report @ Recent research into the FENCE Market Professional Survey shared in new report The report provides a basic overview including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure and development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures.....
Superior Concrete Products Offers Uniquely Designed Cobblestone Fence in Stone Texture
Digital Journal  - Jun 27, 2016
Euless, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/24/2016 -- One of the premier, full-service manufacturing and construction companies in the nation, Superior Concrete Products offers uniquely designed cobblestone fence at the most competitive prices. These fence panels have stone texture on both sides and available in a multiple colors like sand, terra cotta,....
Delta Scientific lists prestigious users of anti-terrorist vehicle crash barriers
Security Infowatch  - Jun 21, 2016
PALMDALE, CALIF. - June 21, 2016 - Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that Delta Scientific mobile and fixed certified crash barriers are providing day to day security, protecting people and property in prominent facilities around the world. ,....

Decking Industry News

TimberTech® Premium Decking Announces Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2016
PRNewswire - Jun 21, 2016
In the world of outdoor living, decks have evolved from a practical outdoor space to "outdoor rooms," a true extension of the home. TimberTech, the premier manufacturer of low maintenance, high quality and durable outdoor building products, has developed its 2016 deck trends forecast to help homeowners create the most durable, comfortable and stylish outdoor spaces. ..
How to Revive an Ugly Deck
US News & World Report - Jun 27, 2016
Has your wood deck seen better days? When a natural wood deck is relatively new, it can be a beautiful, functional addition to a home, providing a stunning stage for outdoor entertaining, recreation and more. After a few years, however, sun and rain can take a serious toll on wood decking, leaving it grayed, cracked and weathered.utdoor building products, has developed its 2016 deck trends forecast to help homeowners create the most durable, comfortable and stylish outdoor spaces. ..

Fence Contractors

Taller fence to secure old Davis Hospital site
Statesville - Jun 19, 2016
Employees from Statesville-based Price Family Fencing & Landscaping have begun installing a more secure fence around the old Davis Hospital site on West End Avenue. About 2,000 feet of 6-foot-tall wire fencing will be installed, said Joseph Price, owner of Price Family Fencing & Landscaping. The fence will also feature three rows of barbed wire on the top for added security ..


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.....
City installs fence to prevent rocks in roadway
Austin American-Statesman  - Jun 22, 2016
Motorists along Redbud Trail between Lake Austin Boulevard from Redbud Isle to Stratford Lane now have a safer drive after the installation of chain-link fences on both sides of the street to catch falling debris.....
Council addresses fence removal
Austin American-Statesman  - Jun 22, 2016
HONESDALE - A social media controversy was quelled Monday night when borough council explained why a wrought-iron fence was removed from the Civil War monument in Central Park. Borough leaders directed the public works department to remove the fence last week because of its jagged edges that posed a safety hazard,...

Community Issues

Cemetery owner condemns thieves who stole gates worth £15,000
Oxford Times  - Jun 23, 2016
THE owner of an eco-friendly burial site has spoken of his disgust upon discovering thieves had ripped off and stolen security gates worth up to £15,000.. ....
‘It’s ridiculous’: Towering fences around Oregon marijuana grows draw ire
Grants Pass Daily Courier  - Jun 22, 2016
MURPHY, Ore. — They say good fences make good neighbors. Then there are the fences that enclose the growing number of Oregon marijuana grow sites in Josephine County. ....
Neighbors Claim Heritage Fence Removal Is Criminal Act
Cape News  - Jun 24, 2016
Neighbors of Heritage Museum & Gardens have filed a criminal complaint in District Court alleging that Heritage illegally took down a split rail fence along Shawme Road.....
‘Community Divided over Historical Fence
WNEP  - Jun 23, 2016
HONESDALE -- We have seen plenty of stories recently about building walls and fences. But in Wayne County, it's an old fence that has people divided in more ways than one. ....

AG Fencing

Ranchers push to keep ag exempt from fencing regs
Jackson Hole News & Guide  - Jun 28, 2016
That was the message a roomful of ranchers delivered to Teton County commissioners Monday morning after catching wind the board might consider new regulations that would impact their fence lines.....
Don’t be spooked by electric fences
Alberta Farm Express  - Jun 21, 2016
Electric fencing is an effective grazing tool cattle producers should consider taking advantage of throughout the grazing season. “The fence you put up doesn’t have to be permanent and expensive as electric fencing systems on the market today are very effective, mobile and easy to install,....
Thinking about installing an electric fence? OMAFRA has some tips  - Jun 21, 2016
OMAFRA has released a number of items for livestock producers to consider when trying to decide if installing an electric fence is a viable option for them. Two important determinations livestock producers need to make is how long the fence is going to be and how it will be powered.....
Fencing in restricted areas a thorny issue for farmers
Irish Independent  - Jun 21, 2016
Wesley Morrison (pictured below) from Louisburgh in west Mayo is one farmer who has found himself on the front line in this conflict. He inherited land from his granduncle in 2010 and proceeded to fence a 534m border in 2011.....
More fencing urged for farms
Brantford Expositor  - Jun 27, 2016
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is encouraging farmers to consider installing more windbreaks to increase crop yields and prevent soil erosion.....

Animals and Fences - Pets

Out With the Dogs: Fencing—the bane of my existence
Paradise Post  - Jun 25, 2016
I’ve lived with dogs as family pets my entire life; my parents always had a dog and a cat. I grew up in the Santa Cruz Mountains in a rural setting. Actually, remote would better describe all the different places I lived. I don’t remember living anywhere you could see or hear a neighbor and usually it was at least a brisk 10-minute walk....

Animals and Fences - Wildlife

County considers friendlier fencing for wildlife
Jackson Hole News & Guide  - Jun 25, 2016
Fencing that prohibits wildlife from moving through the community is in the county’s sights. Teton County commissioners are scheduled to discuss wildlife-friendly fencing Monday or, more specifically, a schedule for revamping current fencing regulations over the next nine months......
Elk-crossing crashes may lead to $1.5M fencing project
Great Fall Tribune  - Jun 27, 2016
DRUMMOND — Montana transportation officials are working to solve a decades-old problem on elk in Interstate 90 in Granite County. The Missoulian reports that the Montana Department of Transportation is considering a $1.5 million fencing project to funnel roaming elk under the interstate at existing underpasses in the eight-mile stretch between Drummond and Jens.....
Building forest fences to keep wild deer at bay in the Dandenongs
The Age  - Jun 24, 2016
LTrees and other vegetation in Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenongs have had to be fenced off to protect them from repeated damage from wild deer....
Kenya's jumbo 'ele-fence' to stop human-wildlife conflict
Times of India  - Jun 24, 2016
LAIKIPIA (Kenya): Machete in hand, Kenyan farmer Paul Njoroge points at the broken branches and giant footprints where elephants trampled his bananas, maize, potatoes and sugar cane.....



Judge allows couple to keep pool fence
Daily Local News - Jun 21, 2016
WEST CHESTER >> In a sometimes biting and other times lyrical decision, a Common Pleas Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by neighbors of a New Garden same-sex couple over the fence they built to enclose a planned in-ground swimming pool.....
New Zealand couple given £33,000 over neighbour’s fence
The Times - Jun 21, 2016
A court has awarded a couple in New Zealand more than £33,000 in compensation after their neighbour built “a dominant and overbearing” fence in the belief that they would do nothing about it......

International Border

Rise of border fences hampers wildlife movements
BBC  - Jun 25, 2016
Up to 30,000km (18,600 miles) of wire fences and walls have been built, some in response to 2015's refugee crisis. Researchers say they can divide threatened species such as deer and bear, as well as increase mortality. The study points out that many of these "temporary" structures may become permanent and have long-term impacts....
Indo-Bangla border fencing work to finish by 2017
The Indian Express  - Jun 25, 2016
Work for erection of barbed wire fencing along the Indo-Bangla International Border (IB) would be completed by 2017, a top official said on Saturday...

Weird News

40-Year-Old Twinkie Still Going Strong
ABC News - Jun 27, 2016
In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie. ABC News reports the experiment started in 1976 when Roger Bennatti was teaching a lesson to his high school chemistry class on food additives and shelf life....

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