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Industry News

Four Beautiful Blended Colors Added to Bufftech® Chesterfield CertaGrain® Texture Privacy Fence with Lattice Accent
Press Release - Mar 14, 2016
(Malvern, Pa.) – Realistic textures that replicate wood grain and stucco. A broad palette of rich, natural earth tone colors with ColorLast® fade protection. Superior performance that meets the highest standards for durability and safety. These are some of the hallmarks of the industry-leading CertainTeed® Bufftech® line of low-maintenance vinyl fence and accessory products.¯...
Lovewell Fence and Deck Joins the UltraLox™ Dealer Network
PRWeb - Mar 10, 2016
Headquartered in Eagan, MN, UltraLox™ is proud to announce the addition of Lovewell Fence and Deck to the UltraLox™ dealer network. Lovewell Fence & Deck will be fabricating the UltraLox™ aluminum railing and fence systems at their Davenport, IA location. With the addition of the UltraLox Interlocking™ machine¯...

Decking Industry News

New report examines the global composite decking & railing consumption for 2016
WhaTech - Mar 15, 2016
Global Composite Decking & Railing Consumption 2016 is a new market research publication announced by Reportstack. This report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Composite Decking & Railing market. ¯...
AERT sales up for composite wood decks
Plastics News - Mar 14, 2016
The increase compared to 2014 can be attributed to sales growth of the MoistureShield Pro capstock products introduced two years ago, the addition of a new customer for the MoistureShield line, and by including freight costs in the selling price to Lowe’s. ¯...

Local Government Issues

Details of fence program spur gripes in Highlands Ranch
Highlands Ranch Herald - Mar 8, 2016
The back yard of Melody Benschoter's home, which backs up to Venneford Ranch Road, consists of two materials — a 60-foot span of composite Trex and 15 feet of wood. The Trex, installed by Highlands Ranch Metro District in 2008, still “looks great,” ¯...
Pot fences make good neighbors
Mail-Tribune - Mar 10, 2016
Tall fences are sprouting all over the Rogue Valley as pot growers gear up for tough new security measures required by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission this year. OLCC officials toured the area Thursday to learn what they might expect during inspections ¯...
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Build First Fence Before Dam Removal
WDTV - Mar 10, 2016
The U.S... Fish and Wildlife Service and Trout Unlimited have begun building fences for landowners living along the West Fork. For many years the dams have served as fences for landowners, but soon they will be removed. ¯...
HPC approves fence plans for historic Shaw property
Oxford Eagle - Mar 10, 2016
Architect Michael Thompson, representing Shaw Properties, LLC, presented the plans for the fence to the commission. He asked for approval to use wrought iron... ¯...

Communty Issues

Emotions spill as Milford ZBA upholds Merwin Point fence
New Haven Register - Mar 8, 2016
MILFORD >> Despite the emotional pleas of residents, the Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday night upheld a Zoning Enforcement Officer’s decision to allow a homeowner at 108 Beach Ave. to put a two-foot, 11-inch fence of posts and ropes around a portion of his property on the other side of the street abutting the shore....
Row over ‘jarring’ rail barrier at coastline spot
Sunderland Echo - Mar 11, 2016
Guardians of the coastline are not sitting on the fence as they demand that rail chiefs to rethink barriers they say are blighting the landscape.....


AG Fencing

Tips for Training Goats to Electric Net Fences
Mother Earth News - Mar 10, 2016
Portable electric net fences make rotational grazing easier, offering many benefits to small-scale herds. Regular herd movement helps break parasite cycles, provides fresher sources of balanced forage...
Sheep and cattle could be enclosed by virtual fences
The Australian Financial Review - Mar 8, 2016
Having the power to move and monitor animals from a smartphone might soon be a reality for farmers. Virtual fences are a potential game-changing technology for farmers, giving them the ability to move and contain cattle digitally without the use of a physical fence....
Electric fencing and an open mind help dairy farmer boost daily milk production - Rural - Mar 8, 2016
Electric fencing and an open mind have sparked dividends for a far north Queensland dairy farmer. A below average wet season throughout the Atherton Tableland has forced the region's remaining farmers to make the most of their pastures without adding costs to production....

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Lack of snow increasing risk of moose collisions in Anchorage, Mat-Su
KTUU - Mar 9, 2016
ANCHORAGE - If you're driving in Alaska, you're driving in moose country. Drivers need to be cautious of moose running across roadways according to both the Department of Transportation and the Department of Fish and Game....
Fencing answers sought prior to bison release
Rocky Mountain Outlook - Mar 9, 2016
In a remote corner of Banff National Park, wildlife ecologist David Gummer is learning how to build a fence that can contain bison while still providing other animals safe passage.t...
Fencing proposed to protect Laupahoehoe forest
Hawaii Tribune-Herald - Mar 9, 2016
In an effort to protect native plants from wild pigs, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources is proposing to fence an additional 2,659 acres in the Laupahoehoe forest...
Zimbabwe: Electric Fence for Vic Falls Dumpsite - 8 Elephants Dead From Consuming Plastics
AllAfrica - Mar 14, 2016
THE Victoria Falls receives over one million visitors each year, but the large quantity of waste left behind is beginning to kill the wildlife they come to see.....
In Tamil Nadu, electric fences kill more jumbos than poachers
Times of India - Mar 12, 2016
ew decades ago, forest bandit Veerappan wreaked havoc with the wild elephants in southern states, particularly Tamil Nadu.Now man-made electric fences are killing approximately four times more of these majestic creatures than those that poachers' weapons fell....

Fencing and Art

Remembering the Running Fence, 40 Years Later
KCRB - Mar 14, 2016
The Running Fence, Sonoma County’s most iconic artwork, embodied some curious contradictions. It was public art created without public funds, and took ten times longer to erect that it actually stood.....

Pool Safety

Pool fencing: criminalisation could sink compensation claims
Lawyers Weekly - Mar 15, 2016
Calls from a Queensland Coroner for tougher penalties on pool fencing could prevent more deaths – yet introducing criminal charges may deny victims any chance of compensation, writes Mark O'Connor....
New pool safety laws - Pools must be compliant
Northern Daily Leader - Mar 15, 2016
LOCAL councils are urging anyone selling a house with a swimming pool to get the pool’s barriers inspected as soon as possible, with new laws coming into effect at the end of April....



My neighbour’s ugly fence encroaches on my land
Irish-Times - Mar 10, 2016
Q My neighbour put up a fence and had the concrete post put on my land. I was only given one day’s notice. He informed me verbally the day before it was put up. The unattractive side is now facing me...
Ask a Real Estate Pro: How to deal with neighbor's shoddy fence repair
Sun-Sentinel - Mar 11, 2016
Q: My neighbor who lives behind me put up a fence about five years ago. Last week during a storm, a section fell into my yard. He put the fence back in place and used lumber on an angle to prop it up. The fix protrudes into my yard and prevents me from being able to mow my grass completely. Is there a remedy to this eyesore? — Timothy...

International Border

Bulgaria ready to build fence along border with Greece if
New Europe - Mar 10, 2016
Bulgaria stands ready to raise a fence along border with Greece in case of an emergency, Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev said during a visit to Kulata crossing on the border with Greece on Wednesday......

Weird News

Holy Bat Smell: 10 Pounds of Guano Found in Office's Ceiling
ABC News - Mar 12, 2016
One of Florida's top regulators is being ordered to stay away from his office because of 10 pounds of bat guano discovered above his desk.....

Weird News

Ruh-Roh: Scooby-Doo Like Van Escapes California Police
ABC News - Mar 7, 2016
Northern California police have a real mystery on their hands. A driver of a mini-van painted to resemble the "Mystery Machine" from the Scooby Doo cartoon ....

Classified Ads


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STATESIDE STEEL AND WIRE is Hiring An Outside Sales Rep. Send resume to


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