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Industry News

Harsco Lands $10 Million Fencing Order for Mexico City Airport
Global Newswire (Press Release) - Feb 29, 2016
Global industrial company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today one of the largest single orders ever received by its Harsco Industrial IKG division, a nearly $10 million award to provide high-security fencing for the new Mexico City International Airport, . ..
Merchants Metals Teams up with United Site Services
Press Release - Feb 23, 2016
Atlanta, GA - Denver wasn’t the only winner at the Championship Football game on Sunday, February 7th. Merchants Metals has earned some special bragging rights with their own MVP players: United Site Services, the Merchants Metals Hayward, California ..
BD Loops is on the Installer’s Side
Press Release - Feb 29, 2016
BD Loops is rebranding to show their dedication to creating products and offering services and information that is beneficial to the installer. BD Loops new slogan – We’re on the Installer’s Side more accurately embodies the ideals and mission of BD Loops ..
Automatic Gates' Deadly Legacy
Safety Record Blog (blog) - Feb 26, 2016
Last month, the automated gate industry implemented a new voluntary standard ostensibly designed to decrease the chances that individuals will become entrapped, injured or killed by a motorized gate. Will it matter? Automatic gates have been crushing people with regularity since communities and businesses began installing them in the early 1970s..
Fence Construction Advice Website Breaks Ground
Newswire - Feb 27, 2016
( -- February 27, 2016) Seattle, WA -- A new website intended to help homeowners and other property owners learn more about having a fence built on their property is underway starting today. ..

Decking Industry News

Trex Company, Inc. Turns In Record 2015, Aiming Squarely at Traditional Decking in 2016 and Beyond
Motley Fool - Feb 24, 2016
Trex Company (NYSE:TREX) has gone from a company with bad products and big financial problems to the undisputed leader in its industry in less than a decade. . . ..
Deceuninck sells decking business to Tapco
Plastics News - Feb 24, 2016
Trex Company (NYSE:TREX) has gone from a company with bad products and big financial problems to the undisputed leader in its industry in less than a decade. . . ..
Composite Decking & Railing Consumption Global Market Research Report 2016
Sys-Con - Feb 24, 2016
First, the report provides a basic overview of the Composite Decking & Railing industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. And development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures...

Fence Contractors

Superior Fence & Rail of Brevard County, an ActiveYards(R) Dealer, Receives Angie's List(R) Super Service Award
Yahoo News - Feb 25, 2016
CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - February 25, 2016) - Superior Fence & Rail of Brevard County has won the Angie's List® Super Service Award for the 3rd year in a row. An ActiveYards® dealer, Superior Fence & Rail of Brevard County has been in business since 2006, ..
Greenhill Fencing, Inc. Offers Fence-Painting Tips
Digital Journal - Feb 26, 2016
Especially with wooden fences, painting them is a necessity that the homeowner should be prepared for. And, while the painting is unavoidable, it needs to be done less often if it is done well. That's why Greenhill Fencing, Inc. one of the best-known fence companies in Bucks County, is happy to announce that their latest blog post focuses..


Local Government Issues

$1 million razor- and barbed-wire fence proposed for The Jungle
Seattle Times - Feb 23, 2016
The latest idea for what to do with The Jungle, the notorious homeless encampment under Interstate 5, might remind you of a prison. Budgeted at $1 million, a proposed 8,000-foot-long fence under consideration in the state Legislature would consist of chain link topped with three strings of barbed wire circled with razor wire.¯...
NY to help fund fence around Wheatfield landfill
WKBW - Feb 23, 2016
WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (WKBW) - Help is on the way for people in the Town of Wheatfield who are dealing with a landfill that the DEC calls a threat..¯...
Mile-long fence along Kapalama Canal keeping homeless out
Hawaii News Now - Feb 23, 2016
KALIHI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Businesses say a $240,000, mile-long fence the city installed along Kapalama Canal in September has deterred homeless people from camping along the banks of the waterway.¯...

Communty Issues

Rancho Cordova cleans up neighborhoods one chain-link fence at a time
Sacramento Bee - Feb 25, 2016
Mayor David Sander wants to transform Rancho Cordova from an aging suburb to an attractive place to plant roots and buy a home. His latest project to turn the city around: Paying residents $1,000 to take down their chain-link fences....
Cedar Point won't raise fence in response to death of man struck by roller coaster - Feb 24, 2016
SANDUSKY, Ohio – Officials at Cedar Point say the park will make no changes in fence height, signage or other safety procedures in response to the death last summer of a man who entered a restricted area under a ride and was hit by an oncoming roller coaster train.....
Pond Street gets rid of eyesore fence, gets new guardrail
Wicked L:ocal - Georgetown - Feb 25, 2016
Pond Street Gets a New Guardraily Maggie van Galen Pond Street received a facelift this past September, and the results are stunning. Residents -- and the local wildlife -- gave a big cheer when the chain link fence was removed and replace by a new guardrail.....
IFD finds hydrant blocked by fence after west side house fire
CBS4-INDY - Feb 25, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 25, 2016)-- Every second counts for fire crews who work to save your life and your property. “Anytime that we have to work that much harder to establish a water supply, those are fewer seconds that we have to get inside and attack the fire,” said IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith....

AG Fencing

Electric Fence Roundup: $how me the money
Cattle Network - Feb 29, 2016
Whether you’re looking for a permanent fencing solution or want something portable for your grazing system, there are many cost and management benefits to utilizing electric fence...
Thinking of adding vinyl fence to your farm this spring? - Feb 23, 2016
If you are considering a new fence for your house, ranch, farm, arena or other application you might be asking yourself "What really makes one particular fence better than another?" It can be a little confusing and of course companies will always tell you their product is best, but what are the actual indicators? ..
Electric Fence Roundup: Select your wire type
Cattle Network - Feb 26, 2016
Whether you’re looking for a permanent fencing solution or want something portable for your grazing system, there are many cost and management benefits to utilizing electric fence. ..
Sheep farmers still waiting on the approval of fencing for grant aid
AgriLand - Feb 24, 2016
The first amendment to Ireland’s Rural Development Programme which would see key changes to GLAS, the Beef Data and Genomics Scheme and also grant aid for sheep fencing is still under negotiation. ..

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Fencing to go up along U.S. 40 to keep turtles from crossing the highway
WTHI-TV - Feb 29, 2016
VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Plans are moving forward to place turtle fencing along U.S. Highway 40 in Vigo County. The fencing will cover a mile on each side of the road in the Wabashiki Wetland area between Terre Haute and West Terre Haute.....
Is power fencing helping Kaziranga’s wild animals?
LiveMint - Feb 26, 2016
Government funds are being used to fence off areas in the Kaziranga National Park, home to many elephants, rhinos and tigers. While the move has been welcomed by local people, will it necessarily help conservation?.....
State promises to cover cost of Ballina koala fences
EchoNet - Feb 26, 2016
Roads and Maritime Services will cover the cost of koala fences along some local roads in Ballina shire, councillors were told yesterday.....



Billionaire Steve Cohen Angers East Hampton Neighbors with a Six-Foot Fence
Vanity Fair - Feb 25, 2016
Hedge-fund billionaire Steve Cohen emerged bruised but still breathing after insider-trading charges against his firm resulted in a two-year ban from the job that helped him amass his $12.7 billion fortune....
Dispute about Burbank home's fence raises concerns
LA Times - Feb 26, 2016
This is the curious case of a fence that made bad neighbors, or so it seemed Tuesday night during the Burbank City Council meeting where Linda Mosher, a resident of Naomi Street, raised concerns about a fence of solid block and wood slats on her neighbor's property....

Pool Safety

Shawnee City Council lowers pool fence height requirement, allows pool cover exemption
Shawnee Dispatch - Feb 24, 2016
The Shawnee City Council changed its opinion on private swimming pool fence requirements Monday, lowering the height requirement on fences and allowing a fence height exemption for people with pool covers...
Parents of Justin Brody Morgan-Parke want NT pool fencing laws changed following son’s drowning
NT News - Feb 27, 2016
The devastated parents of a toddler who drowned in Herbert last month have called on the NT Government to make urgent changes to its “weak” pool fencing laws before more children lose their lives in the Northern Territory....

International Border

CNN Takes International Fence Building to the Next Level
Total-Croatia - Mar 1, 2016
These are tense times in the region with the ongoing migrant crisis, and Europe's freer borders and slowly getting used to fences and border restrictions -..
NEWSWEEK - Feb 26, 2016
Members of Poland’s nationalist party Kukiz-15 are calling for the construction of a fence on Poland’s border with Ukraine, Polskie Radio reports. -..
Bulgaria to Allocate Up to BGN 35 M on Border Fence
Novinite - Feb 25, 2016
At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Bulgarian government approved the allocation of up to BGN 35 M on the construction of the temporary fence along the border with Turkey. -..

Weird News

Stolen Taco Truck Fleeing California Police Hits School Bus
ABC News - Feb 29, 2016
Southern California authorities say two men fleeing from police in a stolen taco truck sideswiped a school bus full of children, took down the lights at an intersection and smashed into a propane truck.....

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