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Industry News

Vehicle barrier system control protects entry and collects system data
Government Security News  - Mar 16, 2016
St. Michael, MN, March 15, 2016 – CINCH systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a U.S. Patent* award for the Rampart VBS (Vehicle Barrier System) controls with data collection functionality.....
Vehicle Barrier Certification Sets New Standards For Vendors With Stringent Testing Measures
Source Security  - Mar 22, 2016
This time of year, in the early spring, there pops up a plethora of trade shows in which security vendors can present their newest marvels to potential customers. Not to be outdone are the barriers manufacturers....
Southwest Microwave launch a new Fence Detection Sensor
Security News Desk - Mar 15, 2016
Southwest Microwave continues aggressive expansion of its suite of INTREPID™ intelligent perimeter detection systems with the launch of the INTREPID UniZone™ Plug-and-Deploy Fence Detection Sensor....
Nedap launches MOOV Vehicle Access Control
Security News Desk - Mar 15, 2016
Nedap – leading specialist in vehicle identification and detection technology – launches the next generation of its solutions for vehicle access control. Nedap MOOV is the world’s first access control system specifically designed for vehicle entrances in cities, industrial estates and parking facilities.....
Hill AFB to install new speed tables and barrier at South Gate
Hilltop Times - Mar 17, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Starting March 22, the 75th Civil Engineer Group will close the South Gate to the base for eight weeks to install new speed tables and a new wedge barrier. The construction will close all inbound and outbound traffic through this gate, significantly affecting peak flow travel times at all other gates. ...

Decking Industry News

Decking Company Trex Is Making a Comeback
Fortune  - Mar 16, 2016
Thanks to new technologies. .....
CPG Building Products Announces Real Art as New Branding and Digital Strategy Agency
PRNewswire - Mar 22, 2016
CPG Building Products' brands include high performance TimberTech Decking and Railing along with AZEK's industry pioneering Decking, Railing, Siding, Trim .....

Fence Contractors

Viking Mergers & Acquisitions Completes Sale of P. Saylor Fencing After Only 60 Days
PRNewswire - Mar 15, 2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- P. Saylor Fencing, a local fence building and installation company owned by Paul and Risa Saylor, was officially sold to new owners in March 2016. The deal was facilitated by Viking Mergers & Acquisitions and demonstrates an ongoing trend in positive M&A activity in the Southeast. P. Saylor Fencing...
Fence Repair
Parsons Sun - Mar 18, 2016
Doug Herriman of Midwest Fence, Coffeyville, puts the finishing touches on repairs to the fence at the Marvel Park baseball field. The field is the home of the Labette Community College baseball team....
Vancouver Fencing Company Releases Article to Show How Fencing Impacts Property Sales
Benzinga -- Press Release - Mar 18, 2016
QS Fencing, a fencing construction and repair company in Vancouver, want potential customers to understand that fencing should be seen as an investment, rather than an expense. According to their latest blog, many realtors feel that fencing plays a critical role in home sales. For more information...

Local Government Issues

Group Protests Eugene Fencing Project
KEZI - Mar 18, 2016
EUGENE, Ore. — Activists rallied on Friday to protest the increased fencing at Washington Jefferson Park in Eugene. The protesters called the fencing project a "systematic criminalization of homelessness."ť...
New fence secures jail.
Durant Democrat - Mar 22, 2016
The Bryan County Sheriff’s Office has erected a steel fence around strategic areas of the courthouse. The fence will keep prisoners in and keep anyone unwanted on the outside from gaining access to the jail, according to the sheriff’s office.ť...
Alternative fencing options eyed for Calumet Avenue beautification
NWI Times - Mar 18, 2016
DYER – More fencing options are now being considered for the Calumet Avenue Beautification Project planned by the Dyer Redevelopment Commission.ť...
Baildon residents' anger at 'stark' look of new railway security fence
Bradford Telegraph and Argus - Mar 18, 2016
A RESIDENTS' group is horrified that a community space in Baildon has suddenly been marred by the arrival of an industrial-style spiked security fence beside the railway which borders it.ť...


AG Fencing

eShepherd virtual fence for sheep, cattle research needed + VIDEO
Sheep Central - Mar 18, 2016
A WORLD-FIRST virtual livestock fencing product — eShepherd — will take important steps toward commercialisation with an on-farm live cattle trial next month and a capital-raising campaign...
‘Electric fencing is one of the best investments beef farmers can make’
AgriLand - Mar 18, 2016
An electric fence is one of the cheapest and most important investments that beef farmers can make, according to Teagasc Drystock Advisor James Keane....
$5.2 million-plus for wild dog fencing and baiting welcomed
Sheep Central - Mar 9, 2016
MORE than $5.2 million in wild dog cluster fencing and baiting assistance has been welcomed by the National Wild Dog Action Plan leaders....

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Electric fencing poses threat to wildlife
The Hindu - Mar 21, 2016
At Kawal Tiger Reserve (KTR) in Adilabad, conservation efforts seem to be moving a step ahead only to slide back two steps. Thanks to increasing incidence of the man-animal conflict, wild fauna are being killed with a saddening regularity defeating the very purpose for which the park came into existence.....
Herd of elephants destroy solar electric fence poles in S/J
The Hindu - Mar 21, 2016
Conflict: A herd of elephants destroyed wooden poles meant to install solar electric fences in the villages of Khamaythang and Phuntshothang on March 18. No injuries and major damages were reported....


Ripples from Roseneath fence case could stall Wellington building projects
Dominion-Post - Mar 16, 2016
OPINION: A court decision that followed a notorious fence dispute in Roseneath could end up stalling even minor developments around Wellington, writes Sally Ogle.....
Real-estate bigwig’s fence sits on neighbor’s property: lawsuit
New York Post - Mar 20, 2016
Bad fences make bad neighbors on the Upper East Side, where a real-estate bigwig’s fence is eight inches over the adjacent property line, according to a lawsuit....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Op-Ed History shows Trump's 'beautiful' border wall would be worthless
Los Angeles Times - Mar 20, 2016
ouse in the La Libertad neighborhood of Tijuana relies on the corrugated iron border fence erected under President Clinton for its back wall. The engineers who designed the fence in 1994 left three feet of American soil on the Mexican side, to allow for repairs without the need for diplomatic agreements....

International Border

Slovenia seals off border with higher fence
PressTV - Mar 15, 2016
Slovenia has reinforced border restrictions by installing more durable barriers along its frontier with neighboring Croatia as part of measures to prevent the refugees from passing through the country to reach northern Europe....
‘Great Estonian Wall:’ Country decides to cut itself off from Russia … with 2.5-meter fence
RT News - Mar 17, 2016
The Estonian government has approved the building of a 2.5-meter fence on its border with Russia as the latest measure aimed at fortifying Estonia’s part of EU outer borders, local media report...


Weird News

Armed Robbery Attempt Fails When Victim Realizes Gun Is Toy
ABC News - Mar 22, 2016
A St. Louis-area robbery was foiled when the owner of a business realized the would-be robber was using a water pistol. KMOV-TV ( ) reports that Amanuel Perkins is charged with first-degree attempted robbery. He is jailed on $25,000 bond and does not yet have an attorney...

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