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Industry News

D&D Technologies Announces New Improved Online Marketing Information and Support
Press Release - Mar 7, 2016
Featuring D&D’s high-performance gate hardware marketing material and tools for contractors, specifiers & business partners ..
Digger Specialties, Inc. Announces Divisional Changes
Press Release - Mar 7, 2016
Digger Specialties, Inc. (DSI) is pleased to announce the creation of two sales groups due to continued profitable growth in both their fencing and building products lines. ..
Redesigned Danuser EP Heavy Duty Auger Series
Press Release - Mar 7, 2016
The Redesigned Danuser EP Heavy Duty Auger Series is now available. . ..
NAFCA Arlington Project
Press Release - Mar 7, 2016
NAFCA is holding a board meeting March 31, 2016 at 9:00 am at the Best Western Pentagon Hotel, 2480 S Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22206. All members are welcome. This is the first of three events to kick off the annual Arlington Project. ..
Hesco Acquired by Belgian Fence Company
Defense News - Mar 3, 2016
LONDON — The company whose stone-filled barriers became almost synonymous with providing protection to British troops and others at bases during the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan has been purchased by a Belgian security fence specialist.¯...
EIN News - Mar 7, 2016
According to the new report published by Grand View Research, the global fencing market size will reach $32.12 Billion By 2022 from $22 billion in 2014, growth in remodelling projects & real estate is projected to propel market sales during the forecast period.¯...
Commercial and industrial gate and door opener market size, share is expected to reach $2.95 billion by 2017 according to new research report
WhaTech - Mar 2, 2016
Commercial and Industrial Gate and Door Openers are evolving more sophisticated feature function packages and provide better security in a world that has moved to value security¯...

Decking Industry News

Hit the decks with Samac's new screw
Builders Merchants Journal - Mar 3, 2016
The Performance Decking screws have top quality features which make fixing soft and hardwoods simple. A special serrated thread cuts through wood and reduces torque, which the Type-17 cut point reduces splitting and minimises the need for pre-drilling. ...
Press Release - Mar 7, 2016
WINCHESTER, VA--(Marketwired - March 01, 2016) - Outdoor living has graduated to a new school of thought. The leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products is offering a new, hands-on way to ...
Tapco Acquires Clubhouse Decking from Deceuninck
Press Release - Mar 1, 2016
The Tapco Group, Wixom, Mi., has acquired Monroe, Oh.-based extruder Deceuninck North America’s Clubhouse Deck and Rail products. Deceuninck will instead focus on its core vinyl and fiberglass window and door operations....

Local Government Issues

Rancho Cordova Paying Homeowners to Remove Chain-Link Fences from Front Yards
Fox-40 - Mar 2, 2016
A new approach to improving the appearance of local neighborhoods has gotten plenty of attention lately.¯...
Agency to build fence around parking lots under Pontchartrain Expressway
WGNO - Mar 2, 2016
C NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The New Orleans Building Corporation (NOBC) plans to fence-off parking lots under the Pontchartrain Expressway. The four parking lots along Calliope Street from St. Charles Avenue to S. Rampart Street/Loyola Avenue will be fenced and used for parking..¯...
Officials take black bear from couple over fencing issues
Washington Times - Mar 1, 2016
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A pet black bear has been taken from a northeast Ohio couple over fencing issues within the animal’s cage.¯...


Communty Issues

Students help remove fence at River's Edge
Reporter-Herald - Mar 5, 2016
High school Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps members, sergeants from the Loveland Army Career Center and crews from the city of Loveland Parks and Recreation Department worked together to remove sections of a chain-link fence at River's Edge Natural Area on Saturday...
Housing provider agrees to remove unpopular 'prison park' fence
West Briton - Mar 2, 2016
A HOUSING provider has bowed to pressure from local residents and agreed to take down an unpopular fence that is said to have converted a playground into a prison yard....


HERE'S HOW: Select the proper components for a chain-link fence
Florida Times-Union - Mar 3, 2016
JDear James: I have a young child and a small dog, so I need to fence in my yard. A chain-link fence would probably be best for both. Please give me some basic ideas on what materials and components I will need. — Terri ....
How to choose the right fence
Hamilton Spectator - Mar 3, 2016
When it comes to residential fencing, you can choose from four main types of building materials: wood, chain-link, ornamental (iron) or vinyl. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages, but the weight of those depends on your living situation, budget and unique interests. ....

AG Fencing

Fence keeps cattle in, allows wildlife access
Western Producer - Mar 4, 2016
Some wildlife fencing solutions are friendlier than others, says a biologist with the Alberta Conservation Association. However, more study is needed to evaluate the use of modified fencing for pronghorns,¯...

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

New fence standards sought to protect wildlife
Billings Gazette - Mar 5, 2016
JACKSON, Wyo. — Environmentalists want Teton County officials to impose new standards on fences to make them safer for wildlife. Proposed new rules would require fence poles to be visible and enough clearance to be provided at the bottom of fences to let wildlife get through.....
Creating pronghorn pathways
AZ Daily Sun - Mar 3, 2016
North of the San Francisco Peaks, well beyond where ponderosa forest fades to juniper-studded grasslands, a wire fence punctuated by aging juniper posts separates CO Bar ranch’s grazing land from national forest property......
Group: Make fences safer for wild animals
Jackson Hole News & Guide - Mar 2, 2016
A conservation advocacy group is pushing to reform Teton County’s fence standards to make the landscape less hazardous and more permeable for wildlife. Required nonwire top poles for improved visibility and 18 inches of clearance below fences’ ....
Groups target fences blocking pronghorn antelope migration
Arizona Daily Star - Mar 6, 2016
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife officials are modifying and moving fences and better tracking the movements of pronghorn antelope. The animals tend not to jump fences. ....



Jack Wilshere's neighbours are furious at 'losing their garden views' after the Arsenal star erected an 18ft net fence to practise his goals
Mar 2 - Mar 5, 2016
England star Jack Wilshere has sparked a row with neighbours after erecting an 18ft mesh fence to catch stray balls while he practises his goals.....

USA/Mexico Border

This Is What the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Actually Looks Like
National Geographic - Mar 5, 2016
Photographer James Whitlow Delano has visited the border several times in the past decades as these walls have gone up. These are his photos and stories:....

International Border

Latvia is building a fence along the Russian border
Ukraine Today - Mar 5 , 2016
Latvia will build a fence along the Russian border. According to the head of the border control service Normunds Harbars, the barbed-wire wall is going to be one hundred kilometres in length and nearly three metres high.....
Latvia is building a fence along the Russian border
Ukraine Today - Mar 5 , 2016
Latvia will build a fence along the Russian border. According to the head of the border control service Normunds Harbars, the barbed-wire wall is going to be one hundred kilometres in length and nearly three metres high.....
Panel to check fence along India, Pakistan border in Punjabr
Ukraine Today - Mar 5 , 2016
The Punjab government has received communication in this regard. The Union government's decision to this effect was taken in wake of the recent Fidayeen attacks at Dinanagar in Gurdaspur and Pathankot air force base. Both attacks took place within a gap of less than 6 months...

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 ....

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