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Industry News

BIP Forms New Fencing Distribution, Installation Platform
LBM Journal  - May 9, 2016
Denver — Building Industry Partners, a building products industry-focused investment firm, has formed U.S. Fence Solutions Company in partnership with BIP Operating Partner and Building Industry Partnersbuilding industry veteran, Allan Breidenbach. BIP and Breidenbach formed U.S. Fence Solutions to invest in Split Rail Fence & Supply Co. . .
Boon Edam Announces New Names For Waist High Security Access Gates - Turnlock Side Gate And Trilock Side Gate
Source Security - May 9, 2016
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, recently announced that the company has changed the names of its full height and waist high security access gates to match the naming conventions of its turnstiles....
Electric Utilities Secure Power Grid with Superior Concrete Products’ Fences
GLOBE NEWSWIRE - May 4, 2016
Precast Pioneer Todd Sternfeld Showcases Security Barriers During the 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society Transmission & Distribution Conference and Exposition in Dallas....
Highway Recycler Introduces LiveStock Steel: Agriculture's Own Guardrail
Sys-Con Press Release  - May 6, 2016
Technology is advancing agricultural practices in many ways, and the cattle industry is no exception. Numerous agriculture-related applications (apps) are available and can be downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet to be used in your operation.. .
Equipment: Mobile access may allow for faster solutions
Iowa Farmer Today  - May 6, 2016
Technology is advancing agricultural practices in many ways, and the cattle industry is no exception. Numerous agriculture-related applications (apps) are available and can be downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet to be used in your operation.. .
Choosing the Right Fencing System Using ActiveYards(R) Shop, Select, Install Model
Marketwired  - May 5, 2016
Choosing a fence is often a complicated task. With so many options, styles, and designs to select from, picking the right one can be overwhelming. ActiveYards® has the solution and expertise to help consumers during their shopping process. ... .

Decking Industry News

Bothbest Introduces Bamboo Decking
PRNewswire  - May 6, 2016
Bothbest, an industry leader In processing bamboo wood, is proud to announce the introduction of bamboo decking. Bothbest believes this is the ideal time to get into the bamboo decking industry because of the imminent coming of summer and major renovations that go along with it.. . .
MoistureShield Composite Decking Adds Durability and Beauty to Casselberry, Florida, Parks
PRweb  - May 7, 2016
With average high temperatures above 70° F year-round, and 117 rainy days per year, the climate in central Florida exacts a toll on outdoor building products. Alternating hot sun and soaking moisture, along with insects, quickly deteriorate exposed wood, and can result in twisted, warped and cracked boards. . .

Fence Contractors

Premier Fence celebrates grand opening with Pats’ Malcolm Butler
The Canton Citizen  - May 5, 2016
On Saturday, May 21, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., New England Patriots cornerback and Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler will be on hand for photos and autographs. The two-day celebration will showcase some of Premier Fence’s top selling residential and commercial fences, pergolas, and other outdoor necessities, including mailboxes and a new line of lawn furniture. ...
Success for Bexhill fencing company after year’s trading
Bexhill Observer  - May 9, 2016
A Bexhill fencing company is going from strength to strength with some major contracts coming in after a year of trading. James ‘Jim’ Blackman set up JGF Contractors Ltd in May, 2015, with just one van and a fencer but is now working for councils and housing developers and employs nine people...
Target 8: Beware of no-show plow driver turned contractor
WOOD-TV  - May 3, 2016
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) -- When you need work done on your home, hiring the wrong person for the job can cost you big. One West Michigan woman learned that firsthand...


Local Government Issues

Imperial Beach mayor ‘declares war’ on chain link fences
Fox5 San Diego - May 5, 2016
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. -- Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina says he is tired of chain link fences in his city and throughout the South Bay especially along the bayfront. ...
Barriers to Scenic Vistas
New York Times - May 4, 2016
Ugly and rusty chain link and barbed wire fences and their “no trespassing” signs not only restrict the access of Americans to our wonderful rural wide-open spaces, but also prevent urban residents from having full and free access to our fragile coastal and marine protected areas and urban river parkways.. ...
Lincoln considers exception to electric fence ban
WOWT - May 3, 2016
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Lincoln City Council is considering a proposed ordinance that would make an exception to a ban on electric fences within city limits. ...
City refuses to pay for fence broken by police officers during pursuit of suspect
ABC Action News - May 3, 2016
TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. - A frantic chase for a suspect leads to Tampa police tearing down a family's wooden fence. But when it came time to pay for the damage, the city said it had no liability....
The White House Fence Could Get Even Higher If This Plan Is Approved
Huffington Post - May 5, 2016
WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - A proposal for a higher, stronger White House fence was presented to Washington planning officials on Thursday in a bid to halt fence-jumping security breaches at one of the world’s most heavily guarded buildings....

Community Issues

How These Wooden Fences Became A Symbol Of Gentrification Across Los Angeles
LAist  - May 4, 2016
If you're driving through residential sections east of, say, Western Avenue or on the westside in Mar Vista or Venice, do you see these everywhere you g...
City Seeking New Bids for Dog Park Fence
The Missourian  - May 4, 2016
The Washington Parks Department will try again in its quest to purchase fencing for a proposed dog park. Parks and Recreation Director Darren Dunkle told the park board at Thursday’s meeting that the lone bid for the fence was too high...
Hundreds of feet of fence destroyed
Great Falls Tribune  - May 9, 2016
When Jim Shumaker and his wife, Doris, returned to their slice of Montana after a winter in New Mexico, they found a cold “welcome” back...



More homeowners are choosing green fences
Chicago Tribune - May 3, 2016
Landscapers and their clients are thinking outside the fence and going green. Green fences use trees, bushes and a mixture of plants to create a privacy wall instead of the traditional wooden fence....


Fencegate: Top QC locked in bitter legal battle over mum's garden fence
Scottish Daily Record - May 4, 2016
A TOP QC is embroiled in a bitter legal battle – over his mum’s garden fence. Douglas Fairley and mum Marjorie, 82, are at loggerheads with her next-door neighbour.....

AG Fences

Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation Assists with Fence Law Case
Hoosier Ag Today  - May 4, 2016
An amicus brief written by the Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation may help a farmer get a fence fixed, and clarified for all courts how the state’s fence law is written. “The reason the foundation supported Belork v. Latimer was simple:...
Ireland gets approval for sheep fencing and tillage sector grants
Agriland  - May 4, 2016
Ireland has received approval to provide grant aid for sheep fencing and tillage sector investments under the new TAMS II schemes. Speaking in the Dail today the Minister said he was delighted to announce that he has received informal approval.
Cattle allowed to escape when wire fence around field cut
Sleaford Standard  - May 4, 2016
Police are treating the incident as criminal damage after four strands of barbed wire surrounding a field containing cattle were cut some time after 5pm on Saturday evening...

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

Jackson County Cranberry Growers Upset About Reintroduced Elk
WPR  - May 4, 2016
Some cranberry growers in Jackson County say newly released elk are a threat to their crops and marshes. Now, state Department of Natural Resources officials are striking a deal to pay for fencing to keep elk out. .
Farmer is Sweet on Bee Hives As Perfect Fence to Keep Elephants Safely Away
Good News Network  - May 9, 2016
Biologists in Kenya have discovered a deliciously ingenious method of balancing the needs of farmers, bees, and marauding wildlife all at once. . ...
Barcaldine grazier welcomes new feral fence funding
Queensland Country Life  - May 4, 2016
Barcaldine grazier Ben Chandler was amongst those welcoming the announcement of another $5m for exclusion fencing from the state government on the weekend...

International Border

Switzerland Proposes Barbed Wire Fence Along Italian Border
Breitbart - May 4, 2016
Following on news of an increased presence of the Swiss army at the border with Italy to address a possibly uncontrolled influx of migrants during the summer, a senior official has proposed the construction of a barbed wire fence along the border....
The world is building fences. Here’s why we should worry
Al-Arabiya - May 8, 2016
In December 2015, the BBC wrote: “EU border security becomes new mantra“. Not only Europe but larger parts of the world are going through a phase of increasing disintegration: the Brexit referendum, discussions about the exclusion of Greece from the Eurozone...

Weird News

Scientists Declare 'Boaty McBoatface' Contest a Success
ABC News - May 10, 2016
There's no sinking feeling for the scientists who inadvertently gave the world Boaty McBoatface. In fact, they're buoyant....

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