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U.S. INDUSTRY LEADER IN DEER FENCING ENTERS CANADIAN MARKET
Press Release  - May 14, 2016
Since 1984, Deerbusters.com has been giving customers high quality deer fencing and garden fencing solutions throughout the United States. This month, Deerbusters is proud to announce the expansion of fencing distribution services to bridge into Canada. DeerbustersCanada.ca will be the direct avenue for Canadian residents...
New Garden Fence Stops Deer, Raccoons and Birds from Raiding Gardens
Benzinga  - May 17, 2016
Critterfence.com introduces new DIY garden fence products engineered to keep animals in or out, including kits to convert existing fences....
Fencing Market Size Projected to Reach $32.4 Billion by 2022: Grand View Research, Inc.
Yahoo Finance  - May 11, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 11, 2016) - The fencing market exceeded USD 22 billion in 2014. It should have a size of nearly USD 32.4 billion by 2022, as reported by Grand View Research, Inc...
Boon Edam Security Gate Improvements & Renaming
Facility Executive  - May 12, 2016
Boon Edam Security Gate Models have been renamed and improved. The gate names now match other product naming conventions and full height gates have been re-engineered for better aesthetics and ROI....

Decking Industry News

NewTechWood, Ltd. Obtains Strategic Distribution Partnership with American Lumber Company Inc
Benzinga  - May 11, 2016
NewTechWood Composite Building Materials adds a New Distribution Partner for the Northeastern US. NewTechWood, Ltd. partners with American Lumber Company Inc. for distribution of it's rapidly growing brand of composite building materials.. .
Fiberon Decking Earns a Starring Role on Love It or List It Vacation Homes
Motley Fool  - May 11, 2016
Trex Company (NYSE: TREX) already has by far the most market share in the wood-alternative segment of the decking industry, owning more than 40% of the market at the end of 2014. Considering that the company's sales . . .
Fiberon Decking Earns a Starring Role on Love It or List It Vacation Homes
MarketWired  - May 12, 2016
Fiberon® Decking will be featured in several upcoming episodes of Love It or List It Vacation Homes, the newest offering from the popular Love It or List It franchise.. . .

Fence Contractors

KARE 11 Investigates: Contractor takes money, doesn't build
KARE-11  - May 13, 2016
T. PAUL, Minn. - A local contractor has been taking down payments, failing to do promised work and then refusing to give refunds, according to interviews with customers and records reviewed by KARE 11 Investigates. ...
Cancer sufferer given one year to live asks for fence to be fixed and neighbours did something amazin
Mirroe  - May 14, 2016
A dad given just 12-months to live has been given the surprise of his life after his home was transformed by volunteers in just ONE week. ...

Local Government Issues

Buffalo aldermen approve chain-link fence for fairgrounds
Buffalo Reflex - May 11, 2016
At Monday night’s Board of Alderman meeting, the board approved up to $3,500 for the materials to install a commercial grade chain-link fence for the Dallas County Fairgrounds in the old city park. ...
Historic District Commission approves rear fencing on College Street
Lovely Citizen - May 11, 2016
That approval was one of the many new business items approved. The commission also approved the replacement of two front windows and the addition of a deck at 215 North Main St., as well as the removal of the non-original carport and paving at 4 Oakridge. ...
OMB rejects monster fence around Brampton’s ‘monster home’
Brampton Guardian - May 12, 2016
The owner of a ‘monster home’ in Brampton can’t build a ‘fortress-type fence’ around his property, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) ruled. In a six-page document, OMB vice-chair Steven Stefanko lays out grounds for his decision rejecting Ahmed Elbasiouni’s application for an 11-foot (3.5-metre) fence that would enclose a 6,600-square-foot, ...
Lake Ozark Dumps Privacy Fence Rule For Swimming Pools
Lovely Citizen - May 10, 2016
LAKE OZARK, Mo. — The Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen on Tuesday repealed a city law that required privacy fences for pools within city limits. ...

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Community Issues

UC Berkeley’s $700,000 fence keeps protesters at bay
San Francisco Chronicle  - May 15, 2016
As fences go, the $700,000 one that just went up around the campus home of UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks has to be one for the record books....
Hanover residents feel safe tonight after a fence is rebuilt
abc17News  - May 10, 2016
COLUMBIA, Mo - Hanover Blvd residents are seeing some positive changes in their neighborhood after a WWII veteran was beaten in broad daylight. ...
Unusual fence causes controversy
KCTV.com  - May 14, 2016
Hillsdale, KS (KCTV) — The case of Curtis McGaugh’s fence is a variation of the phrase, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” It would seem ugly is too...

Airports

$72,000 in upgrades includes windsock, perimeter fence
Argus Observer  - May 13, 2016
WEISER — The Weiser Municipal Airport is slated for some updates this summer. The airport will get a new wind sock as well as a full fence to keep wildlife off the runway, according to Public Works director Nate Marvin. ...

AG Fences

Gov. Sam Brownback signs sales tax break for repair of fire-damaged fence
Topeka Capital Journal  - May 11, 2016
Gov. Sam Brownback extended a hand to south-central Kansas farmers and ranchers Wednesday by signing legislation creating a temporary state sales tax exemption for supplies purchased to rebuild fence destroyed by a record wildfire....
Kansas ranchers replacing wildfire-damaged fences won’t have to pay sales tax
Wichita Eagle  - May 12, 2016
A fence post was burned into two parts at the end of the first acre of a more than 370,000-acre fire that started near Freedom, Okla., on March 22, 2016...
Four-wire electric fence system best control of deer access to food plots
AgriLife Today  - May 12, 2016
OVERTON – Landowners have a few options to protect forage plots and gardens from browsing deer, but the electric four-wire system appears to work best, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist....
Grade A Fence
KFYR-TV  - May 15, 2016
What do county road graders, cattle and livestock fencing have in common? The answer is everything if you ask a farmer from Fortuna, North Dakota.....

Animals and Fences - Pets

Freeing Dogs With Fences
Slate  - May 11, 2016
A month or so after Sean and I adopted Nola, I met a woman named Lori Hensley. We were standing in line at a local theater making casual conversation when she mentioned that she directed a local nonprofit called the Coalition to Unchain Dogs....

Stolen Fences

Woman left devastated after thieves steal 12 fence panels
Burton Mail  - May 14, 2016
A 42-YEAR-OLD woman has revealed her shock after 12 fence panels were stolen from her garden while she was at home last night...

SecurityBrands

USA/Canada Border Fence

Backyard' fence wide open at U.S.-Canada border
WND.com - May 13, 2016
NEW YORK (CBS NewYork)—The U.S.-Mexico border has been a topic of much debate this election season. But should our national attention be more focused toward our neighbors to the north?...

International Border

Border fencing escalates Pakistan-Afghanistan tension
Aljazeera - May 12, 2016
Tension at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border has escalated over the fencing of a 2km area at the Torkham crossing which was stopped by the Afghan forces....
Torkham border shut, tensions escalate over fencing issue
Dunya News - May 11, 2016
LANDIKOTAL (Dunya News) – Tensions at Pakistan-Afghanistan border have surged Wednesday as security forces started fencing two-kilometre (km) area but Afghan authorities halted the process despite beforehand notice....
Bulgaria Allocates $3.6Mln to Anti-Migrant Fence on Border With Turkey
Sputnik News - May 13, 2016
Bulgaria's government has approved the allocation of 6.2 million leva (some $3.6 million) to the construction of an anti-migrant fence on the Bulgarian-Turkish border, the government's press service said in a press release on Friday.....
Hungary’s border fence frays as migrants pursue EU goal
Irish Times - May 13, 2016
Rush hour comes late to the bus station in Subotica, a sleepy Serbian town barely 10km from Hungary. It is well after 9pm when a fleet of taxis pulls up at the empty terminal.....

Weird News

Man Attempts to Rob Car Wash With Potato Chip Bag
ABC News - May 15, 2016
Authorities say a man tried to rob a car wash in Northern California with an empty potato chip bag and an alleged handgun.....

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