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Industry News

American Fence Association and National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association Announce Co-location of FENCETECH and METALfab
Press Release - May 24, 2016
Plano, Texas (May 23, 2016) - Tony Thornton, CFP, CAGOI, CAGSD, Executive Director of American Fence Association (AFA), and Todd Daniel, CAE, Executive Director of National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA), recently announced plans to co-locate FENCETECH and METALfab. ....
Report delivers insight into the agricultural fencing market consumption in US$ by country, by product/service, by year
WhaTech - Press Release - May 24, 2016
The report ‘Agricultural Fencing Market World Report’ covers Products & Markets, 59 Market Research Chapters, Spreadsheet Chapters, Countries, List of Tables and Figures of World Agricultural Fencing Market. ....
New Garden Fence Stops Deer, Raccoons and Birds from Raiding Gardens
Benzinga - Press Release - May 17, 2016 introduces new DIY garden fence products engineered to keep animals in or out, including kits to convert existing fences. ....
Keep Intruders and Stray at Bay with Stucco Fences from Superior Concrete Products
SBWire - Press Release - May 19, 2016
Euless, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/19/2016 -- One of the renowned manufacturing and construction companies in the nation, Superior Concrete Products is now providing stucco fence at the most competitive prices. Through these fences,....

Decking Industry News

Demystifying Composite Decking
PRNewswire - Press Release - May 18, 2016
First introduced in the late 1980s, composite decking quickly gained acceptance among builders and homeowners who recognized and appreciated being able to achieve a natural wood look without the ongoing hassles of upkeep. While most people today understand the main benefits of composite decking....
Trex Company Wins Three Awards for Design Excellence
MarketWired - May 17, 2016
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, and leader in high-performance outdoor living products, has won three Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) from Design Journal, an international resource for interior designers, architects and facility managers....

Fence Contractors

Fence company owner with outstanding judgments is an elected Albion Town Official  - May 23, 2016
A customer of Metro Fence was taking the Oswego County fence installer to Small Claims Court. In December, she intended to file the case in the Town of Albion where the company is based....
Woman scammed out of $1,500 by fence company  - May 24, 2016
The last few weeks for Sherri Waller have been frustrating. She said she hired M&M Fences to build a long fence around her property. But there’s no fence. She said that’s because a man named Luis Michael Maldonado scammed her. She said she wrote him a check for $1,500. ...
SM Fencing’s neighbors accuse energy service company of environmental violations
The Dickinson Press  - May 17, 2016
The area north of Dickinson known as the Morey Bang Piney Acres subdivision is a quiet sort of place.. ...

Local Government Issues

Waterfront Concerts installing cedar fence to replace chain-link barrier
Bangor Daily News - May 17, 2016
BANGOR, Maine — The chain-link fence and torn blue canvas screens surrounding Bangor’s Waterfront Concerts venue are coming down this week....
Couple must pay £600 after refusing to demolish 'ugly' fence - May 19, 2016
The Express and Star reported that the couple, from Hednesford in Staffordshire, had fashioned their own style of fence. Lollipop man Carl had chopped down a row of trees - leaving 6.5 feet stumps. ...


Home Owners Associations

HOA rule of signed contract before fence approval is rather unusual
The Palm Beach Post  - May 21, 2016
Question: I live in a gated community with 11 individual HOAs, and a master HOA for the common areas. The homes are all “zero lot line” construction. I would like to install two sections of white aluminum fence (which satisfies our standards) on my side yard, towards my neighbor’s wall......

Community Issues

The Invention that Tamed America, and the Town Obsessed with It
Atlas Obscura  - May 23, 2016
Could anything be less friendly than barbed wire? Its whole purpose is to deter, to turn back, to prevent both entry and escape. For 150 years it has stuck cattle, ensnared soldiers and encircled concentration camps...
Bayou Boogaloo fence comes down after neighbors complain
The Times-Picayune  - May 18, 2016
The fence surrounding part of Bayou Booglaoo came down Wednesday (May 18), just hours after complaints were lobbed at festival organizers on Facebook by neighbors and festival-goers.....
Fence up to block golf carts at popular dog-walking location
The Villages-News  - May 22, 2016
A fence is now in place to block golf cart access to a popular dog-walking location in The Villages. The fence has been put up at a stormwater retention pond across from Lake Miona Recreation Center.....
Bayou Boogaloo fence comes down after neighbors complain
Eagle Tribune  - May 18, 2016
A typical wooden fence has found a new use — as a blank canvas for a rotating public art display in the city of Beverly......
Church fest fences out rowdy teens
Detroit News  - May 21, 2016
St. Clair Shores — St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church kicked off its annual spring festival Friday but there was one noticeable difference to this year’s three-day event: an 8-foot tall temporary fence around the property...

AG Fences

Property: Good fencing, improvements can make holdings easier to sell
Beef Central  - May 18, 2016
Quality, well-maintained fencing is one of the key features of a rural property when it comes to market valuation and can often reduce ‘days on market’ and improve eventual sale price, a well known Clare Valley (SA) property agent says....
Herd of cows unfenced near waterway concerns New Plymouth woman  - May 18, 2016
An investigation is being carried out by Taranaki's environmental watchdog after a complaint was received about cows roaming close to a popular river walking track....

Animals and Fences - Pets

Athens-Clarke commission committee considers pet fencing issues
Athens-Online  - May 22, 2016
But according to Fluck and Berryman, local experience has shown that some dogs whose owners have installed invisible fences will, in Fluck’s words “choose to take the shock,”...

Animals and Fences - Wildlife

Fencing of forest wells to prevent jumbo deaths
nyoooz  - May 22, 2016
Bhubaneswar: The Wildlife Society of Odisha has prepared a prototype of fencing to prevent elephants from falling into wells in their habitats...

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Impact of the U.S.-Mexico border fence on wetlands is mixed
Los Angeles Times  - May 19, 2016
As birds sing and lizards scuttle in the lush vegetation of the Tijuana River Valley, helicopters circle overhead and Border Patrol agents on all-terrain vehicles comb the area looking to stop illegal border crossers......
Repairing Calif. Border Fence a Daily Endeavor
San Diego Union-Tribune  - May 18, 2016
SAN DIEGO — The border fence gets no respect. Drug traffickers have smashed trucks into the barrier, trying to break through. Coyotes routinely use axes and battery-powered saws to slice the steel mesh......


International Border

A World of Walls
The Atlantic - May 19, 2016
In recent days, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have criticized Donald Trump as hopelessly old-fashioned. During a rally in New Jersey on Friday, the former U.S. president argued that his wife has a better understanding of today’s interconnected world than her Republican opponent in the 2016 election..
Bulgaria to Have 146-km Wire Fence along Border with Turkey in 2 Months
Novinite - May 23, 2016
In about two months Bulgaria will have a wire fence built along 146 km of the country's border with Turkey, preventing illegal migration flow, Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said.....

Weird News

Men Caught Playing Ball at Unfinished Connecticut Stadium
ABC News - May 23, 2016
The Hartford Yard Goats won't be the first to take the field at Dunkin' Donuts Park when the Double-A team makes it long-awaited debut at the new stadium......

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