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Industry News

Select Entry Systems, a Division of Select Engineered Systems, Inc. announces the release of its Newest Product Line, The Cellular Select Gate Series..
Press Release  - May 30, 2016
Hialeah, FL - May 25, 2016 - Select Entry Systems, a Division of Select Engineered Systems, Inc. announced immediate availability of The Cellular Select Gate Series products Providing owners with a GSM Mobile solution to,...
Tension Control Technology™ From Boerboel ®Gate Solutions Offers Easy Adjustability for Fence Gate Functionality
Market Wired - May 26, 2016
CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - May 25, 2016) - The outside environment can make adjustments to a fence gate without you even knowing it, especially when severe weather strikes. Over time, especially in colder climates, fence posts can shift due to ground freeze or simply from repeated use, causing a gate to become out of square.....
North America metal fencing market size is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 4% from 2016 to 2023: Global Market Insights Inc.
Your Metal News (press release) - May 30, 2016
North America metal fencing market size was valued around USD 4,000 million in 2015 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 4% from 2016 to 2023. This can be primarily attributed to rising demand for safety and security...
Glass With Class Australia Launches New Website To Promote Services Online
MarketersMedia  - May 25, 2016
Landscaped backyards, pools areas and balconies all add a touch of class to living spaces, and their design has advanced and evolved as rapidly as that of interior design. However, fencing and balustrades have been largely left behind by contemporary design aesthetics.....

Decking Industry News

The Freedonia Group: US Demand for Decking to Reach 3.6 Billion Lineal Feet
PRNewswire  - May 26, 2016
CLEVELAND, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- US demand for decking is forecast to increase 1.8 percent per year through 2020 to 3.6 billion lineal feet, valued at $7.1 billion. ..... Announces the Top Deck Design Trends for 2016
MenaFN  - May 26, 2016
Burnsville, MN, USA --, a Minnesota deck building company, has announced their annual list of top deck design trends for summer 2016. The list is composed of design features that the deck builders report .....

Fence Contractors

Top fencers set to battle it out in Golden Pliers  - May 26, 2016
The Fieldays fencing demonstrations offer the public the chance to see some of the country's top fencers in action as well as offer free and interactive fencing advice for all.....
Busy time for fencing contractors
Farm Weekly  - May 26, 2016
Not so long ago Central West NSW contractor, James Sunderland, was relying on a part-time job in town to keep himself busy, but for more than two years his phone has barely stopped ringing as farmers seek out his fencing skills.....
Families tell News 6: Fencing company stole my money
WKMG Orlando  - May 23, 2016
The company logo speaks of "quality craftsmanship," but that's not what Virginia Zehr says she got. "I don't think I've stopped crying since it happened," she said.....

Local Government Issues

High price of chancellor’s fence is indefensible
Daily Californian - May 31, 2016
In September, the Senior Editorial Board of The Daily Californian editorialized in support of the decision to construct a fence around University House, where the UC Berkeley chancellor lives rent-free. The board supported the fence in the name of safety and reducing security costs. ....
Green fence with no barbed wire gets green light
The Coast News - May 27, 2016
DEL MAR — After a Del Mar sidewalk project exposed the backside of the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the proposed solution raised the ire of several Solana Beach residents and business owners. ....
Perry County fence flap
KATV - May 24, 2016
Years ago the lack of a good fence created some bad blood between neighbors in Perry County. Now a new fence situation that has things all stirred up again. ....
NPA councillor wants city to reconsider suicide-prevention fences for Burrard Bridge
CKNW News Talk 980 - May 24, 2016
An NPA city councillor is pressuring the city to reconsider installing suicide prevention fences on the Burrard Bridge....
Secret Service Dreams of a New (14-Foot) White House Picket Fence
New York Times - May 30, 2016
WASHINGTON — Michael Jordan, the basketball star, was famous for being able to jump 48 inches into the air, putting the top of his head 10 and a half feet off the ground, well above the basket’s rim....

Community Issues

580 Feet of Fencing; $8,000 city project along Jackson Street begins
Du Quoin Evening Call - May 24, 2016
Inmates from the Illinois Department of Corrections high impact incarceration boot camp in Du Quoin began working on Monday to take down 580 feet of ratty fencing that separates East Jackson Street...


AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days
The Atlantic - May 29, 2016
Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down — not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches...
Denver airport ups fence security, but intrusions persist
Denver Sun Times - May 25, 2016
DENVER (AP) – Two intruders got past perimeter security at Denver International Airport, including one last year and another in January. The airport that’s twice the size of Manhattan saw one breach of its perimeter security in 2015...

AG Fences

Southeast Kansas fencing supply drive benefits fire victims
Southeast Kansas fencing supply drive benefits fire victims High Plains Journal  - May 26, 2016
Wilson County Kansas Livestock Association Chair Russ Walker and his wife, Mary Sue, delivered 19 rolls of barbed wire and 300 steel posts recently to wildfire victims in Barber and Comanche counties. ...
Farm earnings boost sparks fencing frenzy
Farm Weekly  - May 26, 2016
Cooler months frequently herald a rush of farm fencing activity, but rarely have fence materials been in hotter demand than in the past year or so.....

Animals and Fences - Pets

Local Law Is Ambiguous on Keeping Dogs in Electric Fences
Athens-Online  - May 25, 2016
“There's nothing that produces a line at City Hall like any animal issue,” Commissioner Kelly Girtz commented before the commission’s Legislative Review Committee went on to discuss electronic dog fences....
Fence rule keeps beagle on the leash  - May 31, 2016
All Kevin Boaman wants to do is install a 42-inch-high picket fence in back of his home for his beagle, Sierra, — and perhaps some day, children — to run and play in the yard....

Pool Safety

Revamped fence rules to better accommodate private swimming pools within city limits
Lake News Online - May 24, 2016
Lake Ozark Private swimming pools in Lake Ozark? The board of aldermen has revamped its municipal code to more closely comply with Architectural Control Committee guidelines at Osage National Golf Resort that impact the construction of swimming pools....
ABC-13 - May 26, 2016
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The official start of summer is just around the corner and there's a number of things you should do to get your pool ready for a safe season...



More homeowners are choosing green fences
C hicago Tribune - May 29, 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....
At Home: Backyard fences -- Building privacy that will last
Topeka Capital Journal - May 27, 2016
Did you know a wooden privacy fence — if it is installed properly — can last 40 ... Fencing Co., 510 S.E. 15th St., said he has seen some fences last that long...
Build an attractive, effective rail fence
Sioux City Journal - May 28, 2016
Dear James: I am thinking of putting up a fence around my yard. I don't need it to keep an animal in, but I would like to keep children from wandering in. ....

International Border

Hungary bolsters anti-refugee fence on Serbia border
World Bulletin - May 30, 2016
Hungary said Monday it had begun reinforcing its anti-refugee fence on the Serbian border following an increase in arrivals after the evacuation of Idomeni camp on the Greece-Macedonia frontier...

Weird News

Expired Radio Beacon Sends Distress Call After Being Dropped
ABC News - May 29, 2016
The Coast Guard says rescuers needlessly searched a Rhode Island bay after receiving a distress call from an expired radio beacon that had been improperly discarded.....

Classified Ads


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