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Industry News

How one fencing company is providing wildfire relief to ranchers
Beef Magazine - May 3, 2016
It’s been nearly a month since the Anderson Creek Fire in Oklahoma and Kansas burned thousands of acres, damaging millions of dollars in property, and torching hundreds of miles of fence line throughout both states. ...
Open the gate from your cab with Sun-Power Autogates
Weekly Times Now - Apr 28, 2016
IT’S bitterly cold and pelting with rain and you have to keep getting out of the tractor cab or ute to open and close farm gates. It’s far from fun. ...
Plastic Fencing Market Size,Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast by 2023: Global Market Insights, Inc.
Press Release - Apr 29, 2016
Plastic fencing market size was valued at over USD 2.5 billion in 2015, with growth prospects of more than 5% from 2016 to 2023. Mounting demand for these products from numerous sectors such as commercial, ..

Decking Industry News

Composite Decking & Railing Market by Type, by Resin Type, by Application & by Region Global Trends and Forecasts to 2020
PRNewswire - May 2, 2016
Polyethylene(PE) holds the majority share in the overall composite decking & railing market. North America is the major market for PE based composite decking & railing. PE composite decking & railing is more economical in comparison to PP composite decking & railing.. ...
Biggest myths about decking materials
lubbock online - Apr 30, 2016
Whether you’ve decided this is the year you’ll add a deck to your home, or you’re still pondering the project, as soon as you say the words: “I want to build a deck,” you’ll start hearing and reading lots of advice. Some of it will be useful, like: ...

Fence Contractors

Fence customers say thousands of dollars in deposits gone, no fence installed
My Stateline  - May 2, 2016
When Mark and Karen Solomon got their estimate to fence in their new pool they felt confident they were getting a good deal. "He was a handshake guy, I had a good feeling," said Mark Solomon. "Confident enough to write him a check for the deposit." ...

Local Government Issues

Dreams of frameless glass fencing shattered
NewsHub NZ - Apr 28, 2016
For anyone thinking of building a deck with a frameless glass balustrade, think again -- Auckland Council says they're dangerous. The glass can shatter, so the Council wants new rules that'll make safety rails compulsory. ...
Council wants to make sure electric fences won't do harm
Lincoln Journal Star - May 2, 2016
Fences may make good neighbors in poet Robert Frost’s famous poem. But Lincoln’s leaders apparently thought that electric fences do not... ...
Security fence going up around Salinas police parking lot
The Californian - Apr 28, 2016
A proposal to replace the White House fence would double its height, to nearly 14 feet, and provide other measures to deter would-be intruders. ...
‘Tougher, taller and stronger’ fence proposed for White House
Washington Post - Apr 28, 2016
A proposal to replace the White House fence would double its height, to nearly 14 feet, and provide other measures to deter would-be intruders. ...
Officials install fence at transfer station to keep trash out of Stamford Harbor
Stamford Advocate - Apr 28, 2016
STAMFORD — The installation of a more sturdy barrier has begun at the city’s transfer station to keep the garbage out of Stamford Harbor....
Ypsilanti to fence off contaminated area of Water Street
MLive - Apr 27, 2016
Ypsilanti is planning to fence of an approximately 100-foot by 100-foot area where recent soil testing revealed higher levels of PCB and lead contamination than officials previously thought existed....

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Community Issues

Iron fence to test the mettle of tourists visiting Buffett's home
WOWT  - Apr 29, 2016
Omaha, Neb. (WOWT) The trek to Warren Buffett's house in Dundee has long been a big attraction for shareholders visiting town for the annual meeting but ....
Peoria fire crew fixes pool fence after near-drowning call
AZCentral  - Apr 29, 2016
A Peoria Fire and Medical Department crew that tended to a 1-year-old pulled from a backyard pool Thursday afternoon stuck around to fix the family's broken pool fence, officials said........

Neighbors

Neighbor threatens legal action over fence built across private driveway
WDAY - Apr 27, 2016
MITCHELL, S.D. - A new fence crossing a gravel pathway is dividing neighbors in more ways than one. The fence installed Monday night splits the pathway Rod Neugebauer sees as South Iowa Street and the home of Angie Beintema, who believes the gravel path to be a private driveway....

Airports

Airport to upgrade perimeter security fencing
Eastern Arizona Courier  - May 3, 2016
SAFFORD — Safety is a key component to any airport. After providing well-built runways and taxi areas, the next thing an airport needs is to keep those areas free from obstacles and debris....
Pittsfield Airport Fence Revision Will Curb Deer Incursion
iberkshires  - May 2, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — About three to five deer a day are among visitors to Pittsfield's municipal airport each day. It's a form of unwanted traffic the airport is looking to curtail, with the systematic repair or replacement of several significant sections of its perimeter fence...

AG Fences

Virtual fencing research for sheep on weeds could transform grazing and stubble management
Sheep Central  - May 2, 2016
POTENTIALLY transformational research on virtual fencing for sheep will begin this year in New South Wales...
Volunteers from Jefferson County help rebuild fences after wildfires
The Capital-Journal  - Apr 30, 2016
During their time there, the group pulled out 2 miles of charred fencing and ... “There's over 80 miles of fence on the ranch,” Davis said, adding their efforts were..
Wire pasture fences require attention from landowners
Magnolia Reporter  - May 2, 2016
FAYETTEVILLE -- With age comes sagging – at least when it comes to wire pasture fences, and the advent of grazing season means it’s time to check those fences to keep livestock from wandering, said Dirk Philipp, ...

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

New Mexico lawmakers challenge feds over fencing
Alamogordo News  - Apr 29, 2016
Several New Mexico Legislators signed a letter addressed to New Mexico State Engineer Tom Blaine regarding the controversial dispute between ranchers and the federal government over the fencing . ...
Queensland Government to invest more money to build wild dog fences
ABC Rural  - May 2, 2016
The Queensland Government will invest another $5 million for wild dog fencing in the hope of rebuilding the State's sheep industry.. ...

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Consumer/DIY

Pick a vine for your chain-link fence
Charlotte Observer - Apr 27, 2016
Chain-link fences are a common sight in backyards. You have a big dog or a few children, you put up a chain-link fence. You buy a house, the fence is there, and you live with it. And you yearn to cover it up....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Exclusive: No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents
Reuters - Apr 28, 2016
Federal agents who patrol the U.S. border with Mexico want 23 more miles (37 km) of fences, better radios and more aerial drones to tighten the southern frontier, according to an unpublished U.S. government study that influences budget requests.....

International Border

Austria plans fence to stop migrants at major border crossing with Italy
Reuters - Apr 28, 2016
Austria outlined plans on Wednesday to erect a fence at a border crossing with Italy that is a vital link between northern and southern Europe, escalating a stand-off between the two states over how to handle a migration crisis.....
Estonia is building a high-security fence along the Russian border
Ukraine Today - Apr 29, 2016
Estonia will build a high-security wall along the Russian border. According to Estonia's Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur, the fence will be finished before 2018, since in two years the country is going to celebrate the 100-anniversary of Estonian Republic. ....

Weird News

Cross-Bearing 'Jesus' Arrested at Apple Store for Trespass
ABC News - May 3, 2016
A man who calls himself "Philly Jesus" has a new cross to bear: He was arrested at a Philadelphia Apple store on a trespassing charge. ...

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