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Industry News

D&D Technologies Acquires Shut It Gate Hardware
Press Release - Nov 11, 2016
D&D Technologies, leader in magnetic safety gate latches and premium polymer gate hardware announces the acquisition of SHUT IT® Gate Hardware. SHUT IT® is the leader in gate hardware for the fence, ornamental iron and access control industries. . ...
Record Attendance at Delta Scientific Vehicle Access Equip Demos (Video)
American Security Today - Nov 10, 2016
Delta Scientific, is the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States. Over 200 government officials and security professionals in the Birmingham area attended demonstrations of Delta’s wide line of anti-terrorism vehicle barriers . ...
Global Metal Fencing Market 2016 : Jerith, Veranda, FORGERIGHT, Allure Aluminum, US Door & Fence, Mighty Mule, DIY Universal, Fence, First Alert
Open-PR - Nov 11, 2016
A market study based on the "Metal Fencing Market" across the globe, recently added to the repository of Market Research, is titled ‘Global Metal Fencing Market 2016’. . ...
Lysaght steel fencing products now in new COLORBOND palette
Architecture and Design - Nov 11, 2016
FLysaght's trusted steel fencing products, NEETASCREEN, SMARTASCREEN, MINISCREEN, SPANSCREEN and PLUS OPTIONS are now available in the updated COLORBOND Steel colour palette, which includes Surfmist, Shale Grey, Dune, Jasper, Basalt, Ironstone and Monument. ...
LiftMaster Helps Firefighters Ensure Community Safety with Preventative Emergency Response Solutions
PRNewswire - Nov 10, 2016
When responding to emergencies, firefighters need to get out the door as quickly as possible. This sense of urgency means the fire truck often exits the garage before it is completely clear of the automatic door, leading to unplanned repairs to the door and vehicles. LiftMaster® ...
A need for speed, making the farm safer, and less compaction
Alberta Farm Express - Nov 9, 2016
Innovation drives the agriculture industry and a lot of it is on display at Agri-Trade. “The technology is diversifying every year, and the ideas keep getting better,” said Rod Bradshaw, a vegetable and crop grower from Innisfail.. ...
Trump Victory Could Be Boon For Border-Fence Maker
Wall Steet Journal - Nov 9, 2016
For one European private-equity firm, Donald Trump’s election victory could be a particular boon. The reason: It is betting on a border-security builder. ...

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Deck Wins National Recognition from the North American Deck and Railing Association
PRNewswire - Nov 10, 2016
The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) recently held its sixth annual National Deck Competition in Baltimore, Md. This year, Jason "Dr. Decks" Russell was recognized at the awards ceremony held at the Hard Rock Café on Thursday, October 6th for an outstanding project featuring AZEK® Deck...
Wooden Decking Market by Type, Application, Type of Construction, End-Use, and Region - Global Forecast to 2021
PRNewswire - Nov 10, 2016
The wooden decking market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 1.43% during the forecast period of 2016 – 2021 and reach USD 7.81 billion by 2021. ...

Local Government Issues

Viewing-blocking fence builder asks court to reconsider $72k costs against him
Stuff - NZ - Nov 9, 2016
The builder of a harbour view-blocking fence is asking the High Court to reconsider the $72,500 in costs awarded against him. Peter and Sylvia Aitchison, of Roseneath, Wellington, won an Environment Court battle with David Walmsley and his mother Helen. ...
Suicide-prevention fence being installed on Burrard Bridge this week
Vancouver Sun - Nov 8, 2016
The city of Vancouver will begin the installation of suicide prevention fencing on Burrard Bridge on Thursday. The $3.5-million addition is part of the continuing $35-million upgrade to the Art Deco-style span. ...

Community Issues

At Wrigley Field, Fences Go Up, World Series Sod Is Removed
CBS Local - Chicago  - Nov 9, 2016
CHICAGO (CBS) – At Clark and Addison, Wrigley Field has gone from baseball in the sunshine to a shrine. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports fans continue to flock to the Friendly Confines to bask in the glow of a World Series win and remember those who couldn’t be here.....
Safety: Community garden fencing stolen
Marshfield News Herald  - Nov 12, 2016
At 10:42 a.m. Wednesday an employee at Saint Vincent de Paul, 149 N. Central Ave., reported someone stole 350 feet of fencing at the support posts from the community garden in the 200 block of North Central Avenue....


Fencing and Animal -- Wildlife

Wildlife fencing vandalism may have led to collision with deer
CBC.TV - Nov 8, 2016
Police say damage to wildlife fencing on the new bypass on Route 11 in Caraquet, N.B., likely led to a collision between a car and deer. Caraquet RCMP were called to the scene on Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. While investigating, they found the fencing had been cut on both sides of the highway, Sgt. Stéphane Blanchard said. ....
BLM Proposing Fence, Water Projects in Colorado
The Horse - Nov 11, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on two projects the agency believes would benefit wild horses in the Piceance-East Douglas herd management area (HMA) in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. ....


Perth Airport's $18m security fence ‘offline’
Yahoo News AU  - Nov 8, 2016
Perth Airport’s multi-million-dollar security fence has been turned off because strong winds and the jet blast from planes activate the alarms.....

Pool Safety

What’s Better: A Steel or Aluminum Pool Fence?
Tech Featured  - Nov 8, 2016
Most people assume that they need an aluminum pool fence because steel will rust and fall apart sooner or have to be painted every year. There was a time when this was true under most circumstances, but these days that doesn’t always have to be the case....
Just three Gold Coast council fines despite owners not fixing problems
Tech Featured  - Nov 9, 2016
JUST three fines have been issued by the Gold Coast City Council in the past 12 months since the State Government ordered a crackdown on faulty swimming pool fences....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

That 'big, beautiful wall'? More like a fence
Reuters TV - Nov 11, 2016
By contrast, extending border fencing in some areas may allow Trump to save face.>> They plan on pitching to the Trump team to say look, we know you need to ......
Donald Trump: Mexico Border Wall Now ‘Fence Extension,’ Original Plan ‘Not Realistic’
Inquisitr  - Nov 12, 2016
In a recent video, Cenk Uygur with The Young Turks asked if viewers remembered President-elect Donald Trump’s defining promise during his successful presidential campaign....

Weird News

New Hampshire Lawmaker Is Re-Elected, Arrested on Same Day
ABC News - Nov 7, 2016
A New Hampshire lawmaker wanted by police for failing to show up for a court hearing was re-elected and arrested on the same day. New Hampshire Public Radio reports ( that Republican state Rep. Dick Marple ...

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