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Industry News

DoorKing’s Releases Advanced Long Range Card Reader System!
Press Release - Nov 1, 2016
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing has introduced a long range card reader system with many advanced features that make it an ideal choice for AVI (Automatic Vehicle Identification) applications or in any application where longer read ranges, up to 25 feet, are required...
Fence-Enhancement System Protects Pets, Livestock and Property - Designed by InventHelp Client (KVV-169)
PRWeb -- Press Release - Oct 29, 2016
The key to protecting pets, farm animals and property is establishing boundaries effectively. This is why an inventor from Knoxville, Tenn., developed a new fencing system and created a prototype of the idea. Now the global dream of security can be achieved in an easy and reliable manner.....
Ensure Security of Property with Superior Rail Fencing from Superior Concrete Products
Press Release - Oct 26, 2016
A leading provider of NPCA-Certified precast concrete building systems, Superior Concrete Products, offers Superior Rail™ at the most affordable prices. The Superior Rail™ fence that the company offers is the best for safe surrounding of building, parks, or the other premises....
LiftMaster® Provides Smart Home Solutions for Millennial Homebuyers
PRNewsWire -- Press Release - Oct 27, 2016
According to a report by the National Association of Realtors, millennials are the largest generation in the housing market1, but in comparison to older generations, they are delayed in purchasing their first homes2. When they are ready to take the plunge, millennials are particularly interested in smart technology. In fact, in 2015, 41 percent of millennials were aware of and interested in owning smart home products ....

Decking Industry News

Trex Transcend Composite Decking
Facility Executive - Oct 31, 2016
Transcend® Composite Decking from Trex® is a premium system with a deep wood-grain pattern and luxury colors that create an ageless look. Hassle free, it does not require sanding, staining, or painting, and food and drink spills wash off with just soap and water....
TimberTech® Deck in Raleigh Wins National Recognition from the North American Deck and Railing Association
FPRNewswire - Oct 26, 2016
At the sixth annual National Deck Competition in Baltimore, Md., Raleigh-based deck building company ROBCO Fence and Deck, LLC. won first place in the Illumination Project "Deck Lighting" category and second place in the Alternative Decking category,...

Fence Contractors

Long Fence protests bid to replace Walkersville Manor House fence
Frederick Newspost - Oct 31, 2016
A fencing company has challenged the town of Walkersville’s decision to award a bid worth more than $10,000 to the second-lowest bidder. Walkersville commissioners on Oct. 12 approved a bid to replace the wood railing in front of the Manor House at Heritage Farm Par...

Local Government Issues

Geelong city won’t pay borderline fencing costs next to public spaces
Geelong Advertiser - Oct 26, 2016
CITY Hall will no longer stump up for fencing costs with neighbours adjoining public parks and reserves. Acting general manager of city services Vicki Shelton said it had opted to fall in line with Victorian Government legislation....
Mulit-million dollar fencing to protect drivers and wildlife along Hwy. 400
CTV - Oct 28, 2016
A multi-million dollar fence is being constructed along Highway 400 south of Seguin Township to prevent collisions between wildlife and vehicles. The fence stretches 9.5 kilometers from Healey Lake Road near MacTier to just north of Muskoka Road 12 in Georgian Bay Township....
Chain link fence is going up around new Multnomah County Courthouse site, work to begin
The Oregonian/OregonLive  - Oct 27, 2016
Workers this week are erecting a chain link fence around a patch of land on the west side of the Hawthorne Bridge -- so they can begin site preparation for the new Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland....


Community Issues

Bad neighbors make bad fences: ‘Spite fence’ replaces ‘spite wall’ in Ridge
Brroklyn Daily - Nov 1, 2016
Bay Ridge’s “spite wall” is gone — now meet the “spite fence.” The city shut down an 87th Street man’s illegal home enlargement a decade ago, but he refused to clean up the half-built project, instead letting a single, ugly wall loom over the block for a decade. Officials demolished the partition on Oct. 20 citing safety concerns,. ...
OYS: Neighbors lose fences and buildings to power company
WRDW - Oct 31, 2016
AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAFT)-- Neighbors on an Aiken County street are furious. They're about to be out thousands of dollars after a power company tells them they need to move their fences and storage buildings. ...
Off the highway, over the railroad tracks, down a country road and hiding behind a sleepy Stillwater County town, the Park City Cemetery eternally rests. But now it rests in style. The cemetery, established in 1900, has a new look thanks to the work of the Park City Cemetery Board and one generous anonymous donation from a community member. ...
Dangerous fence fixed
Sandton Chronicle - Oct 30, 2016
SANDTON – A low hanging fence has been fixed after it posed a hazard to pedestrians using the walkway. A low-hanging security fence at the Bryanston Village on North Road has been fixed because it was endangering pedestrians walking past., ...


Airport Authority accept GDOT funding for wildlife fencing project
The Dallas New Era - Oct 25, 2016
Paulding County Airport Authority (PCAA) last week voted to accept Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) funding in the amount of $300,000 aimed at constructing a [wildlife] fence on the airport site....

Schools and Fences

School attempting to replace fencing to make premises more secure
Lancashire Telegraph - Oct 25, 2016
A HYNDBURN primary school is seeking permission to replace its unsecure front fencing after its pupils were spotted trying to ‘escape’. Council planners have been asked to approve the new, higher railings at St Nicholas Church of England Primary in Church after a series of break-ins, vandal attacks and pupils squeezing through the gaps....

AG Fencing

Pics: Cost-effective temporary sheep fencing options on show
Agriland  - Oct 31, 2016
The use of temporary fences will allow sheep farmers to make better use of grass on their farms in the lead up to housing, according to Teagasc’s Philip Creighton.....
Over 1,000 farmers apply to Sheep Fencing Scheme under TAMS II
Agriland  - Oct 30, 2016
A total of 1,174 applications for the Sheep Fencing Scheme have been received by the Department of Agriculture under the TAMS II scheme. Farmers were able to apply to the Sheep Fencing Scheme in early June of this year when it opened to applications....

Fencing and Animal -- Wildlife

Bend group may help patrol deer fence on highway
Bend Bulletin  - Oct 31, 2016
The Bend chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association could start maintaining the deer fences along U.S. Highway 97 near Sunriver, a move meant to support state agencies and make sure the tool — effective so far — continues keeping deer off the highway.....
Fence on Mauna Loa meant to protect ‘ua‘u from feral cats
Hawaii Tribune  - Oct 26, 2016
A feral cat crouches on lava rock, pausing before it enters a small crevice in the rock, its tail disappearing into the hole. In the next shot, the cat emerges with a kill and bounds away. ....
Man-animal conflict: Forest Dept mulls ‘Assam Model’ fencing
Indian Express  - Oct 26, 2016
KOCHI: The mounting concerns over the latest bird flu outbreak in KutStung by the rising incidents of man-animal conflict in the forest fringe areas, the Forest Department is planning to construct Assam Model fencing using rail tracks .....
LASER RAT FENCE wins €1.7m European Commission funds
The Register  - Oct 26, 2016
The European Commission (EC) has found €1,777,985 for research on rat-repelling laser fences. The thinking behind the “LIFE Laser Fence” is that birds and rodents chew on plenty of crops, which costs farmers money and reduce productivity...


International Borders

Hungary builds new fence to keep out refugees
Euronews - Oct 25, 2016
Hungary has started building a new fence on its southern border with Serbia as part of its efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the country. Two kinds of barriers are being tested before construction begins in earnest...
Beyond Trump: New Surge in Border Walls Around the World
Alternet - Oct 26, 2016
ven as Donald Trump's dream of a 2,000-mile-long border wall fades with his election chances, heated debate continues over controversial barriers that stand elsewhere, such as the massive concrete barrier Israel has built along and inside the West Bank beginning in 2002. ...

Weird News

Kosovan Sports Car Enthusiast Builds a Lamborghini Replica
ABC News - Oct 31, 2016
Sports car enthusiast Driton Selmani always wanted some hot wheels but couldn't afford them. What he did have, however, was a workshop and a talent for bending and welding metal. So he set out to build himself a "Lamborghini."....

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