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Industry News

Ameristar Perimeter New Pre-hung Gates Coming in 2017 (Learn More)
American Security Today - Nov 20, 2016
Ameristar Perimeter will be expanding their product lines to include all new Pre-hung Gates beginning in the first quarter of 2017. ...
Eco Building Products, Inc. Reports Advanced Product Trials with National Fencing Manufacturer and Large Regional Distributor
Nasdaq - Press Release - Nov 17, 2016
Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK:ECOB) announced today it is nearing completion of product trials with two major fencing companies which will bring the Company’s D-Fence™ wood preservation chemistry for fence pickets to market nationwide. ...
Israeli fence-tech company doing great after Trump win
Jerusalem Post Israel News - Nov 19, 2016
As the global financial market felt the results of the US elections on November 9, many stocks in many sectors plummeted while others, mainly in the fossil fuel and security and defense markets, experienced a substantial boost. ...
Hostile vehicle mitigation – putting the brakes on crowd attacks after Nice
Security News Desk - Nov 19, 2016
Nice has once again brought into sharp relief the clear and present danger that terrorists pose to large crowds of people at major events, especially in our towns and cities. ...

Decking Industry News

TAMKO Announces Colors For New Envision Expression Composite Lumber
PRNewswire - Press Release - Nov 16, 2016
Today, TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is excited to announce the colors for its new Envision Expression line of capped decking boards: Harbor Grey, Caribou Brown, Canyon Ridge and Woodland Bark. ...
French firm Architecture du Bois set for Big 5 debut
Trade Arabia - Nov 15, 2016
French firm Architecture du Bois - Terrasses Grad is set to showcase ecologically oriented innovative products during its debut appearance at The Big 5 construction expo in Dubai, UAE. ...

Fence Contractors

Local business brings holiday cheer to family
KOAT - Nov 20, 2016
An Albuquerque family received a much needed surprise in the wake of a big wind storm that damaged their property. Starla Busbee said her and her husband, Paul, had been worrying about how much it would cost to fix their fence. A tree fell down and destroyed the fence after Thursday's wind storm. ...
Donated fence will allow toddler to play outside safely
Kenosha News - Nov 20, 2016
Saturday was another big day for Tim and Bway Paw Win and their immigrant family. In August, the Wins bought their first house, a modest home at 4210 22nd Ave., after working and saving up for several years. But living on the high-traffic street has caused them stress. ...

Local Government Issues

Fixing fences at Fabens Park
Sandusky Register - Nov 17, 2016
HURON — When robbing base hits and home runs, athletes playing at Huron’s Fabens Park can expect a softer landing if they crash into the fences. Six ball diamonds received completely new chain-link barriers surrounding the entire playing area, including backstop, side and home run boundaries. ...
Fences Erected, Homeless Ordered Out Near NRG Stadium
TWC News - Nov 15, 2016
HOUSTON — Fences have gone up and the homeless have been ordered out of an area near NRG stadium. The Houston Chronicle reports officials want to make that part of the city more presentable as Houston prepares to host the Super Bowl early next year. ...
OC’s Median Fence Project Expected To Start In Early ‘17
The Dispatch - Nov 17, 2016
OCEAN CITY — The dune-style median fence project for Coastal Highway continues to move forward and will likely be completed by Memorial Day weekend of next year, State Highway Administration (SHA) officials told the Mayor and Council this week....

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Community Issues

Grant will construct a fence uniting Billings brewpubs
Billings Gazette  - Nov 18, 2016
A $65,000 grant from Phillips 66 will construct a hops fence along five blocks of Montana Avenue featuring interpretive signs and growing hops to alert strollers about the proximity of the seven breweries that await them in Billings’ burgeoning brewery district.....
Domino Sugar unveils property upgrades to Locust Point plant
Baltimore Sun  - Nov 21, 2016
The improvements include replacing the property's original iron fencing, which dated to 1922, and old chain link fence and barbed wire with a new, 2,000-foot-long black steel picket fence......

AG Fencing

B.C. ranchers say thieves stealing weathered wood fencing to satisfy home decorators
National Post - Nov 20, 2016
VANCOUVER — A home decor trend appears to be fuelling a series of “highway robberies” in the B.C. Interior. The B.C. Cattlemen’s Association has had six reports of stolen fencing this fall, general manager Kevin Boon said. It is believed the weathered wood is being sold to Vancouver-area homeowners eager to add a “rustic touch” to their living spaces.. ....
Cluster fencing grants to help revitalise Qld sheep areas
Sheep Central - Nov 16, 2016
EXPRESSIONS of interest for more than $10 million in pest and weed control grants for drought-affected Queensland are being called for by the Palaszczuk Government.....
USDA funds available for fencing livestock out of Virginia streams
Augusta Free Press - Nov 16, 2016
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is making $874,000 available to farmers in 21 Virginia localities who are interested in improving Chesapeake Bay water quality by installing livestock exclusion and forestry practices in targeted rivers and streams......

Fencing and Animal -- Wildlife

Wildlife Foundation honored for fence work
Jackson Hole News & Guide - Nov 17, 2016
The Wildlife Society’s Wyoming chapter has honored a Jackson-based nonprofit organization for the work it has completed to remove fences and make the local landscape more permeable for wildlife. The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation is the recipient of the society’s 2016 Citizen of the Year Award for its Wildlife Friendlier Fencing Program.....
U.S.'s Longest Cat-Proof Fence Protects Endangered Birds
NatGeo - Nov 17, 2016
A five-mile-long fence was recently completed in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park to protect the federally endangered Hawaiian petrel from feral cats. It’s the longest cat-proof fence constructed in the U.S. ....

Pool Safety

Toddler drowning prompts call for change to ACT pool fencing laws from coroner
ABC.net.au  - Nov 16, 2016
On the day in question the boy was left in the supervision of relatives, while his mother packed a suitcase in another room. When he wandered off, it was assumed he had gone to his mother in the other room....
Pool owners warned to make sure their fencing complies or risk huge fine
HeraldSun.com.au  - Nov 16, 2016
CHECK your pool fence or you may face court and a $78,000 fine according to authorities. With statistics showing more than half of Australian toddler drownings happen in backyard pools, Yarra Ranges Council is warning homeowners to make sure their safety barriers are compliant.....

D&D_Technologies

USA/Mexico Border Fence

VIDEO: New fence built along New Mexico, Mexico border
KOAT - Nov 22, 2016
A new fence is going up right now between New Mexico and Mexico. It's part of hundreds of miles of fencing along the border. The construction has many asking if President-elect Donald Trump's plan to build a wall, is necessary. ...
What wall? Texas Republicans see border fencing, surveillance where Trump supporters see actual barrier
Dallas News - Nov 17, 2016
WASHINGTON — So, about that wall. After Donald Trump's upset win last week, Texas Republicans in Congress find themselves grappling with some of the president-elect’s campaign proposals. ...

International Borders

BULGARIA TO COMPLETE TURKEY BORDER FENCE BY END OF YEAR
Newsweek - Nov 21, 2016
Bulgaria is set to complete its border fence with Turkey by the end of the year, Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev told Bulgarian broadcaster Nova TV. ...

Weird News

Major League Baseball Notes Phillies Fan's Wife-Saving Catch
ABC News - Nov 22, 2016
Major League Baseball has honored a Philadelphia Phillies fan for making a wife-saving catch. Dennis Pollock caught a foul ball May 16 at Citizens Bank Park just before it hit his wife's face. ...

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