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Industry News

U.S. metal fencing market size to grow at a CAGR of over 4% from 2016 to 2023 in residential, agricultural and commercial sectors is to provide security and safety
Newsmaker - Oct 18, 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....
Keeping Canines & Warriors Safe at Camp K9
PRNewswire - Oct 13, 2016
D&D Technologies donates safety gate hardware kits to the upcoming graduating class of K9s for Warriors to practice safety at home -- Located in Ponte Vedra, Florida, the newly opened K9s for Warriors expansive 17,000 sq. ft. headquarters and 9 acre Camp K9 offers veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability (PTSD) and shelter rescued canines to train together to assist with readapting to life back home....
DHF's Gate Safety Week Emphasizes Importance Of Gate Maintenance After A Man Is Killed By Unsafe Gate
Source Security - Oct 14, 2016
On the eve of Gate Safety Week—a campaign drawing public attention to unsafe gates—a company was fined half a million pounds after a man was killed by a gate in Wales....
Research and Markets - Global Fencing Equipment Market CAGR Growth of 1.56% by 2020 - Trends, Technologies & Opportunities Report 2016-2020 - Vendors: Victory Fencing Gear, Blade Fencing Equipmen
PRNewswire  - Oct 14, 2016
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Fencing Equipment Market 2016-2020" report to their offering. The global fencing equipment market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 1.56% during the period 2016-2020. .....
InventHelp® Client Prevents Dogs From Escaping Via Holes Under Fences (BRK-1176)
PRWeb  - Oct 14, 2016
After seeing people get frustrated about their dogs digging holes under fences, some escaping through those holes, and some getting hit by vehicles, attacked by other dogs and missing, an inventor from Birmingham, Ala., decided to invent something to end this frustration, worry and pain. ....

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Building Products Featured in Southern Living Magazine's 2016 Custom Builder Program Showcase Home
PRNewswire  - Oct 12, 2016
AZEK Building Products®, the building industry's leading maker of technologically advanced and high performance building materials, will be featured in Southern Living Magazine's 2016 ....
Composite Decking and Railing Market Research Report Now Available at Research Corridor
PRNewswire  - Oct 12, 2016
Research Corridor has published a new research study titled “Composite Decking and Railing Market – Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 – 2022”. The Composite Decking and Railing market report studies current as well as future aspects of the Composite Decking and Railing Market....

Fence Contractors

Backstop upgrade made in honor of Murphy
The Daily Star - Oct 14, 2016
Oneonta Little League's minor league field will soon be a more fitting tribute to its namesake, local officials said Wednesday. The “Richard Murphy Field” at the Swart-Wilcox Property in Oneonta will have a shiny new backstop, which was gifted to the league by Oneonta Fence Company owner Steve Hiscox. ....

Local Government Issues

Union Parish Police Jury demands fence taken down on Loutre Road
KNOE 8 Newsnbsp;- Oct 13, 2016
UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A special meeting of the Union Parish Police Jury ends in outbursts from the public, all over whether part of road, leading to Bayou DeLoutre, should be public.. ....
Installation of wildlife fencing considered a ‘first step’
VOCM - Oct 14, 2016
A rash of moose-vehicle accidents yesterday has led to a renewed call for fencing along certain sections of highway. There were five such accidents on the Avalon Peninsula over an 80-minute period yesterday morning, and seven in total that morning.....
Installation of wildlife fencing considered a ‘first step’
Park Record - Oct 14, 2016
Members of the Summit County nonprofit organization Save People Save Wildlife contend that any step toward reducing the number of wildlife and vehicle collisions is “a good step.” .....


Community Issues

Tampa approves fence around new JCC despite opposition
KOTA-TV - Oct 11, 2016
RAPID CITY, S.D. ( KOTA TV ) Tuesday at the Rapid City Public Works meeting, one of the items involved a six foot chain link fence behind Time Square Plaza. There is a worn foot path from the park to the back of Prairie Market and the Time Square Plaza.....
What's happened with all those fencing disputes from around the country? - Oct 11, 2016
The quarter-acre plot is a key part of the Kiwi dream - but boy can it go wrong. Disputes over boundaries, the neighbour's overhanging tree - or literally being fenced off - are only some of the ways in which the dream can rupture. ....
Dangerous’ barbed wire fence is put up on Chichester coastline - Oct 11, 2016
Barbed wire placed along the side of a public footpath is being investigated by the council after dog walkers raised concerns that it was a risk to public safety.....


Fencing adds character to the buildings it encloses
Canora Courier - Oct 12, 2016
Fencing is the word describing the erection of a fence on our property, no foiling (pun intended)! Marion has been busy adding a nice white fence to the front portion of our yard, which matches the rest of the fence at both sides and the back. Her brother-in-law from Prince George helped pound some posts into the ground,....

Fencing and Animal -- Wildlife

USDA Installs Wolf-Proof Fencing To Protect Livestock
Wyoming Public Media  - Oct 14, 2016
In the last couple years, wolves have killed record numbers of livestock in northwestern Wyoming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now stepping in to protect calves with special fencing on a ranch near Jackson.....
Fences can’t keep opossums, skunks out
Fox-News  - Oct 14, 2016
DEAR JOAN: We have a chain link fence in the back of our property and a 6-foot wooden fence that separates the back from the front, and yet skunks and opossums somehow are getting into our yard.....
Hungary's anti-migrant fence disrupts wildlife habitats
The Mercury News - Oct 14, 2016
DUBOSEVICA, Croatia – Hungary's razor-wire border fence aims to keep refugees from entering the country — but it's also blocking the natural migratory patterns of thousands of deer and other wild animals......


International Borders

Border Fences: Costlier Than The Problem?
Forbes  - Oct 17, 2016
Economists are fond of saying that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. It should also go without saying that there’s no such thing as a free border fence...
RAISING BARRIERS -- A New Age of Walls · Episode 1
Washington Post  - Oct 12, 2016
A generation ago, globalization shrank the world. Nations linked by trade and technology began to erase old boundaries. But now barriers are rising again, driven by waves of migration, spillover from wars and the growing threat of terrorism....
Hungary Works To Strengthen Anti-Migrant Fence On Serbian Border  - Oct 14, 2016
Hungary was one of the first countries to fortify its border during last year's mass migration into Europe. It deployed the army to help police the border and to build a controversial razor wire fence to keep out asylum seekers.

Weird News

Pumpkins Go Ballistic at New Hampshire Racetrack
ABC News - Oct 16, 2016
Pumpkins were going ballistic at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. Teams from as far away as Virginia came to the race track to use trebuchets, catapults and air guns to launch the fall fruit, some of which made a gourd-geous arc across the New Hampshire sky....

Classified Ads


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