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Industry News

Learn “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” at Multi Sales this November!
Press Release - Oct 25, 2016
BD Loops popular “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” Seminar is coming to Multi Sales California Locations! MultiSales is hosting a free seminar presented by Brian Dickson of BD Loops. This seminar counts towards the CEU’s required to obtain or hold certification with the IDEA.....
Fencing Forecast to Climb
Building-Products - Oct 24, 2016
(Oct. 24, 2016) Growth in fencing will be driven by rising construction expenditures and a move to higher value materials like ornamental metal, plastic and composites, according to a new study by Freedonia Group..
Delta Scientific holding vehicle access equipment demonstrations in Birmingham, Ala
SecurityInfowatch - Oct 20, 2016
Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that government officials and security professionals in the Birmingham, Al. area can see demonstrations of Delta's wide line of anti-terrorism vehicle barriers, ....
Gallagher takes top prize two years running at ASIAL Awards
GlobeNewsWire - Oct 21, 2016
MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gallagher has again received international recognition at the annual Australian Security Industry Association (ASIAL) Awards in Sydney last night.....
Turnstile technology opening new doors
New Hampshire Union Leader - Oct 23, 2016
LACONIA - A modest start might be too kind a way to describe Steve Caroselli's first months with his turnstile business. He set up shop in his father-in law's garage "with a desk my wife found on the side of the street," Caroselli recalled this month......

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Re-announces to Consumers the Replacement Program for Defective Decking Manufactured between 2002 and 2007 for Sale in the Western United States
MarketWired - Oct 19, 2016
Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX), the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, has previously announced that a small percentage of decking boards manufactured at its Fernley, Nevada plant between 2002 and 2007 exhibit surface flaking due to a manufacturing problem.....

Fence Contractors

Cash crunch: When customers pay late, businesses juggle
Charleston Post Courier - Oct 24, 2016
Logan McNeil, who co-owns a fencing company in Fredericksburg, Va., has found in the past year she must make more phone calls to non-paying customers. Some ask her to accept less than the balance due. Or when they send a check, they shave a little off what they owe, such as paying $5,000 instead of $5,200. ....

Local Government Issues

Athens Historic Preservation Commission approves fence as security measure for Milledge Avenue home
KNOE 8 Newsnbsp;- Oct 13, 2016
Following a particularly dramatic presentation from a local landscape architect, Athens-Clarke County Historic Preservation Commission members voted unanimously Wednesday to allow a Milledge Avenue homeowner to install a steel fence and stucco....
Cape Kiwanda report calls for new fence
KGW  - Oct 24, 2016
PACIFIC CITY — A state task force thinks that letting Oregonians get a little closer to danger might keep them safer in the long run at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. The idea is straightforward: Move an often ignored fence closer to the cape's perilous sandstone cliffs. The improved views, they hope, will inspire visitors to stay behind the fence and not go into the most dangerous areas....
Hamilton trustee ‘torn’ over school sports field fencing challenge
Hamilton News  - Oct 24, 2016
In an effort to keep out vandals and pooping dogs, all Hamilton public high school sports fields will be fenced off from the public once upgraded as part of a five-year revitalization plan.....
Hall owners told to remove fence from public footpath
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press  - Oct 22, 2016
The owners of a Tudor mansion have been forced to remove a fence from their driveway because it forms part of a public footpath. The 20ft-long wooden fence and gate was erected at the entrance to 16th-century Hautbois Hall near Coltishall......
NVUSD begins installing security features at all schools
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press  - Oct 22, 2016
Napa Junction Elementary School has been selected to spearhead the Napa Valley Unified School District’s plan to make all of its schools more secure by keeping intruders off campuses.....


Community Issues

Tampa approves fence around new JCC despite opposition
BlackHillsFox-TV - Oct 22, 2016
Volunteers were spending their day helping ranchers affected by the Cottonwood Fire that sparked up last Sunday near Wall. John Neumann, Ranch Owner says, "It's getting a lot better than when it started, it was just chaos and then devastating and then heartbreaking, ...
Ł600 community garden fence stolen
ITV - Oct 24, 2016
Police are appealing for information after a fence was stolen from a community garden in Gateshead. Thieves stole a fence and bird box from the Silverline Memories community garden at Blackhill Crescent. It happened between October 13 and October 15 ...


'I'm angry': Neighbours' years-long feud leads to criminal charges
CTV - Oct 19, 2016
Some neighbours’ nasty, years-long dispute over a fence has gone so far, police are involved and the homeowners face mischief and assault charges. Sonja and Howard Jackson, and Cal and Evelyn Johnston, next-door neighbours in a residential area of the Alberta city of Airdrie, near Calgary, have been feuding ever since the fence went up six years ago. ...

AG Fencing

Nova Scotia politicians debate scrapping roaming livestock act
CBC - Oct 19, 2016
Nova Scotia's first lawmakers were sticklers for orderly behaviour, in both humans and animals. In fact, one of the first acts of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1758 was to pass an order preventing unruly behaviour by free-roaming livestock....

Fencing and Animal -- Pets

Guy Builds A Fence Window So His Dogs Can Visit With Their Friend Next Door
The Dodo  - Oct 19, 2016
Fences, by design, aren't the most socially friendly constructions, in that they're usually meant to keep people and things apart. But this creative pet owner found a way around that, all for the sake of his dogs and their friend next door.....

Fencing and Animal -- Wildlife

New 5-mile cat-proof fence protects endangered Hawaiian birds on Mauna Loa
KHON-2  - Oct 24, 2016
Work is complete on what could be the largest cat-proof fence — five miles in length — in the United States. The fence in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is designed to protect the federally endangered ‘ua‘u, or Hawaiian petrel, from the birds’ primary threat: feral cats.......
Anti-elk fences to go up soon
Idaho Mountain Express  - Oct 21, 2016
Responding to a discussion by the Blaine County commissioners, some south-county farmers are starting to install fences to keep elk from eating their stacked hay. The county commissioners declared Tuesday that early work on the projects would not sway their decision over whether to help fund those fences. A vote on that subject is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1......
BLM horses will be expensive, hard on fences
Tri-State Livestock News  - Oct 21, 2016
We are a group of landowners and neighbors bordering the Wanless Ranch in Butte and Meade County, SD which is under and environmental assessment from the BLM as a relocation site for one thousand twenty-two head of horses. WE are opposed ot this plan and are asking you to get involved in this matter......
$3.2-million Highway 400 fencing at MacTier to protect animals, drivers - Oct 21, 2016
MACTIER – New fencing is up along Highway 400 to stop wildlife from crossing the road. Assessing the highway’s impact on New fencing runs south for 9.5 kilometres from Healey Lake Road, north of MacTier, to 2.9 kilometres north of Muskoka Road 12 in Georgian Bay Township......


Options for finding the right fencing fit
Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News - Oct 19, 2016
FALLBROOK – Homeowners choose to erect fences on their properties for various reasons. Parents may find fences provide peace of mind during those times when their youngsters are playing in the yard, while other homeowners prefer fences for the privacy they can provide....

Pool Safety

New pool fencing law passed
Scoop  - Oct 20, 2016
Parliament has today passed improved laws to better protect children from drowning in swimming pools while also making the requirements more practical and enforceable, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Arizona Ranchers See A Lot To Like In Trump's Border Plan - Here & Now - Oct 20, 2016
Ranchers who live near the border fence in southern Arizona have to deal with Mexican drug smugglers and migrants cutting illegally through their property. One of those ranchers is John Ladd....
What it would mean to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall
Texas Tribune - Oct 18, 2016
A journey from San Diego to Brownsville offers an up-close view into what it would actually take to complete Donald Trump's proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border ....
Border Patrol Union and residents weigh in on Trump's proposed wall
WCNC - Oct 20, 2016
BROWNSVILLE, TX – A border wall has been one of Donald Trump’s biggest promises during his presidential campaign and a topic that was discussed during the final debate. It's a proposal that would directly impact the people living along the border. ....

International Borders

Slovenia Constructs Fence on Two Major Border Crossings with Croatia
Total-Croatia-News - Oct 22, 2016
Migrants are nowhere to be seen, but Slovenia keeps building a fence on its border with Croatia. On the largest border crossing with Croatia, Bregana-Obrežje, Slovenia has started installing metal fencing, and yesterday it did the same on the other major border crossing Macelj-Gruškovje.e...


Weird News

Beer Run! Self-Driving Truck Goes 120-Plus Miles on Delivery
ABC News - Oct 25, 2016
Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado.....

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