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Industry News

UltraLox™ to Launch New Interlocking Machine at the Deck Expo
PRWeb (Press Release) - Sep 29, 2016
Headquartered in Eagan, MN, UltraLox™ will be launching the WIM 8 UltraLox Interlocking™ machine at the Deck Expo October 5-7, 2016 - Baltimore, MD - Booth #2003. The Ultralox™ LOX8 machine has a very small footprint and along with a single 8’ pallet rack of product, which will convert to 3,500 lineal feet of finished railing, ..
ActiveYards® Debuts National TV Commercial
MarketWired (Press Release) - Sep 29, 2016
ActiveYards® has debuted their first national broadcast television commercial, featuring their recently introduced line of Fusion™ Series privacy fencing. The Frame Your Life commercial highlights the Fusion Sequoia product in a tug-at-your-heartstrings view of life changing moments that happen ...
HESCO - Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Barriers, Protecting Pipelines and Personnel
Hydrocarbons Technology - Sep 29, 2016
HESCO® barriers are proven to protect and certified by the world's leading authorities in blast mitigation and the effects of projectile impact. Tested against a variety of weapons systems and Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices, HESCO units are the best ground-mounted, high-security, defense solution for protection against a wide range of threats...
DuraLife™ Unveils Rockport™ Extruded PVC Railing System
Benzinga (Press Release) - Sep 29, 2016
Biddeford, ME, September 28, 2016 --( DuraLife™, a leading manufacturer of durable decking & railings, has unveiled its new Rockport™ extruded PVC railing system designed to deliver clean, elegant appearances that meet the structural building code requirements for both residential and commercial applications...
The Freedonia Group: US Demand for Fencing to Reach 880 Million Linear Feet
PRNewsiwire (Press Release) - Sep 29, 2016
Demand for fencing in the US is forecast to increase 2.6 percent per year through 2020 to 880 million linear feet, valued at $7.5 billion, Growth will be driven by rising building construction expenditures...
Superior Concrete Products Offers Precast Concrete Fence for Residential and Commercial Properties
SBwire (Press Release) - Sep 29, 2016
Euless, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/29/2016 -- A premier, full-service manufacturing and construction company, Superior Concrete Products, offers precast concrete fence for both, residential as well as commercial properties...

Decking Industry News

TAMKO Launches New Logo For Envision Composite Decking Line
PRWeb (Press Release) - Sep 29, 2016
New logo is a prelude to growth for the Envision line, the latest improvement in TAMKO's renewed composite decking focus ..
US Wood & Competitive Decking Market
PRNewswire (Press Release) - Sep 28, 2016
Wood & Competitive Decking analyzes the US wood and competitive decking market. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) as well as forecasts (2020, 2025) by product (wood, wood-plastic, plastic & other), market (residential building, nonresidential building, nonbuilding) and region of the US. ..

Fence Contractors

Good fences make good neighbours and happy homeowners - Sep 30, 2016
"Give me land, lots of land under starry skies above. Don’t fence me in," Bing Crosby famously sang many years ago. But with today’s homeowners valuing concealment, safety and curb appeal, the song apparently falls on deaf ears. Nowhere is this clearer than in the popularity of residential fences....

Local Government Issues

McAllen ISD considers additional fencing to secure high school campuses
The Monitor - Sep 27, 2016
McALLEN — McAllen school district officials are weighing the possibility of making its three comprehensive high schools completely closed campuses by adding fencing all around the schools.) ....
Supervisors skeptical of fencing solution at store
Sanbenito County Today - Sep 29, 2016
County supervisors this week discussed the possibility of putting a fence around a property adjacent to Garden Mart, a local nursery in downtown Hollister, to help combat trespassing and loitering issues related to the homeless population. Groups of homeless people congregate around the Garden Mart ....


Community Issues

A possible fence at Paisley Park has some Prince fans worried
Minnesota Public Radio - Sep 30, 2016
Some diehard Prince fans say they're concerned that the opening of Paisley Park as a museum next week could cut them off from a beloved connection with the pop icon. ..
2 fences in downtown Gainesville showcase state artists' pieces
Gainesville Times - Sep 29, 2016
Chain-linked fences, wrought-iron fences and maybe even white-pickett fences are intended to separate yards or keep certain people and pets in or out of a specific area. But recently fences are transforming into a new use: a canvas-like structure to display art in a public area...
ONDA volunteers pull Malheur Refuge barbed-wire fencing
Gainesville Times - Sep 29, 2016
BURNS, Ore. - Fifteen Oregon Natural Desert Association volunteers pulled roughly 1.5 miles of obsolete barbed wire fence over three days at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon...

Fencing and Animal -- Pets

TOP #5: How to Keep Dogs Safe Using Pet Fences With Martin Havrilla
TopDogTips (Press Release) - Sep 29, 2016
or our fifth Theory of Pets podcast episode I’m bringing you an expert on pet fences to discuss yet another important part of dog ownership: keeping our dogs safe when they’re outside and how can we do it easily, effectively and for cheap. ..
New Study Shows No Negative Effects of Electronic Containment Systems for Cats
PRWeb  - Oct 3, 2016
Research study conducted by the University of Lincoln and Feline Friends in the United Kingdom confirms that the use of electronic boundary fences on cats do not impair the quality of their life...

Fencing and Animal -- Wildlife

Photos: Bull moose tangle on opposite sides of a fence
Alaska Dispatch News  - Sep 28, 2016
A pair of bull moose battled each other from opposite sides of a chain-link fence along Raspberry Road, near the entrance to Kincaid Park, on Sunday. The "outside" bull ended up getting tangled up in the fence's barbed wire and had to be tranquilized by biologists later to have it removed....
A fence meant to deter refugees is threatening one of Europe’s rarest mammals
UPI  - Sep 28, 2016
Saving a species from extinction can be difficult work, especially when they are literally under our feet. Last week, Hungarian conservationists determined to save the Vojvodina blind mole rat didn’t have many choices....
Crews use hydraulic device to rescue deer from metal fence
UPI  - Sep 28, 2016
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Authorities in Pittsburgh used a hydraulic jack on a metal fence to free a deer that somehow trapped itself between the bars. Pittsburgh police said officers responded along with Animal Care and Control officers and a Public Works crew....
ABC-7  - Sep 29, 2016
A mother koala rushed in to help its baby joey after it got caught on a wire fence. Video of the koala rescue was captured by Nick in Burnside, South Australia. Nick had considered rescuing the cub but noticed that its parent was already on its way....


International Borders

Fencing on Russian-Norwegian border to be suspended due to construction fault
Construction.RU  - Sep 27, 2016
Fencing on the border between Russia and Norway, which is being built at the initiative of the Norwegian government, might be suspended. Due to the builders’ fault, it is being erected too close to the boundary line....
Government Clears Smart Fence Along Pakistan Border To Stop Infiltration Of Terrorists
India Times  - Sep 27, 2016
Headed by former Union home secretary Madhukar Gupta, the committee was set up by the ministry of home affairs in April 2016 in the wake of the Pathankot attack three months earlier. ...

Weird News

Massachusetts Man Founds Political Pizza Party
ABC News - Oct 4, 2016
Josh Freeman is searching for his slice of the Massachusetts electorate. The 42-year-old Raynham man is the founder of the Pizza Party, a political designation officially recognized by state election officials. .....

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