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Industry News

AMICO Security Launches — The Vanguard Perimeter System
Press Release  - Sep 7, 2016
Birmingham, AL (September 7, 2016) — AMICO Security, producer of high security perimeter systems for over 20 years, launches Vanguard—one of the most innovative new products on the market today.....
Electric Guard Dog Acquires Perimeter Security Systems
Security Sales & Integration - Sep 7, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Electric Guard Dog, a provider of electric security fences and perimeter security, has acquired the assets of Southeastern regional electric security fencing provider Perimeter Security Systems from WSB & Co. No financial terms were disclosed....
Swing Gate Operator Market – Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Shares, Size, Trends and Forecast 2016
Newsmaker - Sep 10, 2016
The Swing Gate Operator Market sales research report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Swing Gate Operator Industry....
Grange Fencing to cease UK manufacturing
Timber Trades Journal- - Sep 7, 2016
Large UK timber fencing manufacturer Grange Fencing is looking to shut its remaining factory and import product instead from its Polish parent company Stelmet SA. The company has confirmed it is commencing staff consultations regarding closing the Telford plant by the end of the year with the loss of 110 jobs....

Decking Industry News

Archadeck of Chicagoland Receives Archadeck Outdoor Living's Design Excellence Award in the Deck Category
Yahoo Finance - Sep 8, 2016
Archadeck Outdoor Living recently announced that the Archadeck of Chicagoland location serving the Chicagoland suburbs with offices in Palatine and Naperville, was awarded the brand's Design Excellence award in the Deck category. The contest recognizes design excellence in several project categories among its franchise locations...
Deck makers tout material advances in quest for more market share
Plastics News - Sep 12, 2016
Capped composite decks are hot, gaining about 70 percent of the synthetic market segment while chipping away at sales of wooden decks, which dominate the overall market with an 84 percent share...

Local Government Issues

Memorial park fence to be restored
Great Bend Tribune - Sep 12, 2016
Barton County commissioners Monday morning knew the ornate north and south fences at Golden Belt Memorial Park had to be restored. They were just frustrated that the restoration had to come only a few years after the wrought-iron fencing had been installed...
Rome divided over proposal to build fence around the Spanish Steps to block "barbarian" tourists - Sep 9, 2016
They have been firmly on the tourist map ever since Gregory Peck engineered a meeting with Audrey Hepburn in the romantic comedy Roman Holiday, but there are now calls to reduce access to the Spanish Steps in Rome following a year-long restoration....
Purple Pro's - Sep 7, 2016
Information about 'purple paint' trespass warning laws in some states is often shared under misleading titles. CLAIM: Purple paint on a fence post indicates that you are in danger and should leave the area immediately.....


Community Issues

"Love Locks" fence's replacement will discourage padlocks
Daily Progress - Sep 9, 2016
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A sagging fence in Portland adorned with locks intended as expressions of love is going to be replaced by a new fence that will double as a piece of public art....
Local business installs fencing at Light House Mission Thrift Store to prevent dumping
Daily Progress - Sep 9, 2016
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A local business hopes a new fence will stop people from dumping unwanted items. On Friday, crews from Quality Fence donated their time and installed a fence at the Light House Mission Thrift Store located on Lafayette Avenue.....
Shedding some light on the 'fence of death'
Otago Daily Times - Sep 9, 2016
ODT Online readers have shed some light on the origins of a slighly macabre find in Central Otago yesterday. Photographer Stephen Jaquiery came across a fence hung with more than 100 pigskins of varying ages on Middlemarch-Macraes Road.....


Schenectady airport receives funding for wildlife fence
Daily Gazette - Sep 12, 2016
SSCHENECTADY — The Schenectady County Airport will receive more than $400,000 in federal funding to install a wildlife perimeter fence.....
San Jose airport completes new fencing to keep trespassers out
San Jose Mercury News - Sep 7, 2016
SAN JOSE — Two years after a teenager hopped the airport’s perimeter fence and sneaked into the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound jet, Mineta San Jose International has finished installing higher fencing topped with barbed wire and could soon install more security cameras....
City approves contract for airport fence design
Hays Daily News - Sep 7, 2016
Hays city commissioners indicated they still are not pleased with the price tag but are moving forward with a wildlife fence at Hays Regional Airport in order to secure future federal funding....

AG Fencing

Sheep fencing case could have big implications for hundreds of Donegal farmers
Donegal Now - Sep 8, 2016
The outcome of a planning dispute in Donegal regarding proposals to erect sheep wire fencing in a highly scenic location that has special EU environmental protection status could have implications for many parts of Ireland......
Federal Agriculture Department staff assessing value for money results for cluster fence funding
Queensland Country Life - Sep 12, 2016
Several staff from the Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) travelled to the Remote Area Planning and Development Board region last week to look into whether triple bottom line benefits are being delivered by federal government funding to build cluster fences.....


Fences and Animals - Pets

Here are some ways to foil escape-artist dogs
Statesman Journal - Sep 12, 2016
How dogs escape Some dogs jump fences, but most climb them, using some part of the fence to push off from. A dog may also dig under the fence, chew through the fence, learn to open a gate or use any combination of these methods to get out of the yard....
Electronic Fences For Cats Are Safe
Science 2.0  - Sep 9, 2016
A study by animal welfare specialists has provided new evidence that using electronic containment systems to restrict where pet cats venture does not result in long-term wellbeing problems......

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Hunter Koala Preservation Society gives advice on fences
Port Stephens Examiner  - Sep 13, 2016
KOALAS can climb many objects but fences of the sheet metal variety - the type that come in many different colours - are not among them. “The worst thing that has happened in Lemon Tree Passage is Colorbond fences,” Hunter Koala Preservation Society past vice president Wayne Black said.....
Utah Department of Transportation agrees to install wildlife fencing along Interstate 80
The Park Record  - Sep 9, 2016
Several Summit County residents recently proved that a voice can be given to the voiceless. The pressure that members of Save People Save Wildlife, a Summit County nonprofit organization, has placed on the Utah Department of Transportation over the last several months to install wildlife fencing along Interstate 80 appears to have paid off.....
Feral-proof fence and fire management helps protect mammals in remote Arnhem Land wildlife sanctuary  - Sep 7, 2016
Deep in central Arnhem Land, ecologists have just wrapped up weeks of early mornings and long days trapping, identifying and releasing wildlife. The survey work is part of the annual science program at the Australian Wildlife Conservancy's (AWC) Wongalara Sanctuary.....

International Borders

Calais migrants: Work to start on UK-funded wall
BBC  - Sep 7, 2016
Dubbed the "Great Wall of Calais" by some media, the 4m (13ft) wall will run for 1km (0.6 miles) along both sides of the main road to Calais port. Road hauliers called the wall a "poor use" of public money.....
Norway sets to building of steel rod fence on border with Russia
Construction.RU reports. The construction work is carried out in the area of Sturskug-Borisoglebsky checkpoint.....

Weird News

A Literal Shotgun Wedding: Couple Weds at Shooting Club
ABC News - Sep 12, 2016
A New York couple has taken the idea of a shotgun wedding literally: They married at a shooting club five years to the day after they first met at a trap-shooting competition......

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