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Industry News

BD Loops is celebrating 3 major milestones this October
Press Release - Sep 19, 2016
Since 2001, BD Loops has grown tremendously from a small father and son operation to the largest supplier of preformed loops to the door and gate industries. When BD Loops opened its doors in 2001 they offered 15 standard sizes of direct burial loops, and custom sized loops that would ship the same day....
Duralock set to celebrate 25th birthday
Pitchcare  - Sep 19, 2016
In a quarter of a century the company has grown from just one man working from his shed to the slick Worldwide operation that it is today. Duralock now provides fencing to some of the most exclusive and renowned racecourses, equestrian and sporting establishments in over forty countries across the globe......
New ActiveYards® Showroom Opens in Melbourne, Florida
Marketwired (press release) - Sep 19, 2016
CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - September 19, 2016) - A Florida-based ActiveYards® dealer, Superior Fence and Rail, has opened a brand new showroom in Melbourne, FL. Owned by franchisee Todd Paroline, the new location at 2778 N Harbor City Blvd will service business and retail customers in the surrounding area with ActiveYards vinyl and aluminum fencing.....
Gate Fence Accidents in Los Angeles
National Law Review - Sep 17, 2016
As a gate and fence accident attorney in Los Angeles, I have seen many unfortunate cases of bodily injury and even death caused by defective or damaged barricade entryways. This is problem that is especially acute in urban areas where there are a lot of residential and commercial properties surrounded by fencing and with gates that are intended to open and shut automatically or even damaged fences that a prone to fall....

Decking Industry News

MoistureShield Composite Decking Launches Contractor Review Sweepstakes
Benzinga - Press Release - Sep 19, 2016
Springdale, Arkansas (PRWEB) September 19, 2016 MoistureShield's #SayYesToTheDeck promotion created buzz among homeowners and contractors on various social media channels in recent months. The three-part campaign began this summer with instant win and "Pin It to Win It" sweepstakes, a....
Global Timber Decking Market 2016-2020 - CAGR of 4.63%
PRNewswire - Press Release - Sep 13, 2016
Decking is defined as a flat or profiled (anti-slip) timber surface designed as a structure to be deployed for outdoor use. Decking finds applications in the residential and non-residential sectors. Different types of woods are used for different applications. For instance, treated lumber ....

Fence Contractors

Former USC football players get edge in business but must perform
The State - Sep 15, 2016
Brewer, who owns Ryan Brewer Enterprises, provides fence work in the region, employing about 30 people and sending out six trucks a day. Brewer didn’t come into the business as a rookie. After playing football in Europe for a year, Brewer started selling fencing, railing and columns in Columbia that were manufactured by his grandfather in Ohio...
Exterior Fence Builders, Inc. listed in Gwinnett’s “Top 10”
Gwinnett Citizen - Sep 15, 2016
Since 1988, Exterior Fence Builders, Inc. has served homeowners and businesses throughout northeast Georgia. Profiled as one of the "Top 10 fence contractors in Gwinnett County,” Franklin Selvage takes great pride in the success of his family-owned company....

Local Government Issues

Gold Post Marks Barrier’s Completion
Mountain News - Sep 13, 2016
It was a momentous occasion: The last post of the Highway 18 median project was installed Sept. 8 to finish construction of the guardrail dividing the uphill and downhill lanes of SR-18. Despite the far-reaching significance of joining together the final sections of the nine-mile thrie beam guardrail, the event was modest and solemn....
City of Orlando to install new fence around Pulse
Orlando Sentinel - Sep 13, 2016
The e city of Orlando will erect a new fence around the Pulse nightclub site. The fence will have a commemorative screen wrap with local artwork....
Port Authority: GWB Anti-Suicide Fence At Least Three Years Away
Daily Voice - Sep 14, 2016
FORT LEE, N.J. -- It will be a little over three years before a suicide fence is built on the George Washington Bridge, despite efforts by local municipalities to get one sooner, authorities told Daily Voice.....
Park Service razes cemetery fence
Northwest Arkansas News - Sep 16, 2016
The National Park Service has removed a fence built ostensibly to keep elk out of Shaddox Cemetery. Since 2007, the fence had been at the center of a property rights battle between the federal government and the Shaddox family, which settled in Newton County before the Civil War and still uses the cemetery for burials.....
Terror fears see Oktoberfest fenced in for first time in its 200-year history
International Business Times - Sep 16, 2016
German police have ramped up security ahead of Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival following a series of terror attacks. For the first time in its 200 year history the festival will be fenced in, with twice as many security staff to patrol the festival, and an additional 100 police officers present, dpa reported..

Fortress

Community Issues

Activist removing barriers in Toronto, one fence at a time
Metro News - Sep 14, 2016
Dave Meslin disagrees with the old adage that “good fences make good neighbours.” “I think that’s based on a really cynical view of people’s ability to interact with one another,” the community activist says. “I think we all gain and learn when we interact with our neighbours, so to me, the best fence is no fence.”..
Eccentric aquarium fence around luxury mansion in Çesme attracts dozens
Daily Sabah - Sep 15, 2016
Are you in search of some quirky designs for your home's landscaping? A mansion in the coastal town of Çesme in the Aegean province of Izmir may be the perfect inspiration, with its huge aquarium surrounding the mansion. B..
Friendly Fences project connects community
Berea Mail - Sep 16, 2016
NEARLY two years after the Friendly Fences, community art project was launched, the fence at Glenwood’s Bulwer Park continues to bring the community together. The fence was the brainchild of Umcebo Design’s Dutch intern student Kelly Lemans, in November 2014 as part of her Community Development and Empowerment projects that sought to build community relationships...

Airports

Airport receives grant for perimeter fencing
Corpus Christi Caller-Time - Sep 14, 2016
The Corpus Christi International Airport was rewarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Wednesday, according to a news release from the office of Congressman Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi......

Railroads

Rail yard fencing in the works, says Terrace, B.C. mayor
Terrace Standard - Sep 13, 2016
The City of Terrace and CN are working on a plan to better fence off the rail yard in the middle of the city. Discussions between the two parties follow two incidents the end of August in which two people trespassing on the tracks were killed after being struck by trains........

Pool Safety

Make mandatory pool fencing retroactive, urges Royal Lifesaving Australia
Canberra Times  - Sep 15, 2016
The next ACT government should make mandatory swimming pool fencing retroactive, the head of Royal Lifesaving Australia has said. Two people drowned in the ACT in 2014-15, according to the Royal Lifesaving Australia's National Drowning Report launched on Thursday......

Merchants

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Texas border residents bristle at Donald Trump's talk of new wall
USA Today  - Sep 17, 2016
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Despite the 18-foot-tall iron security fence cutting through her family’s citrus farm, Bonnie Elbert still sees a relentless flow of undocumented immigrants and smugglers carrying trash bags full of drugs sneaking into this southern tip of the USA.....

International Borders

Hungary gears up to build new anti-migrant fence
New Jesey Herald  - Sep 15, 2016
ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — A new fence, electronic surveillance equipment and a paved road for police "border hunters" are all part of Hungary's continuing efforts to stop the flow of migrants and refugees from the Middle East, Asia and Africa at its southern borders.....
New border fence riles local officials
Views and News from Norway  - Sep 13, 2016
Criticism is building over the Norwegian government’s decision to build a new fence along the country’s border with Russia. A retired Norwegian border inspector calls the fence a “rude symbolic gesture” against Russia......
Serbia's Vucic Opposes Border Fences with Bulgaria, Macedonia
Novinite  - Sep 19, 2016
Serbia does not back the construction of border fences to stop migrants arriving from Bulgaria and Macedonia, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has said. The head of government, however, has told Serbian broadcaster RTS that his country has to react to the increased inflow.....

Weird News

Inn That Inspired Longfellow: Guests, Give Us Our Stuff Back
ABC News - Sep 19, 2016
A historic Massachusetts inn that inspired poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and was once owned by automotive pioneer Henry Ford wants its stuff back — no questions asked.....

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