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Industry News

Fence In A Bag Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Bring Product to the Masses
Medgadget  - Sep 1, 2016
Gold Medalist Inventor creates the first temporary fence that can be used anywhere Hamilton, Canada - August 30, 2016 - Gold medalist winner in the 2014 Inventors Expo in Pittsburgh, Derrick Wyss, launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $15,000 to release his latest invention – Fence In A Bag. After 4 patents and 2 prototypes,....
Fence Market 2016 - Ameristar, Master Halco, CertainTeed (Saint-Gobain), Merchants Metals, Universal Forest Products, Westech, Elite Aluminum
SBWire  - Sep 1, 2016
Sarasota, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/31/2016 -- Market Research Report on Fence Market 2016 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Fence worldwide. First of all, " Global Fence Market 2016 " report provides a basic overview of the Fence industry including definitions, classifications, applications and Fence industry chain structure....
100 jobs face the axe at Telford fencing firm as production moves to Poland  - Sep 2, 2016
Grange Fencing in Telford is entering a consultation with 110 members of staff – almost half of its 230-strong total workforce in the town – about closing its UK manufacturing operation by the end of the year...
Meet Ricardo Mercado, Delta Scientific’s New VP of Operations (Video)
American Security Today  - Aug 31, 2016
Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that Ricardo Mercado, a 12-year employee of the company has been named the company’s vice president – operations....
Houses share a common bond in the Colour City
Central Western Daily  - Aug 31, 2016
f there was a dubious title of Colorbond fence capital of the world, Orange would win it hands down. The stuff is still shooting up everywhere and it’s not the best look, either, in some places resembling jail walls....

Decking Industry News

Global Timber Decking Market Growth of 4.63% CAGR by 2020 - Analysis, Technologies & Forecast Report 2016-2020 - Key Vendors: Fiberon, TimberTech, Trex - Research and Markets
BusinessWire  - Sep 2, 2016
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Timber Decking Market 2016-2020" report to their offering. The global timber decking market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.63% during the period 2016-2020.....
New Urbanline fire rated decking meets compliance without compromising on looks
Architecture and Design  - Sep 2, 2016
Urbanline Architectural presents a new decking choice for bushfire-prone regions that meets compliance requirements with no compromise on the aesthetics......
US Wood-Plastic Composite & Plastic Lumber Market - decking to remain leading activity; Natural appearance drives growth in composite lumber
PRNewswire  - Sep 5, 2016
Demand for wood-plastic composite (WPC) and plastic lumber will be spurred by increasing consumer interest in more aesthetically pleasing materials. ..

Fence Contractors

Histories and mysteries of Goldendale businesses: Fence family feels their future is full
Goldendale Sentinel  - Aug 31, 2016
Wade and Krysta Olson are owners of the new family owned and operated business in Centerville, Olson Fencing LLC, that serves all of Washington and Oregon for residential and commercial fences. The family is not unfamiliar to the area, by any means, with Wade's long standing family history reaching back multiple generations in Centerville....
Vinyl fence company fails to deliver after taking deposits, say multiple customers
KUTV  - Aug 31, 2016
(KUTV) Carla Tuffin has a new fence in her Centerville yard but it's not the fence she originally contracted to have built. Back in February, she paid a company called Fence 4 U, Inc. a $1,200 deposit.....

Local Government Issues

Controversy Sparks over Fencing at Sherman Park
CBS-58 - Sep 4, 2016
There is something going on in Sherman Park right now that has neighbors confused. Milwaukee County's Executive ordered the fences around the park be taken down and the park be open until 10 PM instead of 6 PM......
Stonington Borough approves fence for controversial dog park
The Day - Sep 4, 2016
Stonington — The borough Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday approved, by a 3-2 vote, a controversial application by the town to install a 3-foot-11-inch fence at the Town Dock dog park......

Community Issues

The Crime-Fighting Fence and the Future
LA Downtown News - Sep 2, 2016
DTLA - Last week, Los Angeles Downtown News reported on one of the most unlikely crime-fighting tools ever to hit the community: a five-foot-high, black metal fence that in July went up around a small brick stoop outside the 7-Eleven at the southwest corner of Seventh and Olive streets....
Fence blocking a public Dundas alley has come down - Sep 2, 2016
It all started because Ross Callahan wanted a fence. Something simple and unassuming, bordering his Rondo back yard; just high enough to keep the dogs in. You know, just like the one of his neighbors had built years ago without asking anyone. So Callahan went to the city. Then the county. Then the city again.....
Byers Road boundary fence dispute rolls on, with property group refusing to budge
Community Newspaper Group - Aug 30, 2016
A DISPUTE over a boundary fence in Midland has escalated, with the property group responsible for the fiasco demanding the land be purchased from them – despite them not actually owning the land in the first place....
Dog park fence getting repairs six months after flood damage sustained
Longview News-Journal - Sep 2, 2016
Fencing at Longview's Stragent Dog Park is getting repaired six months after flooding uprooted part of the structure. Contractor JC Fence Co. of Longview began replacing and repairing the fence this week, Parks and Recreation Director Scott Caron said Friday. He expects repairs to be complete by the end of next week....

Home Owners Associations

Nampa HOA threatens to sue family over fence
KTVB - Sep 6, 2016
NAMPA - It's a battle over a fence that has gone on for months. Bekah and Eric Graves and their son Wyatt live in the Shalimar Terrace subdivision in Nampa. The couple wanted to build a fence to protect their dogs and son in their backyard, much like other families in their neighborhood. They counted more than 25 homes in their neighborhood that had fences.....


Federal proposal for airport fence moves forward
HDNews - Sep 2, 2016
A proposal for construction of a wildlife fence at Hays Regional Airport will move forward. City commissioners on Thursday will be asked to approve a work authorization for related design services.....


What Your Choice Of Fence Says About You
Huffington Post - Sep 6, 2016
Until a young couple moved in next-door, fences never featured in my thoughts. Our street had gardens that rolled down the hill, largely absent of boundaries. Apart from anything else, a stark divide would obstruct views of the long golden beach, the rolling waves and the seasonal sightings of whales.....
Fence Fundamentals For Your Home
Camrose Canadian - Sep 4, 2016
When we think of the key elements of a home, we tend to think about the kitchen or the bathroom. We may think about our yard and the landscaping that help us enjoy summers in the yard. However, we don’t often think about something that is quite important in a home—the fence.......

AG Fencing

Strategies To Control Wildlife On Your Farm
Growing Produce  - Sep 1, 2016, 2016
Mahalapye — Farmers are utilising the cluster fencing programme to their benefit, says Mahalapye Sub -council chairperson Mr Tassman Cebaninaging wildlife on your farm can be a challenge because of its somewhat unpredictable nature. Deer, wild turkey, geese,....


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Woman’s Electric Fence To Keep Coyotes Out Must Come Down  - Aug 31, 2016
SIMI VALLEY ( — Bronze coyote statues are a welcome sight at Coyote Hills Park in Simi Valley, but the real animals are anything but welcome down the street at Kathy Cook’s house.....
How a two-metre-high electric fence will help elephants and humans to live in harmony  - Aug 31, 2016
It does not seem like an activity that would draw a crowd. Flanked by the unblemished beauty of one of Gabon’s national parks, a fence post is being powered into the ground. Yet a joyous crowd has gathered to cheer each time the hammer strikes to push it deeper......
Local wildlife group happy with tool along U.S. 150  - Sep 5, 2016
VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Drive down U.S. 150 between Terre Haute and West Terre Haute and you’ve most likely seen the fencing meant to help protect turtles that call the Wabashiki Wetlands their home. Naturalist Amber Slaughterbeck says the Wabashiki Turtle Research and Rescue group is happy with this latest tool.....

USA/Mexico Boeder Fence

U.S. already spends billions on border fences, patrols
KGW  - Sep 1, 2016
As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump prepared to give a major address to bring clarity to the confusion surrounding his immigration proposals Wednesday night, one Trump position that has remained constant is his penchant for a "big, beautiful wall.....
What would Trump's wall mean for wildlife?
BBC  - Sep 1, 2016
Free movement between the US and Mexico - the hottest of topics in the 2016 US presidential campaign - is not just a human issue. What would the construction of a wall mean for animals that live near the border?.....

International Borders

Norway Builds High Wired Fence on Russia Border
The Nordic Page  - Sep 5, 2016
A 200-meter long and 3.5 meter high wire fence will be built at Storskog border station in Sør-Varanger, writes NRK. Police officer and border chief Stein Kristian Hansen said to NRK that it is a simple security fence, after the refugee influx from Russia last year....

Weird News

Funny Money: Inmates Called to Pick up Fake $100s by Road
ABC News - Sep 3, 2016
Some Mississippi inmates were picking peas in a garden when they got a call to clean up money scattered along a roadside. It seemed too good to be true — and it was.....

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