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Industry News

Corinthian Capital Group, LLC acquires Eastern Wholesale Fence Co., Inc
Press Release - Apr 5 2017
Medford, NY – We are very excited to announce that a newly formed holding company managed by Corinthian Capital Group, LLC has acquired Eastern Wholesale Fence Co., Inc.ems, has received new U.S. Patent award #9,607,512, Logical Controls for Vehicle Barriers and Bollards with Performance Data Collection. ..
New Patent for High Security Logical Controls Vehicle Barriers (Video)
American Security Today - Apr 5 2017
CINCH systems, has received new U.S. Patent award #9,607,512, Logical Controls for Vehicle Barriers and Bollards with Performance Data Collection. ..
Fencing industry warns of dire times
3AW - Australia - Apr 4, 2017
Fencing could be a dying trade, with the industry warning of a shortage of workers. There's plenty of demand, but not enough employees to take up the task, David Bone from Progressive Fencing told Ross and John. ..
Talk Back - Fencing -- Hiring
Talk Back Fencing - Blog - Apr 11, 2017
Above there is story from an Australian Radio station, Fencing industry warns of dire times. The big problem is lack of workers. ..
Vancouver Fence Manufacturer Revolutionizing Security
WireService - Apr 6, 2017
A little company in North Vancouver is gearing up to take on major international players in the fence business. For the first time, Canadians will have the option of buying their security fencing products from a local company, rather than importing them from the US, Europe or elsewhere.. ..
Superior Concrete Products Offers Precast Concrete Fence for Enhancing Decor of Residential and Commercial Spaces
SBWire - Apr 4, 2017
Based in Texas, Superior Concrete Products offers precast concrete fence that help homeowners add curb appeal to their residential and commercial properties. The fences are built with advanced technology fulfilling the superior quality standards and are available in horizontal and vertical. ..
Nasatka Security Sees Spike in Barriers with Increase in Vehicle Attacks
PRNewswire - Apr 5, 2017
LAS VEGAS, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At the ISC West Show today, Nasatka Security's CEO John Scolaro said the 42-year-old perimeter security solutions provider is seeing the highest interest in perimeter security barrier systems since post 9/11.. ..

Fence Contractors

Austintown Fence celebrates 50 years
Vindy - Apr 9, 2017
Owners Ernie and Paulette Yocum marking 50 years of success in business, marriage - Ernie Yocum says he didn’t know much when he came to the Youngstown area from Milton, Ky., when he was a teenager. - See more at:

Local Government Issues

Jury rules against City of Dothan in $55,000 fence dispute
Dothan Eagle - Apr 7, 2017
An ambiguous definition of the term “powder coated fence” appears to have cost the City of Dothan more than $55,000.. ..
SLC council criticizes plan to build fence between Gateway, homeless shelter
KUTV - Apr 4, 2017
(KUTV) The Salt Lake City Council is asking the mayor and the Utah Transit Authority to put the brakes on a plan to close a crosswalk and build a fence between The Gateway mall and the homeless shelter. ..


Community Issues

Roadside attraction: Horses escape their fence
Journal Now  - Apr 3, 2017
Winston-Salem police officers stop traffic on Ardmore Road next to Ralee Drive Friday night after two horses escaped from their fence on Ralee Drive . ..
Fence to curb partying at Townehouse in Amherst gets mixed reaction
Amherst Bulletin  - Apr 4, 2017
AMHERST — A new 7-foot-tall fence recently erected at an apartment complex well-known among college students as a place to party is drawing mixed reactions from community members and University of Massachusetts Amherst students.. . ..
Volunteers raising funds to repair fence at Bay City's oldest cemetery
MLive  - Apr 5, 2017
BAY CITY, MI -- Volunteers had ambitious plans to continue repairing tombstones and keeping maintenance up at Bay City's historic Pine Ridge Cemetery where Civil War veterans and the city's earliest founders are buried. . ..

AG Fencing

Ruth Correll: Fencing on the farm
Lebanon Democrat - Apr 5, 2017
One of the most expensive infrastructure investments for either small- or large-scale livestock operations is fencing. In fact, one of the most limiting factors for putting new ground into livestock production is the cost of perimeter fencing. .. ..
How to create a fencing plan
Farm and Dairy - Apr 5, 2017
Fencing is a costly investment, but an important one for farmers with livestock. Planning is key to making sure fencing is installed properly and getting the most out of the investment.... ..
Local Farm Bureau, Farmers Co-op and NETBIO Send Fencing Materials to Panhandle
KSST Radio - Apr 4, 2017
Wildfires burned across the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado in early March, destroying homes, barns, fences, livestock, and tragically, several lives were lost. The fires charred more than 520,000 acres of land in the Panhandle and killed thousands of head of livestock... ..
Farmer facebooks to find fencing friends
Warwick Daily News  - Apr 6, 2017
AFTER days of battling through his own flood clean-up, a tired Warwick farmer has turned to social media to find a helping hand or two. Bill Lester, who runs a dairy farm at Glengallan, near the Eight Mile, said his daughter Susan had put a call out on Facebook on Tuesday night to find some willing helpers... ..
From home cooks to fences and feedlots, omnibus ag policy bill passes House
Voice Of Alexandria  - Apr 6, 2017
(St. Paul, MN) The financial threshold farmers must meet to participate in the state’s debt mediation program may increase for the first time in more than 30 years after the House passed the omnibus agriculture policy bill 109-25 Wednesday... ..

Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

Study shows fences prevent road kill
RCI Net - Apr 4, 2017
“Hundreds of millions of animals are killed every year by road traffic,” says a news release from Concordia University in Montreal. Researchers there with a team of international colleagues analysed studies about road kill and concluded that fences reduce road kill by 54 per cent.. ..
Wildlife officials: Mountain Lion preying on sheep killed in Oklahoma
News-Star - Apr 1, 2017
A large mountain lion observed killing livestock near a family home in western Cimarron County was killed by an Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry Wildlife Services officer Saturday, April 1...
Quokka-proof fence to control frisky furballs
The West Australian - Apr 9, 2017
The Rottnest Island Authority is being forced to spend $300,000 on a fence around its grassed golf course because an explosion in quokka numbers is threatening the island’s fragile ecology....


Stylish alternatives to consider for fencing
San Diego Union Tribune - Apr 9, 2017
Fencing has long been an underrated part of a property. New homeowners are usually busy adding décor and greenery to customize their homes and take the perimeter partition for granted. ..

Pool Safety

Want a pool? Why you may have to move a fence or add one
WAVY - Apr 4, 2017
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A recent interpretation of a state law related to pool enclosures has some in the pool industry worrying about the cost. ..


Man jailed for four years for shooting neighbour after argument over fence
The Age - Apr 9, 2017
A Melbourne man who shot his neighbour after an argument over a fence has been sentenced to a maximum of four years in prison. Michael Stuart Robertson was found guilty of intentionally causing injury to Craig Wilson and intentionally causing injury to Kim ..


USA/Mexico Border Fence

The Border Wall Is Already Giving Up Part of America
Bloomberg  - Apr 6, 2017
As the Trump administration evaluates bids to prototype a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, topography will present as big a challenge as political opposition. Corralling often wild land beneath miles of concrete isn’t easy, as can be seen in these photos taken of a 55-mile stretch of fence in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas ...
More than 30 miles of border wall in Texas could be built first
San Antonio Express-News  - Apr 6, 2017
Congress this month will decide whether to fund the first 48 miles of President Donald Trump’s border wall, most of which will likely end up in Hidalgo County. In his request for funding for the rest of this year, Trump asked for $999 million to build 14 miles of fencing in California ...

International Borders

Is fencing Afghan border a workable solution?
Pakistan Today - Apr 10, 2017
The decision to prevent the illegal crossings and infiltration into Pakistan by fencing the porous border with Afghanistan may not be a workable solution, as diplomats and analysts believe to affect adversely the economy and public life of the people....
Afghanistan Reacts Angrily to Pakistan's Fencing of Border
VOA - Apr 5, 2017
ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan is calling on Pakistan to stop fencing off the border between the two countries, suggesting that Kabul might resort to military action if diplomacy fails to resolve the issue....
Turkey grabbing Syrian land by moving border fence – Syrian ambassador to Russian media
RT - Apr 5, 2017
urkey has unilaterally moved a border fence deeper into Syrian territory in an apparent “land grab” violating Syria’s sovereignty, Syria’s ambassador to Russia has told RIA Novosti....

Weird News

Children's Easter egg hunt nixed because of unruly parents
ABC News - Apr 10, 2017
A Pennsylvania volunteer fire company says it has canceled this year's Easter egg hunt for children because of "unruly" parents in past years.....

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Seattle company looking for full time technician for the installation and service of automatic gate systems.
*_ Installation and service of mechanical and electrical systems on automated sliding & swinging gate systems.
*_ Ability to follow instructions and work independently.
*_ Washington driver's license with clean driving record.
*_ Responsible, and reliable.
*_ Ability to interface effectively and professionally with customers.
*_ Able to work and get along with others.
*_ Courteous and polite (will be working on job sites around customers and other contractors.)
*_ Positive attitude that contributes to a positive work environment.
*_ Dependable transportation.
*_ Able to pass a drug test.
*_ Willing to submit to a criminal background check.


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STATESIDE STEEL AND WIRE is Hiring An Outside Sales Rep. Send resume to


FOR SALE in N.E. Ohio is a Manufacturing Business

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Manager / Estimator / Sales / required for Rite-Way Fencing Inc. in Medicine Hat. We are Western Canada�s largest fencing company, with 12 branches in AB, BC & SK. Experience with chain link fence & related materials and management of installations as well as previous experience in construction sales / estimating from Blueprints would be an asset. A valid drivers� license and previous computer experience required. The ideal candidate will have previous hands on experience with fence installations. Please submit your resume and remuneration requirements to or fax (403) 287-9174. Please specify "Manager / Estimator / Sales � Medicine Hat" in your correspondence.




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