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Industry News

AMICO Security ANC Composite Fence System (See Video)
Americans Ecurity Today  - Apr 13, 2017
AMICO Security ANC Composite Fence – Total Perimeter Solution with M5.0 security rating. The ANC system was developed as a total perimeter solution to offer a safe, aesthetically pleasing, non-conductive, radar friendly alternative to traditional fencing....
Wolverhampton company wins multi-million Middle Eastern security contract
Express and Star  - Apr 11, 2017
Zaun is making 50 miles of specially designed fencing – more than 33,000 individual panels – which is being shipping over the coming year....
Invisible Modular Fence System Invented by InventHelp Client (NPL-123)
Benzinga - Apr 11, 2017
While permanent fencing systems are effective for marking property lines and providing safe play areas for children and pets, they can be very costly and labor-intensive to install and also to remove. Fortunately, an inventor from Fort Myers, Fla., has found a quicker and easier way to have fencing available on an as-needed basis....
Alabama company bids to build Trump's border wall with Mexico  - Apr 13, 2017
An Alabama perimeter security manufacturer announced Wednesday that it has formally placed a bid to build President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall with Mexico, which could be a big job creator in Birmingham and Jefferson County. A spokesperson for the Birmingham-based AMICO Security,...
LiftMaster planning 96,000-square-foot distribution center in Gwinnett
Gwinnett Daily Post  - Apr 13, 2017
A company that installs gate operators and door openers for home garages and businesses is planning to open a new distribution center in southwest Gwinnett County....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Awarded 'Greenest' Decking Seven Years Running
Yahoo News - Apr 17, 2017
WINCHESTER, VA--(Marketwired - April 17, 2017) - In an unprecedented seven-year streak, Trex Company, the world's leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products, received top honors from one of the industry's most respected reader surveys -- Green Builder Media's 2017 Reader's Choice Awards.. ..
AZEK® Decking Named #1 in Quality in 2017 BUILDER Brand Use Study
Yahoo News - Apr 12, 2017
SKOKIE, Ill., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AZEK® decking has been honored as the #1 Quality product for composite/PVC decking by building and construction-industry professionals through the 2017 BUILDER Brand Use Study.. ..
Product Picks: Decks, Railings & More
LBM Journal - Apr 12, 2017
Few categories of building products, if any, have evolved as much and as fast as decking, railing and accessories. At LBM Journal, we recognized the explosive growth of the outdoor living category early on, and each April, we provide a snapshot of the state of the industry for the upcoming outdoor living season. . ..

Fence Contractors

Phoenix Fence Company offers incentive pricing on new composite fencing launch
MilTech - Apr 12, 2017
Arizona Fence Builders is celebrating the launch of their new composite fencing product in the Phoenix area by offering incentive pricing. Further information can be found at
Different strokes: Superior Fence adds paint store
Glasgow Daily Times - Apr 14, 2017
GLASGOW — As David Pedigo likes to muse, this year his business is buying paint and selling fence. Though typically business owners prefer to be selling products rather than just buying them, it's a risk Pedigo and his wife, Paula Ratliff, believe will pay off in the years to come, ...
Reddi Industries has new East Kellogg headquarters
Wichita Eagle  - Apr 10, 2017
Usually there’s some excitement with a move to new digs, but that’s not entirely what Zack Steven says he’s feeling. Steven is moving his Reddi Industries, Overhead Door and Aero Fence to 6205 E. Kellogg, the former Davis-Moore Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership, but it’s not by choice...


Local Government Issues

County commissioners approve contract to build higher fence with razor wire around jail tent facility
Idaho Press-Tribune  - Apr 12, 2017
CALDWELL — The Canyon County Commissioners took a step toward beefing up security at the problematic tent facility at the county jail Wednesday. ..
Bentonville schools to get fencing this summer
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette  - Apr 16, 2017
BENTONVILLE -- A School District official said he hopes to install fencing on the playgrounds at six elementary schools this summer to address student safety. ..
Tule Lake Committee re-files airport fencing lawsuit
Herald and News  - Apr 12, 2017
A second lawsuit against Modoc County was filed recently by the Tule Lake Committee (TLC) over an ongoing dispute about fencing the Tulelake Airport. The TLC claims in the suit that erecting a fence around the airport violates a state environmental law that protects historic places. .. ..

Community Issues

Philadelphia Museum of Art’s construction fence is a work of art
Curbed Philly  - Apr 15, 2017
Let’s face it: More often than not, construction sites aren’t all that pretty. And over at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, there is a whole lot of it going on, from work on the $196 million Core Project by Frank Gehry to the construction of an outdoor festival for this month’s NFL Draft. ..
Fence is up, work to start soon at Jupiter’s new dog park
Journal Now  - Apr 15, 2017
The fence is up around the property and work is set to start soon at the new dog park at Cinquez Park in Jupiter. Plans for the first phase, expected to take about eight months and cost about $2.5 million, calls for the dog park, shaded areas, picnic tables, lighting, walking trails, fencing, landscaping, bicycle racks and removal of non-native plants. ..
On the Fence installation features Tube Project by Lynnwood artist
My Edmonds News  - Apr 15, 2017
The new On the Fence installation on Main Street, “Together,” is a Tube Project by Lynnwood artist Naoko Morisawa. Morisawa is known for her award-winning studio work in wood mosaic. A contemporary update of traditional Japanese wood mosaic that was popular in the Edo period ..
Forest Drive group planning cleanup effort for Annapolis Middle fence
Capital Gazette  - Apr 15, 2017
The area along the Forest Drive side of Annapolis Middle School is an eyesore. But it might be hard to see it when driving down the road, unless you're stuck in traffic. . ..

AG Fencing

How to choose the right fence for your farm
Farm and Dairy - Apr 17, 2017
Last week, we detailed the importance of an overall farm fencing plan. Now, it’s time to decide on the type of permanent and mobile fence you will use. The kinds of fences commonly used on farms include board, barbed wire, woven wire, cable, mesh, high-tensile, electric or a combination of any of these. .. ..
Good fences make good neighbors
Iowa Farmer Today - Apr 14, 2017
As the grass starts to grow each spring, it makes me think of turning cows with baby calves out to pasture for the first time. After a long winter of being in cornstalks, cows are happy to be back on green grass.. ..
Fencing workshop on April 22 for startup beef farmers
Wisconsin State Farmer - Apr 11, 2017
SAUK CITY - Landowners and farmers in Southwest Wisconsin are invited to an outdoor workshop that teaches how to build pasture fencing for beef cattle. “I teach planning, placement, and practicality of making fence. You’ll learn about fence types, mental and physical barriers, resources, costs, and preparation.. ..
Volunteers sought to mend fences
AgriNews - Apr 15, 2017
ASHLAND, Kan. — Thousands of miles of fences still need mending after fires blackened more than 700,000 acres last month in southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles.. ..
New Zealand farmers to get busy fencing
Farmers Journal - Apr 16, 2017
New Zealand’s minister for primary industries (the equivalent to Ireland's Minister for Agriculture) Nathan Guy was in Ireland recently and he spoke exclusively to the Irish Farmers Journal. Minister Guy said the government has designed an “aspirational target” of having 90% of the county’s water bodies swimmable by 2030... ..

Pool Safety

LOOP-LOC Discusses the Pool Fencing Laws in New Jersey
PRNewswire - Apr 13, 2017
Safety pool cover and pool liner manufacturer, LOOP-LOC, discusses the pool fencing laws in New Jersey. The pool fencing laws in New Jersey for in-ground swimming pool safety are regulated by the Boca Pool Barrier Code—established on May 1, 1999—which covers barriers and fencing for swimming pools.. ..



Dog With Own Fence Peek Hole Is Too Precious! (VIDEO) - Apr 17, 2017
My neighbors German Shepherd is super curious about the goings on in our yard. She jumps to peek over the fence all day long. . ..
Need neighbours ok for new fence
New Zealand Herald - Apr 13, 2017
Whether in town or on the farm, it pays to know your obligations around boundary fences. The Fencing Act of 1978 says if there's no adequate boundary fence between you and your neighbour, both parties split the costs of building (or repairing) a fence. . ..

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Why a Wall on California’s Mexican Border Will Not Work
LA Magazine  - Apr 11, 2017
Local reaction to the election of Donald Trump was both reflexive and enduring. Given his history of misogyny and xenophobia, and the alleged sexual assaults, plus his calls to imprison Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, not to mention his nonexistent ideology, he didn’t leave room for liberal and independent voters ...
Border Watch Part 6: Would building a border wall actually make a difference?
Fox21News  - Apr 12, 2017
Local reaction to the election of Donald Trump was both reflexive and enduring. Given his history of misogyny and xenophobia, and the alleged sexual assaults, plus his calls to imprison Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, not to mention his nonexistent ideology, he didn’t leave room for liberal and independent voters ...

International Borders

Pakistan Builds Fence on Afghan Border
VOA - Apr 15, 2017
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s military announced Monday that its plan to fence the entire 2,611-kilometer largely porous border with Afghanistan is underway and scores of new outposts are also being built to prevent terrorist infiltration.. .
New Fence Along Bulgaria-Turkey Border In Haskovo to be Longer Than Initially Planned - Apr 15, 2017
The new border fence along the Bulgaria-Turkey border in Haskovo district will be 1,000-1,800 meters longer than initially planned, Haskovo District Governor Minko Angelov announced, according to BNR. .

Weird News

Professor sues Wal-Mart over 'clean toilets' description
ABC News - Apr 15, 2017
A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a "toilet cleaner."....

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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.
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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

that could be an Entrepreneur�s Venture dream and/or an established Fence Business portfolio acquisition. The company�s partners have been focusing on the Agricultural Accessory Fencing community and have recognized there are opportunities for growth in other venues. This Business has 2 proprietary U.S. Registered Trademark unique product lines that, relate to a now term expired U.S. Patented Invention. These product lines have made sales around the World and to U.S. Retailers; both Federal & State Government Entities as well as notable Conservation Groups. Visit our web site at WWW.FENCE-FLAG.COM for complete descriptive information on our product lines, and if interested our contact information for disclosing further details on our tangible assets with asking price. This sale does not include any real estate property. Age related medical issues does necessitate this sale.



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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