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Industry News

ITC Unveils Architectural Fencing Systems to the Material Handling Industry
Marketwired - Apr 3, 2017
ProMat -- International Technical Coatings (ITC) today introduced its renowned Architectural Fencing System (AFS) to the material handling industry, for multiple warehouse applications including safety, security and retention. . ..
Riverdale Mills seeks to help build Trump's border fence
Worcester Business Journal - Apr 4, 2017
April 4, 2017 – (Reamstown, PA) – dormakaba will unveil its line of Physical Access Systems at the International Security Convention in Las Vegas, NV April 5, 2017. The line includes; security revolving doors, personal interlocks, full height turnstiles, sensor barriers and tripod and waist height turnstiles to complement their extensive product and service offering. . ..
Dormakaba Physical Access Systems
Security Infowatch - Mar 28, 2017
If President Donald Trump builds his proposed border wall, a Northbridge company wants to have a hand in it. Riverdale Mills, which makes wire mesh for everything from lobster traps to poultry farming, is working with several design build firms to incorporate WireWall, its fencing product, into proposed designs for the wall on the U.S./Mexico border . ..

Decking Industry News

TAMKO to Distribute Envision Decking Through Guardian Building Products
LBM Journal  - Mar 27, 2017
Joplin, Mo. — TAMKO Building Products, Inc. has announced a new agreement with Guardian Building Products (GBP) to distribute Envision Decking in the eastern United States. “As Guardian strives to expand its presence in the decking category ..
Oldcastle Buying MoistureShield
Building-Products  - Mar 30, 2017
MoistureShield and ChoiceDek composite decking producer AERT, Springdale, Ar., has agreed to be acquired by Oldcastle Architectural, Atlanta, Ga., for $117 million. ..

Fence Contractors

Contractors vying to build Trump’s border wall face blowback
Washington Times - Mar 29, 2017
The Long Fence Company, a staple of the Washington metropolitan region, is one of those. The company didn’t respond to an email seeking comment. That wasn’t unusual; a number of the companies that The Times tried to contact about their wall bids didn’t answer...
Border wall contractors brace for hostile environment
WBOC - Apr 4, 2017
SAN DIEGO (AP) - One potential bidder on President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico wanted to know if authorities would rush to help if workers came under "hostile attack." Another asked if employees can carry firearms in states with strict gun control laws and if the government would indemnify them for using deadly force...
Local Door Systems Technicians Earn National Certification For Automated, Overhead And Fire Door Systems
PRNewswire - Mar 27, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ga., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The certification credentials have been awarded to: Brian Adams and Cody Clark. The Certifications are effective as of April 1, 2017. IDEA Rolling Steel Fire Door Technician Certification is available to individuals who can document training..

Local Government Issues

Village of Valley Stream mulls fencing along two steep thoroughfares  - Mar 29, 2017
The village’s traffic committee recently submitted a recommendation for prohibitive pedestrian fencing at Hicks Street and South Franklin Avenue, to give pedestrians a logical place to cross and deter cars from stopping to drop off passengers. ..
New fencing next step in modernizing ball fields
Argus Leader  - Mar 29, 2017
City Hall will spend $10,000 this year updating ball diamonds around town. In recent years the city of Dell Rapids and the Dell Rapids Baseball Association have made a concerted effort to modernize playing facilities here. In 2015,. ..
Dispute between neighbours sparked 8-day trial and cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars
The Record  - Mar 28, 2017
AYR — Good fences did not make good neighbours on Main Street in the village of Ayr. A dispute that began when one neighbour built a fence snowballed into a multiday trial, cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars and ended with a judge dismissing all of the claims.. ..


Fence History

Leaders of shady fencing company wound up in the pen
The Sarnia Journal  - Mar 29, 2017
It began with the promise of new jobs and ended with accusations of fraud and prison terms. The brief but tawdry history of the Pendergast Fence Company was front-page news in Sarnia in 1922 and 1923...

Community Issues

Prince4Ever tribute fence now open at Paisley Park
KARE-11  - Apr 3, 2017
CHANHASSEN, Minn. - It was home to hundreds of fan memorials to Prince after his death -- and now, it's back at Paisley Park. Fans can pay tribute to the purple one by leaving mementos at Paisley Park on Monday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and next Monday, April 10 from the same time frame. . ..
Artist Ai Weiwi to Install Provocative Fences at Essex Street Market as Part of Citywide Project
Bowery Boogie  - Mar 31, 2017
Provocative Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will construct more than 100 fences and installations around the Five Boroughs this fall as part of his “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” project, one of his largest to date. And the Lower East Side will benefit.. . ..

Pool Safety

National Drowning Prevention Alliance outlines layers of protection to help prevent child drowning
WPTV - Mar 30, 2017
Sunday marked one week since a vigil was held for a Port St. Lucie toddler who died after drowning in the family pool. Statistics point to drowning as an ongoing safety concern with children.. ..

AG Fencing

Barcaldine fence stops wild dogs and sheep measles
Sheep Central - Mar 30, 2017
New exclusion fencing technologies have come to the rescue of Barcaldine (Central western Queensland) sheep producer David Counsell as wild dogs and biosecurity risks challenge his family’s sheep operation... ..
18 file for fence sales tax break
Hutchinson News - Mar 28, 2017
TOPEKA - Twice as many have filed for a special state sales tax exemption offered after recent wildfires than filed in all of 2016 after wildfires raged in Barber and Comanche counties... ..

Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

Installation of new wildlife fence begins on I-70 in Eagle County
KDVR - Mar 30, 2017
EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation is starting work on $2.5 million in wildlife fencing. The tall fence would span 40 miles along Interstate 70 between Dotsero and Vail in Eagle County. ..


Tips for replacing fences and hiring contractors
The Cross Timbers Gazette - Mar 30, 2017
Looking to replace your roof or fence due to storm damage in Flower Mound? Here’s some helpful tips that will ensure it’s done safely and properly: ..


USA/Mexico Border Fence

The battle to build Donald Trump’s wall
Arizona Daily Star  - Apr 3, 2017
BARRY GOLDWATER RANGE — It’s hard to reach these remote border barriers even from the U.S. side. Photographer Mike Christy and I drove four hours from Tucson on Wednesday, including an hour over sandy, rocky roads south of Wellton,...
R.G.’s Roundup: Imagining the Border Wall
Texas Monthly  - Mar 30, 2017
Several days ago, I attended a Border Unity Rally on the international bridge between Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña. The mayor of Del Rio, as well as the alcalde of Acuña, spoke of how the two cities were one community merely separate,...

International Borders

Centre asked to urge Myanmar to drop border fencing project
India Times - Mar 28, 2017
KOHIMA: Nagaland Assembly today passed a government resolution appealing to the Centre to urge the Myanmar government to permanently drop the Indo-Myanmar border fencing project. The resolution was introduced in the House by Health and Family Welfare minister, P Longon, on March 24 last. t. ...
This is Israel's Fence Against ISIS: One Small Sign And A Very Big Gap
Haaretz - Apr 3, 2017
Only 30 kilometers of the border will be defended by the large, high-tech fence that was promised to defend against infiltration from Jordan.8 ...

Weird News

Pennsylvania couple leave long letter as prank for postman
ABC News - Apr 3, 2017
A Pennsylvania couple pranked their mailman on April Fools' Day by leaving an extra-long letter sticking out of the mail slot on their front door. Bill Kelly and his wife used a piece of paper several feet long that they folded over to look like an envelope. They waited for the mailman to grab it from the mail slot ....

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


MARKET DEVELOPER - Illinois & St. Louis area

Ameristar Perimeter Security is looking for a Market Developer. This individual will aggressively contact fence contractors, architects, engineers, specifiers, end-users, and distributors to create deep relationships with those customers in order to represent and grow the sales of Ameristar Perimeter Security in their specific geographic territory. Daily �face to face� sales calls to develop a deep relationship with customers is a must as well as product presentations to architects and specifiers. A minimum of 5 years of experience in sales, preferably in construction related fields is a must. Must possess a valid driver�s license. Excellent base pay and benefits, including health, dental, vision, disability, 401k and life insurance. Please email 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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