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Industry News

Press Release - Aug 10, 2017
Huge 8m high steel mesh panels have been created for the University of Nottingham by sports fencing manufacturer Zaun Limited....
UltraLox™ Expands Corporate Headquarters Into 20,000 Square Foot Facility to Better Serve Clients
PRWeb (Press Release) - Aug 9, 2017
Headquartered in Eagan, MN, UltraLoxTM is pleased to announce that due to significant growth in customer demand for its patented UltraLox Interlocking MachineTM, the Company has expanded into a new state of the art 20,000 square foot warehouse facility located in Eagan, Minnesota...
Ox Strain Posts from Moore Concrete
Farming Life - Aug 13, 2017
Moore Concrete has launched a new design of precast “Ox Strain” Octagonal Strainer Posts, specifically for the Irish and UK markets. Octagonal in shape and 8.5 feet in length, they are uniquely suited to the range of ground conditions that prevail in this part of the world...
Video Shows How Delta's Portable Vehicle Barriers Protected Fremont Street Festiva - Aug 10, 2017
PALMDALE, CALIF. - August 10, 2017 - Delta Scientific,the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that a YouTube video from Bay Area TV station KBCW demonstrates how Delta's portable vehicle barriers...
Gate Operator Market Research Key Players, Industry Overview, Supply Chain and Analysis to 2017 – 2022
GM Outlook - Aug 13, 2017
Gate Operator Market analysis is provided for global market including development trends by regions, competitive analysis of Gate Operator market. A gate operator is a mechanical device used to open and close a gate, such as one at the end of a driveway...

Decking Industry News

The Decks’ custom rails: Wrought iron products crafted by family business
Amherst Bee - Aug 9, 2017
Once housed inside a small barn on Transit and Stahley roads, Old Dutchman’s Wrought Iron Inc. is now equipped with state-of-the art machinery to create wrought iron-based products within its 20,000-square-foot building.....

Fence Contractors

New York State Fence is low bidder with $106,800. -- Wheatfield awards bid for landfill fence
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal - Aug 8, 2017
WHEATFIELD — The Wheatfield Town Board has voted to hire a Hilton-based company to construct a fence around the Niagara Sanitation Landfill......
American Fence Co. Completes Challenging Airport Project on Time
PRWeb - Aug 12, 2017
As featured on the cover of the August issue of World Fence News Magazine, American Fence Company is proud to announce completion of a perimeter security project at the Minden-Tahoe Airport in Douglas County, Nev., near Lake Tahoe. It is one of the leading general aviation airports in the Lake Tahoe region. .....
Greenhill Fencing Inc. Warns Residents About Fencing Scams
SBWire - Aug 08, 2017
Willow Grove, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/08/2017 -- Residents interested in adding a fence to their home or business have been met with a steadily increasing number of scams involving unreliable fence contractors in Montgomery County. Now, Greenhill Fencing Inc., a name that's been trusted in the Philadelphia area for more than 25 years, is helping residents to recognize the most common fencing scams ...

Local Government Issues

Lockups' fencing reviewed
Arkansas Online - Aug 15, 2017
Chain-link fencing used to hold maximum-security prisoners during recreation hours was flagged as problematic even before inmates managed to break free from such confines during a pair of violent episodes in recent weeks, Arkansas' prison director told lawmakers Monday.....
County Signs Grant Agreement For Airport Wildlife Fence
Sheridan Media - Aug 14, 2017
Johnson County's Commissioners voted to allow Chairman Bill Niovotny to sign a grant agreement that will help fund the construction of a fence at the county airport designed to keep wildlife from wandering onto runways and colliding with or creating a hazard for aircraft.....
Caltrans to present Coronado Bridge suicide prevention options at community meetings
KUSI - Aug 9, 2017
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Since opening in 1969, close to four hundred people have committed suicide by jumping off the Coronado Bridge. Unfortunately, the number of people taking their own lives in this fashion is going up.....
Reading Regional Airport receives nearly $2M for new fencing
KDRV - Aug 8, 2017
BERN TWP., Pa. - Reading Regional Airport is receiving nearly $2 million in federal money to help the facility upgrade an important safety feature.....


Community Issues

London fences were originally stretchers used to carry wounded civilians in the Blitz - Aug 13, 2017
Many metal fences in south London are made from WWII stretchers used to carry thousands of injured civilians in the Blitz. But these incredible so-called ‘stretcher fences’ are now at risk of being ripped down and replaced....
Property owners frustrated with fence problem
Tahlequah Daily Press - Aug 13, 2017
Local business owners who complained to city officials in July about a recently erected fence blocking access to their properties say they're frustrated because the fence still stands...

AG Fences

Funding coming in for ranchers affected by Kansas wildfires
The Hutchinson News - Aug 9, 2017
Clark County ranchers could receive more than $18 million in federal program funds for fencing lost in the Starbuck wildfire - not quite half the cost of the estimated damage...
60km exclusion fence breathes life into Longreach business
Queensland Country Life - Aug 8, 2017
There could be few things more demoralising in a drought, than to lose the stock you are hand feeding to wild dogs. Yet this was the heartbreaking scenario that faced Longreach graziers, David and Clare Paterson, in 2014....
NSW virtual fencing trial shows promise in commercial cattle application
Beef Central - Aug 14, 2017
A New South Wales beef producer who took part in a recent commercial trial of virtual fencing systems says he can see applications using the technology to reduce expensive fencing and keep stock out of areas that are difficult to muster or control....

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

Fences are an increasing threat to Africa’s migratory wildlife
The Conversation - Aug 11, 2017
Wildebeest rarely stay still for long. With sloping hindquarters, and an easy loping gait, their bodies are designed to move. In the Serengeti ecosystem, for instance, a wildebeest will move over more than 2,000 kilometres during their annual migration....
Lakeside homeowner in Bolsover says his goose fence makes sense
Kawartha Media Group - Aug 11, 2017
BOLSOVER - The green space behind Colin and Helen Harte’s Bolsover home is immaculate. For 26 years, Colin says he has kept the area maintained. There’s a stretch of grass - a communal right-of-way - that runs past several backyards, and it eventually leads to a small sandy area on the lake...
Keeping deer, bunnies, quail and other cute pests from your garden
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - Aug 12, 2017
Deer have powerful hamstring and quadriceps muscles. They can jump 8 to 10 feet high if they have a running start. They also have great eyesight, which has pros and cons. They can spy your tasty vegetables behind a fence. They can also spot and be deterred by a very flimsy fence....
DNR Looks To Electric Fencing To Foil Bears Damaging Wisconsin Crops
Wisconsin Public Radio News - Aug 9, 2017
Wisconsin wildlife officials are considering new methods to prevent bears from damaging crops, including adding electric fencing around fields. ...


Replacing your wooden fence? How to dispose of the old one
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Aug 11, 2017
I’m following up on the last column about fences. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, do an internet search with my name and you’ll find it on the site of the newspaper your reading now....


International Borders

Israel fence systems, quick response team at Pakistan, Bangladesh borders: BSF DG
Indian Express - Aug 13, 2017
ndia is deploying along its volatile border with Pakistan a smart Israel-developed fencing system having a ‘quick response team’ mechanism which strikes when the CCTV-powered control room detects an infiltration attempt. ...
A case of another wall: Turkey building 'security' fence on Iran border
Geo News, Pakistan - Aug 8, 2017
ANKARA: Turkey has begun building a "security wall" along part of its border with Iran, regional officials said Tuesday, in a move aimed at stopping Kurdish separatists. ...

Weird News

Man falls into 10-foot sinkhole while trying to block it off
ABC News - Aug 14, 2017
A Philadelphia man who fell into a sinkhole says he was putting traffic cones around it because he was worried about the safety of children playing outside....

Classified Ads


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