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Industry News

Vehicle barrier manufacturers appoint consultant to help 'expand into new markets'
St Helens Star - Jul 26, 2017
A HAYDOCK bollards manufacturer has appointed a security product consultant to help it "expand into UK and European markets" with the launch of new products...
Boon Edam Turnstiles Part of Security Upgrade for Eco Baños in Chile’s Capital City
PRWeb - Jul 27, 2017
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced its participation in a renovation project that was carried out at four branches of Eco Baños (a public restroom service) in the center of Santiago de Chile. ...
Trex Expands Into New Markets With Acquisition of SC Company and Launch of Trex Commercial Products
St Helens Star - Jul 31, 2017
WINCHESTER, VA-- - Trex Company(NYSE: TREX), the world's number one decking and railing brand, and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of SC Company, the country's leading manufacturer and supplier of custom architectural railings...
Access Fixtures Launches New Marine-Grade, Vandal-Resistant LED Bollard Lights
ThomasNet -- (press release) - Jul 26, 2017
Access Fixtures releases a new class of double-coated, marine-grade, louvered LED bollard lights. These fixtures are part of the "MARI" family at Access Fixtures and are ideally suited for coastal environments and waterfront applications. Whether being installed near the ocean, docks, walkways, ...
Gate control is now so easy
ABC News - Jul 26, 2017
Are you tired of the ritual you have to perform every time you get back home? You know, where you get out of the car, open the gate, support it with stones to prevent it from swinging shut, drive into the compound and then go back to close it?...

Decking Industry News

AZEK Building Products Provides the Perfect Solution for Low-Maintenance, Splinter-Free Docks
PRNewswire - Jul 25, 2017
AZEK® Building Products is a leader in low-maintenance, durable, outdoor building materials, creating a natural pathway for the use of AZEK® and TimberTech® decking in custom dock applications. From residential docks to communal waterfront landings or entire commercial marinas...
Ipe Wood is Rated the Best Material for Decking
EIN Newswire - Jul 27, 2017
Consumers have spoken and anyone that has tried a cheesy synthetic deck is not surprised. The natural wood known as Ipe has won the battle of the best decking material. Teak took a respectable second but rated low because of the extremely high cost. ..

Local Government Issues

Anti-terror vehicle barriers will be used at the Edinburgh International Festival amid fears of potential attacks
The Scottish Sun - Jul 26, 2017
Cops have revealed they will place barriers at key locations around this year’s event in a bid to prevent attacks similar to Westminster Bridge and Borough Market...
Churchill: Zoning Board Approves Request For Eight-Foot Fence As Parking Project Continues
Paulick Report - Jul 25, 2017
The Louisville Zoning Board of Appeals gave its approval Monday to Churchill Downs' plans to add more landscaping and build an eight-foot fence/wall around the area where the company plans to expand its parking area.....
MnDOT promoting living snow fences at Farmfest
Mankato Free Press - Jul 25, 2017
While farmers usually rush to pick corn before the snow flies each fall, Dan Gullickson works to encourage them to keep some corn standing in their fields. Even better, he'd like more of them to plant some shrubs and perennial native vegetation.....
Recent changes have been made in Missouri fence law
California Democrat - Jul 30, 2017
Missouri fence law is not the easiest part of the Missouri statutes. In fact, according to Joe Koenen, state fence law specialist with the extension service, about the only statutes more complicated are those involving cemeteries....


Community Issues

River Ridge's 'fence man' dies, tradition comes to an end (blog) - Jul 30, 2017
For the residents of River Ridge, driving past the corner of Jefferson Highway and Douglas Drive has provided visual allure. It's been a community corner of sorts. ....
Community concerned about jagged fence near school
News 12 - TheBronx - Jul 30, 2017
THE BRONX - Some community leaders say a rusty, jagged fence near a school is a disaster waiting to happen. The fence is located on Longfellow Avenue near the Bronx Charter School for the Arts....
Lake George Dog Park to open Thursday
Glens Falls Post-Star - Jul 30, 2017
LAKE GEORGE — The Lake George Dog Park is set to take a bow (wow). The park at Lake George Recreation Center is set to open at 11 a.m. Thursday. Village Mayor Robert Blais said crews have been working since April on the project, which had a budget of about $4,000, according to Blais....


‘Good fences make good neighbors,’ but in this case, it’s really not their problem
Bellingham Herald - Jul 30, 2017
We live in an older community, where most of the homes were built on oddly shaped lots. Our neighbor is trying to refinance her property and the bank said that she’d first have to get a land survey, which subsequently found that the fence that we share between our homes “encroaches” about 3 feet onto her property....

AG Fencing

Queensland lambing rates boom after fence-building spree
The Guardian - Jul 31, 2017
A fence-building spree to keep out wild dogs has created a booming lambing rate in western Queensland. . ..
Quick Fixes to Improve Horse Pastures
The Horse - Jul 31, 2017
Pastures are dynamic ecosystems that respond slowly to many external factors. Pasture management is often a long-term plan, with many improvements taking six months or longer to reveal tangible effects. While these substantial improvements require time and diligent management ..

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Electric bear fence allows tenters to return to Yukon campground - Jul 26, 2017
Tent campers can once again stay at Yukon's Congdon Creek Campground, thanks to the installation of an electric fence to deter bears. ..
Breaking down fences for wildlife
Sherwood Park News - Jul 28, 2017
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is holding a volunteer event on Aug. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Brown property, located in the capital conservation region in the Cooking Lake Moraine. ..


Why Vinyl Fencing Is Becoming A Popular Option - Jul 26, 2017
When homeowners wish to install a fence to their property, they have several options to choose from in terms of design and material. Taking into account the budget they have in mind and the look they wish to achieve ...
The Home Front: DIY fencing solutions
Vancouver Sun - Jul 28, 2017
Just when you think you’ve seen it all in home design, companies like come out with fencing products that don’t require the use of contractors, or putting your household handyman to work for the weekend, digging holes and setting posts...
Matt Le Vesque: Much goes into replacing a fence, including the right mind-set
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Jul 30, 2017
Ever since I moved into my house, I’ve known the old, rickety fence that surrounds the backyard would need to be replaced. It was built with 12-inch-wide redwood boards (pickets), which are no longer readily available and are too expensive. I...


USA/Mexico Border Fence

House GOP passes $788 billion spending bill that boosts Pentagon budget, border wall - NewsHour - Jul 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon....

Weird News

Hilarious moment man mistakes fence for a cash machine
ABC News - Aug 1, 2017
Hilarious moment man mistakes fence for a cash machine. Twitter user Doug Wood filmed the man in Inverness mistakingly trying to enter his card into a gate as...

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