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Industry News

Substation fencing deters squirrels, snakes, raccoons, and more
Utility Products - Aug 18, 2017
Safety products: TransGard has completed installation of its patented substation fencing at the Coahuila Wind Farm, the largest power facility of its kind in Mexico. TransGard manufactures and installs the only substation fencing that delivers a humane -- but effective -- electric shock that deters squirrels, snakes, raccoons .....
How evolving terror tactics have driven advances in perimeter security
IFSECglobal - Aug 17, 2017
Many urban threats used to be seen, at least in the eyes of the public, as things that happened on other shores. However, an increase in urban attacks of late has put pressure on security services to come up with innovative solutions that allow business to continue as normal and the public to enjoy some peace of mind.....
Global Gate Operator Market 2017 – Chamberlain Group, Dorene, Al Kuhaimi Metal Industries, HySecurity
Techannouncer - Aug 21, 2017
The recent report on Gate Operator market offers insightful information about the present scenario of the market across the globe. The report, titled Gate Operator points out the key factors affecting the growth of the market....
TIBA Parking Announces New Sales Partnership with Southern California Based Access Professional Systems (APS)
Parking Net - Aug 21, 2017
For over forty years, APS has built its reputation as a superior value-added-reseller of parking control equipment and access control systems, security surveillance in addition to gate and commercial door automation systems.....

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Building Products' Premium Decking and Porch Featured on the 2017 This Old House Idea House
PRNewswire - Aug 18, 2017
AZEK® Building Products, an industry leader in technologically advanced, high performance building materials, is featured on the 2017 This Old House Idea House located at 84 East Matunuck Farm Drive, South Kingstown, Rhode Island.....
NC A&T Researchers Develop Composite Material From Coal Ash
PRNewswire - Aug 18, 2017
AZEK® Building Products, an industry leader in technologically advanced, high performance building materials, is featured on the 2017 This Old House Idea House located at 84 East Matunuck Farm Drive, South Kingstown, Rhode Island.....

Fence Contractors

Contractors Board warns of unlicensed contractor scam
KOLO-TV - Aug 17, 2017
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Spring found Donna Hawkins' fence at her northwest Reno home leaning, ready to come down. So, she went looking for contractors. "The bids i got back in May and June said they'd be six to eight months out.".....
Sunrise Fence Enlightens Readers on Information About the HOA Approval Process
Digital Journal - Aug 17, 2017
The people of Charlotte NC face a lot of problems if they want to do any outside improvements. The residents have to take proper approval from HOA - Home Owners Associations, which requires comprehensive knowledge. Sunrise Fence has now taken this great initiative ....

Local Government Issues

There’s a Basic Security Device That Can Prevent a Barcelona-Style Attack. Why Don’t We Use It More?
New York Magazine - Aug 18, 2017
Ever since cars first rolled onto city streets more than a century ago, pedestrians have lived with the threat of murder by motor vehicle. (The very first traffic death in America was in Manhattan.) .....
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.....
Fence built around I-85 bridge collapse site to prevent trespassing
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Aug 18, 2017
Those who make their usual commute under the site of the I-85 bridge collapse in March likely noticed a new chain-link fence Friday where flammable materials once lived. ...
UDOT begins second phase of wildlife fencing installation
Park Record - Aug 20, 2017
This week, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) began installing additional wildlife fencing on Interstate 80 as part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of collisions between vehicles and wildlife. ...
FDOT to spend $400K to fence off dangerous sections of train track after Seminole County boy's death
WFTV - Aug 17, 2017
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Nearly three months after 13-year-old Marcees Kilpatrick was struck and killed by a SunRail train in Seminole County, the Florida Department of Transportation announced a plan to make areas of train track safer. ...


Community Issues

A fence becomes a work of art
Charleston Gazette-Mail  - Aug 18, 2017
Charleston-based artist Jack O’Hearn is making the chain-link fence surrounding the parking lot at the Main Post Office into a work of art. Weaving slats of plastic between the links, he is creating a mountainscape featuring pointy green mountains and fluffy clouds.....
Campaign to save World War II stretchers today serving the capital as railings
telegraph  - Aug 15, 2017
On numerous housing estates throughout London, the rows of black steel and mesh railings guarding red brick mansion blocks appear, at first glance, little more than a quirk of post-war architectural design.....

AG Fencing

Exclusion fencing program could put one million sheep back into Qld’s Central West
Sheep Central - Aug 18, 2017
UP to one million sheep could be returned to Queensland’s central western region, if current and proposed exclusion fencing projects are fully executed, an economic analysis has determined....
Now's the time to protect your hay from winter wildlife damage
High Plains Journal - Aug 17, 2017
Anyone who relies on hay to feed livestock during the winter should start planning now to protect that valuable crop from deer and elk.....
Montana ranchers continue to rebuild after devastating Lodgepole Complex fire
The Fence Post - Aug 20, 2017
The Lodgepole Complex devoured 427 square miles of grass in eastern Montana earlier this month, and while more yet have cropped up around the state, ranchers who have lost some or all of their pastures have taken steps to rebuild and care for their cattle.....

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Fencing removal project benefits wildlife
Pagosa Sun  - Aug 17, 2017
The Weminuche Audubon Society (WAS) is working with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) on a fence removal project to eliminate hazards for wildlife near Jackson Mountain just east of Pagosa Springs....
Animal Crossings Are Helping Reduce Road Kill, CDOT Says
Colorado Public Radio  - Aug 18, 2017
The Weminuche Audubon Society (WAS) is working with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) on a fence removal project to eliminate hazards for wildlife near Jackson Mountain just east of Pagosa Springs....


You have a few options to get your neighbor to replace fence he took down
Daily Republic - Aug 15, 2017
Q: I have a quick question. My neighbor took up my fence and he told me he was going to replace it. He took up my fence without my permission. He actually got the permission of another neighbor...



You have a few options to get your neighbor to replace fence he took down
Charleston Post Courier - Aug 19, 2017
If “good fences make good neighbors,” as the oft-quoted line from a Robert Frost poem noted, then great fences certainly might make great admirers and possibly friends...
5 Easiest Fences To Install Yourself
Stock Review - Aug 15, 2017
What are the easiest fences to install yourself? Fences will keep your home safer from burglars. Thieves will think of it as an obstacle, and in many cases, they avoid houses with fences. Even though this may be the main reason to install a fence in your yard, you should also think about your privacy....

Weird News

Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge
ABC News - Aug 18, 2017
A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family.....

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