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Industry News

UltraLox™ to Demonstrate Interlocking Machine At 2017 LBM Strategies Conference
PRWeb - Aug 29, 2017
Headquartered in Eagan, MN, UltraLox™ will be demonstrating the new LOX8 UltraLox Interlocking™ machine at the LBM strategies conference, September 7-8, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in Frisco, Texas...
New Leader Reshapes Business at Shapes Unlimited Inc.
Business Journal Daily - Jun 21, 2017
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When the owner of a company dies, the transition to new ownership is never easy. Shapes Unlimited Inc., a distributor of custom aluminum extrusions for the vinyl window and ornamental fence industries....
Superior Concrete Products Offers Superior Ledgestone, a Modern Fence Design with Traditional Stacked Stone Texture
Digital Journal - Aug 24, 2017
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When the owner of a company dies, the transition to new ownership is never easy. Shapes Unlimited Inc., a distributor of custom aluminum extrusions for the vinyl window and ornamental fence industries....
Millom fence-making factory stakes out global market
NW Evening Mail - Aug 24, 2017
A TOWN'S factory which supplies camel fencing to the Middle East has showcased its skills to the public. Tornado Wire welcomed guests to the company's main warehouse in Millom earlier this week to see production up close....
Inductive Loop Vehicle Detector Market to Flourish with an Impressive CAGR During 2017 – 2025
Military-Technologies - Aug 25, 2017
Inductive loop is an electromagnetic detection system that utilizes a moving magnet to induce current and hence detect metal objects. This technique is a widely used vehicle detection technology. Inductive loop vehicle detectors find its applications in car parking management, ...
Ross XT-4200: Cost Effective Security for Wide Access Control Points
American Security Today - Aug 27, 2017
When it comes to securing and controlling vehicular traffic at high-risk facilities with wide entrances, there are several types of anti-ram vehicle barriers available on the market that are capable of doing the job, each with their own list of pros and cons. ...

Fence Contractors

Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville Completes 2nd Annual Fence Skills Championship™ Competition
PRNewswire - Aug 28, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville installation crew members competed in the Company's 2nd Annual Fence Skills Championship™ on Saturday, Aug. 12 at their facility...
Victor fencing company piques History Channel's interest
Missoulian - Aug 29, 2017
VICTOR — Jim Vargovich’s role in the History Channel’s new “Blood Money” series is about the future as well as the past. The owner of Double J Fencing said he was surprised when his business received an email about a year and a half ago from a production....
Esch's Fencing, providing fencing for farms and homes for 30 years - Aug 25, 2017
Esch's Fencing LLC. Is your one stop shop and complete source for retail and wholesale fencing needs. The company had been serving Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey since 1987 with quality fence products for your child/pet protection.....

Local Government Issues

Fences have helped cut wildlife collisions by 35% on I-80, so UDOT is building more of them
Salt Lake Tribune - Aug 27, 2017
After new wildlife fencing along Interstate 80 near Parleys Summit helped reduce collisions with wildlife by more than a third so far this year, highway crews are speeding up installation of more fences.....
Parks board debates splash pad fence area
Salem News - Aug 27, 2017
City Parks Commission members debated Wednesday whether there’s a need to expand the size of the fence around the still unfinished splash pad to allow for a grassy area where people can sit......
Maquoketa Valley’s fence divides downtown
Journal-Eureka - Aug 27, 2017
Many businesses in Anamosa’s downtown use the empty space between Huber and Ford Streets just behind the Anamosa Bowling Center to load and unload cargo, but soon they’ll have to find a new place to do so......

Community Issues

The 16-foot-tall fence at Takoi has diners commenting
Metro Times  - Aug 28, 2017
When it comes to Takoi — the restaurant formerly known as Katoi — we can't help but lightly rehash the reporting of Tom Perkins, who pointed out many considered the restaurant's name offensive,...
1,000 parts trucks, 7 miles of fencing for Solar Farm
The Lafayette Sun  - Aug 23, 2017
A couple of years ago, I had to go to Macon and remember being surprised by my travel along State Road 96 through Butler, GA. There were blue panels on both sides of the road covering all of the acres within eyesight. Likewise, if you travel State Road 50 from Lanett to Dadeville, AL,...



Fences don't always demarcate property lines
Chicago Tribune - Aug 19, 2017
just sold a townhouse I purchased back in 2001. In 2002, I learned that the wooden fencing parallel to the back of my house had been erroneously installed about 4 feet inside of my homeowners association's common area...

USA/Mexico Fence

Border wall plans divide South Texas authorities, community
Laredo Morning Times - Aug 24, 2017
WESLACO — No cement has been poured nor bollard thrust into the ground, and yet President Donald Trump's "big, beautiful" wall has driven a wedge between the Border Patrol and communities on the border.....
Homeland Security secretary: Border walls work. Yuma sector proves it.
USA Today - Aug 22, 2017
President Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall along our Southern border will save countless innocent lives. Our Border Patrol agents have seen firsthand the success of a border wall in Yuma, Ariz. — which serves as a prime example of how investments in personnel, ....
How Trump's Border Wall Could Block the Most Exciting Wildlife Comeback in North America
Sierra Club - Aug 22, 2017
"DAMN IT," CHRIS BUGBEE SAID. The batteries in his motion-activated trail camera were dead, and Bugbee, a wildlife ecologist, hadn't gotten as many photos as he had wanted for his wildlife census. ....

International Borders

Lithuania is building a border fence amid Russia fears — even though it would do little to stop an invasion
Business Insider - Aug 24, 2017
The looming joint military exercise between Russia and Belarus, expected to involve about 100,000 troops, has been met with unease in Eastern Europe....

Weird News

Cincinnati Zoo's baby hippo to star in Facebook video series
ABC News - Aug 25, 2017
The Cincinnati Zoo says its popular baby hippo will star in an internet video series called "The Fiona Show" starting next week. The zoo says the first video will be available on the show's Facebook page on Tuesday. ...

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