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Industry News

Zaun moves into Middle East with ex-Betafence man
Security Middle East - Aug 8, 2017
High security fencing manufacturer Zaun has poached a Middle East fencing expert from regional rival Betafence, it has been announced.....
Local inventor invents cement mixing solution
Advertiser News South - Aug 1, 2017
SUSSEX COUNTY--A Sussex County-based fence company's owner was frustrated with the process of mixing cement for projects. .....
PR Agency One appointed by world-leading security firm
Prolific North - Aug 7, 2017
PR Agency One has been appointed by leading security firm ATG Access to bolster its brand awareness and online visibility.. .....
Paul Young, Joins UltraLox™ As the Eastern U.S. Division Vice President of Sales
PRWeb - Aug 4, 2017
Headquartered in Eagan, MN, UltraLox™ is proud to announce the addition of Paul Young to the UltraLox™ team. Paul joins UltraLox™ as the Eastern US Division Vice President of sales to continue UltraLox™ recent success providing railing & fencing solutions business to the top companies in USA....
Australian fencing company sets up European HQ in the west of Ireland
Advertiser News South - Aug 4, 2017
An Australian company, Clipex Fencing and Stockyards, has chosen to set up its European headquarters in Ennis, Co. Clare. The European expansion – which has created six new jobs.....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Completes Acquisition of SC Railing Company
Glasson Web - Aug 4, 2017
Trex Company, the world’s number one decking and railing brand, and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products, has acquired SC Railing Company, and Staging Concepts...
Latest deck trend: ‘Monster’ size, mega-luxury
Lubbock Online - Aug 2, 2017
(BPT) - Move over mini - the new trend in decking is anything but small. When it comes to the size of their decks, the majority of Americans feel bigger is better - as multiple surveys indicate decks are getting larger and more luxurious, RealtorMag reports....

Fence Contractors

Meriden fence company gets ZBA approval to move into Tomassetti Distributors building
PRNewswire - Aug 2, 2017
MERIDEN — The Zoning Board of Appeals approved an application this week from Anthony Tomassetti for a special exemption to change the non-conforming use of his former bottling company headquarters on Reservoir Road to allow Cornerstone Fence to move into the now vacant building....
Wheatfield awards bid for landfill fence
Niagara-Gazette - Aug 8, 2017
WHEATFIELD — The town board has voted to hire a Hilton-based company to construct a fence around the Niagara Sanitation Landfill.....
Wellington fence saga rolls on as builder seeks appeal against $72,000 costs - Aug 8, 2017
Wellington's long-running fence stoush looks set to run on, with Roseneath fence-builder David Walmsley now seeking to appeal a High Court ruling that he and his elderly mother must pay $72,000 in costs to the neighbours whose harbour views they blocked. .....

Local Government Issues

Josephine County Tackling Marijuana Grow Fences One Call At A Time
KDRV - Aug 8, 2017
MURPHY, Ore.-- Come October 30th, certain types of fences will no longer be considered appropriate fences in Josephine County and they'll have to come down.....
Passaic County Plans To Install Deer Fencing At Garret Mountain Reservation
TAPinto - Aug 2, 2017
WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The deer population scattered around areas of Garret Mountain Reservation will likely become more contained and have a safer haven to live in thanks to a planned fencing project....
Bungling council workers mistakenly build a 10ft fence across a man's driveway then ask him for his FEEDBACK on their work
DailyMail - Aug 2, 2017
Bungling council workers mistakenly built a 10ft fence across a man's driveway - then asked him for his feedback on their work...
Laconia Daily Sun - Aug 3, 2017
LACONIA — Marc Burrell is fed up with dogs charging through electric invisible fences and attacking his pit bull...

Community Issues

Historic Aurora cemetery will get fence to stop people driving through it
Chicago Tribune - Aug 3, 2017
The next step in the renovation of Aurora's oldest public cemetery might soon be ready....
Windsor Locks woman turns hate into love over vandalized pride fence
Fox61 - Aug 5, 2017
WINDSOR LOCKS — A woman is turning hate into love after her pride fence was vandalized this week. It is how the community is responding that has gotten heads turning in the neighborhood.....
Onset fence project spruces neighborhood, teaches skills
Wareham Week - Aug 5, 2017
A group of adults with disabilities have spent July developing their independence, one cracked and peeling fence post at time......

Fences in History

'The devil's rope': How barbed wire changed America
BBC - Aug 7, 2017
Late in 1876, so the story goes, a young man named John Warne Gates built a wire-fence pen in the middle of San Antonio, Texas...

Pool Safety

To protect children, fence the pool itself
Newday - Aug 3, 2017
A Huntington Town official was quoted saying that the pool where 3-year-old twins drowned “met all code requirements” ..
ACT government to reexamine pool fencing rules after drowning death of toddler
Canberra Times - Aug 3, 2017
The ACT government has agreed in principle to improve its pool fencing laws after the drowning death of a toddler in 2015. ..



Networx: Fence panels simplify DIY fencing
Pontiac Daily Leader - Aug 3, 2017
Why are fence panels important to you as a homeowner? Preassembled fence panels are revolutionizing the fencing world. These handy factory-built panels make putting up fences much faster and easier than conventional stick-building...
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 ...

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Sabal Palms Sanctuary Claims Border Fence Endangers Rare Forest
KRGV - Aug 3, 2017
BROWNSVILLE – Gene Paul likes to spend his free time at the Sabal Palms Sanctuary. The natural habitat remains undisturbed after years of urbanization and agricultural development in Brownsville. The sanctuary is surrounded by Mexico to the East and South...

International Borders

India-Pakistan Border Priority, 'Smart Fence' By March 2018: BSF Chief
NDTV - Aug 3, 2017
"My priority is Pakistan, as anything happens here (along the Indo-Pak border), it has grave consequences. We are working to ensure complete sealing of this border and make it more fortified," Director General KK Sharma said...

Weird News

Fencing with picket fences
Boing Boing - Aug 4, 2017
As I was watching this video by Youtubers Mike and Alex of This is Mystical, I kept thinking to myself, "Why has this never been done before?..

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