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Industry News

Small US Company Bucks a Trend, Adding Manufacturing Jobs
VOA News - Feb 13, 2017
NORTHBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — A rising tide of automation, trade problems and lagging growth in productivity has slashed millions of jobs from the U.S. manufacturing sector. At the same time, a small factory in Northbridge, Massachusetts, has been hiring, expanding and exporting. ..
Bufftech Breezwood style vinyl fence with Select Cedar texture
Construction and Maintenance News - Feb 13, 2017
CertainTeed understands that curb appeal and performance are important to homeowners when it comes to choosing the right exterior products for their homes. With the introduction of Bufftech Breezwood style vinyl fence with Select Cedar texture, CertainTeed gives homeowners the opportunity to add a fresh modern look to any landscape with new horizontal picket ..
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville Named 2016 National Fence Contractor of the Year
SAT Prnews - Feb 7, 2017
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville was named 2016 National Fence Contractor of the Year by the American Fence Association at FENCETECH 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. AFA’s Fence Contractor of the Year Award recognizes a company’s outstanding service to AFA . ..
Delta Scientific Introduces New Universal Voltage DC Power Unit For Portable MP5000 Vehicle Barrier
Source Security - Feb 9, 2017
Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, introduced a new universal voltage DC power unit for its popular portable MP5000 vehicle barrier. As a result, the MP5000 can now be efficiently deployed in remote locations and areas that have limited power options ..
Axalta Expert Focuses on Powder Coating Fundamentals at FENCETECH 2017 - Feb 9, 2017
Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, shared coating expertise at the FENCETECH 2017 tradeshow, the largest gathering in the fence and ornamental, and miscellaneous metal industries, on February 1-5, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. ..

Fence Contractors

Community comes together to help grieving family
Fox21News - Feb 11, 2017
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A family grieving the death of a husband and father got a helping hand from the community Saturday. Joe Boyer died 10 days after the windstorm on January 9....
Business owner in Davis County facing felony charges over unfinished fences
Fox13News - Feb 08, 2017
KAYSVILLE - A small business owner faces upwards of 14 felony charges after allegedly defrauding customers out of thousands of dollars.....

Local Government Issues

Construction of LQ fence to protect bighorn sheep begins soon
KESQr - Feb 8, 2017
LA QUINTA, Calif. - The La Quinta City Council voted Tuesday night to approve a temporary fence to keep bighorn sheep off the Silver Rock Golf Course. KESQ and CBS Local 2 reported in December when the council was finalizing its decision.. ..
Security Fencing to Be Installed at Park
The Missourianr - Feb 12, 2017
A second grant combined with a gift from a local artisan will help provide a decorative security fence at Jensen’s Point Park. The St. Louis County Parks Grant Commission awarded the city a $65,421 grant to be used for improvements at the park.. ..
Chain-link fencing is ruining Windsor's Riverside Drive, says councillor - Feb 7, 2017
Unsightly chain-link fences are making Windsor's Riverside Drive look more like an industrial yard than the "gem" it is, argues a city councillor. Irek Kusmierczyk is asking city staff to consider expanding a program to share the cost of replacing rusted out fencing with property owners. ..
City begins fencing off Prince of Wales rail bridge
Ottawa Sun - Sep 20, 2016
The city is spending $46,000 on new fencing to block the ends of the Prince of Wales Bridge. Workers were at the city-owned railway bridge Tuesday installing posts and rolling out the fences to keep pedestrians off the deck.....
ACLU sues county over fencing around Santa Ana River homeless encampment
OCRegister - Feb 12, 2017
SANTA ANA – The ACLU requested a temporary restraining order Friday against county officials, demanding they remove the fences they erected this week around part of the homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River. ..
Glass wall proposed to replace Eiffel Tower metal fencing
Los Angeles Times - Feb 12, 2017
Paris authorities say they want to replace the metal security fencing around the Eiffel Tower with a more visually appealing glass wall.. ..


Community Issues

West Nyack neighbors want reservoir fence torn down
The Journal News | LoHud.comnbsp;- Feb 10, 2017
When Spring Valley Water Company began fencing in the Lake DeForest reservoir 40 years ago, reaction from naturalists and residents was swift.........
Pencil fence renovation makes colourful, 'show-stopper' gift for mum
Minnesota Public Radio - Feb 9, 2017
Nothing says “people’s stadium” like a fence to keep people out. The Minnesota Vikings want to install a permanent fence around the new stadium, extending the iron fencing near a parking lot......
The Biggest Ski Fence In Alaska
Powder - Feb 13, 2017
Pat Harmon doesn’t know how to do things half way. In fact, as the keystone member of the Juneau Bombers, the unofficial group of retirees shredding Alaska’s Eaglecrest Ski Area, he lives by a single motto: “Don’t turn unless you have to.” In 1993, that all-in attitude carried over into art, when the lifelong Alaskan took 20 pairs of discarded straight skis.....
The city is searching for artists to beautify fences at Woodhaven SBS bus stations
QNS - Feb 9, 2017
Two city agencies are looking for artists to create unique fence panels at a dozen bus stations as part of the Woodhaven Select Bus Service (SBS) street improvement project....

AG Fencing

Queensland Merino growth needs more than wild dog fencing + VIDEO
SAT Prnews - Feb 8, 2017
RAIN, the viability of wool, sheep meat and beef production and industry promotion – not just wild dog fencing — seem set to be the keys to any revival of Merino sheep numbers in Queensland. ..
New Grants to Build Deer Fencing for Crop Protection
SNJ Today - Feb 7, 2017
NEW JERSEY - In an effort to combat crop loss due to deer among New Jersey farmers, the State Agriculture Development Committee, or SADC, will offer new cost-sharing grants to established agriculturists. The announcement, made by Agriculture Secretary, Douglas H. Fisher,....

Fencing and Animals - Domestic

Donkey comes to rescue of fence-foiled friend in Italy
UPI - Feb 7, 2017
Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A donkey that had some trouble slipping through a fence at an Italian sanctuary received some assistance from a problem-solving comrade......


West El Paso fence feud
KVIA - Feb 11, 2017
EL PASO, Texas - There has been a lot of talk about building walls putting up fences, but one West El Paso homeowner had one put up right behind his property line.....
Woman builds 2m wooden fence inches from her neighbour's windows - and is told by council she can keep it
Mirror - Feb 8, 2017
A woman who built a two-metre wooden fence inches from her neighbour’s windows has defended her actions - and has the backing of a Government agency......
First a boundary, now a fence, still a fight — neighborly dispute heads back to court
Bowling Green Daily News - Feb 8, 2017
Who says fences make good neighbors? Not the owners of Fast Way Pawn Shop and Kleen Sheen Car Wash whose businesses sit side by side along Scottsville Road.....

Famous and Their Fences

Solution reached in baseball star Ryan Howard's illegal fence in Belleair Shore
BayNews-9 - Feb 7, 2017
BELLEAIR SHORE -- A solution has been reached between the Pinellas County beach town of Belleair Shore and former Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard along with his wife, concerning an illegal construction fence on the beachfront side of their mansion.....



Indo-Bangla border fencing: Supreme Court anguished over Centre’s ‘vague affidavit’
The Hindu - Feb 7, 2017
The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its “regret” and serious “dissatisfaction” over the “vague” affidavit filed by the Centre that actual construction work of the 263-km fencing along Indo-Bangladesh border will take three years and go beyond the year 2020.....
Hungary ready to build another fence on southern border - Feb 9, 2017
Hungary has been building fences since the beginning of the migration crisis in 2015. Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees trekked through Hungary and Austria in 2015 as they sought to reach wealthy European nations....

Weird News

US senators propose bill to improve volcano monitoring
ABC News - Feb 13, 2017
U.S. senators in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii have proposed legislation intended to improve volcano monitoring efforts and early warning capabilities. The measure would put the Alaska, Cascades and Hawaiian volcano observatories into a connected system and create a 24-hour Volcano Watch Office to provide ongoing situational awareness of active volcanoes in the U.S. and its territories....

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