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Industry News

30 jobs axed as Heathrow Airports Shropshire-based fencing company collapses
Shropshire Star - Feb 15, 2017
A glut in the supply of mesh fencing on the continent has been blamed for the collapse of Telford-based Citadel Security Products Ltd. The plant, in Halesfield, made fencing, handrails and gates. It also designed and produced architectural metal work and multi-use games areas...
Award Winning Fencing Made from 100% Recycled Plastic
SBWIRE - Feb 15, 2017
Developers in the UK are flocking to the Kedel website in their droves this year. That is because the company now offers 100% recycled plastic fencing products. The firm sells eco-friendly items to professionals working on projects for many different niches. They include housing associations, schools, local authorities, and universities. ...
Colourfence; the solution to all your fencing problems
Galway Advertiser - Feb 15, 2017
Developers in the UK are flocking to the Kedel website in their droves this year. That is because the company now offers 100% recycled plastic fencing products. The firm sells eco-friendly items to professionals working on projects for many different niches. They include housing associations, schools, local authorities, and universities. ...
Delta Scientific Develops New Products For US Vehicle Checkpoint Protection
SourceSecurity - Feb 17, 2017
Delta Scientific, the manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announces that not only is it developing new products to take on the increased protection of vehicle checkpoints between the United States and Mexico as part of the Trump Administration's plan to better secure the border but it is also designing new manufacturing .. ..

Decking Industry News

TAMKO(R) Announces Launch of Two New Websites
Yahoo News - Feb 15, 2017
TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is proud to announce that the all new and the brand new are now live. primarily focuses on roofing and related products, while focuses on decking,...

Fence Contractors

Lumber blaze rips through fence company yard, forces Route 33 closeure
nj.COM - Feb 11, 2017
HOWELL - Firefighters battled an overnight blaze Wednesday at a fence company headquarters and storage yard in Monmouth County, fire officials said. The fire burned through piles of lumber stacked at Taylor Fence in Howell and forced the closure of Route 33 between Colts Neck Road and the Route 34 circle...
Contractor cuts through gas line in Parksville
Parksville Qualicum Beach News - Feb 17, 2017
No injuries or property damage were reported after a natural gas line was cut by a fencing contractor working outside a Parksville home around noon Friday.. ..
Heaven is a place out of the sun
Weekly Times Now - Feb 17, 2017
Tibooburra fencing contractors Clinton and Ethan Degoumois came up with the idea of the “Hot Toolbox Challenge” to see how long one could sit with their bare backside on the lid of a toolbox that had been baking in 45C (115F) heat... ..

Local Government Issues

Glass wall proposed to replace Eiffel Tower metal fencing
The State Journal-Register - Feb 15, 2017
Paris authorities say they want to replace the metal security fencing around the Eiffel Tower with a more visually appealing glass wall...
Documents: Town built fence across driveway to ‘protect borders’
KFOR - Feb 15, 2017
POCASSET, Okla. - A town that constructed a fence directly across a long-time resident's driveway did so to protect its own property, according to documents provided to NewsChannel 4...
Fence going up at Michener north site
Red Deer Advocate - Feb 15, 2017
By the end of the month a 2.4-metre security fence, topped with barbed wire, will encircle the vacant buildings on Michener Centre’s north site. Private roads around and between the buildings are also behind the chain-link fence...
La Quinta mayor seeks assistance for bighorn fence costs
Desert Sun - Feb 15, 2017
The Coachella Valley Conservation Commission is exploring ways it may be able to help the city of La Quinta with some of the cost to install a temporary fence to keep bighorn sheep off of SilverRock golf course....
New fencing and more cameras
Union Daily Times - Feb 18, 2017
UNION COUNTY — More than $50,000 will be spent on new fencing and wiring and on additional cameras to improve security at the Union County Jail and Union County Detention Center...


Community Issues

Volunteers build fence for pony that survived Tennessee wildfire
Liberty Tribune - Feb 20, 2017
A group of Greene County volunteers spent Saturday helping a family — and a little pony — who were victims of the Gatlinburg wildfire get back on their feet. About 30 individuals, ........

AG Fencing

Fencing revision moves forward, new bill seeks consistency in seed regulation
KXLO - Feb 16, 2017
With only two weeks until the 2017 Montana Legislative transmittal deadline, the pace at the Capitol in Helena is quickening. By the week of Feb. 27, all bills that are going to continue to have life and a shot at making it into law must have passed through their initial committee and house process. ..

Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

FDOT installs $2M fence to protect panthers on Alligator Alley
WINK News - Feb 15, 2017
NAPLES, Fla. The Florida Department of Transportation is installing 18 miles of barbed wire fences on both sides of Alligator Alley east of Collier Boulevard in an effort to protect panthers and drivers....
Young elk tangled in horse fence freed and collared in Clinton County
WINK News - Feb 15, 2017
CLINTON COUNTY, PA. — Wildlife Conservation Officers in Clinton County recently freed a young bull elk caught in a horse fence. ...
Emu fencing showing early success
Coffs Coast Advocate - Feb 15, 2017
AN INNOVATIVE environmental approach is ensuring connectivity for emus along the Glenugie to Tyndale section of the Pacific Hwy upgrade. A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said a trial of an emu fence on the section of the upgrade where emus are regularly sighted was designed to guide emus to use designated crossing . ..
Electromats remain a possbility for bear safety
Rocky Mountain Outloo - Feb 15, 2017
Zapping grizzly bears with an electric shock shows promise as a way to keep grizzly bears off the deadly train tracks at mortality hotspots in Banff and Yoho national parks.. . ..

USA/Mexico Border Fence

The Environmental Consequences Of A Wall On The U.S.-Mexico Border - Feb 17, 2017
On Jan. 25, President Trump signed an executive order instructing construction to begin on a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Environmentalists and civil rights activists say the proposed wall on the southern border with Mexico ....
Special Report: Gaps along Border Fence
KRGV - Feb 17, 2017
NEAR LOS INDIOS - Gaps in the border fence run throughout the U.S.-Mexico border. A proposal out of Washington, D.C., wants to fill in gaps in the Rio Grande Valley and the rest of the frontier.....

International Borders

Bulgaria's Govt Gives 'National Importance' Status to Border Fence - Feb 15, 2017
The Bulgarian cabinet has assigned a "national significance" status to a fence on the border with Turkey at its meeting on Wednesday, according to the agenda sent to the media. ...
Does India require a border fence with Myanmar?
The Borthlines - Feb 15, 2017
Fencing the border between Myanmar and Nagaland is expected to adversely affect the Naga tribals whose lives straddle both sides of the border. Gautam Sen, an expert on Nagaland, explains why the Indian government . ...


Weird News

Cops warn of cows trying to sell dairy products after escape
ABC News - Feb 20, 2017
Police in a Connecticut town are reminding people to not open their doors to "any unfamiliar cattle" after a pair of cows escaped from their pen and were found near the front door of a home a couple of houses away.....

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