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Industry News

NAPCO Security Technologies Announces Commercial Launch of the Starlink Connect Radio
PRNewswire - Feb 27, 2017
NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: NSSC), one of the world's leading solutions providers and manufacturers of high tech electronic intrusion security, Internet of Things (IoT) connected home, video and fire systems, as well as enterprise-class access control and door locking products... ..
Specialist Barbed Wire, Chain Link Fencing and Wire Nails Manufacturer, Atlantic Limited, Steps Up The Standard In Kenya
Military-Technologies - Feb 23, 2017
Atlantic Limited proudly announce the continuous availability of its high-quality products to the Kenyan market. Atlantic Limited is a nationally recognized producer of high quality and cost-effective chain link fencing, barbed wire products, and wire nails for both commercial and residential user... ..
Frontier Pitts are excited to announce that Building Information Modelling (BIM) are now available on the NBS National BIM Library
Specification Online - Feb 21, 2017
As the UK's Number One Manufacturer of Perimeter Security and HVM (Hostile Vehicle Mitigation) equipment we are delighted to be at the forefront of our industry by offering BIM models for a selection of products available for free download from our website.. ..

Decking Industry News

Fortress Deck™ Announces 2017 Distribution Plans
PRWeb - Feb 24, 2017
Today, Fortress Deck™, an innovator in the decking industry, announced 2017 distribution plans throughout the central United States. Starting in January, Fortress Deck’s™ Infinity™ Decking and HULK™ Clips and Fasteners ... ..
Decking Producer Becomes Supplier of Recycled Pellets
Plastics Technology - Feb 25, 2017
Composite decking manufacturer Trex expands from using recycled LLDPE internally to also supplying recycled pellets to others. It found the commercial recycled plastics market to be a journey full of both rewards and challenges.... ..
AZEK Building Products Announces Naming Rights and Product Donation to the Dayton Dragons "Dragons Lair"
PRNewswire - Feb 25, 2017
AZEK Building Products Announces Naming Rights and Product Donation to the Dayton Dragons "Dragons Lair". ..

Fence Contractors

Howell Police Investigating Fire at Fence Company
Shore News Magazine - Feb 24, 2017
At approximately 1245 am, February 15, 2017, the Howell Police Department Communications Center received a phone call that there were flames visible on the property behind Taylor Fence. The Howell Police Department along with several Howell Township Fire companies (Adelphia, Ramtown, Southard, Squankum and Freewood Acres) with the assistance of NWS Earle and Colts Neck Fire Department ..

Local Government Issues

Parks Department Details Plans For Seward Park, Tompkins Fence Controversy Resurfaces
The Lowdown NY - Feb 27, 2017
A $6.4 million improvement project in Seward Park will create an inviting plaza in front of the public library, open up and expand the garden on the south side of the park and make entrances and fencing less foreboding. ...
$60m upgrade: Cost of Parliament House fence kept secret to 'deter terrorists'
Sydney Morning Herald - Feb 27, 2017
The cost of a controversial security fence being installed outside Canberra's Parliament House has to be kept secret because the price tag could aid a terrorist attack, according to the federal government....
Why this Adelaide beach has been lined with fences:
Adelaide Now - Feb 22, 2017
AN independent ecologist and community group leaders have condemned a Charles Sturt Council sand barrier trial at West Beach. The council has been conducting the trial between Rockingham St and the West Beach Surf Life Saving Club in a bid to limit coastal erosion and stop sand blowing onto roads and homes....


Community Issues

The Man Behind Jersey City’s Fence Art Mystery
NJTV - Feb 20, 2017
If you pass a chain link fence in Jersey City, there’s a good chance you’ll see one or two or three. For the last few years, figures have popped up all around the city —.......
Park's memorial fence welcomes 'loves locks'
Green Valley News - Feb 20, 2017
When Linda and Byron Gricius moved to Green Valley from Virginia in 2015, they felt a bit bereft. Their precious kitties, Muffin, Ginger, Nutmeg and Serafina, were buried back east and they had no special place to remember them........


A Guide to Installing a New Fence: Professionals, Costs and Materials
Fox News - Feb 24, 2017
The right fence can add to your home’s curb appeal, provide privacy, screen an unattractive view and keep kids and pets safe. If you’re looking to add a new fence or gate to your property, here’s a guide to the pros and cons of common fencing materials, how much they cost and what you need to know to get started.. ..

AG Fencing

Rebuilding fences and lives in Dunedoo as BlazeAid arrives in town following recent bushfires - Feb 27, 2017
Volunteer organisation BlazeAid started rebuilding fences at Dunedoo over the weekend with more than 100 people travelling from the Scone region of New South Wales. They brought fencing equipment with them, including front-end loaders and bobcats, to help landholders recover from recent bushfires.. ..
University of Missouri Extension to offer updates on Missouri fencing laws in March - Feb 21, 2017
Missouri landowners and renters can learn about the state's fencing and boundary laws at sessions offered by University of Missouri Extension. Missouri landowners and renters can learn about the state's fencing and boundary laws at sessions offered by University of Missouri Extension.. ..

Fence Disputes

ABC-13 - Feb 21, 2017
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A single mom claims her neighbor's son put her family in harm's way after knocking down a fence when the neighbor realized a portion of the property was theirs. What happened to Sandra Guevara is a lesson on property ownership.. ..

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Landowners Likely To Bring More Lawsuits As Trump Moves On Border Wall - Feb 23, 2017
President Trump has promised to build a wall along the 2,000 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. A third of that border already has a barrier, thanks to the Secure Fence Act of 2006 ....
While Trump talks border wall, feds spending millions on upgrades to existing fences
Dallas Morning News- - Feb 22, 2017
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. — Along a stretch of the Mexico border butting up against the Texas-New Mexico state line, construction workers are building a looming rust-colored barrier. It's not a new wall as President Donald Trump has promised,. ...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April
AZ Central- - Feb 24, 2017
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border.. ...


International Borders

Hungary building second border fence to stop migrants
Los Angeles Times - Feb 27, 2017
Hungary has begun building a second fence on its border with Serbia to stop migrants from freely entering the country, the government said Monday. ...
Here are top border walls around the world
business-standard - Feb 27, 2017
Built to keep out migrants, traffickers, or an enemy group, border walls have emerged as a one-size-fits-all response to the vulnerability felt by many societies in today's globalised world, says an expert on the phenomenon. ...

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.....

Classified Ads


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Manager / Estimator / Sales / required for Rite-Way Fencing Inc. in Medicine Hat. We are Western Canada’s largest fencing company, with 12 branches in AB, BC & SK. Experience with chain link fence & related materials and management of installations as well as previous experience in construction sales / estimating from Blueprints would be an asset. A valid drivers’ license and previous computer experience required. The ideal candidate will have previous hands on experience with fence installations. Please submit your resume and remuneration requirements to or fax (403) 287-9174. Please specify "Manager / Estimator / Sales – Medicine Hat" in your correspondence.



Pro Max Fence Systems of Reading, Pennsylvania seeks an experienced commercial estimator / salesperson. Must be proficient reading plans and specifications. Strong communication and organizational skills plus positive attitude required. Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel and Outlook preferred. Excellent salary and benefits package including insurance and 401k plan. If you possess the required experience and skills and would like to join our growing team, send resume and salary requirements to Pro Max Fence Systems, Inc. 2621 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19605 or email to


FOR SALE in N.E. Ohio is a Manufacturing Business

that could be an Entrepreneur’s Venture dream and/or an established Fence Business portfolio acquisition. The company’s partners have been focusing on the Agricultural Accessory Fencing community and have recognized there are opportunities for growth in other venues. This Business has 2 proprietary U.S. Registered Trademark unique product lines that, relate to a now term expired U.S. Patented Invention. These product lines have made sales around the World and to U.S. Retailers; both Federal & State Government Entities as well as notable Conservation Groups. Visit our web site at WWW.FENCE-FLAG.COM for complete descriptive information on our product lines, and if interested our contact information for disclosing further details on our tangible assets with asking price. This sale does not include any real estate property. Age related medical issues does necessitate this sale.



Seattle company looking for full time technician for the installation and service of automatic gate systems.
*_ Installation and service of mechanical and electrical systems on automated sliding & swinging gate systems.
*_ Ability to follow instructions and work independently.
*_ Washington driver's license with clean driving record.
*_ Responsible, and reliable.
*_ Ability to interface effectively and professionally with customers.
*_ Able to work and get along with others.
*_ Courteous and polite (will be working on job sites around customers and other contractors.)
*_ Positive attitude that contributes to a positive work environment.
*_ Dependable transportation.
*_ Able to pass a drug test.
*_ Willing to submit to a criminal background check.


*_ Permanent, full time work.
*_ Personal growth and position advancement.
*_ Medical and dental insurance, available after 90 days.
*_ 401K retirement plan, available after 90 days.
*_ Paid holidays, available after 90 days.
*_ Paid personal time off after first year. *_ Compensation D.O.E.





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