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Industry News

Iron fence maker expands in Laurel, to add 50 jobs
Baltimore Sun - Feb 2, 2017
A distributor of decorative fences and gates is expanding manufacturing operations in Howard County and plans to add 50 new jobs over the next two years. Iron World said Thursday it will invest $1 million to streamline....
Commercial Metals Company Announces Production of Steel Fence Posts at its Micro Mill in Durant, Oklahoma
PRNewswire - Feb 2, 2017
Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) today announced that the company will construct a highly automated steel fence post manufacturing facility on the site of its new micro mill in Durant, Oklahoma. This location will enhance CMC's position as the leading supplier of fence post products....
Magal Security Systems (MAGS) Gains on $8.5M in New Israeli Ministry of Defence Orders
Street Insider - Feb 6, 2017
Magal Security Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAGS) gains 4% mid-day after the company announced it has recently won a series of purchase orders amounting to over $8.5 million. These orders are expected to be delivered throughout 2017...
Security fence company to move to USC’s Innovation Center, create 60 jobs
The State - Feb 1, 2017
Electric Guard Dog, the nation’s largest electric security fence company, is relocating into the new Innovation Center on the University of South Carolina campus and creating about 60 jobs....
Kansas City Bridge Project Wins Chain Link Fence Industry Design Award
PRWeb - Jan 5, 2017
The Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute announced the winner of the Les Grube Memorial Design Award at their recent Annual Meeting....

Decking Industry News

Cutting-Edge Deck Trends for 2017
Building-Products - Feb 2, 2017
While decks will remain a place to congregate and enjoy the great outdoors, here are 10 trends that are ready to takeoff this year......
Antislip decking goes back to nature
Specification Online - Jan 31, 2017
Holiday-makers visiting luxurious log cabins set deep in Scottish woodlands, are able to enjoy the great outdoors more safely after JB Antislip Plus from Marley Eternit was specified to provide the external antislip surface for the cabins’ outdoor decking areas.....

Fence Contractors

Fencing bosses in court after falling posts hit worker
Construction Enquirer - Feb 2, 2017
The two owners of Kidderminster based fencing contractor Hoo Farm Fencing have been given suspended sentences after a worker was hit by timber posts and frames which fell from a fork lift truck...
Insider Media - Feb 2, 2017
The two owners of a Kidderminster fencing maker have been handed suspended sentences after an employee was hit by timber posts and frames which fell from a forklift truck....
Kane In Your Corner: Barnegat couple out thousands after contractor fails to complete work
NJ News 12 - Feb 2, 2017
BARNEGAT - A Barnegat couple says they were forced to hire a new contractor after another contractor, who took their money, never finished their project....

Local Government Issues

Choosing the right fencing for your school
Jackson Fencing Blog - Feb 2, 2017
Safety and security are two of the most important considerations for any education site. From perimeter fencing to the main entrance gates, a school gives a clear impression of its commitment to safety and security well before a visitor even enters the grounds ? ..
White House to get a bigger, stronger and sharper fence — but not because of its new resident
Washington Business Journale - Feb 2, 2017
The National Capital Planning Commission on Thursday approved the National Park Service’s and U.S. Secret Service’s design guidelines for the new fence. T....
Thieves targeting wrought iron fencing in Northern Kentucky
WLWT Cincinnati - Feb 1, 2017
NORTHERN KENTUCKY — Northern Kentucky police are searching for bold thieves stealing historic wrought iron fences. n most cases, the crimes are happening in the daytime.....


Community Issues

Pencil fence renovation makes colourful, 'show-stopper' gift for mum - Feb 2, 2017
When Shirley Gregg asked her son to repair the rickety old fence in the front yard, she never expected to see it replaced by a line of giant pencils. But there it is, in all its glory, a fence made of 42 posts shaped and painted to look like huge coloured pencils, in the heart of Seddon.....
Hikers concerned about new fence planned to block entrance of Ruffner Mountain trailhead
WIAT 42 - Jan 31, 2017
IRONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — People who enjoy a popular nature trail at Ruffner Mountain are concerned after reports have come in that access to a popular trailhead could be blocked soon.....


Legal Corner: New neighbors say my long-time fence is encroaching on their property
KPLC-TV - Feb 1, 2017
Question: I own a house with a fence around. My neighbor who has lived next door for years just sold his house. The new neighbors had a survey done. Their survey said my fence, which has been there for years, was encroaching on their property. They are asking to me to move my fence. Do I have to since it’s been up for years?...
Nudity, violence and vandalism: Neighbours at war as dispute over a fence leads to a four-year feud - and it's getting worse
Daily Mail - Feb 2, 2017
A dispute over a fence has boiled over into an ugly battle between two Queensland neighbours. It started with the fence but over four years escalated into all out war,..

AG Fencing

Grants Available to NJ Farmers for Deer Fencing
Lancaster Farming - Feb 3, 2017
New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher announced last week that the State Agriculture Development Committee is offering a new program to provide cost-sharing grants to New Jersey farmers to assist with installing deer fencing on permanently preserved farms to protect against crop losses.....
Purchasing pasture fencing materials
Casper Journal - Jan 31, 2017
Although many of us are still deep in snow, it is a good time to plan and estimate needs for spring projects – like fencing. North of Sheridan there are still fences standing that my uncle built using hand-formed cedar posts back in 1938. A well designed fence can outlive its cost many times over......
Fence commissioner wants exclusion fence standards
Queensland Country Life - Feb 2, 2017
The push to borrow money to erect exclusion fences is putting the standards of fencing in the spotlight. In the wake of a recent visit by Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk to the central west to highlight the $18m fencing loan organised......

Pool Safety

Fence laws apply to temporary pools too
Border Mail - Feb 2, 2017
ALL backyard pools greater than 30 centimetres in water depth need a safety barrier around them, a North East council has warned. Alpine Council manager planning and amenity Heather Green said the council had seen at least one case of a small pool put up with no fence....


USA/Mexico Border

Smart fence is best option for U.S.-Mexico border barrier, Israeli security firm says
World Tribune - Jan 316, 2017
The CEO of an Israeli security firm at the forefront of smart technology said the combination of a smart fence and wall would be the best bet for the United States at its border with Mexico.....
This Border Town Already Has a Wall—and It Doesn’t Work
The Daily Beast - Feb 4, 2017
NOGALES, Arizona/Sonora—A fence has cut through the border city of Nogales for decades, dividing the Arizona side of town from its more sprawling Mexican neighbor......


Latvia completes 23km of ‘anti-migrant wall’ on Russian border
RT - Feb 5, 2017
Baltic states continue bolstering their frontiers with Latvia reporting the competition of the first 23km segment of a wire fence on its 276km border with Russia, designed to prevent “illegal immigrants” from breaching the perimeter.....

Weird News

Pats' Owner Kraft Has Won 5 Rings, but 1 Belongs to Putin
ABC News - Feb 6, 2017
Of the five Super Bowl rings Robert Kraft has earned as owner of the New England Patriots, one of them has an unlikely owner: Russian President Vladimir Putin....

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