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Industry News

Press Release - Jul 5, 2017
(Malvern, Pa.) – CertainTeed Corporation today announced an agreement to purchase SimTekTM Fence of Orem, Utah, a leading manufacturer of high-density polyethylene fence products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed......
BD Loops Unveils Loop Talk Video Series
Press Release - Ju1 10, 2017
BD Loops announces their new Loop Talk YouTube video series. Check out the BD Loops YouTube channel to watch the very first episode of Loop Talk which dives into the importance of tinning and soldering loop lead-ins. ..
Fieldays Innovations: Electric fence activator system
New Zealand Herald - Jun 11, 2017
Strainrite Fencing Systems are leading change at the farm gate with their new Activator Strap, after walking away with the top honour in the International Innovation Award category at the 2017 New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays...
Montana rancher invents practical new version of jack-leg fence
Post Crescent - Jun 27, 2017
FAIRFIELD - A few miles off the beaten path in Fairfield, the Richert family has built a lifestyle upon living sustainably. "If you can use something that was useless and make it useful, that to me is just a lot of fun," said rancher Brandon Richert...
Fremont (Calif.) Purchases 12 Delta Portable Vehicle Barriers - Jun 28, 2017
PALMDALE, CALIF. - June 21, 2017 - Delta Scientific,the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that, reacting to tragedies in London and Berlin, among others, where vehicles were used as weapons against large numbers of pedestrians, the Fremont City Council ...
Archer Drop & Stop Vehicle Barriers Top U.S. And European Crash Test Standards
Digital Journal - Ju1 11, 2017
Meridian Rapid Defense Group (MRDG) announced that the Archer 1200 vehicle mitigation barrier has just received a passing certification on the European Publicly Available Specifications security standard known as the PAS 68. The barriers successfully stopped a 1500 kg vehicle travelling 48 kph ...

Fence Contractors

West Hartford Fence Company Closes Without Warning
NBC Connecticut - Jul 2, 2017
The once-reputable West Hartford Fence Company suddenly closed its doors for good, leaving some of its customers with unfinished projects and out thousands of dollars......
‘No man’s land’: Man building prototype for border fence
Daily Interlake - Jul 2, 2017
That is what a group of Houston contractors constructing a prototype border fence in Brownsville say they want with President Donald J. Trump. The prototype’s design consists of two parallel 8-foot tall chain link fences that create a 30-foot-wide “No Man’s Land.” The fences are equipped with sharp razor coil.....
Shocking zoning exception sought for Raleigh business
Commercial Appeal - Jul 5, 2017
An electric fence company is pushing for a zoning exception so it can install a 10-foot-tall electric fence to defend a Raleigh business against break-ins. Electric Guard Dog wants to install the pain-causing barrier around an medical transportation business, Health Care Transport, at 3002 Old Austin Peay.....
Select Fencing owner on what it means to be a Modular Walls Trade Partner
Architecture and Design - Jun 30, 2017
That is what a group of Houston contractors constructing a prototype border fence in Brownsville say they want with President Donald J. Trump. The prototype’s design consists of two parallel 8-foot tall chain link fences that create a 30-foot-wide “No Man’s Land.” The fences are equipped with sharp razor coil.....

Local Government Issues

Salisbury tables vote on new chain link fence rules
DelMarVaNow - Jul 11, 2017
Salisbury City Council members tabled a decision on proposed new regulations for fences and scheduled it for further discussion....
Chain-link fence crackdown riles residents, landlords
DelMarVaNow - Jul 7, 2017
Barbara Schultz’s house on South Schumaker Drive has had a chain-link fence around it since 2003. The sturdy fence serves its purpose of keeping Duchess, her 11-year-old Irish setter, from wandering the neighborhood. But now the retired Salisbury University...
Since You Asked: Pot fence requirements are built into the rules
Mail Tribune - Jul 1, 2017
It seems like everywhere I go in Jackson and Josephine counties, I see green shadecloth enclosures and spiffy new wood fences that obviously surround cannabis gardens. To my eye, they are far more offensive to look at than the plants themselves....


Community Issues

Menasha: Man-made pools need fences, nature does not
Post Crescent - Jul 1, 2017
Question: Why doesn’t Menasha require a fence around the former Gilbert Paper duck pond on Ahnaip Street? The city requires residents to put a fence around in-ground swimming pools...
Albion Falls – the ground zero of waterfall falls
The Spec - Jul 1, 2017
Given the pins in the map marking our escarpment accidents so far this year, we could call ourselves "The City of Waterfalls Falls" without being redundant....
$40,000 fence erected to keep vandals off Metford Oval
Maitland Mercury - Jul 7, 2017
It has been the site of unprecedented vandalism for several years and locals have had enough. Metford Oval has been trashed countless times by motorbike riders and reckless motor vehicle drivers, causing not only damage to its turf surface but also putting the lives of young users at risk...

AG Fencing

Rural Oregon residents at odds with large marijuana grows
Mail Tribune - Jul 2, 2017
WILLIAMS, ORE. Williams is known as one of Oregon's pot-growing capitals, but longtime residents have raised alarms over industrialized grows they say are ruining the character of this remote but close-knit rural community....
NH Fish and Game urges poultry owners to consider electric fencing
NH-1 - Jul 2, 2017
CONCORD — As more New Hampshire residents raise chickens in their backyards, an increasing number of wildlife species are recognizing unprotected poultry as an easy food source, but N.H. Fish and Game said there are ways people can better protect their poultry.....

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

FDOT builds wildlife fencing along I-75 to protect Florida panthers
Equipment World Magazine - Jun 28, 2017
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) completed a $2 million project the week of June 12, to close a gap in wildlife fencing along Interstate 75 where 13 Florida panthers have been hit and killed by vehicles since 2007, Naples Daily News reports....
Duke Energy protecting wildlife while keeping the power on
WCNC - Jun 29, 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Behind tree limbs, wildlife accounts for the largest number of power outages a power company must repair. To deter critters like snakes, raccoons and squirrels from hurting themselves and damaging equipment, Duke Energy is installing Wildlife-Deterrent Fencing at every sub-station they operate....
Electric fence to keep elephants away in the works
WCNC - Jun 29, 2017
KOTA BARU: An electric fence will be built in Gua Musang to reduce the risk of conflict with elephants as their habitat continues to shrink because of deforestation activities.....

Pool Safety

Spring homeowner battles HOA over pool safety fence
KPRC Houston - Jul 2, 2017
SPRING, Texas - A family in Montgomery County is at a standstill with their neighborhood homeowner's association. The Bender's Landing HOA Board doesn't like the very thing Susan Durgapersad says is keeping her family safe....



School principal says privacy strips in fence would keep kids safer
News Tribune - Jul 7, 2017
KEYSER - Keyser Primary School could soon be installing privacy strips in the fencing around the school, provided the Mineral County Board of Education approves a request for a line of credit on Monday....


Ask Angie's List: Many materials available for fencing
WCNC - Jun 29, 2017
Maybe you want your kids or pets to be able to play safely in the yard, or would like to create some privacy. But are you on the fence about what material best suits your fence installation?...

Weird News

After spending 9 months alone in mountains, lost dog is home
ABC News - Jun 10, 2017
A lost Boise dog is back home after nine months and a brutal winter alone in the Idaho mountains. Mo, an elderly Chesapeake Bay Retriever, wandered away from her owners during a hunting trip last September...

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