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Industry News

Riverdale Mills' border wall proposal moving forward
Worcester Business Journal - Jul 11, 2017
Riverdale is in the process of a $3-million investment in its operations, and the company is also working on a design for the proposed U.S. wall along the Mexican border....
Fence firm doubles capacity, extends factory video
The Press NZ - Jul 17, 2017
Tim Austin of Warner Fences says the most valuable mentoring experiences he has had were when he talked about things with industry counterparts in Australia. "It's difficult to have open discussions with your closest rivals in this country but when I went to Australia I was able to share a lot more and the guys I met there were too."....
TERRABLOCK Brings Defense Expertise to Civilian Security (Video)
American Security Today - Jul 12, 2017
Five years in the making, HESCO® body armor is launching a new range of unique rapid deploy security barriers, integrating earth-filled vehicle barriers & climb resistant weld mesh panels, capable of combatting today’s security challenges, HESCO TERRABLOCK®.....
Gibraltar's New Anti-Ram Barriers Receive USACE DOD Barrier List Acceptance
ThomasNet - Jul 12, 2017
MARBLE FALLS, Texas, July 12, 2017 - Gibraltar, a leading manufacturer of anti-ram vehicle barriers used across the globe has announced that it has received approval of eight new anti-ram barrier systems by the USACE Protective Design Center....

Decking Industry News

Premier Outdoor Living, LLC, Chooses the CAMO® Edge Fastening System as the Key to Success for Upscale Deck Design
PRWeb - Jul 12, 2017
Sean Collinsgru, founder of Premier Outdoor Living, LLC, in Palmyra, NJ, has selected the CAMO® Edge Fastening System for all of his elaborate deck projects throughout Southern New Jersey. CAMO’s unique system provides an attractive, secure, fastener-free surface solution that replicates the smooth look of indoor flooring...
Introducing Dino Decking A new startup offering composite decking to the United Kingdom
MENAFN - Jul 14, 2017
Startup company, Dino Decking launches offering composite decking to the United Kingdom. The contemporary, clean website is now live showing various product lines...

Fence Contractors

Homeowner billed after cutting unmarked cable
WOWT - Jul 13, 2017
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- An Omaha homeowner gets an unexpected collection notice after installing a new fence. It claims she and her contractor are responsible for expensive repairs on a cable cut during the project. The homeowner disagrees......
Tips for researching companies could save you call to CBS4 Problem Solvers
CBS4Indy - Jul 13, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- CBS4 Problem Solvers gets a lot of calls from people who had problems with companies or contractors, and simple tips could save you money......
Williams Brothers longest seller of fencing in U.S.
WTOK - Jul 13, 2017
One of the oldest and most unique stores in Neshoba County was recognized for being the longest seller of Red Brand fencing in the entire U.S......
Sentencing postponed for Houma contractor
Houma Today - Jul 12, 2017
A judge postponed sentencing Wednesday for a 50-year-old Houma man convicted of accepting thousands of dollars for home improvement work he did not do.....

Local Government Issues

Woman questions IDOT using chain link fencing in Alton neighborhoods
The Telegraph - Jul 12, 2017
ALTON — IDOT is installing attractive, decorative black rail safety fences in urban areas along the new higher-speed Amtrak train tracks from Chicago to Godfrey, but once in Alton, the fencing is chain link....
Fence debate divides Washington County
Portland Tribune - Jul 14, 2017
Good fences make good neighbors, but Washington County commissioners are finding it more difficult than they thought to define just what good fences are.....
No New Chain Link Fences Would be Allowed in Salisbury Under Proposed Code Change
WBOC - Jul 11, 2017
SALISBURY, Md.- A proposed code update in Salisbury would require people putting up fences to stay away from chain link material. The city said it is considering changing the current standards for fencing because it will have a better effect on the property value....


Community Issues

Artwork appearing around Spearfish through Linking Fences project
Black Hill Pioneer - Jul 15, 2017
SPEARFISH — Chain link fences provide a frame for artwork in Spearfish as more pieces are installed as part of Matthews Opera House and Arts Center and ArtCentral’s community project, “Connecting Our Community Through Linking Fence....
Englewood nature center putting up fence to keep deer out
North Jersey - Jul 16, 2017
ENGLEWOOD — Construction is underway on an 8-foot-high fence meant to keep deer out of Flat Rock Brook Nature Center. ...
Cooper Elementary fence issue dominates school district meeting
The Reporter - Jul 14, 2017
Vacaville Unified leaders on Thursday faced a light, summertime agenda, but one seemingly routine matter, the fence project at Cooper Elementary, drew some protracted and pointed comments during the 45-minute meeting ...


Virtual Fencing At Delhi Airport Raises Around 50 Fake Alarms Daily, Keeps Security On Toes For Nothing
India Times - Jul 17, 2017
As per a senior official, virtual fencing which is also known as Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) installed at the boundaries of Indira Gandhi International (IGI) has been raising false alarm forcing a dedicated team to manually check the breach, reported Mail Today....

AG Fencing

Could this be the end of wire fences?
NZFarmer - Jul 18, 2017
“DairyNZ research engineer Brian Dela Rue considers whether electric fencing, the iconic Kiwi invention, might be consigned to the history books, along with another Kiwi icon, the hard-working farm dog....
Building fences Area farmers help with wildfire losses
Clayton County Register - Jul 11, 2017
“Farmers help farmers.” With just three words, Clayton County Supervisor Ron McCartney summed up the motivation behind an Iowa-based humanitarian effort to help an Oklahoma rancher devastated by spring wildfires....
Canoa's rebuilt fence keeps in ranch's history
Green Valley News - Jul 11, 2017
Bales of wire and chunks of what look like firewood don't seem out of place on a cattle ranch. But every time two cousins from Tucson weave the materials together to restore sections of the retaque fencing..
Rebuilding Fences a Slow but Important Task
Green Valley News - Jul 13, 2017
The wildfires that tore through more than 1.5 million acres in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Colorado in March destroyed an estimated more than 18,000 miles of fencing...

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Number of black bears killed by cars and trains concerns national parks officials - Jul 11, 2017
Parks Canada officials say they are doing what they can to prevent wildlife deaths on highways and along train tracks after seven black bears were killed in the first half of the year, compared to eight throughout 2016....
When wildlife meets construction in Durham
Durham Region - Jul 13, 2017
DURHAM — As land is carved out of Durham Region to make way for the Highway 407 expansion, wild animals are finding themselves on the move as the path is cleared for the new roadway.....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Trump’s vision for U.S.-Mexico border: 700 to 900 miles of see-through wall - NewsHour - Jul 13, 2017
WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump doesn’t see the need for a proposed border wall to stretch the length of the roughly 2,000-mile (3,218 kilometer) frontier with Mexico......
Trump No Longer Wants to Seal Off the Entire U.S.-Mexico Border
GovExec - Jul 14, 2017
Donald Trump has repeatedly pledged to seal off the U.S.-Mexico border. But on Thursday, the president told reporters that he only intends to cover “anywhere from 700 to 900 miles......


International Borders

Afghanistan unyielding on border fencing
The Express Tribune - Jul 17, 2017
JAMRUD: Afghanistan refuses to budge from its stance on halting Pak-Afghan border fencing and border management activities, revealed an unfruitful visit of a local tribal jirga to Kabul......
North Korea supplies high-voltage electricity to border fence
UPI - Jul 12, 2017
North Korea has installed high-voltage electric fencing at its border with China, posing even more challenges for people seeking to leave the country or smuggle goods in from the outside world....

Weird News

Illinois school dorm director teaches dog to bark in whisper
ABC News - Jun 17, 2017
A resident director who lives in a dorm at a college in southern Illinois has taught his dog to bark in a whisper...

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