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Industry News

Ross Anti-Ram Fence in ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards (Video)
American Security Today (press release) - Jun 19, 2017
Ross Technology is pleased to announce the M50 P1 Post & Beam Fence, has been nominated to compete in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program.. ....
Watch: CLD Fencing Systems interviewed at IFSEC 2017
IFSEC Global - Jun 26, 2017
In the video below, Stewart Plant, head of marketing at CLD Fencing, is interviewed by IFSEC TV during IFSEC International 2017.CLD Fencing Systems, the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of rigid mesh fencing systems and security gates,.....
BD Loops Debunks Industry Myth: Electrical Lines and Loops
Contributed Article - Jun 26, 2017
Myth: Keep electrical lines 3 away from loops.
Truth: 60 cps Electrical lines do not interfere with inductance loops.
BD Loops has been fighting this myth for over 8 years, this myth is even present in industry training schools despite all the evidence we have provided that clearly contradicts this old myth.....

Sliding Gate Operator Market 2017-2021: Trends, Technology and Opportunities
Press Release - Jun 20, 2017
Sliding Gate Operator Market report provides key statistics on the market status of the Sliding Gate Operator Manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the Sliding Gate Operator Industry....
Delta Scientifics MP5000 Portable Vehicle Barriers Deployed By Fremont City Council
Source Security - Jun 23, 2017
Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announced that, reacting to tragedies in London and Berlin,...
Self-Storage Gate Maintenance: Steps to Prevent Breakdown, Damage and Headaches
Inside Self Storage - Jun 25, 2017
When it comes to the safety and security of your self-storage facility, your gate is an extremely important component. Youre expecting it to work 24 hours, 365 days a year to let in customers and keep out criminals. ....

Decking Industry News

Fiberon Symmetry Decking Featured on Hit HGTV Series, Brother vs. Brother
PRNewswire - Jun 23, 2017
A beautiful balance of designer looks and advanced composite technology, Fiberon® Symmetry® Decking recently appeared on HGTV's home improvement competition series, Brother vs. Brothe...
Fargo-based Mr. Spindle prepares to move to larger new facility
Inforum - Jun 23, 2017
FARGOA porch and decking supplies company will move into a larger facility this fall. Mr. Spindle Inc., which currently operates out of three buildings at 5936 53rd Ave. S. in Fargo, will move into a new 24,000-square-foot facility at 4039 98th Ave. S. on Oct. 1...

Fence Contractors

FAMILY CELEBRATES 40 YEARS AT THE HELM OF FENCE COMPANY
Daily Interlake - Jun 24, 2017
Dennis Wutke first bought Mild Fence Company in 1977. It had originally opened in 1972 and has now been in business for 45 years, though this year marks the 40th anniversary of its ownership under the Wutke family.....
Family businesses raise benefits, challenges for families
Frederick News Post - Jun 26, 2017
Dennis Wutke first bought Mild Fence Company in 1977. It had originally opened in 1972 and has now been in business for 45 years, though this year marks the 40th anniversary of its ownership under the Wutke family.....

Local Government Issues

Crews build controversial fence near homeless encampment in San Jose
CBS News - Jun 19, 2017
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Caltrans is building a taller, stronger wall in San Jose to stop homeless individuals from returning to an encampment, CBS San Francisco reports. ....
City approves airport wildlife fence construction
Hays Daily News - Jun 19, 2017
The Hays City Commission at Thursday’s meeting approved a bid for construction of a large wildlife fence around the perimeter of Hays Regional Airport.. ....
Fencing raised along Alligator Alley to protect Florida panthers, drivers
Naples News - Jun 24, 2017
Crews have closed a gap in wildlife fencing along Alligator Alley that has long been a hot spot for Florida panther roadkills. ....
County balks at funding grizzly fence at landfill
Powell Tribune - Jun 24, 2017
Park County commissioners say they will not help build a grizzly bear-deterring fence around the county’s Cody landfill unless environmental groups match their contribution, dollar-for-dollar. That “challenge” from the commission appeared to be dead on arrival...

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Community Issues

Fences going into water along Lake Tahoe shoreline removed
South Tahoe Now - Jun 23, 2017
LAKE TAHOE, Nevada - With the water level rising in Lake Tahoe, new issues have surfaced with the placement of fences at three parcels on the Nevada side that have extended into the lake. During recent drought years, the fences didn't touch water....
Housing Executive to erect new fence in a bid to help area of Derry plagued by anti-social behaviour
Derry Now - Jun 23, 2017
SDLP Councillor for Foyleside John Boyle has welcomed a commitment from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) to address incidents of anti-social behaviour in the Marianus Glen area of the city by erecting a new fence.....
Vandals bust fence along development
KMVT - Jun 23, 2017
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Some vandals are facing over $1,000 in fines and possible felony charges after breaking a fence along a new development....

Conumers/DIY

Time to get a new fence? Heres how to find a good contractor
Fresno Bee - Jun 26, 2017
A reader: I need a new fence. How do I go about finding a good contractor? Action Line: You have started in the right place. Contractors State License Board states a fencing contractor constructs, erects, alters, or repairs all types of fences...
Plan your wall or fencing project in 5 steps
Architecture and Design - Jun 23, 2017
efore jumping right into a fencing or wall project by hiring a professional, its important to get the process sorted out. As a homeowner or property owner, you need to plan ahead and make some important decisions beginning with the purpose....

AG Fencing

HOW BARBED WIRE CHANGED FARMING FOREVER
JSTOR Daily - Jun 24, 2017
On June 25, 1867, Lucien B. Smith of Ohio received the first patent for barbed wire. Richard Hornbeck explains that within a few decades, the new invention—or, actually, a modified version created and marketed by Joseph F. Glidden—transformed the American West.....
Brush control, chute-side, fencing demonstrations planned for Beef Cattle Short Course
NTXE-News - Jun 23, 2017
COLLEGE STATION – Live cattle working, fence building, tractor equipment and Brush Busters demonstrations are among several activities planned for the 63rd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 7-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station.....
Gregory MP critical of state Budget cluster fencing allocation
Queensland Country Life - Jun 23, 2017
News that feral pest fencing received $1 million in the state Budget last week wasn’t what the Member for Gregory wanted to hear.....

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Cat-proof fence to stop ferals
Country News - Jun 21, 2017
When the cats away, the mice and a raft of other endangered native animals will play. At least thats what a group of conservationists in Australias red centre are hoping, with work under way on the worlds largest feral cat eradication project....
The Purest Type
Texas Monthly - Jun 21, 2017
he pronghorn buck in my neighbor’s pasture methodically rubbed his jaw on tall stalks of dead careless weed. I’d stopped in the road to watch, out of old habit. The male paid no attention to the idling truck....
Commish splits on bear fence
Cody Enterprise - Jun 22, 2017
Motions at meetings of the Park County Commissioners rarely take the form of a challenge. That didn’t stop commissioner Joe Tilden on Tuesday. ....

Home Owners Associations

Residents say HOA's fence plan costing them
10-News - Jun 23, 2017
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Thousands of San Diegans pay monthly fees to a homeowners association that's supposed to maintain their neighborhood, but a group of Tierrasanta residents says their HOA's plan to beautify their area is getting them surprise bills.....

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USA/Mexico Border

Texas company builds border wall prototype hoping Trump will tweet about it
KHOU - Jun 22, 2017
BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- A border wall built by Texans with Texan materials may sound like a winning idea to the Trump administration. That’s what one group of Houston contractors is pitching to Washington. ...

International Borders

Pakistan Begins Fencing Border With Afghanistan
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - Jun 20, 2017
Pakistan says it will soon begin building a fence along its volatile border with Afghanistan to improve security, a move that has sparked condemnations in Kabul....
IDF to build security fence on Israel-Lebanon border
Israel National News - Jun 26, 2017
Construction of a security fence in certain areas of the Israel-Lebanon border will begin in July. Israel's Defense Ministry estimates that Hezbollah terrorists - including snipers - will attempt to stop the construction by firing towards Israel....

Weird News

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog
ABC News - Jun 24, 2017
Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the 3-year-old, 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest.,..

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