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Industry News

Global Chain Link Fencing Market 2017- Master Halco, Prolink, Southern Wire
Daily Hover - Jun 1, 2017
The Chain Link Fencing Market 2017 examines the performance of the Chain Link Fencing market, enclosing an in-depth judgment of the Chain Link Fencing market state and the competitive landscape globally.. ..
InventHelp Invention Avoids Mowing and Weed-Cutting Hassles Around Fences (MIS-233)
Benzinga - Jun 3, 2017
When grass and/or weeds grow up into a fence , it's very difficult to keep that area trimmed and neat, so an inventor from North Saint Paul, Minn., decided that there should be a reliable way to prevent this problem. "No more struggling to remove unsightly grass and weeds from under fences," he said.. ..

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Building Products Announces Top 25 Markets for Composite Decking
PRNewswire - Jun 1, 2017
Across the country there is a rise in composite decking popularity. Some homeowners opt for composite as an earth-friendly sustainable choice while others cite low maintenance, warranted durability, and improved aesthetics. AZEK Building Products, in conjunction with Hanley Wood's Metro Study. ..
Global Wood-plastic composites Decking Market
OpenPR - Jun 1, 2017
Report Hive Market Research Released a New Research Report of 163 pages on Title "Global Wood-plastic composites Decking Market" with detailed Analysis, Forecast and Strategies. Wood-plastic composites (WPCs) are composite materials made of wood fiber/wood flour and thermoplastic(s) (incorporates PE, PP, PVC and so on.). . ..

Fence Contractors

Insider Media - May 31, 2017
The owner of a fencing company has been fined after a member of the public was injured at the business' premises in Whittington Hill, Chesterfield....

Local Government Issues

City resolves Cliff Walk fence dispute with homeowners
Daily Progress - Jun 5, 2017
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The dispute over a fence that infringed on a portion of Rhode Island's Cliff Walk has been resolved. The Newport Daily News reports ( ) that the property owners who erected the chain-link fence, Lee and Amy Warner, have moved the structure back. Officials say the Warners' fence took up 12 to 18 inches of the path...
Fencing will harm public resource
Missoulian - Jun 2, 2017
Quietly and without any fanfare, the state of Montana is proceeding with an ugly fencing project which will permanently destroy the vista, the wildlife habitat and the atmosphere of one of the last remaining tracts of largely undeveloped land within our urban boundaries. ..
Raised fence near Norris Park raises questions
Tahlequah Daily Press - Jun 2, 2017
An enclosed fence with a private property sign that was recently erected, blocking off a portion of Spring Street, is raising questions among residents ..

Community Issues

Fencing planned at Iowa spot where 3 fell into river
WQAD - Jun 2, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Leaders in northeastern Iowa’s Cedar Falls say the city will install permanent fencing around an area of the Cedar River at a dam where three people have fallen into the river in recent months, resulting in one death ..
Barrier fencing to be erected on trail where 5-year-old fatally struck, city says - Jun 2, 2017
Barrier fencing will be erected along a section of the trail where a five-year-old boy was stuck and killed after falling off his bicycle last week, the city announced Friday. The move comes after an onsite investigation carried out by the city earlier this week. Investigators called for a number of measures to be implemented on the section ..
‘Y’all didn’t give a damn’: Church, families argue over fence built around graves
News Observer - Jun 2, 2017
RALEIGH You once could see the well-groomed graveyard, more than a century old, from the road. A few of its headstones have fallen, but fresh flowers still are placed on the graves. ..
Thieves steal historic fence from Morgan County cemetery
FOX-59 - Jun 2, 2017
MORGAN COUNTY, Ind.- Thieves targeted a cemetery and stole straight from the dead. Sometime between Mother’s Day and last week, thieves took a historic fence that surrounded graves dating back to the 1800s. ..


3 N.J. airports get $5M to enhance safety, security - Jun 1, 2017
Atlantic City International and two smaller South Jersey airports have received more than $5 million in federal grants to improve safety and security.. ..


Fence Disputes

Man faces charges in fight against Fifth Ward church fence
KTRK ABC-13 - Jun 1, 2017
A 12-foot-high fence that some Fifth Ward neighbors describe as a wall will be cut down to size Friday, according to the city's public works department. It will then be just under eight feet high, which doesn't require a city permit.. ..
Having a garden dispute with your neighbour? This is what you’re entitled to do legally
Bristol Post - May 30, 2017
They say good fences make good neighbours – but what happens when the fence breaks? Who is responsible for repairing it, and what happens if your neighbour’s tree blocks the sunlight to your garden?. ..

AG Fencing

Inaugural pasture walk to focus on fencing
Wisconsin State Farmer - May 31, 2017
FITCHBURG - The Dane County Grazing Network is starting off its first year in existence with a beef cow-calf pasture walk with a fence demonstration from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Stoneman Farm in Fitchburg. ..
Pro tips on building durable barbed-wire fences
Canadian Cattlemen - Jun 1, 2017
Most fences for cattle utilize barbed wire, especially for large pastures, since a good barbed-wire fence is effective and much cheaper to build and maintain than rail fences or netting, and will last longer if properly installed..
Ask a Master Gardener: A fence is the best deer, rabbit defense
Duluth News Tribune - May 31, 2017
Q: Rabbits and deer are damaging plants in my yard and garden. My next-door neighbor has started sprinkling his own urine around plants he wants to protect. Will this work? I am grossed out, but if it's actually effective I might reconsider. ..

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Breaking a fence-breaking habit: maintaining the fences that reduce human-elephant conflict - Jun 2, 2017
As agriculture expands into traditional elephant habitat, human-elephant conflict (HEC) has become a major threat to long-term survival of African (and Asian) elephants, often facilitating poaching and habitat destruction. ..


Girl died of electrocution after grabbing carnival fence, autopsy shows
Wichita Eagle - May 30, 2017
Fifteen-month-old Pressley Bartonek died from electrocution after grabbing an electrically charged fence at a carnival in west Wichita on May 12, an autopsy report says. ..

USA/Border Fence

Donald Trump’s Border Wall: A ‘Progress’ Report
NBC News - Jun 4, 2017
More than four months into his term, how close is President Donald Trump to making good on his signature promise to build a wall between the United States and Mexico? Let's take a look.. ..
Border wall may cut off some from rest of Texas
Houston Chronicle - May 30, 2017
BROWNSVILLE - Pamela Taylor, 88, lives on a sliver of land between the Rio Grande and the border fence. A decade ago, as the path of the barrier was being hotly debated, Taylor worried she would be stranded in a no man's land.. ..


International Borders

Lithuania starts erecting fence on border with Russia
Wichita Eagle - Jun 4, 2017
VILNIUS, Lithuania – Lithuania has started building a fence on its border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad in an attempt to curb smuggling and illegal immigration and strengthen the EU's external border.. ..

Weird News

Extreme Fencing Team Formed at Kalamazoo College
The Kzoo Index - Jun 1, 2017
A newly formed sports team straddles the line between actual merit as a physical activity and pure hooliganism, receiving increased support from the student body and accumulating complaints from the neighborhoods surrounding the campus. The spring practices for next year’s extreme fencing team took students through variou....

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