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Industry News

ITC Provides Architectural Fencing System for Sloan Park, Spring Training Home of World Champion Chicago Cubs
Marketwired - Mar 7, 2017
International Technical Coatings (ITC) today announced its technological advanced Architectural Fencing Systems (AFS Fencing) now surrounds Sloan Park, home of the World Champion Chicago Cubs spring training facility in Mesa, Arizona, just in time for the start of this year's spring activities. ..
Mark your Calendar - Learn “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” at CPSG-U in May!
Press Release - Mar 14, 2017
BD Loops popular “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” Seminar is coming to Denver! Controlled Products is hosting a free seminar presented by Brian Dickson of BD Loops. This seminar counts towards the CEU’s required to obtain or hold certification with the IDEA.. ..
ProtectaPet Donate £8k Dog Run to Manchester Dogs Home to Launch Innovative UK Designed and Manufactured Dog Fencing
PRWeb - Mar 8, 2017
ProtectaPet have donated the showcase dog run, which has a retail value of £8,000 including professional installation, to Manchester Dogs’ Home. Eve Davies, Communications Director, places animal welfare firmly at the heart of the business strategy, saying ‘Manchester Dogs’ Home is the ideal location for the inaugural ProtectaPet Pro dog run. ..
Simple and Secure with CINCH systems, SIA (Learn More – Video)
American Security Today - Mar 12, 2017
CINCH systems, an unusual company name that developed out of the dictionary definition of CINCH, meaning simple and secure. With that meaning in mind, the founders set off to develop encrypted, high-level security systems that are just that—simple and secure.. ..
New model for prison perimeter security delivery
Specification Online - Mar 12, 2017
The leading prison fencer believes the UK Government could make significant savings by adopting its proposed model for delivering perimeter security.. ..
Recycled Plastic Fencing can be an Easy, Ecologically-Friendly Option for your Home
Green Building Elements - Mar 7, 2017
Taking used plastic articles and turning them into new plastic articles is an important part of a sustainable future for the world’s environment. Exact data is hard to come by, but a recent study published in Science and quoted by National Geographic finds that over 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans of the world every year. ..

Decking Industry News

Plastic Decking Market by Resin Type, Composite Type, Type of Construction ), End-Use - Global Forecast to 2021
PRNewswire - Mar 8, 2017
The plastic decking market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.82% during the forecast period of 2016 – 2021 and reach USD 4.69 billion by 2021. The plastic decking market is driven by factors such as rapid urbanization, rising construction activities in emerging economies, and large-scale investments in the industrial and infrastructure sectors.. ..
Composite vs. wood: like trading in Trigger for that Mustang -- Handyman Hints
Standard-Freeholder - Mar 12, 2017
Purchasing a new automobile can be expensive, as can be the purchase of composite decking. Further to that big expense, driving your new car off the showroom floor will have you suffer an immediate investment loss of about nine per cent— and by year end, this once-shiny beauty will have declined a full 19 per cent in value... ..

Fence Contractors

Local fence and tree trimming crews are working overtime
13-ABC - Mar 10, 2017
TOLEDO (13abc Action News) - As you know the power of mother nature was on full display as high winds tore through the region on Wednesday. A day after the wicked wind storm, there are still a lot of people without power and with a lot of damage to clean up.. ..


Local Government Issues

Lawmaker considers suicide prevention fence on bridge
WCSH-6 - Mar 11, 2017
PROSPECT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Penobscot Narrows Bridge which connects Verona Island to Prospect, has become a place where some people in crisis have chosen to jump to their death. One local Lawmakers is considering a plan to fix that... ..
Decorative fence at Saskatoon school could deter jaywalking
The Star Phoenix - Mar 9, 2017
Students at Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute may soon have to find an alternative route to the Churchill Shopping Centre across the street. It’s common for students at the Clarence Avenue high school to exit its front doors and illegally cut across the busy street to nearby shops.. ..
Get A First Look At The Fence That Will Soon Surround The Eiffel Tower In Paris
Konbini - Mar 11, 2017
We broke the news just a month ago: the Eiffel Tower, the most visited paying monument in the world, the very symbol of the city of Paris, will soon be surrounded by a glass fence. Tightening safety measures and reassuring the public are the main concerns of the prefecture of police and the mayor of Pari.. ..
Markham residents balk at paying $30K each to fix Highway 407 fence - Mar 10, 2017
Markham residents who live along Highway 407 are crying foul after the corporation that runs the highway said homeowners are responsible for fixing a fence along the highway that's buckled into their backyards, and it will cost them $30,000 each to do the job......
Weed City Council to discuss controversial fence materials
Mount Shasta Herald - Mar 8, 2017
The Weed City Council will discuss fencing materials after receiving oral and written complaints about metal fences. The city has also received letters in support of metal fences.....


Surely Transnet must fence railway line?
Southcoast Sun - Mar 8, 2017
I am concerned for the safety of children and animals in the Warner Beach and Winkelspruit area as the railway has no proper fencing to keep them away from the tracks. These children and animals have no regard to safety, after all they are just innocent children. ..


Networx: What is the best front fencing for your home?
Inside Halton - Mar 9, 2017
Thinking of adding a front fence to your home? Or maybe you need replacement of your old fence after winter storms battered the life out of it. Whatever the case, now is the time to start planning for the best-looking, most practical fence for you and your property. ..
The Right Fence for Your Backyard Makeover
Cape May County Herald - Mar 9, 2017
As the calendar brings us further into the month of March, it’s becoming easier to see the light at the end of the chilly tunnel – springtime! Spring will officially arrive on March 20, and with it comes warmer temperatures, longer days and more time spent in your home’s outdoor living space. ..

AG Fencing

Governors Ask USDA for Wildfire Relief Action
Cattle Network - Mar 13, 2017
The governors from four states affected by wildifres are seeking temporary suspension of grazing restrictions in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) for farmers and ranchers because of wildfires. ..
Legislation to look at fencing, other needs for fire victims
Kansas Agland - Mar 8, 2017
TOPEKA – Legislation is in the works that would provide tax assistance to farmers, ranchers, homeowners and utilities that have suffered losses from wildfires. ..
Feed, fences are top priority
High Plains Journal - Mar 10, 2017
Feed and fencing supplies are the most pressing needs of ranchers affected by the Starbuck Fire, which has straddled the Kansas/Oklahoma border and consumed much of Clark County, Kansas. ..


Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

Mole rats don’t dig Hungary’s migrant fence - Mar 11, 2017
The razor-wire fence on Hungary’s border with Serbia built in 2015 to keep thousands of refugees from crossing into Western Europe is claiming unintended victims — the animals that live and move through the region. ..

Fences in History

Fallon collector has fence history wired
Nevada Appeal - Mar 9, 2017
It can only mean one thing if Mike Call slams on the brakes while driving down the highway — barbed wire. Call's been known to spot a new type of barbed wire while driving 50 mph down the road, said his wife Patty.. ..
Stone fences an ode to early Irish immigrants
Sheboygan Press - Mar 9, 2017
Stone fences once crisscrossed the hilly landscape of western Sheboygan County, dividing farm fields into manageable sizes and ridding the arable land of its limestone litter left by the last glacier... ..

International Borders

Pakistan begins fencing of Afghan border
The Nation - Mar 13, 2017
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has started phased fencing of its 2,430 kilometres porous border with Afghanistan to effectively control incursion of terrorists as well as movement of drugs, arms and ammunition smugglers.. ...

Weird News

Poop scooper gets probation for using fake IDs, badges
Popular Mechanics - Mar 13, 2017
A man whose company scoops up pet poop has been placed on probation for two years and fined $500 for buying fake Secret Service identification cards and badges online to impress women on a dating site....

Classified Ads


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Seattle company looking for full time technician for the installation and service of automatic gate systems.
*_ Installation and service of mechanical and electrical systems on automated sliding & swinging gate systems.
*_ Ability to follow instructions and work independently.
*_ Washington driver's license with clean driving record.
*_ Responsible, and reliable.
*_ Ability to interface effectively and professionally with customers.
*_ Able to work and get along with others.
*_ Courteous and polite (will be working on job sites around customers and other contractors.)
*_ Positive attitude that contributes to a positive work environment.
*_ Dependable transportation.
*_ Able to pass a drug test.
*_ Willing to submit to a criminal background check.


*_ Permanent, full time work.
*_ Personal growth and position advancement.
*_ Medical and dental insurance, available after 90 days.
*_ 401K retirement plan, available after 90 days.
*_ Paid holidays, available after 90 days.
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STATESIDE STEEL AND WIRE is Hiring An Outside Sales Rep. Send resume to


MARKET DEVELOPER - Illinois & St. Louis area

Ameristar Perimeter Security is looking for a Market Developer. This individual will aggressively contact fence contractors, architects, engineers, specifiers, end-users, and distributors to create deep relationships with those customers in order to represent and grow the sales of Ameristar Perimeter Security in their specific geographic territory. Daily “face to face” sales calls to develop a deep relationship with customers is a must as well as product presentations to architects and specifiers. A minimum of 5 years of experience in sales, preferably in construction related fields is a must. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Excellent base pay and benefits, including health, dental, vision, disability, 401k and life insurance. Please email resume to


FOR SALE in N.E. Ohio is a Manufacturing Business

that could be an Entrepreneur’s Venture dream and/or an established Fence Business portfolio acquisition. The company’s partners have been focusing on the Agricultural Accessory Fencing community and have recognized there are opportunities for growth in other venues. This Business has 2 proprietary U.S. Registered Trademark unique product lines that, relate to a now term expired U.S. Patented Invention. These product lines have made sales around the World and to U.S. Retailers; both Federal & State Government Entities as well as notable Conservation Groups. Visit our web site at WWW.FENCE-FLAG.COM for complete descriptive information on our product lines, and if interested our contact information for disclosing further details on our tangible assets with asking price. This sale does not include any real estate property. Age related medical issues does necessitate this sale.



Manager / Estimator / Sales / required for Rite-Way Fencing Inc. in Medicine Hat. We are Western Canada’s largest fencing company, with 12 branches in AB, BC & SK. Experience with chain link fence & related materials and management of installations as well as previous experience in construction sales / estimating from Blueprints would be an asset. A valid drivers’ license and previous computer experience required. The ideal candidate will have previous hands on experience with fence installations. Please submit your resume and remuneration requirements to or fax (403) 287-9174. Please specify "Manager / Estimator / Sales – Medicine Hat" in your correspondence.




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