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Industry News

Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Announces 2017 Officers
Benzinga - Mar 16, 2017
Columbia, Maryland (PRWEB) March 16, 2017 The Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute (CLFMI) has announced the election of three industry leaders to its top volunteer positions for 2017...

Decking Industry News

Oldcastle Architectural acquires deck profile maker AERT
Plastics News - Mar 17, 2017
Concrete masonry manufacturer Oldcastle Architectural Inc. will expand its reach into outdoor lawn, garden and paver products with the acquisition of composite deck profile maker Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc....
A trendy twist in decking
Plastics News - Mar 14, 2017
A growing number of contractors are using heating blankets to form PVC and composite decking into unique designs that follow the customers’ lay of their land, kidney-shaped pool or desire for something different....

Fence Contractors

Fence Company In St Augustine, Florida, Celebrates Milestone
Digital Journal - Mar 16, 2017
St Augustine, FL. Hardwick Fence LLC has announced that they are celebrating a 7-year business milestone of being back in St Augustine as "the Original" Hardwick Fence. The company has been in the fencing installation business for more than 50 years. ..
Fencing title as safe as tigers for winning duo at CD Field Days
NZ Farmer - Mar 16, 2017
Visitors to Wellington Zoo's tiger enclosure can be confident that there is no chance the big cats will get loose because the fence was built by top fencer Mat Jones. ..

Local Government Issues

SLC installing fence south of Gateway to address safety concerns
KSL - Mar 19, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Transit Authority and Salt Lake City officials say a fence will be built between TRAX lines on 200 South along the southern edge of The Gateway shopping center to improve traffic safety. ..
Fayetteville Public Schools To Investigate Fencing Needs Of District’s Elementary Schools - Mar 14, 2017
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- Fayetteville Public Schools announced on Tuesday (March 14) they would conduct an audit to determine the fencing needs of all elementary schools in the district.. ..
New fencing, landscaping planned along I-85 Business
Spartanburg Herald Journa - Mar 16, 2017
An eyesore along Interstate 85 Business in Spartanburg County is being removed as part of a gateway beautification project. The 6-foot-tall chain-link fence the runs between the I-85 interchange and the Highway 9 ..

Community Issues

Fayetteville Public Schools To Investigate Fencing Needs Of District’s Elementary Schools
Kent - Mar 14, 2017
Some quipped that workmen may return to complete and lengthen it, while others cited health and safety, noting it may be to stop cars driving around the barriers and avoid paying to get to nearby car parks or the Ashford International station entrance. ..

Fences in History

Barbed wire collector: Finds bring back history
The Sprectum - Mar 9, 2017
GARDNERVILLE, Nev.— 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.. ..



Timber Vs Aluminium: How to choose the right fencing
Architecture and Design - Mar 20, 2017
encing comes in different materials, designs and finishes, and making the right choice can be a complicated process. Sentrel Pty Ltd explains the various features of timber and aluminium fences, and also provides suggestions for ongoing maintenance...

AG Fencing

Cargill Donates $50,000 of Fencing Materials to Fire-stricken Western Kansas Ranchers
Cattle Network - Mar 13, 2017
In response to last week’s fast-moving wildfires that consumed more than 1,000 square miles (650,000 acres) of rural Kansas, Cargill’s Wichita-based North America protein business is donating $50,000 in new fencing materials ..
Bill would make fence destroyed by wildfire exempt from sales tax
High Plain Journal - Mar 13, 2017
The Kansas House of Representatives passed a bill March 14 that would exempt the sale of fencing materials used to repair or replace agricultural fences damaged or destroyed by wildfires in 2016 ..
Study shows wildfire does not damage barbed wire
High Plain Journal - Mar 18, 2017
Don’t assume that a grass fire has damaged the barbed wire on a fence. That’s the message of one Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in Amarillo to ranchers who saw wildfire rip through their fenced grassland beginning March 6...

Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

Interstate 70 getting more than 40 miles of new wildlife fencing
Vail Daily - Mar 20, 2017
EAGLE COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work installing more than 40 miles of new wildlife fencing along Interstate 70. Work will include tall fence installation along the interstate, ..
Ocelot barriers going in at FM 106 underpasses
The Monitor - Mar 18, 2017
RIO HONDO — The Ocelot Underground is taking shape along FM 106. The roadway between Rio Hondo and Buena Vista Road is in the midst of a $15.5 million overhaul covering more than 11.4 miles.. ..

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Bidding has begun for Trump's border wall
CBS News - Mar 20, 2017
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website ...
California shouldn't invest in companies that build President Trump's border wall, lawmakers say
LA Times - Mar 20, 2017
Three state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require California’s pension funds to divest from any company involved in building President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. ...
Trump Calls For 30-Foot-High Wall At Mexican Border
CBS Local - miami - Mar 18, 2017
The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high wall that is difficult to climb and cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing President Donald Trump’s promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” at the Mexican border. ...


International Borders

Pakistan Starts Building Fence Along Border With Afghanistan Amid Terror Attacks
International Business Times - Mar 13, 2017
Pakistan recently began building a roughly 1,500-mile fence along its northwestern border with Afghanistan, the Nation reported Monday — an action that was sure to anger Kabul, which has long refused to recognize the border between the two countries as a legitimate dividing line.. ...

Weird News

Ban on Irish butter sparks fight in butter-loving Wisconsin
ABC News - Mar 17, 2017
Wisconsin resident Jean Smith snatches up entire stocks of her beloved Kerrygold Irish butter from stores when visiting family in Nebraska, thanks to an antiquated law in her dairy-obsessed state that bans it and any other butter that hasn't been graded for quality.....

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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.
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*_ Responsible, and reliable.
*_ Ability to interface effectively and professionally with customers.
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*_ Courteous and polite (will be working on job sites around customers and other contractors.)
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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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