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Industry News

HySecurity Automated Gate Systems Now Available To PSA Security Network Integrators
Source Security - Mar 22, 2017
HySecurity announces their partnership with PSA Security Network. This relationship makes HySecurity premium commercial, industrial and anti-terrorist automated gate systems available to PSA Security Network integrators... ...
Security Fencing
Correctional News - Mar 22, 2017
SECUREX High Security Fencing by Niles Fence & Security Products is an expanded metal fence designed for new installations and is used extensively for high security applications.. ...
Eco Building Products, Inc. Subsidiary, Wood Protection Technologies (WPT), Announces Licensing and Distribution Agreement
Yahoo News - Mar 22, 2017
Eco Building Products, Inc. ( OTC PINK : ECOB ) announced today that its subsidiary, Wood Protection Technologies, Inc. (WPT), has entered into an exclusive licensing and distribution agreement with one of the Industry's largest wood fencing manufacturers.. ...

Decking Industry News

8 Steps to a Better Deck
Yahoo Finance  - Mar 27, 2017
MISSION, KS--(Marketwired - Mar 27, 2017) - (Family Features) The season of backyard barbecues and outdoor entertaining is here, but for thousands of homeowners with worn out wooden decks, the return of warmer weather means one thing: deck repair and maintenance. ..
Composite building product maker to be acquired
Plastics Recycling Update  - Mar 22, 2017
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, a major end user of recovered PE, is being sold for more than $100 million. Oldcastle Architectural will acquire Springdale, Ark.-based AERT for $117 million, according to a press release. AERT is a major producer of wood-plastic composite building products.. ..

Fence Contractors

Heilman Deck and Fence Announces Expansion of Product Line
MENAFN.COM - Mar 27, 2017
(MENAFN Editorial) Heilman Deck and Fence is pleased to announce the company will expand its product line by introducing the Zipup Underdeck waterproof systems. The deck and fence contracting company specializes in offering outdoor construction year-round. ..
Suit says Fort Smith owes four contractors $200,000
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette  - Mar 22, 2017
FORT SMITH -- Four companies are suing Fort Smith for more than $200,000 for work they performed on the River Valley Sports Complex before city directors terminated their agreement with the complex's developers. An attorney for B&A Electric Inc., Megehee Fence Contracting LLC, Grimes Dozer Service Inc., and James Griffith filed the lawsuit Monday in Sebastian County Circuit Court. ..

Local Government Issues

Kansas Governor Signs Bill To Assist in Rebuilding Burned Fences  - Mar 22, 2017
The new Kansas law will create a sales tax exemption for materials purchased to replace burned fences. The bill moved incredibly fast, from a legislative perspective. The House and Senate approved it just last week. ..
Noise Barrier, Fence Installation Resumes Near New Tappan Zee Bridge
Orangetown Daily Voice - Mar 24, 2017
As the new Tappan Zee Bridge continues to advance towards completion, workers have been busy installing concrete noise barrier panels along the New York State Thruway in South Nyack with the goal of having the structures complete in April. . ..
Report: How a fence could derail a new Miami-Orlando train | Video
Sun-Sentinel - Mar 26, 2017
Executives of the company building Brightline, a Miami-Orlando passenger train service, are deeply concerned about a bill wending its way through the Florida Legislature that contains rail-crossing requirements that could disrupt the project’s West Palm Beach-to-Orlando segment. . ..
Remington solar energy farm project on track
Fauquier Now  - Mar 24, 2017
Peering through jet-black safety sunglasses, the veteran Dominion Virginia Power project manager liked what he saw Thursday afternoon...13,817 Feet of chain-linked fence that will encircle the two solar power energy fields.. ..
Canyon County aims to beef up security at jail with new fence
KBOI-TV  - Mar 21, 2017
CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) — Changes are being made at the Canyon County Jail that could keep the public a little safer. Seven inmates have escaped from the Canyon County Jail in less than a year and a half, according to county spokesman Joe Decker. . ..


Community Issues

Colonial Williamsburg considers fencing off Historic Area to raise revenue
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily  - Mar 21, 2017
Strolls down Duke of Gloucester Street may come with an admission fee if the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation follows through with an idea to build a fence — informally presented to members of City Council earlier this month.. ..
With prospect of fence, Merchants Square businesses find common ground
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily  - Mar 27, 2017
For almost a century, the four city blocks that make up Merchants Square have marked an intersection between Williamsburg’s economic future and its storied past.. ..
Ai Weiwei’s Latest Artwork: Building Fences Throughout New York City
New York Times - Mar 26, 2017
Ai Weiwei, the provocative Chinese artist, will build more than 100 fences and installations around New York City this fall for “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” one of his most large-scale public art projects to date. ..

AG Fencing

Barb-wire fence? Brace it correctly to make it last
Beef Magazine - Mar 27, 2017
Here are some tips from a full-time fence builder on how to string steel so it lasts long enough for the next generation of cowboys to cuss it, too.. ..
Farm fencing plan made attractive
Tribune News Service - Mar 27, 2017
An increase in subsidy from 60 per cent to 80 per cent under the Mukhyamantri Khet Sanrakshan Yojana to protect the crop of farmers from wild animals through electric fencing likely to attract more farmers. The scheme was grounded due to high cost. ..
Millions of Dollars in Fencing Repairs Needed in Southern Plains
Drovers - Mar 24, 2017
Producers in the southern Plains are still assessing damages caused by the wildfires that struck the area earlier this month. Between labor and supplies in the communities, producers say repairing and rebuilding fences could cost millions of dollars ..
Fence law book topic of March 22 webinar
High Plains Journal - Mar 21, 2017
A new book, Five Strands: A Landowner’s Guide to Fence Law in Texas, will be the topic of a webinar at 6 p.m. March 22, hosted by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. ..
Long-distance neighbor rebuilds Oklahoma fences
Maryville Daily Forum - Mar 21, 2017
Rural folks in northwest Missouri are known for helping their neighbors — even if their neighbors live 500 miles away. ..

Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

Construction begins on $2.5M wildlife fence on I-70
Coloradoan - Mar 27, 2017
FRISCO — A $2.5 million wildlife fence along Interstate 70 is now under construction. The Summit Daily reports the fence will stretch over 40 miles. The purpose of the fence is to reduce the number of collision involving wildlife.. ..
Fence in Valmiki tiger reserve to prevent wildlife deaths in train hits
Hindustan Times - Mar 25, 2017
Taking cognizance of recurring incidence of wildlife deaths owing to hits by trains passing through the Valmikinagar tiger reserve (VTR), the railways authorities are planning to raise a permanent fence alongside a six kilometre stretch of the railway track, from Valmikinagar to Paniahwa railway stations. ..

USA/Mexico Border Fence

The battle to build Donald Trump’s wall
The Economist - Mar 23, 2017
FEW slogans were chanted with as much passion by Donald Trump’s supporters in the presidential campaign as “Build that wall!”. The construction industry is almost as enthusiastic. Last week America’s Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) issued two invitations for companies to bid to build the wall on the border with Mexico....
Trump's US-Mexico border wall gives Arizona town a sense of worry and hope
ABC News - Mar 21, 2017
John Ladd has seen just about every incarnation of the border fence separating his cattle ranch in Arizona from Mexico....


International Borders

Border walls around the world
Oregon Live - Mar 25, 2017
Border Walls When the Berlin Wall was torn down a quarter-century ago, there were fewer than 20 border walls around the world. Today, at least 65 walls or fences have been completed or are under construction between nations, according to Quebec University professor Elisabeth Vallet. ...
Pakistan Begins Fencing of Afghan Border
VOA - Mar 25, 2017
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says it has started fencing off its long border with Afghanistan and areas vulnerable to cross-border militant attacks are being given priority.. ...
Bulgarian activists erect border fence to deter Turkish ‘election provocations’
RT- Mar 25, 2017
Bulgarian volunteers have begun erecting a fence on the country’s border with Turkey without authorization from the government to “prevent Turkish provocations" during elections, RIA Novosti reports. ...

Weird News

Four-legged fugitives take free rein on a California highway
ABC News - Mar 27, 2017
hat mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway — followed by a mule.....

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.


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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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