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Industry News

Zaun fencing resists power tools attack
Express and Star - Mar 4, 2017
The concept of the new CorruSec SR4 fencing was the brainchild of Zaun co-founder and director Alastair Henman in response to customer requests – and has been developed by research and development manager Adam Christie... ..
Companies Are Already Lining up to Build U.S.-Mexico Border Wall
KTLAr - Mar 2, 2017
Nobody knows much about the Mexican border wall — but 300 companies have already said they’d like to help build it.. ..
Portable Vehicle Barriers Added to Protect Mardi Gras Attendees (Video)
American Security Today - Mar 1, 2017
In reaction to tragedies in Nice, France and Berlin among others where vehicles were used as weapons against large numbers of pedestrians, Delta’s temporary vehicle barriers .. ..

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Decking Featured on March 4th Episode of FYI's "Tiny House Nation"
PRNewswire - Mar 6, 2017
AZEK Building Products has once again been featured on FYI's hit series "Tiny House Nation." In an episode that aired on March 4th, 2017, titled "400 Sq. Ft. Amplified Tiny House," American violinist and travel presenter Asha Mevlana incorporated AZEK Deck's Arbor .. ..

Fence Contractors

VIDEO: Fence company ordered to stop doing business
KARE-11 - Mar 2, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS - A Hennepin County judge has ordered Alpine Fence Company, LLC, and its owner Chad Thompson of Minneapolis to stop doing business in the state pending the outcome of a fraud lawsuit brought by the Minnesota Attorney General. ..
$5K reward for Howell fence company arson
Asbury Park Press - Mar 3, 2017
HOWELL - Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for tips that will lead to the identification, arrest and prosecution of whoever set fire to fencing company, causing "significant property loss," according to a flier from Monmouth County Crime Stoppers. ..
Fence Company Blaze In Howell Ruled Arson
Howell Patch - Mar 2, 2017
HOWELL, NJ — A February fire at a fencing company that destroyed wood supplies has been ruled arson, the Howell Township Police Department said. ..

Local Government Issues

Increase in highway collisions with wildlife prompts calls for fences near Canmore - Mar 4, 2017
The recent deaths of a number of large animals along the Trans-Canada Highway between the Banff National Park gates and the Kananaskis River has experts calling for the introduction of measures to reduce deadly collisions.. ..
WRONG FENCE: $200K stting in parking lot six years
BVI News Online - Mar 1, 2017
Six years after tax-payers’ money was used to buy a fence to replace the one currently at Her Majesty’s Prison, the said fence has been sitting in a Road Town parking lot because it is said to be inappropriate.. ..
Stories of Old Nevada: Fence building at the old Nevada State Capitol
Elko Daily - Mar 4, 2017
I am harvesting fresh cilantro from my winter garden every day. I use it in salads, chili, soups, and smoothies. Cilantro prefers cool temperatures... ..

Community Issues

May Opening Slated For New Dog Park - Following Bark for Life Event
eMissourian - Mar 5, 2017
Washington’s newest park is getting closer to opening. The city plans to have a grand opening ceremony for its new dog park. Parks and Recreation Director Darren Dunkle said the event is tentatively set for Saturday, May 6, at 12:30 p.m......
Don't Lower Tompkins Sq. Park Playground Fences, Parents Beg City
DNA Info - Feb 28, 2017
EAST VILLAGE — Parents who take their kids to Tompkins Square Park are begging the city Parks Department to abandon a controversial plan to lower the fences around the play area by three feet, claiming the tall barriers provide much-needed security in a park overrun by vagrants.....
$16K Hoggard fence repair to finish in time for Azalea Festival
WCET - Mar 1, 2017
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Four months after a driver crashed into the fence in front of Hoggard High School, the mangled mess left behind is finally going to be cleaned up. Drivers and residents tired of looking at the eyesore appear to have the Azalea Festival to thank for the repair not dragging on much longer......
Fence nabbed in bizarre theft
The Courier - Mar 4, 2017
A Ballarat man has been left baffled after thieves stole 10 metres of colourbond panelling from his fence. Gavin Lang is building his dream family home in Lorensini Drive, ..



Deciding whether to repair or replace your fence
Inside Halton - Mar 4, 2017
Is your fence falling down or starting to look unsightly? Crispline Fence Systems in Hamilton can rescue your fence with quality repairs or replacements. ..

AG Fencing

Missouri's complex fence laws topic of program March 7 in Cassville
High Plains Journal - Mar 2, 2017
A program to discuss Missouri’s complicated fence law is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 7 at The Courthouse, 700 Main Street in Cassville. ..
Good fences make good gardens — and keep out the rabbits
Greenville Journal - Mar 2, 2017
I am harvesting fresh cilantro from my winter garden every day. I use it in salads, chili, soups, and smoothies. Cilantro prefers cool temperatures... ..

Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

Scientists say Trump's border wall would devastate wildlife habitat
Star-Telegram - Mar 1, 2017
HIDALGO Muddy handprints cover the rusty, iron posts on this section of border fence in far South Texas. The 18-foot-tall barrier, which runs between a national wildlife refuge and a local nature center, ends abruptly less than a mile down the road. ..
Feral pig proof fence could save 40,000 endangered turtle eggs on remote Queensland beach - Mar 1, 2017
A simple fencing solution could help protect up to 40,000 endangered sea turtle eggs from being destroyed each year by feral pigs on a remote beach at Aurukun, on the western coast of Cape York peninsula. ..
SilverRock Resort in La Quinta begins installing new fence
KESQ - Mar 1, 2017
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Another wall was going up in the desert. This one aimed to keep bighorn sheep off of the golf course at the SilverRock Resort in La Quinta.. ..
Save the Elephants: Beehive Fences Help Protect Small-scale Farms from Crop Raids
VOA News - Mar 4, 2017
NAIROBI — It may seem odd that the world's largest land mammal would be afraid of bees, but Kenya-based research and conservation group Save the Elephants has used the elephants' fear of being stung around the eyes.. ..

Famous and Their Fences

Belleair Shore officials OK fence for baseball star’s mansion
Tampa Bay Newspapers - Mar 1, 2017
BELLEAIR SHORE – The town of Belleair Shore commission has given its approval to a fence that would help protect Philadelphia Phillies MVP Ryan Howard and his wife Krystle from repeated intrusions into their beachfront property.. ..

Fence Disputes

Video: Hanover Man Says Officials ‘Put Me in a Cage’ by Fencing His Property
Valley News - Mar 2, 2017
Hanover — A long-running feud between the town of Hanover and Lebanon Street resident David Vincelette has escalated as municipal employees work to keep his belongings from public recreational land. ..
Watch wealthy £1m homeowner 'threatens neighbours walking stick' over fence boundary dispute
Mirror - Mar 2, 2017
A wealthy woman threatened her neighbour with a walking stick 'and an axe' in a bitter boundary dispute outside her £1million home.. ..

USA/Mexico Border Fence

The Arizona lawman challenging President Trump's border wall
USA Today - Mar 5, 2017
NOGALES, Ariz. — Tony Estrada is the law here — not President Trump. The well-worn crossing along the Mexican border is a place where President Trump’s strident campaign rhetoric aimed at Mexican immigrants still throbs. ...
Will Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico wall just be more fencing?
Global News - Mar 5, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to “build a wall” along the United States’ southern border with Mexico,....


International Borders

Hungary builds new high-tech border fence - with few migrants in sight
Reuters - Mar 2, 2017
A daunting new barrier is beginning to loom over Hungary's southern border, capable of delivering electric shocks to unwanted migrants and armed with heat sensors, cameras, and loudspeakers that blare in several languages. ...

Weird News

Riddle of the Week #18: An Engineer, a Physicist, and a Mathematician Build a Fence
Popular Mechanics - Feb 20, 2017
Police in a Connecticut town are reminding people to not open their doors to "any unfamiliar cattle" after a pair of cows escaped from their pen and were found near the front door of a home a couple of houses away.....

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.
*_ Paid personal time off after first year. *_ Compensation D.O.E.



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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