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Industry News

Safety equipment: Fencing installation video for deterring animals
Utility Products - May 18, 2017
Safety equipment: TransGard animal deterrent fencing has been in the field for 20 years and currently protects more than 2,500 substations across North America. Now, substation operators can see firsthand the simple process of installing TransGard animal deterrent fencing.. ..
BSW taps in to domestic acoustic fence panel market
Open PR - May 22, 2017
BSW Timber Group, the UK’s largest fully-integrated forestry company, has just unveiled a brand new domestic acoustic fence panel system. As living areas across the country continue to get smaller, many people now look to their gardens for a bit more space – but noise pollution is an increasing concern. ..
InventHelp® Clients Patent “P V C Fence Hanging System” – Invention Helps To Hang Items Easily on a Home’s Fence
PR Web - May 19, 2017
InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, announces that several of its clients, inventors from New York, have developed a device that’s designed to provide a convenient way to hang items from a fence. This invention is patented...
Homeland Vinyl Products Locates Manufacturing Plant In Surgoinsville, Tennessee
Area Development - May 7, 2017
Homeand Vinyl Products will locate a new manufacturing facility in Surgoinsville, Tennessee. The company has purchased an existing facility in the Phipps Bend Industrial Park, located at 140 Industrial Dr., where it will manufacture vinyl fence, decking and railing products and accessories...

Fence Contractors

City of Dothan dispute with fence company resolved
WTVY - May 19, 2017
DOTHAN, AL A decade long dispute between the City of Dothan and a Dothan fencing company is settled. Today Dothan City Commissioners approved payment in the amount of $76,000 to Allied Fencing......
Olathe man battling cancer forced to finish fence after contracting company took money, failed to finish project
Fox-4KC - May 19, 2017
OLATHE, Kan. -- By doctor's orders, Joe Brashears isn't supposed to be building a fence in his backyard. But the Olathe man said he has little choice. The fencing contractor he and his wife Stacey paid to do the job has disappeared.....

Local Government Issues

They're About To Start Building The Fence Around Parliament House
BuzzFeed - May 17, 2017
Construction on the controversial 2.6 metre tall security fence being installed around the perimeter of Australia's Parliament House is about to commence, with site sheds delivered on Wednesday.. ..
Laguna Woods approves permit for higher fence around Village’s perimeter
OCRegister - May 18, 2017
The City Council on Wednesday, May 17 approved a permit to allow Laguna Woods Village to exceed the city’s municipal code of maximum fence and wall height provisions.... ..

Community Issues

Fencing on parking garages in Grand Rapids deters suicides, falls
KHTS - May 17, 2017
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The city of Grand Rapids installed special fencing on the top of its parking garages three years ago to help prevent suicides or falls. The move came after three people had died.. ..
AmeriCorps team refreshes GAR Cemetery fencing
MiamiOK - May 19, 2017
AmeriCorps NCCC team Earth 7 continues its service in Miami with a refresh of the south side wrought iron fencing at the G.A.R. Cemetery.. ..


AG Fencing

New Generation: Don’t Fence Yourself In
Cattle Network  - May 17, 2017
As a young producer, having the opportunity to gather advice or gain insight from those who have “been there, done that” is priceless. That is a main reason I value industry events like the annual National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) . ..
Wyoming Officials Help Rancher Build Wildlife-Friendly Fence
US News  - May 17, 2017
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — As he hitched up his black 101st Airborne Division ball cap, Karl Lankford leaned against a freshly planted fence post and admired the shiny barbless wire lining his land at the base of Sheep Mountain in northwestern Wyoming. ..

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

10km koala fence to be built with highway upgrade
Northern Star  - May 9, 2017
A 10-kilometre stretch of new koala fencing will be built as part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade to help keep local populations safe during and after construction work on the project. ..
Bear kills 6 chickens, raising questions about electric-fence ban
Durango Herald - May 17, 2017
Conversations have reignited over whether the city of Durango should allow electric fencing within town limits after a bear broke into a high-end chicken coop, killing six chickens... ..
Environment Agency agrees to controversial otter fence at Manea Pit
Wisbech Standard - May 17, 2017
Controversial plans to build an otter fence around Manea pit have been given the thumbs up from the Environment Agency (EA) despite large opposition in the village... ..

Fence and Animals - Pets

Spiked vests, new fencing latest tools to protect pets from coyotes
Daily Breeze - May 00, 2017
For Penny Sprague, the wake-up call arrived last summer. “I have a 7-pound dog and had a coyote lying in my next-door neighbor’s yard early one morning,” the San Pedro homeowner said. “I was adamant about doing something.”. ..


Bamboo fences: from Tiki huts to eco chic
OCRegister  - May 19, 2017
It has been 70 years since World War II veterans returning from the Pacific theater brought home with them a penchant for the stylish aesthetics of East Asia and Polynesia, sparking a tiki craze here in the states.. ..
Ask SAM: Protocol for fencing in the city
Journal Now  - May 18, 2017
Q: When having a fence installed, what is the proper protocol? Is a survey required? Would the fence need to be placed a foot within your property? ..
What's the best material for a fence?
Duluth News Tribune  - May 19, 2017
Maybe you want your kids or pets to be able to play safely in the yard, or would like to create some privacy. But are you on the fence about what material best suits your fence installation? ..


USA/Mexico Border Fence

In Texas, companies await word on Trump's border wall
USA Today  - May 20, 2017
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Federal officials are handpicking companies who want a shot at building a border wall — but it's not yet clear whether any contractors from Texas, where the longest stretch will be, are still in the running. .....
Scientists Struggle to Study Border Wall’s Effects on Wildlife
KNAU  - May 17, 2017
Arizona and Sonora, Mexico are one ecosystem—a diverse and rugged desert—but they’re split by hundreds of miles of fences and vehicle barriers. Scientists want to know how the current U.S.-Mexico border wall affects wildlife,.....

International Borders

Danish People’s Party wants barbed wire fence on Germany border
The Local Germany - May 22, 2017
The nationalist Danish People’s Party wants to put up a barbed wire fence with motion sensors on Denmark’s border with Germany.. ..

Weird News

Appearance of young bear puts kibosh on high school game
ABC News - May 20, 2017
The appearance of a bear cub — a real one, not a mascot — forced the cancellation of a pair of high school baseball and softball games in Vermont.....

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