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Industry News

EY Announces Doug Brady of Ideal Aluminum Products Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Finalist in Florida
Press Release - May 1, 2017
Y today announced that Doug Brady of Ideal Aluminum Products is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in Florida. ..
Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Announce 2017 Design Award Application Opens
Yahoo News - Apr 28, 2017
Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute is Now Accepting Applications for the Les Grube Memorial Design Award Competition: The Deadline for Application Submission is on November 1, 2017 ..
CAMEO Fencing Now Offering Timeless Fence Posts
PRWeb - Apr 28, 2017
CAMEO Fencing, a Virginia-based manufacturer of proprietary horse fencing technology, is expanding its catalog of fence posts to include the Timeless Fence System brand. Timeless Fence System’s posts can be integrated seamlessly with CAMEO’s existing monofilament fencing line to create strong, easy-to-install barriers for horses, cattle, and other animals.. ..
Forest Garden launches decibel noise reduction fence panel
Horticulture Week - Apr 26, 2017
Britain's biggest garden wood product company has unveiled a fence panel which is designed to reduce noise by eight times. .. ..
Eco Building Products, Inc. Subsidiary, Wood Protection Technologies (WPT), Fulfills Advanced Orders for its D-Fence Formulation
Marketwired - Apr 26, 2017
Eco Building Products, Inc. ( OTC PINK : ECOB ) announced today that the Company's subsidiary, Wood Protection Technologies, Inc., WPT, has received and shipped orders ahead of schedule as their new distribution agreement gains early momentum. .. ..
Choosing Your Self-Storage Facility Gate: Types, Pros and Cons
Inside Self Storage - Apr 30, 2017
Whether you’re installing a new security gate for a self-storage facility in development or replacing the gate at an existing site, it’s important to research and compare product types. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and knowing these in advance can help make your decision easier. .. ..
NewSpring invests $11 mln in Eastern Wholesale Fence
PE Hub - Apr 26, 2017
NewSpring Capital has invested $11 million in Eastern Wholesale Fence Co Inc. Based in Medford, New York, Eastern is a maker of fence products. .. ..

Decking Industry News

Cali Bamboo Debuts 100% Recycled Composite Decking for Summer
GlobeNewswire (press release)- - May 1, 2017
Cali Bamboo® continues to solidify its leadership in the green building industry, with TruOrganics™, a new line of composite decking. This reimagined decking is made of 100% recycled materials -- 50% reclaimed wood fiber and 50% HDPE plastic -- and features the most authentic hardwood grain texturing.. ..
AZEK® Building Products Encourages Awareness for Deck Safety Month in May
PRNewswire (press release)- - May 1, 2017
AZEK Building Products, a leader in the development of premium composite decking, is raising awareness alongside the North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA) this May for Deck Safety Month. As summer approaches and people begin to enjoy their outdoor living spaces, . ..
Trex Signature(R) Railing Named Among "Hot 50" Products
PRNewswire (press release)- - Apr 25, 2017
Outdoor living season is heating up, and with industry accolades pouring in, Trex (TREX) is hotter than ever! The latest in a string of honors this year, the company's new Signature® Railing collection has been named to Green Builder Media's list of "Hot 50 Products" for 2017. . ..

Fence Contractors

Double T Fence to relocate to Norway
Sun Journal - May 1, 2017
NORWAY — The owner of Double T Fence told the Norway Planning Board he has outgrown its facility on School House Road in Oxford and wants to relocate to 222 Waterford Road. ....
Deck & Fence Show and Sale Slated for Peekskill at Dain’s
The Examiner News - Apr 28, 2017
Dain’s Sons Company in Peekskill, which has a rich history in the local area, will hold its annual Deck & Fence Show and Sale on April 29 and 30....

Local Government Issues

LPD Security Fence Construction Underway
KLEW-TV  - Apr 27, 2017
LEWISTON, ID — In Lewiston increasing security is behind all the commotion at the Lewiston Police Department. Crews have torn out parts of the asphalt beside the station. This large trench is where they say electrical wires will go. ..
Imperial Beach Mayor rips down gate despite the owner's promise to sue
10-News  - Apr 27, 2017
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - The Mayor of Imperial Beach ripped down a chain link gate Thursday even though the man who installed the fence threatened to sue the city. Mayor Serge Dedina said a resident installed a fence illegally 12 years ago and the Mayor wanted it removed. ..


Community Issues

GoFundMe campaign to replace deteriorating dog park fence
North County Outlook  - Apr 25, 2017
Marysville Dog Owners Group needs your help to secure funds to replace the deteriorating fence at the three-acre Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park. ..
Brockton builds a fence around park occupied by the homeless
Enterprise News  - Apr 25, 2017
A fence popped up around Perkins Park this week, as part of an effort to discourage loitering at the public property, which has long been a magnet for a large homeless population in downtown Brockton. ..

AG Fencing

How to extend the life of your fence
Farm and Dairy - May 1, 2017
A properly built and well-maintained fence can last a long time. A maintenance program can help you stay on schedule with routine fence checks and repairs. Here are a few tips to help extend the life of your fences. .. ..
How much are you paying for... fencing equipment?
Irish Farmers Journal - Apr 27, 2017
As part of a new series examining the cost of some of the everyday items on Irish farms, we examine how much farmers are paying for fencing equipment. .. ..
Fencing damaged by stampeding cattle in Criccieth ‘cow worrying’ incident
Daily Post - Apr 27, 2017
Panicked cows trampled over fencing and barged into gates in a frantic bid to escape from what police believe were dogs. .. ..
12 things to know about your permanent electric fence
Beef Magazine - Apr 27, 2017
Some helpful things to know about electric fencing to help you maximize your fence’s effectiveness. .. ..

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

UDOT plans $5 million overpass for wildlife at Parleys Summit
Salt Lake Tribune  - Apr 30, 2017
Interstate 80 near Parleys Summit has long been among the deadliest stretches of road in Utah for big game. Between Lambs Canyon and Kimball Junction — a 13-mile stretch — cars killed 122 mule deer, 13 moose,. ..
Self-funded wild dog fence rising in Queensland's Bulloo Shire denied government help  - Apr 27, 2017
A sheep producer in Queensland's south-west who is fully funding a wild dog exclusion fence around his property says State Government grant money should be available to individuals. ..
Nature knows no borders. Border security can take a heavy toll on endangered wildlife - Newshour  - Apr 26, 2017
JUDY WOODRUFF: President Trump has long said he wants to build a hardened wall across the U.S.-Mexico border to reduce the flow of drugs and illegal immigration. But what would a continuous wall from California to Texas mean for wildlife in the area?..

Fences in History

The Man Who Built a 40-Foot Spite Fence Around His Neighbor’s Home
Mental Floss  - Apr 24, 2017
Nicholas Yung considered himself a lucky man. A German who immigrated to the United States in 1848, Yung had worked hard to carve out a living for himself and eventually prosper as the owner of a mortuary in San Francisco. The business allowed him and wife Rosina to purchase a modest ..


Installing a fence? Consider all the options
KOMO News  - Apr 25, 2017
You've decided it's time for a fence around your yard. Before you can choose a type of fence, you need to figure out why you want a fence.....


USA/Mexico Border Fence

The Wall, Part 1: A three-part series on the southern border
Your Central Valley  - Apr 25, 2017
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Since President Donald Trump took office, the border between the United States and Mexico has been in the national spotlight. The president is now seeking money for the controversial wall.....
The Wall, Part 2: A three-part series on the southern border
Your Central Valley  - Apr 28, 2017
CALEXICO, Calif. - The border wall is getting closer to becoming a reality, and nobody will experience the change like those who live at the border.....
Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding  - Apr 25, 2017
As the White House pushes Congress to fund President Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, a new wrinkle has emerged that could stymie parts of the massive project....

International Borders

From simple fences to high-tech border walls, a look at the world's barriers
The Associated Press - Apr 27, 2017
As President Donald Trump marks 100 days in office, he is vowing to keep his campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico... .

Weird News

Vermont chocolatier sends residents on golden ticket hunt
ABC News - May 1, 2017
A Vermont town is giving away golden tickets courtesy of its local chocolatier and the prize is free parking for a year, not a tour of a chocolate factory......

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