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Industry News

BSW Taps In to Domestic Acoustic Fence Panel Market
Stackyard (Press Release)  - May 26 2017
BSW Timber Group, the UK’s largest fully-integrated forestry company, has just unveiled a brand new domestic acoustic fence panel system.,..
Global Crash Barrier Sales Market 2017 - Bekaert, Hill and Smith, Jacksons Fencing, OTW Safety, Arbus Ltd
OpenPR (Press Release)  - May 29 2017
Global Crash Barrier Market 2017, presents a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Crash Barrier market globally, providing basic overview of Crash Barrier market including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. ,..
World of Wall Street (Press Release)  - May 30 2017
The Global Fence Wire Drawing Machine Market 2017-2022 industry, Starting with a broad overview of the Fence Wire Drawing Machine Industry globally as well as with a specific focus on Manufactures. By conducting a check of the current status of the Fence Wire Drawing Machine in Globe 2017-2022 Industry,..

Fence Contractors

Got storm damage? The BBB warns of door-to-door scammers
WMC Action News 5 - May 29, 2017
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Many residents are left without power and lots of storm damage after this weekend's storms ripped through the Mid-South. Although you may be anxious to get the mess cleaned up t....
Granite City couple sues fencing contractor over alleged failure to return deposit
Madison County Record - May 23, 2017
A Granite City couple is seeking in excess of $50,000 in damages from a fencing company it alleges failed to return a $1,500 deposit as ordered by a court....
Blackwell Fencing Announces Launch of All-New Website
Military-Technologies (Press Release)  - May 24, 2017
Texas-based fencing company with reputation for quality craftsmanship and exceptional service offers easier navigation and more dynamic interface for online presence....
Fabulous Fences
Ladue News - May 25, 2017
A fence surrounding your property can be not only practical and protective but also decorative, adding curb appeal to your home for years to come.....

Local Government Issues

Overpass fencing bill gets committee nod in Pa. Senate
PennLive - May 24, 2017
The state Senate's Transportation Committee voted 14-0 Tuesday to advance a bill requiring the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to install protective fencing on most new or replacement bridges passing over interstates or other limited access highways.... ..
Crews fix Tulsa International Airport gates and fences after pursuit - May 24, 2017
TULSA -- Maintenance crews with Tulsa International Airport have fixed the fences and gates where troopers said Jerry Newman led them on a chase into the airport’s secured area... ..
City to re-evaluate front yard fence application process - May 24, 2017
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler residents wanting to apply to add a front yard fence to their property must wait, at least for now. City Council placed a moratorium on all special use permit applications for front yard fences on Wednesday.... ..

Community Issues

'It's really grunt work': Volunteers take down fences at Tin Can Beach - May 25, 2017
Tin Can Beach is a favourite walking spot for many south-end Saint John residents who enjoy its views of the harbour — but its pastoral scenery is scarred by the remains of its industrial heritage, ..
Mass brawl at popular Tyne drinking spot leads to 6ft fence being erected
ChronicleLive - May 23, 2017
Time has been called on a popular Newcastle sunbathing spot after it was fenced off following a mass fight. ..
Fences put up at Skógafoss waterfall
Iceland Monitor - May 23, 2017
Park rangers for the Iceland Environmental Agency have put up a fence at Skógafoss waterfall, a popular tourist attraction. The number of tourists walking on the grassy area in front of the waterfall has damaged the grass, ..


AG Fencing

Electric Fencing Safer than Barbed Wires for Animal Safety
Digital Journal  - May 26, 2017
Rural Fencing & Irrigation Supplies, one of the leading suppliers of irrigation and fencing products explained how electric fencing is a better alternative to conventional barbed wires ..
Someone is stealing chain-link fencing from citrus orchards
Fresno Bee  - May 25, 2017
Someone is stealing hundreds of feet of chain-link fencing worth thousands of dollars from rural properties around Reedley, Sanger and Fresno, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.. ..
Dairy farmers put in 26,197 kilometres of fencing to keep cows out of water  - May 30, 2017
OPINION: Dairy farmers deserve a pat on the back for the work they've put in to improve water quality. The latest independently audited Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord is evidence of their commitment to this issue.. ..

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

5 expert tips to keep alligators and snakes out of your yard without a fence
Island Packet  -
Alligators and snakes are everywhere in the Lowcountry, and unfortunately sometimes that means your yardy ..
Fencing, tunnels used to protect turtles from deadly roadway  - May 28, 2017
A rural Ontario community's work to prevent endangered reptiles from being killed on a 3.6-kilometre stretch of road -- once considered among the world's deadliest for turtles -- is being held up as a successful example of how to protect vulnerable wildlife. ..


How to Make a Great Garden Fence
Popular Mechanics  - May 24 2017
There are stronger fences out there. Fences more precise in their dimensions, more uniform in their materials. Fences that took less time to build because they were planned out ahead of time, or even bought as an E-Z prefab kit. ..
Fences need not be plain
San Diego Union-Tribune  - May 28 2017
Fencing has long been an underrated part of a property. New homeowners are usually busy adding decor and greenery to customize their homes and take the perimeter partition for granted. ..
Renew a Wood Fence in Just 3 Steps  - May 28 2017
Say goodbye to flaking, peeling paint and hello to a fresh, like-new fence when you follow these three steps for a professional-grade makeover..


She Painted My Fence
WSVN  - May 25, 2017
They put up a wooden fence on their property and when their neighbor didn’t like the way the fence looked, she painted her side, leaving us wondering… can your neighbor paint their side of your fence? Know the answer? Let’s hear from Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser...
Fence dispute dropped between neighbors
Dominion Post  - May 25, 2017
KINGWOOD — A Kingwood councilman and his wife have dropped a lawsuit against their neighbors. Dick Shaffer, a long-time council member, and his wife, Iris, sued Robert and Robin Goodwin last year....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

President Trump's Big Wall Is Now Just 74 Miles Long In His Budget Plan  - May 24, 2017
After making the need for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border a central campaign theme, President Trump has asked Congress for just $1.6 billion to start building 74 miles of barriers. Texas alone shares more than 1,200 miles of border with Mexico....
Construction of Metal Fence on US-Mexico Border Continues
Prensa Latina  - May 23, 2017
Washington, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The construction of a seven-meter-high metal fence on a portion of the US-Mexico border will culminate in July, U.S. officials said....


Weird News

WWII grenades from German flea market blow up in summer heat
ABC News - May 30, 2017
Police in western Germany say a neighborhood was evacuated after World War II-era grenades and other munitions bought at a flea market began exploding in summer-like heat......

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