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Industry News

Revolutionising the livestock industry, one fence at a time
PRWire (press release) - May 8, 2017
With demand for exclusion fencing at historic levels, Australian family-owned and run company Clipex is leading the challenge to make it easier and more cost effective to install – and further, its innovative range of livestock handling products is revolutionising the industry......
Watch This Very Effective Anti-Terror Barrier Absolutely Decimate a Truck
Motherboard - May 8, 2017
As terrorists in Europe turn to using vehicles like cars and trucks to maim crowds of civilians, the demand for anti-terror vehicle barriers is rising. In Germany, for example, many city centres already feature subtle concrete anti-terror barriers, but as Motherboard Germany explained....
Stopping vehicle-borne terror attacks
Security Infowatch - May 5, 2017
Last month in Sweden, four people were killed and at least a dozen others were injured when a stolen beer truck driven by terror suspect plowed into pedestrians on a Stockholm street. ...

Decking Industry News

Trex Brings Modern Luxury to Lake House Competition
MarketWatch - May 3, 2017
WINCHESTER, VA--(Marketwired - May 03, 2017) - When Home to Win, the original series by HGTV Canada, planned to return to offer Canadians the opportunity to compete for a masterfully designed, contemporary waterfront home......
NADRA Releases Deck Safety Resources
LBM Journal - May 3, 2017
Quakertown, Penn. — May is Deck Safety Month, the perfect time for homeowners to ensure their decks are in top condition for the season ahead. The North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA) invites consumers to Check Your Deck using resources such as the 10-Point Consumer Checklist......

Fence Contractors

Contractor says he's gotten death threats over monument fencing
FOX8Live - May 1, 2017
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - After more than a week of protests and arrests, city workers put up a fence Wednesday around the Jefferson Davis monument in Mid City.. ....
Small businesses alter strategies to grow locally
Utica Observer Dispatch - May 7, 2017
Rommel Fence - For one local fence company, a small investment and embracing technology paid off. “In 1965, we borrowed money and bought the first post-hole digger,” remembers Mary Rommel, owner of Rommel Fence in Poland. “So, we started a little fence business. As we grew, we bought an old railroad station in Poland (around 1985).”. ....

Local Government Issues

Controversial fence in Cutchogue partially removed after town intervenes
Sufolk Times  - May 7, 2017
A portion of a controversial fence bordering the Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild property in Cutchogue has been removed. The fence was installed in November by the owners of an adjacent retail center and has since been a focus of concern among guild members and officials.. ..
Good fences make good neighbors, but emergency gates may not
Beacon Online News  - May 5, 2017
Once 145 new homes in Victoria Trails are occupied, what happens if those residents need to leave in a hurry, or if emergency vehicles need quick access to the neighborhood? They might drive through private property belonging to Blue Lake Hills homeowners.. ..
Keep trees out of division fences
Fremont Tribune - May 5, 2017
Nebraska statutes require property owners to keep trees or bushes out of fences that divide their property from a neighbor’s. Nebraska revised statute section 34-103 states: ....
LPD Security Fence Construction Underway
CBS Local - Chicago  - May 3, 2017
CHICAGO (CBS) — Safety is the top concern among park goers and residents when it comes to renovating a Chicago park. Seneca Park & Eli M. Schulman Playground, at Pearson and Mies Van Der Rohe Way, have been in the heart of Streeterville for more than three decades.. ..


Community Issues

Family looking for help to build a new fence to keep their son safe
WWMT - May 3, 2017
PORTAGE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Portage family is looking for help building a new fence after their son with an autism spectrum disorder was able to climb theirs and escape, walking 25 miles before people caught up with him. ..
Neighbors upset about LECOM's barbed wire fence
YourErie  - May 4, 2017
Erie, Pa - Erie residents are upset after LECOM puts up a new fence. Residents in the neighborhood near LECOM on West Grandview Boulevard are speaking out after the school puts up a chain-linked fence with barbed wire. ..
San Diego State students present fence plans to prevent suicides, other deaths on Coronado Bridge
KGTV  - May 4, 2017
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego State University College of Engineering students Wednesday will present plans to install a fence on the Coronado Bridge as part of their final project for a Senior Engineering Design class. ..

AG Fencing

Bill aimed at fencing at Wisconsin deer farms
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - May 3, 2017
MADISON - A bill to strengthen fencing requirements at Wisconsin deer farms where chronic wasting disease has been detected was introduced Wednesday at the Capitol. .. ..
Farm theft and floods inspire anti-crime ramp and floating fence Rural - May 4, 2017
A Hunter Valley farmer has developed an anti-theft cattle grid and a floating fence in a bid to prevent on-farm crime. Ian Headley left school at an early age and worked on cattle stations and in mining around Australia. ...
Program available for wildfire damage to livestock fences
Blue Mountain Eagle - May 4, 2017
Lightning fires damaged permanent fencing in Baker and Grant counties on private, BLM and U.S. Forest Service allotments in 2016. ...

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Study finds best fence for safe pronghorn passage
Great Falls Tribune  - May 3, 2017
Using remote cameras, researchers tested three types of barbed wire fence modifications as part of a study of how pronghorn can safely pass under fences with out ripping up their backs.,. ..
Utah plans $5 million wildlife bridge over deadly I-80 highway  - May 2, 2017
13 miles along Utah’s Interstate 80 (I-80) is one of the most dangerous road spans for animals in the state. 122 mule deer, 13 moose, four elk, and three mountain lions died in the last two years. So now the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is proposing a $5 million bridge over I-80. ..
GOHUNT  - May 3, 2017
Researchers at the University of Montana (UM), the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have identified safe fencing for wildlife. This two-year study tested three types of barbed wire fencing to pinpoint which was safest for antelope and deer to pass under,. ..


Famous and Their Fences

Taylor Swift’s shore town fences out beachgoers
Gulf News - May 3, 2017
A court has ruled against beachgoers who sought more access to the sand in a Rhode Island town where Taylor Swift owns a vacation home. .....


Astonishing moment millionaire grandfather, 62, who built a 'mini Las Vegas' in his back garden complete with a casino and bowling alley attacks his neighbour's fence in boundary dispute
Daily Mail - May 6, 2017
Given that he built an unauthorised leisure complex in his back garden – complete with casino, 16-seat cinema and bowling alley – one might have expected Graham Wildin to try to keep his neighbours happy.....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Hundreds of Bids Submitted for US-Mexico Border Wall Prototype
VOA  - May 3, 2017
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government received “hundreds” of bids to build prototypes of a wall along the country's border with Mexico, according to federal contracting documents updated this week. .....
The Trump Administration Sketches a Border-Fence Plan
Your Central Valley  - May 2, 2017
Mick Mulvaney, the president’s budget director, said on Tuesday that the administration will replace segments of chain-link fencing with a 20-foot-tall steel fence along the southern border, .....

International Borders

India plans tech-backed border fencing to prevent infiltration, boost security
Livmint - May 3, 2017
New Delhi: India will test its Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System in October in an attempt to stop cross-border infiltration, said a senior home ministry official seeking anonymiety. ..
Watch: The shocking state of the SA / Zim border fence [video]
The South African - May 2, 2017
Borders and their control has become one of the most hotly debated issues around the world over the last few years. Immigration concerns led to the two major political events of 2016, BREXIT and Donald Trump becoming president of the USA...

Weird News

Mayor charged with corruption hosts cruise to pay legal fees
ABC News - May 8, 2017
A New Jersey mayor facing corruption charges has hosted a cruise to raise money for his legal fees. ( ) reports that Paterson Mayor Joey Torres charged $150 to $250 per person for a Hudson River harbor cruise Thursday evening......

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