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Industry News

Substation fencing offers patented protection, proven in the field
Utility Products - Nov 8, 2017
Substation fencing: Every year, animals cause hundreds of substation power outages that leave thousands without power—and cost millions in repairs. TransGard manufactures and installs the only substation fencing that delivers a humane—but effective—electric shock that deters climbing animals,.....
Use Turnstiles to Reduce Active Shooter Risks (Learn More, Videos)
American Security Today - Nov 9, 2017
Active Shooter Incident Planning and Risk Abatement are among the most discussed topics lately in the news and in our security professional circles – largely due to the all-too-frequent deadly incidents in our lives and work as security professionals.....
Jacksons Fencing security mesh excels in SR3 test
Press Release - Nov 13, 2017
Jacksons Fencing, today, announced a further accreditation that underlines its credentials as the leading provider of perimeter security solutions. The company has added the important SR3 certification, for its UHS Extreme and UHS Heavy mesh systems from the Loss Prevention Certificate Board (LPCB). ...
New ATG Access Vehicle Barrier System Set To Make Streets Safer Following Terrorist Attacks
SourceSecurity - Nov 10, 2017
A British-designed road block system, which can withstand the force of a 5,500lbs vehicle traveling at 30mph, is headed to the United States in response to last week’s New York City terrorist attack in Manhattan.....
Transgard Installs 3,000th Substation Fence
Utility Products - Nov 9, 2017
(NEW FREEDOM, Pa) - TransGard, manufacturer of the leading animal-deterrent substation fencing, announced that it installed its 3,000th fence in October.....

Decking Industry News

Major expansion for UK’s leading non slip decking manufacturer
Builders Merchants News - Nov 8, 2017
Gripsure has created a new production facility, which is one-and-a-half times the size of its previous space. Expanding into premises next door and redesigning the space has enabled the manufacturer to improve its productivity and efficiency......

Fence Contractors

Paul E. Morris, 85, employed with Hercules Fence Company for over 35 years
Southside Daily - Nov 8, 2017
Paul E. Morris, 85, passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. He was born in Ivydale, W.Va., to the late Rev. Carl Morris and Thelma Morris. Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Goldie Morris.....
Area Fencing Companies Staying Busy After Strong Winds - Nov 10, 2017
Wind is not only bad when it comes to fire danger, but it can also bring down fences. With our recent stormy weather and last year's epic winter, fencing companies are staying rather busy. ....
Fencing best practice showcased - Nov 13, 2017
Fencing industry folk from a large part of the South Island converged on a North Otago landmark on October 25. The Fencing Contractors Association New Zealand ran a demonstration day at Parkside Quarries, the place where Oamaru stone is hewn from the hills.....
Unlicensed contractor gets 50 months after not building fences
Herald Tribune - Nov 8, 2017
MANATEE COUNTY -- An unlicensed contractor was sentenced Wednesday to 50 months in prison after he took money to build fences but didn’t do any work.....

Local Government Issues

Good fences make Ayer, MBTA good neighbors
Lowell Sun - Nov 7, 2017
AYER -- The east end of downtown is looking all spiffed up, thanks to new fencing funded by the town and the removal of years of railroad debris, general messiness and overgrown vegetation by the rail company....
MDOT installing fencing on M-14 where Ann Arbor teen jumped to his death
MLive - Nov 8, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI - The Michigan Department of Transportation has agreed to install pedestrian fencing along one side of a bridge over highway M-14, the site where an Ann Arbor teen is believed to have jumped to his death in May.....
City of Tyler relaxes front yard fence use policy
KLTV - Nov 8, 2017
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler City Council voted to eliminate the special-use permitting process for front yard fences in their Wednesday meeting. This means residents can place a fence in their front yard as long as it meets a few requirements....
Upgrades On George Washington Bridge Aimed At Preventing Suicides
CBS Local - NYC - Nov 8, 2017
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Life-saving upgrades are underway at the George Washington Bridge, where at least 75 people have jumped to their deaths since 2013...


Community Issues

The Way Home in Manchester seeking help to repair playground fence
Union Leader  - Nov 11, 2017
MANCHESTER — The Way Home -- a nonprofit that helps the homeless -- is seeking help to repair a playground fence damaged in a car accident....
Newton officials consider helping fund restoration of historic cemetery fence
Boston Globe  - Nov 9, 2017
Newton officials are considering a proposal to help fund restoration of a historic cast iron fence at Newton Cemetery.....
Lake Worth neighborhood changes when fence is taken down
Palm Beach Post  - Nov 12, 2017
LAKE WORTH — Brenda Smith has lived in Lake Worth more than 10 years. The 53-year-old retired office manager said she loves the city and its residents. “Lake Worth is amazing,” Smith said.....


VIDEO: Technologically Advanced Fence To Protect Aircraft At Ramon Airport
Yeshiva World News  - Nov 9, 2017
A 4.5 kilometer 30-meter high fence and other technological means will protect aircraft taking off and landing at the new Ilan and Asaf Ramon airport, currently being built near Timna......
Fences at airport to remain
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel  - Nov 9, 2017
The gates at Grand Junction Regional Airport will remain in place for the foreseeable future and a separate security system that once was considered capable of replacing the gates is now a security enhancement....

AG Fencing

WA announces $6.9 million wild dog fence
Farming Ahead - Nov 10, 2017
THE WESTERN Australian government has finalised its wild dog action package announcing $6.9 million will be spent on the State Barrier Fence Esperance extension with further investment sought from the federal government and industry......

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

MDC advises proper fencing can help keep out feral hogs
Marshfield Mail - Nov 8, 2017
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is working with public and private conservation partners through the Missouri Feral Hog Partnership to eliminate feral hogs from Missouri. Agencies in the partnership are helping landowners remove hogs from their properties through trapping....
Seventh this year, tigress electrocuted by electrified fence in Maharashtra
Times Now - Nov 8, 2017
The dead body of a tigress was recovered in a farm near Maharashtra's Amadi-Bedge village on Tuesday evening. Citizens of the village located near the town of Chimur discovered the carcass and called for forest officials who rushed to the site......

Fences in History

Waters: The Stephens Lumber Company and bottle fence
Petoskey News  - Nov 8, 2017
Waters was originally established in 1876 as the Bradford Lake settlement. In 1885 it was moved and renamed Waters — the name apparently coming from the number of lakes in the area....

USA/Mexico Border

Newsweek - Nov 10, 2017
Construction companies that are helping build President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall want the Justice Department to protect them if several cities go ahead with their plan to stop doing business with any company involved in the controversial project. ..
Mesh added to border fence in Nogales, Arizona to deter smugglers
Tucson News Now - Nov 7, 2017
The Border Patrol is adding mesh panels to the fence in Nogales as a way to keep people from smuggling goods in the downtown area, officials said....
A proposal for different kind of prototype: a binational border park
Ventura County Star - Nov 12, 2017
SAN DIEGO - About 14 miles west of the Trump administration’s prototypes for a future border wall, a small group of San Diego-Tijuana border residents has begun championing a very different notion: removing the wall altogether.....


International Borders

Can A Fence Help In Fighting Terrorism In Pakistan And Afghanistan?
Gandhara - Nov 81, 2017
For months, Pakistan has been touting a fence along its western border with Afghanistan as an antidote to terrorist violence and an answer to Afghan and international claims that Islamabad supports insurgent groups in the neighboring country. ....
Barbed Wire Fence on Slovenian Border with Croatia Still Not
Total Croatia News - Nov 81, 2017
Two years after the barbed wire fence was constructed on a large section of the Slovenian side of the border between Croatia and Slovenia, the Slovenian....

Weird News

Police search for wedding ring lost in Halloween candy bag
ABC News - Nov 12, 2017
A Vermont trick-or-treater may have picked up more than candy on Halloween this year. Police say a woman who lives in South Burlington called them after she says she accidentally dropped her yellow gold and diamond eternity wedding band into a trick-or-treater's bag......

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