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Industry News

Improved Set of Fence Posts Developed by InventHelp Inventors (SFO-393)
PRWeb - Nov 20, 2017
Fences are used to create boundaries, visual privacy, block out unsightly views, and keep people and animals from entering a certain area. After seeing so many fences lacking integrity due to worn or broken posts, two inventors from San Bruno, Calif....
How do you seal a loop in freezing temperatures?
Release - Nov 21, 2017
Many installers don’t realize how important using the right sealant is for increasing the life of saw-cut loops. Using the right type of loop sealant is especially critical in areas that experience freezing temperatures. ....
Oscillot – The Revolutionary Cat Containment System – Live on Kickstarter
NB Herald - Nov 18, 2017
TORONTO, ON, November 18, 2017 — Cats are exceptional climbers, with gifted agility and flexibility. This makes them a difficult animal to keep contained to your yard. Therefore, they need special consideration....
New Measures to Counter Vehicle-Ramming Attacks Exposed
i-HLS - Israel Homeland Security - Nov 15, 2017
In light of the growing need to deal with vehicle-ramming terror attacks around the world, one of today’s most prevalent threat, an innovative line of vehicle barriers has been exposed recently. The range of unique portable road barriers includes models that stop vehicles weighing up to 40 tons. ..
Alternative Fence is Convenient, Non-Invasive and Eco-Friendly
PRWeb - Nov 18, 2017
An inventor from Seattle, Wash., knows that getting conventional but proper fencing is not always easy or even possible. "My mother moved into a retirement community that doesn’t allow permanent fixtures added to property," ..
Chain Link Fence Market Professional in-depth Industry analysis 2017 To 2022
Techno-Pow - Nov 17, 2017
‘Global and Chinese Chain Link Fence Market, 2012-2022 Market Research Report’ is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Chain Link Fence Market with a focus on the major countries/markets in the world like North America, EU, APAC and ROW....

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Deck, Rail and Trim Featured at Traditional Home Magazine's 2017 Southern Style Now Showhouse
PRNewswire - Nov 16, 2017
AZEK® Building Products, the building industry's leading manufacturer of technologically advanced, high-performance building materials, is featured at the 2017 Southern Style Now Showhouse in Savannah, Georgia. The iconic Southern home debuted in the November ..

Fence Contractors

Fence contractor to ‘pay it forward’ for firefighter’s widow
WIVB - Nov 20, 2017
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – An Amherst fence company seems to be breaking its promise to pay back a firefighter’s widow and other dissatisfied customers, as the company struggles to keep up with a growing backlog of orders....

Local Government Issues

VDOT Installs Fences Along I-64, Sees Reduction in Crashes Involving Wildlife
NBC-29 - Nov 20, 2017
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A fence lining a mile-long stretch of Interstate 64 in Albemarle County is dramatically reducing crashes involving wildlife.....
Hinsdale installing fence along culvert where boy was washed through drainage pipe
Chicago Tribune - Nov 16, 2017
Hinsdale is installing a fence along both sides of the culvert in Katherine Legge Memorial Park where a boy was swept through a drainage pipe last month....
Lacombe Lakers miffed about dog park fence
St Albert Gazette - Nov 18, 2017
Some Lacombe Lake residents want the city to spruce up the new fence in their off-leash dog park so it doesn’t become an eyesore.....
Ocean City: Coastal Highway pedestrian fence project will be worth it for safety
DelMarVanow - Nov 16, 2017
Construction has officially begun on a Coastal Highway median project in Ocean City designed to improve pedestrian safety in the busy resort town. The undertaking has drawn approval and condemnation alike from local officials and residents.....

Community Issues

New Network Rail fences in Laurel Bank Mews make Blackwell residents feel like 'prisoners'
Bromsgrove Advertiser  - Nov 20, 2017
MORE disgruntled residents have criticised new fencing, installed by Network Rail outside their homes, for making them feel like 'prisoners'. ...
Community consultation for foreshore fence
Coastal Leader  - Nov 15, 2017
Community comments will be sought on different design options for the Robe foreshore fence. The community’s comments will help council in making a decision ...
Kinder Morgan chain link fence, razor wire are 'foreboding,' says local kayaker
NEWS 1130  - Nov 14, 2017
BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – You can’t miss it. A chain link fence topped with razor wire is now floating in Burrard Inlet, surrounding Kinder Morgan’s oil tanker terminal. ...
Canmore ponders $110,000 dog fence
Rocky Mountain Outlook  - Nov 16, 2017
As part of changes being considered for the 2018 Town of Canmore budget, council has been asked to approve significant changes to the largest and most popular off-leash dog area in the community. ...
Brownsville Man Fears Damaged Fence Could Cause Explosion, Wants it Repaired
KRGV  - Nov 16, 2017
BROWNSVILLE – A Brownsville family is looking for answers to repair a damaged fence they feel is threatening their safety. Ulyses Amar said it's only a matter of time before the cinder block fence gives out, and breaks the gas meter it's now pushing up against.. ...
PICS: Fence around Wynberg Park slammed
Independent Online  - Nov 16, 2017
Cape Town - Residents in Wynberg and elsewhere on the Cape Flats are furious about a fence being erected around popular green lung Wynberg Park. ...


AG Fencing

Tired of replacing timber stakes on your farm?
Agriland - Nov 17, 2017
The average lifespan of a timber stake is just 15 years. For many farmers, this simply isn’t long enough to provide a return on investment. The cost of erecting a stock-proof fence varies significantly from farm to farm. ...
Kan. Producers Waiting for Gov't Fencing Payments After Wildfires
AG Web - Nov 16, 2017
Wildfires burned in Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas earlier this year, destroying thousands of acres in its path. Kansas ranchers were promised some help from the government ...
Horse fencing: Keeping them secure and safe from injury
Weekly Times Now - Nov 15, 2017
AS ANY horse owner knows, if there is some new and interesting way for a horse or pony to injure themselves, they will find it. And fencing is probably one of the biggest hazards horse owners have to deal with....

USA/Mexico Border

Cards Against Humanity Buying Land Along U.S.-Mexico Border, Hires Lawyer to Fight Trump's Border Wall
Hollywood Reporter - Nov 10, 2017
A promotion called "Cards Against Humanity Saves America" offered 150,000 subscribers to its game a map of the land and a "certificate of our promise to fight the wall. ..

Weird News

Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbs
ABC News - Nov 19, 2017
Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away...

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