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Industry News

Gibraltar Introduces New Temporary Vehicle Barrier Products for Crowd Protection and Hostile Vehicle Mitigation
PRNewswire - Nov 22, 2017
MARBLE FALLS, Texas, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gibraltar, a leading manufacturer of anti-ram vehicle barriers used across the globe has announced the newest additions to its anti-vehicle barrier line...
Installing Loops in Wide Driveways
Release - Nov 24, 2017
Loops are installed to detect vehicles and to prevent the gate or vehicle barrier arm from coming in contact with vehicles. Multi-loop configurations (using multiple 6’x6’ loops spaced 6’ apart to span a wide drive way in replace of one larger loop) leave detection gaps ....
Fence Detection System Market Segmentation and Analysis by Latest Trends, Development and Growth by Trending Regions 2017
SATPRnews - Nov 23, 2017
Fence Detection System Market Report is in-depth analysis of current Fence Detection System industry trends. This report is analysis of past five years & forecast of upcoming years for the global Fence Detection System Market based on various aspects such as top key players...
ITC Manufacturing Honors Heroes
Business Wire - Nov 22, 2017
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International Technical Coatings (ITC Manufacturing), the premier manufacturer of wire mesh products for material handling and fencing today expresses its wealth of gratitude to its heroes who have served and currently serve in the United States Military..
New Surface Guard Quick Deploy Event Vehicle Barriers (Multi-Video)
American Security - Nov 22, 2017
Large events create targets for senseless acts of violence. Easily deploy the entire Surface Guard barrier system in 20 minutes and provide anti-crash security at any event...
New ATG Access security innovation protects thousands from potential terror attack at the Lord Mayor’s show
Security News Desk - Nov 21, 2017
With over 7,000 people taking part in the inaugural parade, and over 50,000 visitors to the event, an innovative road block system was deployed to safeguard against a possible security breach..
New Delta Crash Rated TB100 Portable Bollard System Will Counteract Vehicle Terrorism
Source Security - Nov 21, 2017
Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, has announced that its new patent pending crash rated TB100 portable bollard system will let law enforcement and other security providers promptly block access to temporary venues ..

Decking Industry News

Plycem Recalls Allura Decking Due to Fall and Injury Hazards
Business Insider - Nov 21, 2017
Name of Product: Allura decking Hazard: The recalled decking can deteriorate and crack, causing the deck surfacing to break. Consumers can fall through broken decking and suffer serious injuries. ..
Building-Products - Nov 23, 2017
Bamboo is one of nature’s oldest building materials—and for good reason. It’s strong, dense, renewable and grows like a weed. In fact, it’s like a never-ending forest that regenerates itself every five years ..

Fence Contractors

The future's Bright for fencing business
Bridport News - Nov 22, 2017
THE future is bright for a local fencing business. John Bright Fencing and Country Store, which celebrates its 35th birthday this year, is keeping things local by enlisting the help of Bridport firm M&M Marketing and PR to help with its advertising, marketing and publicity....
Former fencing winner Stephen Hooper now wired as a judge
New Zealand Herald - Nov 22, 2017
Stephen Hooper - with various partners - has been the top competitive fencer at the Waverley A & P Show six times. He's also organised the competition for 30 years, sometimes virtually on his own......
Aaron Borden’s Passion for People Sets AJB Landscaping & Fence Apart
Thurston Talk - Nov 22, 2017
Aaron Borden had his first job, a paper route for a local newspaper, at 11-years-old. He quickly expanded, working for two larger newspapers and mowing lawns when time allowed.....
'I was losing a lot of blood' - farmer seriously injured in freak accident
FG Insight - Nov 23, 2017
Fencing contractor John Hardisty was working on a neighbour’s farm when his arm got trapped between his tractor’s post driver and a stone post.....


Local Government Issues

Washington, Seattle spending $1.1M to fence off highways and bridges from the homeless
News Tribune - Nov 20, 2017
SEATTLE Transportation departments are spending at least $1.1 million this year on fences to keep homeless people separated from Seattle highways...
Barton Hills fence can’t stay
Austin Monitor - Nov 27, 2017
Dogs, hills and swimming holes might be the foundation of a good life in Central Texas, but they aren’t a good reason for a tall fence in Barton Hills, according to the city’s Board of Adjustment...
Mission Creek Greenway fence installation begins next week
Kelowna Now - Nov 27, 2017
City of Kelowna crews will soon begin installing new chain link fencing along a section of the Mission Creek Greenway....

Community Issues

Fence Pickets to Help Fund Improvements at Dream Playground
US News  - Nov 24, 2017
A Council Bluffs group working to update and expand the Dream Playground at Lake Manawa State Park intends to use fence pickets to help fund the project. ...
Why a simple fence is making this local family so thankful
Lehigh Valley Live  - Nov 23, 2017
A week ago, a fence went up around the Munros' Hanover Township backyard. It's a pretty normal sight in a suburban neighborhood, but for this family of five its nothing short of life changing. ...
Neighbor blocks their river access with rocks, iron fence. They’re fighting back
Bradenton Herald  - Nov 21, 2017
When the metal fence with “Private Property, No Trespassing” signs were erected last week by Mr. Roy Snyder, he was slamming the nearly 100-year access for the public to Point Pleasant Point and the river...

AG Fencing

Farmer's £50k bill after bullock caused crash
BBC - Nov 20, 2017
A bullock which jumped a six-foot fence and caused a road crash could land its owner a £50,000 compensation bill. The Charolais bullock, which weighed half a tonne, cleared the fence and crashed through a hedge and other fences before getting on to the A465 road at Glynneath, Neath Port Talbot. ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Ask Joe: Is NDOT fence a death trap for deer?
MyNews-4 - Nov 21, 2017
From the Ask Joe file, a question has come up about some fencing that might be creating a hazard for wildlife. Paul Grevich wrote in asking what can be done about the fence along I-80 in Verdi.. ...
Problem-solving alligator learns how to climb a FENCE – and viewers think we’re DOOMED
Daily Star - Nov 27, 2017
Heading for a stretch of water to escape into, the gator stumbles into an obstacle in the shape of a metal wire fence. It ponders for a second, walking down the length of the fence looking for a way through....
Montana Study Aims to Reduce Grizzly-Livestock Encounters
US News - Nov 25, 2017
A University of Montana graduate student is partnering with Indian tribes to study how effective electric fences are in protecting poultry and livestock from grizzly attacks.....

USA/Mexico Border

Tall Orders: Otay Mesa Border Wall Prototypes Being Tested Soon for Climbing, Tunneling, ‘Breaching’
Times of San Diego - Nov 22, 2017
The concrete is nearly cured. Tunneling and climbing are about to begin. Testing of eight border wall prototypes on Otay Mesa is expected to begin shortly, launching a 30- to 60-day process followed by an extra month or two to evaluate what Customs and Border Patrol engineers learn. ..
GOP includes money for Trump’s border wall in Senate spending bill
Washington Times - Nov 22, 2017
Senate Republicans included $1.6 billion for the first installment of President Trump’s border wall in the new homeland security spending bill they released Tuesday, keeping the president’s marquee immigration promise on track. ..


Weird News

Firefighters work for hours to free man stuck in trash truck
ABC News - Nov 27, 2017
Officials say it took firefighters more than two hours to free a man who wound up stuck in a trash truck's compactor section....

Classified Ads


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