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Industry News

Ecolife Products Ltd Seeks to Provide Eco-Friendly Solutions for Homeowners
Digital Journal (Press Release) - Nov 1, 2017
WARRINGTON, UK—With the way the world is going these days, it’s just smarter to use eco-friendly materials whenever possible, and when it comes to installing new fencing, eco is the way to go. Ecolife Products Ltd has some of the best composite fences...
The Growing Business Of Defensive Urban Design
Co.Design (blog) - Nov 6, 2017
Rob Reiter has a quick answer for people who ask him about how expensive it is to install his products: “It’s not a quarter as expensive as if they don’t do anything and something happens.” He’s talking about bollards.....
TagMaster North America and Watry Design, Inc. Successfully Deploy Parking Solution for Exclusive Residential Community - Oct 31, 2017
TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of identification solutions recently installed high performing LR-6 Pro readers and MarkTag MeM Tags at Azure Apartments for secure and convenient resident parking and access control....
Builder Online - Oct 31, 2017
Fairway Architectural Railing Solutions has announced a new line of steel railing, along with technological updates and improvements to its A210 line of aluminum railing and its entire suite of rail-connected LED lighting solutions.....
Chain Link Fencing Market Forecast 2023 Jamieson, PrivacyLink, Master Halco, Pexco, Prolink
OpenPR(Press Release) - Nov 2, 2017
Chain Link Fencing Market Research 2017 A market study ” Global Chain Link Fencing Market ” examines the performance of the Chain Link Fencing market 2017. It encloses an in-depth Research of the Chain Link Fencing market state and the competitive landscape globally....

Fence Contractors

Fence company racks up customer complaints, pledges to improve
WIVB - Oct 31, 2017
Lynn Fedeson’s husband Tim practically rebuilt their house with his bare hands–remodeled the outside, renovated the interior–and then there was the fence around the in-ground pool in their backyard.....

Local Government Issues

Fence would be a doggone shame
MV Times - Nov 1, 2017
Martha’s Vineyard Island has witnessed unprecedented change in the most recent decades. Farming declined; centuries-old pastures and fields were left to knot into vines and shrubs. The “freedom to roam” was curtailed as fences were erected across trails, beaches were gated off, and hunting was restricted.....
Community pressure leads Coleman Middle to backtrack on closing track
TBO - Nov 3, 2017
TAMPA — Pressure brought by angry South Tampa residents who live in neighborhoods near Coleman Middle School have led the school to temporarily reopen a track-and-field facility recently closed to the public......

Community Issues

Greenville deputy rescues dog stuck in fence
Greenville News  - Oct 31, 2017
A video shared by the Greenville County Sheriff's Office is going viral. The body camera video shows a deputy, identified by the Sheriff's Office as Master Deputy John Boyd, rescuing a dog whose head was stuck in a piece of chain link fence.....
What's Up With That?: Fence around V1 a reaction to vandals
HJ News - Oct 31, 2017
Question: What’s up with the fence around the old V1 gas station and Wonder Bread building next to Logan High?....
Restored North Volney Cemetery Fence
Oswego County Today - Nov 1, 2017
VOLNEY – After three years, the cemetery fence on County Route 4 (Hall Road) in North Volney is restored and standing straight and proud!...

AG Fences

Electric fences build character
Farm and Dairy  - Nov 2, 2017
There was no better job on the farm than going after the cows out in the big pasture. After being cooped up in school for what seemed like many merciless hours, the thought of grabbing the stock cane and heading off ....
Pastoral family builds a $250,000 dog-proof fence in a bid to return to sheep production  - Nov 4, 2017
For two years, a family in a remote part of Western Australia have been building an electric fence on their sheep station in a desperate bid to keep wild dogs off their property.....
Moran, Marshall introduce legislation to help with wildfire losses
The Hutchinson News  - Nov 2, 2017
After two years of wildfire disasters on the rural plains, two Kansas lawmakers are working to address the federal government’s rigid rules and red tape that has been a hindrance to the rebuilding efforts......
Invisible fence for livestock, nanny-hiring service win startup contest
Boston Globe  - Nov 3, 2017
The MassChallenge startup accelerator on Thursday announced the winners of its annual business competition, awarding $1.5 million in grants to companies that included the maker of equipment that treats water in remote areas, and the developer of a virtual fence for livestock......

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Deadly deer fence finally fixed
Ravalli Republic - Nov 2, 2017
The low whine of Seth Turner’s Sawzall cut through the crisp air Wednesday as he cut through the 7-inch spikes on a fence that had proven deadly to fawns in the past.....
Fence out those hogs
North Carolina Sportsman - Nov 5, 2017
Deer and deer hunters have more competition these days from pesky, nuisance wildlife species such as feral hogs and coyotes, which have invaded natural habitats and are making their mark. ....


Pool Safety

Fence the pool, shut the gate
Riverine Herald - Nov 4, 2017
Regulatory and community services general manager Paul McKenzie said with the weather warming up it was the perfect time. ‘‘Now is the time for pool owners to check fencing, gates and nearby obstacles to avoid potential drowning fatalities,’’ he said. ‘‘Gates need to be self-closing and self-latching as well as fencing checked for damage and security.’’...

USA/Mexico Border

Mesh added to border fence
Tucson News Now - Nov 1, 2017
NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - More security measures are popping up at the Nogales/Mexico border. On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Nogales Border Patrol Station Agents put up a nearly 100-foot long piece of steel mesh on the border wall. The newest addition to the wall put up to keep people from trafficking....
Artist Paints World's Largest Mural on Border Fence
NBC San Diego - Nov 1, 2017
As prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall move forward, some artists have set up artistic displays with a political message on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. ...
Concerns raised over proposed border wall and Texas cemetery
Star-Telegram - Nov 6, 2017
The Monitor reports such was the scene at the Santa Rosalia Cemetery, which is just half a mile past the border fence's open entrance and down an unmarke...

International Borders

The Fence Driving a Wedge Between Pakistan and Afghanistan
Bloomberg - Oct 31, 2017
On the upper deck of the Hamza Fort border check-point in Pakistan’s South Waziristan, Major General Nauman Zakaria points to a 12-foot high fence just yards away -- the latest initiative the military says will stem insurgent attacks across a more than ....
Israel builds fence along border with Jordan to protect new airport - Nov 6, 2017
JERUSALEM, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- A 4.5-km-long fence is being built along the southern part of Israel-Jordan border to protect a new airport, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense on Monday....
Latvia to build fence along Belarus border
Hurriyet Daily News - Nov 1, 2017
Officials in Latvia said Wednesday that a 120-kilometre (74-mile) border fence with Belarus will be built as soon as a similar fence along the Baltic state’s border with Russia has been completed in 2018.....


Weird News

Fears squashed: Zucchini mistaken for WWII bomb in Germany
ABC News - Nov 3, 2017
A worried resident in Germany alerted police to what he thought was a World War II bomb in his garden. Officers rushed over — and found a particularly large zucchini.....

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