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Industry News

Press Release - Oct 4, 2017
Oak Brook, IL – October 4, 2017 – Dealers and perimeter access control experts see it every day – there is a growing demand among residential and commercial end-users for reliable, cost-efficient and hassle-free perimeter access solutions. ...
LOOP-LOC Reveals Six Tips About Pool Fences and Covers from Their Very Own Pool Owners' Survival Guide
PRNewswire - Oct 6, 2017
LOOP-LOC, pool cover and pool fence company that services New Jersey, reveals six tips about pool fences and covers from their very own Pool Owners' Survival Guide....
AMICO Chameleon: Complete High-Security Upgrade at Fraction of Cost
American Security Today - Oct 4, 2017
The large footprint of a port requires an ever increasing level of security as different type’s of vessels traffic in and out of their port of call. ...
U.S. Fence Announces Two Strategic Investments and Appoints Chief Executive Officer
Businesswire - Oct 9, 2017
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. Fence Solutions Co. (“U.S. Fence”), a portfolio company of private equity investment firm Building Industry Partners (“BIP”), announced three recent strategic developments:....
Making fences, changing fate
The Daily Star - Oct 9, 2017
There was a time when days passed slowly in Jabra village in Baniyajuri union of Manikganj's Ghior upazila. Three meals per day was once a luxury, without any gainful activity to fill seemingly endless hours. ..

Fence Contractors

Emerald City Fence Rentals and Statewide Rent-a-Fence merge the operations becoming Washington's largest fence rental company.
PRWeb - Oct 9, 2017
Recently, Emerald City Fence Rentals and Statewide Rent-a-Fence announced combining their operations. They now service the construction and event industry of entire Pacific Northwest from four locations - Seattle, Renton, Pasco and Spokane. ..
New supplier for Dyer’s Calumet Avenue fencing project may be needed
NWI Times - Oct 4, 2017
DYER — In the seemingly never-ending saga of the Calumet Avenue fence installation, there’s a mix of bad and possibly good news, the town’s Redevelopment Commission learned late last week....

Local Government Issues

DDA approves $149K for chain-link fencing on Ann Arbor parking deck roofs
Miami Herald - Oct 4, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI - The Downtown Development Authority is moving forward with plans to install five-foot-tall, chain-link fencing around the rooftops of Ann Arbor's downtown public parking garages.....
Fence demolished by Irma? Miami-Dade just waived permit rules outside of city limits
Miami Herald - Oct 4, 2017
Miami-Dade this week waived permit requirements for residential fences damaged by Hurricane Irma, allowing homeowners to fix the fences without approvals provided the structures aren’t surrounding pools....
City pulls cemetery's wrought iron fence from auction
Joplin Globe - Oct 9, 2017
UPDATE, 2 p.m. Oct. 6: The city of Joplin has pulled the wrought iron fence from its surplus property auction on Saturday. A statement has been issued by the city's public information officer, Lynn Onstot:...
Fence comes down in Rowley
Boston Globe - Oct 4, 2017
Rowley officials were surprised to learn the 6-foot stockade fence along a home at 238 Main St. is gone. “Our main objective from the start was compliance, which now appears to have been achieved,” said Thomas Mullen, Rowley town counsel.....
Proposed barbed-wire fence at Tule Lake stirs controversy
Mail Tribune - Oct 9, 2017
Efforts to build a barbed-wire fence around the Tule Lake Airport are stirring controversy, including heated protests from Japanese-Americans who claim it would further damage a “sacred” site.....


Community Issues

Fencing added to ballfield upgrades
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Oct 9, 2017
BENTONVILLE -- Steps by the city to create tournament-quality ballfields at Memorial Park should also keep players and spectators safer, city officials said....
Fresno boy retrieving football killed by electrified fence
SFGate - Oct 4, 2017
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy died after he was electrocuted when he tried to retrieve a football and touched a chain-link fence that had become electrified, authorities said.....

AG Fences

Fencing’s back in vogue – and all thanks to a bit of competition
AgriLand - Oct 3, 2017
Competition is getting young farmers back into the field and learning practical farm-based skills, YFCU members at this year’s Northern Ireland Ploughing Championship told AgriLand....
Don’t sit on fence over field danger
Mother Well - Oct 6, 2017
A farmer is worried someone could get hurt by stampeding cattle if steps aren’t taken to beef up a boundary fence. Seventy cows have been cooped up in a shed for the last month because Clark Ferguson reckons the field they’re usually in is too dangerous.....
Ag Community Relief Raising Funds for Barbed Wire Fencing for Montana
Farm Bureau News - Oct 6, 2017
Thousands of miles of barbed wire fence was destroyed in Montana this past summer due to one of the worst wildfire seasons on record. With millions of acres burned, Ag Community Relief has established the "Western Wire Roundup" in effort to help western ranchers rebuild. ....
Since You Asked: Fences not always required for pot grows
The Morning Bulletin - Oct 7, 2017
I remember hearing that Oregon recently changed the requirements for marijuana fences, but I’m having a hard time getting a clear understanding of what that change is. Where can I get some clarity on the subject? ....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

New Fencing Eases Migration Route For Mule Deer
Wyoming Public Radio - Oct 6, 2017
Mule deer can migrate a little bit easier starting this year thanks to new fencing along their migration route. Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department replaced old livestock fencing this summer with the help of several partners including the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust Fund ....
Why Toowoomba council is hopping mad over rabbit fence
The Morning Bulletin - Oct 4, 2017
THE ongoing maintenance cost of the state's 555km rabbit barrier fence has local councils hopping mad. Toowoomba Regional Council is leading the push for the State Government to pay half the cost of the fence that sets back eight councils, including ours, a combined $850,000 a year ....
Private fence proves deadly for deer
Ravalli Republic - Oct 6 2017
Mario Locatelli made a gruesome discovery as he passed a home on Westside Road Wednesday — a fawn impaled upon a fence. It was the third fawn he found so far this year on the same fence. ....


Wood vs. vinyl fences: what are the environmental and other tradeoffs with either choice?
Portland Tribune - Sep 30, 2017
On the fence about whether to install one of those glossy white vinyl fences popping up around town? Or maybe you're still sold on the classic look of wood with the homegrown look? Consider the following environmental and other factors:. ...


USA/Mexico Border

Newsweek  - Oct 5, 2017
The House Homeland Security Committee will markup and likely pass the Border Security for America Act (H.R. 3548) today. Among the bill’s 95 pages is this:.....

International Borders

Bangladesh to fence border with Myanmar
Prothom Alo (English)  - Oct 7, 2017
Bangladesh is planning to fence the border with Myanmar. Border Guard Bangladesh director general, major general Abul Hossain made the statement during a joint media conference with the Indian Border Security Force at a BSF camp in New Delhi on Friday, reports the Firstpost.....

Weird News

Hundreds of undead people take part in annual zombie walk
ABC News - Oct 8, 2017
Hundreds of undead people have gathered at the New Jersey shore to take part in an annual zombie walk. The event was staged Saturday in Asbury Park and featured a variety of mutated characters, including four undead Disney princesses and gory nurse....

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