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Industry News

National Vinyl Products Breaks Ground on $7M Expansion
Utah Business (press Release)  - Oct 11, 2017
Nephi—National Vinyl Products (NVP), a domestic producer of vinyl fence profiles, has broken ground on a new 30,000 square foot fabrication facility in Nephi that will double the company’s production capacity.....
Fence Manufacturer Helps IDOT Reduce Noise Barrier Project Costs
NewsWire (press Release)  - Oct 11, 2017
Vinyl Fence Wholesaler – a manufacturer and distributor of commercial-grade fencing and sound walls headquartered in Minnesota – provided the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) with a fencing product that helped reduce costs on a noise barrier project in the city of Aurora....
Acoustifence® Installation at Botanic Garden Ensures Peace and Tranquility to Visitors
PRWeb  - Oct 16, 2017
City traffic and road noise were spoiling the tranquility the visitors were seeking at The Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University. The organization found a solution to the constant noise by installing Acoustifence, an outdoor noise reducing barrier...
Turn your ugly chain link fence into a piece of art or a billboard with Fence Pixels
Business Insider (Press Release)  - Oct 10, 2017
INGERSOLL, ON, Oct. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Now there is an easy and affordable way to make your chain link fence more attractive, by creatively covering it with your own artistic design or message using Fence Pixels. The high quality, small plastic squares (pixels) quickly snap into each gap to bring your Fence Pixel design to life. ...

Decking Industry News

Trex closes on decorative rail acquisition
Plastic News  - Oct 10, 2017
Trex Co. Inc. has completed its acquisition of Stadium Consolidation LLC, a decorative rail maker based in Brooklyn Park, Minn., for $71.5 million....
5 Tips for Deck Design
Globe Newswire (press Release)  - Oct 16, 2017
Family Features) Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to planning an outdoor living space. By getting a jump-start on planning, you can afford yourself time to complete the process with maximum creativity and minimal stress.....

Fence Contractors

Metro Detroit woman says she's out thousands over poorly constructed fence
WXYZ - Oct 11, 2017
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - Clinton Township resident Bonnie Welch says she's tired of dealing with this unstable fence. ..
Man Who Crashed Employer's Truck in Madison Accused of Driving Drunk
WABI - Oct 13, 2017
MADISON, Maine (WABI) - Authorities say a man from Madison was drunk when he crashed his company's truck in Madison and knocked over a power pole. ..

Local Government Issues

Laconia rejects proposed ordinance to crackdown on invisible dog fences
Union Leader - Oct 12, 2017
LACONIA — The city council has scuttled a proposed amendment to the city’s dog control ordinance, after hearing from residents who opposed the measure...
Bangor To Fence Union Street Athletic Fields
Joplin Globe - Oct 10, 2017
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Bangor is planning to fence in one of the most popular athletic fields after a man was accused of threatening high school soccer players last week...
City pulls cemetery's wrought iron fence from auction
Joplin Globw - Oct 6, 2017
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:...
Student safety prompts talk of fencing at East Williston school
Newsday - Oct 11, 2017
The East Williston Union Free School District is considering building a fence around North Side School to help address concerns about student safety, but village residents are divided on whether fencing is necessary at the elementary school....

Community Issues

Fence planned around Walter White’s Albuquerque home
KRQE - Oct 10, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – “Breaking Bad” fans from all over the world want to see where Walter White lived, but their view is about to be blocked....
Paris-Inspired ‘Hope Fence’ Goes Up Along Philadelphia Waterfront
CBS Local - Philadelphia - Oct 11, 2017
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 250-foot fence has gone up on the Philadelphia waterfront, called the ‘Hope Fence.’ It’s a public space to commemorate any life moment by attaching padlocks inscribed with messages dubbed ‘Love Locks.’..

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Fences and Animals - Wildlife

By Removing A Derelict Fence, Volunteers Make Way For Wildlife
OPB News  - Oct 13, 2017
There are no cows left on Pine Creek Conservation Area, northeast of Bend. But there is barbed wire fence. Soon part of the conservation area will become federally protected wilderness, and backcountry volunteers are racing against that deadline to remove the derelict fence.....

AG Fences

BEFORE YOU PUT UP A FENCE – OR TAKE ONE DOWN – FIRST CHECK YOUR STATE LAWS.
Agriculture.com  - Oct 13, 2017
Carl Sandburg once wrote, “Love your neighbor as yourself, but don’t take down the fence.” Specific boundary lines and other fencing issues can create rifts when your land encroaches on someone else’s......
Back to 1875 on Farmland Fence Disputes: Cities Have Same Duties as Towns
Wisbar  - Oct 13, 2017
State law requires towns to impose liens on landowners who fail to pitch in for the costs of maintaining or repairing shared partition fences that divide agricultural land. Recently, a state appeals court ruled that the fencing law applies to cities, too.....

Airports

Airport security fencing project about halfway to completion
Times Daily  - Oct 10, 2017
MUSCLE SHOALS — A Mississippi firm is about halfway done installing 14,100 feet of new security fencing to protect the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport. Airport Director Barry Griffith said the project is being completed by Columbus Fence Co....

Neighbors

Neighbors required to maintain, repair or replace ‘good neighbor’ fence
Newsweek  - Oct 14, 2017
Q: I read your columns every Saturday and you probably have written about this many times. I live in a subdivision that was built in 1990. The developer installed “good neighbor” fencing at that time.....

USA/Mexico Border

Proposed border wall prototypes erected in San Diego
WREG  - Oct 12, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Several of the prototype designs for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall have been erected......

Weird News

Candidate touts apparent hoax idea of drug-sniffing bunnies
ABC News - Oct 16, 2017
A Philadelphia-area mayoral candidate says he was serious when he vowed to investigate the use of drug-sniffing bunnies if elected — even though it appears to stem from an internet hoax.....

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