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Industry News

Gibraltar Awarded Multiple International Barrier Contracts
PRNewswire (Press Release)  - Oct 19, 2017
MARBLE FALLS, Texas, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gibraltar, a leading manufacturer of anti-ram vehicle barriers used across the globe, has announced that it has received awards for multiple international projects. ..
Nationwide Industries Offers New Gate Latch to Replace Panic Bars
Business Wire (Press Release)  - Oct 18, 2017
Nationwide Industries introduces the first-ever PanicLatch™ which is designed exclusively for gates. Until now, building professionals were required to specify and install a much more expensive and complex panic bar designed for doors. .. ..
AMICO ANC Composite Fence a Finalist in the ‘ASTORS’ (See Video)
American Security (Press Release)  - Oct 18, 2017
AMICO Security’s ANC Composite Fence, a total perimeter solution with M5.0 security rating, is one of four AMICO Finalists recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.. ..
Meridian Brings Archer 1200 Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Barrier Into Rental Business
PRNewswire  - Oct 17, 2017
Meridian Rapid Defense Group (MRDG) has partnered with equipment rental company eps America to offer the Archer 1200 vehicle mitigation barrier for rental in the Los Angeles market. The Archer 1200 is the best-in-class portable drop & stop solution meeting both the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security guidelines as well as Europe's PAS68 certification standards.. ..
National Vinyl expanding
Herald Extra  - Oct 18, 2017
Fence maker starts expansion in Nephi National Vinyl Products, 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... ..

Decking Industry News

Green Bay Decking Introduces OPTIMA® Deck, Where Science Meets Beauty
PRNewswire (Press Release)  - Oct 19, 2017
Green Bay Decking is thrilled to announce the newest and most technologically-advanced deck board in the industry: OPTIMA®Deck. Set to be unveiled at the annual DeckExpo/Remodeling Show in Nashville this month, OPTIMA®Deck . .. Releases Guide to Help Homeowners Protect Outdoor Decks and Patios During the Winter (Press Release)  - Oct 19, 2017, a Twin Cities deck building company, has released a guide to help homeowners protect their decks through the winter months. The warm spring and summer months likely brought many hours of barbecues, evening gatherings, ..

Fence Contractors

Local fence firm comes through for furry friends
RI Central - Oct 17, 2017
WEST WARWICK — Local business owner Justin Czar and his team at Liberty Fence recently replaced a broken and dangerous metal fence at the West Warwick Animal Shelter where a dog was recently injured. ..
I-TEAM: Grandmother pays $800 for fence, says work was never done
WJXT Jacksonville - Oct 17, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - An Arlington grandmother contacted the I-TEAM for help after she says she paid to have a fence installed, but months later, the work still hasn't been done. ..
Clinton Township woman gets action on eroding fence after WXYZ steps in
WXYZ  - Oct 18, 2017
LINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - Clinton Township resident Bonnie Welch is getting a much different view of her home than she had just a week ago. ..
Man killed while building fence at northern Alberta worksite: OHS
Global News  - Oct 18, 2017
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is investigating the death of a 21-year-old man at a northern Alberta worksite earlier this week.. ..


Local Government Issues

Fact Check: Downed Fences
Union Leader - Oct 17, 2017
Hurricane Harvey also damaged fences all across the city. And our fact check team asked the city, can you be cited if you have a downed fence as a result of the storm....
County nixes request to raise a fence 1 foot
Jackson Hole News & Guide - Oct 17, 2017
A fight over an additional 12 inches to the height of a fence has pitted neighbors against one other near Serenity Ranch. The ranch wants the higher fence to keep its cattle in a pasture area, but neighbors are worried about inhibiting elk movement....
Council pans library fence plan
Republican Journal - Oct 19, 2017
BELFAST — City councilors mostly rejected a proposal by the library board of trustees to erect a fence around a highly used plaza in front of the building.....

Community Issues

Fence planned around Walter White’s Albuquerque home
The Rensselaer Polytechnic - Oct 18, 2017
On Wednesday, October 11, Rensselaer erected a fence around the southwest side of campus. According to an email sent by Strategic Communications and External Relations on October 12, this “event boundary” was to ensure the welfare of event guests.....
Volunteers build fence for wounded veteran with four dogs
WRTV Indianapolis - Oct 18, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis veteran is getting some much needed help with his dogs after he was brutally attacked this summer. An eastside resident who calls himself “Mr. Please” was stabbed multiple times in the abdomen....

AG Fences

Wildfire relief seeks donations for fencing
Farm and Dairy  - Oct 19, 2017
BOISE CITY, Okla. — Thousands of miles of barbed wire fence was destroyed in Montana this summer due to one of the worst wildfire seasons on record.....
Fences can cause issues — but there’s an act for that
Alberta Farm Express  - Oct 23, 2017
The Stray Animals Act, Line Fence Act, Public Lands Act, and Surveys Act all affect how farmland fencing issues are handled in Alberta....
Successful Farming  - Oct 13, 2017
The Stray Animals Act, Line Fence Act, Public Lands Act, and Surveys Act all affect how farmland fencing issues are handled in Alberta....


Alaska Supreme Court decides backyard dispute over a Montana Creek fence
Juneau Empire - Oct 22, 2017
It started with a backyard fence and ended up in front of the Alaska Supreme Court. In a decision issued Friday, the justices said a fence built by Chris and Ann Gilberto behind their home in the Montana Creek subdivision cannot ...
Homeowner says it’s his private property, neighbors say no way that’s legal
WJBF-TV  - Oct 20, 2017
Evans, GA (WJBF)—A neighborhood debate is happening now regarding the construction of a fence. One of our viewers reached out to us looking for some help resolving the dispute so we went to Rhett Dr. in Evans to talk to neighbors and took their concerns to Columbia County......


How to fix fallen fence panels
The Times  - Oct 21, 2017
The arrival of Ophelia last week, and Brian this weekend, is a reminder that it’s worth checking how secure your garden fence posts and panels are....

USA/Mexico Border

30-Foot Border Wall Prototypes Erected In San Diego Borderlands  - Oct 20, 2017
Construction crews are erecting eight looming prototypes of President Trump's border wall in a remote section of the San Diego borderlands.....
South Texas residents air border wall concerns at town hall
San Antonio Express-News  - Oct 20, 2017
ROMA — Leo Dan Peña was raised near the banks of the Rio Grande in this small border town. But if President Donald Trump has his way, the 17-year-old high school student might one day look out his bedroom window and see a “big, beautiful wall” instead.....
Last of the prototypes for Trump's border wall take shape in San Diego
LA Times  - Oct 22, 2017
The last two of eight prototypes for President Trump’s proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego.....


International Borders

Pakistan, Afghanistan in Angry Tangle Over Border Fence to Keep Out Militants
US News  - Oct 18, 2017
ANGOOR ADDA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan is betting that a pair of nine-foot chain-link fences topped with barbed wire will stop incursions by Islamist militants from Afghanistan, which opposes Islamabad's plans for a barrier along the disputed frontier....
Pakistan says fence on Afghan border will reduce attacks
ABC News  - Oct 18, 2017
Pakistan's military said Wednesday that new fencing and guard posts along the border with Afghanistan would help prevent militant attacks in both countries, ..

Weird News

Canadian man fined for singing '90s dance tune in car
ABC News - Oct 23, 2017
A Canadian man's decision to belt out a 1990s dance hit while inside his car has landed him a $149 ticket for being too loud in public.....

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