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Industry News

BIP-backed U.S. Fence buys Ideal Fencing Corp
Press Release - Oct 3, 2017
U.S. Fence Solutions, which is backed by Building Industry Partners, has acquired Erie, Colorado-based Ideal Fencing Corp, a highway and bridge guardrail fabricator and installer....
Access Control Specialist Chamberlain Group Gets Fancy New Digs
Security Sales - Sep 28, 2017
The move creates a global headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., that consolidates 650+ associates from four Chicagoland facilities onto one 20-acre campus....
The art of anti-terrorism
Apollo Magazine - Sep 27, 2017
Have you ever wondered why so much public art placed in front of office buildings seems to takes the form of huge blocks of concrete and metal? This isn’t simple aesthetics, the favoured style of banking CEOs. These sculptures are often part of the anti-terror infrastructure that make up the modern c...
Global Bollards Market Reseach Report 2017 : Heman, EATON, SLOW STOP and MARITIME
Apollo Magazine - Sep 27, 2017
Global Bollards Market report presents the up to date and useful market insights stating the product definition, product type, variety of applications. ..

Decking Industry News

MoistureShield Composite Decking Honored as a Top 100 Building Product of 2017
PRWeb - Oct 2, 2017
Based on strong interest from its readers, Professional Builder magazine honors MoistureShield® composite decking from Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc., (A.E.R.T.) as a “Top 100 Product” of 2017, in the outdoor living category.....
Trex Chips Away At Wood Decks' Market Position
Forbes - Oct 2, 2017
Trex Company continues to astound investors with its solid performance. Indeed, investors in the composite decking market leader are reaping the benefit of the company’s persistent push to take market share from the wood industry....

Fence Contractors

Goodyear homeowner says horse fence company abandoned job
AZFamily - Oct 3, 2017
(3 ON YOUR SIDE) - Fernando Castro and his family live a little slice of heaven where houses are on acre lots and horses are a common site. “I love it out here,” Castro said as he gave 3 On Your Side a tour of his property. “It's free and you have room."...
Local firm TFH Hire Services to provide security fencing at Gold Coast 2018
Insidethegames - Sep 27, 2017
Local firm TFH Hire Services have been appointed as an official supplier of security fencing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The company will be responsible for installing almost 22,000 metres of perimeter or security fencing across venues....
Trump: New White House security fence to cost a ‘crazy’ $50 million
KZTV-10 - Sep 27, 2017
President Trump said Wednesday that the newly proposed White House fence is estimated to cost $50 million — and he asked an Indiana business owner if he could build it cheaper....
Two Men Out Over $1,000 For Promised Fence Work
Newson6 - Sep 27, 2017
TULSA, Oklahoma - More people have contacted News on Six about a man they say takes their money for fencing work and then never shows up. Last week we told you about a woman who said she lost $1,200, but know two more people have experienced the same thing. ....

Local Government Issues

Council approves 5-foot fence at dog park
Hutchinson Leader - Sep 27, 2017
On Tuesday, the Hutchinson City Council approved a layout plan for the new dog park at East River Park. It includes a 5-foot fence and contingency plan for a parking lot if deemed necessary in the future.....
Electric fence sparks debate
West Australian - Sep 27, 2017
A Bunbury car dealership’s application for an electric fence around its property is expected to again spark debate next week. Bunbury City Council will be recommended to refuse Bunbury Honda and Kia’s application..
Missing fence allowing dangerous track crossings in Hyde Park
Boston25 - Sep 30, 2017
BOSTON - Trains roll through the Hyde Park Commuter Rail stop several times a day and like any train stop, crossing the tracks is very dangerous. But that's exactly what people are doing. ..
‘Prison camp’ fence is spoiling Ilfracombe harbour views
North Devon Gazette - Sep 26, 2017
A ‘prison camp’ fence blocking one of Ilfracombe’s finest views has been met with widespread condemnation.. ..

Community Issues

Suicide prevention fence installed along George Washington Bridge
Pix-11 - Sep 27, 2017
If you walk, bike, or drive across the George Washington bridge, you'll soon see a big change — fencing is going up. ......
Controversial fencing around Park City schools back in the works
Park Record - Sep 27, 2017
In the past year, Park City School District has added panic/lock-down buttons in the offices, backed up information technology equipment and public address systems to generators and changed the doors — all to increase safety. Now, fences at the elementary schools might be added to that list....



Around the House: Tips for determining the right fence for you
NBC News - Sep 30, 2017
Let’s face it, most property owners are very territorial and fencing is the best tangible statement to others as to your ownership. Fences are everywhere, with multiple styles and configurations that serve very specific purposes. ...
Spruce up your garden with Colourfence — the ultimate garden fence
Galway Advertiser - Sep 27, 2017
The holy grail of fencing is transforming gardens across the UK and Ireland. It may do "exactly what it says on the tin" but let's face it, owning and treating a timber fence can never be called fun, in fact it can be costly, time consuming, with maintenance and repairs almost every year. ...


Descendants of World War II Internees Oppose Proposed Airport Fence on Former Camp
NBC News - Sep 27, 2017
A plan to build an airport fence on land in California that once served as a Japanese-American incarceration camp is angering opponents of the proposal who believe it’s an affront to the men, women, and children who were forced to live there.....
Council addresses airport fencing, ordinance
Lemars Sentinel - Sep 29, 2017
LE MARS — The City of Le Mars has been approved for state funding for terminal area fencing at the Le Mars Municipal Airport. At its Sept. 19 meeting, the city council gave its approval to the agreement which will have an Iowa Department of Transportation ...

USA/Mexico Border

Wildlife officials stand by dire warning of Texas border wall’s impact
American-Statesman  - Sep 30, 2017
A decade ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a blistering rejection of a border fence along the Rio Grande in South Texas, writing that the barrier would probably lead to “serious, and likely irreparable, wildlife and habitat loss and damage.”.....
Parts of border fence removed for construction project
KFOX-TV - Sep 30, 2017
EL PASO, Texas — Two installments of border fence have been removed as construction unfolds for the I-10 Connect project. .....
US-Mexico border wall: Construction begins on prototypes for Donald Trump's planned 'fence'
Independent - Sep 27, 2017
Construction has begun on prototypes for Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, which was a key pledge of his presidential campaign. ....

International Borders

Newsweek - Sep 28, 2017
President Donald Trump may no longer be the undisputed architect of the most infamous potential border obstruction in the world, as the Kremlin has thrown its hat in the ring....
Hungarian Border Fence Causing Havoc for Croatian Farmers
Total Croatia News - Sep 27, 2017
“Because of the Hungarian fence, set up at the border with Croatia during the migration crisis two years ago, wild animals are unable to move, which creates a .......

Weird News

The best songs with fence in the title
WTOP - Sep 25, 2017
Have you ever thought about how many songs with fence in the title have been written? You may not know it — but there are quite a few! Here are some favorite songs with fence in the title!.....

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