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Industry News

Florida Fence Distributor Buys Two Facilities from Enduris Extrusions Inc  - Sep 6, 2017
Poly Vinyl Creations, Inc., in Florida has acquired two additional manufacturing & distribution facilities from Enduris Extrusion, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of vinyl profiles for fence, deck, and railing industries....
VEKA to finalize plans by Q4 2017 to add two new facilities in the Americas
Press Release  - Sep 11, 2017
In support of customer growth, VEKA will be adding a fourth extrusion facility in North America. Site selection has been narrowed down to three existing plant properties in the Carolinas with each facility featuring over 160,000 square feet of floor space....
TagMaster North America Installs RFID System for Martin Army Medical Center at Fort Benning, Georgia  - Sep 11, 2017
TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of identification solutions was installed at Martin Army Medical Center for high security parking garage access. ....
3 Reasons Why Perimeter Fencing Should Be a Self-Storage Budget Priority
Inside Self Storage  - Sep 6, 2017
With fall approaching, many self-storage operators are determining the best ways to allocate funds for their annual budget. Between efforts to promote the business, capital improvements to the property, a plan to hire new employees and other line items, some important expenditure considerations can get overlooked. ....
Cali Bamboo Hires Former Shaw Industry Veteran
Press Release  - Sep 6, 2017
-Cali Bamboo, the direct-to-consumer and omnichannel leader in both flooring and decking, has named industry veteran and former Shaw Industries divisional Vice-President of Sales & Marketing, Doug Jackson, as its new Chief Revenue Officer. Leveraging Cali’s unique direct-to-consumer platform and authentic brand and augmenting the company’s deep leadership team, ...
Razor Barbed Wire Fence Market Deals, Price, Demands, Gross Margin, Forecasts to 2022
APEX News  - Sep 6, 2017
Global Razor Barbed Wire Fence Market Research Report 2017 to 2022 presents an assessment of the Razor Barbed Wire Fence Market including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies...
3 report feeling ill at Branford fence company after suspicious package delivered
New Haven Register  - Sep 5, 2017
BRANFORD >> Three people were brought to an area medical center Tuesday after a suspicious package was delivered to Atlas Outdoor, 30 Northeast Industrial Road, about noon, according to police Capt. Geoffrey Morgan. Atlas Outdoor manufactures fences and gates...

Fence Contractors

Local landscaper faces another fence controversy
Watertown Daily Times - Aug 30, 2017
WATERTOWN — Local landscaper Jacob Johnson is involved in another fence controversy. Three years ago, Mr. Johnson got himself in trouble with the city when he installed a chain-linked fence at his Mullin Street home without getting a permit. ....

Local Government Issues

Lawrence Airport to Get $1.8M Wildlife Fence
US News - Sep 7, 2017
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The City of Lawrence is preparing to install a $1.8 million fence around its airport to stop large animals from interfering with takeoffs and landings....
Under the radar: Overpass fencing bill could get fall vote
Sharon Herald - Sep 5, 2017
HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw said he hopes legislation will pass this fall to force changes in response to a horrifying episode in which a woman was seriously injured by a rock thrown from a highway overpass.....


Community Issues

New Fencing Going Up at Jensen’s Point
eMissourian - Sep 9, 2017
A decorative wrought iron fence will be installed at Jensen’s Point Park to replace the chainlink fence at the entry and to replace an existing barrier fence at the edge of the bluff.....
Showdown unfolds over fence near Rocklin High School
KCRA - Sep 7, 2017
ROCKLIN, Calif. (KCRA) — Neighbors in a Rocklin community are frustrated after the Rocklin Unified School District put up a fence blocking access to the high school.....
New fence in Layer de la Haye leaves Mum fuming
Gazette-News - Sep 7, 2017
A HOMEOWNER says a steel fence put up by a water company has made her garden “look like a prison”. Samantha O’Reilly, of Church Road, Layer de le Haye, claims Essex and Suffolk Water failed to consult her and her husband about the three metre fence...
Volunteers build family fence so dog isn’t chained
Lagrange News  - Sep 10, 2017
Sheriff James Woodruff and other volunteers helped install a fence at a house on Big Springs Road Saturday morning. The fence was installed through Paws 4 Chainge, a local nonprofit that is working to eliminate dogs on chains in LaGrange and Troup County..


Pink fence sparks neighbor dispute - Sep 8, 2017
A year ago, Griselda Martinez built a six-foot-high fence between her property on North 1329th Road and that of a neighboring family, Jamie Klock and Amy Ragusa. It's one of only a few fences in the neighborhood.....

AG Fences

VIDEO: New fencing products hit the market
Farming Ahead  - Sep 6, 2017
Love it or hate it, fencing is a fact of life for almost every farmer. Whether you grab your pliers and strainers and head out to do it yourself, or pick up the phone and call your local fencing contractor, it all costs money, and often lots of it....
Some farmers may be forced to fence off watercourses by 2021
Agriland - Sep 11, 2017
Some farmers may be forced to fence off watercourses running through their land to prevent access for cattle by the beginning of 2021. This is one of the recommendations made by a review group consisting of officials from the Department of Agriculture....
Farmer promotes steel fencing as a better option
North Queensland Register - Sep 11, 2017
BUSHFIRE damage to fences is all too common. The cost and time lost in fencing has encouraged some farmers to make a higher upfront investment in terms of fencing material.....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Collisions between vehicles and wildlife up 20 percent in California
ABC-10 - Sep 7, 2017
Driving by roadkill is never a pretty sight. And in California, it's not only sad, but costly. Collisions between vehicles and wildlife cost the state $276 million in 2016, according to report from the UC Davis Road Ecology Center. That's up 20 percent from the previous year.....
UDOT extending fences on I-80 to prevent wildlife-vehicle crashes
Equipment World - Sep 5, 2017
The Utah Department of Transportation is adding a mile of wildlife fencing along eastbound Interstate 80 near Jeremy Ranch to complement fencing already completed on the westbound side.....


International Borders

Bulgarian government gives further 1.2M leva for new section of fence at Turkish border
Sofia Globe - Aug 30, 2017
At a regular meeting on August 30, Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved 1.224 million leva (about 626 000 euro) for the construction of a new section of the fence at the Turkish border. .....
Myanmar to fence remaining border with Bangladesh
Dhaka Tribune - Sep 9, 2017
Myanmar says it will fence some remaining 40 miles of the 170 mile-border it shares with Bangladesh. U Zaw Htay, spokesperson of the President’s Office made the announcement on Wednesday amid reports that Home Affairs Ministry’s current fiscal year does not have a budget for fencing, reports The Irrawaddy. ..

Weird News

Lawsuit settled over rights to monkey's selfie photo
ABC News - Sep 11, 2017
Attorneys announced a settlement Monday in a lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfie photographs taken by a monkey before a federal appeals court could answer the novel legal question....

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