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Industry News

Digger Specialties, Inc. Announces CFO Position
Press Release - Sep 15, 2017
Bremen, IN - September 15, 2017 - Digger Specialties, Inc. (DSI), a leader in Building Products Manufacturing, is pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Stichter to the position of Chief Financial Officer.....

Fence Contractors

Aurora businesses recognized for assisting charity
News-Leader - Sep 16, 2017
Businesses were recognized last week for their efforts in helping to raise funds for the Freedom Foundation, an Aurora-based charity whose goal is to support area charities that do not receive the strong financial assistance of other more well-known organizations......
Fencing competition to be held at ploughing championships
Farming Life - Sep 13, 2017
The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) will hold its popular fencing competition at this year’s NI International Ploughing Championships on Saturday 30th September in Donacloney, Co Down......
From fencing and painting, to father and son
Ravalli Republic - Sep 15, 2017
Marlin Ostrander Sr., co-owner of Northwest Fencing in Hamilton, estimates he's strung about 400 miles of every style of fence - wrought iron, chain link, wood, barbed wire, and post and rail......
Perth fencing contractor fined after taking off with customer deposits
WA Today - Sep 12, 2017
A Perth fencing contractor will have to cough up nearly $16,000 after he was hired for jobs in the northern suburbs and failed to turn up. Flawless Glass Fencing owner Steven John Pietersen took on four possible customers between January and December in 2014....

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma: How to find tree trimmers and fence contractors
Orlando Sentinel - Sep 12, 2017
Fence contractors and tree-removal companies are overwhelmed with calls in Central Florida after Hurricane Irma.....
Pool fence damage caused by Irma poses drowning risk
WPTV - Sep 18, 2017
During and after a hurricane like Irma, we warn about the dangers of drowning, especially in flood waters or rough surf. However, there’s also another drowning danger you might not have considered......

Local Government Issues

Suicide Prevention Fence Coming To George Washington Bridge Walkway
CBS Local - New York - Sep 18, 2017
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In what amounts to a big step to save lives at the George Washington Bridge, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will install a temporary fence to stop people from jumping to their deaths....
Ann Arbor parking garage safety fence bid $1 million more than expected
MLive - Sep 14, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI - Unexpectedly high cost has stalled Ann Arbor's efforts to construct safety fencing atop several of its downtown parking garages....
Worthington council not on the fence on fence issue
GC Daily World - Sep 14, 2017
The members of the Worthington Town Council met in regular session Tuesday evening, and with the assistance of town attorney Marilyn Hartman, adopted resolution 2017-05 to declare as a public nuisance a fence built on the property of town resident Lillie M. Taylor.....
State builds fence around Rio Grande shelter, even though the SLC Council has yet to sign off
Salt Lake Tribune - Sep 12, 2017
Officials say it’s meant to keep drug dealers out. Some homeless people worry it’s being built to pen them in. Either way, part of Rio Grande Street will soon be off-limits to anyone without a homeless services ID card....
Is This A Fence?
WWNY-TV - Sep 15, 2017
To Charlie and Maureen Caprara, it's the finishing touch on their restoration of a 19th century home. But to the Watertown City Codes Office, it's not allowed. "One of my inspectors was driving by, seen them start the fence, wall, whatever you want to call it. And they stopped back here to see if they have permits and, of course...

Community Issues

What’s with the weird fencing on the 13th Street Bridge? The Inquirer found out
Ledger-Enquirer - Sep 17, 2017
A growing question about the odd screen fencing on the east side of the 13th Street Bridge and none on the west side finally has been answered. ....
Facebook is spending how much on a fence for its Altoona data center?
Des Moines Register - Sep 15, 2017
Facebook is sparing no expense when it comes to protecting the millions — or more likely billions — of users' photos and bits of personal information stored on the massive computer servers inside the company's $1.5 billion data center in Altoona. ....
Donated Fence Lands Disabled Woman In Hot Water With Neighbor
CBS Sacramento - Sep 18, 2017
AUBURN (CBS13) – A disabled Auburn woman is facing a lawsuit filed by her neighbors and it’s all over a fence. “I wondered why now, after I have this fence, are you hitting me with a lawsuit?” asked Sonia Young....


Nevada County Airport prepares for next stage in security fence project
Sierra Sun - Sep 17, 2017
The first phase of a security fence project at the Nevada County Airport is done and the second phase is on track for an early 2018 completion, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 12. ....


Mike Holmes: In defence of a properly built fence
National Post - Sep 15, 2017
A new fence can give your yard a nice look while offering some much-needed privacy or to keep your children and pets safe and secure while they play in the backyard.. ....

AG Fences

Need an electric fence? Don’t get zapped by the cost
Bankrate - Sep 15, 2017
Are you a homeowner shopping for an electric fence? It’s critical to understand that there are two main types of electric fence products, which can easily be confused. ....
The Social Cost of Freedom (Free, Pt. 1)
Legal Reader - Sep 12, 2017
Back in the 1950s, economist Ronald Coase was thinking about the problem of the social cost of freedom. Coase won a Nobel in Economics in part for his 1960 work “The Problem of Social Cost.”....
Fenceline Low Stress Weaning
Cattle Network - Sep 12, 2017
Spring calving herds across the Midwest and Southwest will soon be planning to wean the calves. Some producers may wean the calves from young or thin cows during late September in order to regain some body condition before winter...


Fences and Animals - Pets

Laconia Daily Sun - Sep 15, 2017
LACONIA — On sun-dappled Old North Main Street Wednesday, Webster, a big fluffy white dog, comes and goes as he pleases. The 95-pound Slovac Cuvac has a huge backyard to roam and sometimes gives chase to a fox or a deer.. ....

USA/Mexico Border

Fence rises around site for border wall models; law enforcement weighs special area for protesters
LA Times - Sep 14, 2017
The Otay Mesa site where models of competing proposals to build President Trump’s border wall are to be built is now nearly surrounded by a chain-link fence, though there is still no official timeline for when companies that won a bidding contest will begin work.....
California border fence can bypass environmental laws, Trump administration says
Mercury News - Sep 13, 2017
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday waived environmental laws and other reviews to replace a small stretch of border wall in Calexico, California, the second time it has exercised that authority in less than two months.....
Israeli firm chosen to build protoype of US border wall with Mexico
Times of Israel - Sep 13, 2017
Elta North America, an Israeli-owned defense manufacturer with US headquarters in Maryland, was one of four companies chosen to build a prototype for the border wall between the United States and Mexico.....
Sierra Vista firm gets contract for part of border wall construction
AZ Family - Sep 17, 2017
WASHINGTON – A Hispanic-owned construction company from Sierra Vista won one of four contracts awarded this week to build prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, the second round of awards in as many weeks....

International Borders

Hungary credits razor wire border fence for almost 100 percent drop in illegal migration
RT - Sep 18, 2017
Hungary has claimed that its fences on the borders with Croatia and Serbia have helped to cut the inflow of migrants by 99.7 percent since 2015. The small inland nation now has one quarter of the length of its borders protected by a fence.....
Spain spends millions on fence to seal off its Moroccan territory
The Times - Sep 14, 2017
Spain is fortifying its border fences after a surge in arrivals at its territories in north Africa, while Italy has been forced to scrap a bill giving passports to migrant children because of public hostility. .....

Weird News

Cops: Man who didn't want to drink alone breaks in with beer
ABC News - Sep 18, 2017
Police say a drunken Pennsylvania man who didn't want to drink alone forced his way into a woman's home and sat down with two 12-packs of beer.....

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