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Industry News

MiTek Enters Into North American Sales and Distribution Agreement with OZCO Building Products
Business Wire - Sep 19, 2017
MiTek today announced that it has completed a North American sales and distribution agreement with OZCO Building Products. OZCO Building Products is best known for originating the Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) hardware category, offering superior-quality structural connectors for use in decks, pergolas, benches, fences, gates...
AMICO Layered Perimeter System in ‘ASTORS’ (Learn More, Multi-Video)
American Security Today - Sep 24, 2017
AMICO is proud to announce their Layered Perimeter System, has been nominated along with multiple product lines, to compete in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program. ...
Concentric Extends Life of Vehicle Barriers, Saving Owners Millions
American Security Today - Sep 25, 2017
Security professionals and facility managers today are overwhelmed with safety and security problems arising from aging, inoperable vehicle barriers.. ...
Nasatka Security Focusing on Hardening "Soft" Targets at ASIS 2017
Business Insider - Sep 25, 2017
Nasatka CEO John Scolaro and a team of perimeter security specialists will be exhibiting with a mobile barrier at the 63rd annual ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits from September 25-27 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. ...
Turnstiles Market Growth by Top Companies, Gross Margin, Forecasts to 2022
Apex News - Sep 25, 2017
Global and Chinese Turnstiles Industry, 2017 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Turnstiles Market with a focus on the major countries/markets in the world like China and Global (North America, EU, APAC and ROW ...

Fence Contractors

Troubleshooters: Fence Contractor
KZTV-10 - Sep 21, 2017
exas Most Wanted Tree and Fencing is the name of the contractor Sarah Hawkins says she hired to fix the fence at her house on Capri. "He walked the property," she told the Troubleshooters, ....

Local Government Issues

Decision about courthouse fence pushed back
Shreveport Times - 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....
Safety fence coming to George Washington Bridge
Shreveport Times - Sep 19, 2017
In an attempt to prevent suicide deaths along the George Washington Bridge, a “temporary safety fence” is scheduled to be installed later this month, Port Authority officials said Monday....
Why does the DOT get a free pass on fencing from the city of Fayetteville?
Fay Observer - Sep 23, 2017
Q: When will the N.C. Department of Transportation start replacing the chain-link fencing around the city that needs to be fixed on NCDOT-maintained roads? Examples are Skibo Road, Raeford Road, the All American, etc. — M.S., Fayetteville....

Fence History

Iowa’s 1880s Big “Beat ‘Em-all Barbed Wire Company” Patent Controversy
Iowa Watch - Sep 23, 2017
“A lot of fellows tried to drive the bull into the wires with him on it,” J.H. Harrington described an incident that had occurred at the Delaware County fair at Delhi in 1859. When a “somewhat intoxicated”...

Community Issues

West Sacramento Businesses Push For Electric Fences
CBS Local - Sacramento - Sep 18, 2017
WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Some business owners are seeking new power to try and stop thieves. They say barbed wire, fences, and state-of-the-art security systems aren’t enough....
Rowley fence owner granted more time to tear it down
Shreveport Times - Sep 20, 2017
ROWLEY – A controversy over a fence that blocks the view of a 1750s-era house on Main Street will continue until at least Oct. 11 after a judge granted property owner Michael Kovalchuk a month to remove it. ...
Electrified fence repaired at Dulaney High School
ABC2 News - Sep 21, 2017
Timonium, Md. - Dulaney High School's football stadium will be closed for several weeks after damage to underground wiring electrified the surrounding fence, according to Baltimore County School officials.. ...
Volunteers needed to help install sand fences on Tybee Island
WSAV - Sep 25, 2017
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) – Volunteers are needed to help install sand fences in an effort to promote plant growth and rebuild dunes damaged by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. ...
Ornate, wrought-iron fence stolen from 138-year-old grave in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Gazette - Sep 22, 2017
One of the oldest graves in Colorado Springs was desecrated recently, Evergreen Cemetery caretakers said. The headstone on the 1879 grave of an early settler in the cemetery's pioneer was toppled and the wrought-iron fence around it is missing.. ...

AG Fencing

Installing a new fencing system has proved to be extremely successful on a Upper Hunter grazing property.
Singleton Argus - Sep 21, 2017
The installation of an exclusion fence on an Upper Hunter grazing property has transformed the now protected paddocks by enabling pastures and crops to thrive.....
Sheep invasion prompts angry residents to demand a fence at Culm Lea play area
Devon Live - Sep 19, 2017
Residents in Cullompton are demanding that fences be replaced around play areas after a flock of sheep invaded a children’s playground. ....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Electric fence provides shocking experience for foraging bears
InfoTel - Sep 25, 2017
OKANAGAN - To a hungry bear, nothing says go away like an electric shock to the nose or face. And that’s what you need to deliver to keep one out of your apiary or chicken coop, Gillian Sanders says. ....
Kangaroos 'cruelly' killed with the help of Government-funded fencing, shooters say - Sep 24, 2017
Fences to control wild dogs across western Queensland funded by the State Government are being used to help trap and "cruelly" kill native wildlife, kangaroo shooters say. ....


USA/Mexico Border

A 2,000-mile journey in the shadow of the border wall
USA Today - Sep 19, 2017
There is no wall here. There is no fence, either. There are no agents or drones or surveillance towers. Only a river and a breeze. .....
What type of fence exists now along the border?
AZ Central - Sep 20, 2017
What types of fence are on the border today? So-called "pedestrian fences" are meant to stop people from getting through. There are three main designs: 1. Landing mat fences are built from Vietnam-era helicopter landing mats. They are solid metal and nontransparent.. .....
'The Wall': How eminent domain affects Texas property owners near border - Sep 23, 2017
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Six miles from the dusty caliche road that leads to Tony Zavaleta’s land, fencing to secure the U.S border comes to an end....
A day in the life of living across the border fence
KFOX-14 - Sep 14, 2017
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — In her almost 60 years of walking through the streets of the Chihuahuita neighborhood in central El Paso, Mannys Rodriguez has seen several changes in her historic community......

International Borders

Myanmar reinforces barbed wire fence at border
Dhaka Tribune - Sep 18, 2017
The Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) has been repairing the barbed wire fence at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border for the past three days......

Weird News

New Alaska highway stripes are crooked, paint staining cars
ABC News - Sep 25, 2017
New yellow painted highway lines in the Alaska's Panhandle city of Ketchikan are crooked and the paint that's been used by state transportation officials has stained cars, officials said......

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