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Industry News

LOOP-LOC Discusses How Its Pool Fences Keep Your Backyard Pristine
PRNewswire - Sep 1, 2017
LOOP-LOC, pool cover company that services New Jersey, discusses how its pool fences keep your backyard pristine. When choosing a fence to enclose the pool area, there are many options to consider. Using a removable mesh pool fence has numerous advantages for homeowners...
Gate Operator Market Overview, Industry Top Manufactures, Market Size, Industry Growth Analysis & Forecast: 2022
DailyNewsK - Aug 30, 2017
Gate Operator Market analysis is provided for global market including development trends by regions, competitive analysis of Gate Operator market. A gate operator is a mechanical device used to open and close a gate, such as one at the end of a driveway. There are two main types of electric gate openers – hydraulic or electromechanical;...

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Deck is resistant to mold and mildew damage.
ThomasNet - Aug 31, 2017
AZEK® Deck features wood-like appearance and is stain, scratch and insect resistant. Product uses Alloy Armour Technology&trade: and eliminates the need for painting or sealing for protection. Deck will not splinter, rot or warp and is used as a cladding rain screen..
Curves in decks a big trend for 2017
CountyLive - Sep 3, 2017
One of the biggest trends for 2017 is curves in deck design. Gone are the days where decks are thought of as traditional planks with vertical and horizontal lines..

Fence Contractors

Investigator | Combative Cleveland fence contractor seeks bankruptcy cover, dodges debt
WKYC - Aug 30, 2017
CLEVELAND: - A Cleveland fence builder accused of verbally attacking disgruntled customers has filed for personal bankruptcy, leaving in his wake dozens of creditors owed thousands of dollars....
Guardian Pool Fence now working in Northwest Valley - Aug 30, 2017
Rob and Mary Jo Backus are bringing their fence erecting skills to the Northwest Valley. The pair own a pool fence building business, a dealer for Guardian Pool Fence based in Van Nuys, California. .....
Contractor finds new space in Richmond Township
Voice News - Sep 1, 2017
Nationwide Construction Group, also known as Nationwide Fence & Supply, recently moved into a formerly vacant building in Richmond Township, and is anxious to become part of the community.: .....
Vancouver Fence Repair Company Publishes Blog on Protective Bollards
Marketwired - Aug 30, 2017
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - August 31, 2017) - If you don't know what a bollard is, you're not alone. But these squat cement posts prevent millions of dollars worth of property damage every year. As one of their services, the team at QS Fencing have recently published a post praising these unsung heroes: .....

Hurricane Harvey

Residents go without fences or re-build themselves
KRIS-TV - Sep 3, 2017
Hurricane Harvey brought about 85 mph winds at the peak of the storm, causing many fences around the Coastal Bend to topple over. Local fencing companies have said that the phones will not stop for all the requests and some residents have to wait weeks, or even months just to get their fence fixed......
Texas ranchers battle to save cattle from Harvey's wrath - Sep 3, 2017
(CNN)Seventh-generation cattle rancher Brandon Cutrer watched as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey began to rise, threatening to engulf his family farm. The deadly storm that turned Houston streets into rivers was also transforming vast swathes of grazing land into lakes, destroying crops and stranding countless cattle across southeastern Texas.......


Local Government Issues

Project to replace Gate 20 begins at Fort McCoy
Lacrosse Tribune - Sep 4, 2017
Construction is underway on the new access control point that will replace the existing Gate 20 at Fort McCoy. A $9.9 million contract for the new construction was awarded in May to Catamount Constructors Inc. of Lakewood, Coloroado...
Dog owner: Good fences make for good masters
Manchester Union Leader - Sep 3, 2017
LACONIA - Invisible fences won't be enough in Laconia for dog owners if a proposed new city ordinance is adopted. Dog owners will need to either set posts and cross rails, or tether Fido if they want to leave him unattended.....
Canyon County completes security improvements to formerly escape-prone 'tent jail'
Idaho Statesman - Aug 29, 2017
Canyon County has completed an array of security improvements to its embattled tent jail and is now in full compliance with the conditions of the city of Caldwell’s special use permit for the site...
Request to fence in city property referred to committee
Decorah Newspapers - Aug 29, 2017
A request by a Decorah resident to fence a piece of city property for use as a yard will be taken up by the Council’s Property Committee. ...
That fence around Alamo Square cost $10,000, and SF says it was worth it
San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 3, 2017
San Francisco spent roughly $10,000 for the fence that was hastily erected around Alamo Square Park the morning the conservative group Patriot Prayer said it would hold a news conference there....
Fencing duel drags on in Rowley
Boston Globe - Sep 1, 2017
Good fences may make good neighbors, but that’s not always the case when you live in an historic district. Michael Kovalchuk, who has been battling the Town of Rowley for years, is now facing a $100-a-day fine for the six-foot stockade fence ...

Community Issues

Gun Barrel Fence
Atlas Obscura  - Sep 5, 2017
Local lore has it that the stout iron fence surrounding numbers 2803 and 2805 on P Street in Georgetown is fashioned from hundreds of recycled firearms...
Yes, there really is a 'Stump Fence' festival in Michigan
MLive  - Aug 30, 2017
TRUFANT, MI -- What do you think of a festival that offers parades, fireworks, a greased pig scramble and the celebration of the almighty Stump Fence?..

AG Fences

Farmers band together to build 'wall' against ferals and roos
Western Magazine - Sep 3, 2017
Fence us in! That was the response from 22 landholders in the western division, some of whom have contributed over $100,000 each to the biggest cluster exclusion fence in NSW...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Driver Calls For Moose Fence After Highway Collision
VOCM - Sep 5, 2017
A motorist who struck a moose on the province’s highway says its time for moose fencing. Shawn Rideout works with the Canadian Coast Guard. He says he left work from downtown St. John’s last Wednesday evening to drive home on the TCH when he hit the animal. ...
Arizona Antelope Foundation seeks volunteers for fence project
East Arizona Courier - Sep 3, 2017
SAFFORD - The Arizona Antelope Foundation (AAF) is on the lookout for some volunteers for a late September fencing project near Bonita. The project’s goal is to refurbish a three-mile segment of the boundary fence between...
Save People Save Wildlife commends UDOT for expediting wildlife fencing installation
Park Record - Sep 3, 2017
Erin Ferguson, who is a member of the nonprofit organization Save People Save Wildlife, commended the Utah Department of Transportation for expediting the installation of wildlife fencing along Interstate 80....

Pool Safety

Is your pool fence up to scratch? Home pool safety checklist
Fraser Coast Chronicle - Aug 31, 2017
INADEQUATE pool fencing and pool gates that are faulty remain a major contributing factor in the rate of drowning in backyard swimming pools among children under 5 years of age......


USA/Mexico Fence

Trump officials pick four companies to build prototypes of border wall
Washington Post - Aug 31, 2017
The Trump administration on Thursday announced it has chosen four companies to build concrete prototypes of the president’s much-touted border wall.....
These Companies Will Soon Start Building Prototypes Of Trump's Long-Promised Border Wall
Buzzfeed - Aug 31, 2017
The Trump administration on Thursday announced the four companies that will build concrete prototypes for the president’s long-promised border wall with Mexico......

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. .....
95 per cent work on new fence along Bangladesh border complete:
ABC News - Sep 5, 2017
NEW DELHI: India and Bangladesh have finished 95 per cent of the work on a new single-layer fence aimed at curbing cross-border crime and securing over 250 villages that fall between the international border and a barbed wire fencing ..

Weird News

Ghostly, translucent lobster hauled from ocean off Maine
ABC News - Sep 3, 2017
Maine lobstermen Alex Todd has hauled in blue lobsters and even some lobsters that were half blue, or half orange. But he says those don't compare on the scale of weirdness to the translucent crustacean that he recently pulled up in a trap. ...

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