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Industry News

Origin Point Brands LLC Has Released Their Multi-Purpose Fence, Now Available in Stores
PRNewswire - Apr 4, 2018
Origin Point Brands LLC has just launched another innovative new product. Their Multi-Purpose Fence, found under the No Dig brand, is now available in stores and online at major retailers across the United States and Canada. The Multi-Purpose Fence is simple, easy to set up and truly versatile in its applications. .....
Kiwi fencing tools and equipment now available in Ireland
Agriland - Apr 9, 2018
Fencing is always easier when you have the right equipment. Strainrite Fencing Systems provides the tools; but it also provides innovative solutions that make the task easier. Strainrite is a leading New Zealand agricultural equipment manufacturer, with a history that dates back to the early 1970s......
Do bollards offer protection against vehicle attacks?
Deutsche Welle - Apr 9, 2018
In the wake of the deadly van attack in Münster, many reports noted that the city was about to install bollards in the downtown area. But do barriers really offer protection? Experts say effectiveness has its price......
Barbed wire named as one of top 10 Illinois innovations and inventions
Daily-Chronicle - Apr 9, 2018
DeKALB – Barbed wire, one of the biggest claims to fame of the city of DeKalb, has been recognized as one of the top 10 Illinois inventions and innovations in the Illinois Top 200 project......

Decking Industry News

Cali Decking Spring Launch Includes Railing Systems and New Colors
Globe Newswire - Apr 4, 2018
Three debut decking colors and universal rail and post systems made to match Cali Bamboo’s premier composite decking line, TruOrganics®, come just in time for Spring grilling and longer, warmer days. .....

Fence Contractors

Mending Fences for Mending Hearts, Inc
Newswire - Apr 6, 2018
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville donated and installed 436’ of Ameristar steel perimeter security fence and gates around two transitional living houses run by Nashville’s Mending Hearts Inc. in the Nations neighborhood of West Nashville.....
Finding the right best-built fence for your home
Ottawa Citizen - Apr 2, 2018
“Good fences make good neighbours” is a truism that is cited by societies and cultures around the world. But when it comes to finding someone reputable who can build a good fence for your home, where can you go for help?....

Local Government Issues

Dallas Finally Begins Fencing at Police Stations
Dallas Observer - Apr 9, 2018
Three years after a man in an armored van launched a sustained attack on the Dallas Police Department's headquarters in the Cedars, long-awaited increases in police station security are almost complete, according to new information from the city of Dallas....
Little Rock police seek portable barriers to prevent vehicle-ramming attacks
KATV - Apr 5, 2018
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Little Rock police are looking to buy portable barriers to prevent attackers from plowing into crowds, an increasingly common terror tactic that has been used to killed dozens across Europe in recent years....
Arnold considers requiring permits to curtail fencing offenses
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Apr 6, 2018
ARNOLD • Creative uses of fencing at some residential properties has led city staff here to recommend requiring permits for installation. Mary Holden, community development director, told the City Council on Thursday night that some unusual fence configurations have been brought to her attention....
Couple Battles City of McAllen over Property Line
KRGV - Apr 6, 2018
MCALLEN – A couple living in McAllen are crying out for help after they say their barrier for privacy and safety was ripped away by the city. Rogelio and Linda Salazar, who own a green apartment complex on 29th Street, say an ongoing city project included tearing down their $12,000 fences....

Community Issues

Shelter's new fence helps Fulton County boy keep dog safe
Fox5-Atlanta - Apr 8, 2018
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Fulton County boy who refused to give up when it came to keeping his dog safe got some help over the weekend.....
Salisbury council grants Salisbury Villa Soccer Club $30,000 fence at Reg Groth Reserve to quell ‘teasing and bullying’
Adelaide Now - Apr 3, 2018
A NORTHERN soccer club hopes to curtail vandalism and “bullying and teasing” from opposition teams with a new $30,000 fence.....



Rhinebeck town officials want Amtrak fencing plan to get local review
Daily Freeman - Apr 4, 2018
RHINEBECK, N.Y. >> Town Board members will tell state Department of State and railroad officials that planned fences and gates to prevent public access along the Amtrak corridor are subject to local planning review....
Germantown panel plans rally opposing Amtrak train fence
Daily Freeman - Apr 8, 2018
GERMANTOWN, N.Y. >> In response to Amtrak’s proposal to install gates and fencing along the CSX tracks here, members of Germantown’s Waterfront Advisory Committee plan a riverfront Earth Day rally from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Ernest R. Lasher Memorial Park.....
Holes in downtown Delray railroad fence prompts worry over safety
Palm Beach Post - Apr 4, 2018
DELRAY BEACH -Two aluminum fences placed to prevent people from darting across railroad tracks that cut through downtown Delray Beach’s most traveled artery are littered with gaping holes....

AG Fencing

Chain-link fencing around forest areas to prevent cross losses
Business-Standard - Apr 5, 2018
The Maharashtra government has decided to install iron chain-link fencing along forest borders in the state on an experimental basis, to prevent wild animals from damaging crops or attacking people......
Four fires destroy 3000km of fencing
Shepp News - Apr 5, 2018
A CALL has gone out for volunteers and donations to help rebuild nearly 3000km of fencing destroyed in the devastating grassfires in Victoria’s south west. Agriculture Victoria’s latest figures indicate 1434km of external boundary fencing and 1450km of internal fencing was destroye.....

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Deer fencing that really works
Kitsap Sun - Apr 5, 2018
Every spring, as our gardens begin to recover from the ravages of winter, the dreaded even-toed ungulates line up at the buffet. Deer are equally decorative and destructive, especially the young, which are indiscriminate eaters. Older deer .....
Denmark’s border fence would be no use, wild boar can swim across: hunter
The Local Denmark - Apr 5, 2018
A proposed 70 kilometre-long fence on Denmark’s southern border with Germany, which the government says will help prevent swine flu spreading into the country, will not be effective, an experienced Danish hunter has said......

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Work Begins on New Border Wall in Southern New Mexico
US News - Apr 9, 2018
SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Work is beginning along a 20-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico to replace existing vehicle barriers with a new bollard wall.......
Trump administration says existing stretches of fence will count as 'Trump's border wall'
AZCentral - Apr 4, 2018
When is a fence a wall, or vice versa? While that question might inherently prompt semantic debate, the answer got even fuzzier Wednesday, when Homeland Security Director Kirstjen Nielsen seemingly contradicted statements made by Donald Trump on the presidential campaign trail and during his first months in office.......


International Borders

Bear Breaks Latvian Border Fence in Attempt to Reach Russia
Sputnik News - Apr 7, 2018
The bear damaged the fence, built along the Latvian-Russian border, while trying to run from Latvia to Russia, the state border guard of the republic said on Friday.....
In Hungary, one fence comes down, another goes up
Reuters - Apr 5, 2018
During her long life, Terez Majsztrovics has never left her small village, hidden at the end of an asphalt track amid the rolling hills of the Hungarian lowlands. But the world came to her, in wave after wave........

Weird News

Moose stomps man's foot in Alaska after he kicks her
ABC News - Apr 6, 2017
A man was injured north of Anchorage after a moose that he had just kicked stomped his foot in return, state officials said. KTVA-TV reported the man escaped major injuries in the encounter Thursday with the moose and her calf.....

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