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Industry News Announces New Website Launch
Press Release - Apr 16, 2018
Waynesboro, PA: is inviting homeowners and growers to explore the new website. The revamped website has been designed to improve the customer experience and to make searchability and navigation easier than before. ....
Colin Brown Joins Fortress Fence as Product Manager
PRWeb - Apr 16, 2018
Fortress Fence Products is proud to welcome Colin Brown to the team. Over the past eight years, Colin has built a career in overseas manufacturing of building materials and consumer goods. ....
Trex® Spiral Stairs™ Introduces New Multi-Line Railing System
Globenewswire - Apr 16, 2018
Among the hottest looks in outdoor living today are cable and horizontal rod railing. Capitalizing on this growing trend toward more modern, commercially-inspired looks, Trex® Spiral Stairs™ has added a new Multi-Line Handrail system to its collection. Designed specifically to complement the view-enhancing spacing and sleek styling of cable....

Local Government Issues

How Tall Is Too Tall? North Dallas Fence Fight Brewing
CBS DFWW - Apr 12, 2018
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Dallas community is feeling unfairly targeted after homeowners began receiving citations from the city claiming their fences were too tall.....
Bristol relaxes fence rules for families with special needs
Kenosha News - Apr 10, 2018
BRISTOL — Residential fencing rules have been relaxed in Bristol for families with special needs who require a secure outdoor environment.....

Community Issues

New fence to secure school field
Fox5-Atlanta - Apr 16, 2018
FENCING is to be installed at a field used by children at Benson Primary School. The playing field off Oxford Road belongs to the trustees of the Benson Church of England Voluntary School Trust and is for the benefit of the adjacent primary school.....
UConn To Install Fence On Former West Hartford Campus Site
Hartford Courant - Apr 16, 2018
UConn officials notified West Hartford leaders Monday that the university will install 6-foot-high galvanized chain-link fence around the library and the undergraduate and school of social work buildings at the former West Hartford campus this week.....


Good fences make good neighbors
Newton Daily News  - Apr 12, 2018
There’s an old saying that good fences make good neighbors, but in rural Iowa fencing issues can drive a wedge between neighboring landowners. A new bill written by Rep. Greg Heartsill, R-Columbia, is intended to eliminate concerns over those disputes.....


Amtrak Fencing Proposal Raises Concerns About River Access - Apr 12, 2018
An Amtrak proposal to install fencing and gates near the Hudson River at sites in Columbia and Dutchess Counties is drawing opposition and a call for public hearings. Amtrak contends the fencing would keep out trespassers and enhance safety,...

AG Fencing

A Cowboy’s Faith: Good fence retains cattle
Osage County News - Apr 14, 2018
“It’s that time of the year when grass is greener on the other side of the fence.” Wherever tame grasses border native pastures, there’s always a bovine sticking their head under or through the fence.....
Chronic wasting disease bill would add fencing requirement for deer farms
MLive - Apr 12, 2018
LANSING, MI - A ban on all imported deer and an additional fencing requirement for private deer farms are part of Michigan's proposed changes to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease......
Survey needed for fence issue
Pratt Tribune - Apr 12, 2018
Pratt county land owners sought out guidance from the Pratt County Commissioners to resolve a conflict with a neighbor about the location of a fence......


Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Video extra: Moose jump fence in Red Lodge
KBZK - Apr 13, 2018
Colleen Kilbane caught this video of a moose and her two calves jumping a fence in snowy Red Lodge Thursday morning.....


Caring for Your Fence this Spring
Cape May County Herald - Apr 15, 2018
Now that spring is here, outdoor projects are making their way back onto the to-do list. One project you don’t want to overlook is your fence. Your fence is an important part of your home that provides security, privacy and home value; therefore, you must work to keep it strong and looking good. ,...

Pool Safety

Spa pools: to fence, or not to fence, that's a sizeable question - Apr 14, 2018
To keep the spa pool under the 'small heated pools' category, its surface area must be less than 5 square metres. Anything more than 5sqm, and deeper than 400mm, becomes a pool, and needs a fence, 760mm off the ground or not. .....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Is it a Border Wall or a Fence or a Barrier?
Texas Monthly - Apr 13, 2018
As construction got underway this week on 20 miles of border barrier west of El Paso, the U.S. Border Patrol and Trump administration heralded it as a major start to the president’s long-promised wall. Critics, however, questioned the need for the $73 million project and said it’s not a wall at all, .....
Has the Border Wall Begun? - Apr 9, 2018
Since the omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2018 passed in late March, President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed his long-promised wall is now under construction......
New border wall construction underway in New Mexico
KVIA - Apr 13, 2018
New images from Customs and Border Protection show new metal fencing panels being installed near Santa Teresa. The new barrier doesn’t look like the prototypes being built in San Diego......
Don’t Mess With Texas Landowners on Border Wall, Lawmakers Warn
RollCall - Apr 13, 2018
Two Texas lawmakers — one Republican, one Democrat — warned Homeland Security Department officials Thursday that it won’t be easy to build President Donald Trump’s border wall in the Lone Star State if private landowners have anything to say about it......

International Borders

First Smart Fence Along Bangladesh Border In Assam Is Now Operational
NDTV - Apr 11, 2018
NEW DELHI: The first 'smart fence' pilot project to plug vulnerable gaps along India's borders has been rolled out in Assam on a riverine stretch with Bangladesh, the Border Security Force chief said......


Weird News

Minnesota firehouse opens doors during blizzard for prom
ABC News - Apr 16, 2017
Firefighters came to the rescue for a group of Minnesota high school students when a blizzard struck during their prom.....

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