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Industry News

The Most Popular Fences from Fortress Fence Now Available in Black Sand Finish
PRWeb - Apr 23, 2018
Whether you’re shopping for a luxury automobile or a high-quality steel fence, black has always been a classic color choice. Now, in addition to the popular Gloss Black, Fortress Fence Products is excited to introduce Black Sand, a new choice soon to become a classic....
Meridian Modular Vehicle Barriers Put to Work at Tropicana Field
PRWeb - Apr 22, 2018
The Tamp Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, FL have employed the latest in hostile vehicle mitigation technology for Tropicana Field. Meridian Rapid Defense Group's (MRDG) Archer barriers are best-in-class portable drop and stop solution meeting both the US Department of State (DOS)...

Fence Contractors

Council approves company bid for dog park
Vallejo Times Herald - Apr 19, 2018
Several Vallejo businesses were caught up in a sting targeting unlicensed contractors in St. Helena this week, Napa County officials announced....
Vallejo 'contractors' caught in Napa County "sting"
Alpena News - Apr 22, 2018
The fence was discussed at the council meeting Tuesday. Mayor Matt Waligora abstained from the bid because his fence company Sunrise Fencing was one of the bids....

Local Government Issues

Officials: Fence at Rome Lab would protect assets, research
Utica Observer Dispatch - Apr 22, 2018
ROME — As the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate continues to do cybersecurity and defense work for the government, representatives in Washington, D.C., are pushing for a perimeter fence around the facility.....
City to allow fence installation at middle school
MCRecordOnline - Apr 18, 2018
The Huntsville City Council last Monday approved an ordinance to allow the Huntsville Middle School to install security measures involving a city street....
Company offers to maintain snow fences, use old weathered wood
Gillette News Record - Apr 18, 2018
LARAMIE(WNE) -- The large wooden structures keeping snow off the roads throughout Albany County could become a new resource for a Laramie company to produce weathered wood for their products, while also maintaining the county's snow fences at no cost to the county....
Calls for skate park perimeter fence
Mansfield Courier - Apr 19, 2018
CONCERNS have been raised about the safety of Mansfield's skate park, Ramp-age, with some calling for a fence to be built between the park and Highett Street.....

Community Issues

Painters' Union volunteers launch massive fence fix at Snug Harbor - Apr 21, 2018
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Workers chipped decades of wear and tear off Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden all day Saturday, when a team of volunteers from District Council 9, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, showed up bright and early to mend fences.....
Long Beach Unified eliminates security positions, approves fencing and cameras
Long Beach Press-Telegram - Apr 16, 2018
Long Beach Unified School District this week eliminated four campus security positions and reduced one to part-time because of budget cuts, causing concern among some students and teachers about school safety.....
Hauppauge family wants guardrail near accident-prone fence
News 12 Long Island - Apr 17, 2018
HAUPPAUGE - A Hauppauge man says he wants the town to do something about damage to his property caused in recent car accidents....
Neighbors upset that Franklin Park Conservatory fenced off 10 acres
The Columbus Dispatch - Apr 19, 2018
The fence around 10 acres of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has been up for several months, but nearby residents still haven't gotten used to it....

Historic Fences

The hidden wartime history of London's fences
CityMetric - Apr 19, 2018
Inspired by Ed Jefferson's recent look at London's bollards, I decided to explore another aspect of our history that has worked itself into the fabric of the city: fences.....
Portion of battlefield's historic fencing replaced by volunteers, non-profit group
Danville Advocate - Apr 19, 2018
When the Battle of Perryville took place in October of 1862, local landowners and farmers had their rolling hills covered in native grasses and crops sectioned off with simple rock and split-rail fences. And with hours of meticulous research, hard physical labor and generous gifts,....



Amtrak fence opponents rally in Germantown
HudsonValley360 - Apr 23, 2018
GERMANTOWN - Politicians, concerned citizens, and members of environmental groups came together at the Ernest R. Lasher Memorial Park in Germantown on Sunday for the Fight the Fences rally....

AG Fencing

Veterans Learn Agriculture Skills in Savona
WENY-TV - Apr 20, 2018
SAVONA, N.Y. (WENY) – A farm in Savona in hosted a free workshop for those who fought for our country, and are now seeking a career in agriculture.....
Fencing School Covers Legalities, Tips for Good Fencing
Lancaster Farming - Apr 18, 2018
SAVONA, N.Y. (WENY) – A farm in Savona in hosted a free workshop for those who fought for our country, and are now seeking a career in agriculture....

Fence and Animals - Pets

At last! Gracie can see what's happening on the other side of the fence
WBIR - Apr 23, 2018
When your dog isn't tall enough to see over the fence, you improvise! This photo of Gracie the dog peeping through her backyard fence just goes to show how important it is to make our four-legged best friends happy!!...
Man's best friend might go off-leash at dog park in West Chester
Daily Local News - Apr 23, 2018
WEST CHESTER >> Borough canines might be wagging their tails a little more if a no-leash dog park is constructed. Spot, Rover and Max might soon sniff and mingle off-leash at Horace Pippin Park...


Security Tips For Your Outdoor Property
Security Barron - Apr 23, 2018
But what about securing your outdoor assets - the kids' bikes, the top-dollar gas grill — and securing the outside of your home? That can get a little more tricky. And what about things that may be visible from the road: your front porch furniture, for example? ....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Snapshots from the US-Mexico border'
CNN - Apr 19, 2018
Thirty-foot steel bollard fencing goes up in Calexico, California. The replacement project was authorized in 2017 government funding by Congress, and it takes the place of fencing that pales in comparison with the new structure.....

International Borders

Fence dividing Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from Syria also cutting through families as war rages
NZCity - Apr 19, 2018
As the war in Syria rages on, villagers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights are watching on helplessly, as their friends and relatives are caught in the conflict.....
Smart fences: Modi government's new project to protect India's borders with Bangladesh, Pakistan
Financial Express - Apr 19, 2018
Smart fence: The Narendra Modi government has operationalised the country's first ever comprehensive integrated border management system along the riverine stretch bordering Bangladesh in Assam....
Voice of America: Fencing of border with Afghanistan on 'Fast Track'
Arab News - Apr 19, 2018
Voice of America report by Ayaz Gul states that Pakistan's unilateral fencing and construction of new observation posts on the long border with Afghanistan are "progressing smoothly" despite recent deadly clashes ...


Weird News

Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too
ABC News - Apr 23, 2017
Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program. Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid ....

Classified Ads


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