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Industry News

Eastern NC fence company sees challenges and benefits in recent metal tariffs
North State Journal - Mar 28, 2018
GOLDBORO – Seegars Fence Company has been based in Goldsboro, North Carolina since 1949. The company has benefitted from good fortune and lots of hard work over its nearly 70 years, and has grown to include 14 branches in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.....
Trump's Tariffs and your Business
Talk Back Fencing Blog - Apr 2, 2018
There is a story today on how Seegars Fence is seeing both challenges .....
Getting to Know Alvarado Turnstiles
Campus Rec Magazine (press release) - Arr 2, 2018
Nick Simon is the national sales manager for Alvarado Turnstiles. He’s been part of the company – located in Chino, California – for 15 years. Considered an expert on everything Alvarado, Simon sat down with Campus Rec Magazine to answers questions on the company and pull back the curtain to reveal who Alvarado Turnstiles is:...
Multiple Senstar Systems Installed to Protect Major US Airport
Government Security News - Mar 28, 2018
Senstar is pleased to announce it has delivered the perfect perimeter intrusion detection (PIDS) solution to protect the perimeter of one of North America’s largest cargo airports. Due to the facility’s unique perimeter security requirements, Senstar combined multiple technologies to form....
Aeroturn Raises the Bar On Delivering Quality Turnstile Solutions To Customers; Announces 100% Customer Retention Rate For Over 15 Years
PRWeb - Mar 28, 2018
Aeroturn LLC, a leading turnstile manufacturer that offers 100% Made In The USA turnstiles, today announced that the company has had a 100% customer retention rate for over 15 years. Aeroturn has seen a steady growth...
Cable Railing Modern Deck Railing Launches New Website
Digital Journal (press release) - Mar 28, 2018
Denton, Nebraska - Mailahn Innovation, a leading manufacturer, and installer of cable deck railings are delighted to announce the launch of their new website. The site has been designed from the ground up to be mobile friendly, easy to navigate and to provide prospective customers with a visualization of the various products and...

Decking Industry News

How This Deck Maker Turned Throwaway Plastic Into A Big Business - Apr 2, 2018
Roger Wittenberg started Trex Company (TREX) in the mid-1980s with just a few crumbs — breadcrumbs, actually.. ...
Globe News Wire - Mar 28, 2018
TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is pleased to announce a new agreement with Dealers Choice to distribute Envision composite decking in the Atlanta, Georgia area. ...

Fence Contractors

Old fence wire removed by helicopter
The Scottish Farme - Apr 2, 2018
FAMILY RUN fencing business Duncan Fisher Fencing Contractors specialise in forestry, agricultural, commercial and domestic fencing all over Scotland, working from a Perthshire base – but some jobs are more spectacular than others....

Local Government Issues

Airport authority recommends fencing project bid
Las Vegas Review Journal - Mar 30, 2018
The flawed installation of fences intended to protect the Mojave Desert Tortoise from highway traffic cost taxpayers more than $700,000 to correct, and faulty culvert drainage killed one of the protected animals, a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation found.....
Grant sought for fencing for historic cemetery
Times Daily - Apr 2, 2018
RUSSELLVILLE — City officials are hoping a grant will provide fencing to deter vandals from doing any more damage to one of Russellville’s oldest cemeteries......
City sues over fence blocking Spring Street
Tahlequah Daily Press - Mar 29, 2018
The city of Tahlequah recently filed a lawsuit in hopes of acquiring title to property after the defendant erected a chain-link fence, effectively blocking access to the thoroughfare and city-owned parking spot.....


Community Issues

Business owner put in fencing and spent $24,000 but this neighbor is still costing him
Bellingham Herald - Mar 31, 2018
BELLINGHAM The owner of a commercial office building near the Drop-In Center is appealing a City of Bellingham decision that allowed the center to be turned into an overnight and year-round emergency shelter for the homeless. ....
'Jurassic Park'-style fence will negatively impact Pa., N.J. officials warn
Lehigh Valley Live - Mar 31, 2018
"Does Pennsylvania know what's coming?" Hardwick Township Mayor Kevin Duffy asked. Duffy, speaking at Monday night's board of supervisors' meeting in Upper Mount Bethel Township, joined Knowlton Township ...

AG Fencing

Chicken keeper recommends one thing to novice keepers - install electric fencing
Farming UK - Mar 29, 2018
An alpaca and chicken keeper has recommended only one thing to the novice rural poultry keeper - to install Electric Poultry Netting, because as she discovered to her cost, it's better to be safe than sorry......
Volunteers needed after 1450km of fencing destroyed in four fires
Riverine Herald - Apr 2, 2018
A CALL has gone out for volunteers and donations to help rebuild nearly 3000km of fencing destroyed in recent devastating grassfires in Victoria’s south west......

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Ungulate fencing in HVNP area nearly complete
Hawaii Tribune - Mar 29, 2018
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is nearly done fencing the lower Kahuku unit, part of its efforts to make the land acquired in 2003 free of mouflon sheep and other ungulates.....
Man uses wire cutters to free trapped elk from fence
UPI - Mar 29, 2018
March 28 (UPI) -- A British Columbia man who spotted an elk with its legs entangled in a barbed wire fence retrieved some wire cutters and returned to free the animal.....
Crash-guard rope-fencing in Kerala to keep wild jumbos away
Indian Express - Apr 1, 2018
IDUKKI: In a bid to mitigate man-elephant conflict, the Forest Department in Idukki has come up with a new idea.The department will soon introduce the ‘crash-guard rope-fencing’ project. Iron ropes will be connected with galvanised steel rods, which will be cemented on the floor at a height of three metres on the 1.2-km stretc...


Amtrak fencing near Hudson River raises alarm: Editorial
Poughkeepsie Journal - Mar 29, 2018
For generations, communities turned their backs on the Hudson River, using the banks as a dumping ground, letting polluting industries foul the soil and water, watching railroad tracks expand and, in many cases, cutting off people from the waterfront........


Crafty Ideas for the Garden Fence - Mar 28, 2018
If you are looking for some do it yourself ideas for a fence or barrier in your garden. How about a wine bottle fence. Even if you don’t drink wine, ask friends or relatives to save wine bottles ....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Securing Border Ranches
Drovers - Mar 29, 2018
The U.S. border with Mexico spans 1,954 miles, and ranchers are on the front lines for most of it. For the past few decades, border enforcement and security has increased to halt illegal immigration and drug smuggling......
Border Patrol reveals where border wall funding will be spent
San Antonio Express-News - Mar 30, 2018
The $1.6 billion Congress allocated this month for border wall construction will be spent on about 100 miles of new and replacement fencing, including 33 miles in the Rio Grande Valley, a top Homeland Security official said Friday......
San Diego receives additional $251M in border fence funding
The San Diego Union-Tribune - Apr 1, 2018
San Diego received an additional $251 million for border construction in the spending bill signed by President Donald Trump.....


Weird News

Kansas woman's ex hides in attic, falls through ceiling
ABC News - Apr 2, 2017
A Kansas woman suspicious that someone had broken into her home later found her ex-boyfriend's legs punched through her ceiling....

Classified Ads


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