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Industry News

Bush inventors manufacturing ideas in Australia rather than taking them offshore
ABC.net - Rural - Feb 10, 2018
Gary Briggs, from Dalby in south-west Queensland, is the brains behind an automated fencing machine. The fencing machine is being manufactured out of the Dingo workshop in Dalby, the company Mr Briggs has been at the helm of for the past 25 years.....
Rapid Advancements will boost Inductive Loop Vehicle Detector Market Size Further 2017-2025
OpenPR - Feb 7, 2018
Inductive loop is an electromagnetic detection system that utilizes a moving magnet to induce current and hence detect metal objects. This technique is a widely used vehicle detection technology. Inductive loop vehicle detectors find its applications in car parking management, ...
New Kentix IP Keypad Reader: Access Control with IP Video Integration Now Available in the US
PR.com - Feb 12, 2018
ILanding, NJ, February 12, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The New Kentix IP Keypad - Online Access Control System with Video Integration. The new Kentix IP Keypad offers the possibility to unlock doors with RFID and/or by PIN code (two-factor-authorization) with easy plug and play Cat 5/6 installation. ...

Decking Industry News

Fortress Deck Expands into the Canadian Market
Press Release - Feb 10, 2018
Fortress Deck, an innovator in the decking industry, has announced its 2018 distribution expansion into the Canadian market. Baycrest Distribution Inc., based out of Ontario Canada, ...
Ipe Decking USA Launches Website IpeDecking.net with Free Shipping
EINPresswire.com - Feb 7, 2018
The new state of the art website offered by Ipe Decking USA is offering free shipping on all random length orders for the month of February. The new website is set to feature the exclusive exotic decking line of wood from Brazil. ...

Fence Contractors

Local Fence Company Accused of Taking Deposits, Never Coming Back
NBC-DFW - Feb 8, 2018
Two North Texas women called NBC 5's Samantha Chatman after paying Condor Fencing hundreds of dollars up front only to wait on their fences for months....
Lubbock native conducting Marine Corps cold weather training
KCBD - Feb 12, 2018
Ruiz is a motor transport mechanic with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, and is participating with his unit in Exercise Winter Break 2018 on Camp Grayling, Michigan, Feb. 4-17, 2018. When he's not conducting Marine Corps training, Ruiz works as a fencing contractor for a local fencing company in Jacksonville, North Carolina.....

Local Government Issues

Council members fume over lack of fencing for police substations
WFAA - Feb 12, 2018
DALLAS - Frustrations grew at Dallas City Hall on Monday, as council members and representatives from the Dallas Police Association grilled city administration over the lack of fencing at police substations......
NDOT plans horse fencing for Highway 50
Nevada Appeal - Feb 12, 2018
The Nevada Department of Transportation is planning a major fencing project along U.S. 50 through the Dayton corridor. "Multiple collisions involving wild or feral horses have occurred on U.S. 50," said Director Rudy Malfabon.......
Seattle is putting fences under its bridges to keep campers out — and some say that’s wrong
Seattle Times - Feb 6, 2018
Seattle is putting fences under some bridges where homeless camps set up. The city says it’s to prevent fires, but some City Council members are pushing back........
Nosy Neighbor: Why Are Construction Fences Always Green?
Tribeca Citizen - Feb 12, 2018
Because the government said so, that’s why. From a rep at the Department of Buildings: “Local Law 47 of 2013 [PDF] passed by the New York City Council helped standardize signs and temporary protection equipment at construction sites in NYC—and includes the rule that fences and sidewalk sheds in NYC that were put up on or after July 1, 2013,...

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Community Issues

Repairs planned for LI National Cemetery’s ‘unsightly’ fence
Newsday - Feb 10, 2018
Work is expected to start as early as next month on mending the Long Island National Cemetery’s historic wrought-iron fence — battered over the years after being hit by dozens of vehicles...
High Winds Collapse Fence In San Francisco, Injuring 2
CBS Local - San Francisco - Feb 11, 2018
Freedom can be defined as the power to move without hindrance or restraint. Thanks to an anonymous donor, dogs at the Keene Animal Shelter will soon get to experience a bit of freedom in outdoor runs...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

THE UNEXPECTED RESULT OF AUSTRALIA’S DINGO FENCE
JSTOR Daily - Feb 12, 2018
Looping for more than 5000 dusty kilometers across the Australian outback is the world’s largest ecological field experiment: an unassuming chain link fence designed to keep dingoes, or Australian wild dogs, out of prime livestock farming country.....

Fences and Animals - Pets

Out With the Dogs: Fences—Bane of my existence
Paradise Post - Feb 8, 2018
I was raised in the Redwood Forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Our house sat on a carved out shelf (barely big enough for the house and two cars) on the side of a ravine thick with giant Redwoods, Madrone and Bay trees; our nearest neighbor was nearly a mile away....

Consumers/DIY

What Is a Privacy Fence? A Way to Hide a Home From Nosy Neighbors
Realtor.com - Feb 9, 2018
A privacy fence can go a long way in helping keep looky-loos and nosy neighbors out of your yard. But how does a privacy fence vary from any ordinary fence on your property? Read on, and we'll make that distinction and go over the regulations and courtesies you'll need to adhere to if you decide to build one.....
Border control: 7 steps to picking the perfect backyard fence
The Times-Picayune - Feb 12, 2018
"You have no idea what a big day this is for you," I said to Peapod and Pippin, my dogs, breaking the big news. "Freedom awaits," I said. Well, relative freedom.....

Neighbors

Boynton man pulls gun on neighbor in fence dispute, police say
Palm Beach Post - Feb 10, 2018
A man living in an unincorporated area of Boynton Beach landed himself in jail after allegedly pointing a gun at his neighbor in a dispute over a property line between houses......

USA/Mexico Border Fence

South Texas judge dismisses fraud lawsuit over border fence project
Texas Tribune - Feb 9, 2018
A judge said Hidalgo County's lawsuit against former drainage district manager Godfrey Garza Jr. wasn't strong enough to take before a jury. But the county judge says the county will appeal......

International Borders

Pakistan to Trump: Pay for Our Border Fence to Reduce Terrorism
Bloomberg - Feb 9, 2018
Pakistan is pushing for the completion of a fence along its disputed border with Afghanistan -- and it wants the U.S. to help pay for it. ...
Nod to fencing in 'feasible' stretches along Pakistan, Bangladesh borders: Kiren Rijiju
Economic Times - Feb 6, 2018
NEW DELHI: The government has approved barbed wire fencing in all "feasible stretches" along the borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, the Lok Sabha was informed today. ...

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Weird News

Dog in the race? Pooch barred from race for Kansas governor
ABC News - Feb 13, 2017
Kansas election officials are putting the brakes on a dog's campaign for governor. KWCH-TV reports that Terran Woolley, of Hutchinson, decided to file the paperwork over the weekend for his 3-year-old pooch, ....

Classified Ads

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HELP WANTED

SEEKING A SENIOR LEVEL PRODUCTION MANAGER! Hercules Fence is a premier Fence & Perimeter Security Company in the Washington DC/Baltimore Metropolitan area. We excel in commercial and high security work at some of the most prestigious locations in the United States. We are seeking a Senior Level Production Manager to run our Production Department at our continually growing Jessup, Maryland branch. Experience in a fast-paced construction environment is a must!
Qualifications:
Excellent communication with crews as well as with customers is critical  ·  Organization and efficiency ·  Leadership and interpersonal skills ·  Have the ability to manage, prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner ·  Project Management and problem solving skills ·  Ability to work both as part of a team and on own initiative ·  Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel, & Outlook
Duties:
Planning and organizing production schedules  ·  Assessing project and resource requirements ·  Overseeing production processes ·  Selecting, ordering and purchasing materials ·  Supervising all crews and subcontractors ·  Ensuring all project deadlines are met · 
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package! We have other positions available: sales, estimating, superintendents, and project management!

Be sure to visit our website: www.herculesfence.com
Please send your resume to employment@herculesfence.com·. We appreciate your interest, but only those candidates who meet our qualifications will be contacted.
No Phone Calls Please! Hercules Fence is an EOE/AAE.

HELP WANTED

STATESIDE STEEL AND WIRE is Hiring An Outside Sales Rep. Send resume to Careers@StatesideSteel.com

HELP WANTED

Fence Installers/Foreman Wanted!

Well established Fence Company, operating in the Birmingham, AL area for over 40 years! Currently seeking Experienced Fence Installers/Foreman and Gate Fabricators. Ideal candidates will have experience in both commercial and residential projects, capable of leading crews, installing various types of fence materials including wood, ornamental, chain link, and PVC.
We provide a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, 401k match, vacation and holiday pay and a relocation package. All tools and equipment are also provided. Competitive pay options, hourly or sub pay.
Only Experienced Fence Professionals need Apply!
Send resumes to FenceJobsAL@gmail.com

HELP WANTED

SALESPEOPLE NEEDED – EDMONTON & KELOWNA
We are Western Canada’s largest fencing company, with 12 branches in AB, BC & SK. Previous sales/estimating experience and ability to do take-off’s from blue prints for construction projects would be an asset. A valid drivers’ license and previous computer experience is required. These are full-time positions for sales of chain link fence and related materials. Please submit your resume and remuneration requirements to the contact listed below. Rite-Way Fencing Inc. has two positions available:
Inside / Outside Sales – Edmonton - Apply to: edmonton@ritewayfencing.com. Please specify “Inside / Outside Sales – Edmonton” in your correspondence.
Residential / Commercial Sales – Kelowna - Apply to: a kelowna@ritewayfencing.com. Please specify “Residential / Commercial Sales – Kelowna” in your correspondence.

HELP WANTED

PEXCO LLC Is looking for Eastern & Western Region Fence Sales Managers. Pexco is the leading producer of privacy fence slats for chain link fencing, marketed under it's well known PDS® Fence Products brand. These positions each require a minimum of 5 years of sales experience in the Fence Industry, 60% travel, with respective home based offices in the Northeast and the Pacific Northwest. An attractive benefits package, auto allowance and compensation commensurate with each of these positions is offered. Applicants please contact: Richard Brooks (VP Sales & Marketing) richard.brooks@pexco.com or (978) 248-6013

 
 

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