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Industry News

BD Loops Wins 2017 Manufacturer of the Year!
Press Release - Feb 19, 2018
BD Loops is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of the Stanton Manufacturer of the Year Award. BD Loops is the premier manufacturer of preformed loops and loop installation accessories for the door, gate, and parking industries.....
Superior Concrete Products Offers State-of-the-Art Lighting and Security Systems to Prevent Vandalism of Properties
Press Release - Feb 16, 2018
In business for more than 30 years, Superior Concrete Products is headquartered in Texas, and has created a unique niche for themselves in the modular precast concrete industry. Known for designing, engineering, manufacturing and installing decorative steel-reinforced precast concrete fencing,....

Decking Industry News

How Trex Is Remaking Decks
Barrons - Feb 16, 2018
Trex is the biggest player in the wood alternatives market, with an estimated 45% share, versus about 30% for a company called Azek and under 20% for one called Fiberon. The rest are relative pipsqueaks. ,....
Crimson Decking
Building-Products - Feb 16, 2018
Merbau is a durable decking material from Australia, where extremes in climate are similar to the U.S. Woodstock Timbers is now offering the line in the U.S., since it’s proven to be durable and long-lasting, and is termite, rot, and fire resistant....

Fence Contractors

Contractor who failed to build fence for Batavia customer given intermittent jail term
The Batavian - Feb 16, 2018
An Erie County construction worker will spend weekends in the Genesee County Jail for the next four months, starting tonight, for defrauding a Batavia resident on a contracting job. Matthew B. Hardesty, 24, of Blasdell,.....
Cars, Cash and Fences: How AJB Landscaping & Fence Gives Back
Thurston Talk - Feb 19, 2018
It was just a few days before Christmas last year when the winner of AJB Landscaping & Fences’s holiday drawing was announced. The prize was either a pellet grill or $1,000 in cash.....

Local Government Issues

Homeowner asks city to pay for fence along new section of trail
Magic Valley Live - Feb 19, 2018
TWIN FALLS — A homeowner wants the city to pay for a 6-foot-tall privacy fence along property bordering the Canyon Rim Trail. Lincoln and Heather Tubbs bought their home on Pole Line Road East in 2015. .....
'Jurassic Park'-style fence proposed in Delaware Water Gap has N.J. town roaring 'No!'
Lehigh Valley Live - Feb 15, 2018
Drivers pass beneath craggy cliffs and rough rock faces on their way through the Delaware Water Gap on I-80. But one New Jersey township fears a "'Jurassic Park'-style" fence proposed by the state transportation department will ruin one of the state's most scenic views.....

Community Issues

Non-profit group builds fences to free dogs from chains
KING-5 - Feb 18, 2018
For some dog owners, the only way to keep their pet from running away is to keep it on a chain. A non-profit wants to give those dogs freedom, and they're making that happen one yard at a time.....
Why this famous South Carolina landmark has been fenced in
The State - Feb 18, 2018
GAFFNEY, SC The public is being forced to keep its distance from one of South Carolina’s most famous landmarks and favorite tourist locations....


Fences make good neighbors, well-behaved dogs
Arkansas Online - Feb 17, 2018
"You have no idea what a big day this is for you." I am talking to Peapod and Pippin, my dogs, breaking the big news. "Freedom awaits!" I say. Well, relative freedom......
Choose the Right Fence for Spring
Cape May County Herald - Feb 18, 2018
Can you feel it? Spring is only a month away, which means it’s time to get your backyard ready for some outdoor fun! One key component of your backyard getaway is a fence, whether it’s for safety, privacy or aesthetics. m......


AG Fences

The importance of good fencing
Shepparton News - Feb 15, 2018
DID you know that stock can poo five times more when they are standing in water than when they are standing on land? Given the amount of time some stock stand in rivers and creeks over summer, that’s a lot, of poo...
UK to host farm fencing schools
Paducah Sun - Feb 13, 2018
PRINCETON -- To help livestock producers learn about the newest fencing methods and sound fence construction, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is hosting two fencing schools.....
Are maple boards safe for horse fencing?
Equus Magazine - Feb 13, 2018
Question: I will soon need to replace some wood board fencing in my horse paddocks. My brother is also planning to clear part of his property, and he offered me a deal on the lumber if I want it....
Why you need to fence your farm
Daily Monitor (press release) (blog) - Feb 17, 2018
A fence around a farm or any piece of land is always an indication that it is possessed property. Someone or a group of people must have an interest in it and it must be the reason it is fenced off. So it is prudent for a farmer to construct a fence around his or her land ....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

NDOT Planning Fencing Project In Response To Crashes Involving Wild Horses
Nevada Public Radio - Feb 13, 2018
The Nevada Department of Transportation is planning a major fencing project along U.S. Highway 50 through the Dayton Corridor. The Nevada Appeal reports the project is in response to multiple collisions involving wild or feral horses....
Animals Are Losing Their Vagility, or Ability to Roam Freely
New York Times - Feb 19, 2018
HELENA, Mont. — Snow comes early to the Teton mountain range, and when it does the white-bottomed pronghorn that live here get the urge to move....
London Wants Its Hedgehogs Back
Atlas Obscura - Feb 15, 2018
IF YOU HAPPEN TO SPOT a small hole in the bottom of a fence or brick wall in Barnes, a neighborhood in South West London, there’s a good chance that you’ve stumbled upon a hedgehog crossing, ...
Nowhere is safe! Snake CLIMBS FENCE then slithers along thin wire to get into vineyard in incredible footage
Mirror - Feb 14, 2018
Incredible footage has captured the moment a snake scaled a fence to get into a vineyard. The slippery serpent was filmed moving along the thin metal wire while wrapping its body around for grip.....

Pool Safety

Pool safety expert backs covers following fence waiver revelation - Feb 15, 2018
An industry expert has slammed the lack of legal clarity over the use of pool covers instead of fences. NZ Pool Industry Association executive Geoff Bonham said pool covers were "extremely safe" as covered pools "completely" eliminated the risk of children falling in....


USA/Mexico Border Fence

Pizza and pellet grenades: How San Diego spent $50,000 prepping for border wall protests that never came
Los Angeles Times - Feb 19, 2018
From Costco pizza and brown bag lunches to dozens of grenades that spew rubber balls in a 50-foot radius, San Diego police rushed to purchase $50,000 worth of supplies for security in the areas near President Trump's border wall prototype project.....

Weird News

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain
ABC News - Feb 19, 2017
Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken., ....

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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!
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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.
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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: Please specify “Inside / Outside Sales – Edmonton” in your correspondence.
Residential / Commercial Sales – Kelowna - Apply to: a Please specify “Residential / Commercial Sales – Kelowna” in your correspondence.


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) or (978) 248-6013




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