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Industry News

West Coast Regional Fence Show coming to Reno September 13th to 15th
Press Release - Feb 23, 2018
Two Days of Education Seminars-Invest in your employees, gain knowledge on the Standards of the Industry. Registration open....
NPCA Recognizes Superior Concrete Products for Twenty Consecutive Years of Plant Certification
Globe News Wire - Feb 22, 2018
Superior Concrete Products, a manufacturer, designer and installer of modular precast concrete fences, sound barriers, retaining walls, tiny houses and buildings, has been honored for 20 consecutive years in the National Precast Concrete Association’s (NPCA) plant certification program. . ....
Jacksons Fencing Appoints New Commercial Business Development Manager for the South
Press Release - Feb 23, 2018
Jacksons Fencing one of the UK’s leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems has further strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Lauren Dilworth, Commercial Business Development Manager, covering the south of the country.. ....
Accelerated Fence Franchise Growth Continues as Superior Fence & Rail Opens 3rd Franchise
Press Release - Feb 23, 2018
Superior Fence & Rail has opened its 3rd fence franchise territory in Palm Beach County, a Palm Beach Fence Company operating in Florida’s Palm Beach. The location will open in April, meeting high-quality fencing demands in ....

Decking Industry News

5 Deck Trends for 2018
Buildings-Products - Feb 20, 2018
Homeowner demand for personalized outdoor living space continues to be strong. Now is the time for dealers to dial in their stocking strategy for the 2018 deck-building season. ....

Fence Contractors

Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville Wins Three Awards at 2018 AGC Build Tennessee Awards
Chicago Evening Post - Feb 23, 2018
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville Wins Fifth Straight AGC Subcontractor Project of the Year, Third Straight Overall Subcontractor of the Year, and Community Service Award at the 2018 AGC Build Tennessee Awards . ....
The Batavian - Feb 16, 2018
“Great news & thanks for the unbelievable generosity of our neighborhood businesses. Port City Fence & Deck Co. will donate & match up to $2,000 to the The Del Ray Gateway Night of Giving. ....

Local Government Issues

NJDOT says I-80 needs safety fence; mayor disagrees
Pocono Record - Feb 26, 2018
An Interstate 80 project on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River may impact commuters and visitors to the Poconos in 2020.....
Waterfront electric substation gets fenced in, sans barbed wire
WBFO - Feb 22, 2018
Buffalo's Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday rejected a plan for an eight-foot fence topped by a foot of barbed wire to guard a new electric substation on the edge of the city's waterfront, but did agree to a fence....
Lawmakers seek funding for Port Angeles suicide barriers
Peninsula Daily News - Feb 23, 2018
PORT ANGELES — State lawmakers are fighting to find $350,000 in state funding to help the city build higher fencing along the Eighth Street Bridges....
NewsRadio-1310 - Feb 20, 2018
UPDATE: The Twin Falls City Council voted not to reimburse a family for costs to build a privacy fence along a city trail. Tuesday night the council voted 0-7 against a motion to pay a little more than $25,000 t...
Stop the fence! -- city resident pleads at council
Timmins Press - Feb 21, 2018
If anyone on Timmins city council or administration had doubts about how people feel about the idea of fencing off Hollinger Park this spring, those doubts were quickly torn down this week after a city resident had a few things to say at the council meeting....


Community Issues

LETTER: Kinder Morgan razor wire fence distressing for kayakers
North Shore News - Feb 21, 2018
I am an avid kayaker and have enjoyed kayaking in Burrard Inlet for over 40 years. The inlet truly is a treasure and the perfect destination for a day paddle. Last weekend my husband ....
Fence stolen from Rochester church
WHAM-13 - Feb 20, 2018
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - It's supposed to be a place where people go to worship and reflect. Now, Prayer House Church of God by Faith has been rattled by a crime.....
APS employees hope new fence will deter theft
KOAT - Feb 20, 2018
A fence and new LED lights have been installed in the parking lot at the Albuquerque Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services building on Lomas and Louisiana. ...


Airport fence debate on hold
Big Bear Grizzly - Feb 21, 2018
It’s been more than two months since members of the community packed the Big Bear Airport District boardroom to discuss a fence. The fence would enclose the Bear City Park parking lot, which is in the runway protection zone. The problem? ...
County Pays Retainage On Airport Wildlife Fence
Sheridan Media - Feb 21, 2018
Johnson County's Commissioners approved a request from the Airport Board to pay the balance of the retainage on the airport wildlife fence project that was completed earlier this fall. ...

AG Fences

Proper fencing key to keeping deer and other animals out of Okanagan orchards
Osoyoos Times - Feb 22, 2018
Orchardists in the Okanagan Valley have a long history of complaining about deer in their orchards. A report published in December of 1984 prepared with support from Agriculture Canada..
Pitching a wearable to make cattle farming more sustainable, Vence raises $2.7 million
Tech Crunch - Feb 22, 2018
A new startup called Vence from sunny San Diego is aiming to make cattle farming more sustainable with a wearable device to create virtual fences for livestock...
Saskatchewan family adorns farm fence with nearly 100 colourful bicycles - Feb 20, 2018
A farm family in southeast Saskatchewan is making their already unique property even more eye-catching. Darren Ireland has already put up nearly 100 bicycles atop the eight-foot fence posts surrounding his family's bison farm near Carievale, Sask....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Bison held at Stephens Creek released through illegal fence opening
KBZK - Feb 22, 2018
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Around 73 of the 96 bison being held at the Stephens Creek facility in Yellowstone National Park were released early Thursday after “unknown individuals intentionally compromised the fences,” according to a YNP press release....
5 tips for keeping a snake-free yard
Austin American-Statesman - Feb 25, 2018
Forget about "Snakes on a Plane”; we're more concerned with snakes in the yard. Even though snakes are nowhere near as prevalent as our irrational fears would have us think (assuming you don't live smack dab in the middle of rattlesnake territory), if you're a homeowner with a bit of landscape...


How to Choose the Best Vinyl Fence Contractor
Times Square Chronicles (press release) - Feb 21, 2018
Apart from purchasing your house, one of the remarkable purchases you need to make is purchasing a fence. Whether it is for extra privacy, safety, security, or restraining your pets and children safe inside your yard....
Questions to Help Find a Good Fence Builder
The Global Dispatch - Feb 21, 2018
"Thanks to the Internet, finding a contractor today is much easier. You can find just anybody for a certain project from the comfort of your home. The Internet further makes it easy for you to compare the services and prices being offered .....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

New 'border wall' may actually be a fence
San Diego Union Tribune - Feb 26 2018
One of President Donald Trump’s main campaign platforms was to build a border wall. Now at the beginning of his second year in office, Congress is locked in a stalemate over funding the wall and providing a pathway to citizenship for so-called “dreamers.”.....
Border wall construction begins in Calexico
San Diego Union Tribune - Feb 23, 2018
Construction has begun on a two-mile stretch of border wall in Calexico, on the border with Mexicali, Baja CA. The $18 million project will stretch from the west side of the main port of entry two miles to the west, replacing a section of fence from the 1990's......


International Border Fences

Correction: Myanmar-Border Fence story
ABC News - Feb 26 2018
Myanmar parliament approves $15M for Rakhine border fence Myanmar's parliament has approved a budget of about $15 million for a fence and related projects along the same stretch of border Rohingya Muslims have crossed while fleeing a military crackdown....

Weird News

Elvis Presley is running for an Arkansas congressional seat
ABC News - Feb 26, 2017
Elvis Presley is officially running for a congressional seat in Arkansas. But don't confuse him with the rock 'n' roll icon, unless he's performing....

Classified Ads


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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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STATESIDE STEEL AND WIRE is Hiring An Outside Sales Rep. Send resume to


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!
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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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