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Industry News

U.S. Fence Solutions Announces Key Management Hire for Binford Supply
The Public Opinion - Jun 11, 2018
U.S. Fence Solutions Co. (“U.S. Fence”), a portfolio company of private equity investment firm Building Industry Partners (“BIP”), is pleased to announce that Jeff Cook has been appointed President of Binford Supply. .....
Construction equipment: Earth drilling equipment is safe, efficient
Utility Products - Jun 11, 2018
Construction equipment: Little Beaver Inc., a manufacturer of safe and efficient earth drilling equipment, offers affordable auger adapters to allow customers to match other manufacturer’s augers with its reliable one-person earth drills. ....

Decking Industry News

AZEK Building Products Takes Environmental Lead as Sponsor of Rock the Garden 2018
PRNewswire - Jun 7, 2018
he AZEK® Company announces it will be a Lead Sponsor for Rock the Garden 2018 a one-day, eight-band event at the Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis, MN, on June 16, celebrating environmental leadership. .....

Fence Contractors

BBB: Invoice Scammers Target Clarksville Fence Business - Jun 11, 2018
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A Clarksville business was the target of a phone invoice scam and now the Better Business Bureau is warning small businesses to stay alert.. .....
Fence Factory Lot in Flames
Atascadero News - Jun 11, 2018
ATASCADERO — On June 5 at 4:14 p.m. Atascadero Fire and Police responded to a 20x10-foot vegetation fire at El Camino Real and Del Rio Road. The fire was next to the Fence Factory business and threatened one of their structures. .....
Local companies hoping to land contracts to build the Aurora Cannabis Facility
CHAT News Today - Jun 05, 2018
Rite-Way Fencing Inc. in Redcliff is also bidding on a contract with Aurora. Branch manager Michael Speiran said they are hoping to win a portion of the investment......
American Fence Co. Begins New Chapter in Florida
PR Newswire - Jun 6, 2018
American Fence Co. Begins New Chapter in Florida American Fence Company is proud to announce a new location in Orlando, Florida offering rental fence and temporary fence panels. American Fence Company operates seventeen branches in nine states and Orlando is the first office in Florida.....

Local Government Issues

City Council agrees to fence off South City Park, a short term solution for a big problem
KRCR-TV  - Jun 6, 2018
REDDING, Calif. — After hearing a large amount of public input at Tuesday's Redding City Council meeting, council members agreed that South City Park will be fenced off as a short term solution to the criminal activity that's currently taken over the park....
Suffolk Supreme Court Overturns Zoning Board Denial of Deer Fence Application
JDsupra  - Jun 6, 2018
Recently Farrell Fritz, P.C. represented a family held limited liability company in connection with an application to a East End zoning board of appeals to maintain an eight (8) foot fence and six (6) foot driveway gatek....
Barrier installation in West Bridgford includes anti-vehicle attack measures
West Bridgford Wire  - Jun 5, 2018
Installation of steel barriers along West Bridgford roads was carried out this evening, they include NBA ( National Barrier Asset ) measures to prevent vehicle borne suicide attacks. ....
GAPS plans security fencing at South Albany
Democrat Herald  - Jun 9, 2018
The Albany School Board decided June 4 to reject bids received for some of the bond-related work at South Albany High School, but will proceed with security fencing there.....

Community Issues

New Cleveland Park fence part of Dig Greenville project
Greenville Online - Jun 12, 2018
Patrons to Greenville's Cleveland Park might've noticed a new fence going up around space that was formerly open for public parking.....
Advocates criticize plan to fence off Lower Wacker homeless encampment; city cites safety
Chicago Tribune - Jun 7, 2018
The city plans to fence off a homeless encampment along Lower Wacker Drive, a move it says is intended to reduce crime, but one that homeless advocates say raises legal questions....
Family puts up signs after fence gets knocked over repeatedly
KHQ - Jun 5, 2018
If you go to the dog park on the South Hill, chances are you’ve seen the many signs around the area. Laverne Meekhof lives nearby and says the area can get busy, especially during the summer.....
Community creates mural to mask fence surrounding site of old gas station
CTV News - Jun 11, 2018
An old gas station that has been an eyesore in Bowness for a number of years was reclaimed by residents on Monday during the unveiling of a new mural.....

Fence in Sports

RING OF STEEL England build 13ft fence around training base to stop ‘opposition spies’ at World Cup
The Sun  - Jun 5, 2018
The small stadium is usually used for local tournaments and has a six-foot high wall surrounding its perimeter. But England chiefs have reportedly ordered the height to be increased to 13 feet so that they can keep their tactics out of view from opponents and the media...



Elko's airport to get a taller fence
Elko Daily  - Jun 5, 2018
ELKO – The Elko Regional Airport is about to get a taller fence, and it could be good for business. The City of Elko is in the process of finalizing the newest Airport Improvement Program grant, according to City Manager Curtis Calder.....
MINISTRY OF A FENCE Outrage as RAF’s £100million stealth warplanes are protected by 5ft picket fence at base in Norfolk
The Sun  - Jun 12, 2018
BRITAIN'S new £100million warplanes are protected by a flimsy 5ft picket fence in an astonishing security lapse. The four F-35 Lightning jets at RAF Marham, ....

AG Fences

University of Minnesota Extension hosts Temporary Livestock Fencing Workshop  - Jun 8, 2018
FARIBAULT — University of Minnesota Extension and the Sustainable Farming Association are holding a hands-on workshop focused on the utilization of temporary energized fencing on Friday June 29 from 9 a.m.–noon on the Rice County Fairgrounds....
Electric fencing can increase pasture utilization, save money, experts say
Pine Bluff Commercial  - Jun 5, 2018
When left to their own devices, livestock can be picky eaters, says David Fernandez. Fernandez is an Extension livestock specialist and interim assistant dean of academic programs for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Agricultures....
'It would have taken some effort' - Shock at electric fence theft in County Limerick  - Jun 8, 2018
GARDAI are investigating the theft of of electric fencing in County Limerick. Sergeant Ber Leetch, crime prevention officer, said on Friday, May 25 a land owner in the Bruff area discovered that two strands of specialised electric wire fencing had been taken from around a field....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Huge holes cut in fence result in several vehicle collisions with deer
St George News  - Jun 5, 2018
Six deer fatalities have been reported since holes were cut in a $2.5 million fence designed for wildlife protection. Location and date not specified | Photo courtesy Utah Department of Natural Resources, St. George News....
Fixing fence in the Sandhills: Knee-high turtle barriers in need of repair
Lincoln Journal Star  - Jun 9, 2018
The Blanding’s turtle lives the good life in northern Nebraska. The yellow-throated, 3-pound reptile has the run of the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge’s 72,000 acres....

Pool Safety

Gates, alarms can help keep children safe poolside
13-WMAZ - Jun 8, 2018
Here a few things you can do to worry less and enjoy more fun at the pool this summer. This summer's heat isn't the only thing posing some risks. Just this week, a child drowned in a Byron pool, and another died while swimming in Warner Robins earlier this summer....

International Borders

Danish News in Brief: Parliament approves fence to keep out African swine fever
The Local Denmark - Jun 5, 2018
Parliament yesterday approved plans to erect a 1.5-metre fence across the Danish-German border – primarily to reduce the risk of wild boar infected with African swine fever entering the country and jeopardising Denmark’s lucrative pork production industry....
Why Israel refuses to complete West Bank security fence
Al-Monitor - Jun 10, 2018
On June 6, the Knesset voted down for the third time a proposed bill by opposition lawmaker Omer Barlev of the Zionist Camp mandating completion of the barrier between Israel and the West Bank...

Weird News

Plane taxis to Orlando gate _ after alligator crosses tarmac
ABC News - Jun 11, 2017
Most times it's bad weather or bird strikes that delay flights. This time it was an alligator. Anthony Velardi says his plane had just landed at the Orlando International Airport on Monday when he spotted the large reptile casually lumbering across the tarmac....

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Inside / Outside Sales - Edmonton Inside / Outside Sales required for Rite-Way Fencing Inc. in Edmonton. 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. This is a full-time position for sales of chain link fence and related materials. Please submit your resume and remuneration requirements to Please specify "Inside / Outside Sales - Edmonton" in your correspondence.


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




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