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Industry News

John Brown joins BD Loops
Press Release - Jun 15, 2018
BD Loops a manufacturer of preformed direct burial and saw-cut loops, announces that John Brown has joined BD Loops as General Manager. John, while being new to our industry has considerable business experience in both manufacturing and service industries....
Builder Magazine - Jun 22, 2018
CertainTeed has launched a new exterior visualization tool, Fence-It, which allows contractors and prospective CertainTeed customers to see how certain CertainTeed Fence Collection products will look in outdoor spaces.......
Worksop barrier and fencing company acquired for £2.5m
East Midlands Business Link - Jun 22, 2018
Arena Events Group has expanded its UK product portfolio with the acquisition of Worksop based specialist barrier and fencing company Events Solution Limited for £2.5m........
New Senstar FiberPatrol Fence-Mounted Intrusion Detect Solution
American Security Today (press release) - Jun 22, 2018
Senstar Corporation, a competitor in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, is introducing FiberPatrol FP1150, the newest addition to its fiber optic perimeter intrusion detection line.......

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Building Products Adds Four Highly-Preferred Deck Colors to its Porch Portfolio
PRNewswire - Jun 26, 2018
AZEK® Building Products, No. 1 in premium decking, is introducing four new colors to its AZEK® Porch line of high performance, capped polymer porch boards. ..
Build boldly with these 4 features of advanced decking
Valley Morning Star - Jun 15, 2018
(BPT) - If you're planning to create an outdoor living space, advanced decking enables you to show off your creativity. For years, complex deck designs have....

Fence Contractors

Fence contractor liquidates business to repay customers
WIVB - Jun 22, 2018
AMHERST, NY (WIVB) - After 52 years of selling, and installing residential fences across Western New York, Classic Fence and Lumber Company is about to meet a humiliating end. To settle a lawsuit on behalf of dozens of angry customers, the Amherst business is holding a liquidation sale Saturday. ......
Capitol Fence Presents a Residential Fence Buying Guide and Tip Sheet
Digital Journal (press release) - Jun 26, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas, Jun 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The type of fence that residential homeowners decide to use will not only play an essential role in the house's exterior design, but also provides one of the most basic human needs - protection .....

Local Government Issues

$14.2 million for Rome lab fence secured in Senate defense bill
Utica Observer Dispatch - Jun 21, 2018
The Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act includes a $14.2 million appropriation for a perimeter fence to be built surrounding the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Thursday.....
Kauai lands $1.9M for fences
The Garden Island - Jun 21, 2018
LIHUE — Kauai watersheds are getting a boost thanks to $6.5 million in Capital Improvement Project funding from the Legislature......
Business owner could face time in jail over barbed wire fence ordinance
KOAT Albuquerque  - Jun 19, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Vick’s Vittles Country Kitchen owner, Robert Vick says since he’s started on working on expanding his restaurant more than a year ago he’s added barbed wiring and a fence around his building....
Unsecured fence at Milwaukee County Zoo leads to security precautions with patrons
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  - Jun 21, 2018
An unsecured fence at the Milwaukee County Zoo caused patrons to be brought into secure buildings late Thursday afternoon. No animals went into the public area, but the zoo was simply "taking precautions," Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin said. At no point was the public in danger, she said....
It is ‘illegal’ to use cedar posts fencing
The Star, Kenya  - Jun 21, 2018
A month after the government extended the logging ban, it has outlawed the harvesting and use of endangered species of cedar trees. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry says it will hand over a memo to the Cabinet, announcing the intention to ban harvesting of indigenous species...


Community Issues

KIMT - Jun 26, 2018
ROCHESTER, Minn. – A fence above Highway 52 separates the freeway from West Frontage Road. But at some parts, the fence looks to be more like a droopy net. Neighbors said they’ve noticed the fence falling for a couple months now....
Hollygrove residents furious over mile-long fence
WDSU New Orleans - Jun 22, 2018
Hollygrove residents are furious over a iron fence with spikes on top that cuts them off from Airline Highway. They say no one told them about the fence or offered...
Ocean City median fence: How's it going so far?
Salisbury Daily Times - Jun 22, 2018
It's been almost a month since Ocean City's new median fence along Coastal Highway was completed and social media remains divided over its impact......
Status of fence around home in historic district still in limbo
Northwest Georgia News - Jun 20, 2018
The new owner of a home in Rome's historic Between the Rivers District won approval from the Historic Preservation Commission for a fence around their property on East Fourth Street Wednesday. .....

AG Fences

Innovation Nation: New products to make life easier on the ranch (and rancher)
The Fence Post  - Jun 23, 2018
In an industry as old as time, constant updates and innovations hit the market in the hopes of creating an easier user experience. Often single families or a couple are responsible for solely running the business, so products that make work more efficient can make a world of difference.....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Northland iwi plan $1.2m Jurassic Park-style anti-pest fence
News Hub  - Jun 23, 2018
A Northland iwi is planning to build a predator-proof fence across the very tip of New Zealand. The fence would stretch from coast to coast, creating a Jurassic Park-style sanctuary - without the dinosaurs....
Prototype fences could keep elk at bay
The Daily Astorian  - Jun 22, 2018
When it comes to keeping elk out of gardens, backyards, fields or golf courses, North Coast residents have a couple of options. They can barricade themselves behind tall sturdy fences elk won’t jump and can’t push over. Maybe they startle the elk away with lights or sounds,...
South American species found climbing over Cork Airport fence
Irish Examiner  - Jun 23, 2018
Cork Airport has detained an exotic visitor climbing a fence near the runway - a ring-tailed coatimundi. The species is native to South America and closely related to racoons....


Union Pacific Railroad's fences in midtown Ventura set to come down
Ventura County Star - Jun 23, 2018
Nearly six years after first putting them up without a permit, Union Pacific Railroad has withdrawn its application to legally install fences separating its trains from the midtown Ventura neighborhood .....


The Fastest (and Most Foolproof) Way to Install Fence Posts - Jun 20, 2018
Good fences start with good foundations. Installing fence posts in place with concrete is the best way to guarantee that they remain upright and unmoving, but you might not relish the idea of mixing batch after batch of concrete to fill each posthole .....

Fences and Art

the art of nature captured in photographs of a weathering chain link fence
Design Boom - Jun 25, 2018
photographs of a weathering chain link fence reveal nature’s intervention on man-made objects. captured by an amateur photographer who goes by the name pudgy viking, the geometric patterns resemble a micro-version of crop circles. ....

USA/Mexico Border

Senate DHS bill includes $1.6 billion for ‘fencing’ on border
The Hill  - Jun 23, 2018
The Senate’s spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security includes $1.6 billion for “pedestrian fencing” along the southern border. ...

International Borders

Russian Firm Offers Smart Fencing Technology to India for Border With Pakistan
Sputnik News  - Jun 21, 2018
With an eye on the Indian government’s smart fencing project along the 2900 km border with Pakistan, one of the world’s most controversial and vulnerable borders, India’s Core Energy Systems has entered into a technical collaboration with Russia’s Niriket - a subsidiary of ROSATOM ...

Weird News

Kangaroo stops play during Australian women's soccer match
ABC News - Jun 25, 2017
The Australian soccer team competing at the World Cup is called the Socceroos. But a different kind of soccer-roo has dominated a pitch for half an hour in Canberra during a women's match....

Classified Ads


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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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