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Industry News

Pool fence again fails testing, despite redesign
Choice - Mar 13, 2018
Clark Rubber has confirmed it won't recall its potentially dangerous pool fence, even though it has redesigned the fence to tend to its shortcomings......
LiftMaster CAPXL Access Control System
Facility Executive - Mar 13, 2018
The Connected Access Portal, High Capacity (CAPXL) with LiftMaster Cloud™ from LiftMaster® is a remotely accessible, reliable, and secure access control system. It is a cloud-based solution to control up to four gates or doors and manage multiple communities from a single dashboard.......
InventHelp Inventor Develops Versatile Fence Design (ORD-2478)
PRNewsWire - Mar 11, 2018
"I thought that the design of fencing could be improved so as to maximize versatility," said an inventor from Longwood, Fla. "I came up with this idea as a way to make fencing effective and without taking away from the appearance of the yard.".....
Superior Concrete Products Offers a Unique Line of Modular Precast Concrete Fences and Sound Barriers – Ideal for Both Residential and Commercial Properties
Press Release - Mar 11, 2018
Euless, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/06/2018 -- A full-service manufacturing and construction company strategically located in Texas, Superior Concrete Products offers a unique line of high-quality, cost-effective and maintenance-free fences and sound-barriers made of solid, steel-reinforced modular precast concrete that are sure to add....

Decking Industry News

Pool fence again fails testing, despite redesign
NewsOK - Mar 10, 2018
If you're building or rebuilding a deck that's more than 30 inches off the ground, chances are the local building codes are going to require that it have a railing around it.....

Fence Contractors

SM Fencing, boundless growth
The Dickinson Press - Mar 11, 2018
There are no boundaries for SM Fencing & Energy Services. The Dickinson business, started in 2006, continues to grow, recently opening a new division in the Williston area......

Local Government Issues

Fence Law Brings Out Critics
East Hampton Star - Mar 8, 2018
East Hampton Town officials working on revisions to a law governing farm and deer-excluding fences, and in particular how close they can be to property lines and roadways, heard the concerns of residents at a hearing last Thursday.......
Proposed change to fence law is dead
Jackson Hole News & Guide - Mar 8, 2018
Two bills were introduced in the Wyoming Legislature this year that specifically targeted Teton County. As of Tuesday both of those bills had been defeated........
Experimental snow fencing passes the test - Mar 8, 2018
The City of Saskatoon is suggesting a partial fence be built to separate the school yard at École Dundonald School from a nearby pond where a kindergarten student who died last fall was found.......

Community Issues

Experimental snow fencing passes the test
Block Island Times - Mar 9, 2018
Island resident Chris Warfel has been pushing for the use of snow fencing built out of biodegradable jute in place of the wooden slat fencing for some time now, and test installations of the alternative fencing are showing positive results. Warfel has been arguing that the slat alternative does hold rising sands at bay...
CMPD officers build fence for visually impaired woman
WSOC-TV - Mar 1, 2018
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers with the Eastway Division built a fence for Pearlie Mayers at her home on Finchley Drive in east Charlotte. "They're so loving and so thoughtful,” Mayers said. She's better known in the neighborhood as Ms. Pearlie....
Volunteers help rebuild fencing for Community Veterans Garden in Ukiah
Ukiah Daily Journal - Mar 11, 2018
Volunteers from around the area came to the Community Veterans Garden at North Oak Street on Saturday to help continue to get the garden ready for a tentative May opening....
Pressure group deplores fencing on Betws Common
South Wales Guardian - Mar 6, 2018
Britain’s leading pressure-group for the protection of common land is disappointed that Welsh ministers have approved an application from Betws Common Holdings for nearly one mile of new fences on Betws Common....
Kinder Morgan fence sets the wrong tone
Burnaby Now - Mar 6, 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....


Stolen Fences

Fence material thefts noted in Wabaunsee County
KVOE-TV - Mar 12, 2018
Wabaunsee County deputies are warning residents about thefts of fencing materials across the county. The Sheriff's Office says thieves are out and about in rural areas and looking for unattended materials to take .

AG Fencing

Energetic City - Mar 6 2018
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The provincial government announced last week that it is extending the Provincial Livestock Fencing Program for five more years.....

Wildlife Fencing

Fences around Yanchep playing fields to deter kangaroos but dogs most welcome
Energetic City - Mar 6 2018
FENCES around Yanchep’s playing fields are to deter kangaroos, while the open space is open to sporting groups, residents and their dogs. Bob Meek has lived in Yanchep for five years and was looking forward to using the ovals when they opened recently......

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Ahead of Trump’s wall tour, there’s little change on the U.S.-Mexico border
PBS Newshour - Mar 12, 2018
CALEXICO, Calif. — The daily commute from Mexico to California farms is the same as it was before Donald Trump became president. Hundreds of Mexicans cross the border and line the sidewalks of Calexico’s tiny downtown by 4 a.m., napping on cardboard sheets.....
Border wall built in 1990s cut illegal immigration, but it also brought problems for small town
LA Times - Mar 4 2018
In the late 1980s, Bill Pape was drawn here by the isolated beauty of the mountains and an intimacy that reminded him of a desert version of a small Midwestern town......
Trump expected to get cheers and jeers during San Diego border wall visit
LA Times - Mar 8 2018
President Trump is expected to face both cheers and jeers Tuesday when he spends part of his day in San Diego inspecting prototypes for his proposed border wall before attending a fundraiser in Los Angeles......


Weird News

Sno-Cat resembling 'Dukes of Hazzard' car stolen in Colorado
ABC News - Mar 12, 2017
"Yeee Haaa!" Authorities in Colorado are looking for a man suspected of stealing a Sno-Cat fitted out to look like the "General Lee," the famous car featured in the classic television series "The Dukes of Hazzard."...

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