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Industry News

Fencing Innovations
Building Products - Mar 16, 2018
CertainTeed's newest designer horizontal fence innovation, Bufftech Brookline vinyl privacy fencing offers homeowners a durable, contemporary privacy fence featuring steel reinforcement for added support. ...
Fencing Innovations
Japan Today - Mar 19, 2018
TOKYO Koyu Co Ltd, based in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, will release a bird-repellent fence for solar panels April 9. The "Bird Blocker" prevents damage caused by birds entering a space between a roof and solar panels. ...
ATG Access Appoints New Sales Manager For Global Expansion Strategy
Business Up North (press release) - Mar 19, 2018
ATG Access, the world’s leading innovator of road blocker, bollard and vehicle barrier systems, has appointed two key hires, including a new sales co-ordinator , as part of its ambitious growth plans to expand into international markets. ...

Decking Industry News

AZEK Building Products Kicks off Spring Decking Season with New Omnichannel Campaign
PRNewswire - Mar 19, 2018
AZEK® Building Products has launched its new campaign just in time to help kick off the winter blues, inspire new visions of glorious decks and encourage consumers to seek out the brand that is #1 in premium decking....
Trex Gives the Gift of Green to One Lucky Winner
MarketWired - Mar 19, 2018
- Palmetto Bluff is known as one of the lushest, most scenic places in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with miles of waterfront properties that allow homeowners to explore the tranquil water trails or relax on its unique, secluded beaches. ,....

Fence Contractors

Fencers do battle at Central Districts Fieldays
New Zealand Farmer - Mar 11, 2018
The NZFC Central Districts Double Power Fencing Competition came down to the wire at Central Districts Fieldays with only one-and-half points separating the winners......

Local Government Issues

Wear: How a 10-foot-high sound wall can hide behind a 6-foot fence
American-Statesman - Mar 16, 2018
I can report to you that finally, after a quarter century, Frances Allen, the MoPac sound wall woman, has her sound barrier. And I always assumed that when this day came ..
Cost becomes hurdle to boost safety in Duval County schools
News4Jax - Mar 16, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Fencing, security camera systems and metal detectors to help prevent mass school shootings like what happened in Parkland all require funding most Florida school districts don’t have.....
Shinnston Council approves fence, temporarily tables livestock ordinance
WV News - Mar 13, 2018
SHINNSTON — Shinnston City Council on Monday approved a fence project and tabled an ordinance that would place limitations on keeping livestock in the city, according to Vice Mayor Pat Kovalck.....
Timber fence to mitigate rock fall dangers
WV News - Mar 16, 2018
Geotechnical engineers who surveyed the North Face have recommended construction of a timber fence to mitigate the risk of flying rocks in the event of a another major rock fall....

Community Issues

Marin Audubon Society marsh fence riles Corte Maderans
Block Island Times - Mar 18, 2018
SENECA FALLS — The Cayuga-Seneca Canal divides this town, literally. There are the Ovid Street, Veterans and Bridge Street bridges (aka as the George Bailey bridge) for people and drivers to get from one side of town to the other...
Hydro plant owners invest in upgrades
FL Times - Mar 18, 2018
A Corte Madera marsh restoration project had the support of the community, but when a chain-link fence went up to keep dogs out, it ticked off residents who called the barrier ugly and uninviting..


Airport board set to revisit Bear City Park fence matter
Big Bear Grizzly - Mar 14, 2018
The Big Bear Airport District meets Wednesday, March 14, to talk about a fence that would enclose the airport’s runway protection zone and fence out access to the Big Bear Historical Museum.....
TX: Nacogdoches Airport Installs Fencing
Aviation Pros - Mar 16, 2018
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -The A.L. Mangham Airport in Nacogdoches has a highly visible change going up. A tall fence is being placed around its perimeter. ...


WPDH - Mar 14, 2018
SHINNSTON — Shinnston City Council on Monday approved a fence project and tabled an ordinance that would place limitations on keeping livestock in the city, according to Vice Mayor Pat Kovalck.....

AG Fencing

Avoid fencing shocks ahead of turnout
FG Insight - Mar 16, 2018
A well designed and maintained electric fencing system can improve grazing performance so now is a good time to make sure your fences are ready in peak condition. ...
Maitland Councillors vote in favour of installing temporary fencing to tackle Thornton cattle problem
Maitland Mercury - Mar 16, 2018
Maitland council will install temporary fencing on a portion of council-managed land to prevent herds of cattle roaming through suburban Thornton. ...

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Poland to build one of world's longest fences to keep out marauding boars
Telegraph - Mar 16, 2018
he Polish government will build one of the world’s longest fences along almost the entire length of Poland’s eastern border to protect the country from disease-carrying wild boar. ...
Belvedere deer task force submits abatement options
Marin Independent Journal - Mar 18, 2018
In Belvedere, tender, juicy daylilies and roses could soon be off the menu — for the deer that is. Belvedere residents who want to keep the pesky deer from scrounging their yards now have an updated list of recommended deer-resistant plants to choose from said to be unpalatable to the unruly herd....
Bamboo fences around wells to prevent jumbos from falling into them
Times of India - Mar 18, 2018
BHUBANESWAR: To save elephants from falling into abandoned wells, the forest department in the Athmalik division has decided to construct wooden bamboo fences around such wells. Wells that have dried up and are no longer in use pose a major threat to the pachyderms...


Backyard Banter: Fencing's a shared responsibilty
Telegraph - Mar 19, 2018
This is the fourth in a series of four about the most common disputes between Kiwi neighbours. Boundaries create a beginning and an end to your property. They give you definition about where you can plant your vege garden or where your kids can play. ...
Wall of words! Neighbours in year-long dispute over style of wooden fence being built between their properties - and it's still causing division
Daily Mail - Mar 19, 2018
Two warring neighbours have been locked in legal battles for a year after a disagreement over the style of a wooden fence between their two properties....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Trump Will Visit U.S.-Mexico Border To Tout Long-Promised Wall - Mar 13, 2018
President Trump visits California Tuesday where he will appear at the U.S.-Mexico border to promote the prototypes of the border wall he has promised to build in his fight against illegal immigration.....
What's Next for Trump's Border Wall?
The Atlantic - Mar 16, 2018
This week, during a visit to California, President Trump inspected eight prototypes for his proposed border wall. The president has made no secret of his intent to erect a physical barrier along the border...

Weird News

Police say Indiana man took taxi to and from bank robbery
ABC News - Mar 16, 2017
Police say a 19-year-old Indiana man took a cab to and from a bank robbery and that he paid the driver with some of his stolen cash....

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