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Industry News

Wooderra Teak Fence Intensifies the Wood Fence Competition
OpenPR  - Mar 23, 2018
Panama City, Panama – Wooderra announces the official launch of the cost-beneficial and time-saving teak fence. The company is focused on providing security and privacy with an unparalleled aesthetic finish for your beach or country home.....
Aeroturn Raises the Bar On Delivering Quality Turnstile Solutions To Customers; Announces 100% Customer Retention Rate For Over 15 Years
PRWeb  - Mar 27, 2018
Aeroturn LLC, a leading turnstile manufacturer that offers 100% Made In The USA turnstiles, today announced that the company has had a 100% customer retention rate for over 15 years. Aeroturn has seen a steady growth path over the years due ...
Multiple Senstar Systems Chosen to Protect Major US Airport (Multi-Video)
American Security Today  - Mar 27, 2018
Due to the facility’s unique perimeter security requirements, Senstar combined multiple technologies to form a comprehensive system that effectively protects the airport and keeps the nuisance alarm rate (NAR) low....

Decking Industry News

Royal® Building Products Features New Trim and Mouldings products, Celect® Cellular Composite Siding and ZuriTM Premium Decking at 2018 JLC Live
Press ReleaseTribune - Mar 21, 2018
WOODBRIDGE, Ontario--(Business Wire)--Royal® Building Products, a Westlake Company, continues its commitment to quality and innovation in the exterior building products category with the introduction of new trim and mouldings products, at the JLC LIVE Residential Construction Show in Providence, RI....
Decking and Tools
WBT - Mar 24, 2018
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Fence Contractors

Family business expands services, sons take on ownership
Jefferson City News Tribune - Mar 21, 2018
As a teenager, John Trachsel learned the fencing trade from Russellville's Roy Goldammer. His three sons have had the same opportunity, growing up in the family business. Trachsel Fencing Service opened in 1995 and expanded to be Trachsel Fencing and Bobcat Services in 2005......
Greenville, SC Fence Contractor Details Some Industry Secret
Digital Journal - Mar 23, 2018
There is a reason you can't get a call back from many local fence contractors," says James Garrett, owner of Garrett's Greenville Fencing. Garrett runs a fence company in Greenville, SC. "If the job is under a few thousand dollars then it will be really tough to find someone to do the work at a fair price."...
GAP sets up online store for fencing
The Construction Index - Mar 23, 2018
GAP has set up an online store selling new and used fencing and crowd control barriers. The company already offers these products through its depot network but is now going online with them too.....

Local Government Issues

Airport authority recommends fencing project bid
The Progress - Mar 23, 2018
Clearfield-Lawrence Township Airport Authority recommended accepting a bid received recently for its vegetation and fencing repair project at Wednesday’s meeting....
Schools fast-track security work after district approves $15M in grants
Fox 5 San Diego - Mar 20, 2018
SAN DIEGO – San Diego city schools are building security fences, installing security lights and taking other steps to make local campuses safer with $15 million in expedited grants from the school district....


Community Issues

Editorial: A more human-friendly fence would have been nice
Marin Independent Journal - Mar 22, 2018
The tall chain-link fence Marin Aububon Society has installed in front of its Corte Madera ecological preserve is not going to win any design awards. It’s ugly. It is about as unnatural as you can get. ....
School district builds new fence for new property
Valley Morning Star - Mar 22, 2018
HARLINGEN — Good fences make good neighbors. They also serve to establish one’s personal identity, or that of a school. That’s why a new fence is being erected around some vacant property once occupied by an old service station and school structures.....
Kingstanding school erects fence after pupils 'intimidated'
BBC - Mar 22, 2018
A primary school has put up a 10ft (3m) fence to stop pupils being intimidated by "threatening gestures" from people on the other side. Almost 40 incidents have been reported to police since 2016 by Twickenham Primary School, in Birmingham, which said the fence was a "last resort"....

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Denmark to build wild boar fence on German border
Reuters - Mar 22, 2018
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark said Thursday it will build a 70 kilometer (43.5 mile) fence on its German border to keep out wild boars that can carry the deadly infection African swine fewer to farm pigs and threaten the country’s large pork industry.....
Wild Horses Find Gap in Fence to Graze on Outer Banks Lawns
U.S. News & World Report - Mar 22, 2018
COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — Wild horses roaming a stretch of North Carolina's Outer Banks are back in their home turf after finding the grass greener on some nearby lawns......

Fencing and Animals - Pets

How to keep doggy diggers and jumpers inside the yard
Express News - Mar 22, 2018
I love dogs, but nothing drives me bonkers quicker than one barking. I never allowed it with mine because they lived inside and went out only for potty or supervised play. I’m no expert, ....


Shannon airport plans radar fence
The Times - Mar 21, 2018
Shannon airport will spend €150,000 on a radar system to prevent people from scaling its perimeter fence. A barrier around the 968-acre airfield has been climbed several times by anti-war activists ....

Fencing and Neighbors

Call Collett: Fight over fence illegally erected
WCBD News 2 - Mar 22, 2018
This is a story about a fence, a neighbor, and a pool guy who isn't allowed to put a pool in his own backyard. “I asked about the pool and they said it was not a problem,” Jackey Frye told News 2. .....


7 DIY Projects for Beautifying Your Fence
One Green Planet - Mar 22, 2018
Fences are something that many of us use to provide a little more privacy or to stake claim to our property, but for the most part, fences aren’t all that attractive. Be them chain-link or wooden or whatever else, fences can have a bit of an unsightly feel. It doesn’t have to be that way.....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Trump Doesn’t Get His ‘Great Beautiful Wall’ But Does Get 33 Miles Of Fence
Huffington Post - Mar 22, 2018
WASHINGTON ? Having failed to get Mexico and then Congress to pay for his promised “great wall” along the southern border, President Donald Trump’s White House nevertheless described 33 miles of levees and fencing in a new spending bill as a substantial victory Thursday......
Trump To Use Fence Funding To Start Building The Wall
Daily Caller - Mar 22, 2018
President Donald Trump can use recently allocated funding for border security to begin building his proposed wall along the US-Mexico border, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Monday morning.....
What the budget bill means for border wall construction in Texas
Austin American-Statesman - Mar 23, 2018
After threatening a veto earlier in the day, President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill Friday afternoon that provides $1.6 billion in new border security infrastructure, much of which is slated for the Rio Grande Valley.....


Weird News

Cat-and-mouse game: Mountain lion roams California backyards
ABC News - Mar 26, 2017
A mountain lion roamed through backyards in a neighborhood outside Los Angeles before wildlife officers tranquilized it....

Classified Ads


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Manager / Estimator / Sales in Medicine Hat, Alberta Rite-Way Fencing Inc. is Western Canada’s largest fencing company, with 12 branches in AB, BC & SK. Experience with chain link fence & related materials and management of installations as well as previous experience in construction sales / estimating from Blueprints would be an asset. A valid drivers’ license and previous computer experience required. The ideal candidate will have previous hands on experience with fence installations. Please submit your resume and remuneration requirements to or fax 403-287-9174. Please specify "Manager / Estimator / Sales – Medicine Hat" in your correspondence.




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