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Industry News

See Award-Winning Cost-Effective Wide Access Control Point Security
American Security Today - Feb 27, 2018
When it comes to securing and controlling vehicular traffic at high-risk facilities with wide entrances, there are several types of anti-ram vehicle barriers available on the market that are capable of doing the job, each with their own list of pros and cons..
Insider Media - Feb 27, 2018
Demand for British goods and services from across the globe increased during the first full-year since the EU referendum, according to new figures, with a St Helens-based company continuing to benefit...

Decking Industry News

Rustic Composite Decking
Buildings-Products - Mar 2, 2018
Deckorators has added a third color choice to its popular Heritage line of composite decking: Ciderhouse. With a light brown hue and the distressed embossing characteristic of the Heritage line, Ciderhouse has the rustic look and feel of distressed hardwood.....
Home product manufacturers’ claims often don’t mesh with reality
Washington Post - Feb 27, 2018
I asked a probing question if the company included type 316 stainless steel through bolts, washers and nuts with the deck posts. This is what you need to prevent a homeowner, guest or child from being injured or killed when a railing fails. The answer was no.....

Fence Contractors

Villages officials poised to terminate deal with fence maintenance company
Villages-News - Mar 2, 2018
Villages officials are poised to terminate a deal with a fence maintenance company over pricing. Daves Fencing & Painting Inc. had been awarded a three-year contract that began Oct. 1....
Montana Firm Gets $73M Contract to Replace New Mexico Border Fence
Homeland Security Today - Feb 28, 2018
The U.S. government has awarded a Montana-based company a contract worth more than $73 million to design and build replacement fencing along 20 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico, officials confirmed Wednesday....

Local Government Issues

St. Louis airlines to invest $50M for jet fuel storage facility
KSDK - Mar 2, 2018
The fuel farm will also include a modern operations and administration building secured by a perimeter fence, surveillance cameras, and security gates. STL Fuel Company LLC will have approximately two years to complete the project......
Mayors fight fencing-in of Delaware Water Gap
The Star-Ledger - Feb 28, 2018
There aren't many interstate vistas east of the Mississippi as dramatic as the Route 80 S-turns through the Delaware Water Gap. Here, the shale cliffs of Mount Tammany rise above the highway, dwarfing the tractor-trailers that slowly negotiate the narrow, winding road......
Opposition grows to plans for I-80 fence in Knowlton
NJ Herald - Feb 28, 2018
KNOWLTON -- A fast-expanding circle of citizens, governing bodies, elected officials and conservation-minded groups is becoming involved in efforts to stop or severely alter the state Department of Transportation's plan to build a wall along.....
Fence divides driveway, parking lot
The Record Herald - Mar 2, 2018
Fencing around a back parking lot of a downtown business has created a stir in Waynesboro. Waynesboro Borough Manager Jason Stains said that borough hall has been contacted regarding the chain-link fencing recently installed between two properties and to the rear of Frank’s Pizza on the square.....
New Barriers Protecting Some Boston Property From Flooding
NECN - Mar 2, 2018
With the sea levels rising and coastal storms that keep coming, Boston's waterfront is preparing for another round of flooding. However, some property owners are taking it a step further than sandbags, using a defense known as AquaFence.....


Community Issues

Offensive Fence Gone at Carolina Beach Park
Coastal Review - Mar 1, 2018
CAROLINA BEACH – A fence determined to be illegally encroaching on the public beach at a popular Carolina Beach park has been removed and the town has erected a new fence after a dispute with property owners that also included warnings and orders from the state....
Nosy Neighbor: Why Is a Fence Being Built Around City Vineyard?
Coastal Review - Mar 1, 2018
Do you know why they are enclosing the City Vineyard restaurant with high exterior walls? Seems to me the pleasure in eating there is the panoramic view. Did I miss something? —M.....
LETTER: Kinder Morgan razor wire fence distressing for kayakers
North Shore News - Feb 21, 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. Last weekend my husband ....
Self-storage facility to keep barbed-wire fence
Goshen News - Feb 28, 2018
GOSHEN — A Goshen self-storage facility will get to keep its security fence following a meeting of the Goshen Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday afternoon.. ....


The Smoking Fence
Atlas Obscura - Mar 2, 2018
The long fence that bordered the school was used to keep cattle from nearby pastures from roaming onto campus, but it was also used by students to bypass a few rules. By simply leaning over what was eventually nicknamed the “Smoking Fence,” ....
Historic Shreveport school considers a fence to keep trouble out - Mar 1, 2018
Since the horrific school massacre in Florida two weeks ago, school security is back at the forefront. There are sharp differences. One side says gun control. The other says arming trained and qualified teachers and staff, or volunteer guards. ....


FAAN to make provision for perimeter fencing in 2019 budget
New Telegraph Online - Feb 28, 2018
Worried about the spate of runway incursions across airports in the country, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is to capture the construction of perimeter fences in all airports in the 2019 budget....

AG Fences

Southeast Saskatchewan resident decorates fence with bicycles
Estevan Mercury - Mar 2, 2018
A farm family in the Carievale area has attracted a lot of attention by putting 100 bikes along their perimeter fence that runs adjacent to a road...


Acoustic Fencing – The Most Common Questions
Jacksons-Security - Mar 1, 2018
The effects of frequent loud noise can be extensive; increasing stress, interfering with sleep and much more. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends outdoor sound levels of 50 dBA to prevent people becoming ‘moderately annoyed’,....
Buying Guide for Residential Automatic Gates by Capitol Fence
Press Release - Feb 28, 2018
Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/28/2018 -- Automatic driveway gates in Austin are being installed in the local and surrounding areas at a rapid rate. Recent reports from Neighborhood Scout state that 1 out of 26 people are victims of property crimes in the local area. Austin, Texas..


USA/Mexico Border Fence

The Arizona Legislature wanted to build a border fence. Here's where the money went
AZCentral - Mar 4 2018
BISBEE – Long before President Donald Trump promised to build a wall on the southwest border and make Mexico pay for it, Arizona lawmakers invited private donors to fund fencing for the state's 372-mile-long border with Mexico.....
In Calexico, Border Patrol starts constructing a border wall. No, not that border wall
Desert Sun - Feb 28 2018
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun construction on a fence in Calexico that will extend about two miles along the U.S. border with Mexico. But agency officials said people shouldn’t confuse this with President Donald Trump’s much-hyped wall....
Federal judge rules Trump administration can continue building border wall
Texas Tribune - Feb 27 2018
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who President Donald Trump once asserted could not be fair to him because of Curiel's Mexican heritage, has ruled in favor of the White House in a lawsuit over construction of a border wall. ....

Weird News

Stink strait: New Mexico town battling growing skunk crisis
ABC News - Mar 5, 2017
Something stinks in one southeastern New Mexico town and residents want police on the case. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports skunk smell is plaguing the town of Hagerman, New Mexico,...

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