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Industry News

Pool fence sold nationally by Clark Rubber recalled over faulty latch - May 10, 2018
Consumers are being urged to return a pool fence sold nationally by Clark Rubber after it failed three safety tests. Video of a toddler unlocking the ‘Be Safe Portable Pool Fence’ ......
Jacksons Fencing Appoints New Commercial Business Development Manager for the North
Jacksons-Security (Press Release) - May 10, 2018
Jacksons Fencing are delighted to reveal the appointment of Lorraine Preston as Commercial Business Development Manager, covering the north of the country. Joining Jacksons at the beginning of May 2018, Lorraine brings with her many years of experience within the security sector......
Gonzaga trustee leads company building Trump’s border wall in New Mexico
The Spokesman-Review - May 11, 2018
Timothy Barnard, who has served on Gonzaga’s governing board since 2000, is the founder and chairman of Bozeman, Montana-based Barnard Construction Co., which recently signed a $73.3 million contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to replace a vehicle barrier....

Decking Industry News

Mix & Match: Inspire Your Customers & Boost Your Profits with Multiple Decking Colors
Building-Products - May 10, 2018
Master innovator Henry Ford remarked on the Model T that customers could get the car in “any color, so long as it’s black.” Today, the Ford Motor Company makes dozens of vehicles in a wide range of colors.......
MoistureShield Composite Decking Review
Pro Tool Reviews (blog) - May 8, 2018
First, you walk out the front door and notice the paint on your wood decking is starting to fade. Before you know it, days turn into years, and now you’re stepping over rotten wood.....

Fence Contractors

Community orchard gets a chain link fence
The Capital Journal - May 12, 2018
On Saturday Pierre Young Professionals teamed up with Llamas Fencing, which donated in-kind labor, to put up a chain link fence around the new community orchard, on a plot of city land along Sully Avenue just east of Madison....
Fencer took $48K from Hamilton County residents and never did the work, prosecutors say - May 14, 2018
The owner of a Wilmington fencing company is facing 12 felonies after state officials said he defrauded Hamilton County residents.....
Take This Job: The ins and outs of building a fence with Austex Fence & Deck
KVUE - May 12, 2018
Robert Frost once wrote that "good fences make good neighbors" and the fine folks at Austex Fence and Deck can certainly attest to that. Their crews keep busy year round and invited me along on one of their home projects in Northeast Austin.....
ss=subhead>Local Government Issues
Rome Lab to receive $14.2 million perimeter fence
Oneida Dispatch - May 9, 2018
Rome, N.Y. >> The Rome Lab will be the recipient of a $14.2 million perimeter fence as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.....
Visible Signs of Ocean City's Median Fence
WBOC TV 16 - May 9, 2018
OCEAN CITY, Md--It's the moment many people have waited a while for. Piece by piece, block by block, Ocean City's new median fence is coming together....
Eliot Select Board rules on resident’s illegal fence - May 2, 2018
ELIOT, Maine -- The Select Board voted Thursday to “stop the bleeding” of fines the town has levied against Bruce Staples for a fence he built and has been ordered to move by the town......
Coppell City Council approves Justice Center security fence
Star Local Media - May 11, 2018
Police officers, municipal judges and other workers at the Coppell Justice Center will soon be able to benefit from a new fence surrounding the building that will provide extra security.....
Park Board votes ‘no’ to 8-foot wrought iron fence on stretch near Pierz Golf Course
ECM Publishers - May 11, 2018
Yhe Pierz Park Board has decided against installing a black wrought iron fence along a 600-foot stretch of Park Avenue and the city golf course.e....


Home Owner Association

HRCA proposes universal fence color
Highlands Ranch Herald - May 8, 2018
To make the community more aesthetically pleasing, the Highlands Ranch Community Association is proposing a universal stain color for most private residential fences.....

Community Issues

Fence installed to stop swimming around Eunice Williams pump station
The Recorder - May 14, 2018
GREENFIELD — If you’re looking to take a dip in the Green River this summer, city officials want you to avoid the area around Eunice Williams Covered Bridge......
Navy fence set in ocean at VB's North End set to be repaired; neighbors want it gone
WAVY - May 11, 2018
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- They say good fences make good neighbors, but a fence the Navy installed at the north end of the beach has made for angry neighbors.......
Neighborhood fence is a problem
White Mountain Independent - May 11, 2018
May here already! Next thing the schools are in summer mode, kids in my 'hood will be riding bikes and carrying fishing poles up to Show Low Lake.......
St. Louis City officials under fire for fencing off a spot where the homeless sleep - May 9, 2018
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis City Officials came under fire on social media for fencing off a spot where homeless people sleep in Downtown St. Louis. It’s right behind the St. Louis Justice Center, ......


Lawyers called in to deal with fence fury in Wisbech street
Wisbech Standard - May 11, 2018
A row has broken out in a quiet Wisbech street after a wooden fence suddenly appeared outside Graham Longmate’s home – put up by a neighbour who lives opposite.......
Man shot in neck over fence
Trinidad News - May 12, 2018
A Barataria man is now in hospital after being shot in the neck over a property dispute at his Malick home yesterday.......

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Baby giraffe jumps fence to visit with tourists
UPI - May 9, 2018
May 9 (UPI) -- A visitor to a wildlife sanctuary in Nairobi captured the moment a young giraffe jumped over a rope fence to visit with tourists. ... ....
Walker Open To State Helping Pay For Double Fencing At Deer Farms
Wisconsin Public Radio News - May 9, 2018
Gov. Scott Walker has signaled that he’s open to having the state help pay deer farmers for additional fencing required under a proposal to combat chronic wasting disease released last week. ... ....

Fences and Animals - Pets

Stuck between a lava flow and a fence line, missing dogs rescued after 10 days
HawaiiNewsNow - May 14, 2018
PUNA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - After going missing for 10 days, dogs Brus and Little Dude were rescued near a lava vent in lower Puna on Sunday morning.... ....
Dog excited to meet neighbor dog at the fence
Reuters / CBS Newspath - May 8, 2018
Overland Park, KS ( Reuters / CBS Newspath ) -- A dog owner from Kansas filmed her Golden Doodle greeting a friendly four-pawed neighbor who sneaked under a fence to play..... ....


Stolen Fences

Bluetown Man Frustrated Thieves Struck Again Stealing His Fence
KRGV - May 14, 2018
BLUETOWN – Thieves strike again, now a Bluetown man is taking matters into his own hands. Robert Martinez owns a piece of land just off Military Highway in Bluetown. There isn't much on the property but Martinez has beefed up security to protect what's left..... ....
Livestock and fencing equipment stolen in separate thefts
Agriland - May 14, 2018
Two separate thefts have seen a number of cattle stolen from a shed, while fencing equipment was also taken earlier this week... ....


Bajwa inaugurates fencing of Pak-Afghan border in Balochistan
Dawn - May 11, 2018
PANJPAI: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday inaugurated the work for erecting fences along the Pak-Afghan border near Panjpai area of Balochistan.......

Weird News

Man Allegedly Used Change Of Address Form To Move UPS Headquarters To His Apartment - May 10, 2017
As federal crimes go, this one seems to have been ridiculously easy to pull off. Dushaun Henderson-Spruce submitted a U.S. Postal Service change of address form on Oct. 26, 2017, according to court documents......

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