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Industry News

Woman sues fence maker after sister was fatally impaled by guardrail after car crash
NBC 12 - May 17, 2018
Crystal Legassey, 33, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the DeLucca Fence Co. and Massachusetts Department of Transportation after her sibling Ashley Hartung’s grisly death.....
Delta's Vehicle Access Control System Secures 2018 Commonwealth Games In Australia
Press Release - May 21, 2018
Delta Scientific, manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, has announced that Delta's innovative MP5000 portable barrier systems were selected to protect people attending the 2018 Commonwealth Games....
Birkdale invests in facilities, stock & brings in new Commercial Director
Torque-Expo - May 15, 2018
Birkdale Sales, wholesale supplier of gate and fencing accessories, is embarking on a major new investment programme in its brand, products, premises and people....
Animals Digging Under The Fence? Dig Defence Is extending It's Reach!
PRWeb - May 16, 2018
Dig Defence, the Muldrow, Oklahoma based company has hit its stride over the past few months with a new more aggressive leadership team. The creators of multiple below ground animal fence barriers have recently partnered with some of America's top DIY retailers....
PROTECH G-FENCE 3000 Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
American Security Today - May 17, 2018
A fence detection cable uses accelerometers to detect fence vibrations generated by intrusion attempts made by cutting, climbing or lifting the fence......
InventHelp Inventor: Alternative Fence is Convenient, Non-Invasive and Eco-Friendly (FED-1805)
Benzinga - May 18, 2018
PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- An inventor from Seattle, Wash., knows that getting conventional but proper fencing is not always easy or even possible. "My mother moved into a retirement community that doesn't allow permanent fixtures added to property....
Jacksons Fencing targets personlisation with new site
The Drum - May 16, 2018
Jacksons Fencing, a leading UK manufacturer of metal and wooden garden fencing, gates and accessories, has relaunched its website by moving to Sitecore 8.2, courtesy of Sagittarius.....
Veka Hosts Tour of New Facility in N.C.
DWM Magazine - May 22, 2018
Executives and employees from Veka North America and Veka AG recently hosted a meet-and-greet event for state, county and city officials at the company’s new facility in Morganton, N.C., called Veka East....

Fence Contractors

Southwest Ohio man indicted in alleged fence scam
Cincinnati Business Courier - May 21, 2018
A Southwest Ohio man has been indicted for allegedly taking tens of thousands of dollars from consumers for fence installations he never provided.....
Contractor fires crew, says he will make repairs to fence after viewer calls 12
NBC 12 - May 17, 2018
Contractor fires crew, says he will make repairs to fence after viewer calls 12....
Straight Way Enterprise offers fencing installation
Lewistown Sentinel - May 17, 2018
BELLEVILLE –Fencing can not only add instant curb appeal to your home, but added safety, security and privacy. Straight Way Enterprise LLC in Belleville can bring all of these features to your home to meet all of your fencing needs....
Contractor accused of ripping off West Ashley couple, arrest warrant ...
Live 5 News - May 22, 2018
"And I'm thinking to myself you got three days to finish this fence and you haven't started. There's definitely something wrong so all the red flags went up..

Local Government Issues

Maryland State Highway Responds to Median Fence Critics
WBOC TV 16 - May 17, 2018
OCEAN CITY, Md.- Maryland officials are responding to criticism of Ocean City's new median fence. They argue once the project is complete, people will no .......
Ethics Complaint: Councilman Altered Plan to Get New Fence
U.S. News & World Report- - May 17, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An ethics complaint says a councilman altered a housing development plan to get a new fence at his home.......


Community Issues

Volunteers Install New Fence at Dorothy Day House in Moorhead
KVRR - May 14, 2018
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Volunteers teamed up to install a new fence at the Dorothy Day House in Moorhead. The Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Fargo–Moorhead pitched in to lend a few extra helping hands to repair the aging fence......


The Neighbor's Fence Is an Eyesore. What to Do?
New York Times  - May 19, 2018
Q: I live in a single-family house in Jamaica, Queens. A 4-foot-high chain-link fence separates my neighbor's yard from mine. My neighbor recently attached .....
Not much recourse for homeowner in fence feud with builder
Houston Chronicle - May 19, 2018
Q. Years ago, my husband and I installed a new fence on three sides of our yard even though all our neighbors had their own fences. Now a builder has just ....

AG Fences

Transportation, fencing supplies needed for Oklahoma wildfire recovery effort
Southwest Farm Press  - May 21, 2018
“OSU Hay Hotline, this is Dana, how may I help you?” says Dana Bay, Woodward County Oklahoma Extension agricultural educator, as she answers the Oklahoma Emergency Management issued cell phone....
Deer farmers improve water quality by fencing streams
NZFarmer  - May 21, 2018
To keep waterways clean deer farmers are fencing their deer out of streams and taking measures to keep valuable soil where it belongs – on the farm, growing grass. ..

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Feral cat impact on native animal populations leads to construction of world's largest fence  - May 17, 2018
In the red centre of Australia there's a silent and extremely effective killer lurking… feral cats. Far from the innocent domestic variety, there are estimated to be millions of feral predators wreaking havoc on central Australia's native mammal populations.....

Fence in History

Remnants of the barbed-wire fence recall a totalitarian past
Spectator - May 17, 2018
Almost 30 years have passed since the Iron Curtain fell. Now only its remnants recall Slovakia’s fenced-in, totalitarian, past. So that people, especially young people, do not forget that freedom is not a matter of course,....

Pool Safety

Local health officials give reminders about pools, fences and drowning
Nebraska.TV  - May 17, 2018
OMAHA, Neb. — Warm weather and summer have arrived and the coming months can be expected to test everyone’s ability to cope with the heat. Backyard pools often are used to help folks keep cool, but that option comes some serious safety responsibilities.....


USA/Mexico Border Fence

Agents Investigate if Images on Border Fence Are Graffiti or Artwork
NBC News - Los Angeles - May 19, 2018
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is investigating multiple complaints from the public that there is graffiti on Federal property at the U.S.-Mexico Border. ....


Jerusalem Post - May 17, 2018
Two years after work began on the smart fence capable of stopping Kornet missiles aimed towards Israel’s newest civilian airport – Eilat Ilan and Assaf Ramon International Airport .....
Pakistan is building a fence along border with Afghanistan
NBC News - May 20, 2018
Construction began last year on two fences that parallel each other as they snake through the remote, mountainous landscape......
Bajwa inaugurates fencing of Pak-Afghan border in Balochistan
Reuters - May 20, 2018
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Montenegro, seeing a rise in the number of migrants passing through the country on a new route to the European Union, is considering .....

Weird News

Roo-ting out trouble: Rogue S Carolina kangaroo nabbed again
ABC News - May 18, 2017
South Carolina's most talented escape artist may be a kangaroo. News outlets report the McCormick County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that a mischievous marsupial was roaming the county for the second time in three days. ....

Classified Ads


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Inside / Outside Sales - Edmonton Inside / Outside Sales required for Rite-Way Fencing Inc. in Edmonton. We are Western Canada's largest fencing company, with 12 branches in AB, BC & SK. Previous sales/estimating experience and ability to do take-off's from blue prints for construction projects would be an asset. A valid drivers license and previous computer experience is required. This is a full-time position for sales of chain link fence and related materials. Please submit your resume and remuneration requirements to Please specify "Inside / Outside Sales - Edmonton" in your correspondence.


STATESIDE STEEL AND WIRE is Hiring An Outside Sales Rep. Send resume to




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