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Industry News

"Going Beyond the Call" Contest: LiftMaster Seeks Nominations for Firefighter Heroes
PR Newswire (press release) - May 24, 2018
LiftMaster®, a leading brand of professionally installed commercial access solutions, today announced a call for nominations for its "Going Beyond the Call" contest, honoring local firefighters. LiftMaster is looking to local community members across the U.S. and Canada to nominate a firefighter hero...
Iowa Select Farms New Fence Technology to Curb Hog Odor
WHO-TV - May 24, 2018
WILLIAMS, Iowa- The old saying, fences make good neighbors, is being used at a new hog barn here. Iowa Select Farms hosted an open house here to let the public see a new type of system, designed to improve relationships between hog farmers, and rural neighbors...
Remarkable growth of Fencing Sales Market continues, exclusive data analysis reveals the Key Trends & Market Analysis
Expert Consulting - May 28, 2018
HTF MI broadcasted a new title “Global Fencing Sales Market Report 2018” with 107 pages and in-depth assessment including key market trends, upcoming technologies,...

Decking Industry News

New AZEK® Impression Rail™ Express Speeds Installation and Adds Beauty to Deck Projects
PRNewsWire  - May 22, 2018
AZEK® Building Products, No. 1 in premium decking and manufacturer of the AZEK® and TimberTech® brands, announces its new Impression Rail™ Express. With sleek, contemporary style, the pre-assembled aluminum railing panel system is engineered for quick installation at the job-site...
5 tips for selecting the right railing for your deck
The Southeast Sun  - May 26, 2018
(BPT) - As one of the most visible elements of a deck, the railing serves an important aesthetic and structural role — adding support, safety and style. Here are five expert tips for creating the perfect perimeter for your outdoor space.......

Fence Contractors

Owners of The Fence Experts bring missions approach to helping their employees and customer
Lancaster Online - May 27, 2018
In late 2008, Jason Hurst knew he was about to lose his job. Dan Eldredge Fencing, the Chester County fencing company where Hurst had spent four years as a foreman and then in sales, was on the brink of going out of business....
Kamloops blogger reaching out to female tradespeople with stories to share
Lancaster Online - May 24 , 2018
KAMLOOPS - A local blogger wants to open up a discussion about women working in the trades industry in the area. Shannon Ainslie has worked in a male-dominated field since she was 16....

Local Government Issues

Wagga's Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre receives upgrade to security fencing
The Daily Advertiser  - May 23, 2018
Wagga’s youth detention centre is currently receiving a fencing upgrade as part of a statewide effort to improve security at juvenile jails. .,.......
Coastal Highway Median Fence Project Wrapping Up Thursday
The Dispatch  - May 24, 2018
OCEAN CITY — State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are putting the wraps on the Coastal Highway median fence and repaving project and are expected to be finished Thursday evening, a day earlier than previously promised.,.......
'Eyesore' fence put up at nature reserve
BBC  - May 23, 2018
Members of the public have criticised what they have described as an "eyesore" fence around the perimeter of a protected nature reserve. Hundreds of concrete bases with fence-posts attached have been erected around Ballyquintin Point at the tip of the Ards Peninsula......


Community Issues

Concord dog owners win reprieve from town
Wickedlocal Concord - May 14, 2018
The Concord Select Board elected to give owners of a dog accused of harassing neighbors two weeks to present a plan for containing the dog during a meeting on May 21 in the Concord Town House....

AG Fences

Electric fencing can increase pasture utilization and save money for livestock producers
UAPB News - May 28, 2018
When left to their own devices, livestock can be picky eaters, says Dr. David Fernandez, Extension livestock specialist and interim assistant dean of academic programs for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Agriculture,....
Horses knocked over farm fence before stopping traffic on Route 2
Boston Globe - May 23, 2018
It takes a lot of horsepower to weather the evening commute. Two Suffolk Punch draft horses escaped from their Littleton farm and stopped traffic on Route 2 in Acton during Tuesday’s rush hour....
Cattle incursion: FAAN begins fencing of Ilorin airport
Vanguard - May 23, 2018
In its bid to curb cattle incursion at the llorin lnternational Airport runway, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Monday said it has commence fencing of the Airport....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Electric fences zap compost nibblers
Powell River Peak  - May 28, 2018
Bears, deer, raccoons and more. When it comes to unwanted human-wildlife interactions, bears are just the tip of the animal iceberg.....
Feral cat impact on native animal populations leads to construction of world's largest fence
Gizmoda  - May 25, 2018
Australia has completed the world’s longest cat-proof fence, because cats, an introduced species on the island continent, can be a huge freaking problem....
Large alligator climbs fence in Mt. Pleasant neighborhood
ABC News 4  - May 25, 2018
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (WCIV) — Neighbors in the Planter’s Point neighborhood off Highway 41 in Mt. Pleasant got a 7-foot wake-up call Monday when a large alligator was spotted roaming the streets.....


Newlyweds return from honeymoon to find 6ft fence ‘like the Berlin Wall’ erected inches from their dream home ‘by neighbour’
The Sun  - May 19, 2018
Newlyweds returned from their honeymoon to find a huge fence had been put up just two feet from their front door leaving them 'hostages' in their own home.....



Trump isn't the only one who wants to build a wall. These European nations already did
USA Today - May 17, 2018
KUBEKHAZA, Hungary — As mayor of this Hungarian village where tens of thousands of migrants recently marched toward northern Europe, Robert Molnar has some sympathy for his country's decision to build a fence on the border with Serbia.....

Weird News

Creative road signs warn Maine motorists in funny ways
ABC News - May 29, 2017
Motorists traveling around Maine this holiday weekend will see residents' creativity on display. Message boards warn motorists that, "A Cold Suppah Is Bettah Thana Hot Ticket." Another one says, "Spend Money on Lobstahs — Not Speeding Tickets." ....

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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