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Industry News

SlimStone: the very strong, weather resistant and frost-free keypad
Press Release - May 7, 2018
Locinox extends its product range of outdoor access control solutions with the brand-new SlimStone keypad. Emphasizing on quality, durability, ease of installation and an elegant design......
Electric fence maker Tru-Test carves off large portion to sell to Swiss company - May 7, 2018
Agricultural equipment firm Tru-Test has entered into a conditional agreement with Swiss company Datamars SA to sell most of its business. The deal involves the Tru-Test brand, its Milk Meters business and the functions of Tru-Test's retail solutions division, which includes its electric fence arm.....
Perimeter protection & better access control at Portsmouth Retail Park delivered using Euroguard from Jacksons fencing
SecurityNewsDesk - May 3, 2018
Perimeter protection and improved access control is being delivered at a popular retail park in Portsmouth owing to EuroGuard from Jacksons fencing. . ....
N4T Lifesaver: Pool fence giveaway returns for 2018
KVOA - May 3, 2018
Christopher Bradford, with the Protect-a-Child pool fence company, first partnered with the News 4 Tucson Lifesaver back in 2014 to give away not one - but four pool fences to families in need. ....
Meridian Expands Hostile Vehicle Barrier Business to Serve Rental Demands in Australia
Newswire - May 3, 2018
Worldwide demand for immediate vehicle mitigation has opened up a new market in major cities across Australia. Meridian Rapid Defense Group (Meridian) has partnered with AML Risk Management Pty Ltd (AML) to offer the first US DOD and PAS 68 portable vehicle barriers on a rental basis....

Decking Industry News

AZEK Building Products Joins with NADRA to Encourage Homeowners to Check Your Deck® During Deck Safety Month® in May
PR Newswire (press release) - May 5, 2018
Now that spring is here, everyone will want to enjoy their decks as much as possible. However, older decks or those with structural issues could be at risk for collapse, causing serious injury to you and your loved ones....
National Nail’s CAMO® Supports NADRA’s Deck Safety Month® in May
Global Newswire (press release) - May 2, 2018
Spring has sprung and it’s time to think about deck building and life outdoors. To help keep homeowners safe, CAMO is joining the efforts of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) during Deck Safety Month® in May to promote deck safety....

Fence Contractors

Dyer's Calumet Avenue fencing work can finally move ahead - May 5, 2018
Fence Masters employee Armando Aurios grinds a piece of a concrete fence the company was installing last summer along Calumet Avenue in Dyer. Jonathan Miano, The ... DYER — Work on the fence along Calumet Avenue can finally move ahead when a new supplier of fencing materials begins deliveries on Ma.....
Writing is on wall for fence contractor - you're in the Hall of Shame
Fox2detroit - May 7, 2018
"He came out right away," said Kathleen, a victim. "Very knowledgeable. very friendly." "He seemed like a very nice guy," said Renee, a victim. Yep. Jason seems like a nice guy while he's selling you a fence......
BPD: Fencing contractor wanted in 3 counties arrested
Wilmington News Journal, OH - May 4, 2018
BLANCHESTER — A Wilmington fencing contractor who police say wrote bad checks in Blanchester — and has committed similar acts in Warren and Butler counties — was arrested Friday.....
The Insider’s Guide to East End Fences, Gates and Privacy
Dan's Papers - May 7, 2018
Of course you already have a fence around your pool—that’s the law. But is it the fence of your dreams? (FYI, no one dreams about chain-link.) What other areas of your home could benefit from a good bit of fencing? .....


Local Government Issues

Wake Forest erases one of its own rules, saving some homeowners $100
News & Observer - May 2, 2018
The Town of Wake Forest on Tuesday struck a blow against its own regulatory state. On May 1, the town stopped requiring a permit — and $100 — for residential fences.....
Opposition to I-80 safety fence grows
Pocono Record - May 5, 2018
The New Jersey Department of Transportation’s plans for a 60-foot safety fence along Interstate 80 through the Delaware Water Gap has raised concerns from stakeholders on both sides of the Delaware River.....
Mayor: Hudson Amtrak fencing put off
Hudson Valley 360 - May 2, 2018
HUDSON — A plan to install fencing on city Amtrak property has been put on hold, Mayor Rick Rector said. Hudson wasn't included in Amtrak's original plan to install 8,200 feet of fence along the Hudson River in Dutchess and Columbia counties, but was added days before the May 1 public comment period was set to end, ....

Community Issues

Checotah dressing up highway with fencing
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - May 6, 2018
CHECOTAH —A previous eyesore is turning into something more pleasant to look at between Paul Carr Drive and U.S. 69 and will eventually stretch out to the high school in Checotah. White ranch-style fencing is being installed and replacing a barbed wire that had been littered with trees, shrubbery and trash. "It looked .....
Dog killed after Colorado mobile home park residents are forced to remove fences
ABC15 - May 4, 2018
THORNTON, Colo. -- People who live in the Friendly Village of the Rockies Mobile Home Park in Thornton feel like prisoners in their own homes because someone else gets to make and change the rules of their community.....
Toothbrush Fence
Atlas Obscura - May 7, 2018
In 2006, local eccentric Graeme Cairns began hanging toothbrushes from a fence along a quiet rural road that runs through the green and rolling landscapes near Te Pahu, New Zealand.....

AG Fences

Oklahoma Wildfires Cause $26 Million in Damages for Cattle Ranchers
AgWeb - May 7, 2018
Nearly 350,000 acres in northwest Oklahoma burned in two wildfires causing an estimated $26 million in damages for cattle producers.... ....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Walker wants more fencing, deer movement bans to fight CWD
WBAU - May 2, 2018
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker is directing state agriculture officials to develop regulations requiring captive deer farms to bolster fencing as chronic wasting disease continues to spread across Wisconsin. The order would require farmers to install a second fence, an electric fence or an impermeable physical ... ....


Fence battle back in court for costs ruling
Radio New Zealand - May 6, 2018
What may be the final part of a long-running dispute over a Wellington fence played out in the High Court in Wellington today.....
Neighbours turn to barbed wire to keep out kids - May 6, 2018
But he and his wife Shireen are at a loss about how to otherwise keep students from neighbouring school, Rosehill College in Papakura, from scaling the fence and legging it down their driveway. Chin says it's a daily occurrence and makes them feel vulnerable in their own home....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Pastors visit El Paso area, see border fence up close
El Paso Times - May 3, 2018
Pastors visit El Paso area, see border fence up close while celebrating a liturgy with people on the other side of the fence at Anapra Rudy Gutierrez ...


Weird News

Drunken man's choice of bed causes Munich commuter chaos
ABC News - May 7, 2017
An intoxicated man's ill-advised decision to spend the night on a freight train caused commuter chaos in Munich as police had to shut down all traffic at a busy station to look for him.....

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