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Industry News

Deerbusters Deer Fence Releases Welded Wire Fences In 19 Gauge, 1” x 1” Mesh
Press Release -  - Oct 16, 2018
Waynesboro, PA: is pleased to announce the expansion of the Welded Wire Fence product line to include 19-gauge wire fences with 1” x 1” mesh holes....
New Security Solution Designed to Prevent Vehicle Terrorism
PRWeb -  - Oct 9, 2018
Currently, there is limited knowledge about how to predict or stop vehicle attacks and until now, no one in government or the private security sector has taken a leadership role in physical security to address such attacks. Now Security Pro USA has stepped up to provide a product to meet this need....
Jacksons Fencing teams up with Titchmarsh to garden for a worthy cause
Pro Landscaper Magazine (press release) -  - Oct 10, 2018
Jacksons Fencing helps create dream garden for hit ITV show Love Your Home and Garden for disabled teen and his single mother...

Decking Industry News

Trex Refreshes Transcend® Earth Tones Decking With New Features
Glass on Web -  - Oct 10, 2018
With Elevated Aesthetics and Performance, Trex’s Premium Collection Continues to be the Best of What’s Next in Outdoor Living...
DesignBoard Composite Decking – Decking with the Longest Warranty
Glass on Web -  - Oct 14, 2018
DesignBoard has turned the outdoor flooring industry upside down, introducing an outdoor decking solution that comes with extensive warranty....

Fence Contractors

Call Collett: Contractor claims he can't finish fence because employees quit
WCBD News 2 -  - Oct 16, 2018
An out of control driver rammed into a utility pole and rolled through a fence and gate at a business on Meeting Street. Sean Lehn, the manager at Shoreline Power Services, says the fence is vital to protecting his company, an electrical contractor. ...
Business Growth Prompts American Fence and Supply to a New Facility on the South End.
Charlotte Business Journal -  - Oct 9, 2018
American Fence and Supply Co. has relocated as of October 1, 2018. In business since 1967, American Fence and Supply Co. is one of North and South Carolina's largest fence companies....
Compliance Staffing Agency sues fence company, alleging breach of contract
West Virginia Record -  - Oct 15, 2018
CHARLESTON — Compliance Staffing Agency is suing Whittington Fence Co., a contractor, citing alleged breach of contract. Compliance Staffing filed a ...
McIntyre Fencing Co Inc Is A Proud Member of AFA
Digital Journal -  - Oct 11, 2018
Griffin, Georgia - October 11, 2018 - Executives of McIntyre Fencing Company revealed to the media that the company is a proud member of the American Fence Association (AFA)...

Local Government Issues

Southampton Village Board Rejects Proposed Deer Fence Plan
27-East -  - Oct 16, 2018
Following a long discussion weighing the merits of either using eight-foot-high fences or bow hunting to control the local deer population, the Southampton Village Board last Thursday narrowly rejected a measure to allow residents to install the fences, 3-2....
CDOT Crews Install New Rock Fence on U.S. 550 Red Mountain Pass in Ouray
Construction Equipment Guide -  - Oct 10, 2018
On Oct. 1, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began installation of a new rock fence on U.S. 550 (Red Mountain Pass). Travelers can expect intermittent closures just south of Ouray, Colo...
Construction of Suicide Prevention Fence Over Gorge to Start
U.S. News & World Report -  - Oct 15, 2018
QUECHEE, Vt. (AP) — The construction of a temporary fence meant to prevent suicides at a Vermont bridge over a deep gorge is due to begin....
Code Enforcement Conflicts - Neighbors Treated Differently
The Missourian -  - Oct 10, 2018
In an emotional outburst, Alderman Herb Adams said the city’s different treatment of two neighbors cited with identical code violations was unfair and unacceptable....


Community Issues

Developer not obligated to build wildlife fence in Dead Man’s Flats
Rocky Mountain Outlook -  - Oct 1, 2018
DEAD MAN’S FLATS – The Municipal District of Bighorn will have to return more than $212,000 to a developer and pay an additional $15,000 in legal fees after binding arbitration ruled the developer was not obligated to build a wildlife fence ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Are electric fences really the best way to solve human-elephant land conflicts?
Phys.Org -  - Oct 12, 2018
Conflict between humans and elephants has reached a crisis point in Kenya. As the elephants have begun to regularly raid farms in search of food, it has become not uncommon for local people to attack and kill them in retaliation. Between 2013 and 2016,...


Maintained fences make happy homeownwers and neighbours
National Post -  - Oct 12, 2018
Your outdoor structures need as much preventive maintenance and care as the rest of your home does. Many homeowners think of structures like fences and sheds as replaceable, ,...
What to know before you build a fence
Mother Nature Network -  - Oct 12, 2018
Good fences may make good neighbors, but only if you keep your neighbors in mind when you build one. That's because there's more to putting up a fence than just figuring out the material you'll use and how you want it to look ,...

USA/Mexico Border

Homeland Security moves to plug gaps in Bush-era border fence
Texas Tribune -  - Oct 9, 2018
Roughly a decade ago when the federal government built 60 miles of border fence in the Rio Grande Valley, it left a few dozen long gaps in the barrier where it said it would eventually install gates....
Border fence replacement hailed by Trump is completed in Calexico
LA Times -  - Oct 11, 2018
Construction workers last week put up the final panel of a new border barrier in Calexico, Calif., a project touted by President Trump as the first part of his promised wall between Mexico and the U.S...
New border fence construction to further impact ecosystem
Brownsville Herald -  - Oct 15, 2018
The lush landscape of the subtropical Rio Grande Valley and Cameron County stands out for so many reasons....

International Borders

Fearful of swine fever, France plans fence on Belgian border
Reuters -  - Oct 12, 2018
STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - France will start putting up fencing along part of its border with Belgium this weekend to prevent wild boars spreading African swine fever, a virulent livestock disease that could disrupt Europe’s large pig industry. ..
Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing closed after tension over its fencing
Economic Times -  - Oct 15, 2018
ISLAMABAD: A key border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan remained closed on Monday as the troops of the two countries exchanged fire after tensions over Pakistani officials fencing the border. ..


Weird News

World War II explosive was being used as a garden decorationt
ABC News - Oct 12, 2018
Air Force explosive experts removed a World War II-era artillery rocket that was being used as a garden decoration in a Florida neighborhood...

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