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Industry News

Critterfence Welded Wire Fence Featured In Animal Planet Series Animal Cribs Season 2
PRNewswire  -  - Apr 7, 2019
Critterfence, a company specializing in safe and non-electric fence solutions to keep animals in or out announced that their Critterfence Black Steel Square Grid fence is included in the Animal Planet's series, Animal Cribs.....
The Heirloom Companies Earns National Distinction
Greenville  -  - Apr 4, 2019
For nine years running, works that were designed and/or produced by The Heirloom Companies have been honored by the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA) during its 2019 Ernest Wiemann Top Job Competition in Indianapolis, Ind. ...
TIBA Share Their Access and Revenue Control Insight on Parking Talks
Parking Net  -  - Apr 7, 2019
On our latest edition of Parking Talks, we asked industry experts to share their views about how parking access and revenue control systems are evolving and potential consequences of this evolution...
CPSC Announces $2 Million Available in Pool Safely Grants -  - Apr 3, 2019
CPSC will award up to $2 million dollars in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas....

Decking Industry News

Trex Proves a Smart Choice for the HGTV® Smart Home 2019
GLOBE NEWSWIRE  -  - Apr 4, 2019
Everything may be bigger in Texas, but thanks to the HGTV® Smart Home 2019, they’re smarter, too! The stunning Dallas-based property designed by HGTV star Tiffany Brooks offers a fresh take on Old World style blending traditional elements with the latest in high-tech features and eco-friendly materials – both inside and out......

Fence Contractors

Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville Named 2018 National Fence Contractor of the Year
PRNewswire -  - Apr 2, 2018
- Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville was named 2018 National Fence Contractor of the Year by the American Fence Association at FENCETECH 2019 in Indianapolis. AFA's Fence Contractor of the Year Award ...
206-Year-Old historical Loveland cemetery needs support to fund its protection and restoration
Loveland Magazine -  - Apr 5, 2018
We are working with Dale Eads, owner of Eads Fence Company, located in Loveland, who is donating a beautiful historical 10’ gate that will be the focal point coming from Ramsey Court to the cemetery...

Local Government Issues

Fence ordered built around Plymouth's stately tree
Wicked Local  -  - Apr 4, 2019
PLYMOUTH - The immense white ash in Manomet is getting town protection. The Planning Board stipulated Monday that a fence must be built around the ......
'Temporary' Mercy Site Fence Not Up To Watertown Codes
WWNY TV 7  -  - Apr 2, 2019
With COR Development's former Mercy Hospital site in Watertown at a standstill for years now, what was meant to be a temporary fence around the property is not up to codes. ......
Snow fences drastically reduced I-94 crashes east of Moorhead this winter, MnDOT says
West Fargo Pioneer  -  - Apr 4, 2019
MOORHEAD — Spring is on the way, but transportation officials are still thinking about snow. The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to partner with more farmers and landowners through its snow fence program....


Community Issues

Pot facility wants barbed wire fencing topped by razor wire
The Daily Courier  - Apr 4, 2019
A pot-growing business should not be protected by a tall, barbed wire fence topped by razor wire, Kelowna city councillors will hear Tuesday......
22-Year-Old Vows to Repair Elderly People’s Damaged Fences Every Month and for Free
Epoch Times  - Apr 2, 2019
Out of the goodness of his heart, a caring young man in West Midlands, England, has been going the extra mile to fix elderly people’s damaged fences in times of extreme weather. He does the work for free, only asking his senior customers for “a cuppa tea and some biscuits.”.....

AG Fences

Nebraska extension to help with fence-building supplies
Columbus Telegram  - Apr 3, 2019
After two weeks of recovery efforts, we are moving towards the rebuilding phase. Producers in Platte and Colfax Counties are needing fencing materials to help rebuild fencing lost during the flooding....
Area farm collecting fencing, medicine for Nebraskan farmers
Norwalk Reflector  - Apr 8, 2019
POLK — After flooding wracked Nebraska and Iowa in mid-March, staff from Falling Star Farm decided to collect disaster relief materials and make their farm a donation hub for Ashland County....
Virtual fencing platform to be tested in Ohio
Feedstuffs  - Apr 2, 2019
Agersens and The Ohio State University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that paves the way for the two organizations to implement research trials to determine the efficacy and economics of the eShepherd system for U.S. conditions.....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

From Australia to Africa, fences are stopping Earth’s great animal migrations
The Conversation AU  - Apr 9, 2019
For time immemorial, many wildlife species have survived by undertaking heroic long-distance migrations. But many of these great migrations are collapsing right before our eyes....

USA/Mexico Border

US company makes Trump $3.3B border offer: Quick turnaround on 218 miles of steel fence, roads, and tech
Washington Examiner  -  - Apr 2, 2019
A U.S. construction company is making a formal, unsolicited offer to Trump administration officials in Washington this week to build 218 miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border for $3.3 billion and have the entire job completed in 13 months.......
Trump visits Calexico to show off a piece of border wall  -  - Apr 6, 2019
Before President Trump comes to Los Angeles on a fundraising trip, he's stopping in the city of Calexico to see the US-Mexico border........


Weird News

Michigan man's jackpot ticket spent a night in the trash
UPI - Apr 8, 2019
A Michigan man rescued a lottery ticket from the trash and discovered it was worth $25,000 a year for life. Jeff Heinig of Harrison told Michigan Lottery officials his Lucky for Life ticket ended up in the garbage because he incorrectly thought it was worthless....

Classified Ads


Barry Ward Inc., S. Weymouth, MA We are a wholesale fence company located in South Weymouth, MA seeking a reliable, motivated and detail orientated individual to join our team. The job entails loading and unloading trucks, pulling and staging fence orders, organizing and stocking products and working alongside a team to ensure inventory accuracy and control. The job entails working with your hands, heavy lifting and working outside. The ideal candidate will have experience with sit down forklifts (1C Hoisting Engineer License), fence knowledge and a teamwork attitude. Training can be provided if not all aspects are met. The job is Monday through Friday from 7am – 3:30pm with some as needed overtime. Compensation based on Experience/Ability. Please email your resume or candidate information to or call Dave O'Neil at (781)331-2121.


ESTIMATOR / SALES - SASKATOON Estimator / Sales required for Rite-Way Fencing Inc. in Saskatoon. We are Canada's largest fencing company, with 13 branches in AB, BC, SK & ON. Previous sales/estimating experience and ability to do take-off's from blue prints in construction products 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 "Estimator / Sales - Saskatoon" in your correspondence.


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




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