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Industry News

Don't Miss Out! Bring Your Staff to Attend the Largest Western Regional Door, Gate, and Operator Show
Press Release -  - May 16 2018
Las Vegas, NV: Exhibitor and Attendee registration is now open for the CODA 2019 Western Regional Door and Gate Show. This is the longest running and largest trade show on the west coast focused exclusively on the door/gate operator, and access industry. ...
SOS® - Siren-Operated Sensor Advances Electronic Gate Opening with Two New Products
Press Release -  - May 16 2018
SOS® Siren-Operated Sensor is pleased to introduce two new products that ensure emergency vehicles fast access to any gated facility by simply activating the vehicle siren saving precious response time in an emergency ...
Incentives agreement approved for fencing manufacturer
Hernando Sun -  - May 16 2018
Delamere, dba Elite Fence, a fence manufacturing company currently based out of Pasco County, made an offer to purchase the Monster Transmission facility located at 19370 Oliver Street within the city of Brooksville. ...
Illinois extruders sold to buyers seeking 'long-term growth'
Plastics News -  - May 16 2018
Family-owned Lakeland Plastics Inc. and Derby Fence Co., which are based at the same site in Mundelein, Ill., were acquired by a family of investors based in Chicago. The companies did not identify the new owners. ...
Jacksons Fencing signs a three-year deal with Sagittariusr
The Drum -  - May 16 2018
Family-run home and garden fencing business, Jacksons Fencing, has signed a three-year business transformation retainer (BTR) agreement with Sagittarius agency.. ...

Decking Industry News

AERT decking gets a new name
Plastic News -  - May 16 2018
The composite decking business once known as Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. will now operate as MoistureShield, which was the name of one its product brands. Atlanta-based Oldcastle APG ...
Trex Company Sweeps Remodeling 2019 Brand Use Study
Business Wire -  - May 15 2018
It's a clean sweep! Proving its unrivaled reputation among trade professionals, Trex, the world's #1 premium decking and railing brand, also ranked #1 in all four key performance areas of Remodeling magazine's 2019 Brand Use Study. ...

Fence Contractors

Jason McLaughlan Discusses Revitalizing The Family Business
Prague Post -  - May 18, 2018
Jason McLaughlan is an experienced entrepreneur and the President and owner of the Utah based Western Fence, Inc. The company was established in 1948 and prided itself in being the oldest fencing company in the state of Utah.....
Council Approves Fence Contract for Amphitheater
The Missourian -  - May 8 2018
The purchase of a new perimeter fence at the Washington Fairgrounds amphitheater was approved Monday, May 6, by the city council.....
Local construction company fixes farm fence for free
News-10 ABC -  - May 15 2018
One Schoharie construction company offers to fix a farm fence for free after woman posts about contractor experience on Faceboo.....

Local Government Issues

Concerns raised about proposed fence-in ordinance at Appomattox public hearing
Lynchburg News and Advance  -  - May 21, 2019
APPOMATTOX Residents erupted over the proposed fence-in ordinance at Monday night's public hearing, at times bringing a vocal audience to applause......
Mis-measured fence must come down to size, according to BoA
Austin Monitor  -  - May 16, 2019
City code considers a swimming pool to be a backyard hazard that should be securely encircled by a solid fence sometimes a fence that is higher than the 6-foot standard. However, a fence of increased height is only permitted.....



-"can anyone force them to fix/maintain the fence?"
PoPville (blog)- -  - May 14 2018
Within the last week, one of the support posts for my neighbor's wood fence has failed, and the fence is now leaning in at that point, and, to my eye, preparing to do so in other points. Fortunately, it's leaning into their yard, and typical wind directions mean that,...
Fence is gone but a sense of injustice remains in Wellington neighbours' court saga
Stuff NZ -  - May 17 2018
The downhill neighbour in a notorious fence case is having one more go at trying to take a wrecking ball to the $72,000 legal bill he's left with.,...

AG Fencing

Fencing guidance for flooded land
High Plains Journal -  - May 15, 2018
When the water recedes, landowners in flooded areas begin looking to restore their property to use. For land being put (back) into pasture or other grazed fields, this is the time to consider how to use fencing and water systems to achieve more productive grazing.1....
Farmer Hits Fence Post, but It Turned out to Be Much More Ancient
The Epoch Times -  - May 15, 2018
A Michigan farmer was digging up his field with a tractor when he ran into something he thought was a -"bent post." It actually was the remains of a woolly mammoth....
Livestock fencing needs to pick up pace in Shenandoah Valley
The Chesapeake Bay Journal -  - May 15, 2018
Time seems to slow down in the Shenandoah Valley, where the pastoral act of raising livestock for a living appears as unchanged by the years as the emerald-green hills on either side of Interstate 81....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Pickering Beach horseshoe crab fence back up
Washington Post -  - May 15, 2018
PICKERING BEACH, Del. A fence has been reinstalled along a Delaware beach to keep horseshoe crabs out of a deadly marsh.......


Nine tips to secure your driveway gate
Boksburg Advertiser -  - May 14, 2018
According to 7Arrows Security, the driveway gate is the most common point of entry for armed robberies and 85 per cent of all residential contact crimes start at the driveway gate.. ...

USA/Mexico Border

Border wall planned for national monument, wildlife refuge
Las Vegas Review-Journal- -  - May 16, 2019
PHOENIX The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates.......
Pentagon awards 2 more contracts valued at $787M to replace border fencing in Arizona
The Arizona Republic -  - May 15, 2018
TUCSON The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded on Wednesday two contracts valued at $787 million to replace an unspecified number of miles of additional border fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, mostly in Arizona....

Weird News

Job weld done! Man has epic DIY fail by soldering his head stuck between a steel railing he is building
Daily Mail (VIDEO)  - May 15, 2019
This is the side-splitting moment a DIY job spectacularly fails when a man welds his own head between steel railings and can't escape.....

Classified Ads


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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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