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Industry News

MERIDIAN® Barriers Ensure Vehicle Mitigation at Nation’s Largest Single-Day Street Faire
EIN News (press release) -  - May 2, 2018
This weekend, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce will embark on its 45th annual Village Faire, an event which draws 100,000 people into the main shopping district of Carlsbad Village. This year’s event will include a full perimeter of vehicle mitigation provided by MERIDIAN®’s Archer® 1200 barrier. ...
Pasco fencing company moving to and expanding in Brooksville
Tampa Bay Times -  - May 2, 2018
BROOKSVILLE — A Pasco County fencing business got a boost from the Hernando County Commission last month to move and expand its operation to a site near County Fairgrounds.. ...
Trex Commercial Products Adds Customizable Design Features to Popular Railing Systems
GlobeNewswire -  - Apr 30, 2018
From sports arenas and shopping malls to hotels and healthcare settings, today’s commercial spaces call for distinctive, one-of-a-kind design elements that combine the functional needs of the building with the architect’s vision. ...
Looking sharp with RDI Avalon Aluminum Railing
LBM Journal -  - May 3, 2018
Bringing a porch or deck into the 21st century is surprisingly easy. RDI Avalon Aluminum Railing from Huttig provides modern beauty that installs quickly and lasts for years....

Decking Industry News

Trex reports setbacks launching new decking line
Plastic News -  - May 3, 2018
Start-up problems in Virginia for a new line of composite decking and equipment failures at a manufacturing plant in Nevada cost Trex Co. Inc. about $10 million in the first quarter.....
Azek adds Ohio plant
Recycling Today -  - May 3, 2018
Azek Building Products, a Chicago-area decking products manufacturer, has opened a 100,000-square-foot facility in Wilmington, Ohio, to produce composite ....

Fence Contractors

Man wanted for questioning in fire at wood fencing company on Blanding Boulevard arrested
ActionNewsJax  -  - May 3, 2019
County sheriff's deputies have captured a man listed as a person of interest in a fire they believe was intentionally set at a fencing store Thursday morning......
Contractors, customers urged to call 811 before digging
Monroe County Post  -  - Apr 29, 2019
Rochester Gas and Electric and New York State Electric and Gas are reminding contractors that every excavation project requires a call to Dig Safely New York at 811.e .....

Local Government Issues

Town Seeks Funds To Replace Old Fence At Historic Cemetery
WWNY TV 7  -  - May 6, 2019
Three sides of the fence around the Lakeside Cemetery in Sackets Harbor are in bad shape. Trees and vines have grown up around it and it's tipping over or has fallen over in places. .....
Petoskey council to take up fence policy
Petoskey News-Review  -  - May 2, 2019
PETOSKEY — Petoskey planning commissioners recently endorsed language for an update of the city's fence rules, meaning the city council could take up the .....
New Watertown fence ordinance approved  -  - May 7, 2019
WATERTOWN — City Council members on Monday night finally solved the great fence controversy by making a set of changes to the city's ordinance....
BoA debates fences and pool safety
Austin Monitor  -  - Apr 30, 2019
WATERTOWN — City Council members may finally solve the great fence controversy by making a set of changes to the city's ordinance when it meets Monday ...


Community Issues

Editor's Corner: Deer Fence deserves a place among iconic local landmarks
The Herald Journal  -  - May 3, 2019
Old Main, the Temple, the Tabernacle, First Dam, the Wellsvilles, the Wind Cave, SV Hill, the Spectrum, Benson Marina, the Big Curve, Mount Logan, Dry Lake, Maverik Stadium, the Utah Theatre, the Jardine Juniper, the North Logan roundabout......
Community businesses rebuild Children's House fence
Islands' Sounder -  - May 4, 2019
Spring cleaning has been taken to a higher level at Orcas Island Children’s House. Thanks to some generous and skilled community members, the school is flaunting a new fence in their toddler play yard......
Disputed Crystal Beach area fence to go up in mid-June
Islands' Sounder -  - May 4, 2019
Spring cleaning has been taken to a higher level at Orcas Island Children’s House. Thanks to some generous and skilled community members, the school is flaunting a new fence in their toddler play yard......


Fencing choices can help define look of home
Albany Times Union -  - May 3, 2018
Do you believe good fences make good neighbors? Or are you with Gene Autry, looking for wide open country? If you live in close quarters with your neighbors, you're probably in the former camp...

AG Fences

Nebraska Producer: Rebuilding Fence Still A Struggle After Flood
Drovers -  - May 2, 2018
Nebraska is healing after multiple floods ran throughout the state. While some livestock producers are fortunate, rebuilding will still take a while. ...
The ultimate guide to planning your farm fence
AG Daily -  - May 2, 2018
When planning your farm fence, you need to know the pros and cons of different fencing materials like wood, electric, steel, or wrought iron. Some of these options are durable, others are affordable; still others are flexible and easy to install. ...
Rebuilding fences after flood or blizzard damage
The Fence Post -  - Apr 30, 2018
After this spring’s blizzards and flooding, fence rebuilding is a priority for many livestock producers. Questions may come up about financial assistance as well as neighbor responsibilities under Nebraska fencing laws. ...
Wiltshire farmer erects fence after dog mess infects cows
BBC -  - May 6, 2018
A dairy farmer said he has been forced to erect a fence around his land because dog waste left in fields has caused the death of four unborn calves. ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Dead elk renew calls for wildlife fencing through mountain town near Banff park
The Canadian Press -  - Apr 30, 2018
CANMORE, Alta. – An environmental group is renewing calls for wildlife fencing along the Trans-Canada Highway through a small Alberta mountain town after seven elk were killed on the weekend in collisions with vehicles....
Coalition offers $25m for SA's dog fence
Eckville Echo -  - May 1, 2018
South Australia's decades-old dog fence is set for a $25 million upgrade under a re-elected coalition government. The project will be co-funded with $10 million from the federal government, $10 million from the state government and $5 million f ...

USA/Mexico Border

Would-Be Builder of Border Wall Ready to Do ‘Impossible’
Daily Signal -  - May 2, 2019
COOLIDGE, Arizona—The vice president of a family-owned construction company says his firm is competing for one of the nation’s most talked-about contracts because its leaders believe they can do what many say can’t be done.....

International Borders

Denmark’s anti-wild boar fence runs into opposition in Flensborg forest
The Copenhagen Post  -  - May 1, 2019
Back in June, Parliament approved the erection of a 1.5-metre fence across the Danish-German border. This was ostensibly for two reasons: to reduce the risk of wild boar infected with African swine fever entering the country, and to keep out marauding wolves....

Weird News

Maryland woman's dream-inspired lottery numbers pay off after 24 years
UPI - May 3, 2019
A Maryland woman who claimed a $101,600 lottery jackpot said she used her lucky numbers, which came to her in a dream......

Classified Ads


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