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FenceTech 2010 - Blog
Fencetech is coming February to Orlando. Every year new products and promotions are introduced at the show. In this blog we will be looking at what will be happening at FenceTech.
Today we take a look at BD Loops at Booth #1505. BD Loops announces the release of a new 3/16” sealant tip to be used with major loop sealant brands. This is the first 3/16” sealant tip available on the market, installers will no longer be forced to use ¼” sealant tip for saw-cut applications ...
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Industry News

Turnstyle “Armless” Gate Openers ™ Now Available through Discount Fence Supply, Inc.
Press Release  - Jan 4, 2010
Discount Fence Supply, Inc. is the newest dealer of Turnstyle Enterprises’s revolutionary “Armless Gate Opening Systems ™” and has launched a new online store, GateOpener Supply, featuring the complete line of Turnstyle’s gate enhancing products..
BD Loops Voted No. 1 in Professional Door Dealer Magazine’s Best of Business Poll
Press Release  - Jan 4, 2010
PHOENIX – December 1, 2009 – Professional Door Dealer (PDD) magazine, the trusted and independent source of information for the garage door and access control industry, is pleased to announce that BD Loops has been voted No. 1 in the industry’s first-ever Best of Business dealers’ choice poll, in the category of Best Loop-Related Products .
U.S. Market for Fence, Deck & Rail Products, The ---Aarkstore Enterprise
PRMinds (press release)  - Jan 5, 2010
These are uncertain times in the housing and home improvement industry, especially for arenas that may be considered non-essential to consumers, such as fence, deck & rail (FDR) products. This all-new SBI report covers the market for residential FDR products made from wood, metal, vinyl, plastic and concrete..
Mace Security Products Becomes Exclusive Distributor of SabraFence(TM) Perimeter Detection Technology
RTTNews (press release)  - Jan 5, 2010
HORSHAM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mace Security International, Inc. ("Mace", "Corporation" or the "Company") (NASDAQ Global: MACE) today announced its subsidiary, Mace Security Products, Inc., has reached agreement with SabraFence Technologies Ltd. to become the exclusive North American distributor of SabraFence(TM) products...
FenceTech Blog
Press Release  - Dec 22, 2009
Here at Fenceweek we are starting a new blog in anticipation of FenceTech. So if you're exhibiting and launching a new product or just have a fun promotion, let us know what you'll be doing...

Decking Industry News

Fiber Composites changes name to Fiberon
Bizjournals.com  - Dec 29, 2009
New London decking-products manufacturer Fiber Composites has changed its name to Fiberon, giving the business the same moniker as its principal product...

Fence Contractors in the News

Georgia Fence Company Expands Atlanta Fence Market with New Website
PR Web (press release)  - Jan 2, 2010
FenceWorks of Georgia is expanding its Atlanta fence operations to areas outside of metro-Atlanta. This new 2010 business expansion is geared to service the ever growing North Georgia communities surrounding Atlanta. Even during the current economic downturn FenceWorks of Georgia has continued to grow their operations in the metro-Atlanta area. ...

Local Government Issues

Councils turn to internet to check on pool safety
Hastings Leader  - Dec 29, 2009
COUNCILS are using digital technology to ensure pool fences comply with safety standards. Web-based satellite systems such as Google Earth, Google Street View and popular real estate websites are being used to by local councils to check that pool barriers meet national safety regulations ...
Call for inquiry over fence plans
Henley Standard  - Dec 29, 2009
RESIDENTS are calling for a public inquiry into plans to graze cattle on Kingwood Common. It follows the decision by the Commons Conservators to submit the proposal to the secretary of state for approval...

Community Issues

Seeing Red Over a Big Pink Fence
NBC Connecticut  - Jan 4, 2010
They say good fences make good neighbors, but that might not be the case when the fence is bright pink. Steven Zaleta, of Roxbury, told the Waterbury Republican-American that he's furious about a 6-foot tall pink fence his neighbor put up just after Thanksgiving...
Landfill fences clean up the place
Journal-Advocate  - ?Jan 2, 2010
The addition of new wind fences to the Logan County Landfill recently have made a tremendous difference in the overall look of the place, according to Landfill Supervisor Matt Meusborn. The “fences” are made from old oilfield or gas pipe and are designed to alleviate the amount of paper that is blown around the landfill area...
Fence 'will make park look like prison camp'
Essex Echo  - Dec 30, 2009
CONCERNED residents fear plans to put up a 2m high metal fence around a Canvey caravan park will leave the view from their homes looking ...
North Pole rep puts fence around junk
KTUU  - Dec 31, 2009
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - State Rep. Tammie Wilson of North Pole has put a plywood fence around her property to comply with Fairbanks Borough code....


Stolen Fences

Detectives arrest man accused of stealing fencing
Ocala.com  - Dec 30, 2009
OCALA - A man accused of stealing 32 pieces of specialized galvanized fencing worth $6,000 was arrested by sheriff's detectives and charged with grand theft and commercial burglary.....

Community Fence Projects

Raising a fence for Mandy in Brockton
Wicked Local Brockton  - Jan 1, 2010
Rai and I are walking a lot, as Mandy just loves to be outside. We now realize that this special girl needs to have her own yard. The materials needed to fence in our yard are approximately $1,400 without labor. People have already offered to help put up the fencing and Brockton’s Home Depot is supporting us with the products...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fraser dingo fence has been breached
ABC Online  - Dec 29, 2009
The Fraser Island Association says part of the Eurong dingo fence has been breached and the animals could come into the island township. Association's president David Anderson, who lives in Eurong, says a dingo grid has been filled with sand for two months...

Schools and Fences

Students create Unity Fence
Tampa Tribune  - Jan 2, 2010
J.W. Mitchell High School art teachers Donna Fulton and Rick Fisher recently received a gift from the Sweet Pea Gallery in Tampa. One of the gallery's specialties is custom-painted ceiling fans, and the gallery gave several fan blades ...
School moves fence back eight metres
The Herald  - Dec 30, 2009
A SCHOOL has moved a controversial fence that it was ordered to pull down. Widewell Primary School lost a planning application in the summer and was ordered to remove a steel fence around its 4.7 hectares of playing fields ...


India completes fence construction on LoC
Press TV  - Jan 1, 2010
India completes the construction of a fence on the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan to control infiltration into the Himalayan region....


Wierd News

McNuggets shortage sparks drive-thru violence
Canoe, CA  - Jan 4, 2010
TOLEDO, Ohio — Police say a woman punched through a McDonald’s drive-through window because Chicken McNuggets weren’t available...

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