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FenceTech 2012 - Blog         FenceTech 2012 Blog ...
Fencetech is coming to Miami Beach. 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

Booth #1912 & #1812 - GTO Brings CCTV Security Surveillance Products to FENCETECH 2012 Gates That Open, LLC (GTO), is proud to announce their expansion into CCTV security and is offering security cameras and surveillance products through more

Booth #1115 – DoorKing and FenceTech 2012 in Miami Beach, FL Stop by the DoorKing booth (Booth #1115) at FenceTech 2012 in Miami Beach and let us show you some very exciting new products being introduced for 2012. Our revamped DC Operator swing gate product line. more

Booth #1340 - Aurora Deck Lighting to Introduce new Corona Recessed Riser Light at 2012 FenceTech Aurora Deck Lighting is pleased to be showcasing their newest riser lights at the 2012 FenceTech in Miami: Introducing the Corona Recessed Riser Light. . more

Booth #1343 - Information regarding Trex fencing Improved availability for Trex Seclusions fencing The popular and industry-leading Trex® Seclusions® composite fencing is now available for purchase nationally . more

Booth #718 - BD Loops The BD Loops booth will be filled with brand new and improved display boards showing how loops work, proper placement and size, and much more. Installers are encouraged to come and bring their questions for the loop experts . more

Booth #445 - Svalson AB - Easily Adjustable Windscreen Svalson AB in booth number #445 will be showing their new Café au Lä® is the easily adjustable windscreen for restaurant terraces. more

Booth #1462 - Vogel Tool & Die is making it even easier for fencers to produce their own pickets in-house, and even customize those pickets with unique designs.. more

Booth #721 - Nationwide Industries - Wildlife Solutions and Wood Caps - At Nationwide Industries, we are very excited to introduce an exciting new wildlife barrier system to the fence industry. more.
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Industry News

Physical Security and Access Control Systems for Buildings Market Returns to Growth in 2010
arcweb  - Dec 15, 2011
The commercial Physical Security and Access Control (PS-AC) systems for buildings market suffered like most other industries during the economic downturn, but it appears the market is on the path towards recovery....
Electric security fencing saves user £50k a year
Securitypark  - Dec 17, 2011
Thanks to Harper Chalice 's latest electric security fence technology, PulseSecure system, Newport Caravans mentions that it is saving at least £50,000 a year....
Innovation to be found beyond the electric fence
Waikato Times  - Dec 19, 2011
Gallagher Group is one of the most enduring brands in New Zealand's agricultural sector, but its conservative image disguises a culture of innovation, says the company's general manager of research and development, Rob Heebink....
Zareba High Tensile Fencing
Farm and Ranch Guide - Dec 14, 2011
Woodstream Corporation now offers high tensile fencing to safely contain livestock, while keeping unwanted predators, deer or other wild animals out. This affordable electric fencing is easy to maintain and can last more than 40 years....
Parking Control System Efficiently Takes Care of All Your Parking Control Needs
PR Safe - Dec 14, 2011
Toronto, Canada - GAO RFID Inc. ( is offering an embedded parking control solution which is a fully standalone system with no networking or programming needed. This embedded parking control system is reliable, ....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Sponsors Architectural Digest's AD Oasis @ The Raleigh
Sacramento Bee - Dec 15, 2011
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, helped transform the iconic Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach into a luxurious retreat for the artists, designers and collectors attending Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. ...
TimberTech Adds Three Natural Color Choices to Earthwood Evolutions Composite Decking Line
Building Online - Dec 13, 2011
Earlier this year, TimberTech introduced their first capped composite decking product, Earthwood Evolutions, to critical acclaim with their Tropical Collection. Now, they've added three new colors - Brick, Slate and Brownstone - as part of their Earthwood Evolutions Natural Collection. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Records: Couple OKs checks to son's firm for RRISD fence work  - Dec 17, 2011
A signature and initials on River Road Independent School District purchase orders totaling more than $66,800 were penned by two people familiar to fencing company owner Steven Beck: his parents...
Long® Fence Supports Our Troops During Two Holiday Events  - Dec 16, 2011
Washington, DC, December 16, 2011 --( Long® Fence is honored to provide support for two military events during this holiday season—the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign...
Florida fence company, Liberty Fencing, announces that, due to growing demand, the company has now expanded to increase services in Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres,..

Local Government Issues

Council backs off on pool fencing
Fond du Lac Reporte  - Dec 17, 2011
Owners in Fond du Lac of large, inflatable swimming pools can decide for themselves whether to put up fencing around the structures. Fencing will not be required by the City of Fond du Lac...
Somerset M5 death-site safety fence 'too risky' to install
BBC - Dec 20, 2011
A new safety fence on the M5 in Somerset where a man fell to his death six years ago would be too risky to install, the Highways Agency has said....
Vestal considers fences for abandoned homes
YNN  - Dec 17, 2011
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Homes such as this property in Twin Orchards suffered severe structural damage during the September floods. But the Town of Vestal says many homeowners have not done their legal duty to make those homes safe....
Workers begin fence installation around Allentown hockey arena site
The Express Times  - Dec 13, 2011
Workers today began installing construction fencing around the future Allentown hockey arena site....
Downtown gets highway splash, safety fencing
Rapid City Journal  - Dec 17, 2011
BELLE FOURCHE - It took less than a month after the new five-lane U.S. Highway 85 was officially reopened through Belle Fourche in December of 2010 before downtown businessmen started calling the local office of the South Dakota Department of Transportation office....


Community Issues

Good news, bad news for fence project
Evening Observe  - Dec 20, 2011
SILVER CREEK - In its quest to seek community support for its fence project, members of the Hanover Little League Fence Project Committee attended the Silver Creek Village Board meeting Monday...
James Murphy calls fences unsightly  - Dec 13, 2011
A pair of new silver chain-link fences on Middle and Winter streets near a roadway-widening project is being called eyesores by Democratic state Rep. James Murphy of Weymouth...
Funding for new church fence in Park Gate
Gazette Daily  - Dec 14, 2011
Roman Catholic worshippers in Park Gate have been awarded funding to buy a new fence surrounding their church....
Group seeks to preserve fence
Bethany Beach Wave  - Dec 17, 2011
GROTONS -- If it hadn't been for the quick action of Mark Fisher and Frank Young, a valuable piece of Presbyterian Church history would have probably ended up stolen by thieves and ended up in a junk yard smelter....
Trew: As sure as fences break, we'll still need barbed wire -  - Dec 18, 2011
A visitor to the Devil’s Rope Museum said, “Today, with all the ranges and farms already fenced there is probably not much demand for barbed wire.” I explained most barbed wire fences last only about 30 to 35 years before needing replacement....

Stolen Fences

Two Suspected Fence Stealers Arrested
KHTS Radio  - Dec 19, 2011
Two men have been taken into custody for allegedly stealing fencing materials from a Vasquez Canyon homeowner Monday afternoon.....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Wildlife making use of new underpass to help them negotiate Wyoming highway safely
The Republic  - Dec 18, 2011
Mong would like to see four more miles of deer proof fencing installed and five underpasses built along this nine-mile stretch of Wyoming 789 to thoroughly safeguard the wildlife migration.....
Bears an issue in dump
White Court Star  - Dec 18, 2011
One of the suggestions to keep the bears away is to erect an electric fence around the dump, which would come at a cost of about $60,000.....

Schools and Fences

Fencing Goes Up Around Hazardous School Site
KCRA3  - Dec 18, 2011
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) -- A 6-foot chain-link security fence was installed Friday morning around the former Harmon Johnson Elementary School in North Sacramento....

USA Mexico Border Fence

State border security committee to get update on border fence
Arizona Capitol Times  - Dec 13, 2011
A special committee of the Arizona Legislature devoted to examining border security will meet Dec. 20 to get an update on a project to build additional fences near the state’s border with Mexico through donations....
A new fence goes up in Friendship Park, blocking U.S. access to Monument 258
San Diego CityBEAT  - Dec 18, 2011
YSince 2008, the Department of Homeland Security has built a double border fence and increased security at Friendship Park and the surrounding Border Field State Park, limiting access to the monument there—Monument 258—and preventing people from getting too close to the primary border fence. ...

Weird News

U.K. store sells out of reindeer pate - Dec 19, 2011
An animal-rights group's campaign to rid the shelves of U.K. grocery store Harvey Nichols of reindeer pate has backfired -- the store has now sold out of the canned delicacy....

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