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FenceTech 2012 - Blog         FenceTech 2012 Blog ...
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Booth #1025 - Ameristar Fence Products Ameristar Fence Products, the leading provider of perimeter fence solutions; recently acquired distribution and manufacturing rights to ATG Access, the leading provider of entry control barriers and bollards more

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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

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Industry News

Fence post drivers - LAMMA special?
FarmersWeekly - Dec 23, 2011
And among fencing contractors looking to put up a long run of fencing every day, self-propelled vehicles - usually tracked to cope with rough terrain....
Barrette Outdoor Living and SWP Announce Sales Partnership
BuildingOnline - Dec 20, 2011
CLEVELAND, OH -- Barrette Outdoor Living and SWP Industries, two leading northeast wood fence manufacturers in the industry, announce its business partnership effective December 1, 2011....
DeerControlFence Brings Sturdy Deer Control System
PR Urgent - Dec 30, 2011
Considering the million-dollar loss to farmers every year, Pro Fence LLC has come up with a sophisticated deer fencing system that will guarantee the full protection for your crops....
Royal Building Products closing Indiana plant
Plastic News - Dec 21, 2011
Royal Building Products plans to close its Milford, Ind., plant in March. The major extrusion firm, a subsidiary of Georgia Gulf Corp. of Atlanta, said it issued WARN notices on Dec. 13 to the approximate 70 employees in Milford. The site produces vinyl decking, fence and railing and was part of Georgia Gulf’s acquisition....

Decking Industry News

The Plastic Composite Lumber
Waste-Management-World  - Dec 25, 2011
What is it?Envision stepping barefoot onto what appears to become a redwood deck in 100 diploma climate and but your feet are comfy. No splinters, no slipping, no warping - all of this due to the fact you occur to be standing on plastic lumber....

Fence Contractors in the News

Building begins for dog park
Rocklin Placer Herald  - Dec 21, 2011
On Monday, crews from Arrow Fence Company began digging the holes for the fence, which will encompass 1,294 linear feet for the dog playground. There will also be concrete areas for a dog wash...
Local carpenter makes beautiful crosses - Dec 21, 2011
Billy Raymer provides just that. He is a local cabinet maker and fence builder but he uses the left over materials to design crosses. He uses all kinds of wood, fence pickets, barbed wire, gate operator chains..

Local Government Issues

State's cable-barrier system working; cost holds back some installations
Evansville Courier & Press - Dec 28, 2011
PEVANSVILLE — The Indiana Department of Transportation installs steel cable barriers along the medians of divided highways, such as interstates, to save lives by preventing vehicles ....
Parliament Hill barricades to cost $9M - Dec 29, 2011
Parliament Hill is stepping up security in 2012, with $9 million in security upgrades planned for its entrance gates....
$7 million fences along Garden State Parkway puzzle motorists and South Jersey officials
Press of Atlantic City - Dec 25, 2011
Much like the clear-cutting of 34 miles of trees on the Garden State Parkway earlier this year, the construction of 15 miles of security fencing around bridges has puzzled officials and annoyed motorists....
UDOT testing new snow fence in Eagle Mountain area
Daily Herald - Dec 26, 2011
EAGLE MOUNTAIN -- The Utah Department of Transportation is testing a new type of snow fencing on State Road 73....
Fences being replaced along I-5 near Albany
Gazette Times - Dec 30, 2011
ALBANY - A contractor for the Oregon Department of Transportation is replacing right-of-way fence along a four-mile stretch of Interstate 5 near Albany....

Community Issues

New fencing will defuse bike path ‘bombing zone’ - Jan 3, 2012
The city says it will build a fence to stop brick-tossing teens from pelting cyclists riding along a popular Fort Greene bike route — ...
Fence goes up, fears grow
London Free Press - Dec 28, 2011
A union leader fears violence after a Caterpillar subsidiary erected a fence Wednesday around London's Electro-Motive plant and workers scrambled to hold a strike vote...
Fence cuts off shortcut for firefighters
NW Times - Dec 27, 2011
CEDAR LAKE | Plans for a fence along a right of way on Hanover Community School Corp. property are not good news for the Fire Department, Chief Todd Wilkening told the Town Council recently...
Donated fence piece to be used at Dickson Cemetery
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle - Dec 26, 2011
Maybe it was just the time of the season, or maybe it was just coincidence, but whatever the case, Allen McCampbell is glad to have a section of fence to once again encircle an historic cemetery on his Houston County farm....
New fence blocks off popular walking trail
Guelph Mercury - Dec 26, 2011
ERIN — A new fence erected by the County of Wellington is frustrating dog walkers and trail runners, forcing them to take a different route from the popular hilltop path....


Stolen Fences

My security gates didn't deter metal thieves - Jan 3, 2012
With 1,000 incidents reported every week, metal theft is now one of Britain’s fastest-growing industries, its value – incredibly – rapidly approaching £1 billion a year....

Fencing and Airports

Businesses, pilots upset over new fence at airport
Northern Colorado - Dec 27, 2011
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Grand Junction airport officials say a new security fence at the city's airport is needed in order meet federal security standards for airports providing commercial air service....
Fence beside airstrip at root of dispute
San Antonio Express-News - Dec 28, 2011
ZUEHL — A fence erected in 2008 beside a rural airfield here in southwest Guadalupe County has spurred a rash of lawsuits, the latest of which accuses dozens of county officials of engaging in organized crime...

Fence Disputes

Rochester man convicted of insurance fraud in fence case
Foster's Daily Democrat - Dec 24, 2011
DOVER — Attorney General Michael A. Delaney and Insurance Commissioner Roger A. Sevigny announced Friday the conviction of Can C. Duong of Rochester for the crime of insurance fraud. ...
Gretna fence squabble continues in bitter fashion
Times Picayune - Jan 2, 2012
The city of Gretna's simmering dispute with a local lawyer over the removal of a fence from his home is heating up again after the homeowner came up with a novel idea for a replacement. ...

Fences and Animals

Solar fencing to stop man-elephant conflict
Jan 1, 2012 - Jan 1, 2012
Odisha government has decided to make solar fencing in Ganjam to arrest increasing man-elephant conflicts in Ganjam districte..
No security changes at L.A. Zoo after woman hops elephant fence
Los Angeles Times - Dec 28, 2011
The Los Angeles Zoo said it had no plans to increase security at the elephant exhibit a day after a determined visitor climbed over multiple barriers and petted the pachyderms...


Prison fence issue returns for Shakopee
Shakopee Valley News - Dec 30, 2011
A fence with barbed wire encircles the water tower across from the state women’s prison in Shakopee. A plain chain-link fence lines the Catholic cemetery...

Pool Safety

Pool fence fracas
llawarra Mercury - Dec 31, 2011
Wollongong City Council has threatened Mangerton grandfather Peter Abba with a $1.1 million fine after accusing him of having an unsafe pool, despite it being surrounded by a 1.5m fence with two locked gates...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence becomes art medium
Yuma Sun - Dec 26, 2011
SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Son. — A group of Mexican artists have made a statement about border issues and world affairs in a series of mural they recently painted on the south side of the fence between this city and San Luis..
New fencing doesn’t stop illegal crossings
Pittsburg Post-Gazzete - Jan 1, 2012
Wildlife: Border fences more effective against wildlife than illegal immigrants.....
New fencing doesn’t stop illegal crossings
Daily Herald - Jan 1, 2012
CALEXICO, Calif. -- A decade ago, when illegal immigration from Mexico was at an all-time high, this stretch of border was as good a place as any to sneak into the United States.....


Security fence to be built along Jordan border
Jpost - Jan 1, 2012
When fence along Egypt border complete, work to begin on new fence to prevent migrant workers, refugees from entering; record number of "infiltrators" arrived in December.....


Weird News

Man tries to use $1M bill at Walmart - Jan 2, 2012
Police say a North Carolina man insisted he could pay for his vacuum cleaner and microwave oven with a $1-million bill....

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