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FenceTech 2014 - Blog         FenceTech 2014 Blog ...
Fencetech is coming to Las Vegas in March. 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 #1860 - Fencing Adhesives Manufacturer T. Christy Enterprises to Exhibit at Fencetech: T. Christy Enterprises will showcase their popular line of vinyl fencing adhesives at Fencetech 2014.more

Booth #114 - Renew Crew Offers Fence Tech Attenders The Opportunity To Grow Their Businesses And Cash In On The Fence Cleaning Industry more

Industry News

Enduris® Launches New Endwood® Fence With an Industry First 30 Year Fade and Stain Warranty; Get a First Peak and Join Us at Booth #C7543 at IBS in Vegas, Feb 4-6, 2014
PRWeb - Feb 4, 2014
Enduris®, a leading manufacturer of PVC decking, railing and fencing, has just launched Endwood Fence, a capped cellular PVC fencing unlike any other fence system. Endwood’s revolutionary new design is aimed at dealers and homeowners who appreciate long lasting, enduring outdoor products which add curbside appeal and value to the home....
Writing the Book on Automatic Driveway Gates
Press Release - Feb 4, 2014
Seattle, Washington – February 5, 2014 – Automatic Gate Resource Center (AGRC) has written the book on automatic gates. Published on January 31st on, Automatic Driveway Gates: Budgeting, Designing, Maintaining, and Installing is a primer on gates for consumers and new fence and gate professionals alike...
ATG Access predicts continued Middle East growth
Construction Week Online - Feb 4, 2014
ATG Access is forecasting a greater percentage of work in the Middle East than back in the company’s native United Kingdom. Europe’s largest designer, manufacturer and supplier of anti-ram, access control and high security vehicle barrier systems, has grown its annual turnover from £2.5mn to £20mn over the last 10 years...
Sochi Olympics - Many Concerned About Security as SSI Announces More Sales to Stadiums and Venues of the Portable Vehicle Barrier
PRWeb - Feb 8, 2014
With the Sochi Olympics on everyone's mind and threats of attacks, many are concerned about Security for the events and athletes. "We are very proud that our Portable Vehicle Barrier answers the need of protecting crowds and venues from either intentional hostile vehicles or accidentally dangerous vehicles," ..
New fence comes out of bad times
ABC Rural - Feb 4, 2014
The effects of extreme weather and feral animals have prompted one rural equipment designer to create stronger, cheaper fencing. Gary Briggs has invented a fencing machine he says allows a two-man team to erect six kilometres of electrified fence in one day..

Decking Industry News

New Fiberon Good Life™ Decking Offers Unbeatable Performance for Homeowners Weighing Wood and Composite Options
Business Wire  - Feb 4, 2014
Fiberon®, a leading manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing products, announces its new Fiberon Good Life™ decking line. Available this month, Good Life will provide more homeowners the benefits of low-maintenance decking...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fencing world record stapled
Sun Live  - Feb 4, 2014
Taumarunui fencers Bill Brewer and Simon Green have set a world record of 11 minutes and 38 seconds for stapling 30 battens on a nine-wire fence at the inaugural Fairbrother Speed Fencing Challenge...
Three married couples are banned from boardrooms
Belfast Telegraph  - Feb 4, 2014
Three married couples whose respective companies collapsed owing millions of pounds have been given boardroom bans for misconduct as directors. Husband and wife bosses of a fencing company in Co Londonderry...

Fences and Weather

Fence sales up following sustained bad weather
Horticulture Week - Feb 4, 2014
Fence sales have risen following the recent bad weather, suppliers report. Forest Garden said it has had a "great start to the season" that has been the best since 2007, when bad weather and an international wood shortage led to retailers running out of fence panels....

Local Government Issues

Building new fences to keep deer off interstates
WEAR-TV - Feb 10, 2014
FLORIDA -- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are 1.5 million car accidents involving deer per year....
Camp Pendleton installing perimeter fencing along base's Southern border
Marine Press Release - Feb 10, 2014
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Camp Pendleton is installing an eight feet tall perimeter fence on its Southern border that is adjacent to the North Oceanside Terrace neighborhood....
Fences on Ontario Ridge trail must be removed, officials say
san luisobispom - Jan 31, 2014
Mr. Landrieu, tear down this fence. I am speaking, of course, of the fence that has spanned the end of Newcomb Boulevard at Freret Street for the past several years. The installation of the fence was approved by the city at the behest of Newcomb’s well-heeled,...

Community Issues

Should We Build a Fence Around the Echo Park Lake Playground?
LAist - Feb 9, 2014
An Echo Park parents group has started a petition to build a fence around the playground near Echo Park Lake. As with the lake it’s by, the playground has undergone a stunning rehabilitation and is popular with local families...
Owen Courreges: Selling New Orleans to the wealthiest, one fence at a time - Jan 31, 2014
Mr. Landrieu, tear down this fence. I am speaking, of course, of the fence that has spanned the end of Newcomb Boulevard at Freret Street for the past several years. The installation of the fence was approved by the city at the behest of Newcomb’s well-heeled,...

AG Fencing

Fence to protect Williams River
Dungog Chronicle - Feb 10, 2014
HUNTER Water will safeguard the quality of the region’s drinking water by building a 24-kilometre fence along either side of the Williams River to prevent cattle from entering the water....
Twelve top tips for perfect fencing
FarmersWeekly - Feb 10, 2014
Fencing manufacturer Tornado has given us a few top tips for how to get your wire tight, your posts straight and which type of wire and staples to pick for the perfect fencing job....

Fences and Schools

Concerns arise over new security fences around portable schools in Knox Co.
Newmarket News - Feb 4, 2014
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - 6 News is learning that several Knox County Schools are installing new security measures, including fencing around portable classrooms....


Stolen Fence

Electric fence thefts in Worlington linked by police
Cambridge-News - Feb 10, 2014
Electric fence equipment worth around £200 has been stolen during the latest of a spate of thefts in Worlington. Police are appealing for information about a theft which took place between 3am and 7am on February 7, in a field off Mildenhall Road...
Rural Watch warning after electric fence theft
Knutsford Guardian - Feb 5, 2014
KNUTSFORD Rural Watch is warning farmers to be on the lookout after an electric fence was stolen from farmland near the A556. Jane Thirsk, Watch Officer, said: “The cost of replacing this unit is approximately £200 but the aggravation of such an item being stolen far out ways it’s monitory value....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Contract award 'imminent' for virtual border fence
Tucson News Now  - Feb 7, 2014
We could be just days away from finding out who will build a new and supposedly improved version of the virtual border fence. A Customs and Border Protection spokesperson said a contract award is imminent for the Integrated Fixed Tower Program. ....

Wierd News

The 13 Weirdest Things in the SkyMall Catalogue
Huffington Post - Feb 5, 2014
Whenever I'm at the airport, I get this weird urge to improve myself. Fresh from my full-body TSA massage, I snub the smutty gossip rags at Hudson News in favor of The Economist and The New Yorker; then board my flight feeling oh-so-very-pleased with myself.....

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