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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

Barrette Outdoor Living Acquires Alumi-Guard Inc.
Market Wired  - Feb 12, 2014
Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc. (BOL) announces the acquisition of Alumi-Guard, Inc., located in Brooksville, Florida. This acquisition will allow Barrette to expand their manufacturing and logistics presence within a strategic manufacturing and marketing location. In turn, Alumi-Guard will benefit from Barrette's manufacturing and capital infrastructure and incomparable resources in order to pursue their rapid growth plans.....
A-1 Fence Company Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award  - Feb 13, 2014
A Jacksonville fence manufacturer faces the possibility of multiple federal fines following an investigation into the death of a worker in August.....
Fencing that will never rot
Premier Construction News  - Feb 13, 2014
A typical fencing refurbishment budget including both maintenance and replacement will be in the region of £100,000 per annum, so anything that will significantly reduce these recurring maintenance costs is cause for celebration.....
Cartell Gate Openers Are Compatible With Any Solar Automatic Gate Opener
PRWeb  - Feb 11, 2014
The GateMate (CP-3) has the lowest current draw in standby than any other free exit system on the market. It requires just 90-150 Microamps in standby. That’s 85-90% lower current draw than its closest competition.....

Decking Industry News

Cherry Forest Products Becomes Sole Distributer of Novawood Ash Decking in North America
PRWeb  - Feb 16, 2014
Cherry Forest Products is proud to become the sole distributer of Novawood Ash Decking products in North America effective January 1st, 2014...

Fence Contractors in the News

A-1 Fence Company Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award  - Feb 17, 2014
MILWAUKEE, WI, February 17, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A-1 Fence Company has earned the service industry's coveted Angie's List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013....
QS Fencing Vancouver Now Offers Customized Automatic Gates for Its Clients  - Feb 11, 2014
QS Fencing Vancouver, a fencing company, has recently launched its brand new range of automatic gates for Vancouver clients. The company will now install automatic gates for its clients. If the need arises...

Local Government Issues

Carson shelves proposal to ban chain-link fences
Daily Breeze - Feb 12, 2014
The city’s Planning and Environmental commissions have voted unanimously to shelve a controversial proposal to rid the city of chain-link fences.....
Year-long fence flap ends with expert opinion
Seacoastonline - Feb 14, 2014
PORTSMOUTH — After more than a year of debate about the historic significance of a fence removed from the front of a South End home, the Historic District Commission reversed course Wednesday by voting to allow the property to remain fenceless.....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Franklin Lakes to consider law banning new spiked fences - Feb 13, 2014
PFranklin Lakes – Trying to find a solution to deer impalements in the borough, officials appear to be straddling the fence between animal protection and practicality...
Montana FWP considers fencing, killing elk to protect cattle
Missoulian - Feb 14, 2014
PORTSMOUTH — After more than a year of debate about the historic significance of a fence removed from the front of a South End home, the Historic District Commission reversed course Wednesday by voting to allow the property to remain fenceless.....
12 deer stuck at Sellafield face death by firing squad: Over 1,500 people sign petition calling for animals to be freed
Daily Mail - Feb 16, 2014
They are not the usual sort of people to be found protesting outside a nuclear plant. But when the Sellafield reprocessing site in Cumbria declared it would cull 12 deer caught on its land, ...
Tru-Test electric fencing: Controlling wildlife damage; keeping livestock in
The Prairie Star - Feb 13, 2014
When producers need to build a new fence or replace an existing one, an electric fence is often a better fit than traditional fencing for many producers according to Larry Feight, who represents the Tru-Test Group....

Community Issues

Oklahoma City finds solution to tiff over Scout-built fence - Feb 13, 2014
Marilyn Long stands inside the fence Eagle Scouts built to protect the community garden behind the Northeast Resource Center Wednesda....
Cape May wants newer, nicer water tower fence
Press of Atlantic City - Feb 13, 2014
CAPE MAY — City officials are looking into whether the federal government will allow a more classic wrought-iron fence to replace the chain-link and barbed-wire one put around the Madison Avenue water tower after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks....
After a mix-up, officials order the removal of Ontario Ridge fences
New Times - Feb 13, 2014
Late on Feb. 7, San Luis Obispo County officials and their counterparts at the Coastal Commission came to an agreement about the legality of fences and signs blocking access to a popular hiking trail on Ontario Ridge.....

Weather and Fences

Has your fence survived? High winds wreak havoc through
Bucks Herald - Feb 17, 2014
Strong winds of up to 55mph tore through Bucks over the weekend, blowing down more than 130 trees, scores of fences, lifting up a marquee and wedging a trampoline between a home and a shed.....



In fences and renos, you get what you pay for
Toronto Star - Feb 13, 2014
It’s all too easy to get caught up in spring renovation fantasies at this time of the year. Call it dead-of-winter escapism. But don’t get too carried away with your DIY dreams,......
Repairing and Replacing Fence Posts
Mother earth News - Feb 14, 2014
Correcting Footing Failures If the posts have loosened or fallen out of plumb, it is likely due to a problem with the footing or backfill. Concrete footings can crack or heave, and a tamped earth-and-gravel footing can soften over time.....

Fences and Airports

Waukegan airport to use $461,000 grant on new fencing
Lake County News Sun  - Feb 17, 2014
There are two types of unauthorized creatures that officials at Waukegan National Airport would like to keep off their property: human beings and four-legged wildlife.....

Fences and Railroads

Canada’s hidden rail-safety crisis
Yahoo Eurosport UK (blog) - Feb 13, 2014
Over the last few weeks three people have been killed by trains in the Toronto area. They include a 19-year-old woman in Mississauga, a 23-year-old man in Oakville and a male teenager who was killed outside of Aurora.....

Fences and The Olympics

Russia’s dirty little secret: The Winter Olympics aren’t actually in Sochi
Yahoo Eurosport UK (blog) - Feb 13, 2014
After the opulent sporting venues, hundreds of box hotels, the freshly built amusement park, the new roads and train lines, the colorful, if questionable, brick boardwalk along the Black Sea, and the waterfront "McMansions" (strangely unoccupied) — after all of that — the first thing you notice in Adler are the fences....
Skier Narrowly Avoided Serious Injury When A Safety Fence Completely Failed
Business Insider - Feb 14, 2014
Much has been made about athlete safety at some of the venues for the Sochi Olympics, so it doesn't help when a skier crashes through a net that is designed keep competitors on the course.....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Senate panel OKs $30M for state “virtual fence”
Washington Times - Feb 17, 2014
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona House panel on Monday gave initial approval to a plan to spend $30 million to install 350 miles of “virtual fence” along the state’s southern border with Mexico.....

Wierd News

Runaway Snowball Slams into College Dorm
Huffington Post - Feb 14, 2014
Two math majors at Reed College lost control of a massive snowball that rolled into a dorm, knocking in part of a bedroom wall. There were no injuries, but college spokesman Kevin Myers said Friday it will cost $2,000 to $3,000 to repair the building.....

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