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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 #114 - Renew Crew - "Keep Those Hard-Earned Customers Returning Year After Year" more

Booth # 1111 - CM Steel "The Removable Fence Panel"CM Steel, a leading innovator of new vinyl products, has come up with a way to remove a fence section in two easy steps. more

Booth #227 - Eagle Access Control Systems Ipad Mini givaways and free masaagesmore

Industry News

New LokkLatch® Magnetic Gate Hardware From CertainTeed Combines Security and Aesthetics with Motion Technology
Press Release  - Feb 20, 2014
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – New LokkLatch® Magnetic gate hardware from CertainTeed combines state-of-the-art technology with aesthetics for the ideal latching solution. A high-performance, premium addition to the Bufftech® vinyl fence product line....
Press Release  - Feb 23, 2014
Select Entry Systems (a division of Select Engineered Systems) a manufacturer of Access Control, Telephone Entry and Intrusion Detection Systems has launched its new website The website has been updated with animproved look and an emphasis on navigation simplicity, access of information, & visual identity through its user-friendly interface....
ActiveYards Launches New Website for Fencing Solutions
Building Online  - Feb 23, 2014
CLEVELAND, OH -- ActiveYards is pleased to announce the launch of their new and improved website, The modern layout and design is built exclusively with the consumer in mind. ActiveYards strives to provide well-defined solutions for each and every homeowner, and the new website does just that....
Job fears Search for new owner as barrier company hits crisis point
Bristol Post  - Feb 23, 2014
THE future of a Bristol firm that specialises in building security barriers is looking bleak after the administrators were called in. Family-run Avon Barriers installed its automated barriers outside prestigious buildings and embassies across the world....
Forest Garden recruits 100 workers to meet rising fencing demand
Timber Trades Journal - Feb 24, 2014
Soaring demand for replacement fence panels and sheds due to this winter’s exceptionally high wind levels has led major timber garden products producer Forest Garden to recruit more than 100 extra workers....

Decking Industry News

BlueLinx First Company to Join Fiberon Network of Wood-Alternative Decking Distributors in 2014
Business Wire  - Feb 23, 2014
NEW LONDON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BlueLinx Corporation becomes the latest distributor to join the growing Fiberon® channel network. Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of wood-alternative and composite decking, railing and fencing products,....

Fence Companies in the News

Kiddieland memories revived by fence project
Duncan Banner  - Feb 23, 2014
But the woman from Ameristar, the company building the fence, wasn’t the only person who felt compelled to help with the project. Thornton said the project took on a life of its own as people, organizations and businesses gave to the project. The project we so well-received, it even won the Community Improvement Award ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Wood Fence Builder Expands Services to Richardson, TX
PR Newswire  - Feb 25/ 2014
RICHARDSON, Texas, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Premier fence builder, North Texas Fence and Deck, now offers wooden fence installation and repair service to the Richardson, TX and surrounding north Dallas area....
Hold'em Fence Company Chooses Council Grove as New Home
Emporia Gazette  - Feb 18, 2014
In a joint announcement by John White, President of the Greater Morris County Development Corporation (GMDC) — and Yachal Benedick, with Hold’em Fence Company — it is reported that the Hold’em Fence Company will be moving from its current location north of Alta Vista ....
Natural Enclosures, in McDonough GA, Recently Celebrated the Grand Opening of Their New Location
PR Web  - Feb 18, 2014
McDonough GA Fence Company, Natural Enclosures, recently celebrated the grand opening of their new store, located at 101 Jonesboro Road, McDonough, GA 30253. The grand opening held on February 1st was attended by a large number of Natural Enclosure customers, employees, families and friends. ....

Local Government Issues

Close Fence-gate
Watertown Daily Times - Feb 23, 2014
All rebellions must come to an end. Since last summer, Jacob S. Johnson of Watertown has battled to maintain the fence he had installed on his Mullin Street property. The black chain-link fence encloses improvements he made to his side yard. ....
Plan for Sherman Hills fence approved
Citizens Voice - Feb 20, 2014
The proposed gated community at the Sherman Hills Apartments is a go. The Wilkes-Barre City Planning Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to surround the controversial complex with a fence with only two points of entry,....
Commission denies request for 20-foot fence along Bank Street
Salisbury Post - Feb 18, 2014
SALISBURY — Although members were sympathetic to the request, the Historic Preservation Commission denied a petition to build a 20-foot tall wooden fence along the property line at 220 E. Bank St. at Monday’s meeting.....
Controversy over Hutch man’s fence - Feb 23, 2014
A Hutchinson man has been battling the city for more than a year over his fence he built. Greg Clark was going to court because the city said he actually had two front yards and the fence had to be torn down.....


Community Issues

Snow fence or no fence in Lancaster County
Lancaster Online - Feb 21, 2014
Scott Tanguy, PennDOT’s county maintenance officer, says the state had not been using snow fencing for some time when he began working in Lancaster County 28 years ago. He estimates that the practice ended in the late 1970s or early ‘80s. ....
School district installs fence to help prevent deadly accidents
Fox San Antonio - Feb 22, 2014
SAN ANTONIO -- A young high school student was nearly killed while trying to cross a busy street. But her school district is now taking steps to keep students safe.....
Fencing to be replaced along lower half of Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club
Rancho Santa Fe Review - Feb 18, 2014
The Rancho Santa Fe Association will soon begin replacing 7,000 linear feet of fencing along the lower half of the RFS Golf Club’s golf course. At its Feb. 6 meeting, the board approved $44,100 for the work, which is expected to begin next month......
Fencing to spoil beauty
The Daily Star - Feb 23, 2014
The Parliament Secretariat has embarked on a plan to cage the Sangsad Bhaban complex with iron fence to “ensure security”. Public Works Department is implementing the project in which 8.5-foot high iron fences would be set up on three sides of the complex -- South Plaza and the lawns in the east and the west -- replacing an existing four-foot high barrier.....

AG Fencing

Cattle in Avadi electrocuted by fence on private land
FarmingUK  - Feb 24, 2014
The carcasses of three cows and a bull have been found at Kannapallyam village near Avadi. According to Blue Cross officials, the cattle could have been electrocuted while trying into enter private property....

Fences and Neighbors

There’s no need to mend fences
Kansas City Star  - Feb 22, 2014
What standing does a provincial journalist have to quarrel with the most beloved of American poets? No standing, I freely confess. And yet as a scribbler who writes from his own experience and is paid by the word,...

Fences and NASCAR

Daytona practice crash damages fence, forces drivers to backups
USA Today  - Feb 19, 2014
A Daytona International Speedway official said the fence performed as it was designed to do. A cable and some mesh fencing was replaced. No fans were injured,...


Intricate designs, darker colors are leading in fencing styles
Standard-Examiner  - Feb 24, 2014
Fences may have a traditional duty for homeowners -- boxing in someone's house -- but fences are now trending toward complementing a home with darker colors and intricate designs, or blending into the landscape...


Staff Dismissal Due to Bulgarian-Turkish Border Fence Scams  - Feb 19, 2014
A number of Bulgaria's Defense Ministry and Interior Ministry administrative employees are up for dismissal due to Bulgarian-Turkish border fence cost miscalculations. ...
600 km of Razor Wire Needed for Bulgarian-Turkish Border Fence  - Feb 18, 2014
The 30 km fence at the border between Bulgaria and Turkey will require 600 km razor wire, 12 000 posts, 4 000 m³ concrete and 30 km chain-link fence....
Malaysia-Thai border security fencing to be upgraded
The Borneo Post  - Feb 22, 2014
PADANG BESAR: The old wire fencing marking the Malaysia-Thailand border will soon be replaced with that of better quality in efforts to control and prevent trespassing. Anti-Smuggling Unit (UPP) director-general Datuk Ab Rahim Ismail said the Home Ministry gave priority to this to ensure safety at the border....

Wierd News

Hot for 'Frozen,' Ohio Reporter's Parody a Hit
ABC News - Feb 23, 2014
A Cincinnati traffic reporter has gained national attention for his dramatic on-air parody of a Disney movie song.....

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