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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 #1080 - Automatic Gate Resource Center to Launch Membership Program At FenceTech 2014 on March 6-8 in Las Vegas, Automatic Gate Resource Center will launch a membership program where gate system installers, manufacturers, and distributors gain access to AGRC's gate professional community and education portal. more

Industry News

Leo Kirby Joins Ideal Aluminum Products as Director of Sales
Press Release - Jan 20, 2014
Deland, Florida –Michael Siegel and Doug Brady, owners of Ideal Aluminum Products, proudly announce that Leo Kirby has joined Ideal Aluminum Products as Director of Sales.....
Buckley Fence, LLC’s Newly Redesigned Website Provides an Improved Look at Products
Washington Post - Jan 21, 2014
Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Buckley Fence, LLC has put substantial time and energy into creating the world’s most innovative horse fencing systems, and now their newly redesigned website is showing them off. ...
Sonco Worldwide gets new chief executive and controlling shareholder
Washington Post - Jan 15, 2014
Fence manufacturer Son­co Worldwide said Wednesday that Stephen H. Greer had purchased a controlling stake in the company and had been named its chairman and chief executive. ......
Wolverhampton firm Zaun Fencing at international show in Dubai
Express & Star - Jan 20, 2014
A Midlands company that makes security systems is taking part in an international show in Dubai.....

Fence Contractors in the News

EINPresswire  - Jan 16, 2014
Rajul Patel, president and founder of Fence Outlet, Central Florida’s fencing experts, likes to point out that his company offers customers a variety of service extras and financing options that the national retail chains cannot......
A New Approach to Mending Fences
The Paper Magazine  - Jan 20, 2014
THE WOODLANDS, TX - The Woodlands is a beautiful community, and its buried utility lines and abundant greenspace are timeless. As it transitions from new builds to more mature houses, however, homeowners' decaying cedar fences are showing their agee......
Local companies donate new fence for Terra Linda High vegetable garden
Marin Independent Journal  - Jan 16, 2014
Terra Linda High School now has a fence made of sustainably harvested wood around its organic vegetable garden thanks to three local companies that donated time to build the fence......

Local Government Issues

Safety fencing stops massive boulder from crashing onto Route 28
WPXI VIDEO - Jan 15, 2014
PITTSBURGH — Safety fencing along Route 28 has proven it works after a massive boulder was stopped from crumbling onto the busy roadway. Channel 1....
Harbour security fence not impeding snow removal, mayor says
The Telegram - Jan 15, 2014
Mayor Dennis O’Keefe says the new harbour security fence has not hindered snow removal operations. “Over the past two weeks the city has removed upwards of 5,000 truckloads of snow from city streets,” O’Keefe said in a news release......
Security fence requests to keep sites safe
WPXI VIDEO - Jan 15, 2014
Young Shire Council has agreed to look at costs to fence and protect two of the town’s significant tourist attractions, Blackguard Gully and the Chinese Tribute Gardens.....

Community Issues

Volunteers fence open mine shafts
Havasu News - Jan 21, 2014
Havasu 4 Wheelers rolled out again last week continuing with their fourth season of fencing off dangerous open vertical-mine shafts to ensure the safety of other off-road enthusiasts kicking up dust in area deserts......
New fence around Md. pond after boy dies
WTOP - Jan 15, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Two days after a 10-year-old boy fell through the ice on a Gaithersburg storm water pond and died, Nikia Joines bemoaned the fact it had not been fenced off. That was before the Gaithersburg resident and some neighbors walked to the site and stopped short.....
Ohio State’s North Campus construction noise, fences bothering some
The Lantern - Jan 14, 2014
With construction on North Campus residence halls underway, some students have complained about the diminished number of open paths and voiced concerns about the noise level of the renovations...
Australia Needs To Work On Their Outfield Fence Construction Skills
Deadspin - Jan 15, 2014
Two different outfielders ran through the fence on back-to-back nights during a series between the Melbourne Aces and the Adelaide Bite this past weekend.....


New Haven’s Tweed Airport puts plan in motion to keep animals off runways
New Haven Register - Jan 15, 2014
NEW HAVEN >> Tweed New Haven Regional Airport is gearing up to begin construction on a new “wildlife hazard deterrent fence” to keep animals like the deer that was struck by a plane taking off on Sept. 20, 2012, off the runways....


Once Again, Dayton Asks the Legislature for Shakopee Prison Fence
Shakopee Patch - Jan 15, 2014
Gov. Mark Dayton is making another push for a fence around the Shakopee women’s prison. The $986 million bonding proposal that Dayton announced Wednesday contains nearly $5.4 million for a security perimeter fence at the prison....


Fence etiquette prevents disputes
Herald Standard - Jan 17, 2014
People fortunate enough to own their own plots of land often choose to fence in their pieces of paradise. Fences serve many purposes: to designate property boundaries, keep pets or children contained in a safe environment, corral livestock, offer privacy or add aesthetic appeal.....


Stolen Fences

Fencing stolen
Daily Sun - Jan 15, 2014
GRANDVIEW – Police in Grandview are asking anyone who has recently purchased chain link fencing or may have information regarding the theft of several hundred feet of six-foot fencing to contact police.....
Metal fence thief told to prepare for prison term
Huddersfield Examiner - Jan 15, 2014
An Elland man has been told to prepare himself for a prison sentence after a jury found him guilty of stealing metal fencing belonging to Network Rail. ......

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Border tunnels lesson: Fences make terrible security
WTOP - Jan 17, 2014
Tunnels are the smugglers’ answer to America’s expensive border fence. Don’t be surprised. Be informed — use the knowledge to make smarter choices.....

International Borders

Bulgaria Begins Construction of Border Fence with Turkey
Novinite - Jan 17, 2014
The construction of the wire fence at the Bulgarian – Turkish border will begin on January 20, Minister of Defense Angel Naydenov announced....

Wierd News

Colorado changes 'Mile 420' highway marker to stymie stoner heists
NBC News - Jan 12, 2014
A sign marking the mile 420 on a Colorado highway was replaced with one that reads "MILE 419.99" — after the old one was repeatedly stolen by weed-enthusiasts, according to the state’s transportation department.....

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