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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe January 28, 2014  
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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 # 870 - Fence Armor Fence Armor protects your fence posts from damage caused by powered trimmers and other lawn equipment. more

Booth # 1157 - Veka Outdoor Living Products Las Vegas is the destination... "Winning" as the Partner of Choice is the goal. VEKA Outdoor Living Products will once again showcase its PVC products to the fence, deck and railing industry at FENCETECHat Mandalay Bay Convention Center more

Industry News

D&D Technologies -- Introducing the new SureClose ReadyFit Gate Hinge-Closer
Press Release  - Jan 27, 2014
ReadyFit is our newest compact, heavy-duty, hydraulic, hinge-closer designed for commercial, industrial, residential and access control gates. Its external mounting brackets allow quick and easy alignment and installation. No need for drilling large holes in the post!....
Nationwide Industries recalls magnetic gate latches
UPI  - Jan 22, 2014
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Nationwide Industries of Tampa, Fla., is recalling 2,500 magnetic latches used around pools due to latch failures that leave gates unsecured, regulators said.....
Cartell gate openers now compatible with any solar automatic gate
PV-Magazine - Jan 24, 2014
Preferred Technologies Group, maker of Cartell gate openers and vehicle detection systems, is pleased to announce compatibility with any solar automatic gate opener.....
11 Myths About Electric Fences
Precision Pays - Jan 24, 2014
How many times have you heard that simply wearing shoes will prevent you from getting shocked from an electric fence? Well, it’s not the case.....

Decking Industry News

A.E.R.T. Will Feature the New MoistureShield Pro Decking Product Line at IBS
PRWeb  - Jan 28, 2014
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc., (A.E.R.T.), the world’s leader in innovative composite decking, is introducing new MoistureShield Pro capstock decking....
The North American Deck and Railing Association Launches 2-Day Educational Event
PRWeb  - Jan 25, 2014
The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) will host key educational event highlighting core building code courses and vendor training......
EMAG  - Jan 21, 2014
SCRANTON, Pa., Jan. 21, 2014 / – For the third year in a row, AZEK Deck has earned the top spot in the category of “Quality” in BUILDER Magazine’s 2014 Brand Study – besting all other brands in the Composite/PVC Decking category.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Fencing nails it as firm fixture
Gisborne Herald  - Jan 22, 2014
ORGANISERS of the new fencing competition at the Wairoa Agricultural and Pastoral Show last weekend are keen to make the event an annual fixture at the show.....
Salt bin saga concludes in Memphis
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers  - Jan 27, 2014
Great Lake Fence Company of Detroit offered a quote of $2,450, Sterling Fence, of St. Clair Shores quoted $2,380 and Nationwide Construction, of Chesterfield ......
Man Killed In Industrial Accident Off Lebanon Road
Newschannel5  - Jan 27, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An employee of a local fence company was killed while trying to buy pipe at a wholesale supply business. The man, identified as 36-year-old Omar Badillo, had just purchased pipe at Capitol Wholesale Fence Company on 1200 Lebanon Pike Friday around 1:45 p.m......
Lakeland Man Arrested in September Death of Bicyclist
The Ledger  - Jan 23, 2014
LAKELAND | Toxicology reports showed a 75-year-old Lakeland man had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit in a September crash that killed 59-year-old Byers Levy as he rode his bicycle around Lake Hollingsworth, police said....


Local Government Issues

Some Carson Residents Oppose Proposed Ban On Chain-Link Fences
WPXI VIDEO - Jan 27, 2014
Just over five years ago our local county governments deemed that our old Gandy Bridge was too unsafe for public use. “It might not hold the weight of a firetruck that went to rescue someone”...
County commissioners, tear down that fence
WPXI VIDEO - Jan 27, 2014
( — Some Carson residents are against a new city Planning Commission proposal that would prohibit the use of chain-link fences in residential neighborhoods and business areas....
Fence fixed after keeping boulder off Route 28 near Sharpsburgk
TribLive - Jan 22, 2014
A 2-ton rock that slid last week along Route 28 in Sharpsburg has been cleared and the fencing replaced to protect motorists from future falls.....
Watertown Files Lawsuit Over Controversial Fence
WWNY-TV VIDEO - Jan 23, 2014
The city of Watertown has made good on its promise - it has filed a lawsuit against Jacob Johnson, the owner of a controversial chain-link fence. The suit was filed Thursday in state Supreme Court.....

Community Issues

Acoustic sound barrier described as a prison for homeowners in Podsmead
Gloucester Citizen - Jan 24, 2014
RESIDENTS living in a small close in Podsmead have described a noise barrier next to their homes as being similar to the Berlin Wall.....
Pulte will move fences at closed golf course to enclose only lakes
Arizona Republic - Jan 24, 2014
Pulte Homes will pay to move chain-link fencing from the perimeter of the closed Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club that homeowners of adjacent properties say is unsightly and offensive, Mike Brilz, vice president of land development for the homebuilder’s Arizona Division, said Wednesday, Jan. 22......
City of Eugene erects fence around Whoville compound
Daily Emerald - Jan 24, 2014
A week after erecting “No Trespassing” signs around the homeless encampment of Whoville, the City of Eugene has put up a fence around the compound......
Help Puppy Dog Ranch construct a new fence
Silver City Sun-News - Jan 23, 2014
From Puppy Dog Ranch: Since the murder of Junior, who was the third rescued dog killed on Puppy Dog Ranch's private property, the Rescue is doing everything it can to protect the 25 rescued dogs currently residing at the Ranch from any potential harm......

Schools and Fences

Breaking gates can break MSU's bank
Standard Online - Jan 28, 2014
There’s only 10 of them on campus, but five of them break every month on average. They cost less than $100 to replace when they break, but it could be a day or two before they’re back....
Will additional fences keep students safe at school?
News 13 Orlando - Jan 27, 2014
MAITLAND -- Do you think more fencing around your child’s school could keep them safer? Right now that’s just one of several safety solutions Orange County school leaders are considering. ...
Parents want privacy fence to block sex offender's view of school
WFTV - Video - Jan 23, 2014
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A group of parents in Volusia County is stepping up its efforts to keep their children safe from a convicted sex offender who lives right next to Sugarmill Elementary School in Port Orange. ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Good fences make good neighbours in Kenya
Independent - Jan 27, 2014
How do we protect some of the world’s most wondrous creatures? As one group of conservationists in East Africa, we think we found at least part of the answer. ...
Angola: Electrified Fence Protects Turtle Egg-Laying Zone in Kissama Park
AllAfrica - Jan 25, 2014
The electrified fence placed across the coastal zone of Kissama National Park, in Luanda, by the Environment Ministry, is helping to prevent trespassers into the egg-laying zone of marine turtles, where one can currently find about 30 nests with hundreds of eggs.. ...


International Borders

Spain at the sharp end of migrant debate as controversial fencing ...
Irish Times - Jan 17, 2014
The border fence and a monitoring tower between Spain and Morocco in the ... Another is to scale the heavily guarded six-metre-high fences that separate ......

Wierd News

Gassy German Cows Blamed for Barn
ABC News - Jan 28, 2014
A herd of dairy cows nearly lifted the roof off their barn in central Germany when methane released by the animals caused an explosion.....

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