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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 #322 – BD Loops at FENCETECH ‘14 BD Loops will be teaching their popular “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” seminar at FENCETECH’14.more

Booth #1014 - Diablo Controls announcing their new DSP-13 Series "Mag Presence Detection System". Diablo Controls Inc. introduces the DSP-13 Series “Mag Presence Detection System”; comprised of the DSP-13M (Master) and the DSP-13S (Sensor). more

Booth #767 - Innoplast, manufacturer of BollardGard Innoplast, manufacturer of BollardGard, is excited to be part of FenceTech again this year. Brooke Long will be on hand in booth 767 and would love the opportunity to help you with your bollard and bollard cover needs.more

Booth #123 - Wallace International We are excited to have two full scale operational gates in out booth, the FoldSmart SpeedGate and the Alpha Cantilever Slide Gate. Wallace will have technicians’onsite to answer questions. .more

Industry News

Press Release  - Mar 2, 2014
ASTM International Committee F14 on Fences will be meeting on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 9:00 am – 4:45 pm in the Coral AB Meeting Room in the North Convention Center at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center....
Linear Announces Webinar: Local SEO Fundamentals for Dealers
Press Release  - Feb 25, 2014
The free webinar will educate dealers about local search engine optimization (SEO) strategies to increase website traffic, build quality backlinks and organically grow their business....
Diablo Controls, Inc. introduces our new DSP-21 Directional Logic Counting Detector.
Press Release  - Mar 2, 2014
The DPS-21 was designed for the parking industry, can be easily retrofitted into existing locations, and is designed to operate utilizing a dual inductive loop configuration.....
D&D Technologies presents safer and new MagnaLatch Series 3 safety gate latches
Infolink - Press Release  - Feb 25, 2014
D&D Technologies presents the new MagnaLatch Series 3 child safety gate latches incorporating two new security benefits for even more safety...
BD Loops -- Everything You Need to Know about Loops Seminar at FenceTech 2014
Press Release  - Mar 1, 2014
(BD Loops will be teaching their popular “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” seminar at FENCETECH’14. Brian Dickson of BD Loops will be teaching the hour long crash course...
New Endwood® Ultra-Low Maintenance Cellular PVC Gate System from Enduris®
PRWeb - Press Release  - Mar 3, 2014
Enduris® has developed a new Low-Maintenance Cellular PVC Fence and Gate system that emulates all the things people love about wood—a rich, hand-stained look with rough-sawn texture and variegated woodgrain patterns— with an industry 1st 30-year fade and stain warranty....
Automatic Gate Resource Center Launches Education Portal, GateEd
Press Release  - Mar 3, 2014
Automatic Gate Resource Center (AGRC) has launched its education portal, dubbed GateEd, where professionals can acquire new skills and knowledge by completing online, video-based courses, assess their newly acquired knowledge...

Decking Industry News

UFPI to Distribute CAMO® Hidden Deck Fastening System for ProWood® Treated Decking
MarketWatch - Press Release  - Mar 4, 2014
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Mar 03, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Universal Forest Products, Inc. UFPI -1.07% is proud to announce a distribution agreement for the CAMO® Hidden Deck Fastening System, a product of National Nail Corp. (NNC).....
AZEK® Deck Adds XLM® Tropical and Natural Collections to Its Low-Maintenance PVC Deck Line
Press Release  - Mar 3, 2014
AZEK Building Products, a leader in premium, exterior, low-maintenance products, announces the addition of the XLM® Tropical and Natural Collections, each in three popular colors, to their line of PVC decking.....
Companies revamp efforts to mimic indoor living outdoors
Plastic News  - Feb 28, 2014
LAS VEGAS — TimberTech is promoting new decking colors and styles in its Earthwood Evolutions capped composite line, which the company says is the only fully encapsulated deck board......
Deck lawsuits against Azek consolidated in New Jersey
Plastic News  - Feb 28, 2014
Three lawsuits alleging PVC decks made by Azek Building Products and its parent company, CPG International, Inc., contain design and manufacturing defects and were deceptively marketed are being consolidated in New Jersey.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Just Metal Offering New Fence Repair Service
UK PRWeb  - Mar 2, 2014
Just Metal, the leading small metal fabrications and fitting firm in Surrey, is pleased to announce that they now provide a repair and replace service for railings and gates....
Miller's Vinyl Fencing is Chamber's Small Business of the Month
Hutch News  - Feb 27 2014
Shortly after Vernon Miller installed a new white vinyl fence around his rural Pleasantview home, a neighbor inquired about how to get one too. In the question, Miller, a carpenter by trade, immediately saw opportunity....

Local Government Issues

Council Tables CareFlite Fence Request
Hillsboro Reporter - Feb 27, 2014
A variance for CareFlite to erect a fence around the Lake Whitney Medical Center (LWMC) helipad was tabled by the Whitney City Council last week. With CareFlite opening an air ambulance base at LWMC Friday, February 28, the company requested the variance to place a fence on the city’s easement on one side of the helipad......
Spiked fencing ban on the table in Franklin Lakes
North Jersey - Feb 27, 2014
Franklin Lakes – The Borough Council unanimously backed a proposed law prohibiting the construction of spiked fences in response to the impalements of deer on such fences in recent years......
Legislature will hear plan to build suicide-prevention fence on Penobscot Narrows Bridge
Bangor Daily News - Feb 27, 2014
AUGUSTA, Maine — A proposal to build a suicide-prevention fence on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge will go before the Legislature this session.....
‘Chainsaw massacre’ prompts board to OK fence
Daily News - Feb 28, 2014
A “chainsaw massacre” along the Palm Beach Country Club’s northern property line has led the Architectural Commission to grant the club’s request for a permanent fence......

Community Issues

Ontario Ridge trail fences removed
Santa Maria Times - Feb 28, 2014
Barbed-wire fencing and no trespassing signs that a property owner installed blocking access to a portions of a popular hiking trail between Shell Beach and Avila Beach have been removed......

Fences and Animals

(Neb.)-Fencing Funds Available To Landowners
KCSR - Feb 27, 2014
(Lincoln)-A total of $50,000 is available to landowners of the Pine Ridge and Oglala Grasslands regions of Nebraska for the installation of wildlife-friendly fence on their properties....
Farmer cleared, but exotic swine battle continues
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Mar 2, 2014
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan farmer who defied a state ban on exotic hogs is no longer threatened with $700,000 in fines, but a dispute still rages over whether the animals are a menace, as regulators believe......
Burkburnett Golf Course Fences Out Wild Hogs
KFDX - Feb 27, 2014
The continued drought has feral hogs foraging for food and water in areas that are bringing them closer to people. However in Wichita County, Mechell Dixon found that managers at a golf course have taken a swing at keeping the greens and fairways from being further damaged by wild hogs......
Men rescue deer stuck in fence in Indianapolis
WTHI  - Mar 2, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – People in the Geist area jumped to action Saturday morning after finding a strange sight. A WISH-TV viewer Richard Bovey was with his son and another man working on a car...


Pool Safety

New pool rules set to cause a splash
Gisborne Herald - Mar 2, 2014
A GOVERNMENT review of the regulations governing swimming pools will mean every pool in the district will have to be inspected every five years and the cost might have to be borne by ratepayers.....

Fences and Schools

Fence boundaries hit a nerve at Newport-Mesa schools
Orange County Register - Feb 26, 2014
Hundreds of parents and residents are squaring off in an uncharacteristically rabid Newport-Mesa Unified School District debate – but not over the usual topics like academics, teachers or cheating. This time, it's a debate over fences......

International Borders

Construction of fence at Bulgaria-Turkey border to be thoroughly monitored: minister
Focus-Fen - Feb 25, 2014
Sofia. “Project for the construction of a fence at the Bulgarian-Turkish border will be monitored in detail. The Prime Minister did not show interest in the issue in a personal capacity but in his capacity of a prime minister...
Russia resumes building of South Ossetia border fences
Democracy & Freedom Watch - Feb 25, 2014
A sign warning about the de facto border was installed in the village Ghogheti near Kareli on Tuesday. “This happens on the cultivated lands of our population,” said Davit Sujashvili, Head of the Interior Ministry’s Department of Analysis...

Wierd News

Hot for 'Frozen,' Ohio Reporter's Parody a Hit
SC Times - Feb 23, 2014
GILMAN — In a farm field here, surrounded by snowdrifts and gaping onlookers, stands a 50-foot-tall snowman named Granddaddy....

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