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FenceTech 2016 Blog ...
Fencetech is coming to Nashville in January. 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 #445 - Vogel Tool & Die -- announces a new heavy-duty picket forming tool. more

Booth #1111 LiftMaster Introduces their new 2016 UL 325 Listed Gate Operators and Monitored Safety Entrapment Devices more

Booth # 337 -- Allied Tube & Conduit Introduces New Product Razor Mesh Panel more

Industry News

FenceBids merges with North American Procurement Council bringing new procurement portal for the Fence Industry.
Press Release - Nov 25, 2015
December 1, 2015 – Bedford Mass. FenceBids announced today that it is merging with the North American Procurement Council’s The merger brings readers a weekly newsletter with a broader bid window and more tools for companies wishing to bid on fence-related jobs ..
The Fortress Company Honored Among the Dallas 100™
Press Release - Nov 25, 2015
The Fortress Company Honored Among the SMU Cox Dallas 100™, Celebrating The Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in Dallas. ..
BD Loops -- Over 800 E-Z Detector Checkers Sold!
Press Release - Nov 25, 2015
November 10th, 2015 BD Loops celebrates the sale of their 800th E-Z Detector Checker since it emerged into the market in 2003. For over 12 years, the E-Z Checker has helped installers troubleshoot faulty loop systems. The handy testing tool has continued to rise in popularity throughout the years because of its ease of use..
Eco Building Products Receives First Order for Eco D-Fence Advanced Framing Lumber Formulation
AZOBuild - Nov 25, 2015
Eco Building Products, Inc., announced today that they have received their first order for Eco D-Fence™, their Advanced Framing Lumber™ (AFL) formulation specifically designed for use on exterior wood fencing products. Eco D-Fence™ incorporates environmentally friendly Eco Red Shield™ technology with Stain Fire Break™ ..
Quantico to use scanners for security screenings at base gates
Potomac Local - Nov 30, 2015
Those coming aboard Quantico Marine Corps Base will have their IDs scanned beginning in January. The new security measure comes as Quantico upgrades the equipment and processes used at the base’s entrance gates. ..
Company Tells Why Colorbond Fencing is the Number One Choice
PRWire - Nov 30, 2015
Pride Fence Escapes has for a few years now been advocating for and using colorbond steel fencing materials for most of their Gold Coast fencing projects; ..

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Adds Major Distributor for West Coast Operations
CNN/Money - Nov 30, 2015
Trex Company, the world's number one decking and railing brand, and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products, is broadening its industry-leading distribution network with the addition of Boise Cascade in California...

Local Government Issues

$3 million Capitol Complex security project near completion
West Virginia MetroNews - Nov 30, 2015
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A $3 million construction project to improve security on the grounds of the state Capitol Complex is nearly complete after over three months of construction. ..
Roadshow: Why is there no deer fence along I-280?
San Jose Mercury News - Nov 30, 2015
Q We all know about a dark side to Interstate 280: deer crossings in the fall, especially in the stretch between Highway 92 and Highway 84. . ..
Fence tiff before council
Manteca Bulletin - Nov 25, 2015
The adage that fences make good neighbors needs an addendum in Manteca as they also create animosity between residents and the city. Add surveillance cameras neighbors have on the outside of their homes that can easily see into next door yards with 6-foot fences and 21st century privacy concerns are created.. ..
Pioneer Village residents vote against installation of fence
Lompoc Record - Nov 25, 2015
Residential neighbors of Pioneer Valley High School have voted against the installation of an 8-foot-high, 1,900-foot-wide chain-link fence that would have separated their homes from the west side of campus. . ..

Community Issues

Du Quoin passes the ‘fence test’
Du Quoin Evening Call - Nov 25, 2015
Members of the Du Quoin City Council Monday decided that “fiscal responsibility” and “buying locally” are one in the same in approving the purchase of up to $8,800 in fencing from Home Lumber Co. for a Jackson Street fence replacement project...
Road Home fence offers protected sanctuary for disadvantaged kids
KSL - Nov 28, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — A new wall surrounding the children's area of downtown Salt Lake City's Road Home is allowing kids to stay protected in what can be a difficult environment. ..

AG Fencing

Nicholsons busy AI-ing, putting up continuous fencing for bull sale
Farm & Ranch Guide  - Nov 25, 2015
DAWSON, N.D. – At this time a year ago thermometer readings across the state read well below zero, making fall calving operations less than ideal. Fast forward a year later, the Nicholsons of C Diamond Simmental Ranch are enjoying the 60 degree weather. ..

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

A way to save one of North America's fastest animals
PRI - Nov 24, 2015
Pronghorn antelope are one of the fastest land animals on Earth, reaching speeds close to 60 mph. Once, their speed helped them outrun ancient predators, but today the pronghorn faces new challenges that its speed can’t overcome — barbed wire fences ....
Montana Conservation Corps crew helps with Hi-Line fencing work
Billings Gazette - Nov 24, 2015
To complete several large 2015 field season projects in the Little Rocky Mountains, the Bureau of Land Management Malta Field Office hired a six-person Montana Conservation Corps crew. . ..


Home Design Tips: The Importance of Fence Aside from Security
Realty Today - Nov 30, 2015
Perhaps one of the most important part of a residential property would be the fence. It is a vital part of the house that every owner should have. However, aside .......


Fences in History

Today in Engineering History: Barbed Wire Patented
Product Design & Developmen - Nov 24, 2015
On this day in 1874, Joseph Glidden received a patent for barbed wire. Glidden, an American farmer, developed a refined technique for making barbed wire using a coffee mill to sharpen the barbs. He demonstrated its usefulness in keeping cattle with a herd of 12,000 cattle in Potter County, Texas.. ..
Egypt Discovers a Really Old Fence
US News - Nov 24, 2015
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's antiquities ministry says archaeologists have found a "giant fence" at the site of an ancient capital city in the northern Nile Delta region, . ..

Pool Safety

Pool safety laws to swim in soon
Gympie Times - Nov 25, 2015
GYMPIE region pool owners have until next Monday to ensure their pools are compliant with safety laws, or they risk being fined. Minister for Housing and Public Works Leeanne Enoch said with less than a week of the five-year grace period remaining, many people had taken the right steps toward compliance.. ..

International Border

Amnesty International: ‘Where There Are Fences, There Are Human Rights Abuses’
Foreign Policy - Nov 17, 2015
European Union member states asking for more support to deal with the continent’s growing refugee crisis have already spent more than 175 million euros building fences intended to keep the migrants and asylum-seekers out.....

Weird News

'12 Days of Christmas' Items Top $34K, up 0.6 Percent
ABC News - Nov 30, 2015
Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover! The cost of 10 lords a-leaping increased 3 percent over last year, but nine of the other 12 gifts listed in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" stayed the same price as last year, according to the 32nd annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index released Monday....

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