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FenceTech 2015 Blog ...
Fencetech is coming to Orlando in February. 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 #349 -- Eagle Access Control Systems more

Booth #551 - CertainTeed Bufftech CertainTeed is debuting four new curved rail options and two new curved gates for its popular line of Bufftech® vinyl fence. more

Booth #569 -- Rotary Gate Systems Introduces new Billet Aluminum Truck Assembly pricing, for Fencetech 2015. more

Booth #346 -- Encon Electronics We will be featuring a variety of products from manufacturers like DoorKing, Nice Apollo, Maximum Controls, HySecurity, All-O-Matic and more. more

Booth # 722 -- RCS – Remote Control Solutions, LLC to introduce new technology and advancements to products at FenceTech 2015 Orlando, Florida more

Industry News

Bend the Rules with New CertainTeed® Bufftech® Curved Rails and Decorative Gates
Press Release - Feb 3, 2015
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed is debuting four new curved rail options and two new curved gates for its popular line of Bufftech® vinyl fence.....
BD Loops -- Educational Articles 2014
Press Release - Feb 1, 2015
Are you all caught up with the latest time saving loops installation tips and tricks? In 2014 BD Loops ramped up their commitment to documenting and sharing loop knowledge. BD Loops published multiple new articles including:...
Fencing Demand Continues to Climb
Building-Products - Feb 2, 2015
(Feb. 2, 2015) Demand for fencing in the U.S. is forecast to rise 7.0% per year to $9.0 billion in 2018, totaling 875 million linear ft., according to a new Freedonia Group report....

Decking Industry News

FiberSPAN Decking Used in Rails-To-Trails Project to Renovate Abandoned Trestle Bridge
NetComposites - Jan 27, 2015
Composite Advantage's FiberSPAN Fibre Reinforced Polymer bridge deck product has been used to repurpose an abandoned trestle bridge in Pennsylvania, US....
Different, new, tried 'n true
QuadCity Times - Feb 1, 2015
The company was founded by McManus Development, a Quad-City homebuilder specializing in high-end construction, which wanted a superior decking material that could withstand harsh winters, Deb McManus said.....

Fence Contractors

Fence one step closer to completion at soccer field
Kearney Hub - Jan 29, 2015
KEARNEY — American Fence Co. employees installed support frames for a new chain link fence backstop at one of the soccer fields at Ted Baldwin Park this week....
Fence company gets commission's OK to expand
Tri-Village News - Jan 30, 2015
The Grandview Heights Planning Commission last week approved a major site-plan review that will allow the Byers Fence Co. to construct an addition to its building at 1230 W. Goodale Blvd.....
Fencing the Park-
The Hillsdale Daily News - Jan 30, 2015
Hillsdale, Mich. Workers of Allen Brother’s Fence Company of Jackson worked on installing more wrought iron fencing Wednesday along the front of Mrs. Stock’s Park in Hillsdale...
Olla founded Badger Fence
Journal Sentinel - Feb 1, 2015
Although Olla went on to get his GED, he never looked back, founding a successful business, Badger Fence, and building a beautiful second home in Manzanillo, Mexico, where he could relax and spend time with his wife and their seven children....


Local Government Issues

Conn. proposal targets 'spite hedges, fences'
Boston Globe - Jan 31, 2015
Nasty spats between neighbors have led to people building spite fences across the ... Rutchik's client claimed the fence decreased her home's property value by...
Fence keeps kids safe at Kurow playground - Jan 31, 2015
The new fencing around the Kurow playground is well worth the $20,000 it cost, Kurow Museum and Information Centre co-ordinator Carron Cossens says. ...

Community Issues

Sand fences starting to take shape on Folly Beach
WCSC-5 - Jan 27, 2015
FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) -Folly Beach visitors will start to notice a new addition to the beach front. Fencing and new plants, stretching for five miles, are being installed in the sand to create new dunes...
Theft of artworks from fence impacts neighborhood
Berkeley Side - Jan 28, 2015
After two and a half years of posting colorful artwork and poetry on the fence surrounding his home, Gary Turchin is at a loss. Turchin’s work ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Electric fencing underutilised in wild dog fight: industry leaders
Sheep Central - Feb 3, 2015
As chairman of the National Wild Dog Action Plan steering committee, Cunnamulla livestock producer Jim McKenzie wonders why more landholders aren’t considering using electric fencing to control wild dogs...
Electric fence may stop sharks from taking a bite
News24 - Jan 31, 2015
Cape Town - Dozens of people are attacked by sharks every year. Fear among tourists is rife and industry profits are taking a hit. A new underwater electric fence - developed and trialled in South Africa - aims to stop sharks from getting close to bathers....
Taking a fence to feral roo boom
The Land Newspaper - Jan 29, 2015
SINCE the demise of the Russian export market for kangaroo meat, which collapsed in 2008, roo populations have boomed....
Bear outsmarts electric fence to get deer
New York Post - Feb 2, 2015
You can’t trick this bear out of his dinner! Heather Reich has been studying bears in Montana for a decade, but she wanted to try an experiment...
Tusker electrocuted on electric fence
The Hindu - Jan 31, 2015
An adult tusker was killed at Dhoddamanehaada near Sholur on Thursday, after it came into contact with an illegally electrified fence inside a garlic field....


Choosing a fence material
Hamilton Spectator - Feb 1, 2015
If you are having a new fence installed you want to ensure it is built from material that is not only aesthetically pleasing but that will withstand the elements of our four seasons and provide you with the privacy or security you require. ....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Border Security Efforts Clash with Movement of Wildlife
Arizona Public Media - Feb 2, 2015
The big border barriers used to curb the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs from Mexico are having detrimental effects on wildlife, environmentalists say. ....


International Borders

New Fence at Border with Turkey Will Be 4 Times More Expensive - Jan 31, 2015
The new section of the fence, which Bulgaria plans to construct at the border with Turkey in order to limit the influx of illegal immigrants, will be four times more expensive. ...
Hi-tech fencing plan led to rise in Pak firing: BSF
India Times - Feb 2, 2015
NEW DELHI: An internal assessment by BSF of the recent ceasefire violations by Pakistan has concluded that much of the firing towards the close of last year and beginning of this year started after news of India bolstering its border ...

Weird News

Officials: Suspect Napped During Chase; Snoring Gave It Away
ABC News - Feb 3, 2015
Officials say a Florida man suspected of stealing a car took off on foot from a traffic stop and briefly eluded deputies while he grabbed a nap under a nearby trailer...

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