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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 #933 - Pexco will be introducing their new Reflective Fence Inserts more

Booth #1076 - FenceSoft debuts their Android Mobile App more

Booth #515 - VEKA Outdoor Living Products -- VEKA will be showcasing Pinnacle laminated fence products at this years show. This highly durable surface will be available more

Booth #868 - Welding Solutions Group Introducing New Eco-Last Fence and will also be having a Show Special on their Eco-Post Puller more

Booth #212 - RadioBrand Wireless Safety Sensor more

Booth #223 -- Fasco America's innovative Fence Stapling System more

Booth #355 - Fortress Fence Products --is Hosting an Old Fashion Treasure Hunt. Who doesn’t love a good old fashion treasure hunt? At FenceTech 2015, join Fortress Fence Products in a treasure hunt that will guarantee a prize! more

Industry News

LiftMaster® Introduces New Universal Remote Control
Press Release - Jan 12, 2015
Model 375UT is Compatible with Most Major Garage Door Opener and Gate Operator Brands Allowing Dealers to Always Have the Right Remote .....
CertainTeed’s EverNew® Railing System Provides Safety and Curb Appeal in the Latest 2013 Living Spaces® Facebook® Home Makeover Video Contest Webisode
Press Release - Jan 7, 2015
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – The Bielfelt family of Mentor, Ohio, no longer frets about their decaying, century-old porches thanks to the installation of new front and back porches with CertainTeed® EverNew® railing systems ....
Press Release - Jan 13, 2015
ASTM International Committee F14 on Fences will be meeting on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:45 pm in Room W108A in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando...
BDLoops Seminar Day at R&S San Leandro
Press Release - Jan 8, 2015
R&S San Leandro is hosting a special training on January 22, 2015. BD Loops has the honor of presenting their “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” Seminar...
Fast, easy to use post driver will be on display at MAGIE
The Prairie Star - Jan 8, 2015
Frustration over post driving lead to a new post driver and a new business that will be exhibiting at the Montana Agriculture and Industrial Expo in Billings, Jan. 22-24....
Falklands' sheep paddocks with fence posts from North Wales
MercoPress - Jan 12, 2015
Fence posts made from North Wales timber are keeping sheep safe thousands of miles away in the Falkland Islands. Every year a consignment of 4,000 fence posts weighing 20 tons is trucked from Ruthin to Portsmouth on the first stage of an 8,000-mile journey to the South Atlantic...
Fence & Gate Construction Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated
PRWeb - Jan 12, 2015
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2015 The fence and gate construction market has a buyer power score of 2.3 out of 5. According to IBISWorld analyst Kiera Outlaw, buyer power has been restricted due to the surge in construction activity...

Decking Industry News

Fiberon and BlueLinx Add 14 New Distribution Locations for Composite Decking and Railing Products
PRWeb - Jan 7, 2015
NEW LONDON, NORTH CAROLINA (PRWEB) January 07, 2015 With access to BlueLinx’ strong distribution network, Fiberon and BlueLinx will broaden the reach of Fiberon’s composite decking and railing products to 14 new areas....
Making NPE Debut, Comprehensive Portfolio of Custom Capstocks Meets Diverse Color and Weathering Needs of Building Products
ThomasNet - Jan 7, 2015
With 2014 Acquisition of Viking Polymers, Teknor Apex Now Formulates Diverse Capstocks for Outdoor Rigid Profiles, including New ‘Streaking’ Compound for Wood-Like Surfaces....

Fence Contractors

BBB: Texas Fence and Deck Company took Money but didn't Finish Jobs
KCEN-TV - Jan 9, 2015
(WACO) -- Consumers who hired Jarrell, Texas-based 5 Star Fence and Deck to build fences, decks and other projects have told the Better Business Bureau they did not get what they paid for after making large upfront deposits.....
QS Fencing Publishes Blog About Throwing Successful Backyard Parties
KCEN-TV - Jan 9, 2015
Renowned Vancouver fencing company, QS Fencing, has recently published a blog that teaches people how to throw successful backyard parties using the company’s innovative fence designs .....


Local Government Issues

Horry County opts out of fencing retention ponds, requires slopes in new development
Myrtle Beach Online - Jan 11, 2015
The drowning late last year of a 4-year-old autistic boy in the Hidden Lakes subdivision’s retention pond has raised questions about whether fencing should be required around those kind of ponds, but Horry County officials said they don’t think fencing is the answer...
Fencing match in Attleboro
The Sun Chronicle - Jan 6, 2015
ATTLEBORO -Two city officials are feuding over a fence one of them wants to build between their adjoining properties, and the matter is headed to the zoning board of appeals for resolution....
$53K fence planned to keep homeless away from Richmond bridge
Richmond Times Dispatch - Jan 11, 2015
To make good on a commitment made to its corporate partners on a road project, the city of Richmond is planning a $53,000 fence to keep the homeless from getting under a bridge near the James River....

Community Issues

Chemo fence: Male breast cancer survivor speaks out
The Daily Times - Jan 11, 2015
Some people build fences to keep the bad things out. Others build fences to help keep the good things in. Whatever the reason, fences almost always are built for a specific purpose. Strange as it may sound, the purpose of 65-year-old Jerry Troyer’s fence was to fight cancer....
Lemoore neighborhood decries barbed wire
Hanford Sentinel - Jan 8, 2015
LEMOORE – Residents of a Lemoore neighborhood are crying foul after the nearby Lemoore Cemetery installed a 7-foot barbed-wire fence that’s visible from their back yards.....

AG Fencing

It’s possible to pasture cattle without using fences
Beef Magazine - Jan 8, 2015
It’s possible to rotationally graze cattle on large pastures or rangeland without using electric fence and without herders, says Bob Kinford. Billing himself as “the only person teaching how to instill herd instinct in cattle...


Ask the Builder | How to build a sturdy wooden fence that will last
Washington Post - Jan 13, 2015
I plan to build a privacy wood fence as soon as the weather breaks and want to do all my planning now while the ground is frozen. I’ve got many questions, not the least of which is how to secure horizontal wood framing members to the vertical fence ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

1000kms of electric fencing by 2015
Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper - Jan 9, 2015
More than 1,000kms of electric fencing will be installed across the country in areas prone to human-wildlife conflict by the end of this year. ....
Thousands predicted to die along state barrier fence - Jan 7, 2015
Ongoing research across South-West WA is examining the impacts of upgrading and extending the state barrier fence. Erected in 1902, the state barrier fence was originally intended to protect WA's agricultural land from rabbits, dingoes ....
Video: Tiger rescued after being trapped in fence bordering Indian village
The Independent - Jan 8, 2015
Forest officials had to rescue a tiger on Wednesday after the big cat was found stuck in a fence bordering a village in western India.....


Bonita mayor asks community to help fund replacement of Bonita Springs Middle School fence
Naples News - Jan 9, 2015
Bonita Springs Middle School is in the works of replacing its “unattractive” front entry fencing with more secure fences that will be attached to each side of the school. ...
Fences spark discussion on school safety
U-T San Diego - Jan 11, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Schools throughout San Diego have taken on a new look in recent months since tall chain-link fencing has been installed to secure campus perimeters in the name of safety....
New security fence planned for Long Sutton Primary School
Western Gazette - Jan 9, 2015
ONG Sutton Primary School is looking to improve its security by installing new fences and electronic gates around its grounds...


Fence in History

Trail Dust: Barbed-wire fences changed the look of the West
Santa Fe New Mexican - Jan 9, 2015
Americans, it seems, are born collectors. Name any class of objects, old or new, and chances are somebody has made a collection of it. ...

International Borders

Bangladesh Considers Building Barbed Wire Fence along Burma Border
Burma News International - Jan 6, 2015
The Bangladeshi authorities are considering building a barbed wire fence along the border with Burma to prevent Yaba smuggling and Rohingyas from illegally entering the country according to a local Bengali newspaper. ...

Weird News

Black Lab Likes to Take Solo Bus Ride to Her Dog Park Stop
ABC News - Jan 13, 2015
A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop ? to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers.....

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