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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 #663 -- Come and visit Architectural Iron Designs, Inc. in booth 663 to learn more about our DuraGates Sliding Gate more

Booth #210, Gator Power Gates Come out at the launch of the Innovative Gator Power Gate more

Booth #209 -- BFT Americas to introduce new technology and advancements to products at FenceTech 2015 Orlando, Florida more

Booth #256 -- Clear Fence SOLUTIONS will be introducing their new clear fence more

Steel Industry News

Galvanised steel producers to cut prices by 5%
Business-Standard - Jan 19, 2015
Steel manufacturers will soon reduce galvanised prices by three to five per cent or Rs 1,000–1,500 a tonne, thanks to a steep decline in raw material costs....

Decking Industry News

AZEK Deck's New Vintage Collection Poised to Reinvent PVC Decking
PRNewswire - Jan 19, 2015
AZEK Building Products, a leader and pioneer in cellular PVC exterior products including AZEK Deck, is upping the ante in the decking industry with its newest innovation...
MoistureShield Composite Decking to Unveil Expanded Family of Products
PRWeb - Jan 19, 2015
As part of its commitment to provide high-quality decking for every outdoor application and design, MoistureShield will unveil an expanded family of outdoor living products...
Humboldt Redwood™ and CAMO™ are "Better from every Angle" in New Partnership
BusinessWire - Jan 15, 2015
SCOTIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humboldt Redwood and CAMO Hidden Fastening System announced today that they have teamed up to promote the pairing of beautiful Redwood lumber..
Inspired by Nature, TimberTech's Terrain Collection Adds Two Striking Shades for 2015
PRNewswire - Jan 19, 2015
TimberTech, a world leader in alternative decking and railing, has expanded its capped composite Earthwood Evolutions® Terrain Collection for 2015 with two shades that draw inspiration from the colors of nature ...

Fence Contractors

Greenhill Fencing Inc. Now Offering Fence Design Services This Winter
digitaljournal - Jan 19, 2015
Many homeowners opt to have a fence installed for a variety of reasons, such as setting boundaries, gaining privacy, and creating an enclosure. But when it comes to home improvement, exterior design is a major motive to installing a fence. Fences are often incorporated into a landscaping project to create a beautiful outdoor appearance...

Local Government Issues

Thunder Bay man's fence must come down, council decides - Jan 20, 2015
The liveliest discussion at Thunder Bay city hall Monday night happened when council started talking about a fence. Some councillors said the current fence rules are outdated....
Evansville mayor in favor of fencing contaminated site
WTHR - Jan 18, 2015
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Evansville's mayor says he's in favor of erecting a fence around a contaminated industrial site to keep people, particularly children, off the tainted ground....
Glastonbury: Bridge Fence Too Short? DOT Says It Meets Standards
Hartford Courant - Jan 18, 2015
GLASTONBURY — When Town Councilman Thomas P. Gullotta saw the height of the fence along the new walkway across the renovated William Putnam Memorial Bridge, he worried that it was too low....
Tiburon couple sues town over approval of fence
Marin Independent Journal - Jan 14, 2015
A Tiburon couple is suing the town over its approval of a neighbor's fence. David and Charito Mittelman, who live on Rowley Circle, claim the town erred last year when it approved a lengthy fence on the adjacent Hilary Drive property of Richard and Christi McElreath....

Community Issues

Lower East Side BID Awarded Grant For “100 Gates” Program
Crossmap - Jan 15, 2015
Those metal roll-down gates are poised for a colorful transformation. At a ceremony in the Bronx this afternoon, the Lower East Side Business Improvement District was awarded a $30,000 grant in support of the “100 Gates Program...
Present day ‘Fence War’ continues
Waxahachie Daily Light - Jan 20, 2015
My column last week focused on landowner rights and the fact that we that love the outdoors have to become unified and share the general consensus that we must support all legal methods of hunting and fishing..


Pay a Fair Price for Chain Link Fence
NewsOK - Jan 13, 2015
One of the most widely popular types of fencing is chain link, also known as wire mesh or cyclone fence. It is woven out of tough steel wire, which has been either galvanized or coated with linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) for extra durability and low maintenance. ...
What Does Your Fence Say about You?
Crossmap - Jan 14, 2015
Have you ever shared a backyard with multiple neighbors? I once lived in a house where there were three neighbors who all shared portions of our back fence. One neighbor added two-foot slats to the top of the fence to ensure that it was now 8 feet high..

Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

Cullendore rabbit fence gets well-deserved upgrade
Warwick Daily News - Jan 8, 2015
A MUCH needed facelift has been given to a 13km section of the rabbit fence at Cullendore. The work started in August last year and is one of the Darling Downs-Moreton Rabbit Board's (the last rabbit board in Queensland) largest runs for some time...
Fencing around boar-ravaged Lydney play area vetoed because of cost concerns
Gloucester Citizen - Jan 13, 2015
Fencing will not be going up around a play area that was left devastated by grazing wild boar. The children's playground was left looking like a battlefield after the feral animals tore up vast areas of the ground looking for food...


Stolen Fences

Man thinks son stole fence material
The Times and Democrat - Jan 15, 2015
A Holly Hill man reported an estimated $6,000 worth of fence material stolen. The man said on Thursday he made the discovery around 5 p.m. when he realized the white fence material in six-foot tall sections was missing.....

International Borders

Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile barrier on their border with Iraq designed to keep Islamic State militants out.
Yahoo News - Jan 15, 2015
Saudi Arabia has been constructing a 600-mile East-West barrier on its Northern Border with Iraq since September....
Bulgaria to extend fence at Turkish border to bar refugee influx
Reuters - Jan 14, 2015
(Reuters) - Bulgaria said on Wednesday it would extend a barbed wire fence along its border with Turkey by a further 130 km (80 miles) in an attempt to prevent a growing number of refugees, mainly from Syria, entering the European Union member state....


Weird News

New Hampshire Lottery Releases Bacon-Scented Ticket
ABC News - Jan 20, 2015
Lottery ticket buyers in New Hampshire who dream of bringing home the bacon now can smell it, too. The state lottery has released its first scratch-n-sniff "I Heart Bacon" ticket this month, which features a $1,000 grand prize.....

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