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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 #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

BD Loops will be presenting a special session of their highly acclaimed seminar “Everything you need to know about loops” more

Booth #1114 – LiftMaster at FENCETECH 2015 in Orlando, FL test drive our best-in-class perimeter access solutions. We’re featuring our all new DC gate operators that share a common control board platform with a common user interface more

Booth #965 -- Contractor Nation If you serve the residential market and are looking for performance-based web marketing services more

Booth #539 -- DoorKing Booth 539 is introducing exciting new features to their access control and telephone entry systems more

Industry News

Two InventHelp® Clients Develop Portable Fence (DTT-170)
PRWeb - Jan 27, 2015
"We needed a better way to keep our pets penned up when there was no fenced-in area in which to place them," said one of two inventors from Toledo, Ohio. "We decided that a portable fence would be the best solution."...

Decking Industry News

AZEK Deck's New Vintage Collection Poised to Reinvent PVC Decking - Jan 22, 2015
SCRANTON, Pa. -- 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 - the Vintage Collection. With rich colors and classic style, ...
Trex Debuts What's Next in Outdoor Living at IBS
MarketWatch - Jan 20, 2015
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, is kicking off the new year by debuting Trex® Outdoor Storage(TM)...

Fence Contractors

Vancouver Fencing Company Now Provides Wildlife Fences to Keep Out Dangerous Animals
PRWeb - Jan 20, 2015
QS Fencing Company, a Vancouver fencing solution provider, has recently announced that they will now provide wildlife fences that would help keep out undomesticated animals.....
Pool Guard Texas Rated Number One Pool Safety Fence in Texas
PRWeb - Jan 21, 2015
Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 21, 2015 Pool Guard Texas has finished out the year with some exciting news. They are proud to announce that they have recently been rated as the number one pool safety fence in Texas....
Additional consumers angry with fence company
KDH News - Jan 25, 2015
Since the Better Business Bureau urged consumers to avoid Jarrell-based 5 Star Fence and Deck on Jan. 9, many people have come forward, claiming they paid thousands to Phillip Henry for work left unfinished....
Man who helped install fence at DeJesus' home charged with molesting a woman
19 Action News - Jan 21, 2015
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The man who helped install a fence around the family home of Gina DeJesus is charged with molesting a woman. ....


Local Government Issues

Crews begin fencing off tainted Evansville site
WISH-TV - Jan 22, 2015
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Crews are erecting a fence around a contaminated former industrial complex in Evansville to keep people, particularly children, from venturing onto the site...
Fences on A31 to be replaced a year after biker died in collision with pony
Bournemouth Echo - Jan 22, 2015
HIGHWAYS bosses are to replace fences on the New Forest’s busy A31 – a year after a motorcyclist died in a collision with a stray pony....
Rockford City Council denies company's bid to keep electric fences
Rockford Register Star  - Jan 22, 2015
ROCKFORD — City Council members on Tuesday denied a company's request to maintain electric fences on three properties in Rockford...

Community Issues

Burbank Home in Santa Rosa replaces rotting fence
Press Democrat - Jan 20, 2015
There’s much about the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, Santa Rosa’s premier historic attraction, that delights visitors and volunteers. But the rotted old picket fence around it makes them wince. No more...
Lake District fence plan sparks objections
BBC - Jan 21, 2015
A water company has defended plans to erect an eight-mile (13 km) fence across open fells in the Lake District. United Utilities said the move would prevent water in Thirlmere becoming contaminated as a result of erosion caused by heavy grazing...
Update: PG&E crews start cutting trees near Oroville Cemetery despite protests
Chico Enterprise-Record - Jan 21, 2015
Oroville >> Despite the efforts of protesters to save 13 trees from being cut down in front of Oroville Cemetery, the chain saws roared to life around 12:10 p.m. Monday and the trees starting coming down...


Smithsonian expert looks at issues 'Between Fences' in Thunder Bay - Jan 25, 2015
Thunder Bay man's fence must come down, council decides. But an expert with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D. C. said the current debate over the maximum allowable height is a sign of the role fences play in our society.....
Neighborly love? Connecticut bill attempts to combat tall hedges and fences built in spite
The Republic - Jan 25, 2015
HARTFORD, Connecticut — Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that attempts to ensure local zoning officials have the power to take action when good fences don't make good neighbors....

AG Fencing

Beekeeping fence requirement changes OK, Michigan small farmers say
MLive - Jan 20, 2015
LANSING, MI -- The notion of a privacy fence around bee hives in Michigan to keep the neighbors happy has been clarified, and the Michigan Small Farm Council is relieved....
Wyoming fence law targeting unlawful grazing fails in agriculture committee
Casper Star-Tribune Online - Jan 20, 2015
Wyoming legislators voted down legislation on Tuesday that would make it illegal to lower fences to allow livestock grazing on neighboring lands....


CN erecting a chain-link fence on the James St. bridge - Jan 19, 2015
CN Rail is building a fence along the James Street swing bridge, saying it wants to protect pedestrians from danger when crossing. A work crew is installing a chain-link fence adjacent to the walkway to separate it from the roadway previously used by vehicles....


International Borders

Storming Spain's Razor-Wire Fence: Europe Or Die - Jan 26, 2015
Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. With an unprecedented number of people breaking through its heavily barricaded borders in 2014, the EU continues to fortify its frontiers.....
Bulgaria to speed up border fence construction to stem migrant flow
europeonline-magazine - Jan 21, 2015
Sofia (dpa) - The Bulgarian parliament on Wednesday passed legislation to expand a fence along the border with Turkey to stem the inflow of migrants fleeing conflict and poverty.....

Weird News

Zoo Offers Creepy Way for Lovelorn to Get Even With Exes
ABC News - Jan 25, 2015
Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day...

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