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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 #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

Booth #447 - BD Loops - New Product - Micro Torch Soldering Iron It is important to solder/tin electrical loop connections to prevent oxidization. more

Booth #467 - Oxford Plastics features new OxStand Oxford Plastics USA is a leader in Temporary Fence. Listening to fence contractors lead them to create the OxStand, more

Booth #1432 Ningbo Loyal Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. Professional solar fence post cap lights and non-solar post caps manufacturer more

Industry News

Encon promotes veteran employee to Technical Sales department
Press Release - Jan 5, 2015
Gate operator and access control distributor Encon Electronics announced the promotion of Richie Ortega on January 1st, 2015....
BD Loops at The North American Fence Contractors Association’s (NAFCA) second bi annual Fence Expo - Jan 2, 2014
The North American Fence Contractors Association’s (NAFCA) second bi annual Fence Expo was held in picturesque St. Charles, MO. Fence Expo 2014 was a great success, manufacturer representatives for the biggest brands in Access Control..
Ontario Parking Systems Ltd. Announce New Products - Dec 31, 2014
Ontario Parking Systems has announced that they have added new products to their current selection of barrier gate operators in Toronto including the B680H. This barrier gate operator features “everlasting” springs...
Zaun reveals £4m role in Glasgow’s Games
Express and Star - Jan 6, 2015
A Wolverhampton fencing manufacturer has been revealed as one of the big winners of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after it scooped nearly £4 million of work at the event....
The Challenges of Fabricating a Fence
PRWeb - Dec 30, 2014
Bryant, AR (PRWEB) December 30, 2014 Becoming knowledgeable before starting a fencing project will help sort out basic assessments when it comes to constructing a fence. Crucial for consideration is the task to DIY or HIRE....
Orangeburg company that makes wood for decks, fences, poles to expand and add 60 jobs
Greenfield Daily Reporter - Dec 30, 2015
ORANGEBURG, South Carolina — An Orangeburg company that makes wood used in outdoor products like decks, fences and utility poles says it is growing and adding 60 jobs over five years....

Fence Contractors

Potton firm Balaam Brothers wins African order
Cambridge News - Dec 30, 2015
A fencing firm has marked its 50th year in business by exporting its products to Timbuktu in Africa and is planning to double in size in three years....
Fencing business helps Haywards Heath garden trust
Midsussex Times - Jan 5, 2015
A fencing business has stepped in to help after vandals targeted a garden for the elderly....

Federal Government Issues

New White House Fence "Concepts" Discussed
NBC  - Jan 5, 2015
The White House security fence could be raised soon, as Congress pressures the Secret Service to make the change to prevent security breaches....

Local Government Issues

Ownership of Hamden-New Haven fence known for decades, report concludes
New Haven Register - Jan 3, 2015
HAMDEN >> When the Housing Authority of New Haven abruptly informed the town of Hamden that the fence straddling the border on Woodin Street belonged to them and would immediately be torn down, both residents and town officials expressed surprise...
Electrician ordered to pull down £10,000 security fence he built after being burgled 10 times in two months - because it might scare motorists
Daily Mail - Jan 5, 2015
An electrician has been ordered to pull down the £10,000 security fence he built after he was burgled ten times in two months - because it might scare motorists.....
Issues of safety, sanitation inspire fences downtown
Gainesville Sun - Dec 26, 2014
In response to growing concerns about public health and safety, the county has erected fences at spots around the County Administration Building downtown.....
Case of controversial fence that sits in path of Purple Line gets dismissed
Washington Post - Jan 2, 2015
A Montgomery County judge has dismissed a case against a landowner in a battle over a fence that sits on part of the planned route for a 16-mile Purple Line transitway.....

Snow Fences

State puts up snow fence along Ohio interstate
NBC4i - Jan 1, 2015
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is putting up 32 miles of snow fencing along Interstate 75 in northwestern Ohio. The permanent fencing is going up just south of Toledo and will stretch into Wood County.....
Laramie company turns local snow fences into international lumber
Casper Star-Tribune Online - Jan 4, 2015
This holiday season, Wyoming drivers braved wintry weather and sometimes treacherous roads to see family or take a vacation. On the worst stretches of highway, the ubiquitous snow fence plays a key role in minimizing drifting and ensuring the road remains open....


Community Issues

Artist turns metal scraps into Wilton landmark
Times Union - Dec 26, 2014
Wilton historian Jeanne Woutersz and artist Michelle Vara recently dug up and restored a piece of town history. Last year, Woutersz set out to rebuild a more than 150-year-old fence that stood for decades at the Brill family farm and cemetery...
FRANCE: Controversial anti-homeless fences around benches dismantled
Herald de Paris - Dec 26, 2014
Disputed fences built around benches in a town in southwest France a day before Christmas to prevent homeless people or dealers from using them were “temporarily” dismantled .....
Latpadaung villagers tear down Wanbao fence
Democratic Voice of Burma - Dec 30, 2014
Around 100 local villagers on Monday tore down a fence erected by the Myanmar Wanbao copper mining company around a disputed patch of land north of Sete village near the Latpadaung mine site.....
Solid workmanship secured palace fence for nearly a century
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Dec 26, 2014
A fascinating fact about the Iolani Palace fence was uncovered during renovations in 1983.....
Police officer builds fence for North Spokane resident after repeated burglaries
Spokesman-Review - Jan 3, 2015
Pam Silva moved into her rental house on West Shannon Avenue five years ago, and she’s been averaging a burglary per year. Break-ins at her garage and home have cost her power tools, a lawnmower, Christmas presents, electronics ....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Decision coming on moose fences: minister
The Telegram - Jan 5, 2015
The government’s plan to reduce moose-vehicle accidents is coming together, but with oil prices plummeting and the deficit soaring, advocates are none too optimistic about what the results will be ....
USDA organizing seminars on nonlethal predator programs
Helena Independent Record - Jan 6, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to take a more proactive approach in encouraging nonlethal predator controls by holding seminars around the state for livestock producers. ....
Fencing them in
North Platte Telegraph - Dec 30, 2014
In the event any animal becomes aggressive inside the confines of Cody Park, city procedures have been changed to keep residents and other animals safe. ....
20-year old male elephant electrocuted on farm fence
DNA India - Jan 4, 2015
A 20-year-old male elephant was electrocuted after it came in contact with an electric fence around a farm in Sokkanalli village in Nilgiris district on Sunday. The village comes under Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.....


11 Reasons Why We Love Wrought Iron Fencing
Fox 2 KFXV - Jan 5, 2015
Beauty and utility are some of our favorite concepts here at Networx, and a wrought iron fence combines the two in a very classy way. While its versatile good looks can run the gamut from upscale elegant to over-the-top ornate...
Ask the Builder: Privacy fence needs to stand up to wind
Spokesman-Review - Jan 4, 2015
DEAR TIM: 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. ....

Fence Disputes

When Feuding With Your Neighbor Over a Fence Gets Out of Hand
ABC News - Jan 1, 2015
In the Wildwood neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas, police have responded to the homes of neighbors Yolanda Martinez and Rick Dominguez roughly 140 times......



Calais migrant fence blown down by wind in French port
BBC - Dec 28, 2014
High winds have toppled part of a new metal fence erected in the French port of Calais to prevent migrants from slipping on to UK-bound ferries......
Fence at Bulgaria-Turkey border means safety: Deputy PM
BBC - Dec 30, 2014
Sofia. “Fence that is to be built [at the Bulgarian-Turkish border] is not a good symbol at first sight but means safety for both countries – Bulgaria and Turkey,“ said Bulgarian Deputy PM of European Policies......
Eurasia Review - Dec 26, 2014
While giving its December 17, 2014 verdict on writ petitions filed by the Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha, All Assam Ahom Association and others on the issue of illegal migration, ...

Weird News

Discarded Christmas Trees a Vitamin-Filled Treat for Goats
ABC News - Jan 5, 2015
Christmas trees can be enjoyed long after they are discarded by a family. They're a great source of vitamin C ? for goats....

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