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FenceTech 2016 Blog ...
Fencetech is coming to Nashville in January. 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 #445 - Vogel Tool & Die -- announces a new heavy-duty picket forming tool. more

Booth #1111 LiftMaster Introduces their new 2016 UL 325 Listed Gate Operators and Monitored Safety Entrapment Devices more

Booth # 337 -- Allied Tube & Conduit Introduces New Product Razor Mesh Panel more

Industry News

Eco Building Products, Inc. Announces Orders for Eco D-Fence(TM)
StockHouse (press release) - Nov 23, 2015
Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) announced today that they have received their first order for Eco D-Fence™, their Advanced Framing Lumber™ (AFL) formulation specifically designed for use on exterior wood fencing products. Eco D-Fence™ incorporates environmentally friendly Eco Red Shield™ technology with Stain Fire Break™ and is available in two standard colors. ..
Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers assess vehicle denial barrier
United States Army (press release) - Nov 19, 2015
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Nov. 19, 2015) -- Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers took part in assessing the ease of use and effectiveness of the new field expedient non-lethal vehicle arresting barrier concept, Nov. 10. ..
Superior Board-on-Board Fencing from Superior Concrete Products for Complete Privacy and Comfort
SBWire - Nov 18, 2015
Euless, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/18/2015 -- Board-on-Board fencing is one of the most cost-effective ways to attain complete privacy as they cover the space between each picket with another picket. They not only provide strength and durability but also offer great aesthetic value. Keeping the needs of their customers in mind, Superior Concrete Products is now providing Superior Board-on-Board™ ..

Decking Industry News

New Western Distributor Specializes in Decking
BuildingProducts - Nov 20, 2015
(Nov. 20, 2015) Reportedly the first wholesale distributor in California that specializes in decking and deck specialty products has been launched by Weston Leavens, longtime deck builder and inventor of the Deckmaster hidden deck bracket. ..
Cline helped turn around Trex
PlasticNews - Nov 23, 2015
Jim Cline planned to retire in 2008 and do some consulting work on the side — a little boating, too — when he heard from a long-time colleague, Ron Kaplan, the very new president and CEO of Trex Co. Inc. Kaplan had only been on the job for two days when he learned the composite wood deck maker had another problem on top of the lackluster product lineup, quality issues, manufacturing inefficiencies, and piles of surplus inventory...
Fiberon wins state award
Stanly News & Press - Nov 20, 2015
Fiberon has won the 2015 North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) Leadership Award for Continuous Improvement from the North Carolina. Secretary of Commerce John Skvarla presented the award during mfgCON 2015 at McKimmon Center in Raleigh. ..

Fence Contractors

Can you help police trace burglars who raided St Neots company?
Hunts Post - Nov 20, 2015
CCTV footage captured by the security cameras at St Neots Fencing Company show two people pull up outside the premises, in Levellers Lane, at about 8.25pm before smashing their way in through the glass front door. . ..
Locally Owned: Twin Mountain Fence
San Angelo Times - Nov 20, 2015
For over 65 years, Twin Mountain Fence has operated exclusively in the fencing business. In 1947 the company was founded in San Angelo by Homer Nickel, with a goal to provide high grade cedar posts to area ranchers at reasonable prices and with honorable service.. ..
Security Gates Bluffton Sc Keeps All Intruders and Danger Out
Digital Journal - Nov 23, 2015
The very first impediment that one has to face while entering a commercial space or a business park is the security gates. Manned by armed security guards, one is under the impression that they are very safe until and unless one dat a mishap occurs to shudder that thought. Manually guarded security gates are fine but that is what they are: fine.. ..

Local Government Issues

Citywise: chain link fences in Hayward have got to go
Contra Costa Times - Nov 20, 2015
Hayward has had it with falling-down, dilapidated chain-link fencing around ... The council eventually unanimously passed the ordinance without the fence . ..
DelDOT giving snow fences another whirl
Delaware State News - Nov 18, 2015
DOVER — Snow fences haven’t been seen in Delaware for 15 years, but the Delaware Department of Transportation hopes to change that by testing them out this upcoming winter as part of a pilot program throughout Kent County. ..
Bloomfield Cemetery Fence repair nearing completion
Morrow County Sentinel - Nov 20, 2015
The aged wrought iron fencing at the Bloomfield Cemetery will soon be repaired. Though it looks beautiful from the road, a close-up view reveals that is in dire need of repair. The fence dates back to the late 1800’s. ..
City Puts Temporary Fence Around Lovenskiold Park
KIII News - Nov 20, 2015
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - Officials say Lovenskiold Park has been a popular hangout for the homeless and drug pushers in the area near City Hall, but on Monday a temporary fence was placed around it....
Fences to go up to prevent parking on grass verges in Cambridge
Cambridge News - Nov 20, 2015
Parking in Cambridge is set to be squeezed with plans to block off grass verges across the city. But some residents will be allowed to park on verges to "prevent a split in the community"...
BEEFING UP SECURITY: Study to gauge safety upgrades for Aurora police stations
Aurora Sentinel - Nov 20, 2015
The city has already added new lighting in the secure parking lot at District No. 1, an effort one official said in a memo dramatically improved the light levels there....

Community Issues

Homeless concerned after installation of new fence and signs in Cooper Court
KIVI-TV  - Nov 11, 2015
A homeless man contacted On Your Side Tuesday, concerned that crews were erecting a cyclone fence along Cooper Court, the area near the Interfaith Sanctuary in Boise where a number of homeless people have set up tents. ..
Fences for Fido urges giving gift of freedom
KTVZ-TV  - Nov 16, 2015
BEND, Ore. - The Central Oregon chapter of Fences For Fido would like to let the community know that they can help give the gift of freedom and warmth this holiday season by volunteering, donating, or nominating a dog for a fence. ..
Group calls for fences along I-35 to stop rock throwing
KVUE-TV  - Nov 23, 2015
AUSTIN - An Austin group is asking for changes along Interstate 35 following a series of rock throwing incidents on the busy interstate. Police are investigating another rock throwing case on I-35 that left a woman badly injured Nov. 22. . ..

AG Fencing

Farmers get fencing demonstration
WTVA - Nov 20, 2015
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Time is money…throw in materials and wasting one or both can be expensive. That’s especially true for farmers where profit margins often are thin....

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

Wire Fence Blamed For Deer Deaths May Be Coming Down
Livingston Daily - Nov 20, 2015
RAWLINGS, Md. (AP) — A woven-wire fence blamed for multiple deer deaths in western Maryland may be coming down. Allegany County Administrator David Eberly told the Cumberland Times-News Thursday the county will survey nearby property owners. He says if they don’t object, the fence will likely be removed.....
HOME GROWN: A fence is more effective than deer repellent
Macomb Daily - Nov 20, 2015
Q: I have some little white pines and concolor firs. The white pines got chewed up last winter by deer but the concolors did not. I need to figure out how to protect all of them. I was told that I could use a deer repellant and spray them now and nothing would chew them up....
Fence built to keep newly released Tasmanian Devils safe from roads
ABC Online - Nov 18, 2015
A fence and a canal will keep the latest batch of newly released Tasmanian devils off roads and separate from diseased animals, parks officers say...
Should Ann Arbor allow electric fences to keep deer out of gardens?
MLive - Nov 20, 2015
Ann Arbor's plan to shoot 100 deer in city parks this winter doesn't mean deer are going to entirely disappear from the city.....



UF: Pressure-washing decks, fences stirs arsenic
FOXNews-13 - Nov 23, 2015
GAINESVILLE (FOX 13) - Pressure-washing your old deck or fence could be hazardous to your health. That’s the somewhat surprising warning from the University of Florida. "It's very straightforward science," said Dr. Julia Gress, Ph.D....

Pool Safety

Dismay over pool fence rule change
New Zealand Herald - Nov 23, 2015
Allowing the side of an infinity pool to count as a fence is among a raft of safety changes that opponents fear could lead to more children drowning. An overhaul of the rules will mean spas with lockable covers won't need fencing, councils will do pool inspections every five years, and barriers other than fencing can surround a pool.....

International Border

Amnesty International: ‘Where There Are Fences, There Are Human Rights Abuses’
Foreign Policy - Nov 17, 2015
European Union member states asking for more support to deal with the continent’s growing refugee crisis have already spent more than 175 million euros building fences intended to keep the migrants and asylum-seekers out.....
Austria to build fence on Slovenia border in new blow to Schengen
Financial Spots - Nov 19, 2015
Amnesty worldwide has called on G-20 nations to come up with a concrete plan to resettle refugees and finance their humanitarian needs ahead of a summit meeting in Turkey. ...
Macedonian Experts say Border Fence is necessary
MINA - Nov 17, 2015
Erecting a fence on the southern border will not solve the migrant problem, but it might be necessary if the migrant influx intensifies, reports. Security experts say the initiative of the head of state to erect a fence on the border with Greece is justified because Macedonia has a right to protect its borders and citizens.. ...

Weird News

Condo Board Wants Pet DNA to Track Down Poopers
ABC News - Nov 22, 2015
Some Florida condo owners are steaming after their homeowners association asked them to submit their dog's DNA in order to fine owners who don't pick up after their pets....

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