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FenceTech 2017 Blog ...
Fencetech is coming to San Antonio 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

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Booth #3003 -- BD Loops Booth Brings Hands-On Learning to FENCETECH’17-- BD Loops is eager to attend FENCETECH’17 and display the latest in loop systems. BD Loops is bringing all the tools you need to make installing loops easier more

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Booth #1091 - CINCH Systems - PCL Controls – Great for 1970! Not good enough for 2017! Upgrade to secure and reliable microprocessor controls from CINCH systems for: barriers, bollards, doors, and gate systems more

Industry News

Fencing manufacturer leases space in Worcester
Worcester Business Journal  - Dec 13, 2016
An Ohio-based manufacturer of fencing products has leased three acres of land in Worcester, indicating it plans to open its first New England location......
CPSG-U – An Exciting Opportunity for Installers
Press Release  - Dec 14, 2016
Wednesday November 16th Controlled Products Systems Group (CPSG) unveiled their brand new training facility CPSG-U. The new university training center was presented to the gathered vendors and installers during a successful Open House event....
Utility fence toppings present razor wire only when climbed
Specification Online  - Dec 13, 2016
The UK's premier prison security company has adapted its anti-climb fence toppings specifically for the utility sector. Binns Fencing has created a new configuration of its Flexible Steel Topping (FST) system to mount on utility compound perimeter fencing with razor wire without posing any risk to the public...
North America Metal Fencing Market Size, Industry Outlook Report, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 – 2023
Satellite PR News (press release)  - Dec 13, 2016
North America metal fencing market size was valued around USD 4,000 million in 2015 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 4% from 2016 to 2023. This can be primarily attributed to rising demand for safety and security.....
Automatic Gates: An Introduction
Realty Biz News  - Dec 13, 2016
Automatic gates provide a security feature that regulates access into a secured area. Mostly these are used as an entrance to a premises or facility, and mostly control vehicular activity as automatic gates act gatekeepers that control access to a secured area.....

Decking Industry News

Inteplast buys Gossen, restores 143 jobs
Plastics News - Dec 2, 2016
Inteplast Group Corp. bought shuttered PVC building products maker Gossen Corp. for $5.5 million in a court-supervised sale on Dec. 12. Now the new owner is moving quickly to call back 143 laid-off workers and restart operations.....
Global Decking Market 2016-2020
PPNewswire - Dec 13, 2016
Decking finds applications in the residential and non-residential sectors. Different types of woods are used for different applications. For instance, treated lumber (mainly softwood) is used for the substructure part of the deck.....

Fence Contractors

MN Attorney General takes action against company exposed by KARE 11 Investigation
KARE 11 - Dec 19, 2016
ST. PAUL, Minn. - In a 19-page complaint filed in Hennepin County, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson accused Alpine Fence Company, LLC, and owner Chad Thompson of Minneapolis, with deceptive, fraudulent and unlawful business practices.....


Local Government Issues

Fort Erie decides it can’t ‘regulate good taste’
Niagara This Week - Dec 17, 2016
FORT ERIE – There’s no accounting for good taste, as the saying goes. It also seems as if there’s no regulating of good taste. At least, not in Fort Erie, where the town has recently opted not to pursue potential bylaw and regulatory changes which would have banned so-called “spite fences” from being erected between neighbouring houses. ...
Will fences in parks solve Riverside's homeless problem?
Press-Enterprise - Dec 17, 2016
Riverside residents soon could learn whether good fences make good neighbors if the city goes ahead with plans to enclose and lock picnic shelter areas at three parks. ...
Malden councilor questions validity of fence at High Rock
Wicked Local Malden - Dec 13, 2016
A Malden city councilor is questioning whether it was appropriate for the city to pay for and place a chain-link fence on public property in Ward 6 at the request of an abutter to the land....
VDOT Crews Installing Fence Along Interstate 64 to Block Wildlife
NBC-29 - Dec 14, 2016
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia Department of Transportation is testing out a way to block bears and deer from crossing into the path of traffic on Interstate 64. Crews are installing an eight-foot high fence along the edge of the interstate in Ivy.....
DOT wants to use corn rows as snow fences on more roads
KCRG-TV9 - Dec 14, 2016
BENTON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Iowa Department of Transportation is trying to get more farmers to join the Standing Corn Program. It’s a program that has been around for over 25 years....

Community Issues

Residents find new fences blocking their driveways
WCPO - Dec 15, 2016
ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio – Some homeowners on Prosser Avenue and Chestnut Street are up in arms after finding fences and poles blocking access to their carports. ...
The Jackson Lab is fencing in its new $140M facility for security
Bangor Daily News - Dec 19, 2016
ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Jackson Laboratory’s new facility in Ellsworth, a mouse breeding center called a vivarium, is proposed to have a new perimeter fence, a move the lab says is a necessity given modern security concerns....

Neighbors and Fences

Retired musician 'could lose his home' after being ordered to pay £140,000 in row over the fence he built 'inches' too close to the house of his millionaire neighbour
Daily Mail - Dec 16, 2016
A retired musician faces losing his home after putting up a fence a few inches too close to that of the millionaire next door. Alex Tilbrooke says he was a model neighbour when optics businessman Ian Goble, 59, and his wife moved next to him in 1998....
'Star Trek' actress Alice Eve is now getting the wrath of a furious neighbor who claims she illegally built a fence on city property. ...


Commercial airport foes say Paulding wildlife fence violates agreement  - Dec 16, 2016
The group opposing Paulding airport commercialization says a fence to keep wild animals from entering a runway area will violate a legal agreement against any new construction at the facility......
Arlington’s airport has a coyote problem and a plan to stop them  - Dec 16, 2016
ARLINGTON While bird strikes on commercial airplanes capture headlines, Karen VanWinkle, manager of the Arlington Municipal Airport, is focused on a lesser-known ground threat — coyotes that run onto the runway and taxi lanes......

AG Fencing

Queensland sheep industry gets $5m cluster fencing boost
Sheep Central - Dec 15, 2016
QUEENSLAND’S recovering sheep industry has received a $5 million funding boost to continue cluster fencing developments.....
Relief fund, moisture bring hope to wildfire victims
Maryville Daily Forum - Dec 16, 2016
Snow is bringing visions of a green spring to the Cottonwood area of West River South Dakota, where the distribution of money from a relief fund is making Christmas merrier for ranchers and farmers affected by a devastating October wildfire.....
Aimed at Refugees, Fences Are Threatening European Wildlife
Yale Environment 360 - Dec 15, 2016
The Dinaric Mountains of southeastern Europe are home to three of the continent’s largest carnivores – the Eurasian brown bear, the Eurasian wolf, and the Eurasian lynx. .....

Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

Caribou Fence Recorded in Canada’s Northwest Territories
Archaeology - Dec 19, 2016
YELLOWKNIFE, CANADA—According to a report in CBC News, archaeologist Tom Andrews of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center and his team are using drones to take high-resolution photographs of wooden fences thought to have been built by the Sahtu Dene people an estimated 100 years ago,....
America’s Wildlife Corridors Are in Danger
The Atlantic - Dec 14, 2016
Right about now a few thousand mule deer are moving south through the grass valleys near the bottom of Wyoming’s Wind River Range. They summered in the high alpines near Yellowstone National Park,....
Aimed at Refugees, Fences Are Threatening European Wildlife
Yale Environment 360 - Dec 15, 2016
The Dinaric Mountains of southeastern Europe are home to three of the continent’s largest carnivores – the Eurasian brown bear, the Eurasian wolf, and the Eurasian lynx. .....
Six-foot python dies after trying to squeeze itself through an iron fence because it became too fat when it swallowed a large dog
Daily Mail - Dec 13, 2016
A gluttonous python died after it was stuck in a fence because it got too fat after gorging itself on a local dog. Photos have surfaced online of a snake, spanning at least six feet, that died trapped between a metal fence in Delta State, Nigeria. ....
Deer rescued from barbed wire fencing
ITV - Dec 16, 2016
The RSPCA have rescued a deer that got caught in fencing in Sussex. Animal collection officer Louis Horton was called to woodland off Old Brighton Road in Pease Pottage on Wednesday.....


Weird News

Adam West to Sell Batman-Themed Paintings He's Created
ABC News - Dec 19, 2016
The actor who portrayed the tights-clad Batman in the 1960s TV series is selling paintings he has created of villains from the show at an art gallery in the central Idaho resort town of Ketchum near where he now lives....

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