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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

Booth #5068 - VEKA Outdoor Living Products VEKA Outdoor Living Products will introduce a new color to its Pinnacle laminate platform for fence and rail profiles more

Booth: #6065 -- Barcode Automation, Inc. For the 5th consecutive year, Barcode Automation, inc. – the leading manufacturer of Barcode Readers for Automatic Vehicle Identification, is sponsoring Fencetech. more

Booth #7073 - Stonewall Fence -- The product being displayed is a revolutionary new fence consisting of an 8’ X 6’ privacy panel that has a solid foam core and has a real stone finish. more

Industry News

Multi Sales Inc hosts successful series of loop seminars at all California Locations
Press Release  - Dec 3, 2016
Multi Sales hosted a series of BD Loops’ “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” seminars at their 4 southern California Locations. ....
ActiveYards(R) Secures & Enhances New Pulte Del Webb Community in Durham, North Carolina  - Nov 30, 2016
CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - November 30, 2016) - North Carolina-based Harrison Fence, an ActiveYards® dealer, has recently partnered with the Pulte Group and supplied fencing for a Pulte Del Webb community called Carolina Arbors, located in Durham, North Carolina. Installation has been ongoing since the land was cleared and developed beginning in 2013. ...
Superior Concrete Products Offers High-Strength Reinforced Concrete Fence in Variant Alignments
Digital Journal  - Dec 2, 2016
One of the leading manufacturing and construction companies in the country, Superior Concrete Products, offers high-strength reinforced concrete fences in horizontal and vertical alignments. These fence panels have cedar wood texture on both the sides, and are set 7 feet 7 inches on-center from post to post....

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Deck and Porch Featured on Traditional Home's Napa Valley Showhouse
PRNewswire - Press Release  - Dec 2, 2016
AZEK®, the building industry's leading maker of technologically advanced and high performance building materials, is featured in Traditional Home's 5th Annual Napa Valley Showhouse,....
Trex(R) Reigns Supreme at National Deck Competition
Yahoo News - Press Release  - Nov 30, 2016
The "Power of Trex" was on full display at the Sixth Annual North American Deck & Railing Association (NADRA) National Deck Competition, where TrexPro® deck builders earned 17 awards across 13 categories -- including First Place Overall....
PRODUCT PICKS: 2016 Deck Expo and Remodeling Show Edition
LBM Journal  - Nov 30, 2016
Here are 28 of our editors’ top choices from the 2016 Deck Expo/ Remodeling Show....

Fence Contractors

Company hired for fence work on Kohlhepp property sues for bill  - Dec 1, 2016
(WSPA) — Seegars Fence Company of Spartanburg is suing for the remainder of their bill owed by suspected serial killer Todd Kohlhepp for fence work around his 95-acre property in Woodruff...
Contractor could face prosecution in connection to death of Denbigh man in chainsaw accident
Denbighshire Free Press - Dec 3, 2016
A FENCING contractor could face prosecution following the death of an employee in a chainsaw accident. An inquest in Ruthin heard that the Health and Safety Executive was still considering whether to take action against Robert Francis in connection with the death of 48-year-old Aled Lloyd Jones....


Local Government Issues

White House perimeter fence preliminary drawings unanimously approved by NCPC
DC Curbed - Dec 1, 2016
The Secret Service is moving forward with their plans for a new, higher perimeter fence for the White House. This Thursday, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) ...
Sedona-area bridge to get protective fencing to prevent suicides
AZ Central - Dec 1, 2016
SEDONA - The Arizona Department of Transportation will be adding protective fencing to a Sedona-area bridge where people have jumped to their deaths.. ...
Security fencing approved for Salvation Army
Turlock Journal - Dec 1, 2016
Amid safety concerns, The Salvation Army will construct a six-foot tall perimeter fence around their property following approval from the Turlock City Planning Commission Thursday night....

Community Issues

At Newport's Cliff Walk, access battle is measured in inches
Providence Journal - Nov 29, 2016
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Cliff Walk has been a Newport public thoroughfare for hundreds of years, and today it's one of Rhode Island's biggest tourist draws. Every year, . ...
Why a fence was erected around Stockton firefighters’ memorial
KCRA Sacramento - Dec 2, 2016
In order to keep away vandals, Stockton has decided to erect a fence around the firefighters’ memorial.. ...
Chester ISD accepts donated fencing
Tyler County Booster - Dec 1, 2016
Chestor ISD received donations of fencing and carpet that they accepted at their board meeting Monday evening, November 21. President Ray McKnight convened the board and asked member Vernon Lewis to lead the invocation and pledges of allegiance to the U.S. and Texas flags. ...

AG Fencing

Fence Repair Before Winter - Dec 2, 2016
As cattle are moved to fall and winter pastures, take time to evaluate pasture fences and grazing systems. First, look at perimeter fences. “I recommend a high tensile perimeter for ease of building, lower construction cost and reduced maintenance over time,” ...

Fencing and Animals -- Pets

Animals Best Friends: Love your dog; don't tie him up outside
Devil's Lake Daily Journal - Dec 1, 2016
Many of us hold our dogs dear to our hearts. They are family to us and they share our living spaces. They get good medical care, good food, and lots of love....

Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

Save People Save Wildlife to present $42,000 check to UDOT at open house
Park Record - Nov 29, 2016
Sharon Cantwell, who lives in the Pinebrook neighborhood and is a member of the nonprofit organization Save People Save Wildlife, said she still feels anxious while driving on Interstate 80 despite the installation of one mile of permanent wildlife fencing.....
Rail fences to save Walayar elephants
The Hindu - Nov 23, 2016
Exactly a year after commissioning a unique rail fencing project at Karnataka’s Nagarhole National Park to mitigate human-elephant conflict, the same will soon be replicated in a six-km forest area between Kanjikode and Walayar here to save wild elephant from falling victims to speeding trains......
The longest cat fence in the US was just built on a Hawaiian volcano
Washington Post - Nov 30, 2016
Should you be lucky enough to find yourself on Hawaii's Big Island, you are welcome to visit Mauna Loa, the largest volcano in the world. Cats, however, are not welcome......


USA/Mexico Border Fence

Porous Texas border fence foreshadows challenges for Trump's wall
Reuters - Dec 2, 2016
VIDEO -- The rust-colored border security fence starts in a dusty field on the Loop family farm in South Texas - about 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and a mile north of the southern U.S. border. ...
More Southwest border fencing needed, but it is not sole answer, chief says
USA Today - Nov 30, 2016
WASHINGTON — More fencing is needed along the Southwest border to keep migrants from crossing illegally, but neither fences nor walls alone will solve the problem, the new border patrol chief told a Senate panel Wednesday. ...

International Borders

Kenya-Somalia Border Fencing on Course
AllAfrica - Dec 2, 2016
he fencing of three kilometres of the Kenya-Somalia border is complete after the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) took over its construction over two months ago. The project, initiated by the Ministry of Interior in 2015, has since been switched to wire fencing along the porous border....

Weird News

Wyoming Police to Dole out Donated Money for Good Deeds
ABC News - Dec 4, 2016
A good deed could turn into a $50 tip from Jackson law enforcement officials who will dole out donated money ahead of the holidays. ...

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