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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 #750 -- CellGate will introduce their new CellCam C330 Stand-Alone Cellular and Solar Security Camera more

Booth #1504 -- BD Loops Booth Being Revamped for FENCETECH’16 more

Booth #307 - Innoplast, Inc. -- Come see our new Expanded BollardGard Line! more

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Industry News

 Press Release Jan 8, 2016
ASTM International Committee F14 on Fences is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in Room 202C in the Music City Center. AFA members and guests are welcome to attend.
Southeast Access Technologies Hosts BD Loops and Linear for Training Event
 Press Release Jan 11, 2016
BD Loops popular “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” Seminar is coming to Norcross, Georgia. Southeast Access Technologies is hosting a free seminar presented by Brian Dickson of BD Loops....
Watch the fencing machine invented by teenage farmer in Mid Wales
 Daily Post Jan 7, 2016
A tractor-mounted auto fencing machine built by a 17-year-old young farmer is attracting plenty of interest in Mid Wales. Eifion Jones said his “Easy Fencer” device can halve the time it takes to erect fences and can cut costs by allowing larger rolls of wire to be used on each job....
InventHelp Client's Kit Facilitates Fence, Deck or Dock (TOR-9443)
 PRWeb Jan 6, 2016
PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) January 06, 2016 Building a fence, deck using the conventional method requires an enormous amount of time and effort. An inventor from Learnington, Ontario, Canada, has designed an alternative method, making it simple, easy and quick.....
Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems Market 2015 by Technology (Microwave, Radar) & Deployment (Fence Mounted, Buried & Open) - Global Forecasts to 2020
 PRNewswire Jan 6, 2016
The global perimeter intrusion detection system market to grow from USD 2.36 Billion in 2015 to USD 3.37 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 7.4 % from 2015 to 2020. ...
Demand for home security electric fencing on the rise
 PRNewswire Jan 6, 2016
Kota Kinabalu: Browsing for a home security system? Why not get an electric fence. As most alarm systems only trigger when intruders are actually in the house and a closed circuit television recording serves no purpose when burglars cover their faces, ...

Fence Contractors

School, contractor strike tentative compromise in football fence flap
 Mining Gazette Jan 7, 2016
L'ANSE - A dispute between the L'Anse Area Schools and a contractor over the quality of fencing installed around the school's new football field appears headed for an amicable resolution.....

Local Government Issues

Military plans new 300-acre fence
KUAM - Jan 7, 2016
The military plans to build a new fence covering 300 acres in Northern Guam - called the Finegayan Forest Enhancement Project. But it will be inside federal land, and is meant to provide a new haven for endangered local species.....
Hanover builds new fence to curb jaywalking
The Dartmouth - Jan 5, 2016
In response to complaints about jaywalking – a common sight at the College – the town of Hanover erected a fence in front of the Collis Center over the winter interim to divert pedestrians towards approved crosswalk, according to Hanover town manager Julia Griffin....
Former Texas Governor's Mansion Fence Up For Auction
TWC News - Jan 7, 2016
AUSTIN — A fence that once surrounded the Texas Governor's Mansion is set to go up for auction. The iron beauty guarded the mansion grounds in downtown Austin for the better part of 50 years...
Cape council considers fencing condemned buildings
SE Missourian - Jan 6, 2016
Dilapidated and damaged buildings often take on a life of their own, creating an unsafe environment in Cape Girardeau neighborhoods and a public-safety nightmare....
Fences and good neighbors: Detroit may re-examine urban farming ordinances
Michigan Radio - Jan 7, 2016
For years, some Detroiters have raised animals that are usually associated with rural farms: chickens, goats, rabbits, and more...


Community Issues

Neighbouring Arnprior restaurants feud over fence placement
Inside Ottawa Valley - Jan 5, 2016
A not-so-fun food fight has erupted between neighbouring restaurants in downtown Arnprior. Jim’s Restaurant, a veritable institution near the corner of John and Elgin streets, has been at odds with a building undergoing construction next to Giant Tiger. The new owners, Haley and Matt Rooney, plan to open a modern restaurant expected to be along the lines ....
Fence erected at Bolton parking lot spurs concerns, fake Twitter account
CTV News - Jan 5, 2016
A chain link fence that has been erected through the middle of a parking lot in Bolton has spurred frustration and humour from residents.....


State adds fence around Fort Supply prison
Enid News - Jan 5, 2016
FORT SUPPLY — Ask anyone in this region about William S. Key Correction Center and you're likely to get a derisive response. In what has seemed to residents a revolving door for walk-offs from the minimum security facility, the oft asked question is why don't they have a fence around the place?...


Airport fencing materials arrive in Dominica
Intelligent-Aerospace - Jan 8, 2016
Dominica continues to receive assistance for the restoration of the Douglas-Charles Airport following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika last year....

AG Fencing and

How to use electric fences with sheep
FG Insigh - Jan 8, 2016
Electric fencing can be valuable tool to a sheep operation. Katie Brian, AHDB Beef and Lamb Better Returns programme manager, tells us more....
Govt accused of lying about waterway fencing
Radio NZ - Jan 7, 2016
Massey University's science lecturer Dr Mike Joy's comment comes as a month-long campaign to raise the standard for freshwater launches this weekend. Dr Joy said the Sustainable Dairying Water Accord only required rivers, streams, drains, springs, lakes and wetlands over 1m-wide and 30cm deep to be fenced....

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Barbed wire fence proves fatal for flying foxes
News-Mail - Jan 8, 2016
THE slow and painful death of protected little red flying foxes, caught in a barbed wire fence at Innes Park, has distressed an Elliott Heads wildlife carer. ...
How To Reduce Elephant-Human Conflict In Africa? Build A Beehive Fence
Co-Exist - Jan 8, 2016
It turns out giant elephants are as scared of a few bees as we are, and farmers are using that fact to protect their fields. ...

Pool Safety

Shawnee considering changes to residential pool regulations
Shawnee Dispatch - Jan 11, 2016
Homeowners in Shawnee with a pool, or hoping to install a pool, may soon have new safety rules to abide by....
No fence at pool where toddler drowned at Herbert property
NT News - Jan 10, 2016
THE spa and pool where a toddler drowned in Darwin’s rural area on Saturday was ­unfenced. ...


International Border

Croatian and Slovenian Activists in New Action Against Border Fence
Total-Croatia-news - Jan 10, 2016
Slovenian activists on a therapeutic wire cutting mission on the Croatian border. The Workers' Front again organized cutting of razor wire fence which the Slovenian government has stretched along the border between Slovenia and Croatia. The action was joined by Slovenian activists, ....

Weird News

Couple Struggles to Sell 'Silence of the Lambs' House
ABC News - Jan 11, 2016
A Pennsylvania couple is struggling to sell a house used as the home of psychotic killer Buffalo Bill in the 1991 film "The Silence of the Lambs."...

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