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FenceTech 2018 Blog ...
Fencetech is coming to Phoenix 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 #1735 -- BASYS Processing Visit BASYS Processing at booth #1735 to learn how to save up to 40% on your credit card processing, do your best at Putt for Cash, and register to win a YETI Roadie cooler! more

Booth #1645 – Architectural Iron Designs, Inc. DuraGates – High Performance, Enclosed Roller, Sliding Gate Hardware DuraGates is now offering a stainless steel cantilever gate system. more

Booth #1354 - Valley View Industries Valley View Industries will be showing their 8’ Rubber rolls to put underneath fencing. Prohibits growth of grass/weeds. They come in 3 colors 8’ rubber rolls in three colors; black, cedar red, dark brown more

Booth #1607 -- Eberle Design, Inc. (EDI) / RENO A&E (RAE) berle Design, Inc (EDI) / Reno A&E (RAE) provide a wide array of vehicle detection products from inductive loop detectors, automatic vehicle identification systems and prefabricated roadway loops ... more

Industry News

InventHelp Inventor Develops Way to Stabilize Privacy Fencing (AUP-846))
PRWeb - Dec 11, 2017
When old fences need to be replaced, it can be quite difficult to remove the old wooden posts and uproot their concrete bases from the ground. "I'm facing this time-consuming and strenuous situation, and I want to develop an alternative fencing system ...
ATG Access crowned ‘export champion of the year’ by Amazon
IFSEC Global - Dec 6, 2017
Global supplier of road blocker, bollard and vehicle barrier systems ATG Access has been awarded Export Champion of the Year at Amazon’s Growing Business Awards...
VEKA Locates Manufacturing Plant in Burke County, North Carolina
Area Development - Dec 8, 2017
VEKA will create 102 full-time jobs over the next five years, locating its fourth North American facility in Burke County, North Carolina. The company, a provider of vinyl window profile systems and supplier of fence, deck and rail products, will invest $18 million with this project....
New ‘swing-around’ post driver hammers home the message
Agriland - Dec 11, 2017
The latest innovation from specialist fence-post driver manufacturer – Vector Powerdrive from Co. Kilkenny – is its Model-4 Agri 120º machine...
Transform The Unattractive Fences- Use Branded Fence Wraps
The Inscriber Mag - Dec 8, 2017
Want to beautify or conceal the construction site? Or do you want to promote an event or set up barriers for outdoor activities such as marathons, races, cycling events or parades- fence wraps or fence banners is what you need to make the event...
Improved Fence Gate Frame Invented (NWO-157)
NBHerard - Dec 8, 2017
An inventor from Ponchatoula, La., has developed the patent-pending WAYNECRAFT GATE FRAME, an improved wood gate reinforcement frame....
‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorism Encourages Vehicle Access Control System Installations
Source Security - Dec 11, 2017
With the changing “lone wolf” style of terrorism, there will be a trend toward many more installations of vehicle access control systems and smaller numbers of units. Where a university, military base or airport might have 20-plus systems scattered among its grounds...

Decking Industry News

SC Railing Renamed Trex Commercial Products
Marketwired - Dec 11, 2017
SC Railing, the country's leading manufacturer and supplier of custom architectural railings, has taken on a new -- but renowned -- name. Effective today, the company, recently acquired by Trex Company, has been renamed Trex Commercial Products. ...

Fence Contractors

Taking it to the Next Level with the Best Fence Company San Diego has to Offer
Daily Telescope - Dec 9, 2017
San Diego, California – Fence Builders San Diego continues to live by its mantra, ready to serve the residents of San Diego. They are long-term residents of the area, aiming to deliver services close to perfection. ...


Local Government Issues

Vehicle barriers to be installed at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square
Global News - Dec 5, 2017
Toronto city council wants to hold more consultations before considering beefing up security measures at City Hall. . ...
DeKalb County solar farm ordinance advances
Daily-Chronicle - Dec 5, 2017
SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Planning and Zoning Committee voted to move forward to a public hearing on the solar farm ordinance it has been crafting since September. . ...
Don't let Christie fence you out of Liberty State Park before he leaves office | Opinion - Dec 8, 2017
Liberty State Park is an urban oasis located along the Hudson River behind Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. It's in Jersey City, one of the most densely populated and diverse cities in the country. ...
Port Angeles City Council discusses long- and short-term measures to prevent bridge suicides
Peninsula Daily News - Dec 10, 2017
PORT ANGELES — An 8- to 9-foot curved chain-link fence, a vertical wire mesh fence of the same height or some combination of the two — those are three long-term options for safety barriers on the Eighth Street bridges...

Community Issues

Giving Fence supplies needy Colorado families with warm clothes
Cox Media Group  - Dec 9, 2017
FOUNTAIN, Colo. A Colorado couple renewed its goal of giving back to the community as the Giving Fence reopened to provide clothing to families in need. Families who lack gloves, scarves and hats can come to the fence, owned by Robert and Tonja Himschoot of Fountain.. ...
Row over fencing of park in posh Kimberley suburb
IOL  - Dec 9, 2017
Residents of an affluent Kimberley suburb were outraged on Tuesday when the construction of an electric fence at a local park, paid for by members of the community who were concerned about their safety, was stopped by officials from the Sol Plaatje Municipality. ...
The Secret World War II History Hidden in London's Fences
Mental Floss  - Dec 11, 2017
In South London, the remains of the UK’s World War II history are visible in an unlikely place—one that you might pass by regularly and never take a second look at....
Complaints about fencing, lattice work land Villager in public hearing
Villages-News  - Dec 11, 2017
Complaints about fencing and lattice work at a home in the Village of Valle Verde, landed a homeowner in a public hearing Wednesday before the Village Center Community Development District Board of Supervisors....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Forest Service, California Deer Association building fences
Herald and News - Dec 8, 2017
ALTURAS — Big Valley Ranger District range managers applied for and received a grant from the California Deer Association to build a buck-and-rail fence around Sweagert Flat, northwest of Adin. Local members also volunteered to help build the fence.....


Court orders chain link fence to solve fight between gun range and its neighbors
Dallas Morning News - Dec 8, 2017
KAUFMAN — It took four attorneys, two experts and a district judge two hours Wednesday to determine what kind of fence was needed between Catfish Corner and the LoneStar Gun Club and Redneck Resort....
Elderly Couple Literally Left In The Dark As Neighbours Put Fence Up Outside Their House
Ladbible - Dec 8, 2017
Ah, neighbours. Everybody needs good neighbours. Bounding across their lawn to say 'G'day, Karl!' Letting you use their pool when they're not in. ....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Trump wants a ‘beautiful’ new border wall. This artist is making the old one beautiful.
Desert Sun - Dec 7, 2017
TECATE, Mexico — On a November morning in this quiet border city in the Sierra de Juarez mountains, Enrique Chiu sketches Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec god of knowledge, on the ribbed, rusted metal fence that separates one nation from another.....


International Borders

No cross-border terrorism if US erects fence along Pak-Afghan border, General Mattis told
Pakistan Today - Dec 5, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has told the visiting US Defence Secretary General James Mattis that it would only guarantee no attacks from its soil if the US special forces erect a fence along Pakistan-Afghan borders and also repatriates all the Afghan migrants....
Bangla border fence hits land wall
Telagraph - Dec 8, 2017
Calcutta: The Bengal government's land policy cropped up as a major hurdle to the Centre's plan at a meeting to fence the borders with Bangladesh.....

Weird News

Oklahoma veterinarian removes 21 pacifiers from dog's belly
ABC News - Dec 9, 2017
An Oklahoma mother and father couldn't figure out what was happening to their child's pacifiers until the baby's grandmother saw the family dog swipe one off a counter.....

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PEXCO LLC Is looking for an Eastern Region Fence Sales Manager. Pexco is the leading producer of privacy fence slats for chain link fencing, marketed under it’s well known PDS® Fence Products brand. This position requires a minimum of 5 years of sales experience in the Fence Industry, 60% travel, with a home based office in the Northeast. An attractive benefits package, auto allowance and compensation commensurate with this position is offered. Applicants please contact: Richard Brooks (VP Sales & Marketing) or (978) 248-6013


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