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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 #1201 DoorKing, Inc. -- FenceTech 2018 New Product Introduction New product: 1812i
DoorKing is introducing a new version of the highly popular 1812 residential telephone entry system to the market – the 1812i! more

Booth #1045 -- SPECRAIL will be introducing to the market its new glass and cable hand rail system for 2018. D more

Industry News

Derby fencing firm lands £1.1m investment from HSBC
East Midlands Business Link - Dec 19, 2017
First Fence, the Derby-based fencing business, has completed a management buy-out (MBO) of TD Galvanizing with £500,000 of funding from HSBC and rebranded as ‘First Galvanizing’....
Vehicle Entrance Barrier Systems Market Size, Share, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts 2017 - Acute Market Reports
Menafn - Dec 18, 2017
Vehicle Entrance Barrier Systems Market (By Equipment – Raising Arm Barriers, Road Blocks, Bollards, Security Gates, and Others; By Application: Airports, Oil and Gas Facilities, Financial Institutions, Government Buildings, Data Centers, Military Bases...
Eastern Metal Supply, Inc. Acquires Enduris’ Endeck
Business Wire - Dec 8, 2017
Eastern Metal Supply (EMS) has acquired Enduris’ Endeck Capped Cellular PVC product lines of deck, dock and fascia boards. EMS will continue to service all of Enduris’ Endeck customer base and aggressively promote the product lines....

Decking Industry News

Stainless Cable & Railing to move to Port of Camas-Washougal
Columbian - Dec 14, 2017
Growing popularity of steel cable railings has led a Vancouver company to move to the Port of Camas-Washougal... ...
Deck Cable Railings Provide Unbeatable Strength And Modern Looks
Prague Post - Dec 18, 2017
Balconies and decks give us the much-required lung-space, whenever we wish to breathe some open air. The styles of decks and balconies have always kept evolving with time. ...

Fence Contractors

Plano Fence Builder Installs Handcrafted Fences for Clients
NBHerard - Dec 18, 2017
Plano, Texas – A fence builder company in Plano, Texas, has been providing fencing services to the residents of Plano and the neighboring areas. ...
Fire damages All-American Fence Co. facility in Lee
Berkshire Eagle - Dec 08, 2017
LEE — A fire caused heavy damage on Thursday afternoon to part of a small-business office. Shortly after noon, Lee and Lenox fire departments were called to the All-American Fence Co. at 100 Marble St., where firefighters found the storage area and single bay garage attached to the office in flames....

Local Government Issues

Hampstead council split over chain link fences
The Suburban - Dec 13, 2017
Councillors Harvey Shaffer and Warren Budning are vehemently opposed to a Hampstead bylaw that enables residents to put up chain link fences, saying theyt are aesthetically unattractive....
Caltrans erecting fence at site of I-5 homeless encampments
Recordnet - Dec 15, 2017
STOCKTON — Motorists traveling the busy westbound Highway 4 transition ramp to northbound Interstate 5 may have noticed a recent change in the scenery as they look off to their right. ...


Community Issues

Temporary Safety Fence Installed on George Washington Bridge
US News - Dec 13, 2017
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Workers have installed a temporary safety fence along the George Washington Bridge's south sidewalk two weeks ahead of schedule. ...
News Radio-1310  - Dec 15, 2017
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) Three teens have been identified and accused of vandalizing fencing in Twin Falls. The Twin Falls Police Department announced they have identified the three Filer teens ...

AG Fencing

10 facts about Kansas fence law
High Plains Journal - Dec 19, 2017
Hundreds of miles of fence have been repaired and replaced in Kansas over the last two years thanks to wildfires in 2016 and 2017. Kansas state fence laws have evolved over the years as agriculture has changed across the state. ....
Farmer drowns while installing fencing
The Leader - Dec 17, 2017
The installation of a fence ended in tragedy on Friday when San Javier Local Police confirmed the death of a farmer who fell into an irrigation reservoir in El Mirador while he was erecting fencing......
Commissioners keep ag fence exemption
Gillette News Record - Dec 16, 2017
JACKSON — Fencing controversy ensnarled Monday discussions of the county’s new natural resource protection regulations. After a months-long public outreach process, Teton County commissioners gave staff planners their final direction to write and revise regulations .....


Correctional service to review fence-lowering plan at Metchosin prison
CTV News - Dec 14, 2017
A prison near Metchosin says plans to lower fences on its grounds have been put on hold amid a federal review of the project. A spokesman for William Head Institution says the commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada requested the review into the plan to lower the prison's security fences from 12 feet tall to four feet.....
William Head prison pauses on lower fence
Times Colonist - Dec 15, 2017
William Head prison won’t lower its fence without consulting residents of Metchosin, Correctional Service Canada says. Commissioner Don Head has asked for a review of the proposed project, spokesman Jean-Paul Lorieau said in an emailed statement......


How to negotiate fence changes with neighbours
StartsAt60 - Dec 16, 2017
When it comes to negotiating property lines and fences with neighbours, things unfortunately don’t always go to plan. In a perfect world, neighbours would each pay half the cost of replacing the fence or repairing it and come out the other side as friends. However, sometimes it is not that simple.....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

How the border fence cut through one Brownsville neighborhood (video)
Texas Tribune - Dec 14, 2017
An investigation by The Texas Tribune and ProPublica revealed that landowners were paid unevenly for similar plots of land when the federal government began taking property to build a border fence in the Rio Grande Valley. ....
Border fence towers over Texans' property. Should the government pay them? - Dec 15, 2017
BROWNSVILLE — One day several years ago, a crew of federal contractors turned up behind Melissa Solis’ family home, a modest house with white siding surrounded by fruit trees and farmland a few hundred yards from the Rio Grande. The workers cleared brush. They dug a deep trench. A pile driver sank steel deep into the ground.....
Against the wall: Specter of fence looms over some residents
Valley Morning Star - Dec 17, 2017
BROWNSVILLE — One day several years ago, a crew of federal contractors turned up behind Melissa Solis’ family home, a modest house with white siding surrounded by fruit trees and farmland a few hundred yards from the Rio Grande. The workers cleared brush. They dug a deep trench. A pile driver sank steel deep into the ground.....
Arizona lawmakers' effort to raise funds for border fence ends – with nothing built
AZCentral - Dec 14, 2017
Six years ago, Arizona lawmakers made national headlines when they championed a plan to build a fence along parts of the border with Mexico using money raised from private donors......

International Borders

Fence along Lithuania-Kaliningrad border almost complete
Baltic Times - Dec 18, 2017
VILNIUS – As the deadline for the construction of a fence along the border between Lithuania and the Russian Kaliningrad region is expiring this week, Lithuanian border guards say it would be completed on time...


Weird News

Dead, dried-up Christmas tree to be replaced at Statehouse
ABC News - Dec 18, 2017
A dead Christmas tree at the Statehouse is being replaced. Gov. Gina Raimondo said on Monday that a new tree is coming after the first one dried up and dropped piles of needles more than a week before Christmas......

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