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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 #2010 -- Abbey Trading Abbey Trading | Wholesalers of Gate Hardware, Hinges and Latches will be showing their GATEMATE & FENCEMATE popular lines of Gate Hardware for both Wooden and Vinyl Gates more

Booth #1640 - C.O. Iron Works Inc. We will be giving away a $50 Starbucks gift card. Enter your business card in the draw box- we wish you luck! Come and visit us at Booth #1640 to see our latest iron balusters more

Booth #1048 - MultiSteel MultiSteel is the American based subsidiary of MultiGroup, the leading tubing producer in the Americas. Among several steel products. more

Booth #1054 -- Azembla of America Inc. is a manufacturer of architectural solutions to the building industry featuring picket vinyl fencing, privacy fence in a variety of modern design profiles in white color and woodgrain.... more

Industry News

Gibraltar Awarded Multiple International Vehicle Barrier Contracts
PRNewswire - Dec 4, 2017
Gibraltar, a leading manufacturer of anti-ram vehicle barriers used across the globe, has announced that it has received awards for multiple international projects.....
Government Security News - Dec 2, 2017
A British-designed road block system, which can withstand the force of a 5,500lbs vehicle travelling at 30mph, is headed to the United States in response to last week’s New York City terrorist attack in Manhattan....
Turnstiles Market Outlook by Key Players (Alvarado, Automatic Systems, Axess), Industry Size, Forecast & Competition Comparison 2017-2022
Newsient - Dec 4, 2017
HTF MI published a new industry research that focuses on Turnstiles market and delivers in-depth market analysis and future prospects of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Turnstiles market....

Decking Industry News

Trex Makes Outdoor Living Dreams Come True
PRESS RELEASE Marketwired - Nov 30, 2017
A gateway to Puget Sound and one of the most picturesque small towns in America, Gig Harbor, Wash. brings together the heritage of the Pacific Northwest with the sightseeing, culture and vibrant life of a metropolis....

Fence Contractors

BCSO asks for help solving recent suspicious death
KRQE News 13 - Dec 4, 2017
Armijo was a guardrail superintendent for the Valley Fence Company. Deputies say he returned from a fencing job in Magdalena just before his death.....
Former fencing company owner could spend 5 years behind barbed wire
Kansas City Business Journal - Nov 29, 2017
Roy Wayne Guier, the former owner of Roy and Son Fencing, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of tax evasion.....

Local Government Issues

Richland County builds fences to keep the homeless out of its courthouse
The State - Dec 1, 2017
COLUMBIA, SC Richland County is building a 6-foot fence around the downtown courthouse to keep out the homeless. Made of black metal bars, the fence, which is nearly finished, is the final step in a series of security upgrades requested by Sheriff Leon Lott....
Landfill gets new fence
The State - Nov 30, 2017
The Pratt County Landfill is getting a new fence to help catch wind blown material. A new fence around the south side of the active pit at the Pratt County Landfill will help cut down on trash blowing across the property....
Killjoy council put up 6ft fence and no-go zone around Christmas tree
Metro - Nov 30, 2017
Steel barriers and a 6ft high fence have been put around the tree in Market Place, preventing people from getting much closer than 30ft...

Community Issues

Amesbury ready to replace downtown fencing
The Daily News of Newburyport  - Nov 30, 2017
AMESBURY — The Quality of Life Capital Advisory Committee is ready to give the city a long-hoped-for Christmas gift in the form of new downtown fencing. ...
Lawton Animal Welfare’s mural is complete
KSWO  - Dec 1, 2017
LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Lawton Animal Welfare is working on several projects to improve the quality of life of the animals who stay there. They finished up the mural on their wooden fence and they are also working on a new outdoor fence area....
Dog injury prompts Longboat to consider park changes  - Nov 29, 2017
Debora LaMent and her husband had just returned to Longboat Key when they brought their two dogs to Bayfront Park. It was the second time in the week before Thanksgiving that they’d brought their pups, Chance and Pye, to the no-leash park just a few miles from their Cedars East winter home. ..



Group gives nod to area airport plans; State board to decide on funding in March
Argus Observer  - Nov 28, 2017
ONTARIO — The cities of Ontario and Vale have applied for funding to help complete improvement projects at their airports and Monday received support from Southeast Area Commission on Transportation on their applications. ...

AG Fencing

No Fencing Payments In Sight
AG Web - Nov 28, 2017
Eight months have passed since massive wildfires tore through the central and southern plains. Nearly 2 million acres spanning four states was scorched by the fast-moving.....
EWN - Dec 3, 2017
OHANNESBURG - The Mpumalanga government has urged people who own livestock to be more vigilant and monitor their animals after a deadly crash that claimed the lives of 10 people......

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fence improvement project benefits pronghorn migration
Cody Enterprise - Dec 4, 2017
In the spirit of shared conservation stewardship on public land, the Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office recently collaborated with the Wyoming Department of Transportation....
Agencies cooperate to improve fence for Wyoming pronghorns
Billings Gazette - Nov 28, 2017
About 3 miles of fence will be easier for migrating pronghorns to cross thanks to a cooperative effort by Wyoming agencies. The Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office recently collaborated with the Wyoming.....
Norway to put up fence to stop reindeer slaughter - Nov 29, 2017
Norway said Wednesday it would speed up the building of a fence along a railway in the far north of the country after scores of migrating reindeer were mowed down by trains......
Preventing desperate deer damager
Union Daily Times - Nov 30, 2017
Deer can cause major damage to yards in any season, but in winter they can be downright deadly to some of the most expensive backyard landscape plants. When regular foods like leaves, grass and annuals become scarce.....
Not emused: fence at Alkimos development hindering wild emus from accessing bush
North Coast Times - Nov 29, 2017
AN emu was seen running back and forth along a construction fence in Alkimos today, weeks after a developer said it would learn to find an alternative route......

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Prototypes of Trump's wall offer chilling lesson in the power of architecture
Curbed - Nov 28, 2017
Border towns always bring out the worst in a country,” says Charlton Heston. He is talking to his wife, Janet Leigh, his voice shaking with the tetchy conviction of an embarrassed patriot. ....


The Longest Fence in the World Would Take 6 Months to Walk Around
Condé Nast Traveler - Dec 4, 2017
In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings explores Australia 3,488-mile fence, built to keep the dingoes out. ....


Weird News

Police: Squirrel blamed for vandalizing Christmas lights
ABC News - Dec 4, 2017
It was a squirrel that nearly stole Christmas in a New Jersey town....

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