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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 #1088 -- Seago, Inc Seago will be showing their Postmaster by Autoguide more

Booth #8051 -- Wallace International Welded mesh fencing is among the fastest growing types of fencing in the market. These fences combine the transparency and versatility of chain link fences more

Booth #3003 -- BD Loops UPDATED Booth Brings Hands-On Learning to FENCETECH’17-- BD Loops is eager to attend FENCETECH’17 and display the latest in loop systems. BD Loops is bringing all the tools you need to make installing loops easier more

Industry News

BD Loops Now Offering Cold Weather Loop Sealant!
Press Release - Jan 8, 2017
Need to seal loops in cold or freezing weather? Installing loops for a freezer door? BD Loops is now offering Q-Seal 295M (Winter Grade) 2 part polyurethane sealant. This specialized sealant applies easily and cures quickly in freezing temperatures. ..
Border wall might build up Northbridge company
Telegram & Gazette - Jan 8, 2017
NORTHBRIDGE - A Northbridge company may be a direct beneficiary of President-elect Donald Trump's promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border....
U.S. Fence Solutions Co. Invests In and Recapitalizes Binford Supply LLC, Texas’ Leading Residential & Commercial Fencing Distributor, in Partnership with Fencing Industry Veteran, Steve Stanley
Businesswire - Jan 4, 2017
DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Fence Solutions Co. (“U.S. Fence”), a portfolio company of private growth equity investment firm, Building Industry Partners (“BIP”), has invested in and recapitalized Dallas-based fencing distributor...
Wales needs more timber says fencing producer
BBC - Jan 4, 2017
Denbighshire firm Clifford Jones Timber said just 100 hectares (250 acres) of new woodland was planted here last year. The Welsh Government's target is 2,000 hectares a year...
AMICO Security announces fence system receives military-grade security ratingr
Government Securty News - Jan 4, 2017
AMICO Security announced today that its ANC fence system has received an M5.0 security rating in compliance with the ASTM F2781-10 standard, which is used to test the forced entry resistance of security fence systems, an important designation for the military...

Decking Industry News

UltraLox™ to Demonstrate Their New Interlocking Machine at IBS 2017
Benzinga - Jan 7, 2017
Headquartered in Eagan, MN, UltraLox™ will be demonstrating the new LOX8 UltraLox Interlocking™ machine at the IBS show January 10-12, 2017 - Orlando, FL - Booth #S960. The LOX8 Interlocking machine, accompanied by enough aluminum extrusions to convert to over 3,500 lineal feet of finished railing, ...
ChoiceDek Debuts Innovative Composite Decking Line with CoolDeck® Technology
Benzinga - Jan 5, 2017
As part of its commitment to providing homeowners with composite decking that is affordable, beautiful and made to last, ChoiceDek® is debuting a new high-performance decking line as part of the Lowe's ProServices booth (W2970) at the 2017 International Builders' Show (IBS), ...

Local Government Issues

Building simple fences around vacant lots could help reduce crime
PBS NewsHour - Jan 7, 2017
Many cities are finding that something as simple as installing a split rail fence around a cleared and mowed vacant lot not only fights urban blight, it can help fight crime...
RTA installs fencing ahead of possible labor strike
Dayton Daily News - Jan 3, 2017
The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority is taking steps to protect its assets in the event that workers go on strike next week. A fence is being installed around RTA’s Longworth Street facility....
High Bid Delays Median Project Beyond Summer Season
The Dispatch - Jan 4, 2017
OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Mayor and Council learned this week the median fence for a section of Coastal Highway will not be completed before summer as originally planned after the lone bid for the project came in higher than anticipated.....

Community Issues

Easement confusion could leave some backyards smaller
Dayton Daily News - Jan 3, 2017
A group of neighbors in the Elks Crossing subdivision are upset that some will lose as much as 10 feet of their small backyards due to a city easement they say was not identified in their paperwork upon purchasing the homes....
Fencing off an Asheville park to save it?
Citizen-Times - Dec 27, 2016
ASHEVILLE - A well-worn pocket of public space is at risk of being loved to death, some downtown advocates are saying. But the solution proposed — fencing off almost half of Pritchard Park — has alarmed some who say it will mean the exclusion of the homeless and other frequent park users.... ...


AG Fencing

Wild dogs: Wire fence stops sheep farm going to the dogs
The Australian - Jan 4, 2017
WILD dogs stalked Boyd Webb’s western Queensland property a little over two years ago, and the grazier began to dread what he’d see in his paddocks.....

Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

The fences built across Europe to stop refugees are threatening the continent’s wildlife
Quartz - Jan 8, 2017
In 1989, the fall of the Iron Curtain and the removal of border fences along the edges of the former Soviet Union wasn’t only the first step in today’s borderless Europe where citizens are able to travel more freely. It also created the backbone of the so-called ....
County OKs funding for elk-friendly fence
Jackson Hole News & Guide - Jan 4, 2017
Teton County officials have tentatively approved funding for a fencing project on the Snake River side of South Highway 89 that will funnel elk away from Melody Ranch and toward the South Park Feedground.....
Amazing footage captures herd of wild red deer leaping over fence
Deadline News - Jan 5, 2017
AN AMAZING video has captured a herd of wild red deer elegantly leaping over a fence in the Highlands. Alister Kemp, an amateur nature photographer from Evanton, near Inverness, filmed the gorgeous animals bounding over the small wire fence earlier this week....
Council to consider penguin fence extension
Otago Daily Times - Jan 4, 2017
An extension of one of the controversial Oamaru blue penguin red fences has been proposed. Late last year, the fence at the penguin underpass and fencing attached to a gate at the base of the breakwater at the edge of Tourism Waitaki’s Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony drew criticism on social media.....


Coyotes Causing Concern For Airline Crews In Arlington
CBS Local - Jan 4, 2017
ARLINGTON (CBDFW.COM) – They cut through the sky effortlessly but pilots at a North Texas airport said wildlife on the ground is now a concern...


How To Build A Classic Backyard Fence
Popular Mechanics - Jan 9, 2017
We'll show you how to build a fence, if you just want to keep out the neighbor's dog, or to define your personal landscape with a touch of architectural flair. Our lattice-top design makes an ideal privacy screen, but it can do much more....
Deer habits, capabilities weighed in designing special barriers
Total Landscapecare - Jan 9, 2017
Winter can come with a unique set of challenges for landscapers and their customers, and one of those tasks is keeping hungry deer out of the yard...


USA/Mexico Border

Behind fence, Mexico's notorious Juarez is wary of Trump's wall
Reuters - Jan 4, 2017
Mexicans overwhelmingly say they oppose the wall U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to build along their northern border. But in Mexico's Ciudad Juarez, where extensive fencing was erected by the United States to secure the border between 2007 and 2010,..

International Borders

Malaysia-Thailand border needs new fencing to enhance security
Total Croatia News - Dec 29, 2016
PADANG BESAR: New fencing at the Perlis-Thailand border should be planned and built fast to bolster protection of the country's security and sovereignty, said the Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail...

Weird News

Smart Donkey Uses Awesome Problem-Solving Skills To Cross Fence
UPI - Jan 6, 2017
This is one smart ass. Oreste the donkey didn’t fancy jumping over a fence, as his pals Pedro and Domenico had just done....

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