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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 #7033 -- D&D Technologies D&D Technologies Stainless Steel Gate Hardware: NEW superior performance stainless steel gate hardware line offers nine different models of gate hinges and latches that have a powder coat finish. Several self-closing, tension adjustable models are available. more

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

Industry News

Gibraltar's G-FORCE M50 Post & Beam Fence gains M50 P1 Certification
PRNewswire - Jan 11, 2017
Gibraltar, a leading manufacturer of high tension cable barrier systems and anti-ram vehicle barriers used across the globe has announced the newest addition to its anti-vehicle barrier line. ..
Retractable fence disappears into the ground in just five seconds
NZ Stuff - Jan 11, 2017
At a glance there appears to be a fixed fence across this pathway, but part of the fence is an invisible gate that can retract down into the concrete.. ..
Northbridge Security Fence Company Offers Up Services Should Border Wall Become Reality
CBS Local - Boston - Jan 11, 2017
NORTHBRIDGE (CBS) — A Massachusetts company could play a bigger role in national security if President-elect Donald Trump’s idea to build a wall along the Mexican border becomes a reality. ..
AMICO Looks to Play a Role in Trump’s Border Initiative (Video)
American Security Today - Jan 11, 2017
The AMIGUARD system, is expected to play a large role in President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.., ...
Post Holder Invented for Fencing Installation - Designed by InventHelp Client (SKC-243)
Benzinga - Jan 12, 2017
Improving productivity not only benefits a company but its workers as well, especially if they can produce more while investing less time and effort. That's exactly what two inventors from Mohave Valley, Ariz., ...
Fencing Manufacturer Warns ‘Wales Could Run out of Timber if More Trees Aren’t Planted’
Business News Wales - Jan 13, 2017
Denbighshire firm, Clifford Jones Timber, has issued a warning this week, expressing concerns that Wales is running out of timber. Calling for more trees to be planted, the business manufactures over two and a half million fence posts per year, making it one of the largest timber companies in the country....
Fencing Market: Refresh and Remodeling Projects Fuels Demand for Fencing Solutions
Military Technologies - Jan 13, 2017
The global demand for innovative and decorative home improvement products has increased significantly as consumers are increasingly becoming conscious about home maintenance and repair ...

Decking Industry News

Fiberon Introduces Industry-Changing Innovations in the Composite Category
Yahoo News - Jan 10, 2017
Fiberon® is once again shaking up the composite decking industry. The long-standing leader in composite decking "firsts" will unveil both Fiberon Composite Cladding and new Fiberon Relax Decking at the 2017 International Builders' Show...
Trex Makes It Easy to Plan and Build Dream Decks
Yahoo News - Jan 11, 2017
Creating a dream outdoor living space has never been easier. Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, and leader in high-performance outdoor living products, has introduced a wealth of easy-to-use online tools and resources that are not only inspiring and empowering homeowners...
AZEK Building Products Announces Name Change from CPG Building Products at 2017 International Builders' Show
Yahoo News - Jan 10, 2017
AZEK Building Products, formerly known as CPG Building Products, is announcing the company's name change at the 2017 International Builders' Show. The company, which offers product lines from the AZEK and TimberTech brand names, made the strategic decision to do business as AZEK ...

Fence Contractors

Company sues after $15K fence installed on suspected serial killer's property
FOX Carolina - Jan 10, 2017
Suspected serial killer Todd Kohlhepp was ordered to pay thousands to the company which fenced part of his property where three victims were buried. According to attorney William S. Bean, Seegars Fence Company of Spartanburg was hired by Kohlepp to install 1,800 feet of chain link fence


Local Government Issues

Residents voice concern over stalled landfill fence
Niagara Gazette - Jan 10, 2017
Town of Wheatfield officials — encouraged by a lack of urgency among state regulators — have failed to honor their pledge made about 11 months ago to fence off a toxic landfill deemed a threat to public health.
BoA maintains high standard for high fence
Austin Monitor - Jan 10, 2017
Those wanting a taller fence in the city better have a good reason in hand when they come to the Board of Adjustment for a variance, as two northeast Austinites learned Monday..
Upgrade to Governor’s Mansion fence to be finished this month
The State - Jan 10, 2017
COLUMBIA, SC A nearly 500-foot section of the roughly 140-year-old fence around the Governor’s Mansion is being restored and modernized but will retain its historic appearance, a state official said...

Community Issues

Fences downed by Colorado Springs windstorm lead to spike in lost dogs
Colorado Springs Gazette - Jan 10, 2017
Andrew Vega's dog, Zeus, escaped Monday through a gate broken by the windstorm. Vega was lucky - Zeus, a 3-year-old pit bull, didn't get far. He was taken in by a neighbor and returned later that day....
Barbed Wire Fence Could Come Down at Coppell ISD
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....

Famous and Their Fences

Hiding those prying eyes: Former Yankees great beefs up fencing at “St. Jetersburg” compound
Mercury News - Jan 13, 2017
Derek Jeter used to hit baseballs over the fence. Now he’s getting special permission to build a taller one around his Tampa mansion And his neighbors don’t mind one bit.e...


No matter your style, there’s a fence to suit your home
Daily Nation - Jan 11, 2017
Security and the need for privacy are the most obvious reasons home owners erect fences. However, beyond these basic functions, a fence contributes greatly to a home’s exterior décor.. ..
When a new fence fails to impress - Jan 16, 2017
Security and the need for privacy are the most obvious reasons home owners erect fences. However, beyond these basic functions, a fence contributes greatly to a home’s exterior décor.. ..

Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

Newsweek - Jan 10, 2017
Fences and barriers built to stop the flow of desperate people across European borders as part of the continent’s refugee crisis will have disastrous side effects on wildlife, according to a study.....
Fences keep elk at bay
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide - Jan 13, 2017
Stackyard fences in the south valley, built with the help of funding from Blaine County and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, are doing their job and keeping elk out of crops.....
Kangaroo klutz face-plants on road while trying to hop fence
UPI - Jan 12, 2017
CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A clumsy kangaroo is going viral after its attempt to jump over a rope fence caused it to face-plant on a paved road......

Pool Safety

Pool fence regulations: What does a safe fence look like?
The Age - Jan 13, 2017
This summer has been particularly devastating for drowning deaths: on our beaches, in waterholes and in backyard pools....
Mother posts video of son on Facebook to send message about pool fences
Sydney Morning Herald - Jan 13, 2017
It takes two-year-old Brodie Atkinson 21 seconds to scale the pool-like fence, in a video that has sent chills through Australian parents...
Glass pool fence 'explodes' during Sydney heatwave
9 News Sydney  - Jan 13, 2017
Scorching temperatures of over 40C in Sydney have been blamed for an exploding glass pool fence in the city's north today..


USA/Mexico Border

See Where Fencing Has Yet to Be Built Along Mexico Border
Daily Signal - Jan 13, 2017
The U.S. government has built fencing along roughly one-third of the 1,933-mile southern border with Mexico. The border state with the longest boundary—Texas, at about 1,241 miles—is covered by only 115 miles of fencing...

Weird News

'Bridge Ninjas' Gain Internet Fame After Nevada Flooding
ABC News - Jan 14, 2017
A team of heavy-machine operators drew a crowd of camera-toting spectators as they plucked downed trees and other dangerous debris from raging floodwaters in Nevada....

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