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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

BD Loops Dispelling Loop Myths at FENCETECH’17
Press Release - Jan 23, 2017
BD Loops has been hard at work designing new interactive booth displays that dispel common loop myths. Through the years, it has been BD Loops mission to put to rest common misconceptions about inductance loops. ....
Press Release - Jan 20, 2017
The meetings of ASTM Committee F14 on Fences are scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in the Bonham D Meeting Room. Members of the American Fence Association are welcome to attend ....
United States $11.15 Billion Fencing Market 2014-2024 - Research and Markets
PRNewswire - Jan 18, 2017
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "U.S. Fencing Market Size And Trend Analysis By Material (Metal, Wood, Plastic And Composite, and Concrete), By Application (Residential, Agriculture, And Industrial), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2014 - 2024" report to their offering.....
Growth of Global Fencing Market Shifts Into High Gear with Growing Construction Activities Worldwide
SBwire - Jan 23, 2017
Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 01/23/2017 — A fence is a designed structure that is used to hinder the crossing of an established boundary. Fences are created for a variety of reasons, the primary one being security across residential, commercial and agricultural sectors.....

Decking Industry News

Minnesota Makers: R&D Manufacturing's easy-to-install boating docks going nationwide
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal - Jan 19, 2017
Forest Lake-based R&D Manufacturing Inc. has made a name for itself in Minnesota and Wisconsin for its easy-to-install, lightweight V-Dock boating docks and accessories.....
Latest In-depth Decking Industry Industry Research Report: Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2021
Satellite PR News (press release) - Jan 23, 2017
Latest In-depth Decking Industry Industry Research Report: Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2021....

Fence Contractors

A PRESIDENTIAL RING TO IT: Donald Trump calls Charlestown man
News and Tribune - Jan 19, 2017
CHARLESTOWN — Charlestown resident David Abbott was in a field working on a fence for his business Monday when a number from New York, New York lit up his cell phone. "I don't usually answer them," Abbott said of unidentified calls. "Well, I answered it."..

Local Government Issues

ABC-7 - Jan 17, 2017
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- The coming storms have Caltrans crews scrambling to secure a hill in the Santa Cruz Mountains where a landslide came down eight days ago, destroying one of our ABC7 News vans and injuring one of our colleagues....

Community Issues

San Jose: Rose Garden neighbors’ security fence draws complaints
San Jose Mercury News - Jan 19, 2017
A group of residents who ponied up their money to install a security fence and gate in a public easement on their block to ward off criminals are catching some heat to remove it.....
Midtown Atlanta construction fencing aims to be artistic, for once
Curbed Atlanta - Jan 23, 2017
With construction projects filling dozens of blocks in Midtown, chainlink fences shrouded in black cloth have become a ubiquitous, unsightly reality.....


HOA and Fencing

Investment in wild dog fencing is 'money well spent', Queensland Premier says
property118 - Jan 20, 2017
The fence between my property and the neighbours blew down near the start of last year.fence The fence is believed to be a shared fence as the property deeds do not show a “T” on either side of the boundary and no evidence to dispute this has been found.....

AG Fencing

University of Missouri Extension to offer Missouri fencing and boundary laws class
KTTN - Jan 22, 2017
The University of Missouri Extension will offer a class on Missouri’s fencing and boundary laws for Missouri landowners and renters in February and March....
Information sought on fence cuttings Northeast of Columbus
Sek - Jan 17, 2017
COLUMBUS - The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating several reports of someone cutting barbed wire fences northeast of Columbus over the past couple of months.....
See purple on a tree or fence? It likely doesn’t mean K-State pride
Wichita Eagle - Jan 23, 2017
Purple. It’s one of the most visible colors in Kansas. It’s the color of Kansas State University, and license plates, bumper stickers, yard signs and clothing carry the color .....
Bonner County Daily Bee - Jan 20, 2017
Hunters and outdoorsmen in Texas and most of the Southwest are well aware of the “Purple Paint Law.” Arkansas was first to adopt the legislation in 1989, and its meaning was clear: No Trespassing.r .....

Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

Investment in wild dog fencing is 'money well spent', Queensland Premier says - Rural - Jan 20, 2017
The Queensland Premier believes her Government's $26 million investment in wild dog fences has been money well spent. It comes after years of discussions and consultation trying to determine the best way to get on top of the wild dog problem that has been decimating Queensland's sheep and wool industry....
Wildlife-friendly fencing catching on across Sonoma County
Sonoma News - Jan 20, 2017
Have you ever watched as a fawn, a coyote or a quail scurries in a panic to find its way around, over or through a fence?....
Homeowners urged to put up 5ft electric fences after hungry boars besiege town
Telegraph - Jan 22, 2017
Homeowners in a town besieged by wild boar are being urged to consider putting up 5ft electric fences around their property to fend off the beasts hunting for food....
Volunteers install fencing to keep elk off I-90 near Vantage
Daily Record-News - Jan 17, 2017
It was a cold and snowy Sunday as volunteers hammered frozen fiberglass poles into the ground and attached turbo wire and flags to stop elk from crossing Interstate 90 near Vantage....


Building Fences - Jan 19, 2017
The first thing we knew we'd have to do before we could go too far down this homesteading path was put up a fence around the majority of the back yard. Two things made this abundantly clear. First: we have two, 50-pound dogs who were as anxious as we were to have the space.....

USA/Mexico Border

Arizona-Mexico border fence to get replaced in Naco
AZ Central - Jan 13, 2017
NACO, Ariz. - The Arizona border with Mexico is getting about 7 ˝ miles of replacement fencing in Naco. The U.S. Border Patrol says it’s working with the Army Corps of Engineers and that plans for new fencing began four years ago.....



Lithuania to build fence along border with Russia's Kaliningrad
Reuters - Jan 17, 2017
Lithuania plans to build a two-meter high wire fence along its border with the Russian region of Kaliningrad, its interior minister said on Tuesday, amid continued tensions between Moscow and the Baltic states, which are members of NATO...
Israel raises height of fence on Egypt border
Times of India - Jan 18, 2017
Israel said Tuesday it has finished raising the height of an electronic fence along part of its border with Egypt to shut down irregular migration routes....

Weird News

Trucker Loses Trailer of 38,000 Pounds of Marbles on I-465
ABC News - Jan 21, 2017
A trucker has lost his marbles in the Indianapolis area. State police tell TV station WXIN that a truck carrying 38,000 pounds of marbles lost its trailer Saturday on southbound Interstate 465...

Classified Ads



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