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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

Eco Building Products, Inc. Releases Eco D-Fence™ Project Update
MarketWired - Jan 26, 2017
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2017) - Eco Building Products, Inc. (OTC PINK: ECOB) cited a long-term project, utilizing its Eco D-Fence™ IV, that continues to produce great results for contractors and homeowners alike..
Massachusetts company says it makes fence ideal for Trump’s border wall
NBC-10 - Jan 25, 2017
President Donald Trump has ordered a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Now, Riverdale Mills in Northbridge, Massachusetts wants to build it. Actually, it just wants to provide the material, and it said it’s solution is better than conventional walls. It’s a sturdy wire mesh, with holes so small fingers can’t fit in......
Publicist Report - Jan 26, 2017
Worldwide Gate Operator Market 2017 Research report is an in-depth analysis of 2017 global Gate Operator market on the current state...
A Museum of Barbed Wire and Americana
Detroit Free Press - Jan 26, 2017
Carm Drain stands by his wall of barbed wire, the centerpiece of the Old Fence Rider Historical Center and Museum in Edmore, on Oct. 19, 2016. He stocked it ...

Decking Industry News

Trends to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space
PRNewswire - Jan 27, 2017
(Family Features) No matter the season or the region, outdoor living is more popular than ever, as homeowners look to "bring the indoors out" and create spaces that are true extensions of the home. The newest designs in outdoor living spaces do not simply feature the look of the indoors, but the functionality as well...
Royal adding capacity for grooved decking and cedar shake
PRNewswire - Jan 30, 2017
Orlando, Fla. — After going through its own sale to Westlake Chemical Corp., Royal Building Products is showing off new grooved decking and cedar shake that it expects to be such big sellers that the company is adding capacity...

Fence Contractors

When a new fence fails to impress
Pocono Record - Jan 26, 2017
Q: I recently had a new fence installed, and I am pretty unhappy about it. The wood quality is terrible, as if they used seconds. The salesman said this is the way the fence should look. I have only paid half the total cost. Should I ask them to repair/replace anything before I pay the balance?..
Trump’s wall could be a boost for U.S. government contractors
Bloomberg Government - Jan 26, 2017
If wall construction begins, much depends on what it will be made of. Purgatory Fence Co., Marriott Fence Construction Inc., and PCM & Sl Plota Co. are the top three fencing contractors for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security since 2013, according to Bloomberg..

Local Government Issues

Hudson now requires homeowners to get permits before building fences
Montreal Gazette - Jan 30, 2017
After numerous disputes in recent years, Hudson is now requiring homeowners to now obtain a permit for any new fence or gat....
Plans in place for a stronger, taller White House fence
WJLA - Jan 17, 2017
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — The White House wants a fence that is stronger and taller. During President Donald Trump's first week in office, the Commission of Fine Arts has approved the final design for a new fence and it will be taller – about four feet and seven inches taller....
After complaints, City of Tampa fences in park
FOX-13 News - Jan 17, 2017
TAMPA (FOX 13) - Phil Bourquardez Park on North Tampa Street once welcomed people with a sign. Now, they're met by a fence with a padlock and a sign that reads, "no trespassing, keep out."....
Clearwater Beach adding fences to medians to prevent jaywalking
ABC Action News - Jan 24, 2017
CLEARWATER, Fla. - There are changes coming to the way you'll get around Clearwater Beach. This week, construction crews are ripping up some medians to make way for fences. The city is trying to eliminate dangerous jaywalking.....


AG Fencing

Deer fencing now available to farmers for crop protection
New Jersey Herald - Jan 31, 2017
Sussex County farmers can now get help with installing deer fences to protect their crops on land which has been permanently preserved, according to the state Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher.....
MU Extension Offers February Updates on Missouri Fencing Laws
Dairy Herd - Jan 26, 2017
Missouri landowners and renters can learn about the state's complex fencing and boundary laws at sessions offered by University of Missouri Extension. A new state law offers protection to responsible livestock owners. Under the law, which went into effect in October 2016, livestock owners....
Bend-area rancher hopes to bring roaming buffalo home
KTVZ - Jan 24, 2017
BEND, Ore. - Where do the buffalo roam? Well, they're supposed to be safe at home at Pine Mountain Ranch east of Bend, but some are still missing after escaping through a cut fence over the weekend, leaving ranch owner Alan Rousseau scrambling to locate about 60 of them. ....

USA/Mexico Border

Jerusalem Post Israel News - Jan 26, 2017
US President Donald Trump is holding true to his campaign pledge of building a wall between the United States and Mexico, calling it “necessary” and citing Israel’s security fence as an example.....
In Eagle Pass, divided view of border fence
Austin American-Statesman - Jan 26, 2017
Editor’s note: This story was originally published March 7, 2010 As the sun dips toward the horizon, Shelby Park becomes an idyllic place, a rare patch of manicured green along the Texas-Mexico border. Kids practice soccer on the expansive sports fields, and joggers make their afternoon revolutions.....
Farmers living near gap in El Paso's border fence react to border wall executive order
KFOX-14  - Jan 26, 2017
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — Life is peaceful on the eastern edge of El Paso County. The landscape is nothing but farmland, with a few houses scattered in between.....



Myanmar border fencing alarms India
Indian Express - Jan 25, 2017
Reports of fencing being carried along the India-Myanmar border has set alarm bells ringing among the security establishment in New Delhi and prompted the Union Home Ministry to order a survey of the frontier on the Indian side....
Slovenia Replaces Part of Razor Fence on Border with Croatia
Total-Croatia - Jan 25, 2017
Slovenian army has removed 600 metres of metal razor wire fence on the Croatian-Slovenian border at Hum na Sutli. In its place, it has started preparing polese....

Weird News

Ohio Teen Zaps Cop With Stun Gun to Fulfill Bucket-List Wish
ABC News - Jan 30, 2017
Police in central Ohio helped a teenage leukemia patient cross off a bucket-list item that was seriously shocking: She wanted to use a stun gun on someone...

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