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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

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Booth #3003 -- BD Loops 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

AMICO Security Launches Next Generation ANC Composite Fence System Receives M5.0 Security Rating
ThomasNet -- Press Release - Dec 30, 2016
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - December 30, 2016 - 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, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, industrial businesses and utilities....
Betafence Corporate Services Rebrands to PRÆSIDIAD
PRNewswire - Dec 23, 2016
Betafence Corporate Services fortified its high security growth strategy through the recent acquisition of Hesco and Secure USA. The acquisitions brought together benefits to all facets of the corporation, including an expansion of, now PRÆSIDIAD's, slice of intellectual property; securing over 50 global patents in integrated security systems. ...
Global Gate Operators Market 2016 – Industry Size, Trend, Analysis, Competitive Structure and Forecast 2021
All About News - Dec 29, 2016
Global Gate Operators Market – Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016-2021 provides detailed market and segment level data on the Global and Chinese consumption of Contract Research Organization (Cro). ...
Substation fencing
Utility Products - Dec 29, 2016
Substations: Every year, animals cause hundreds of substation power outages that leave thousands without power—and cost millions in repairs. TransGard manufactures and installs the only substation fencing that delivers a humane—but effective—electric shock that deters climbing animals, an approach the IEEE calls the most effective barrier against animal incursion....
North America Metal Fencing Market Size: Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Price Trends, and Forecast, 2015 - 2024
IT Business Net - Dec 29, 2016
North America metal fencing market size accounted for over 50% of the global revenue share in 2015. The prime reason for metal fences deployment in residential, agricultural and commercial sectors is to provide security and safety. In addition, it is also utilized to improve the aesthetics of buildings ....
Research details developments in the vinyl fencing market
WhaTech - Jan 2, 2017
The Global and Chinese Vinyl Fencing Market 2016 Industry Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Vinyl Fencing Market. ....
German authorities order Israeli anti-vehicle barriers in wake of Berlin attackt
i24News - Dec 24, 2016
Low-cost, modular vehicle barrier could have prevented Berlin attack, company says Following Monday's attack in the German capital, in which a truck plowed through a busy Christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring 48 more, German authorities have contacted an Israeli manufacturer of anti-vehicle barriers with the aim of purchasing the entirety of the company's product

Decking Industry News

TAMKO Introduces Envision Inspiration Composite Lumber
EIN News (press release) - Dec 21, 2016
TAMKO Building Products, Inc. introduces the newest member of its Envision Collection of capped composite lumber: Envision Inspiration™. The rare beauty of this unique decking board will be revealed to the public at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida on January 10, 2017.....

Fence Contractors

American Fence Aids in Suicide Prevention with Security Fencing
American Security Today - Jan 2, 2017
American Fence began a project special suicide prevention project 12 months ago, when the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) requested suggestions on how to fence a bridge that was constructed in the 1930’s.....
Top Reasons to Choose Chain-Link Fencing
EINPresswire - Dec 29, 2016
As a Vancouver-based company, QS Fencing specializes in fencing installation and repair. They provide 24/7 service for private, residential and commercial clients and have almost 12 years....


Local Government Issues

VDOT installing fencing to cut down on deer along I-64
WRIC - Dec 22, 2016
RICHMOND, Va.(WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Transportation is working to reduce the number of accidents between cars and deer on Interstate 64. Research shows fencing will be necessary along parts of the interstate to cut down on the number of deer walking into the roadway...
Department of Agriculture tells Berlin Center sanctuary to fix fencing
WKBN - Dec 29, 2016
BERLIN CENTER, Ohio (WKBN) – An animal sanctuary in Berlin Center has been ordered to correct fencing around its animals....
Granite Geek: Snow fences more complicated than you think
Concord Monitor - Dec 26, 2016
I have a fairly long driveway next to an open field, and at least once every winter, snow drifts across it to the point where things get dicey without all-wheel drive....
Chain-link fences along Redbud Trail cliffs soon to removed
Austin American-Statesman - Dec 27, 2016
After months of complaints from area residents, the city of Austin Public Works Department will reportedly take down the chain-link fences bordering the cliffs on Redbud Trail between Stratford Lane and the Emmett Shelton Bridge on Jan. 7. ...
OC?Council approves median fencing for Coastal Highway
OC Today - Dec 29, 2016
After years of kicking around the idea of a pedestrian barrier on Coastal Highway’s median strip, the Ocean City Council signed off on a design for a fence of sorts in one of its first meetings of the year. . ...

Community Issues

The Field Guide to Fences - Dec 27, 2016
Venturing from our studio in Bushwick Brooklyn on a clear, crisp day, we were in pursuit of fences in their natural habitat, in all their rich variety. ...
Homeowner Requests The City To Improve Creek Fence
KGNS - Dec 27, 2016
LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - A north Laredo woman is asking the city to improve the fence around a drainage ditch in her neighborhood. The resident says for over two years she has been asking the city to improve the fence and adds not much has been put into it.. ...
Tear Down That Fence: A Tale of Urban Farms & The Barriers in Their Way - Dec 20, 2016
When applied to scenic farms nestled in quiet rural country-sides, the maxim “good fences make good neighbors” might ring true. ...


Red Bluff to replace airport gate operating systems for safety purposes
Red Bluff Daily News - Dec 28, 2016
Red Bluff >> The City Council on Dec. 20 approved funding for the replacement of two Red Bluff Municipal Airport perimeter gate operating systems for safety purposes, as a supplemental appropriation from the airport impact fee fund in the amount of $11,764......
Nevada County airport fence project scheduled for completion in winter 2017
The Union - Dec 29, 2016
Construction on a long delayed new fence at the Nevada County Air Park is now expected to begin this spring. The construction of the fence, needed to keep deer off the runway,.....

AG Fencing

Fence-Flags Help Livestock and Wildlife See Wire Fences
AgInfo - Dec 29, 2016
One of the challenges of using wire or barb wire fence is ensuring that wildlife and livestock see the fence line well before running into it. Inventor, distributor and marketer of the FENCE-FLAG Don Kaleta shares the advantages of his product as a possible detection device......
Man arrested following damage to farm fences near Maryborough
Mirage News - Dec 29, 2016
Central Goldfields Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested a man after a number of farm fences were allegedly damaged near Maryborough earlier this year, Victoria Police say.....

Fencing and Animals -- Wildlife

La Quinta approves fence to keep bighorn sheep out
KESQ - Dec 20, 2016
LA QUINTA, Calif. - While some people on this Silver Rock golf course said it's a peaceful view to see the bighorn sheep graze, representatives for the Sierra Club said it's killing the species.....
Good fences make elk good neighbors
Twin Falls Times-Newsnbsp;- Dec 21, 2016
PICABO — Elk grazing in a mountain meadow is one thing, but hundreds of elk looting and plundering stack yards full of hay meant for ranch cattle is quite another.....


Pool Fencing

Requirement for pool fence height could be reduced
Piatt County Journal-Republican - Dec 28, 2016
The required fence height for residences with new pools in Monticello could be lowered from six to four feet if the city council approves a recommendation made by the city planning and zoning board...
New rules for fencing backyard pools are one week away, but there's confusion abound about what they are - Dec 23, 2016
"Now the law is changing, but they are not telling people what the new rules are." Council head of building services Leigh Sage said the new law required all pools that could be filled to a depth of 400mm – about the size of an infant's inflatable three-ring pool..

International Borders

Slovenia to Keep Fence on Border with Croatia
Total Croatia News - Dec 29, 2016
Slovenian Interior Minister does not think that the wire fence should be removed. Slovenian Interior Minister Vesna Gjerkeš Žnidar said on Thursday that she believed Slovenia was still threatened by a possible large-scale migration wave, l..

Weird News

Dog Named Scarface Attacks Family for Dressing It in Sweater
ABC News - Jan 2, 2017
Police in Florida say a dog named Scarface attacked a family who tried to put a sweater on it. Tampa police say the pit bull mix bit a 52-year-old woman who was trying to dress it Friday and her husband was attacked while trying to pull the dog off her.....

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