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FenceTech 2018 Blog ...
Fencetech is coming to Phoenix 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 #117 -- Westech to Showcase Variegated Fence Profiles at FenceTech 2018
Westech Building Products, a Westlake company, will showcase its new variegated fence profiles product line at the upcoming FenceTech 2018 industry conference. This conference and exhibition will be held in Arizona, at the Phoenix more

Booth number: #1145 -- Miller Edge -- chance to win a YETI Roadie Cooler or Tumbler.
Want to keep cool with a YETI? Stop by Miller Edge Booth #1145 for a chance to win a YETI Roadie Cooler or Tumbler. There are three easy ways to win! more

Industry News

CertainTeed builds its fence line
Plastic News - Feb 2, 2018
Orlando, Fla. — Some might say CertainTeed Corp. left no stone unturned when it came to filling a gap in its fence line. The Malvern, Pa.-based company acquired SimTek Fence in Orem, Utah, for an undisclosed sum last summer and showed off the results at the International Builders' Show, put on by the National Association of Home Builders. ...
New Loop Sizes for Parking, Car Wash, and Drive Thru Applications!
Press Release - Feb 2, 2018
BD Loops is now offering 12ft, 14ft, and 16ft perimeter preformed loops as standard sizes. These new loops come with 20ft or 50ft of lead-in for Saw-Cut Loops, and 40ft or 60ft of lead-in for Direct Burial loops.. ...
Itocho Announces Acquisition of Fencing Manufacturer Alta Forest Products
Trillions Magazine - Jan 31, 2018
Itocho, a Japanese corporation based in Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka and Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo, has announced the acquisition of Alta Forest Products, a large North American wood fencing manufacturer based in Chehalis, Washington.....
SCDOT releases statement in wake of lawsuit against X-Lite guardrails
WIS-TV - Feb 2, 2018
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation released a statement on Friday in response to the lawsuit filed against them by the son of a woman who died after colliding with an X-Lite guardrail in April. ....
Accelerated Fence Franchise Growth Continues as Superior Fence & Rail Opens 11th Location - Feb 2, 2018
Sarasota, FL, February 02, 2018 --( Superior Fence & Rail has opened its 11th fence franchise, a Sarasota fence company operating in Florida’s Sarasota and Manatee Counties....

Fence Contractors

'Ferocious fight for jobs': Ring Road tender winner
Daily Mercury - Feb 1, 2018
THERE is going to be a cage fight amongst local fencing companies for the lucrative solar industry jobs according to Dog Gone Fencing boss Jack Mclean. ...
Customers say they paid thousands for a fence they didn't get
Fox 4 News - Jan 30, 2018
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A group of four customers knocked on the door of the McGill Fence Company, Tuesday. They say they paid thousands of dollars, but months later still have not received the fences they paid for. ...
Fence fight: More than a dozen customers accuse company of 'shoddy' work
News4 Jax - Jan 30, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - R. Champ Fencing has had so many complaints filed against it in the last three years, the Better Business Bureau has given it an “F” rating. We talked with two customers who said not only was the work “subpar," ...


Local Government Issues

Kentucky Fence Law Program Thursday
Richmond Register - Jan 31, 2018
Every livestock producer has property with boundary fencing around it that needs to be maintained. Farmers can rely on Kentucky fence laws are to clarify fence construction and/or repair disagreements. However, these laws can be a bit vague and may not clearly provide guidance in some situations.......
BAC issues tender for security fencing
News of Bahrain - Feb 4, 2018
Manama : Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), yesterday issued a new public tender for security fencing to upgrade the existing airport perimeter fence. Dubbed Control Post No. 3 (CP3), the project is aimed at improving the landside and airside boundary security of BIA. .....

Community Issues

Fencing donated to Keene Animal Shelter
Cleburne Times Review - Feb 1, 2018
Freedom can be defined as the power to move without hindrance or restraint. Thanks to an anonymous donor, dogs at the Keene Animal Shelter will soon get to experience a bit of freedom in outdoor runs...
What’s going on? New fencing being installed around compost lot - Feb 1, 2018
Hannibal Street Department workers were taking advantage of Wednesday’s warm temperatures to make progress on the installation of a new fence....


Fence built by neighbour puts Aurora resident in a jam
The Star - Jan 31, 2018
Marnee Buckles turned to the Town of Aurora for help, but left empty-handed. The longtime Wells St. resident has approached the town during two separate public meetings to ask about a fence erected by her neighbour that has become an obstacle to maintaining her property.....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Plans for Trump border fence released
San Antonio Express-News - Jan 31, 2018
The Trump administration is planning to build 250 miles of border fencing that will cut across South Texas ranch land from Laredo to McAllen, Congressman Henry Cuellar said Wednesday.....
Texas officials allegedly engaged in bribes and kickbacks to make millions while building Trump's border wall
The Texas Tribune - Feb 3, 2018
The kickback scheme was allegedly hashed out over weeknight drinks at a steakhouse in a border county in south Texas.....

International Borders

Cost of border fences, underground barrier, reaches NIS 6bn
Ynet-News - Jan 30, 2018
Over the past 17 years, Israel has spent NIS 6 billion on building and improving border fences along the Jordanian, Egyptian, Syrian, Lebanese and Gazan borders, as well as on the first-of-its-kind underground barrier project—which cost nearly half the sum itself....


Weird News

'This is really going to sound strange.' Texas house stolen
ABC News - Feb 5, 2017
PA Houston couple has reported a house heist — as in, their vacation home was stolen. KTRK-TV reports that Jo and Lonnie Harrison say their one-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin is missing from their property in Madisonville, about 90 miles (144 kilometers) northwest of Houston....

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SEEKING A SENIOR LEVEL PRODUCTION MANAGER! Hercules Fence is a premier Fence & Perimeter Security Company in the Washington DC/Baltimore Metropolitan area. We excel in commercial and high security work at some of the most prestigious locations in the United States. We are seeking a Senior Level Production Manager to run our Production Department at our continually growing Jessup, Maryland branch. Experience in a fast-paced construction environment is a must!
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Fence Installers/Foreman Wanted!

Well established Fence Company, operating in the Birmingham, AL area for over 40 years! Currently seeking Experienced Fence Installers/Foreman and Gate Fabricators. Ideal candidates will have experience in both commercial and residential projects, capable of leading crews, installing various types of fence materials including wood, ornamental, chain link, and PVC.
We provide a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, 401k match, vacation and holiday pay and a relocation package. All tools and equipment are also provided. Competitive pay options, hourly or sub pay.
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We are Western Canada’s largest fencing company, with 12 branches in AB, BC & SK. Previous sales/estimating experience and ability to do take-off’s from blue prints for construction projects would be an asset. A valid drivers’ license and previous computer experience is required. These are full-time positions for sales of chain link fence and related materials. Please submit your resume and remuneration requirements to the contact listed below. Rite-Way Fencing Inc. has two positions available:
Inside / Outside Sales – Edmonton - Apply to: Please specify “Inside / Outside Sales – Edmonton” in your correspondence.
Residential / Commercial Sales – Kelowna - Apply to: a Please specify “Residential / Commercial Sales – Kelowna” in your correspondence.


PEXCO LLC Is looking for Eastern & Western Region Fence Sales Managers. Pexco is the leading producer of privacy fence slats for chain link fencing, marketed under it's well known PDS® Fence Products brand. These positions each require a minimum of 5 years of sales experience in the Fence Industry, 60% travel, with respective home based offices in the Northeast and the Pacific Northwest. An attractive benefits package, auto allowance and compensation commensurate with each of these positions is offered. Applicants please contact: Richard Brooks (VP Sales & Marketing) or (978) 248-6013




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