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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 #1145 - Miller Edge
Visit Miller Edge at booth #1145 for an interactive educational experience. Learn how to identify entrapment zone environments, and what Miller Edge products to install for protection while meeting the UL 325 requirements when designing a gate system. more

Booth #1903 - dormakaba will be showcasing our Full Height Turnstile dormakaba will be showcasing our Full Height Turnstile on the show floor more

Booth #813 -- LiftMaster CAPXL Launch
Visit the LiftMaster® booth at FENCETECH for a first look at our all-new Access Control Solutions: Connected Access Portal, High Capacity (CAPXL) and Connected Access Portal, 2-Door Controller (CAP2D), both with LiftMaster Cloud ™ Smart Access Control Software. more

Booth #1834 - SpaceGuard Products -- Picture with the BEAST
Are your customers looking for new alternatives to fencing? Have you walked away from potential projects because you don’t have an Architect specified product to offer your customers? more

Industry News

OSHA Cites South Jersey Manufacturer for Continued Safety Violations
EHS Today - Jan 11, 2018
OSHA cited Aruvil International Inc. for multiple safety violations – including failure to abate citations for hazards discovered during a 2015 inspection – at its Pennsauken, N.J. facility....
ATG Access upgrades Surface Guard to withstand lorry impact
IFSEC Global - Jan 11, 2018
ATG Access, which supplies bollards and other vehicle barriers, has enhanced its proprietary Surface Guard system to withstand the force of a lorry.....
US Air Force Certifies FlexZone to Protect Critical Assets (Multi-Video)
American Security Today - Jan 10, 2018
Senstar’s FlexZone, its newest generation ranging fence-mounted intrusion detection sensor, has been certified to protect critical assets at U.S. Air Force (USAF) bases worldwide....
Pacific Glass Pool Fencing Takes Sydney by Storm
NB Herard - Jan 10, 2018
Sydney, New South Wales – Referrals are pouring in for Pacific Glass Pool Fencing, the fastest growing glass pool fencing company in Sydney, Australia.....

Decking Industry News

Envision® Decking Crafted In The USA; Building A Legacy Of Beautifying America
Globe Newswire - Jan 9, 2018
Orlando, Florida, Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TAMKO Building Products, Inc.’s Envision® decking is made in the heartland of the USA. For the past nearly two decades, TAMKO has been producing composite decking at its Midwestern facility in Lamar, Missouri.....
TimberTech® by AZEK® Building Products Announces Launch of Three New Decking Colors at 2018 International Builders' Show
Globe Newswire - Jan 9, 2018
TimberTech® by AZEK® Building Products, No. 1 in premium decking, is debuting three new colors at the 2018 National Association of Home Builders' International Builders' Show from January 9th – 11th, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.....
Cali Bamboo Innovates with GeoWood
Globe Newswire - Jan 9, 2018
San Diego, CA, Jan. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cali Bamboo, the direct-to-consumer and omni-channel leader in both flooring and decking, announced today the launch of GeoWood™, a revolutionary engineered hardwood combining real timber layered over GeoCore™ -- Cali’s stabilizing limestone composite foundation. This ....

Fence Contractors

Man Arraigned in Shootings at Suburban Detroit Fence Company
US News - Jan 11, 2018
A 25-year-old man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his employer and wounding of a co-worker at a suburban Detroit fence company....


Local Government Issues

The fencing must go on, despite winter freeze
Rapid City Journal - Jan 15, 2018
Frigid temperatures did not slow determined workers at Custer State Park last week, as they worked to rebuild fire-damaged fences to contain the park's iconic buffalo......
Ohio to require fencing after sandbag hits car, kills man
ColumbusCEO - Jan 8, 2018
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Transportation is planning to require fencing at some overpass construction sites after a Michigan man was killed by a sandbag thrown through a car windshield. .....

Community Issues

Fence that segregated Camilla, Georgia, city cemetery removed
Tallahassee Democrat - Jan 11, 2018
A fence that separated whites and blacks in their final resting place in Camilla, Georgia, was removed Thursday. ...
New fence makes dog park safer for little ones
Silver City Daily Press and Independent - Jan 12, 2018
More dog owners are taking their pups to Cornali Field, the Western New Mexico University-owned community dog park on West Street, since a fence was installed last August sectioning off a third of the park for smaller dogs. ...
El Dorado’s Memorial Stadium to get new fencing
El Dorado News - Jan 10, 2018
Memorial Stadium will receive a new perimeter fencing after an unanimous vote by the El Dorado School Board Monday night. District Superintendent Jim Tucker said that the district received a $70,000 grant for the project “many months ago ...


Wildlife fence proposed around airport
Alamosa News - Jan 5, 2018
ALAMOSA —Just like on a highway, a deer is not a welcomed sight on a runway. That's why the San Luis Valley Regional Airport is planning to install an eight-foot-tall wildlife fence for roughly eight miles around the property......


Fence expansion further divides two neighbors
KPVI - Jan 5, 2018
A story we first brought you 2 years ago has escalated once more. A Pocatello woman who shares a driveway with her neighbor, at the corner of Harrison and Day Street, fought a fence that was built right down the middle of the driveway.....

Pool Fencing

NT pool fencing review remains in limbo after two years
NTNews - Jan 9, 2018
IT has been two years since three-year-old Justin Morgan-Parke drowned in an unfenced spa on a rural block in Herbert. Lying on the spa floor next to him was a toy truck ...

USA/Mexico Border Fence

GOP senators: Trump border wall would be more like a 'fence'
The Hill - Jan 5, 2018
Two Republican senators who met with President Trump on Tuesday say the president's signature campaign promise for a "big, beautiful" wall on the Mexican border is shaping up to look more like a fence.....

International Borders

Dastgir reviews fencing of Afghan border
The Nation - Jan 11, 2018
KHYBER AGENCY - Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan on Wednesday visited Pak-Afghan border in Landi Kotal and reviewed security measures....


Weird News

Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes Feb. 14 bookings
ABC News - Jan 15, 2017
The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia's capital may be reopening its doors in time for Valentine's Day, after serving for several months as a prison for the country's elite caught up in what the government has described as a crackdown on corruption.......

Classified Ads


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