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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 # 2041 -- FASCO USA - Show Promotion New product: 1812i
Fasco America will be featuring their line of Staplers for the Fence Industry Stop by Booth #2041 to see their lineFence system more

Booth #311 -- BD Loops Dispelling Loop Myths at FENCETECH’18 BD Loops has been hard at work designing new interactive booth displays and training updates that dispel common loop myths. more

Industry News

2018 Northeast Regional Trade Show & Educational Seminars
Press Release - Jan 1, 2018
The Northeast chapter of the American Fence Association will be have their regional table top show in Mystic, Connecticut ..
AZEK® Building Products Announces Acquisition of WES, LLC
PRNewswire - Dec 31, 2017
ZEK Building Products, No. 1 in premium decking and a leading manufacturer of high performance, low-maintenance outdoor building materials under the AZEK® and TimberTech® brands, announced today an agreement to acquire WES, LLC. A leader in the aluminum railing industry
Gibraltar Supplies Anti-Ram Bollards for Las Vegas Boulevard
PRNewswire - Dec 27, 2017
Safety equipment: 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..
Safety equipment: Patented substation fencing protection, proven in the field
Utility Products - Dec 27, 2017
Safety equipment: 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..

Fence Contractors

Taller fencing an I-75 'deerterrent'
Valdosta Daily Times - Dec 21, 2017
VALDOSTA – Any driver who's hit a deer or spotted one standing on the shoulder of the road should appreciate the new fencing along portions of Interstate 75. ...
Man Held On Suspicion Of DUI After Vehicle Collision With Train
CBS Local - Pittsburgh - Dec 21, 2017
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man is being held by police on suspicioun of DUI after police say his truck collided with a train in East Deer Township....
Extension Service to sponsor Ag Dinner Meetings
The Intermountain - Dec 21, 2017
BELINGTON — The WVU Barbour County Extension Service, in conjunction with the Tygart Valley Conservation District, will sponsor the annual Ag Dinner Meetings this winter....

Local Government Issues

Year in review: Hernando County builds fence to protect Confederate statue
TampaBay - Dec 27, 2017
BROOKSVILLE — As the country debated the pros and cons of monuments depicting Confederate soldiers, a statue in front of the Hernando County Government Center made local headlines.....
Offaly school granted permission to build eight foot high perimeter fence
Offaly Express - Dec 29, 2017
An Offaly school has been granted planning permission to install a new perimeter fence around the boundary of the school. The Board of Management of St Mary's Secondary School in Edenderry applied to Offaly County..
At George Washington Bridge, a Fence Rises to Deter Suicides
New York Times - Dec 29, 2017
Capt. Emilio Gonzalez read, aloud, some statistics for 2017. He repeated one: “Sixty-eight saves.” In the hierarchy of the Port Authority Police Department, Captain Gonzalez...

Community Issues

Bear Creek Dog Park looking for donations to build new fence
KOAA - Dec 28, 2017
he Bear Creek Dog Park in Colorado Springs is asking for donations to build a new sturdy fence for the park. . ...
Feud prompts Bossier City councilman to build a new fence
KYBS - Dec 21, 2017
(BOSSIER CITY, LA) - A battle is brewing in Bossier City between a city councilman and a single mother. It's a battle that has led to accusations of bullying and intimidation. But the real issue appears to be over a dog that has broke loose numerous times.....

Pool Safety

Law Expands Safety Requirements For New Swimming Pools in California
Capital Public Radio News - Dec 21, 2017
California swimming pools and spas built or remodeled starting in 2018 must have a second safety feature to protect children from drowning. .....


AG Fencing

The type of fence you build for your animals will be most effective if you’ve first considered the nature of your animals and the size of area to be fenced. The size and location of the enclosure determine the pressure the fence will receive from animals ....
10 facts about Kansas fence law
High Plains Journal - Dec 19, 2017
Hundreds of miles of fence have been repaired and replaced in Kansas over the last two years thanks to wildfires in 2016 and 2017. Kansas state fence laws have evolved over the years as agriculture has changed across the state. ....

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Hunters repair U.S. Highway 97 deer fence
Bend Bulletin - Dec 27, 2017
Volunteers with the Oregon Hunters Association spent Wednesday morning repairing a section of a wildlife fence south of Bend along U.S. Highway 97. ....
Solar fencing to curb pachyderm menace
Orissa Post - Dec 29, 2017
Sambalpur: People in forest-side villages in the district are a worried lot as elephants enter vicinities of these villages causing extensive damage to standing crops and human habitats. ....


Airport commission to get fence construction numbers in January
Lakeland Times - Dec 31, 2017
For months now, the Lakeland Airport Commission has been dealing with getting things set in place to have a 10-foot tall perimeter fence built around the airport in Arbor Vitae. .....


FORCED OUT Couple ordered to sell their £600,000 home over a 3-inch fence row with neighbours say they have nowhere to go
The Sun - Dec 21, 2017
The Constantines, who have lived at the seven-bedroom house for 31 years, lost a legal fight over an extension they claimed was built three inches into their garden....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

How a South Texas bureaucrat became a multimillionaire amid the rush to build a border fence
Texas Tribune - Dec 29, 2017
A decade ago as the federal government rushed to construct 60 miles of barrier in the Rio Grande Valley, it entrusted the chief of a little-known local agency to execute a compromise project. What it didn’t know was that he — and his family — stood to make millions from it. ....
The Taking, illustrated: A Texas family's story of losing land for the border fence
Texas Tribune - Dec 20, 2017
In 2007, the Department of Homeland Security began building 654 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. To complete the job, the agency had to seize land from private landowners....

International Borders

Military pushing ahead with Afghanistan border fencing
DAWN - Dec 30, 2017
PESHAWAR: Braving cross-border firing and sniping, Pakistan’s military is pressing ahead with its plan to completely fence the 150-kilometre-long portion of the Pak-Afghan border billed as one of the most porous and perilous border regions...
Myanmar-Bangladesh fence being upgraded
NewsInfo - Dec 18, 2017
The Myanmar-Bangladesh border fence in Taung Pyo Letwei, Rakhine State has been upgraded, with barbed wire being attached to the top...
Planned Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Fence Moves Ahead Despite Objections
VOA - Dec 18, 2017
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says that almost 92 percent of its 2,611-kilometer largely porous frontier with Afghanistan will be fenced by end of 2018, hoping the massive unilateral undertaking will effectively address...


Weird News

Judge: Woman unfit to care for horse after DUI while riding
ABC News - Dec 30, 2017
A Florida judge says a sheriff's office must retain custody of a horse whose owner was charged with drunken driving while riding the animal.......

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