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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
New Promotion: Miller Edge is offering an exclusive Fencetech Special!
Select sensing edges + wireless + photo optics to complete your gate system design with FREE SHIPPING! more

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

Building the Next Generation of Fence Contractors Through Fence Franchise Concept
Daily Telescope - Jan 25, 2018
Jacksonville, FL, January 29, 2018 — When he started his fence business, Superior Fence & Rail co-founder Zach Peyton was surprised at the archaic nature of the fence industry. ...
Tusco Perimeter Security protects Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium with Delta Scientific vehicle access control equipment
SecurityInfoWatch - Jan 25, 2018
PALMDALE, CALIF. - January 25, 2018 - Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that Atlanta's new $1.5 billion stadium, home to the NFL Atlanta Falcons football team....
Forest Garden says fence panel sales "significantly up" during storm season
Horticulture Week - Jan 29, 2018
He said: "Sales are over 50% up year on year in terms of revenue this January." There have been three big storms in January. Storms began in January with Storm Eleanor, which brought gusts of up to 90mph to the UK, ...

Decking Industry News

Trex Unveils Top Trends in Outdoor Living for 2018
Glass on Web - Jan 29, 2018
Desire for Personalization and Year-Round Enjoyment; Ushers In New Approaches to Design and Materials. ...

Fence Contractors

Baseball field upgrades taking shape throughout town
Rochelle News - Jan 28, 2018
Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District leaders committed $150,000 for new fencing at seven different fields, including the Rochelle Little League complex, the Helms Athletic Complex and at May School....
Stafford Fence Company Owner Gets Prison Time For Theft
Patch - Jan 29, 2018
TOMS RIVER, NJ - The owner of a Manahawkin fence company has been sentenced to half a year in the Ocean County Jail for taking money and not completing the work, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said....
The Investigator | Violent fence installer targeted by Ohio Attorney General
WKYC - Jan 24, 2018
A Cleveland fence builder exposed by Channel 3 News for shoddy work and verbally attacking disgruntled customers has now drawn the attention of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine....
Action 9 confronts contractor accused of not doing work after big deposits
WFTV Orlando - Jan 24, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. - Homeowners recovering from Hurricane Irma claim a contractor collected big deposits to replace their fences and disappeared -- so the homeowners turned to Action 9 for help. ....
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville Invites Requests for Annual Good Friday Service Project
PRNewswire - Jan 26, 2018
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville is inviting requests and ideas to aid a local nonprofit in greater Nashville for RGF's annual Good Friday Service Project. Each year, Rio Grande Fence Co. selects a local project and provides all materials and installation of a new, commercial-grade fence ....
Cleveland fence company accused of unfair, deceptive sales practices
News-Herald - Jan 24, 2018
A consumer protection lawsuit has been filed against the operators of Budget 1 Fence for unfair and deceptive sales practices, according to a news release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.....
Homeowner says she paid full price, only got half a fence
CBS-46 - Jan 24, 2018
Never pay for a job in full before the job is done. A Sugar Hill homeowner hired a mom-and-pop business to build her a fence, and $2,000 later she's got half a fence.....


Local Government Issues

ODOT to improve fencing on Washington St. overpass
WTOL - Jan 26, 2018
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - ODOT will be closing the ramp from southbound I-75 to Washington Street for vandal fence installation starting on Monday......
State hospital fence to cost $17 Million
KITV - Jan 25, 2018
HONOLULU - Forget about President Trump's proposed border wall. Hawaii could be paying nearly $20 million for a fence. It could end up being the most expensive fence in the state, but that might be the price residents pay to turn the Hawaii State Hospital into a secure facility......

Community Issues

Vandals target white picket fences, costing hundreds in damages
WSAZ - Jan 28, 2018
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Several homeowners in the Westmoreland area of Huntington, woke up Saturday to discover their white picket fences destroyed....
Barriers, chain-link fences going up around Super Bowl site
Associated Press - Jan 28, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS — Concrete barriers and chain-link fencing are going up around the site of the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, where a contingent of local, state and national agencies is working to ensure that the game and dozens of related events are safe....
Proposed Split-Rail Fence Riles Popponesset Homeowners
Cape News - Jan 26, 2018
Plans for a split-rail fence in Popponesset have opened a rift throughout the Mashpee seaside community this off-season. Some homeowners have even threatened a lawsuit to stop its erection....
Controversial fence near Sevierville rental cabin dividing neighbors
WATE 6 On Your Side - Jan 24, 2018
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The sights are synonymous with the Smokies, but imagine renting a cabin with a small view of those mountains. ...
Wooden fence creating driving problems at Shepherd and Fowler in Clovis
KMPH Fox 26 - Jan 24, 2018
A homeowners change in fencing has created a blindspot at a Clovis intersection. The temporary fix is a no right turn on red sign going east on Shepherd at Fowler.....
"Dangerous" iron railing fence to be taken down on Leysdown beach
Kent Online - Jan 24, 2018
The battle for Leysdown beach took a surprise twist today when a holiday park was ordered to take down a controversial metal fence......

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Texan finds good-fence challenges in raising kangaroos
Tyler Paper - Jan 29, 2018
LUMBERTON, Texas (AP) — In the kitchen of his Hardin County home, Perry Viator filled and heated small bottles, while 6-month-old Hannah and Lucy hopped back and forth through the living room,....

Fence Industry History

Now & Then: Monarch fence machine
Union Democrat - Jan 24, 2018
When visitors come to the Angels Camp Museum, it’s fair to expect a few ah-ha moments during their tour. At least, that’s our plan. But those moments of discovery aren’t exclusive to visitors as our museum staff members can attest....


Windy weather blown your fence down? Here's how to put up a new one - Jan 23, 2018
Fencing can be a rewarding pastime, whether it’s of the highly skilled sword fighting variety, or creating a sturdy barrier that provides privacy and security around your property.....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Border fence construction announced, environmentalists concerned
KFOX-TV - Jan 25, 2018
SANTA TERESA, N.M. (KFOX14) — The Department of Homeland Security is expediting construction for a border fence near the Santa Teresa Port of Entry, the agency announced Tuesday....

International Borders

Fence on border with Russia targets specifically illegal immigration - Latvian ambassador
Israel National News - Jan 25, 2018
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman toured the security fence along Israel's eastern border with Jordan in the area of the Ramon Airport, currently under construction, on Wednesday....


Weird News

German police hunt thieves who stole 44 tons of chocolate
ABC News - Jan 29, 2017
Police say two truck trailers loaded with 44 tons (48.5 U.S. tons) of chocolate were stolen in southern Germany and there's no sign of the sticky-fingered perpetrators......

Classified Ads


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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!
Excellent communication with crews as well as with customers is critical  ·  Organization and efficiency ·  Leadership and interpersonal skills ·  Have the ability to manage, prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner ·  Project Management and problem solving skills ·  Ability to work both as part of a team and on own initiative ·  Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel, & Outlook
Planning and organizing production schedules  ·  Assessing project and resource requirements ·  Overseeing production processes ·  Selecting, ordering and purchasing materials ·  Supervising all crews and subcontractors ·  Ensuring all project deadlines are met · 
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package! We have other positions available: sales, estimating, superintendents, and project management!

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Please send your resume to·. We appreciate your interest, but only those candidates who meet our qualifications will be contacted.
No Phone Calls Please! Hercules Fence is an EOE/AAE.


STATESIDE STEEL AND WIRE is Hiring An Outside Sales Rep. Send resume to


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.
Only Experienced Fence Professionals need Apply!
Send resumes to


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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