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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 #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

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

CertainTeed® Sparks the Conversation Around Why Materials Matter at 2018 International Builders' Show
PRNewswire - Jan 8, 2018
MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CertainTeed, North America's leading brand of exterior and interior building products for residential and commercial construction, is encouraging homeowners and builders to 'Be Material-istic' ....
LiftMaster's CAPXL Leads the Way for The Next Generation of Access Control
PRNewswire - Jan 3, 2018
The new Connected Access Portal, High Capacity (CAPXL) with LiftMaster Cloud™ provides residential community managers with a remotely accessible, reliable and secure access control system.....

Decking Industry News

New MoistureShield Infuse composite decking nabs industry award
Plastics Today - Jan 5, 2018
MoistureShield Infuse composite decking with CoolDeck technology has received the Product Innovation Award 2017 from Architectural Products magazine. A panel of more than 40 industry professionals judged the submissions based on their innovation....

Fence Contractors

Amherst fence company to pay $50,000 in restitution to bilked customers
Buffalo News - Jan 3, 2018
Classic Fence and Lumber, Inc. and its owner Fred DeNormand have reached a settlement with state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's Office to pay $50,000 in restitution to customers and $5,000 more in penalties, the AG's Office announced Wednesday.. ...
Amherst fence company forced to shut down due to fraud allegations
WKBW - Jan 4, 2018
AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) - The Attorney General announced his office has reached a settlement with a local fence installation company accused of milking New Yorkers out of over $50,000. ...
Contractor erecting a fence punctures gas line in Corona
Press-Enterprise - Jan 5, 2018
A contractor working adjacent to a Corona home punctured a gas line Friday. The rupture was reported about 11:55 a.m. in the 1600 block of Lorraine Drive, about 2 miles southwest of the 91-15 interchange, according to the Corona Fire Department. ...
Building and fixing
Bay State Banner - Jan 3, 2018
For McCoy Fence Company, 2018 will mark 30 years in business for founder Ralph McCoy, whose daughters now are integral parts of the operation. Domingos DaRosa represents a newer generation, serving customers across Eastern Massachusetts ...

Local Government Issues

City Will Place 1,500 Bollards to Counter Vehicle Attacks
New York Times - Jan 2, 2018
Since Al Qaeda and then the Islamic State began calling on would-be terrorists to drive cars and trucks into pedestrians, officials in New York City have grappled with how to better protect people from vehicular attacks.....
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.....
ODOT plans to install barrier fencing at construction sites after deadly sandbag incident
WTVG - Jan 5, 2018
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - We continue to follow the story of four teens accused of throwing a sandbag off a bridge and killing a motorist. The Ohio Department of Transportation is taking steps to deter crime and keep the highways safe.....
More suicide-deterrent fencing to go up at Ann Arbor parking garages
MLive - Dec 27, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI - After installing temporary chain-link fencing around the rooftops of six downtown Ann Arbor parking garages last fall, the Downtown Development Authority is planning to do more to try to prevent people from jumping or falling from the garages.....

Community Issues

Haskell installs new fence around cemetery after vandalism
Lawrence Journal World - Jan 2, 2018
After an incident about a year ago that saw gravestones yanked from their plots, Haskell Indian Nations University’s historic cemetery now has a taller, sturdier fence meant to protect the property from future vandals. . ...


AG Fencing

Business Clinic: Can we get neighbours to stock-proof fences?
Farmers Weekly - Jan 7, 2018
Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Mark Charter, partner at Thrings, advises on the tricky area of garden fences which adjoin livestock land....
The 10 commandments of electric fencing
Horse and Hound - Jan 7, 2018
Oh electric fencing, so useful yet so infuriating. These 10 commandments may well sound familiar......
Mending Fences in the War Between Dingoes and Sheep
New York Times - Jan 7, 2018
COOBER PEDY, Australia — Driving through South Australia’s outback, it does not take long to see why patrol officers like Alan Walton are needed to keep the country’s 3,500-mile long dingo fence in order....
Why Australia Built the Longest Fence in the World
Popular Mechanics - Jan 6, 2018
In 1859, Australia began constructing a 3,488 mile long fence, the longest in the world. The fence cuts off the populous, fertile southeastern part of the country, where Melbourne and Sydney are located, from the harsh, arid outback...

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Rs 5m set aside for erecting elephant-proof fence
My Republic - Jan 3, 2018
ITAHARI, Jan 3: The government has set aside Rs 5 million to tackle the elephant menace in the settlements near the Koshi Tappu wildlife Reserve. ...


How to fix a broken fence: Simple ways to fix blown down fencing - Jan 3, 2018
Some of the most common casualties in windy weather are fences. Strong gusts can tear panels and posts down, leaving you with a great view of your neighbour’s garden, and wondering whether to replace or repair. ...

USA/Mexico Border Fence

First phase of Trump border wall gets $18 billion price tag, in new request to lawmakers
Washington Post - Jan 5, 2018
The Trump administration has told lawmakers that it wants $18 billion over the next decade for the initial phase of a Mexico border wall, laying out for the first time a detailed financial blueprint for the president’s signature campaign promise.. ....
Even if Congress says yes, Trump’s border wall faces these four big hurdles
Kansas City Star - Jan 8, 2018
WASHINGTON This may be the year that President Donald Trump prods Congress to finance some of the U.S.-Mexico border wall he has long championed. ....


Weird News

Principal parodies Mariah Carey to announce school's out
ABC News - Jan 8, 2017
Sometimes a snow day calls for a song. That's what a Kentucky principal did, posting a musical message for parents to let them know classes were canceled due to icy roads......

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