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March 22, 2016   
Association News
 
The January/February issue of Fencepost is now online. The magazine has a new look and fresh content to help AFA members stay informed on the latest association news and industry information. You will be able to read Fencepost on your desktops, tablets or smart phones and stay in the know! The digital edition contains the same articles, images and ads as the printed copy in a convenient format that mimics the print version. We're excited to bring you this improved version of Fencepost and would like to hear your feedback. Contact the magazine's editor-in-chief at editor@americanfenceassociation.com.
 
Are you an AFA member with a great success story to share? Is there an article topic you'd like to see covered in an upcoming issue? Do you have a story you'd like to submit for possible publication? Please contact Jeanie Clapp, editor-in-chief, at editor@americanfenceassociation.com.
 
Wheatland Tube
Lockey Systems
AFA's Education Foundation
A privacy fence offers more than just privacy. Many community members have opted for this installation, and are a few reasons why. (Mills Fence Company)
 
D&D Technologies’ New High-Temperature Sealed Bearings
D & D Technologies (USA), Inc.
SHUT IT® gate hinges now include High-Temperature Sealed Bearings! It is now safe to powder coat SHUT IT® hinges along with the gate – no need to remove the bearings. Producing a consistent, high-quality finish. Gate, fence and hinge finish color will match exactly, including the weld. Shut It hinges are adjustable and require no greasing, no maintenance. EVER!
Click here to learn more about Shut It hinges
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Chapter News
 
Mark your calendars for Feb. 2-5, 2017, when AFA takes FENCETECH to San Antonio, Texas. You'll join leading fence industry manufacturers, distributors and contractors and get four days of education, certifications, networking and sessions about industry trends and technology.
 
Naylor Association Solutions
Upcoming Events
April 2, 2016
Gulf South Chapter Event
Sporting Clay Competition
Kearney Park Farms
Contact Jennifer Palmer for more information at jennifer@calhounfenceinc.com or (601) 932-4445 ext. 112.
 
May 10, 2016
Carolinas Chapter Meeting
Raleigh, NC
Details to come. Save the date.
 
May 14, 2016
Memphis Tri-State Fence Association 30th Annual Golf Tournament
12:30 Shotgun Start
4-person Scramble Format
Tournament will take place at the Tunica National Golf Course. Entry fee is $160 per player and includes 1 red tee, 2 mulligans, entry into putting contest and 30th commemorative shirt. $4,500 cash total split payout for first, second, and third teams in three flights, two-closest to the pin and two-long drive. Click here for more info.

June 15, 2016
Western Pennsyvlania & West Virginia Chapter Sporting Clay Shoot

2 p.m. Registration and practice
3 p.m. Shotgun start - Clays
5 p.m. Dinner
Hunting Hills Shooting Preserve
181 Hunting Hills Road, Dilliner, PA 15327 
Click here for more info.

June
DASMA Mid-Year Meeting 
Location TBA 
DASMA meetings are open only to members and prospective members. Contact dasma@dasma.com for more information.

June 2-4, 2016
Rocky Mountain Regional Event
Omni Interlocken Hotel
Broomfield, Colorado
For more information or to register, visit AmericanFenceAssociation.com/Education.

June 4, 2016
Gulf South Chapter Event
Birmingham Barons Baseball Event
Contact Jennifer Palmer for more information at Jennifer@calhounfenceinc.com or call (601) 932-4445 ext. 112.

July 29-31, 2016
Carolinas Chapter Meeting
River Float
Details to come. Save the date.

August 10-13, 2016
Pacific Northwest Regional Event
Skamania Lodge
Stevenson, Washington
For more information or to register, visit www.AmericanFenceAssociation.com/Education.

September 15, 2016
Western PA/West Virginia Chapter Event
Topic: Medical Benefits
12 p.m.
Master Halco, 101 Steel St., Aliquippa, PA
Free lunch at noon. Must make reservations no later than one week before.

September 16 - 18, 2016
Carolinas Chapter Meeting
By the Sea @ Myrtle Beach
Details to come. Save the date.

November 15, 2016
Carolinas Chapter Meeting
Charlotte, NC
Details to come. Save the date.

December 1, 2016
Western PA/West Virginia Chapter Event
PA 1 Call-Loss Prevention
3 p.m. tour of plant. Meeting and dinner to follow
VEKA 
Must make reservation for dinner no later than one week before.
 
Chapter/regional event information subject to change without notice; please check with your local chapter to verify dates, times, locations and content.
 
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When entrepreneurs launch new businesses, we go to extraordinary lengths to earn clients. We’ll take any meeting, make dozens of cold calls and send out hundreds of emails. Slowly, our hustle is rewarded as our client list begins to grow. But despite our best efforts, we quickly learn that not all clients are created equal. Not all clients are worth keeping, either. (Forbes)
 
 
We all are too busy. There is no doubt about that. Thanks to Internet and smartphones, everybody is available all the time. However, did you ever notice that the people who constantly mention that they are very busy are in fact the least effective? Being very busy is not an indicator of being effective or successful. (Small Business Trends)
 
Nowhere in the formal education system - from kindergarten through college - are people skills taught. Yet no matter what technological trends take over, people and how you work with them will always matter most. (Forbes)
 
That big black hole between creating a strategy for success and then actually making it work traps dozens of companies every year. Here's a new book that offers a roadmap for finding the successful route from strategy to execution. (Forbes)
 
Member News
EMX along with other OEM companies in the door and gate industry are coming together for a "TOUR 4 2016" tour to educate distributors, dealers and installers on the new UL 2016 requirements and the changes that have transpired for UL325 compliancy. This coalition will also focus on the newest operator models manufactured by DoorKing and Nice and explain how access control accessories manufactured by EMX and Miller Edge work in conjunction with these operators and others. The tour will include 31 seminars from April through October 2016.
 
Piedmont Fence Inc., a Winston-Salem, North Carolina based contractor, recently installed approximately 400 ft. of fence for security around a storage area for a national communications company. The architect specified the Winchester Grey color. Piedmont mounted barb wire with arms on top of the fence to provide additional security.
 
 

 

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