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November 30, 2016   
Association News

NOT GETTING FENCEPOST AND YOU'RE A MEMBER?
Fencepost magazine is distributed six times per year in a print and online format to approximately 7,500 industry professionals. Submit your contact information to AFA to ensure you don't miss another issue!

 
 
2016 turned out to be another successful year for AFA University with over 100 attendees. New this year was combining all four schools into a one week event. Many participants enjoyed the camaraderie of the schools sharing the dining periods while building strong teamwork during the classes. Some of the comments received were "This school has given me the ability to feel good about gate operators and the confidence to get the job done." Another comment was, "I absolutely love this course. It means more than I can express. The level of professionalism and the absolutely enormous amount of knowledge I am taking back with me is immeasurable. I cannot wait for the next AFA event." AFA University is held every November. Watch for 2017’s University registration opening in the summer.
 
LAST CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE JANUARY/FEBRUARY ISSUE OF FENCEPOST!
Don't miss your chance to target more than 10,600 industry professionals in print and online inside the January/February issue of our flagship magazine, available in both print and interactive digital version! This issue’s features will include a profile piece on incoming AFA President Susan Colson, the workforce development issue and trends in colors and texture in vinyl fencing. Participating is your perfect opportunity to gain exposure to manufacturers, contractors and distributors in the fence, deck and railing industries, but space is limited and opportunities are closing soon! The deadline to include your ad space is Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Contact your Naylor representative today to reach AFA members and key players in the industry. For more information, download our media guide or contact Paul Walley at pwalley@naylor.com or 417-326-2091.
 
US Fence Solutions
DoorKing, Inc.

EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Apply for an Education Scholarship today! Applications are due Jan. 6, 2017 for the 2017 school year.

 

 
The Original BadAss Gate Hinge
D & D Technologies (USA), Inc.
The Original BadAss gate hinge by Shut It™, a D&D Technologies company, is a weld-on gate hinge for flat or round post installations. It has a unique bushing design that produces near frictionless movement, two sealed maintenance free bearings, and an adjustable yoke for perfect installations. Gates up 1,100 lbs.
https://www.shutitgatehardware.com/badass-gate-hinges/the-original-badass-hinge.html
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Chapter News
HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR FENCETECH?
Mark your calendars for Feb. 1-5, 2017 when AFA takes FENCETECH and NOMMA takes METALfab to San Antonio, Texas. Whether you’re an exhibitor or attendee FENCETECH and METALfab have something for everyone. Join your peers from across the country in the largest gathering of the fence and ornamental and miscellaneous metals industries for five days full of industry expertise. NOMMA education will be available for AFA members to attend. Register here.
 

FENCETECH HOTEL ROOMS

  • Book your rooms now! San Antonio will sell out!
  • Beware of scammers! AFA does not work with any housing company. Hotel reservations should be made directly with any of the official FENCETECH 2017 hotels listed. If you have been contacted by anyone other than these hotels asking you to book rooms for FENCETECH 2017, please do not conduct business with them.

EXHIBIT AT FENCETECH
Want to showcase your newest products? Check out the exhibitor prospectus.

FENCETECH SPONSORSHIPS
Market to attendees with many different sponsorship opportunities
 

FENCETECH EDUCATION PAVILION SOLD OUT!
New this year! Exhibitors highlight their newest lines while getting additional exposure to attendees. See the schedule below. This is sold out!

  • Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
    2 - 2:50 p.m. (Reno A&E)
    3 - 3:50 p.m. (Alta Vista)
    4-4:50 p.m. (CellGate)
     
  • Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
    11 - 11:50 a.m. (DoorKing)
    12 - 12:50 p.m. (VMA)
    1 - 1:50 p.m. (Member Savings Program)
    2 - 2:50 p.m. (PolyVinyl)
    3 - 3:50 p.m. (AAS-Security Brands)
    4 - 4:50 p.m. (Rhino Tools)
 
Upcoming Events

VMA WEBINAR AND FENCETECH SEMINARS

Webinar:

Process and Benefits of the VMA as a Private Label Fabricator
Dec. 13, 2016
11 a.m. central

Learn about becoming a licensed private label fabricator to boost your business

FENCETECH Seminars:

VMA Annual Meeting and Roundtable
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
10 - 10:30 a.m.
Open meeting for professionals interested in an overview of the goals and accomplishments of the vinyl fence, railing university.

Tier 1 Sales Training
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn how to sell benefits of becoming a member of the VMA

Register for FENCETECH today.

 
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Vehicle Detection Has Never Been Easier
EMX Industries, Inc.
The CarSense 303, featuring magnetoresistive technology, is the latest in loop-less vehicle detection. Equipped with EMX's exclusive Detect-on-Stop™, the compact unit can distinguish between stopped and moving vehicles to improve detection in above or below ground applications. A single cut installation saves on labor and materials. The CS303 is the perfect alternative to inductive loops!
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New Member Savings Program Partners
A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Department of Labor's new white-collar overtime rules from taking effect on Dec. 1. A preliminary injunction issued Nov. 22 means employers only have to pay overtime to exempt workers who make less than $23,660 annually—not $47,476, the salary threshold set out in final rules issued in May.
 
Member News
It was Oct. 1 of this year when a fence owner discovered his general liability claim was denied by the insurance company. The accident occurred on August 10, when one of his employees accidentally damaged part of a house in Orange County, California. The owner of the fencing company began reviewing his current general liability policy and read it from front to back. This was the first time he noticed that he had a residential exclusion in his general liability policy. The owner had no idea that he was not covered for this type of work. Can this happen to you and your fence company? Yes, it can.
 
 

 

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