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November 30, 2017   
Upcoming Events
September 13-15, 2018
West coasters, mark your calendar for this event, themed"Education-Knowledge-Networking Leads to Success" featuring exhibitors of fence, deck, railing and access control. It will be held at the Peppermill Resort-Spa-Casino in Reno, Nevada. More details to come. 
California Chapter
Join us for the Q4 meeting at the Martinez Gun Club featuring CPR/FirstAid Training and Certification and Trap Shoot on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Registration forms coming soon. 

Colorado Chapter
Reserve Dec. 2 for the annual holiday party at TopGolf! For more information and questions, please reach out to Sandra Tucker at

Gulf South Chapter
Join us on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Pat O’Brien’s Briars Suite (2nd floor) for the general meeting, networking and dinner with an open bar to celebrate the holidays. The cost is $80.00 per person and make checks payable to the Gulf South Chapter, Calhoun Fence, Inc., C/O Jennifer Palmer, 100 Old Hwy 49 South, Richland, MS 39218.

Northeast Chapter
The NE Chapter of AFA will hold its biennial trade show on Jan. 5-6, 2018  the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa. This is the largest trade show in 2018 on the East Coast and is heavily attended. On Jan. 5 there will be educational seminars, booth set up, and of course, the popular cocktail party. On Jan. 6 will be the trade show and educational seminars. Mystic is a beautiful coastal village and has many local attractions such as historic Mystic Seaport, the Submarine Museum at Groton and the hotel is located 20 minutes from Foxwoods Casino. If you are not registered with the NE Chapter and wish to attend please email to be added to the email list.

Texas Fence Association
Annual Christmas Party
JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa
San Antonio , TX
Come one, come all to the TFA's Annual Christmas Party Dec. 8-9, 2017! With tasty treats, salacious sippers, and a foot-stompin musical duo, all we need is you - our enthusiastic members! Bring your family! For more information contact Sean Cooper at 214-748-6088.
Please check with your accounts payable department to ensure they have the current address for the American Fence Association.  AFA is still receiving numerous checks and correspondence addressed to our old suite number. 

The current address is 6404 International Parkway, Suite 2250-A, Plano, TX  75093.
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Association News
Time is running out to submit your nominations for the Ambassador, Distinguished Service and Hall of Fame Awards. Review our award categories and tell us who you think is deserving – and why. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017. Learn more about AFA Awards. Submit your Nomination.

Now is the time to check this item off your to do list. Learn more about the events, the education sessions, and more offered at FENCETECH 2018 by visiting

The American Fence Association Education Foundation (AFAEF) is hosting a golf tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the top-rated Raven Golf Club. All proceeds raised from the tournament will support the scholarship fund to help make higher education attainable for individuals in the fence industry.

To purchase your spot or team, add the golf tournament during the online registration process, which is the final page of the registration. If you would like to promote your company at the event, sponsorships are also available. To learn more, contact Brad Howard at 916-257-6707 or
Click here to register to play or to view sponsorship opportunities.
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 edition will cover a FENCETECH 2018 preview, an article on temporary fencing, and a feature on AFA's incoming president. Plus, there will be bonus distribution at FENCETECH 2018! Participating is your perfect opportunity to gain exposure to manufacturers, contractors and distributors in the fence, deck and railing industries, but space is limited! The deadline to include your ad space is December 6, 2017.

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 or 417-326-2091.
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Member News
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville installation crew members competed in the Company’s 2nd Annual Fence Skills Championship™ on Saturday, Aug. 12 at their facility. With over 30 installers competing, individual winners and overall gold, silver, and bronze medalists were determined by work quality and speed in eight critical commercial fencing skills.
National Vinyl Products (NVP), a domestic producer of vinyl fence profiles, has broken ground on a new 30,000-square-foot fabrication facility in Nephi, Utah that will double the company’s production capacity.
ASO Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of safety solutions and sensor systems for doors, gates and industrial applications, presents a new website with intuitive user guidance, numerous new content, along with a new corporate design.
U.S. Fence Solutions Co. ("U.S. Fence"), a portfolio company of private equity investment firm Building Industry Partners ("BIP"), announced three recent strategic developments.
New Member Savings Program Partners
The Member Savings Program is pleased to announce new program partners. Get to know the new partners and how they can help you reduce operating expenses. If you aren't currently participating in the Member Savings Program, now is a great time. To sign up contact Dan Pramis by phone at 603-628-2333 or email.
Welcome New Members
AFA extends its thanks to the following members who have either recently joined the association as first-time members or have renewed their existing membership. Welcome to the AFA family!



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