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May 22, 2018   
Upcoming Events

• 05/24 – New York/Long Island Golf Tournament, Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center, Wyandanch, NY
• 05/31 – Indiana/Kentucky Meeting, Oaken Barrel Brewing Co., Greenwood, IN

• 06/08 – Texas Chapter Meeting, Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront, Rockwall, TX
• 06/10 – New York/Long Island Fishing Trip, Boatmans Association, Freeport, NY
• 06/14 – Rocky Mountain Regional, Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, CO
• 06/21 – Northern Ohio Chapter Dinner Cruise and Meeting, Nautica Queen Cruise, Cleveland, OH

• 07/19 – Northeast Regional, DoubleTree by Hilton, Pittsburgh, PA
• 07/26 – South Central Regional, Hilton Riverside, New Orleans, LA

More information about events can be found on the AFA Facebook Page, website, or chapter websites.

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With the Certified Fence Contractor (CFC) credential coming to AFA University this fall, we want to engage more architect and specifier communities and we need your help. One of our long-term goals is to help architects and specifiers find top-notch fence and gate installation professionals. Please take a moment to complete this quick, one-minute survey to help our staff better understand your level of support for this effort. Your individual responses will not be recorded nor, will you be contact by our AFA leadership or staff based on your response. Upon completing the survey, if you’d like to further discuss this effort, please contact Todd Thomas at 828-291-1579 or
Your digital edition of the latest issue of Fencepost is available for your reading pleasure. In this issue, dive into the details of installing a high quality pool fence system that will keep your customers and their families safe this summer. You'll learn about building codes and security guidelines, installing the right type of hardware, determining height and latch specifications, and much more. 
Please be sure to visit AFA's online store to purchase products, tickets, etc. quickly and easily. Currently available are ASTM Standard for Fence Materials & Products - 13th ed. and CAGOI Study Guide.
AFA members, the new FenceSense newsletter is back. Developed in a new format, this publication provides information on today’s market and trends for the industry. This publication is an exclusive benefit to AFA members. Check your inbox this Thursday, May 24.
US Fence Solutions
DoorKing, Inc.
The Original BadAss Gate Hinge
D & D Technologies (USA), Inc.
D&D Technologies’ Shut It™ Original BadAss gate hinge is a weld-on gate hinge for flat or round post installations. Sealed bearings require no maintenance. Tightest tolerances in the industry produce near frictionless movement. Precision bushing distributes gate load for optimal performance. Adjustable yoke for installation flexibility. Gates up 1,100 lb.
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Barrette Outdoor Living
BMK Corporation
Association News
AFA is hosting regional events this summer in Denver on June 14-16, in Pittsburgh on July 19-21, and New Orleans on July 26-28. Each event offers unique experiences while allowing attendees to engage with local chapter members and exhibitors and attend industry-related training sessions. Learn more about education sessions and see the list of confirmed exhibitors and sponsors on the Rocky Mountain Regional, Northeast Regional, and South Central Regional websites. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity, register today!
The Vinyl Manufacturers Association (VMA) is hosting a member forum call for Tier 3 members. This is an opportunity to share business and education needs and learn about member benefits. Save the date for Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Central. Contact Cristina Rodriguez at 314-561-6625 with questions.
Young Fence Professionals (YFP) is made up of hard-working young visionaries in the fence and other related trade industries that are looking to be motivated by their peers and are committed to furthering their professional development, through fellowship, education and supportive networking. Join the American Fence Association, YFP and Fortress Fence Products when they come together on Friday, August 24, 2018 to build community, provide career development support and foster the next generations of leaders in our profession and industry. If you have been looking for an opportunity to further your industry education and find new ways to connect with emerging professionals who are taking their businesses and functional areas to the next level, then you won’t want to miss this YFP Round Table in Dallas. To learn more about YFP or this event, email Jacqueline Lopez at
Westech Building Products
A Westech vinyl fence system makes your dream fence a reality. Low maintenance, extreme durability, lasting beauty, and unlimited customization possibilities make a Westech fence system the perfect solution. Westech vinyl fencing is easy to install, impervious to moisture and termites, and backed by a lifetime warranty. Call us at 866-423-2385.
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New Member Savings Program Partners
By HomeAdvisor According to research from the National Association of Realtors, Millennials (those born between 1980 and 1995) make up 32 percent of all home buyers in the U.S. Their influence will continue to grow as the age, so it's crucial to earn their loyalty right from the start. Use the Internet as your primary means of reaching this influential group. Are you ready to boost your online presence and reach customers in your area with your exclusive American Fence Association discounts? Click here to get started or call 844-761-0945 for more information.
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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