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February 20, 2019   
Upcoming Events
You're invited: Join AFA for these upcoming events in 2019!
US Fence Solutions
DoorKing, Inc.
D&D Technologies’ New SHUT IT® VersaWeld & Face Mount Gate Hinges
D & D Technologies (USA), Inc.
New VersaWeld gate hinge can be welded to flat or round surfaces. New Face Mount gate hinge opens to a full 180° in one direction for unobstructed passage. Both hinges manufactured with exclusive maintenance-free high-temperature sealed bearings, safe to powder coat with hinges installed on gate. Click here to learn more about SHUT IT® hinges
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Association News
This session could save your life. On April 3, 2001, Chad Hymas was involved in a serious accident, leaving him a quadriplegic. One thing has stayed with Chad since that life-altering day in 2001…the importance of job safety.
Chad knew at the time the accident occurred that he had been trained not to take shortcuts and to always perform his tasks with his personal safety and those around him as his top priority. He knew better, but never thought this could happen to him.
Chad Hymas will present “Roll With Safety” at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Indiana Convention Center. The program is open to all FENCETECH attendees with the Full Package and Education & Events Package. Exhibits Only attendees can add this presentation for $100. Register for FENCETECH.
The All Conference Party & Auctions, generously sponsored by Genie, is Friday, March 15, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center. Enjoy an array of food, drinks, and live music from The Doo! Band.
You will also want to check out the silent auction items and make a bid to support one of the participating foundations. At 10:00 p.m., the After Party will heat up with more food, drink, and a live auction.
The All Conference Party is included in the Full Package. Tickets are available a la carte at $50 for members and $75 for non-members until March 6 and increases to $75 for members and $100 for non-members after March 6. Register now.
Sponsorships not only increase your visibility at the show, it gives you exclusive access to pick your booth on February 26 or 27, 2019 for Salt Lake City. Sponsorship opportunities start at $4,000 and offer a variety of options to benefit your business.
Review the 2020 FENCETECH/DECKTECH Sponsorship Opportunities and contact Stephen Dennis at 314-561-6641 or for more details. The regular booth draw will occur after FENCETECH 2019 the week of May 6.
Your digital edition of the January/February Fencepost magazine is available! In this issue:

• FENCETECH 2019 Show Map
• Hydraulic Earth Drills: Digging Deep for a Solid Foundation
• Gates to the Future: Automated Gate Trends in 2019
• Debut of Certified Fence Contractor and Fence Contractor Business School at AFA University
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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Chapter News
It was a great week with Jamieson Fence Supply, AFA, the AFA Midwest Chapter, and all the fence companies who came out in January for the two-day CAGSD class.

Congratulations to the 18 new CAGSD fence professionals in the Midwest!

International Gate Devices
Naylor Association Solutions
Member News
Doug DeLorenzo, president and co-owner of Wayside Fence, has a compassionate, ambitious and civic-minded daughter, Joangela; a very rare young woman. She has been nominated as a 2019 Student of the Year candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
This is a 7 week fundraising campaign from January 31 to March 21, where she will be leading her team, ‘Banking on a Cure,’ to reach her goal of $25,000.    
New Member Savings Program Partners
Did you know that the AFA MSP can save you, your business, staff and even family members significant money – on many goods and services you buy today? Over 300 AFA members are participating and SAVING through our group buying power.
Going to Fencetech 2019 in March? Come by the AFA booth and visit with Mark Schiavone with the AFA MSP and Andy Stergiou with the AFA Business Insurance Program to see how they can assist you.
Welcome New Members
AFA extends its thanks to the following members who have recently joined the association as first-time members. Welcome to the AFA family!
Thank You Renewing Members
AFA extends its thanks to the following members who have recently renewed their existing membership. We're glad you're part of the AFA family!



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