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March 25, 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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Join fellow Gulf South Chapter members for the 5 Stand Sporting Clay Competition Annual Fundraiser & Chapter Meeting on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Sponsorship opportunities available.
This year's venue will be the Kearney Park Farms Sporting Clay Shooting Range and Lodge:
151 Ergon Road, Flora, MS.
The day will begin with meetings and elections, followed by safety training, a sporting clay competition, meal, and prizes.
For registration and event details, contact Jennifer C. Palmer at or visit
AFA's Education Foundation
The American Fence Association Education Foundation (AFAEF) announced the 2018 scholarship recipients at the Awards Dinner & Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 14, in Indianapolis. The AFAEF received more than twenty submissions and awarded seven scholarships.
Jessi Bautista-Espino
Emilie Cochenour
Spencer Cook
Kerry Hoy
Hannah McMichael
Caleesa Robinson
Logan Stinson
Congratulations to each recipient! Submissions for the 2019 AFAEF scholarship will open soon.
Association News
The American Fence Association (AFA) debuted the PRO Awards this year at the Awards Dinner & Annual Meeting at FENCETECH. The awards recognized outstanding commercial and residential projects in the following categories. The top submission was selected as Project of the Year.
Thank you to all the sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees who joined us in Indianapolis for FENCETECH 2019! The event would not have been a success without you.
In an effort to continually improve your FENCETECH experience, we are asking attendees to complete the FENCETECH attendee survey and provide your feedback. (Sponsors and exhibitors will receive a separate survey.) Our attendee survey is only 11 questions and should take just a few minutes to complete. Please let us know your thoughts so we can make FENCETECH 2020 even better.
The American Fence Association (AFA) was pleased to recognize six individuals at the Awards Dinner & Annual Meeting as Association Award winners. Each winner has dedicated their time and expertise to help AFA accomplish its goals and improve the industry.
Dive into the digital edition of the January/February Fencepost magazine!

In this issue....
• Women and the AFA: a Powerful Combination
• The Hiring and Business Industry Outlook for 2019
• Why Customers Are Skeptical of Fence Companies with 5-Star Ratings
• 5 Ways to Find the Right Video-Based Provider for Your Fleet
The American Fence Association (AFA) does not sell member/attendee/exhibitor lists, or use third-party housing companies. Hotel reservations for FENCETECH 2020 in Salt Lake City are not available at this time. Always check for the latest, official hotel information.
Fraudulent companies that pretend to be associated with the AFA and FENCETECH may appear in web searches or contact you by email or phone. Only book services through AFA/FENCETECH official providers. If you are ever in doubt, email,, or call 1-800-822-4342 to confirm.
WESTECH VINYL FENCE SYSTEMS – Love your fence for life!
Westech Building Products
You already know the benefits of vinyl fencing: • No sanding, painting, or sealing necessary • High durability • Low maintenance • Resistant to rot and pests. So why choose a Westech vinyl fence system? • National sales and distribution network • Reliable installation support • Fast customer service • Lifetime transferrable warranty - With a Westech vinyl fence system there are almost unlimited options for customization, including our new Forest Collection with variegated coloring to mimic real wood.
Click here to learn more
International Gate Devices
Naylor Association Solutions
Association News
CertainTeed is refreshing outdoor living spaces with its new aluminum balusters, now available for EverNew® Kingston and Oxford vinyl rail systems.
The contemporary, ¾-inch round aluminum baluster infill option stands out in a matte black, powder-coated finish and is available to accompany all six EverNew rail colors – white, almond, clay, warm spice, rustic rose and black – in 3-foot and 3.5-foot tall, flat or stair applications and either 6-foot or 8-foot lengths.
The rails are routed to accept the ¾-inch round baluster, and the bottom rails feature pre-installed foam tape to prevent rattling. The new baluster is offered in rail and baluster packs and gate kits.
DoorKing, Inc. is now offering its new 900MHz Wireless EXpansion Kit for Long Distance Access. The kit allows users to add access points for hard-to-wire areas, effectively eliminating high labor costs, and avoiding conduit runs or trenching requirements.
To utilize, simply add a Base Station Board to a DKS Telephone Entry System, and a Remote Station Board to a DKS Access Device. The kit will provide wireless connection seamlessly.
DoorKing's Wireless Kits are designed with LoRa® technology, offering longer ranges, low power consumption, and secure data transmission.
Congratulations to Kevin Steiminger on his promotion to Director of Compounding for VEKA North America! Kevin started at VEKA over 15 years ago as a Lab Technician after graduating from Penn State with a degree in Chemical Engineering.
In 2016, Kevin won the VEKA Corporate Employee of the Year Award. VEKA appreciates Kevin's intelligence and professionalism.
Chapter News
AFA extends its thanks to the following members who have recently joined the association as first-time members. Welcome to the AFA family!
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!
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.



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