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June 21, 2021   
Upcoming Events

AFA University is coming back to Arlington, Texas for the first two weeks of November!  Join us for all of AFA’s top tier training programs, including:

  • Fence Installation School (October 31 – November 5)
  • Fence Contractor Business School (November 1 – 5)
  • ALL NEW Operations Manager School (November 1 – 5)
  • Gate Automation Technician School (November 8 – 12)
  • Sales Training School (November 9 – 10)
  • Gate Automation Designer School (November 11 – 12)

ACI will also offer certification testing on Friday, November 5 and Friday, November 12.

Registration will open in mid-July for these programs – watch for more details.

DoorKing, Inc.
ACI is accepting applications for test sites across the country.  If you have more than five candidates in your area who wish to test and a facility that meets ACI’s requirements, we encourage you to apply.  There is no cost to host a test site if you meet the minimum requirements. Test site details and the application are available at   
LokkLatch® 3 Plus Dual Lockable Gate Latch
D & D Technologies (USA), Inc.®
The LokkLatch® 3 Plus key-lockable privacy and security gate latch features a contemporary design and interconnected locks provide locking and unlocking from both sides of the gate. Quickest and easiest through post installation of any product on the market.  Revolutionary installation process features a ball and joint connector rod that snaps firmly into place. Adjustable for perfect installations.  For residential or light commercial applications on any square post gate material: vinyl, wood, or metal.
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Event Dates: February 15-18, 2022                           

Exhibit Dates: February 16-18, 2022

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Don’t miss this opportunity! 75% of the show floor is already sold! Elevate your brand through sponsorship or connect with over 4,000 attendees with an exhibit booth.

Exhibit Booth Pricing
$23 per square foot (AFA members)
$26 per square foot (AFA Nonmembers)
View Floor Plan here: FTMf 2022 Floor Plan

To exhibit at FENCETECH please email, call 800-822-4342 or go to for more information.

Nortek Security & Control, LLC
Association News

AFA held AFA University On The Road June 9-11 in Waverly, Nebraska. 42 students attended Fence Installation School, 24 students attended Gate Automation Designer School, and 22 students attended the all-new Chain Link Gate Fabrication and Welding class. Attendees learned best practices for fence installation, designing automated gate systems, and fabricating and welding chain link gates. Everyone took a huge amount of knowledge back to their companies and thoroughly enjoyed their time in Nebraska! 

Thank you Sponsors:

  • Controlled Products Systems Group
  • Wood Defender Fence & Deck Stains
  • Homeland Vinyl Products Inc.
  • Wheatland Tube
  • mySalesman
  • D&D Technologies
  • LiftMaster


If you haven’t attended AFA University yet, don’t miss your chance!  Check for updates and new schools as they are scheduled around the country.

LiftMaster’s Smart Video Intercom, See. Know. Secure
LiftMaster’s unrivaled combination of reliable hardware and myQ technology empowers property managers to conveniently manage all entrances on a single dashboard from anywhere. Easy-to-use app features enable residents to freely move around their community and securely grant visitors access from their smartphone. Our line of video intercom’s monitoring capabilities provide enhanced security and help streamline guest management for residents. Seeing is believing.

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Chapter News

Join fellow AFA member for these upcoming chapter events! Stay up to date on future AFA social and educational events by visiting

June 26, 2021
Texas Chapter Summer Meeting – Houston, TX
Marriott Marquis Hotel
Contact: Jesus Nieto,
Book Marriott Marquis Hotel

September 24, 2021

Midwest Chapter Dinner/Meeting & Golf Tournament – Afton, OK
Shangri La Resort
Contact: Randy Ward, | 918-500-1918
Registration information TBD

International Gate Devices
Member News


Take a look at one of our top-read features from the May/June issue of Fencepost (a members-only benefit), celebrating the winners of AFA's 2020 AFA and PRO awards!

Read the article here.

Do you have a story or topic you think the AFA community would enjoy? Email and tell us about it!


Malco Products, SBC, has announced the launch of Eagle Grip, its newest line of professional-grade locking handled tools. Eagle Grip tools are the first full line manufactured at Malco’s plant in DeWitt, Nebraska, the birthplace of the locking pliers. More information at

Unlike Any Other: Oasis Composite Fencing
Fortress Fence Products
Meet Oasis: a composite fencing solution that elevates your residential build with enhanced performance. Equipped with Eva-Tech™ technology, Oasis offers superior weather resistance without the maintenance of traditional wood. Meaning no painting. No staining. Ever. With Oasis, you can be confident that your customer’s fence will look as beautiful as the day you installed it.

Discover our carefree fencing

Nationwide Industries™ has launched its Keystone® Traverse 500 Magnetic Gate Latch, the industry’s first key locking latch for vinyl gates that locks and unlocks from both sides without drilling any holes through the post. More information at

New Member Savings Program Partners

Conserve Resources with Better, Longer-Lasting Batteries
Did you know? Changing out batteries over and over can cost 7x the amount of the batteries themselves? Let’s fix that. By partnering with Batteries Plus and switching to powerful, long-lasting Procell batteries, your organization will save time and money. Our experts can help with a customized plan for your organization.

As an added bonus, now through June 30, 2021 business accounts can get $10 off instantly on case packs of Duracell Procell or Procell Intense.

Limit 2 cases per customer. Login or register to learn more.

Jewett-Cameron Company
LP Building Products
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!
The only gate you’ll ever need!
Jewett-Cameron Company®
Adjust-A-Gate is the original, no-sag, adjustable-width gate that started it all! Available for all heights and expandable from 34” to 96” wide, Adjust-A-Gate is the ultimate reliable and versatile gate frame system. Compatible with wood and composite boards and featuring a powder-coated steel frame, Adjust-A-Gate is the premium lifelong gate frame system. 
Ask about our new Adjsut-A-Gate pro
Thank You Renewing Members
AFA extends its thanks to the following members who have recently renewed their existing membership or celebrated membership anniversaries with the association. We're glad you're part of the AFA family!
Wheatland Tube
Mechanical Access Control & Perimeter Security Products
LockeyUSA offers high-quality perimeter security and gate hardware products for a range of commercial and residential applications. Whether you need to limit access to an area with a mechanical keyless lock, ensure a gate closes gently every time with a hydraulic gate closer, or guarantee safe and free egress with a gate panic exit, LockeyUSA has you covered. LockeyUSA products are made to last and easy to install.
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