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July 20, 2021   
Upcoming Events

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

  • Fence Installation School (October 30 – November 6)
  • Fence Contractor Business School (October 31 – November 6)
  • ALL NEW Operations Manager School (October 31 – November 6)
  • Gate Automation Technician School (November 7 – 13)
  • Sales Training School (November 8 – 11)
  • Gate Automation Designer School (November 10 – 13)

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

Groups of three or more attendees from the same company receive a 10% discount on registration – contact for the promo code.

Register by September 30 and save $50 with early bird rates. 

Click here to register today!

DoorKing, Inc.
Several testing events for Certified Fence Contractor, Certified Gate Automation Designer, and Certified Gate Automation Technician exams are scheduled for the next few months, including the following:

•  July 29 – Baton Rouge, LA
•  August 3 – Plano, TX
•  September 4 – Wadsworth, OH
•  September 10-11 – Reno, NV (West Coast Fence Show)
•  November 5 – Arlington, TX (AFA University)
•  November 12 – Arlington, TX (AFA University
Dates are being added regularly. For the most up-to-date list of testing events or to reserve your seat, visit
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 is proud to announce the launch of our brand new, redesigned website! We are excited to bring you a  more streamlined, easy to navigate site with the information you’re looking for right at your fingertips. 

Take some time to click through and discover all that AFA has to offer:

  • Centralized event calendar with all upcoming AFA and chapter events and schools.  Don’t see what you’re looking for? Sign up to be notified when events you’re interested in are added in your area.
  • Make sure you’re making the most of your membership by taking advantage of our member benefits.
  • Review the qualifications for AFA board positions on our Willingness to Serve page and submit your nomination to be considered.

The American Fence Association is looking for new volunteers to fill positions on its 2022 Board of Directors and committees. We rely heavily on our members to assist with committees, activities, projects, and service on our Board of Directors. We are currently seeking candidates for President-Elect, Secretary, Chair-Elect (CPC), Directors and committee members. 

Service on the AFA Board of Directors or committees will help you to grow personally and professionally, develop skills, gain unique experience, expand your network of professional contacts, and provide an opportunity to drive the decisions of our organization and shape government policies that affect the livelihoods of AFA members and their customers.

The submission deadline closes on August 14, 2021

You must submit a fully completed application. By selecting multiple positions, you are not obligating yourself to serve in all of these positions; rather, you are making it known that you are willing and interested in serving in these positions. Click here to learn more and submit your application or nominations.

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

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to LaHarpe City Park on June 19th for the AFA Midwest Chapter Project! AFA member companies included Hardy Fence, Baker Fence, D-Roche Fence, Empire Fence, mySalesman, Circle T Fence, and Midland Fence Retiree Howard Wullschleger.



The group installed top, bottom, mid rails, fabric and ties for approximately 120 feet of 12-foot-tall chain link fence, plus 4-foot chain link in front of the netting, and 2 dugouts with gates. 
Empire Netting and Fence installed the backstop netting, and the team also had some help from a Bobcat MT85 and a Fencehog for the high stretches.
Keep up with all of the chapter's latest news and events at:

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), covering the CLFMI Les Grube Memorial Design Award!

Read the article here.

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

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
New Member Savings Program Partners

The AFA Member Savings Program  offers valuable savings for a wide variety of products and services, including: Insurance, Consumer Financing, Gasoline, Shipping, Facility Supplies and more!

This Month's Featured Supplier: UPS

Shipping has quickly become a major expense for businesses of all kinds. Fortunately for our network, shipping doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg thanks to a partnership with UPS. With up to 50% off air, 30% off ground and 50% off on additional shipping services, you can easily slash your shipping expenses. But that’s not all - members also have special access to freight and LTL services with savings starting at 75% off heavyweight and LTL shipments of 150lbs or more.

Register for your UPS SAVINGS here.

If you are an AFA member and not currently enrolled in the Member Savings Program, please contact AFA’s dedicated savings consultant Dan Pramis at 603-628-2333, Mark Schiavone at, or

See all of AFA's member savings program partners here.

Jewett-Cameron Company
The Housing Company, LLC
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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