|August 20, 2021
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 email@example.com, call 800-822-4342 or go to www.fencetech.com for more information.
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:
• September 4 – Wadsworth, OH
• September 10-11 – Reno, NV (West Coast Fence Show)
• November 5 – Arlington, TX (AFA University)
• November 13 – Arlington, TX (AFA University)
• February 16 and 17, 2022 – New Orleans (FENCETECH)
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 https://acieducation.org/test_sites
AFA is excited to announce the brand new Operations Manager School, built for superintendents, managers, and other employees responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of fence contracting companies. There will also be a Certified Operations Manager program launching through ACI at the same time.
In addition, we’ve added an EXTRA DAY to Fence Installation School! Now students will arrive on Saturday (a day earlier than previous years) and receive hands on experience in digging post holes and setting posts as part of the training program on Sunday.
Do I have to attend AFA University for all two weeks?
No. AFA offers six different schools during that two-week period and you select the school(s) you wish to attend. Some schools are three days long and some schools run for a full week.
Do the posted dates for each school include travel time or do I need to add additional time for flights and travel?
The posted dates for each school start with your arrival date and end with your departure date. Plan on arriving the first day listed with school beginning the following day (for example, FIS students arrive on Saturday, October 30 with school beginning Sunday, October 31) and departing on the last listed day (FIS ends on Friday night with a graduation dinner and students are free to leave anytime on Saturday, November 6). The included hotel dates are listed on each event page on the AFA website and full travel details are included in your confirmation email when you register for the school.
What’s included in tuition?
Your tuition includes the school fees, your hotel room, and all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners throughout the week. The only other costs you’ll be responsible for are your travel to and from the Dallas airport.
Are certifications included with school tuition?
No. Certifications are managed by the Accreditation and Certification Institute and require a separate application and payment from your school registration. If you register for a school with a corresponding certification, you can find details in your school confirmation email with how to register for the certification exam. It is highly recommended you register in advance and put in some study time prior to the school in order to maximize your chances of passing. You can find certification applications at https://acieducation.org.
What should I bring?
A full list of what to bring is included in your school confirmation email.
What if I have more questions?
Reach out! Sara Surprenant, Senior Manager of Education, is happy to discuss any education and certification questions you have. Reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-635-8184.
It's been awhile since Northeast Chapter members could get together, and there's no better way to meet again than with a fun-filled day of networking and golf! This is the first meeting of the season and hopefully not the last. Submit your teams or individual players, or just come for lunch and fantastic raffle prizes. Register today
, August 20, by 4 p.m
. to attend!
When: August 26, 2021, 7:00am-4:00pm
Where: Shining Rock Golf Club, Northbridge, MA
Cost: Lunch only - $30 | Golf and lunch - $130
Sponsorships: Hole Sponsor - one each, $150
Join fellow AFA members for "The Biggest Little Tradeshow in the West" from September 9-11, 2021 at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino in Reno, NV.
This year's West Coast Fence Show offers over 24 hours of expert education and instruction. Certification testing will be available through ACI. Plus, walk the tradeshow floor, participate in the WCFS Golf Tournament, and much more.
AFA Chapters are a key benefit of your membership. They provide a wide range of educational opportunities, networking events, mission project work, professional development, and industry knowledge for professionals in the fence industry.
Visit the Chapters page
on our website for more information and to contact your chapter leader.
Past President Nate Levine, born January 27th, 1927, passed away August 3rd at the age of 94. He is survived by his wife Judy, their children and grandchildren.
Nate served as an ADA Director from 1988 to 1997, AFA Treasurer from 1995 to 1997, and AFA President 1996/1997, followed by Immediate Past President. Nate is a recipient of AFA's Distinguished Service Award and was inducted into the AFA Hall of Fame in 2012. He served his association on multiple committees, including six different FENCETECH committees.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made on behalf of Nate to The Red Sox Foundation or a charity of your choice. Please join us in keeping Ms. Judy and the family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Did you know that as an AFA member, you have access to over 25 Supplier Discount Programs?
Our programs are saving members an average of 10-40% with our key suppliers.
Operations/Supplies programs include:
- Ring Central
Insurance programs include:
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 email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See all of AFA's member savings program partners here.
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 or celebrated membership anniversaries with the association. We're glad you're part of the AFA family!