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AFA

VMA

WHY VMA CERTIFICATION?

Because not all vinyl is created equal

T

he VMA is the voice of the vinyl fence and railing industry.
Membership with the VMA offers extensive industry networking and a strong platform in reforms, and advances
your company's reputation in all markets.
The VMA is proud to announce that it has implemented,
and is actively marketing, a comprehensive certification and licensee
program, which offers a verification process to customers (distributors,
specifiers, code contractors, code officials and consumers) that the

products of certified companies meet or exceed industry standards and
are produced through a quality manufacturing process.
What does this mean to you? With the VMA Certified Seal
prominently displayed, you will have the confidence that you are
receiving the highest quality products in the market, because certified companies' products meet or exceed industry standards. These
companies, their products, processes and facilities have been audited
by approved third-party test labs and inspection agencies.

VMA MANUFACTURER

CONTRACTORS

FABRICATORS

Membership as a Tier 1 or 2 voting
member will position your firm to receive
the following benefits:

Membership in the VMA will position
your firm to receive the following benefits:

Membership in the VMA will position
your firm to receive the following benefits:

1
2

1

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Eligibility to hold office,
vote and steer the direction
of the organization.
The ability to offer certified
products to fabricators,
contractors and more in your
own marketing programs.
The option to be listed as a
certified manufacturer and
allow your customers to become
a licensee under the VMA
Certification Program.
The opportunity to assist in
the development of standards
and programs within the
VMA organization.
The option to be listed on
VMA websites and directories
as a voting member.
Permission to use the
VMA Certified Seal.
The ability to set yourself apart
from other manufacturers with the
VMA Certification Program.

3
4
5
6
7

The ability to become licensed under
the VMA Certification Program.
The opportunity to contribute
to the development of industry
performance standards, which
will advance the positioning of
vinyl programs to the design and
consumer communities at large.
The opportunity to develop an
effective network of industry
peers, vendors and potential
customers to support and advance
individual business needs.
The option to participate in an
educational platform to promote
the VMA's strategic objectives and
to collectively advocate for needed
building code and trade reforms.
The opportunity to advance your
firm's reputation through the
promotion of your active participation
as a licensee via the association with
all market communications.
The option to be listed as a member
in good standing in the association
directory and website.

2
3
4
5
6
7

The ability to become
licensed under the VMA
Certification Program.
Support from an AFA to focus
specifically on vinyl issues with
access to the latest information
regarding code and technical issues.
The opportunity to help
develop standards for the vinyl
fence and railing industry.
Access to marketing data, training
and educational information
pertaining to the vinyl industry.
Access to a partnership with the
AFA as a division that focuses
specifically on vinyl issues.
The ability to network with vinyl
manufacturers, suppliers and other
fabricators through involvement in
committees and division activities.
The capability to promote and
become a licensee under the VMA
certification program.

Access to a platform to voice your
ideas, concerns and issues in both
formal and informal settings.

HOMEOWNERS
Homeowners will seek out the VMA Certified Seal for the assurance that this business only carries the highest quality vinyl products
that are consistent in quality, color, strength and longevity. The VMA
Certified Seal offers consumers the peace of mind that their purchases

made today will withstand the test of time due to the high-quality
manufacturing and process verified by VMA.
Simply put, the VMA Certified Seal shows that the vinyl products
sold and the licensed distributors who sell them are NOT like the
others, and they are third-party audited to prove it. ■

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fencepost - March/April 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS | CHAPTER PRESIDENTS COMMITTEE
FENCELINES
IN MEMORIAM
FENCE PROFESSIONALS FLOCK TO PHOENIX FOR FENCETECH 2018
ON THE FENCE
MINDING YOUR BUSINESS
CANINE CRIBS
SAFETY IN PARADISE
AFA BESTOWS TOP HONORS AT FENCETECH 2018
VMA
WORKPLACE RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR
MEMBER SAVINGS PROGRAM
NEW MEMBERS
MEMBERS ON THE MOVE
CALENDAR
CHAPTER NEWS
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - Intro
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - cover1
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - cover2
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 4
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 9
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 10
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 11
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 12
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - EDITOR’S NOTE
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 14
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 16
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 18
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS | CHAPTER PRESIDENTS COMMITTEE
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - FENCELINES
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 21
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 22
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 23
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 24
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 25
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - IN MEMORIAM
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 27
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - FENCE PROFESSIONALS FLOCK TO PHOENIX FOR FENCETECH 2018
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 29
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - ON THE FENCE
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 31
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 32
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 33
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 34
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 35
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - MINDING YOUR BUSINESS
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 37
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - CANINE CRIBS
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 39
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - SAFETY IN PARADISE
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 41
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 42
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 43
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 45
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - AFA BESTOWS TOP HONORS AT FENCETECH 2018
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - VMA
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - WORKPLACE RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 55
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 56
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 57
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 58
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - MEMBER SAVINGS PROGRAM
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 61
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 62
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - CALENDAR
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - CHAPTER NEWS
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - 65
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
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