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AFA

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

AFA PRESIDENT 2017
SUSAN COLSON
AFA President 2017

Be prepared to upgrade
your education and
increase your professional
stature when attending
these fun-filled regional
events. The first, Southeast
Regional Conference,
will be held July 20-23
in Charlotte, North
Carolina, and the second,
North Central Regional
Conference, will be held
Sept. 14-17, in Chicago.

S

pring is heating up, and summer will be
here soon. I hope the warmer weather
has reflected a new optimism for your
businesses. Everyone I speak with is busy
in their professional life, and I hope you
are as well. Work is a blessing, and we can all be
thankful.
Just as soon as FENCETECH 2017 wound down,
AFA staff and leadership turned their efforts
toward our next show in Phoenix, Arizona Feb. 6-9,
2018. In early May we made a site visit to ensure
FENCETECH 2018 will meet and exceed all expectations for a terrific business education and trade
show event. NOMMA will again be co-hosting with
AFA. Be sure to save those dates and make your
plans to attend FENCETECH in Phoenix.
All summer and into the fall, AFA chapters
will be hosting their spring, summer and fall fun
events. Check with your local chapter to find a
gathering of friendly fence professionals and
join the fun! Or better yet, reach out to Caroline
Scott at the AFA office for upcoming events near
you (Caroline@AmericanFenceAssociation.com
or 1-314-561-6644). You can also access chapter
event information via the AFA website which is in
the process of being "refreshed" and updated now
(www.amercianfenceassociation.com). Chapters
are becoming specialists in relaying the value of
AFA membership so don't forget to bring along a
new or potential member to your next local event.
In addition, there are two regional event activities planned for later this year. Educational and
social opportunities will abound at both these
AFA gatherings. Be prepared to upgrade your

education and increase your professional stature
when attending these fun-filled regional events.
The first, Southeast Regional Conference, will be
held July 20-23 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and
the second, North Central Regional Conference,
will be held Sept. 14-17, in Chicago. AFA staff will
be launching promotions and registrations soon so
don't miss out on visiting these dynamic locations
for an enjoyable meet-and-greet with other fence
professionals. Learn from colleagues and bring your
business to the next level. Please see the message
from Tony Thornton, our executive director, in this
issue concerning the value of certification, and you
will see how AFA is supporting our membership by
developing trade practices and educating members
allowing for certification in our industry.
AFA University will be available to the fence
industry Nov. 5-10, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. Watch
for updates in the coming months. AFA University
brings the best of educators together with bright
students to provide certification training opportunities so important to our industry.
In August this year, our leadership groups will
be meeting in Dallas to discuss matters of importance for the AFA. There they will review current activities of AFA and hear from leaders of
our membership in order to develop activities that
will reach out to all members and provide tools to
decrease risk and increase profits for all types of
member companies.
AFA's goals for 2017 continue to be providing members an advantage in the marketplace
through education, certification, regional activities and FENCETECH. ■

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fencepost - May/June 2017

Editor’s Note
Executive Director’s Message
President’s Message
Board of Directors | Board of Governors
Fencelines
Mistaken Identity: A Story of Cedar
Safety First
Minding Your Business
Class Act: AFA Education Foundation Bestows Seven Scholarships
Safety
Health Plan Checkup: Ensuring Your Benefits Program Is the Picture of Health
CLFMI
The Road More Traveled: 811 Car and 811 Bike Recognized as Damage Prevention Icons
New Members
The 811 Across Texas Public Awareness Campaign
Calendar
FenceSense
Index to Advertisers
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Intro
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - cover1
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Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 12
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Editor’s Note
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 14
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Executive Director’s Message
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 16
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - President’s Message
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 18
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Board of Directors | Board of Governors
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Fencelines
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 21
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Mistaken Identity: A Story of Cedar
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 23
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 24
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 25
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 26
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Safety First
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 28
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 29
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 30
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Minding Your Business
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 32
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 33
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Class Act: AFA Education Foundation Bestows Seven Scholarships
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 35
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 36
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Safety
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Health Plan Checkup: Ensuring Your Benefits Program Is the Picture of Health
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 39
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 40
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 41
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 42
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - CLFMI
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 44
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - The Road More Traveled: 811 Car and 811 Bike Recognized as Damage Prevention Icons
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 46
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - New Members
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 48
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - The 811 Across Texas Public Awareness Campaign
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 50
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Calendar
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 52
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - FenceSense
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 54
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 55
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 56
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Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Index to Advertisers
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