Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 20

AFA

FENCELINES

INSIGHTS, PRODUCTS & NEWS
FROM THE FENCING INDUSTRY
ASSA ABLOY ACQUIRES
JERITH ALUMINUM FENCE
ASSA ABLOY has acquired Jerith
Aluminum Fence, a leading supplier of
aluminum fencing for residential, commercial and industrial applications in the
US. "I am very pleased to welcome Jerith
into the ASSA ABLOY Group. Jerith is a
complementary addition to ASSA ABLOY.

RIO GRANDE FENCE CO. OF NASHVILLE
DONATES PLAYGROUND FENCE TO
NASHVILLE SCHOOL FOR ANNUAL
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE PROJECT
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville donated
a 494-linear foot 5-foot-high chain link fence
installation to Metro Nashville Public Schools'
Cora Howe School on Good Friday, April 14.
Cora Howe School is a special day school
for those students whose learning differences are so significant that they cannot
effectively learn within the context of
a less restrictive environment. It serves
Metro Nashville Public Schools students
grades K-12 who are referred through the
Individualized Education Plan Team.
"Our annual Good Friday Service Project
allows our team the opportunity to serve

The company reinforces our market leadership in North America and is a good step in
providing a complete range of products for
total door opening solutions," says Johan
Molin, president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.
"Jerith has established a very strong position in the aluminum perimeter security
market which gives us additional opportunities to serve fully our customers' needs,"

says Thanasis Molokotos, executive vice
president of ASSA ABLOY and head of
the Americas Division. Jerith was established in 1961 and has some 75 employees.
The head office and factory are located in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sales for 2017
are expected to reach some $20 million with
a good EBIT margin and the acquisition
will be accretive to EPS from start.

others in the Nashville community uniquely
through the gift of a commercial fence
installation," says Derek Smith, Rio Grande
Fence Co.'s chief operating officer and thirdgeneration owner. "We enjoyed hearing the
story of Cora Howe School and how the staff
is impacting our community by enriching
the lives of these students."
All 44 of Rio Grande Fence Company's
employees participated, contributing 202
total service hours over three days of material and site preparation leading up to the
completion of the project on Good Friday.
In addition to the 494-foot fence, the
recess area also received a 50-foot long
piece of royal blue fence screen customordered with Metro Nashville Public
Schools and Cora Howe School logos. The

recess area had no visible signage prior
to this.
"We, at Cora Howe, are so humbled and
appreciative of the fence installed by Rio
Grande Fence Company as part of their
Good Friday Project this year," says K.C.
Winfrey, principal, Cora Howe School. "The
students at Cora Howe have needed this
fence on their playground for many years.
This beautiful, new fence will keep our kids
safe while they are enjoying the playground.
The logo banner provided by Rio Grande
was an added surprise that will help us
brand and highlight our school to the East
Nashville neighborhood."
"On behalf of Metro Nashville Public
Schools I want to thank Rio Grande Fence Co.
for their efforts on their Good Friday Service
Project at Cora Howe School. It's a great day
and great job by Rio Grande," says Dennis
Neal, MNPS executive director - facilities
& grounds maintenance. "It's going to help
the school tremendously in their mission of
serving the needs of their students."
To choose this year's project, Rio Grande
reached out to the Middle Tennessee community via email and social media channels
for suggestions of worthy causes.
"While going through this year's submissions, the Cora Howe School proposal stood
out as the most worthy," Smith says. "It serves
an exceptional school with a diverse student
body from all over Nashville who have specific
educational and recreational needs tailored by
MNPS experts exclusively for each student.
Cora Howe School now has a fully enclosed
recess area for its students and staff to enjoy."

www.americanfenceassociation.com | 20 | May/June 2017


http://www.americanfenceassociation.com

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
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - cover2
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 3
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 4
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 5
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 6
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 7
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 8
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 9
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 10
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 11
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
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 57
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 58
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 59
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 60
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 61
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Index to Advertisers
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - cover3
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - cover4
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - outsert1
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - outsert2
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - outsert3
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - outsert4
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0318
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0218
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0118
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0617
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0517
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0417
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0317
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0217
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0117
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0616
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0516
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0416
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0316
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0216
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/FENS/FENS0116
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com