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Volume 2012 Issue 3


A letter from our Chapter President, Dear Chapter Members, We just concluded the West Coast Fence Show in Reno. I personally want to thank those who came and especially thank all of the volunteers from the three chapters that helped put the show together. A special thanks to Jennifer West (Westmeyer Fence) for decorating and running our chapter booth. She had a gaming theme with oversized blow-up dice that people could roll to win casino chips. There is a monetary reward for any member that brings us a new chapter member. So go out there and bring some new blood to our chapter. We especially need contractor members. Jerry Short (Master Halco) and Steve Reitman (Quality Fence) have donated over $750.00 for this. Thanks Guys! We are looking forward to our winter educational meeting and banquet this December. See this newsletter for details and a sign up form. Fencetech 2013 is coming up in February in Houston Texas. The AFA has sent out registration forms. Check your mail boxes! The city of Houston is getting ready for us with lots of activities. The Texas chapter is putting on a golf tournament, and this Fencetech features the most educational activities I’ve ever seen. Thanks, I hope to see many of you at our December meeting.

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PRESIDENT RICHARD BOYLE Dick’s Evergreen Fence & Deck, Inc. 503 640-7700 r.boyle@frontier.com PAST PRESIDENT JOHN KRUEGER Metro Acess Control 503-595-4716 johnk@metrogates.com SECRETARY/TREASURER Dennis Fleck Town & Country Fence Co. 503 655-2055 dennis@tcfence.us EXECUTIVE SECRETARY Serena Wood 541-515-5040 pnwcafa@gmail.com SHAWN TOMLINSON Gates & Controls 425 251-1020 shawn@gatesandcontrols.com DENNY WADE Willamette Fence 503 285-2761 denny@willamettefence.com JAKE WARREN Gates & Controls 503 331-2321 jake@gatesandcontrols.com ALEX WEISENSEE Pacific Fence & Wire 503-659-6881 alex@pacificfence.com JOHN ROSEBEARY Viking Fence Co. 360-373-7918 john@vikingfence.biz JENNIFER WEST West-Meyer Fence 503-978-1830 westmeyerfence@aol.com HAROLD HARTLEY Northwest Fence Co. 541-426-4259 nwfence@eoni.com


Project of the

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Town & Country Fence Submitted by David Edie Mentor Graphics Approximately 300 Lineal feet of 11’ high chain link fence installed on 6 5/8” posts.

ACCESS CONTROL

503 - 595 - 4716 / 360 - 823 - 0115 The Northwest’s gate automation specialists CCB# 46091 CC# METROOD121MJ

12104 NE 95th St. Vancouver

2525 NE Columbia BLVD Portland

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Summer Fun 2012

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FALCON

Falcon makes door hardware simple through our continuous investment in lock, exit and closer solutions. Our success with diverse applications including office, new construction, hospitality, multi-family and retail openings makes Falcon the right choice for gate contractors, distributors and professional locksmiths who demand service, quality, and value. Access Hardware Supply is truly your one source for access and security control hardware. We have an extensive inventory of Falcon products to help fulfill your application needs. AHS has the knowledge and experience to ensure that you get the right product and information you need for your application. We have the responsive service you can count on, so your order is shipped properly and accurately, on the same day if needed, with support before and after the sale. So, the next time you need door control and security hardware, remember the one source you can always access.

14359 Catalina Street San Leandro, CA 94577 Phone: (800) 348-2263 Fax: (800) 435-8233 www.accesshardware.com

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Location: Oxford Suites, 75 82nd Drive Gladstone, Oregon 97027 Date: December 8th @ 10 AM Speakers: 10:00 - 10:30: First Speaker - Bryan Baxter from NW Natural Gas -

How to prevent damage

11:30 - 12:15: Lunch, $15 for members 12:15 - 1:40: Second speaker – Officer Sara McClerk Clackamas County Sherriff’s Crime Prevention Unit · · ·

Protecting your business from interior and exterior thefts How to deal with disgruntled employees & customers How to design a facility to mitigate thefts

1:40 - 3:00: Andrea Saracco & Craig DeHarpport - Farmers Insurance Group · · ·

Ways to protect yourself from employee theft Warning signs of employee theft Systems to protect your business from internal theft threat 9


Location: Widmer Brothers Gasthaus Pub 955 N Russell St. Portland, OR 97227 “The Great Room� Date: December 8th @ 6 PM Menu: - Pan seared beef tenderloin with a jalapeno cream sauce and sauteed tomatoes - Wild Alaskan salmon, oven roasted and served with a spinach parmesan sauce - Herbed cheese stuffed Portobello mushroom with a roasted red pepper sauce $32 per person, please submit your dinner choice at least one week in advance to chapternewsletter@gmail.com.

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In. Out. Open. Close. Blah. Blah. Blah.

Sometimes, predictable is good. When it comes to gate operators, your customers should expect them to do what they’re supposed to do. That’s why LiftMaster’s latest operators offer Battery Backup, so gates work even when the power won’t, Security+ 2.0™ technology for twice the radio range and MyQ™ Technology for the industry’s only wireless dual gate communication. Predictable? We wouldn’t have it any other way.

For more information go to LiftMaster.com.

Residential Garage Door Openers • Commercial Door Operators • Access Control Residential and Commercial Gate Operators • Telephone Entry Systems

Raising Expectations.

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Can You Guess Where This Is?? (Also featured on our cover)

As always, you can email with your answers at: chapternewsletter@gmail.com Editor’s Note: All email addresses and web addresses in this publication are hyperlinked, you can simply click on them to email or look at a website.

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Special Thanks to Our Advertisers: Access Hardware Supply Liftmaster Metro Access Control Automated Gates and Equipment

www.accesshardware.com www.liftmaster.com www.metrogates.com www.aegates.com

And Our Contributors: David Edie John Krueger Alex Weisensee Serena Wood Debbie Smith Dick Boyle

Useful Links -ASTM Standards: www.astm.org -AFA Website: www.americanfenceassociation.com -AFA PNWC Website: http://www.americanfenceassociation.com/ Members/Chapters/PacificNorthwestChapter/ tabid/348/Default.aspx -AFA Facebook: www.facebook.com/americanfenceassociation -AFA PNWC Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Pacific-NW-Chap ter-of-The-American-Fence-Associa tion/169092446136 -Pool Standards: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/pool.pdf -AFA Newsletter: http://www.americanfenceassociation.com/ LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=pty%2bDm90KlY% 3d&tabid=382 -Call before you dig: www.call811.com -NW Chapter Shutterfly: http://fencelines.shutterfly.com/ 13


AFA Pacific NW Chapter: Come Along Volume 2012 Issue 3