Major Transition: Fence Training School Becomes FREE Aluminum Installation Clinic

To give back as much as possible to the entire fence industry, NAFCA is transitioning the upcoming Fence Training School into a FREE-TO-ATTEND aluminum installation clinic/service project. This event will be on February 11, 12, & 13.  This event is free to attend for anyone interested; you do not need to be a NAFCA member to participate.

 The details:

  • Long-time NAFCA supporter, Barrette Outdoor Living, has donated the 650 feet of material required for this project at the Florida Medal of Honor Memorial. This project is commercial grade 4′ tall by 8′ wide panels of ornamental aluminum.
  • We will be utilizing driven posts for approximately 75% of this installation.   Even better, we will be utilizing TWO DIFFERENT METHODS of installing ornamental aluminum with a driven system.
    1. A portion of the driven post will be with round galvanized posts and plastic donuts.  These are donated by A to Z Quality Fencing and Structures and Modern Fence Technology.
    2. The other half will be utilizing an aluminum I-beam (that’s right; aluminum I-beams are now available for 2.5″ posts).  The I-beams are donated by iFence, LLC.
  • The remaining 25% of the post will be augered and traditional set with both concrete and foam.
To recap, this is a real-world training and service opportunity. You have the opportunity to work alongside leading industry professionals, installing commercial-grade Barrette Outdoor Living aluminum utilizing a variety of methods. There will be multiple gates to install, as well as terminations on many concrete pillars.

HUGE PERK: As an added benefit, all NAFCA members will receive one free hotel stay at Inn on the Lakes as a thank you for being part of this training and project!
Further, on Sunday, February 11 we will hold our in-person Board of Directors meeting. All members are welcome (and encouraged) to attend this meeting. We will also go over the detailed plan for Monday’s project.  Ideally, the project will start and finish on Monday, February 12th. Tuesday, February 13th will be utilized as clean up/loose ends as needed.

YET ANOTHER PERK: Golf.  Do you enjoy golfing? Are you from a northern climate and haven’t been able to swing the clubs because of cold and snowfall? Thanks to our lengthy relationship with the Sebring Municipal Golf Course, join other fencers Sunday morning for a free round of golf.
Time is of the essence, so contact us ASAP if you would like to be part of this project and learning experience. Travel arrangements/hotel reservations are each attendee’s responsibility. We will utilize the Inn on the Lakes Hotel as our preferred lodging. Discount hotel rooms are available using the code “NAFCA”.  Remember, NAFCA members stay free Sunday night!

Hotel details:
3101 Golfview Road, Sebring, FL 33870
Please contact the hotel directly to arrange your lodging.
Project site address:
442 South Eucalyptus Street
Sebring, FL 33870
Travel considerations: if you are flying, check flights to Orlando, Tampa, or Fort Myers. All are relatively equal distances to Sebring.

The following companies are donating their time and materials to lead this event; we are very grateful for their support.  Please support them as they support our industry through efforts such as these.

Sunday, February 11th Morning – Free golfing in Sebring, FL
Sunday, February 11 Afternoon – NAFCA Board meeting
Sunday, February 11 Night – Free hotel stay for all NAFCA members
Monday, February 12 All Day – Free, hands-on training, led by industry professionals
Tuesday, February 13 Morning – Free, hands-on training, led by industry professionals.

Let us know ASAP if will are interested in attending this event and being part of elevating the industry.  You can also find details at the NAFCA Facebook Event.  Mr Fence Acadamey is handling the registration for this event via their Eventbrite account; the link will be added here.  Check back!
Thank you in advance for your support!
NAFCA Board of Directors

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