Educational Seminars & Events

Tony Thornton – Seminar Instructor and Supply Chain Forum Moderator

Tony Thornton, CFP, CAGOI, CAGSD is  the Executive Director of the American Fence Association. Tony is a fence professional with 43+ years of industry experience with all types of fence and all aspects of gate operator /access control system installations. His priorities include better and more tangible benefits for AFA members. The AFA goal through his leadership is to provide education and certification development to enhance the AFA membership experience. His fence related strengths include evaluating fence company members to enhance their productivity and efficiencies in Sales, Operations and Installation. Always striving to improve our industry and association is his top priority.

29th

Oct 2021

Train, retrain & grow


8:30am – 10am FRIDAY

Room 8

How to hire, train and keep employees.

Budgeting and Forecast


10:30am-Noon FRIDAY

Room 8

How to Process a budget and forecast.

Supply Chain Forum – Not to be missed


1:30pm-3:30pm FRIDAY

Room: 2nd Level/Avalon Ballroom

Fence Industry Supply Chain & Lead Time Challenges

Forum Speakers

Moderator – Tony Thornton

CFP, CAGOI, CAGSD is the Executive Director of the American Fence Association. Tony is a fence professional with 43+ years of industry experience with all types of fence and all aspects of gate operator /access control system installations. His priorities include better and more tangible benefits for AFA members. The AFA goal through his leadership is to provide education and certification development to enhance the AFA membership experience. His fence related strengths include evaluating fence company members to enhance
their productivity and efficiencies in Sales, Operations and Installation.  Always striving to improve our industry and association is his top priority.

Vinyl – Joel Lindahl

The Vice President of Vinyls for ICIS, formerly Chemical Data Inc. (CDI). With a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration, Joel’s experience of over 25 years in the vinyls (PVC) industry as an engineer and business leader prepared him well as an expert in the industry. Adding 15 years to his industry experience as an analyst, consultant and commentator on the markets, he has a wealth of knowledge and depth in PVC and related markets. Joel currently authors the monthly analysis of
North American PVC markets in the ICIS/CDI Monthly Petrochemicals and Plastics Analysis report.

Steel – Michael Cowden

A senior editor for Steel Market Update  (SMU). Cowden has covered the steel industry since 2007. He has since 2014 specialized in flat-rolled steel but has previously reported on steel long products, steel pipe and tube as well as aluminum. Before joining SMU, Cowden held reporting jobs at Fastmarkets AMM in Chicago – where he was involved in launching AMMs daily hot-rolled coil index, the Associated Press in Pittsburgh, and the Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh. He has also worked as a copy editor and in marketing at the University of Chicago Press. Cowden has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Contact him
at Michael@SteelMarketUpdate.com.

Wood – Will Whittaker

President of FLW Wood Products, Inc. He is a 33 year veteran of the industry and second generation. A graduate of University of Colorado, he is married with 2 sons and lives in Pennington,
NJ. His territory focus is primarily on the Mid-Atlantic and New England areas.

GSAFA Chapter meeting


4:30pm-5:30pm

Room 8

Please join us at out Chapter Meeting

Don’t Forget…Friday Night’s Famous Cocktail Party at the POOL! 7pm-9pm – Registration badges required for entry.

Saturday, October 30th 9:30 am-4pm – show floor is open!

30th

Oct 2021

Overhead and profitability


9:00am-10:30am SATURDAY

Room 8

What is overhead and how to make money.

Quest to be your best


11:00am-12:30 SATURDAY

Room 8

Motivational setting for self-motivation & goal setting.

 

Exhibiting Company & Booth Number

Access Control & Gate Automation Inc. 710
Advantage Industries 705
AGMA, LLC 521
AMTECH 515/517/614/616
Architectural Iron Designs, Inc. 221
ArcSite 406
Assa Abloy – Jerith / Ameristar – GOLD SPONSOR 201
Ball Fabrics 104
BlacklineHHP Products LLC 210
Capital Forest Products 600/602
cellgate – BRONZE SPONSOR 325
Controlled Products Group – BRONZE SPONSOR 615/617
Cosurac Distributors – SMALL VIDEO SCREEN 307
Country Estate Fence, Inc. 327/426
Custom Machine 507/509/511/606/608/610
D & D Technologies – SILVER SPONSOR and Large Video Screen 301
DAC Industries, Inc 322
Direct Fence 415/514
Eastern Fence – PLATINUM SPONSOR & TOTE BAGS 315
Electronic Entry Distributors 417
Fence News USA 520
GSAFA BOOTH – Show Host 410/311
Interstate Wholesale Fence – PLATINUM SPONSOR 407/409/411/506/508/510
Iron World 107
LMT Products 101
Locinox 516
Master Halco 706/708
Midwest Cover, Inc. 208
MillerEdge 408
mySalesman 110
National Fence Systems 421
National Metal Industries – GOLD SPONSOR 109
Nationwide Industries 401
North Star Controls, LLC 503
OnGuard Fence Systems 320
Phoenix Rope & Rigging, Inc 611
Power Door Products – GOLD SPONSOR 501
Puljak Company 114
South Camden Iron Works – GOLD SPONSOR 215
Security Brands 111
Security Fabricator, Inc. 702
Software Design Assoc. 220
Southwestern Wire 112
SSD Control Technology 207/209/211/306/308/310
Stephen’s Pipe & Steel – SILVER SPONSOR 106
Trident Fence 309
Tymetal Corp. – GOLD SPONSOR 206
UVX Universal Vinyl Extruders 607
Veteran Fence and Yard 420/321
Wire Cloth Manufacturers 601
FLW Wood Products Lanyard Sponsor