Winter 2013

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season. I would like to ring in the New Year by introducing some of the new products and services we’ve been working on at Alumi-Guard: Our all new Imperial and Municipal fence lines along with the development of our Post Strap System. We created these new products to complement our augmented Architectural Services Department.

This past fall we also decided to invest in several architectural programs. We teamed up with McGraw/Hill to take part in both Dodge Reports and the Sweets catalogue. This will allow us to not only market our products to more people but now we can track more spec jobs to pass along to you. We are also participating in AEC Daily. This will allow architects to receive continuing education credits while being educated on the benefits of aluminum fence and more specifically Alumi-Guard. This way, it’s likely we’ll be spec’d from the beginning to help our dealers get a leg up on their competition.

"We are excited about the New Year and about growing our industry with our customers. We sincerely hope that all of you will benefit from these investments, because we made all of these decisions with you, the customer, in mind."

Lastly, we’ve made some internal investments as well. We have added CAD designers and CSRs as well as making capital investments in machinery. We have made a concerted effort to move towards automation to keep lead times even lower and our quality even higher. All of this will offer substantial benefits as we are now running two full time shifts throughout the entire year. We are excited about the New Year and about growing our industry with our customers. We sincerely hope that all of you will benefit from these investments, because we made all of these decisions with you, the customer, in mind.

Happy New Year Everyone - and Happy Fencing!

Bill Woodard

Product Spotlight
New Adjusti-Gate Hinge

Alumi-Guard is proud to introduce the Adjusti-Gate Hinge for the new T-slot post. The new Adjusti-Gate Hinge system, made by Boerboel, allows for maximum adjustability and will fit both slide and swing gates.

New Adjusti-Gate Hinge System

Like a loyal guard dog, Boerboel gate hardware products are strong and dependable. Ideal for security, safety or convenience, Boerboel’s innovative hinges, latches, drop rods and other gate accessories are the perfect complement to any gate.

Photos: Alumi-Guard

Did you know...

The appearance of the fence in human societies marked the transition from a pattern of looting nature to taking care of it. It was with devoted agriculture that fences came about. In Ancient Mesopotamia, Rousseau curiously alludes to the inventor of the fence - stating: "The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said "This is mine,"... that man was the true founder of civil society."

The fence helped institutionalize one of the most important elements of the social contract – the collective recognition of private property.

The Culture of the Fence: Artifacts and Meanings, Christina Kotchemidov