Winter 2015

I hope everyone reading this had a happy and safe holiday season. I also hope you're looking forward to 2015 as much as we are here at Alumi-Guard.

As many of you remember, we integrated with Barrette in February of last year and the relationship has been very beneficial to both companies. Barrette has been unwavering in their support, and has allowed Alumi-Guard to continue to operate as we always have – but with the added benefit of Barrette's vast resources. We couldn't have asked for a better company to partner up with as we look to expand and improve our business for many years to come.

"Barrette has been unwavering in their support, and has allowed Alumi-Guard to continue to operate as we always have - but with the added benefit of Barrette's vast resources."

With the help of Barrette, we have a lot of great new products and services we'll be debuting at Fencetech'15 and beyond. We are opening distribution centers in Flint, MI and Galloway, NJ, with an additional location in Riverside, CA that will hopefully open by the end of the year. This will allow us to better serve each of those areas and cut down on the Quick Ship lead times. We are also proud to announce our new t-slot hinge, "Adjusti-Gate™ System." The new hinge and post design will allow for maximum adjustability on both estate gates and slide gates (see page 1 and our Spotlight section). The newly patented, revolutionary Adjusti-Gate™ System will make its debut during FenceTech'15 at the Orlando Florida Convention Center – so, stop by Alumi-Guard booth #233 for this exciting, historical event. If you're unable to make it to Orlando this year, please contact your territory manager for more details.

Thanks to everyone for making 2014 a great year. Have a happy and prosperous 2015 and keep on fencing!

Sincerely,

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