Quality Gates & Openers recently attended FenceTech 2023, the biggest fencing convention of the year! Representatives from Quality Gates & Openers had the unique opportunity to meet industry professionals, network with other businesses, and learn about the latest trends in the fencing industry. We’re excited to share our experiences and insights gained from this incredible event.
What is FenceTech?
FenceTech is an annual event held by the American Fence Association (AFA) that brings together professionals in the fencing industry. This year, FenceTech 2023 was held in Oklahoma City, OK, and it featured some of the best products, technology, and services related to fencing. Since its inception in 1982, FenceTech has become the largest fencing industry convention in North America. Over the years, it has grown to include a wide range of topics such as installation techniques, product and business management, and new trends in fencing technology. FenceTech provides an opportunity for those in the fencing industry to learn from each other, network, and make connections with vendors and other professionals.
As part of FenceTech 2023, the AFA offered numerous certifications for those looking to deepen their knowledge about the fencing industry. Some certifications available at FenceTech include Certified Gate Automation Designer and Certified Gate Automation Technician. These certifications can be invaluable assets in today’s competitive fencing industry.
FenceTech also culminates with the Awards Dinner, where the American Fence Association celebrates the achievements of its members. During the dinner, the AFA presents awards in several categories such as Outstanding Achievement, Community Involvement, and Meritorious Service. At this year’s FenceTech 2023 Awards Dinner, Quality Gates & Openers was recognized with a Commercial Ornamental Award for one of their custom-designed and fabricated brass pedestrian gates. It was an honor to be recognized by the American Fence Association at this event.
Who Attended from Quality Gates & Openers?
At FenceTech 2023, Michael Johnson, Hayley Johnson, and Chuck Bunch of Quality Gates & Openers attended the biggest fencing convention of the year.
Chuck and Hayley both took advantage of the American Fence Association’s (AFA) Certified Gate Automation Designer School. Through their education, they each achieved their Certified Gate Automation Designer (CGAD) Certification. With this certification, they are able to provide our clients with a higher quality of service, safety, and reliability.
We at Quality Gates & Openers were proud to have had our team members in attendance at FenceTech 2023. It was an amazing opportunity for our team to learn more about the newest developments in the fence industry and to network with other professionals in the industry. We look forward to continuing to bring our customers the highest quality of products and services possible!
What Did We See at FenceTech?
At FenceTech 2023, our team from Quality Gates & Openers had the opportunity to check out some of the newest fencing technologies and trends in the industry. The American Fence Association (AFA) organized several events throughout the show, including an awards program and a number of presentations from leading fencing professionals.
The AFA Awards Program recognized outstanding achievements in the fence industry, while the educational sessions provided valuable insights into the latest developments in fencing technology. Our team also had the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations and learn about the newest products and services on the market.
At FenceTech 2023, we also attended seminars and workshops hosted by leading manufacturers and distributors, covering topics such as sales and marketing strategies, emerging trends, and how to become more efficient in operations. Additionally, the show featured a wide range of products and services that showcased the latest advancements in fencing technology. From new products to innovative solutions, FenceTech 2023 provided our team with a wealth of knowledge on the current state of the industry.
What Awards Did Quality Gates & Openers Receive?
At FenceTech 2023, Quality Gates & Openers was proud to be recognized by the American Fence Association (AFA) with the Commercial Ornamental Award. The award was presented for one of Quality Gates & Openers’ custom-designed and fabricated brass pedestrian gates. This award is a testament to the company’s commitment to producing only the highest quality gates and openers. Quality Gates & Openers is proud to have been recognized at FenceTech 2023 and looks forward to continuing to serve customers with great products and excellent customer service.
What’s Next for Quality Gates & Openers?
At Quality Gates & Openers, our commitment to excellence is at the heart of all that we do. Following our successful trip to FenceTech 2023, we are eager to continue to build on our success and further our knowledge of the gate industry. We plan to stay up-to-date with the latest in gate technology, expand our gate education and work hard to continue providing top-quality products and services to our customers.
We will be keeping an eye out for upcoming conventions, expos, and other industry-related events that allow us to learn more about the newest advancements in gate technology and education. We also strive to keep ahead of the trends and make sure our staff are well versed in the latest gate technology and installation techniques. By attending conventions like FenceTech 2023, we are able to stay abreast of the newest developments in the industry and provide the best service to our customers.
Quality Gates & Openers looks forward to a bright future in the gate industry, and we thank all of our supporters for helping us continue our commitment to excellence. We stand by “The Quality Difference” we offer and invite anyone who needs assistance with gates and openers to contact us by calling 850-271-3617. Additionally, we are proud to be members of the American Fence Association and plan to remain active members for years to come.