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MCAA 2017: REFLECTING ON SUCCESS

This year’s annual MCAA Convention for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America was a huge hit. 

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Increasing In-Line Galvanized Fence Framework Awareness at Fencetech 2017

Fencetech 2017 just wrapped up at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The show, which went from February 1st to February 5th, was a huge success and San Antonio was a fantastic host. More than 4,500 fence industry professionals were at the conference to attend meetings, meet with clients, and be educated about new fence standards and products in the industry.

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Recap on Chicago Safety & Sustainability Conference

The Electrical Association presented the 2017 Chicago Safety & Sustainability Conference on January 19, 2017 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.  This conference is a table top tradeshow that allows manufacturers to show their latest products and services to over 600 industry professionals.  The event is primarily attended by Chicago’s Electrical and Building Industry, Building Owners and Managers, Local Municipalities, Electrical Inspectors, University and Hospital Planners, Engineers, Sustainable Energy Consultants, Construction Safety Managers and more.

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Employee Highlight: Get to Know our Coatings Engineer

 

Have you ever wondered who is behind the production of your tubular products? Over the next few months, I will be highlighting team members of Wheatland Tube who happen to be some of the best in our industry.   I recently interviewed Kim Westfall who is our Coatings Engineer at the Wheatland Tube facility in Chicago.

 

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Tools of the Trade: Wheatland Wind Load Fence Post Size and Spacing Calculator

Will the wind blow down a fence? It sure will! In my many years of experience in the fence industry, I have visited countless sites and seen photos of fences bent anywhere from 30 degrees or more to just about flat to the ground. One time I visited a tennis court site at Montauk Point on Long Island; unfortunately, the wind screens were left on during a storm and I couldn’t believe my eyes…one 120-foot side of the court fence was blown a full 60 feet to the other! The post, including the massive footings were actually pulled out of the sandy ground.

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