Gulf South Cahpter Wins American Fence Association's Chapter of the Year Award

The American Fence Association (AFA) bestowed its coveted Chapter of the Year Award to the Gulf South Chapter during the association's 50th annual trade show

Online PR News – 29-March-2012 – Glen Ellyn, IL – The American Fence Association (AFA) bestowed its coveted Chapter of the Year Award to the Gulf South Chapter during the association's 50th annual trade show FENCETECH'12 in Miami, FL. Members of the chapter joined President Randy Becnel, CAGOI, of Triple B Construction & Fence Co., Inc. in Vacherie, LA as he accepted the award on behalf of the chapter.

The Chapter of the Year Award is given to the chapter that actively promotes the association and fence industry in its district throughout the entire year. AFA recognizes one chapter among the others who have shown particular dedication to their communities and the industry through their activities over the past year.

During the year, chapters receive points for many activities including recruiting new members, publicizing the chapter and its activities, having members attain the Certified Fence Professional and Certified Automated Gate Operator Installation certifications, attending FENCETECH/DECKTECH and promoting AFA.

"Being awarded Chapter of the Year is such a rewarding accomplishment," said Becnel. "Our chapter is full of amazing leaders, and this represents the hard work our members put forth throughout the year."

The Gulf South Chapter was recognized for many projects including fence donation and installation for their chapter project, offering training seminars, providing test opportunities for certifications of CFP and CAGOI, awarding member scholarships, holding a Christmas toy drive and hosting a joint meeting with the Texas Chapter.

In 2012, AFA celebrates 50 years of setting the standard of excellence as the world's largest fence, deck, railing and access control association, serving members throughout the US and around the world. The association offers its members comprehensive training, certification and professional development opportunities, industry insights and information and a distinctive competitive advantage for industry professionals.

For more information on the American Fence Association, visit www.AmericanFenceAssociation.com or call 800.822.4342. For information, please contact the Gulf South Chapter at 225.265.7915.

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