Current news articles for American Fence Company of Sioux Falls, SD

What are the Cannabis Fencing Laws in My State?

As of the early months of 2022, Mississippi and Rhode Island have joined the list of states legalizing cannabis; and while not every state permits the plants to be grown for commercial purposes (Mississippi, for instance, allows medicinal cannabis only), the participating states—and sometimes the individual counties—write their own rules and stipulations for weed farm […]

The Beauty and Benefits of Vinyl Ranch Rail Fencing

In centuries past, the general purpose of installing a fence in North America was more to mark the perimeter of one’s land rather than to protect it. To distinguish perimeters and save money at the same time, farmers and ranchers typically resorted to ranch rail fencing—favoring this particular barrier for its simplistic, economic design. Composed […]

Decorative Laser Cut Metal Panels

When it comes to architectural and mechanical equipment screening in the United States, PalmSHIELD reigns as the premier contractor: staffed by industry experts, managing top-notch fabrication facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, and offering a broad spectrum of customizable panels. Architects and engineers frequently need—and in some cases are legally obliged—to install barriers around certain fixtures and […]

DIY Jobs: Premade Fence Panels vs. Stick Built Fences

When it comes to fence construction, Do-It-Yourself homeowners have two options: building from scratch—also known as stick building—or installing premade fence panels. In this day and age, many big box stores sell premade panels that simply need to be set between posts (which the homeowner is responsible for installing). While this seems like a quicker, […]

Louvered Mechanical Equipment Screens

For architects and engineers, mechanical equipment screens are essential fixtures to have during and after a construction project. Also known as louvered equipment screens, these panels—manufactured and sold here at PalmSHIELD—hide equipment from public view without impeding their performance. At the same time, the visual aesthetic of these panels cleanly blend in with surrounding architecture. […]

Get All Your Fencing Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

As the #1 fence contractor in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, American Fence Company has gone above and beyond in expanding our itinerary to become the state’s leading authorities in related fields. Whether you need a new fence to surround your home or business, automated gates to secure your facility, architectural screening for a new building […]

6 Definitions to know about Wood Fences in Sioux Falls

What is dimensional lumber? Dimensional lumber is wood fiber cut to a specific size (thickness/width/length) based on pre-defined, standardized sizes. Common examples of dimensional lumber sizes include two-by-fours (2x4s) and four-by-fours (4x4s). This lumber is often resized to remove any wane, as it is typically pulled from the outer rings. What is wane? Wane consists of […]

Reasons to Buy High-Security Fences from The American Fence Company

Choosing the best layout, product, and installer is important when you’re looking to add high-security fences to your space. Which contractors and companies fit your budget and meet all the qualifications to perform the job? Who can advise you on the best designs and products to suit your needs? These are all questions we know […]

PalmSHIELD Screening Meets Community Standards

Name something in common with the following cities: San Francisco, CA, Kansas City, MO, Austin, TX, Boulder, CO, and Scottsdale, AZ. If you answered, “They all have mechanical equipment screening regulations and standards,” then you answered correctly. What’s more, they’re not alone. More and more cities, as well as community planners, these days implement such […]

How Louvered Screening Protects Your Work Site

As we all know, louvered mechanical equipment screening provides necessary airflow for mechanical equipment and significantly improves an industrial area’s aesthetics. But something it also does is provide protection from the elements. PalmSHIELD’s louvered mechanical equipment screens have been engineered to meet IBC and ASCE 7-16 codes for wind loads. FEMA’s report on rooftop equipment […]

How PalmSHIELD Louvered Screening Improves Your Work Site

As we all know, visible mechanical equipment tends be a distracting, wholly unneeded eye-sore for your construction project. Cities recognize this, too, hence why many of them require contractors to screen their mechanical equipment, dumpsters, loading docks, etc. from public view. Consequently, engineers, designers, and architects turn to PalmSHIELD for mechanical equipment screening solutions. The […]


Did you know that you can have a fence installed during the winter months? It may seem counterintuitive, but our installers have the right equipment and mixtures to work all year round. In fact, there are a few benefits to having your residential fence installed during colder months: In order to keep our staff working […]

How To Select The Best Wood Posts For My New Fence

Whether you are going to hire a contractor, or install a new wood fence yourself, you will have to decide on the type of wood you want to use. Let’s first start with the post. Research what is available in your area for species. Today, there are many new species of wood fence posts available […]

PalmSHIELD’s New Product: Element Screening

PalmSHIELD has just released a new product, and American Fence Company of Sioux Falls is proud to offer it to our customers. This new product is called Element screening, and it breaks your screening down to its most basic elements: planks, posts and rails. Element screening is perfect for large enclosures with varying elevations or […]

American Access Company Takes Their Training Up Another Notch

American Access Company went back to school! Over the week of November 3rd, American Access Company’s leadership team attended the AFA’s Operator Installation School. This is a prestigious program that covers all the important aspects of gate operator installation, including: Gate Operator Basics Types of Gate Operators Electricity Basics/Testing Gate Operator Installation Gate Operator Accessories Timers […]

Preparing Your Security Gate for Spring: Last Few Weeks Left of Winter

With spring right around the corner, the weather will start getting warmer and winter will be a thing of the past. If you have a security gate for your home, business, self-storage facility or as a part of your gated community, it is now time to start thinking about those winter damages. That’s right your […]

Sioux City: Our Newest Branch Opening

American Fence Company started out as two men, a wheelbarrow, a truck and two augers American Fence Company over fifty years ago. Our outfit quickly grew to a full-fledged fence company complete with materials and fence installation. American Fence Company has thrived under this strategy and we have built 9 branches that serve 13 states. We […]

New from American Fence Company: American Landscape Company

American Fence Company recently announced two new divisions American Playground Company and American Access Company. They say good things happen in threes so we are pleased to announce the expansion of our company with American Landscape Company Spearheaded by American Fence Company of Lincoln this new entity specializes in a variety of exciting landscaping options. […]

American Playground Company is the Midwest’s Premier Playground Contractor

Our newest division is American Playground Company Our branch is proud to have spearheaded American Fence Company’s newest division: American Playground Company. We identified this fantastic spot for us in the outdoor recreational market and are ready to leave our mark. American Playground Company is the Midwest’s up-and-coming park and playground equipment contractor. In our […]

Use gate access control for your security and convenience with American Fence Company of Iowa

Choosing and installing access control can seem like a challenge, but American Fence Company of Iowa prides themselves on their knowledge and ability that will make it straightforward. They understand that the faster and simpler you can enter your property, the better. With over 100 years of combined experience in gates and access controls, American […]

Husker Harvest Days and the Nebraska State Fair are secured by American Fence Company of Grand Island

Husker Harvest Days is located in Grand Island, Nebraska and is the Midwest’s largest totally irrigated working farm show. Year after year American Fence Company of Grand Island installs 7,000+ feet of chain link temporary fence, gate operators and access controls to ensure the safety and security of its thousands of attendants. The Nebraska State […]

American Fence Company of Lincoln can take care of your temporary fence

Do you need to protect an event venue or a job site? American Fence Company of Lincoln makes it simple and easy to rent temporary fence that is guaranteed to keep the area flexible to change and readjustment without sacrificing security. American Fence will gladly install and remove the following 3 types of rental fencing: […]

American Fence Company of Omaha is here for you for access control

A lot of improvement has been made in access control technology in the last several years. They have become more sophisticated, complex and there are far more options and capabilities than ever before. Now gate access controls include a larger selection of gate operators as well as receivers, telephone entry systems, key pads, sensing edges, […]

Mission Dispensary chooses security and safety with PalmSHIELD

PalmSHIELD is excited to have been a part of an important occasion in Allentown, Pennsylvania as the city opened their first medical marijuana dispensary in mid-June of this year. A PalmSHIELD horizontal louvered enclosure stands proudly at Mission Dispensary and was installed by ProMax Fence Systems. The mechanical equipment screening fits in very nicely with […]

American Fence Company’s Newest Addition: American Access Company

American Access Company is the newest addition to the American Fence Company family, and we couldn’t be happier to finally be able to offer such a strong focus on access control. American Access Company is a gate access control vendor and we sell items such as transmitters, operators, access portals and more. We have a […]

Preparing your Job Site for Temporary Fence

Do you ever wonder what the ideal location for the temporary construction fence for your new job site is? Although any layout would probably get the job done, here are some helpful tips that could save you time, space and money. First and foremost, do you know what your property boundaries are? Are there property […]

Helpful Tips to Maintain Your Temporary Fence

Temporary fencing is a rental item. Unlike permanent fencing, it is the responsibility of the entity that rented the fence to maintain it. Below are some helpful tips for maintaining your temporary fence.   • This time of year, where weeds are growing up around and through the chain link fence fabric. Pulling weeds out […]

American Fence Sioux Falls SD Temporary Construction Fence Installation and Rental

Finally…  Spring has sprung in Sioux Falls, SD and the construction season has begun! In the past, temporary construction fence has been left-over galvanized chain link fence.  As of the last few years, temporary jobsite or construction fences and gates have changed.  For instance, many temporary security fence sites throughout the cities of Sioux Falls, Harrisburg, […]

Construction Temp Fence

It is construction season!  American Fence Rental is ready to meet your immediate site security needs.  We have over five thousand temporary fence panels in inventory.  The equates to over thirteen miles of temporary site security fence!   Standing ready are over forty installation crews ready to load-up and head-out to start securing your site.   […]

New PalmSHIELD Casino Panel

Introducing PalmSHIELD’s New Casino Panels Looking for a more contemporary design? PalmSHIELD’s new Casino panels provides a real eye-catching appeal. When architects and designers are looking for that really unique design that may be the focal point; the Casino design is perfect for enclosing outdoor patios and cafes’. These panels provide some needed shade, forming […]

Built on Reputation

American Fence Company specializes in fencing, fence installation and fencing supplies. AFC is one of the most popular fence contractors in the Midwest, so projects like this are not uncommon. Our workmanship can be found all over the US, including in the heart of Yellowstone and the base of the Grand Canyon. We’ve done work […]

Custom metal fabrication through American Fence Sioux Falls

Did you know that America’s Fence Store is one of the largest custom metals fabricators in the Midwest?  With eight certified welders and over ten thousand square feet of fabrication area, they are capable of fabricating custom railings, gates and fencing.  With a full complement of fabrication equipment, they have completed some amazing projects that […]

Bar Grating Panels

PalmSHIELD now offers an additional type of security fencing. Their bar grating panels are made of aluminum and offer superior ventilation and visibility. Bar grating panels consist of metal bars that run parallel to each other and crossbars that run perpendicular for stability. PalmSHIELD’s bar grating panels are swage locked, which is a lower cost […]

Fire Exit Code Compliant Mechanical Equipment Screen

Did you know that PalmSHIELD mechanical equipment screening may be designed with code compliant fire exit doors and hardware?  PalmSHIELD offers a wide range of leading life safety and security door hardware. From heavy duty exit devices to economical exit devices, exit alarms, external keying, access control devices and low energy automatic operators. PalmSHIELD products […]

Palmshield Perforated Panels

Palmshield Louvers is now offering aluminum perforated panels as one of their industrial screen systems. Perforated panels are ideal as guards, partitions, enclosures, sign panels and screens. Perforated Panels • Customizable visibility • Visually appealing structure • Controllable airflow light-to-shade ratio sound pollution • Lightweight yet strong • Variety of metal sheet thickness and hole size […]

Make Your Screen System “Up-to-Code” with PalmSHIELD

With PalmSHIELD, you have the option to make your screen system fire code compliant with their specialty hardware and exit doors. They offer a vast array of leading safety and security door hardware. From economical to heavy duty exit alarms, low energy automatic operators, external keying devices, exit devices. Not only can their products be […]

American Fence Company Sioux Falls custom makes Palmshield Aluminum Panels

  Palmshield’s perforated panel screen systems are a type of security fencing that comes with a wide array of hole sizes and metal sheet thicknesses. This style of security fence allows a controllable amount of visibility and air flow. Perforated panel systems from Palmshield are made of aluminum, which makes them very lightweight and corrosion […]

Privacy Slats and Windscreen

  Have you ever wanted some privacy or wind protection from your chain link fence? Than you should consider installing a windscreen or privacy slats. Both of these options provide extra coverage on your chain link fence that can reduce visibility, increase aesthetics and block the wind. This can be beneficial for a range of […]

Success in Every Gate at America’s Fence Store

Every single gate is a success at America’s Fence Store. All cantilever gates longer than 65’ with a mechanical splice are fully tested in their shop, which is not an easy task. Each gate is supported with a series of block and lifts to simulate what would happen once the gate is installed, as shown […]

PalmSHIELD Does it Again!

PalmSHIELD is proud to have been selected by the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to enclose their mechanical equipment closure. They had a set of strict requirements for their louvered systems, and PalmSHIELD met even the tiniest detail. Getting into the Nitty-Gritty The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and […]

PalmSHIELD is excited to introduce bar grating railing and fencing systems

All of us at PalmSHIELD are excited to announce our brand-new addition of aluminum bar grating fence panel and railing system specifications and CAD drawings. This information will make it a lot easier for architects and engineers to provide a complete set of specifications for bar grating panel systems. PalmSHIELD has successfully been manufacturing aluminum and […]

New Square Mesh Panel Specification

We at PalmSHIELD are excited to announce that we have established a complete set of CAD drawings and specifications for our PalmSHIELD Square Mesh Aluminum Panel System.  With this information, engineers and architects will find it much easier to provide a complete set of specifications for perforated metal panel systems. This is the only complete […]

New Perforated Panel Specification

PalmSHIELD is excited to announce that we established a complete set of specifications and CAD drawings for our PalmSHIELD Perforated Aluminum Panel System.  This information will make it easy for engineers and architects to provide a complete set of specifications for perforated metal panel systems.  This is the only complete perforated metal panel specification that […]

Ornamental Swing Gates

An overscallop ornamental swing gate is ideal for someone who wants a beautiful, sophisticated gate that will protect their property and require little maintenance. An addition of an ornamental iron swing gate to a home or property brings a classy feel that can also increase your property value and you are starting to see more […]

Self-Closing Gate Latches

Self-closing latches are a very important gate feature. If you have any animals or small children you don’t want escaping as you’re going through your gate, you should consider installing a one of these hinges. Hinges that utilize springs are referred to as self-closing hinges. These hinges are popular with homeowners with children and pets, […]

Decorative or Overscallop Cantilever Slide Gates

Whether you’re looking for an estate gate for your home or as a security feature for another property, there are many reasons you should consider a decorative or overscallop cantilever gate. As American Fence is a custom gate manufacturer, you may select any size of opening. Your arch may reach any height and drop has […]

High Security Fence Future Requirements

Today, high security is more than just a tall fence.  It’s sensing and alarming intruders who engage the perimeter. High security is a now ballistic restrictive screening system that fragments small arms fire. It is a vehicle restraint system designed to stop 10,000 lb vehicles traveling at 30+ MPH from getting within one meter of the […]

Aluminum Cantilever Slide Gates

Cantilever gates are easy to use gates that are space-efficient and long lasting. Our 20’ Opening (30’ overall) Aluminum Cantilever Gate is very light, has protected rollers, is resistant to rust and is available at a very competitive price point. These gates are the safest gates on the market and are the least likely to […]

Stained Fir Fence Pickets

Fir is a very strong, affordable wood that is perfect for fencing. American Fence Company has Stained Cedar-tone Fir pickets that will give you the consistent color and overall strength you’re looking for in your fence. Fir is resistant to bending and warping and holds nails and screws well without cracking. Their pre-staining gives these pickets a […]

6′ Tall Vinyl Privacy Fencing

A 6’ Vinyl Privacy Fence will give you the quiet, worry-free backyard you’ve always dreamed of. While keeping out curious gazes, these solid fences also cut down on noise pollution and keep unwanted guests and animals out, while keeping your pets and children in. With many different designs to choose from, vinyl privacy fences are […]

Cantilever Single and Double Track Slide Gates

Cantilever slide gates can be an asset to a home or business’s security. Different styles of cantilever gates have different uses and benefits. Two of the most common types of cantilever gate are single track and double track gates. Benefits of Each Style Single track cantilever gates are recommended for gates 27 feet long and […]

Ranch Rail Fence Systems

Whether you live in South Dakota or Alaska , more than likely you know of those quaint fences that often border rural properties. These fences are usually made of wood or vinyl and have two or three rails, with lots of open space. This homey fence style is known as a ranch rail fence, or […]

Featured Product: Western Red Cedar 5 inch Pickets

Western red cedar is regarded as one of the finest wooden fence material. This rich, vibrant red wood has many impressive qualities such as an easy-to-stain surface, resistance to decay and insects and high dimensional stability Pickets Catered to You Western Red Cedar is an excellent choice if you are looking into installing a wooden […]

Overscallop Estate Gate: Find Style in Safety

Add an air of class and prestige to your property with an estate gate. Estate gates, also known as drive and driveway gates, are usually placed on a driveway to grant or block entrance to cars. These gates tend to be made of sturdy ornamental iron, which adds to the privacy and safety of the […]

Featured Product: Flat Top Ornamental Iron

Fencing is not only a tool for safety and privacy, but it’s also a part of your landscaping, which adds your personal style and personality to your property. Ornamental iron fencing is a classic fencing style that provides a sophisticated, upscale addition to your home. Prefabricated ornamental iron is a refined type of metal fencing […]

Featured Product: Incense Cedar

Incense Cedar is taking over as one of the most commonly used woods in the fencing industry. It’s not hard to see why with its lower price point and many great properties. Incense Cedar is native to forests in California, western Nevada and southern Oregon. It is a good-looking blond non-resinous wood with straight, clean […]

Swimming Pool Latches

Child-Proof Pool Latches: What You Should Know Above having fun and cooling off, safety is the most important factor when it comes to swimming pools. Children adore swimming, but unfortunately the second leading cause of death for kids under age 5 is drowning. Most child drownings occur in a family’s, friend’s or relative’s swimming pool. […]

Wood Fence Options

Whether you are going to install a new wood fence yourself or hire a contractor; you will have to decide on the type of wood you want to use.  Let’s start with the post. Research what is available for species.  Today, there are several new species of wood fence posts available from your fence contractor […]

PalmShield – The New Louvered Fence

PalmSHIELD is not just any louvered screen manufacturer.  We are an engineered louvered system manufacturer.  What does this boil down to for our customers?  PalmSHIELD reviews every project for the following conditions.       Where are the louvered screens going to be located?  If a rooftop unit, the system may be exposed to wind […]

Gate locks are your first line of defense.

Would be thieves don’t want to make a scene at your front door.  They want to sneak around to the back of your house, through your gate and into the basement or patio door.  By the time they reach the back door; they are committed.  They know that they may have crossed that threshold of […]

Automated gate operators are a great idea.

When the situation fits, an automated gate operator is a great idea. But are there situations where maybe an automated gate is not ideal? American Fence Company sells hundreds of gate operators and access control systems every year.  These sales and installs are split between residential and commercial.  We love the idea of our customers […]

Vertical Pivot Gates

    Do you need the ultimate solution in removing any gaps at the bottom of your gate?  Do you not have the storage space for a rolling, cantilever or swing gate?  Your solution may be a vertical pivot gate. Vertical pivot gates are light weight gates that operate on a single pivot point that […]

Engineering & Anchoring PalmSHIELD. Anchors Away!

PalmSHIELD has been engineered to meet the category one 90 mph wind load requirement for an architectural louvered screen system.    Though we do not provide generalized engineered stamped drawings; we do review our engineering to assure that our design will meet designed load requirements relative to the overall design and selection of materials. Ultimately, it […]

Rolling gates

Got hills & valleys?  A rolling gate is your best choice. A rolling gate is a type of slide gate.  The most popular slide gate is a cantilever gate.  Cantilever gates use rollers that are attached to support posts with no rollers or wheels touching the ground.  The cantilever gate is cantilevered over the opening.  […]

Single vs. Double Drive Gates?

Many a customers have said after their fence was installed, “I wish I would have gone with a …..gate instead.”   American Fence Company staff are professionals within the fence industry.  As the professionals, we are obligated to point out the features, benefits and liabilities of each type of gate installation.  On the surface, it may […]

New Stained Fir Fence Pickets & Rails Make Debut

American Fence Company is excited to share with our customers the new Cedar tone stained Fir pickets and rails. American Fence Company has been using the White Fir fence pickets and rails for eight years. These pickets and rails have a fantastic track record with us of standing the test of years of Midwestern winters […]

Temporary Construction Fence Survey

Your temporary construction fence should be your first line of defense at your construction site. Not only does it aid in keeping materials and tool safe; it keeps potential lawsuits from curious trespassers out.  Construction sites are dangerous, especially in the dark.  It is easy for others to quickly get hurt. According to the Chain […]

PalmSHIELD Content Addition

Any louvered screen will increase the wind load on it supporting structure. This has traditionally been an educated guess with a considerable safety factor.  However, most architectural louvered screens are attached to adjoining walls and buildings that must meet an even greater wind load coefficient for solid surfaces. Though PalmSHIELD may be installed as a […]

The Temporary Rental Fence Drive Through – American Rental Fence

Drive to any of our fully staffed facilities in Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Nebraska; Kansas City, Kansas; Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Rochester, Minnesota and pick-up temporary fence panels, posts, stands and sand bags today for your event tomorrow.  American Fence Rental inventories thousands of temporary fence panels and event barricades.  […]

Why We Choose Incense Cedar For Your Fence

Incense Cedar fence pickets, rails and posts are one of the most durable and decay-resistant of native American woods.  It is produced from a forest tree found in California, southern Oregon and western Nevada. Incense Cedar is generally known in the lumber industry as one of the twelve woods of the Western Woods Region. Incense […]

Temporary Construction Rental Fence

It’s construction season!  American Rental Fence is the leader in temporary construction rental fence in the Midwest.  Though we have over ten thousand fence panels rented-out; American Rental Fence has over three thousand panels in inventory in Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Nebraska; Rochester, Minnesota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Kansas City, […]

New Temporary Fence Website

At The American Fence Company we want our fences to last for years, but not all fences are meant to be forever, as we also offer temporary fence.  If you’re looking to rent a Temporary Fence System, you’ve come to the right place, we are proud to announce the American Fence Rental Company website is now live!  Check out […]

Temp Fence

Temporary construction rental fence is not so temporary.  American Fence Company uses only top notch quality commercial grade materials in the construction and installation of our temporary fences.  We also use a simple ring design on our panels that makes it easy to modify the system.  No complicated hardware, and nuts and bolts that get […]

Ornamental Fence

Ornamental fence for the twenty first century.  Twenty years ago, the majority of residential ornamental fences were stick built.  Stick built is a crude terminology for welding ornamental fence panels in local fabrication shops after attempting to field verify elevations and length of fence runs.  This method was very time consuming and rarely perfect.  Worst […]

Custom & Decorative Iron Is Our Specialty

Did you know that American Fence Company provides more decorative custom metals products than any other fabricator in the Midwest?  You can find our custom metals work in some of our most beautiful homes, universities, state capitols and nuclear power plants.  Our work spreads across the United States from coast to coast. American Fence Companies […]

Custom wood fences are tricky

Custom wood fences are tricky.  The tried and true solid, shadow box and picket wood fences use proven installation techniques that guarantee a long lasting installation.  Most qualified fence contractors successfully install hundreds of these fences every year.  Materials, fasteners and techniques are industry standards and there is a great deal of literature on “How […]

The American Ultra Latch

Our customers have been asking for a detailed specification to include in their project plans and specifications to be sure that they get the Ultra Latch and no substitutions.  We are happy to oblige.  Below is a detailed specification to assist your contractors in selecting and installing the Ultra Latch for your application. American Ultra […]

Cable Railing Is Our Specialty.

Cable railing is growing in popularity in new contemporary and modern architectural schemes.  Designers like the look of this unique installation due to its slim and discreet appearance that leaves the eye to look beyond the railing.  Others simply like the sleek look of the tight shiny stainless steel or galvanized cables. The challenge with […]

Beautiful Chestnut Brown Woodland Select Fence.

You need a fence with style, but you also need a fence that lasts — one that can go the distance. That’s Woodland Select™. Our new variegated premium fence colors can enhance the look of any home. Their rich colors and natural looking variegation mimics beautiful, hand-stained cedar — but without any of the time-consuming […]

Temporary Fence

For over 55 years of experience and 100,000 feet plus of temporary fence installed in eight states, American Fence Company can help you with the latest and best security solutions. We can help you secure and protect any construction job site, special event, work area, disaster relief zone or other restricted area from public access. […]

Custom Gates

American Fence Company builds over one thousand slide gates and over four thousand swing gates each year.  Each and every gate is fabricated to our customers’ unique requests. From a single 150’ long slide gate at one of the Nation’s largest airport  to a four thousand pound ornamental decorative slide gate at the governor’s mansion […]

Unfounded Vinyl Fence Fears

As we round the corner on another Midwest winter, our neighborhood’s vinyl fences are still standing.  Surprising? Of course, not. Vinyl fencing has been around for over twenty years. Its popularity has grown exponentially as it replaces wood and ornamental in popularity.  Yet, there are still many home owners and neighborhood associations that are hesitant […]

Vinyl Coated Chain Link

Purchasing vinyl coated chain link fencing can be confusing.  One contractor says “9 gauge material” on his proposal while another says “11 gauge wire”.  Which one is better?  Undetermined. Why the confusion?  It all stems from the gauge.  Is it finished gauge or core wire gauge?  According to ASTM  668, vinyl coated chain link is […]

The cold reality of your gate

Every day, we go through dozens of doors without giving it a second thought.  We just don’t realize the precision that goes into a door and jamb.  Isn’t it amazing how the strike hits the strike plate each and every time? Ok, not that amazing. The cold reality is that your gates are not doors. […]