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May 24, 2016

American Fence Association and National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association Announce Co-location of FENCETECH and METALfab

Associations Unveil Show Dates in San Antonio, Texas February 1 – 5, 2017

Plano, Texas (May 23, 2016) - Tony Thornton, CFP, CAGOI, CAGSD, Executive Director of American Fence Association (AFA), and Todd Daniel, CAE, Executive Director of National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA), recently announced plans to co-locate FENCETECH and METALfab at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, February 1 – 5, 2017.

“AFA is proud to announce the partnership with NOMMA to co-locate the two shows,” Thornton announced. “The FENCETECH and METALfab shows will allow attendees from all over the country to discover the industry’s best products, services and professional development and offer an opportunity to celebrate all this great industry has to offer in an environment conducive to collaboration and community.”

“We are excited about co-locating with FENCETECH and working with AFA. This agreement is the result of several years of discussions and I’m delighted to see this vision becoming a reality,” said Todd Daniel. “Both of our organizations have great strengths, and by combining our annual shows we can now expose our attendees to more products, services, and new ideas.”

FENCETECH is the largest gathering in the fence industry, and METALfab is NOMMA’s premier event for ornamental and miscellaneous metals professionals. Co-locating these trade shows will provide immeasurable benefits to attendees, exhibitors and association members in the fencing and metals industries. “We’re trying to look at what’s best for the industry,” said Thornton, “and create an offering where we can show more aspects of the fence and metals industry under one roof so attendees can come and go between the two.” Together, these high-profile events will be a one-stop shop for decision makers and place them on the frontline of the latest products and services in the fencing and metals industries.

Thornton and Daniel have a long-standing partnership. The two associations have always been closely affiliated and have often collaborated on industry issues in an effort to strengthen the industry. For additional information on next year’s FENCETECH and METALfab, please visit www.fencetech.com and www.nomma.org

About the AFA

The American Fence Association has been serving the fence industry since 1962. AFA is the largest and most comprehensive resource in the industry for the latest developments, tools, materials, standards, trends and discounts.
With 25 member chapters serving the association, AFA offers educational and certification options, along with providing networking opportunities to keep its members above and beyond their competition. AFA also reaches out to members from over 18 foreign countries. The Vinyl Manufacturers Association (VMA) is a division of the American Fence Association that meets the needs of vinyl fence and railing manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators and installers. Invest in the success of your business by becoming a member of the American Fence Association. AFA members invest in their success by putting their customers' satisfaction first and foremost by dedicating themselves to completing the highest quality projects that meet local, state and national standards, while still maintaining aesthetic appeal. AFA membership garners you the prestige that comes with associating with the industry's best contractors and manufacturers. For more information, visit www.AmericanFenceAssociation.com.


The National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association was formed in 1958 to serve the ornamental and miscellaneous metals industry. Today we have 550 members across the U.S. and in over a dozen foreign countries. Our members produce the full spectrum of ornamental and miscellaneous metalwork, ranging from railings to driveway gates, and from sculpture to light structural steel. For more information, visit www.nomma.org.