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12 • FEBRUARY 2013 • WORLD FENCE NEWS Pat Dowling retires from Builders Fence Company after 33-year career Supplying Quality Sports Equipment to Fence Contractors ..for over 45 Years! Tennis - Baseball - Basketball - Soccer - Volleyball Fence Screen - Protective Padding - Custom Netting 800-553-8907 USA Manufacturer Dear fence industry friends: It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Pat Dowling, Builders Fence Company's sales administrator for the past 33 years. Pat retired on December 28, 2012. He began his career as sales administrator at BFC in 1979 at the urging of his brother, Jerry, BFC's vice-president of sales, who was with our company for over 25 years. At BFC, Pat worked alongside his brother during the last years of Jerry's life. Pat's son, Terry, (who opened our Fontana branch) and his daughter, Sheila, also worked with him at BFC. Pat is a Certified Fence Professional (CFP) of the American Fence Association. He was chairman of the AFA's FenceSense committee for six years and chairman of the marketing committee of the AFA for three years. He has also been active on ASTM Committee F14 on Fencing. Pat's activities in the California Chapter of the AFA have included board membership since the early 1980s, planning and developing par- Marshall Frankel, left, BFC president, wishes Pat Dowling a happy and healthy retirement. ticipation in the Special Olympics of Southern California since 1982, and organizing many educational seminars. Pat is looking forward to spending more time with his family and many friends. His family includes his wife of 55 years, Mary, his children, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is also looking forward to some peace and quiet, but says "that won't happen." Please join us in wishing Pat a happy and healthy retirement! Sincerely, Marshall Frankel President Builders Fence Company, Inc. Sun Valley, Calif. 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Contact your Electronics Distributor or: 180 Engelwood Dr., Suite G Orion, MI 48359 (888) 857-9066 fax (248) 276-9047 e.mail: *Stanley is a registered trademark of the Stanley Works. Multi-Code is a registered trademark of Linear Corporation. According to Epstein, not completing everything by the start of race activities was not an had to be – and would be – finished. Sure enough, by the time thousands of race fans poured into the site in mid-November, not only was all the protective fencing and perimeter fencing complete, but all other details of the facility appeared to be virtually flawless, at least to the fans. (Note: Fortunately, the inaugural United States Grand Prix was a very clean race with no crashes, and the debris fence was not tested as it is in so many races.) The track itself was immediately deemed one of the drivers' favorites, and a capacity crowd of some 117,000 fans turned out for race day, as well as thousands of others who attended The engineer & the frog An electrical engineer was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess." He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week." The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. An added benefit of the debris fence is that it utilizes large mesh fabric, allowing good visibility into the track area for fans. (WFN staff photo) practice and qualifying. It is a tribute to everyone involved in the project and to good old American ingenuity and hard work that the Circuit of the Americas track evolved from a dream to a dream come true for many. The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you and do anything you want." Again the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket. Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess, that I'll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?" The engineer said, "Look. I'm an engineer. I don't have time for a girlfriend. But a talking frog.... that's cool!!!"

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