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February 2015

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66 • FEBRUARY 2015 • WORLD FENCE NEWS Through the Years with World Fence News February 1985 cover February 1985 Here are some articles and items that were being covered in the Febru- ary 1985 issue of World Fence News, 30 years ago this month. • The cover photo for February showed a pretty Oklahoma resident peering through a chain link fence with "snow-made" slats created by a recent snowstorm. AP Laserphoto. • WFN contributing editor Jim Lucci talked to the immediate past president of NOMMA, who pointed out that the problems facing the tra- ditional fence and ornamental metal industries were almost identical. • WFN contributing editor Jim Hart took a hard look at 1984, which, for him, went to the dogs. Hardships included helpers get- ting free cars from satisfied custom- ers, a ride down the "Chisholm Trail," broken shocks on his truck Old 7/8ths, and the end of artificial grass. • The largest portion of the fence industry was comprised of the "little guy," struggling against the unpredict- able to survive. This issue featured an interview with a survivor in Oklahoma and some of his creations that kept him going. • There was an article on New En- gland slat installer Paula Allen who incorporated lettering in her work. In fact, a customer along the Southeast Expressway in Boston was pleased with her latest lettering job. The project was "news" to city sign officials. • WFN contributing editor Herb Borner explained percentages and showed examples of situations that require familiarity with percentages for consistent estimating, so that you don't short change yourself. February 1990 Here are some articles and items that were being covered in the Febru- ary 1990 issue of World Fence News, 25 years ago this month. • The cover photo for February showed a commuter plane which snagged a high tensile deer fence. The plane skidded off a runway at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave, Va. and the fence kept the plane from sliding backwards down a steep embankment. Photo courtesy of Nu-Valley Fence & Guardrail Co. in Weyers Cave, Va. The cover story concentrated on special challenges that faced subcon- tractors in the 1990s. • WFN compiled a special direc- tory section on manufacturers of a wide range of post hole diggers. • Knowing the right questions to ask can save time and trouble and make you look good in your gate op- erator customers' eyes. • Whether due to age or vandal- ism, baseball backstops will always need repairing. Herb Borner suggested ways to efficiently and profitably take advan- tage of this market. • Jim Hart continued fighting his way through the county government red tape jungle in search of the nearly extinct fence contractor's license. • There was a report on WFN's successes and near misses in finding materials, equipment and services which readers requested from the FenceLine product referral service. • Don't complain about the short- age of good help. Do something about it! Jim Lucci suggested using February 1990 cover continued on page 68 ATLAS WHOLESALE FENCE SUPPLY Manufactured in USA Call or Email today for pricing and orders Universal Cantilever Rollers Barbwire 713/772/5591 Class 3 Round and Square Rollers *t 3" - 3 1/2" - 4" - 4 5D]RU%DUULHU:LUH 3KRQH)D[ ZZZFSDOPHUGLHFDVWLQJLQFFRP x 0DQ\LWHPVLQVWRFNFDSVILQLDOV ULQJVZDOOPRXQWVFROXPQEDVHV« x &XVWRPPDGHSDUWV x 6KRUWYROXPHUXQV x ,QKRXVHWRRO GLHVKRS

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