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November 2017

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Celebrating our 33rd year of publication • Visit us online at Celebrating our 33rd year of publication • Visit us online at NOVEMBER 2017 NOVEMBER 2017 Equipment and maintenance yards on Indian Reservation demand secure and visually attractive perimeter fence, while logistics calls for creative solution The Duck Valley Indian Reser- vation, which was established by the federal government in the 1870s and 80s, is home to the Western Sho- shone and Northern Paiute Tribes. It straddles the Idaho/Nevada border and covers more than 400 square miles. Even though it is sit- uated equally in both states, most of the 1,600 to 1,700 native Americans living on the Reservation make their homes on the Nevada side. It is interest- ing to note that the tribal headquarters building sits squarely on the border of the two states, half in Ida- ho and half in Nevada. Today, farming and cattle ranching are the primary sourc- es of income for tribal members. Vacationers, fishermen, and hunt- ers also contribute to the local econo- my. The nearby Wild Horse Reservoir and the three lakes on the Reservation provide excellent recreational and fishing opportunities. Over the past few years, the Tribes have been acquiring heavy construction equipment to start their own company under the SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program, which is designed to help small, dis- advantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. Once the business is fully opera- tional, the Tribes will be able to main- tain and upkeep more than 350 miles of roads on Reservation land as well as to perform projects off the Reser- vation. As the Tribes' fleet of equipment grew, it became apparent they needed a new yard to provide a safe and se- cure location to store it. With the help of federal highway funding, the Tribes were able to move forward and install a new chain link fence with factory-inserted slats that would provide the security and priva- cy they needed. While security was an important issue to the Business Coun- cil, the fencing also had to provide an attractive appearance for visitors coming to the Reservation, especially from the south. The Council determined that the privacy slats would provide privacy and look good, too. "Because the Reservation is a sovereign nation, and because govern- ment guidelines mandate the process, we had to advertise for sealed bids to construct the new fence. Working closely with the Business Council we put together a comprehensive design plan and advertised for bids in des- ignated areas," said Steve Dean, the Tribes' Project Director. Just by chance, Leon- ard Newman, father of Mark Newman, the owner of Boise River Fence in Boise, Idaho, happened to see the advertisement for bids in the Sunday news- paper. He thought it might be a good job opportunity and told Mark about it. Mark, in turn, asked Mike Lincoln, the compa- ny's commercial estima- tor, to prepare and submit a bid on the project. Lincoln immediately put together what he hoped would be a competitive bid and forwarded it to Dean at the Reservation. (Boise River Fence is a full-ser- vice fence company installing fenc- ing and offering related services since 2001. They install both residential and commercial fence year-around, and the Duck Valley project was well within their scope of operation.) The Council accepted the Boise River bid, and soon after, Lincoln met with Dean to finalize the product and installation. Lincoln knew that because of his competitive bid and tight cost projec- tions, he would have to install a fence that went up quickly and easily. He also knew that because of the remote location of the Reservation, the installation time involved would simply be too short to allow installing the chain link fence in one step and following up by inserting slats by hand on the job site in yet another step. It would be even worse if the crew had to make multiple trips to the Reserva- tion for each step of the installation. continued on page 6 The new Noodle Link fence by PrivacyLink installed next to a section of the old fence at the maintenance yard shows the night-and-day difference the privacy slats made. The entrance to the equipment yard has a large sliding gate to allow easy access for the Tribes' heavy equipment and other machinery. (Photos courtesy PrivacyLink ® (Photos courtesy PrivacyLink ® (Photos courtesy PrivacyLink ) ® ) ® The above photo shows the recently completed equipment yard with the new PrivacyLink perimeter fence that provides privacy and security. & Industrial Fencing Solutions Residential, Commercial HAVE A PROSPEROUS FALL WITH IRON WORLD PRODUCTS Ornamental Slide Gates Aluminum Panels & Gates 888-487-3448 g IRONWORLDFENCING.COM Manufactured In-House! Ship Anywhere in USA! Your Iron Store & So Much More Hidden Fastener Steel AFFORDABLE RESIDENTIAL

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