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June 2018

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JUNE JUNE JUNE 2018 2018 2018 News From The World Of Fencing And Gate Automation • Visit Us Online At Lady Bird Johnson Community Park is a sprawling city-owned sports and recreational facility in northwest San Antonio which includes a com- munity center, swimming pool, skate park and a wide variety of other ame- nities. One of the more striking deco- rative features of the park is the Lace Fence ® installed at the entrance of the park and at the playground; it is some- thing really cool and unique, and not something you see everyday by any means. Pecos Fence Co., Inc. of San An- tonio successfully bid and installed the Lace Fence and over 3,000 lineal feet of white vinyl coated chain link, galvanized chain link and Western Red Cedar fence at the park, as well as a softball backstop. But what is Lace Fence? It is a unique architectural fabric manufactured by Netherlands-based Lace Fence and shipped worldwide. According to the company's web site, "Lace Fence shows how something which was meant to be purely func- tional can also be decorative. The architectural applications vary from balconies, building facades, ceiling panels, bridge and staircase railings, room dividers, park and driveway fencing, gates and doors, logos and promotional banners." Each design is fabricated to the customer's specifications. "Lace Fence" provides striking architectural accent to San Antonio's Lady Bird Johnson Community Park continued on page 74 Lace Fence patterns are made by hand and com bined with industrial mesh. The company has developed two types of Lace Fence: Bended and Welded Lace Fence. • The Bended Lace Fence is made of chain link fence and Lace pat- terns. The materials are galvanized or (white) PVC coated wire. • The Welded Lace Fence is made of welded mesh panels and Lace pat- terns. The color range is based on hot- dipped galvanized or with additional powder coating in any standard RAL color. The surface is more rigid than the Bended Lace Fence. This type is best suitable for balconies and railings. According to Jennifer Curtis, Pe- cos Fence vice-president, the City of San Antonio spec'ed out the job and contacted Pecos, specifically Chezley Nathan. "Chezley receives invitations to bid by contractors all over the city, such as San Antonio Water System, TxDOT, and USAA," said Curtis. "His background in installing commercial and high security fencing makes him a highly sought after project manager. Chezley was in charge of estimation and making the design mesh with the city's ideas." The installation was pretty basic, she said, but because the material is only supplied by one company, and is Designs of native South Texas flora created using white vinyl coated "Lace Fence" adorn a fence surrounding the playground at Lady Bird Johnson Community Park in San Antonio. Similar panels are positioned at the entrance to the park and along the park's frontage on Nacogdoches Rd. (WFN staff photo) & Industrial Fencing Solutions Residential, Commercial Ornamental Slide Gates Iron Panels & Gates Aluminum Panels & Gates 866-310-2747 g IRONWORLDFENCING.COM Manufactured In-House! Ship Anywhere in USA! Your Iron Store & So Much More!

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