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May 2019

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BLACK RIVER FALLS , Wis. – Phillips Fencing of La Crosse, Wisconsin gave the grounds of one of the state's largest entertainment destinations a major facelift this past fall, using CertainTeed Bufftech ® vinyl privacy fence. The massive fence project at Ho- Chunk Gaming surrounds most of the 3,000-lineal-foot casino resort perim - eter, which, in 2017, welcomed more than 700,000 visitors from all over the U.S. and three countries. The Native American casino in Black River Falls is one of the largest of six properties owned by the Ho- Chunk tribe. It started as a bingo hall in the 1980s and grew to a large gaming facility by 2000. Over the past few years, the facility underwent a multi - million-dollar renovation and expan - sion. It now features 38,000 square feet of gaming and amenities and a 123- room, five-story hotel. The property is adjacent to the Jackson County ATV nature trail. After the hotel reopening in Feb - ruary 2018, the Ho-Chunk leadership team shifted its focus beyond the re - sort walls. This included replacing 800 lineal feet of the deteriorating 8-foot high wood fence that surrounded a small portion of the perimeter. They want - ed the securi - ty, durability, longevity and limited main - tenance that a tall vinyl privacy fence promised. However, they also needed to make sure it enhanced the organic quality of the Wisconsin wilderness setting. After much deliberation and dis - cussion with Phillips Fencing, a cre - dentialed, CertainTeed 5-Star Fence Contractor that has served the tri-state area for over 40 years, the choice be - came Bufftech CertaGrain vinyl fence in a dark Brazilian Blend color with realistic wood-like texture. The owners were so impressed with the Bufftech fence that coverage was increased from a partial perim - eter to a much larger lineal footage, surrounding most of the new building footprint. "We truly love our new fence. It worked well with our budget and has really added to the look and feel of the property, c o m p l e m e n t - ing our recent expansion es - pecially," said Greg Garvin, executive manager of Ho-Chunk Gaming at Black River Falls. "We had a superb experience with Phillips Fencing. Not only were they accommodating to our needs, but they finished an enormous job in record time. It is beautiful and brings tremendous value, security and curb appeal to our property. "We want our guests to feel as if they can escape reality when they stay with us," said Garvin. "With that being said, we also want them to feel safe and comfortable. Bufftech of - fered security for both our guests and our finances, as we won't have to even think about repairs, staining or other heavy maintenance for many more years to come," he added. The project included 1,883 lineal feet of 8-foot high Bufftech Galveston and 84 feet of 6-foot high Bufftech Chesterfield privacy fence, and it took the installation team just over a week to complete. The installation team was com - prised, at various times, of Billy Ross, Dylan Nowicki, Todd Buran, Justin Johnson, Alec Baumer, Jesse Johnson, and Ian-Dougherty-Harris. Ben Phil - lips and Tyler Skidmore also assisted. As Bufftech's tallest fence, each Galveston panel is steel reinforced on the top, middle and bottom rails. Approximately 244 posts were used, which required a total of 20 yards of concrete for the post footings. "We were excited to work on the Ho-Chunk property. It was a sizable, prestigious commercial project, al - though it came with a few installation Vinyl is the answer to improving aesthetics, security and durability of perimeter fence at major Wisconsin gaming and entertainment venue The fresh, natural looking appearance of the Bufftech vinyl privacy fence enhances both the interior and exterior of the Ho-Chunk property's perimeter. (Phillips Fencing photos) Before and after? Like night and day. continued on page 10 News From The World Of Fencing And Gate Automation World FENCE NEWS May 2019 & Industrial Fencing Solutions Residential, Commercial Additional Products on Back Manufactured In-House! Ship Anywhere in USA! CALL 1-866-310-2747 OR VISIT IRONWORLDFENCING.COM Iron & Aluminum Panels ALUMINUM PANELS IRON PANELS

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