World Fence News for 30 Years

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1987 Fence Pic

70th Anniversary kicks off with 30 years of World Fence News

As American Fence prepares for our 70th anniversary next year, we wanted to celebrate all the decades of success we have enjoyed.  In particular, American Fence was featured on two World Fence News covers – separated by 30 years!

In August of 1987, American Fence was recognized for manufacturing and installing 60 miles (or 320,000 lineal feet!) of vinyl coated chain link fence.  The ’87 job ran along the Central Arizona Aqueduct, and consisted of eight foot tall fence topped with three strands of barbed wire.  The wire and posts were PVC coated in “desert brown” to match the surrounding landscape.

In August of 2017, 30 years later, American Fence was recognized for our work at Minden-Tahoe Airport in Douglas County, Nevada.  Although this job was significantly smaller than the Central Arizona Aqueduct project (it consisted of only 33,000 lineal feet), the degree of difficulty was enhanced by the weather and special features of the fence.  Unlike the dry desert, the project in Nevada had to deal with heavy snow and rain throughout the winter, and in fact the Governor of Nevada declared a state of emergency.  Additionally, the project required unique fence installation like the “tow hook deflector” and 11 Tymetal aluminum gates.

To read the full 2017 article, please click here.


About American Fence – Established in 1948 and based in Phoenix, AZ, American Fence is a nationally recognized industry leader that has been professionally installing fence for nearly 70 years. Providing the highest level of products and service, American Fence Company provides all your fencing needs including temporary fence rental, commercial and industrial installation, and materials for fencing contractors and the “do-it-yourselfer”.  Additionally their High Security Perimeter Fencing division provides crash rated bollards, gates, and fences for military installations, data centers, and other sensitive corporate projects. American Fence operates their own tube and pipe mill and chain link weaving machines, and manufactures their own custom fabricated iron fence.