CLFMI 2020 Virtual Summer Meeting


CLFMI 2020 Virtual Summer Meeting


CLFMI ‘s first-ever “Virtual” Summer Meeting is being held

July 23-24, 2020 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm Eastern Time each day

Please mark your calendar now, and invite your key staffers to join you in this Zoom-based event.
This event is being provided to CLFMI Members at no cost.
NOTE: Detailed Zoom instructions and log-in information will be sent to everyone shortly before the meeting.


Welcome and Introductions

Day 1
Thursday, July 23, 2020
12:00pm-2:00pm Eastern Time


Special Presentations:


What to Watch For, What to Expect, What You Can Do to Impact Them


As if the COVID-19 crisis, economic uncertainty, and worldwide demonstrations weren’t enough to keep you thinking, here come the 2020 U.S. Presidential and Congressional elections. Jim Ellis, one of the top political observers in the Unites States will offer insights as to what people should be looking at during the campaigns, what critical factors will determine the outcomes of local, state, and National races, and an insider’s prediction of what those outcomes will be in key races at every level.


CLFMI/ACI Program Update


 – CLFMI Past President Steve Peters will update members on the planning for the ACI (the Accreditation and Certification Institute) and opportunities the chain link industry has to impact workforce development. He will be describing the purposes of the ACI and how CLFMI can be part of the process of reviewing and accrediting programs and individuals. In addition, Steve will also facilitate an interactive session where attendees can help focus CLFMI’s efforts to enhance safety, promote training, reduce employee turnover, and establish a career path for employees within the industry.


CLFMI Committee Chairs

will let members know what each of their respective Committees have accomplished so far in 2020 and what their goals are for the remainder of the year. Reports will come from Membership Chair Peter Williams, Marketing Chair Matt Weigle, Statistics Chair David Smith, and Technical Chair Bill Peterson.

Day 2
Friday, July 24, 2020
12:00pm-2:00pm Eastern Time

Special Presentation:

Chain Link Fence Industry 2020 Mid-Year Analysis and Outlook


CLFMI Chief Economist Dr. Lynn Reaser

will guide attendees through her analysis of the unique and critical first half of 2020 and provide an up-to-the-minute forecast for the remainder of the year. You won’t want to miss her in-depth discussion of what to watch for during the next 6-12 months in the eight factors that determine chain link demand.


CLFMI State of the Industry Panel Discussion and Town Hall Meeting

Leaders from across the industry will share their individual and company perspectives on what the future holds for the chain link fence market in the near future. Members will have a chance to ask questions and share their thoughts about what is ahead and how CLFMI can continue to help them be successful in the ever-changing marketplace.