You Are Only As Good As the People Around You

Some of the most vital cogs in any business or professional organization are office secretaries.  Most businesses would be lost without their trusted and dedicated secretaries, who often have to juggle a myriad of different jobs each workday.  Put simply, it would be difficult for many businesses to survive without office secretaries who handle many of the day-to-day operations of the business.


With that in mind, General Timber would like to take the time to honor two of our most valued employees; Sandra Smith and Lisa Jenkins, our office secretaries, who are not only friendly and courteous; they are also integral components of our operation.  They have been with us for many years, and their diligence and attention to detail is commendable.  Additionally, they account for 99.9% of all phone sales taken at our office, and it’s safe to say that only truly knowledgeable and organized personnel could handle such a tall task.  As the old adage goes “A first impression is a lasting impression,” and we couldn’t feel any luckier that either Sandra or Lisa is often the first person our customers talk to.  We couldn’t choose better representatives of our business.


We have tremendous confidence in the value and quality of our products, yet products are only as good as the service center behind them.  Here is to hoping that we are blessed with Lisa’s and Sandra’s presence in our service center for many more years to come.


Designing and implementing fencing for a large scale area is an important process when you own or manage livestock. Choosing the right materials is vital to controlling costs while at the same time ensuring a certain level of quality. Using CCA, or copper chromate arsenate, treated timber can result in great deal of benefits.


After the wood is treated with this colorless and odorless preservative, the timber can remain durable for up to thirty years. This preservative treatment has similar effects to creosote treated materials, however they are roughly ten percent cheaper. That automatically makes your bottom line look better in both the short and long run.


CCA is a water based product and easy to work with. The wood will take on a natural look after a few years of weathering, and the initial green tint will fade. The largest benefit of CCA treatments is that the threat of crib-biting, or when a horse chews not the fencing, is greatly reduced if not completely eliminated. CCA pressure gives a clean treatment to the timber, which makes it much safer for the animals being fenced in.


Since timber fencing is a long-term investment, it makes sense that you want to have a high quality material in place that can withstand the test of time. While creosote treatments do have many advantages, CCA treated timber has been proven to meet various high standards.


Keep your horses or other livestock contained and safe by using a more cost effective material that does not relinquish effectiveness or durability! You don’t ever want your fence to look like the one below!

The Benefits of Fence Maintenance

A livestock fence that is designed to protect your animals is a prudent investment that offers owners a peace of mind, and makes the exterior of your property look more appealing.  However, once you make that investment, it would be wise to perform routine maintenance on your fence in order to avoid the fence from eroding or becoming unsightly, thus forcing you to invest in a new one.


There are many benefits in performing maintenance on your fence, and there are a variety of ways to keep it healthy.  For starters, highlighting your fence with coatings will augment the appeal of your fence, protect your fence from inclement weather and will help improve the fence’s durability.  A new coat of protection will make your weathered fence look good as new, and the sharp-looking black color will improve the aesthetics of your entire property.  Plus, coating from General Timber is safe to use around your animals, and will not affect vegetation on your property.


Working with General Timber will make it easy to keep your new creosote coating sharp for years to come.  Once the color begins to naturally fade, customers can simply have us pressure spray their fence to keep it distinctly black.  Additionally, customers can always choose a CCA, a green treated product that will still spray your fence black, but won’t have the chemical used in creosote.  Regardless of what you choose, all paints used by General Timber are environmentally safe and will not cause any harm to your livestock.


General Timber can provide you with economical solutions to your fencing issues.  Rather than invest in a brand new fence, consider a new fence coating and pressure treatments.  To learn more about the benefits of fence spraying, give Greg at General Timber a call at (910)-695-5743.  With over 23 years of experience in in the animal fencing industry, Greg can answer all of your fencing questions.


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