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E-Newsletter- January 2010

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Horse Barns - Coops - Garages - Storage Sheds and MORE

January 2010
Volume 3, Issue 1

Happy New Year, everyone

I’m excited to bring you another issue of our newsletter! There is a ton of new information here; we have so much going on it’s crazy. I know it seems like we say that every time, but it’s true! From new products, to a new energy system, to our expanded online store opening; we’ve got it all in this issue.

Let us know what you think. We love hearing from you all. And if you’re going to any shows we’ll be at this year, definitely come say hello!

We’re ramped up for an amazing 2010! Here’s wishing you the same!

Until next time,
Customer Service / Admin Support
Horizon Structures

Raising Chickens for Dummies
Are you thinking about getting chickens this year? Before you buy, do yourself and your future chickens a favor and purchase a copy of Raising Chickens for Dummies. Even if you already have chickens, you’ll undoubtedly learn something new in this predestined classic.

Co-authored by a friend of Horizon Structures, Rob Ludlow of BackyardChickens.com, this book is the quintessential vade mecum for any chicken person. And the best part is, it is now available on our online store—and at a discount off the cover price!
Raising Chickens For Dummies - BUY IT NOW

Video: The Cinnamon Challenge
A few weeks ago, our office got a little spicier. It started in the lunch room with a tenacious attempt by our carpenters. Then our normally-fastidious business coach, Thom, succumbed to the draw to prove his worth. Finally, our outspoken salesman, Brad, took up the torch. The Cinnamonfunny stuff Challenge.

The premise is simple. Eat a spoonful of cinnamon. But no accompanying spoonful of sugar could help this medicine go down. Or water. Or milk. Nothing assuages the oral aridity caused by this overwhelmingly-rapid, saliva-sapping dust. They’ll never look at sticky cinnamon buns the same way again.

See it for yourself.

New Coops for Spring! AVAILABLE NOW

The slump of winter breeds invention out in the shop here at Horizon. Dave, Horizon’s owner, collaborated to dream up two totally new coop models for you. Designed for those with only a few birds and those in suburban or urban areas, they’re ready to house your spring batch of chickens. All coops come delivered fully-assembled for your convenience, and they all have Horizon’s signature outside-access nest boxes. We are proud to present…
New Pull-It Coop
The Pull-It: This coop is the first Horizon coop to combine a hen house with a run. It’s small enough to simply pull around your yard so you can rest different areas. The Pull-It is perfect for pullets and more (alright, pun intended)!

New Push-It coop
The Push-It: A natural off-shoot of the Pull-It became the Push-It. This adorable little coop uses wheelbarrow handles and two wheels for unparalleled maneuverability.

What Size Garage Do You Need? Horizon Investigates.
We get phone calls almost every day from customers looking for a quote on a garage… but they don’t know what size they want. For the sake of comparison, the most common sizes for garages are 12 x 24, 14 x 28, 20 x 20, and 24 x 24. There are two factors to consider when determining what size garage you need: what size vehicle(s) you’ll park and how much extra storage or work space you want. Read More

Did you know...

Most classic car insurance agencies require the car to be stored in a locked garage. So be sure to plan for a garage purchase as you look for your next dream car. Horizon Structures is glad to help!

Expanded Store
It’s been a long time coming, but we recently expanded our online store. In addition to chicken coops, you can now purchase stall latches, door hinges, cupolas, weathervanes, and chicken accessories. We’ll be adding all our kits—run-in sheds, stalls, garden sheds, and steel frame barns in the coming months. Shop Online with Horizon Structures

Ordering online is convenient and secure. If there’s something you would like to see on the store, just let us know. We welcome feedback and suggestions. Check out our expanded online store right now!

Portable Stalls  - if you already have a barn...
We’ve made another welcome addition to our barn line with portable stalls. If you are looking to convert an existing barn or add temporary stalls for events or quarantine, our portable stalls are the perfect choice.

It only takes five steps, five minutes, NO tools, and NO building experience to put up one of these ingeniously straightforward designs. The panels attach with a specially-created linchpin system, making them simple to assemble and disassemble. Piece of cake! The stalls come with heavy-duty, no-rust, welded aluminum grills; 52” wide, pre-hung doors with a drop latch; and even a feed-through cut-out. They also include all wood inserts—no need to go buy separate lumber!

Strong enough for years of continuous service; simple enough to put up and down at will. No matter what you do with them, Horizon portable stalls do it well!
Horse World Expo
See them at Timonium, MD and Harrisburg, PA



Finally Offering Barn Kits!
We introduced our steel frame barns late last year, and now we’ve decided to take these awesome buildings to the next level of affordability and convenience. We are excited to offer the steel frame barns as kits!

We strive to have a barn for everyone, and a consistent minority of our customers inquires about kits. While our run-in shed kits have been around for a few years, we haven’t had an actual barn kit until now. These steel frame barn kits are ideal for those people looking for an economic center aisle barn or for those hardcore DIYers.

The barns can be enclosed for cooler climates, but with their trademark ease of ventilation they can easily be left open for maximum air circulation in southern regions. The kits come with absolutely everything you need, including doors, partitions, roofing, etc. Our steel frame barn kits are a cinch to assemble; see our web page for more details.

Steel Frame Barn Kits Save You Money

Also keep in mind we still offer assembly by our crew if you so choose. But whether you let us assist you or do it your own way, you’ll end up with a barn you’ll love.

Smucker's EnergyThe Sun on Horizon’s Horizon: We’re Going Green!
Yup, you heard it here first. The entire complex here at Horizon Structures is making the switch to solar power. The solar panels will cover most of our 165,000 sq. ft. shop roof and will give us a 370 kilowatt system.

We are thrilled to join the growing number of Amish farms and businesses embracing alternative energy. Big thanks to Smucker’s Energy!

Your opinion counts - Take our survey Survey Time: Coop Plans

We get a fair number of calls asking if we sell the plans to our chicken coops. Many coop places sell only plans or kits, so some people are surprised all our coops come fully assembled. Tell us what you prefer...CLICK HERE.

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