Hörmann Flexon High-Performance Doors Hosts 2013 Dealer Council Meeting

Hörmann Flexon High-Performance Doors held its second annual Dealer Council meeting on Sept. 9 at its new manufacturing plant in Burgettstown, Pa. Representatives from several Hörmann Flexon Tier 1 dealers attended the event. Action items included discussions about past, present, and future sales figures, current and future product lines, and…

Seizing the Tech-Centric Opportunity: Advancements in Access-Control Systems That Will Boost Revenue

With technology continuing to integrate into every aspect of homeowners’ lives, the innovative products and systems offered by the access-control industry are evolving rapidly. Dealers and installers who understand how to sell garage door openers and gate-access systems and accessories that are smarter, faster, and more advanced than ever before…

Industrial Door Manufacturer Goff’s Enterprises Places on Inc. 500|5000 Ranking List for 3rd Year

For the third consecutive year, Goff’s Enterprises Inc., a commercial and industrial door manufacturer, has been named to “Inc.” magazine’s exclusive Inc. 500|5000 list, which ranks the nation’s fastest-growing companies among America’s independent entrepreneurs. According to “Inc.,” there are nearly 7 million private companies in the United States. Goff’s was…

Long Beards = Marketing Gold: Branding Tactics for Door Dealers Courtesy of ‘Duck Dynasty’

I’m not a fan of hunting of any type. I don’t wear camouflage, own a rifle, or  spend any time honing my “tracking skills.” So the reality TV show “Duck Dynasty” on A&E, which follows the Robertson family, who sell products for duck hunters, barely made a blip on my…

Telephone-Based Online System Connects Homeowners With Home-Improvement Contractors

Entrepreneur Troy Selvog saw a problem and set out to fix it by launching Customer2Contractor, a telephone-based online system that connects homeowners with home-improvement contractors. Of the dozens of systems and services available online that purport to help homeowners find contractors or those that help contractors find leads for new…

Schweiss Doors Introduces Spherical Bearings for Hydraulic One-Piece Doors

Schweiss Doors, a provider of bifold and hydraulic one-piece doors, has made another design improvement to its hydraulic one-piece doors with the addition of “spherical” bearings. All Schweiss “Red Power” Hydraulic Doors are now built with spherical bearings. Spherical bearings are used in many industries including in tractor three-point hitches,…

BEA’s EDPS Simplifies Automatic Swinging Door Operation

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Automatic swinging doors commonly experience problems when the air pressure inside the building or manual opening and closing by pedestrians affect the doors’ normal operation. To eliminate these problems, BEA introduces the new Enhanced Door Position System (EDPS). The EDPS can be installed on any new or…

Accident Prone

The seemingly innocent loading dock is one of the leading accident sites in warehouses. Accidents on the loading dock can lead to huge expenses. In addition to the direct costs of medical expenses, wage indemnity, and claims administration fees, accidents entail many indirect costs. These can include equipment damage, lost…