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  • The Five Destructive Behaviors That Can Ruin Your Business
    For more than 700 years, samurai warriors sought to discover principles for extraordinary leadership in a highly competitive environment. Today's business leaders are on a similar quest, seeking the "truths" of leadership that will propel their organizations to the top. But ...More
    February 1, 2007 Don Schmincke Posted in News, Operations
  • Your Guide to The Industry's Best
    Your Guide to The Industry's Best Around the same time I was pulling together the 2007 Buyer’s Guide, I was also sending out Christmas cards to a small group of family and friends to wish them well. I chose bright, festive cards, signed our family name and stuffed ...More
    February 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Commercial Doors 101
    When choosing a steel roll-up door, do you think “a door is just a door?” Not true! Making an informed door selection requires a little homework in order to get the best model, price and service. Janus International's Tony Badalamenti will talk about the key factors for ...More
    January 31, 2007 Posted in News, Operations
  • Marantec Promotes Sales Manager
    Matt Ryan has been promoted to national sales manager. Ryan joined the company in 2003 as regional sales manager for the South/Central United States. Ryan has a bachelor degree in business administration from Regis University, Denver. He is a competent addition to the ...More
    January 29, 2007 Posted in News, Operations
  • Marantec Names Director of Group Sales
    In August, Tom Rachfal was named director-group sales by Marantec America President Neil Giarratana. Rachfal joined the company in 2005 as the manager-new construction. He brings 15 years experience as vice president of sales of a major vinyl-siding and accessory company. ...More
    January 29, 2007 Posted in News, Operations
  • Marantec America Expands
    Marantec America Corp. began construction of its enlarged facility in Gurnee, Ill, last March. The move into the new facility, which is owned by the company, took place only 7 months later. With rapidly expanding sales volume over the last 5 years, it was necessary to ...More
    January 29, 2007 Posted in News
  • Janus International Announces Staff Promotions
    Janus International is pleased to announce the following staff promotions: Clay Cullins has accepted the expanded position of central region sales manager. He will be responsible for managing the sales of both Janus self-storage and commercial/industrial doors. Prior to his ...More
    January 29, 2007 Posted in News, Operations
  • More on the Four-Car Garage
    A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the 4-car garage. I came across another article on the topic. Check it out:,,HGTV_3158_1390401,00.html If you've tackled the four-car garage--or if you've seen a trend you'd ...More
    January 29, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Wayne-Dalton Announces IHRA Sponsorship
    Wayne-Dalton announces it has become the official garage door and home control company of the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA). Wayne-Dalton’s “Turn on Your Lights” program will award $1,000 and a Wayne-Dalton Home Control Kit to the professional racer with the best ...More
    January 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • SPAM!
    It's everywhere. No matter if you spend a few hours a day online, or all day, you're being hit with unwanted junk mail. And it's getting worse, according to recent reports. Here's more: To cut down on the amount of spam you do receive, check out ...More
    January 24, 2007 Posted in Blogs