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  • The Times They Are A-Changin’
    The Times They Are A-Changin’ Like many people, I make a few New Year’s resolutions. They usually last until Valentines Day. But if I’ve learned one thing in my many years of self-resolution promising it is this: If I don’t at least try, nothing will change. This could be ...More
    January 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Zero Balance Point
    The “zero balance point” is a term that has been used to refer to the optimum door height for a specific high-lift cable drum. When selecting a high-lift cable drum, its high-lift capacity should be and probably is your strongest considered item in this decision. ...More
    January 2, 2007 Tim Kohlhoff Posted in Articles
  • Step into the Safety Zone
    Choosing the right ladder for every job. Most people will use a ladder for a variety of jobs, whether at home or professionally. To ensure safety, it’s important to choose the correct ladder for the job at hand. By following these steps, you can make sure you have the right ...More
    January 2, 2007 Kathryn Cianci Posted in Articles
  • In The Mail
    When Phil Stapley’s backyard queen palms took a turn for the worse, he decided to try a company he found among a stack of coupons he received in the mail. The company guaranteed they could cure his ailing plants. Not only did they make good on their promise, they also gave ...More
    January 2, 2007 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles, Marketing
  • Wind-Rated Doors
    The most destructive hurricane ever to strike the United States, Hurricane Katrina, made landfall on the Gulf Coast last year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Katrina hit Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane, with winds estimated near ...More
    January 2, 2007 Horatiu Barbulescu, Bray Allen and Sam Stone Posted in Articles
  • Making Common "Sense" of Loops
    INDUCTIVE LOOPS have become an integral part of automatic gate systems and other aspects of our everyday life. For example, every time you pull up to a stoplight you “trigger” a loop, which in turn engages a timer or switching device to change the lights. Loops are used to ...More
    January 2, 2007 Jeff Harris Posted in Articles
  • CODA Draws Record Numbers at Regional Tradeshow
    Thirty-three years ago, Brian McBride attended the Far Western Garage Door Association conference at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego. In September, McBride, owner of McBrides Garage Doors, found himself there again. ...More
    January 2, 2007 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles, Marketing
  • Slide-Lok Partners With Flexmar Coatings
    Slide-Lok complements its signature plywood garage cabinet storage systems with the addition of a polyaspartic based garage floor coating product that provides customers with a beautifully protected floor in less than half a day. When compared to traditional epoxy floor ...More
    January 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Contact Lumber Changes Name to Contact Industries
    Contact Lumber has changed its name to Contact Industries. The new name reflects the company's transition from the traditional millwork manufacturing organization to what has become known throughout the industry as an innovative manufacturer of customized products, a number ...More
    January 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Happy New Year
    Recovering from the holidays? Me, too. And now that the gift-giving and overeating are done, it's back to the real world. For many, today marks the first day of New Year’s Resolutions. What do I want to accomplish this year? Most of us make both professional and personal ...More
    January 2, 2007 Posted in Blog