• Chamberlain Enhances Training Academy Program
    Due to enormous demand from customers, Chamberlain’s Training Academy announces the development of two new initiatives to further its success as an industry leader in product and safety training. The Chamberlain Training Academy is a dedicated teaching facility that ...More
    December 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Helton Celebrates 25 Years
    Helton Industries, a manufacturer of overhead door hardware and window products, announces the celebration of its 25th anniversary. Since October 1981, Helton has maintained a standard of excellence in quality, service and reliability. Thanks to all our customers for their ...More
    December 6, 2006 Posted in News, Operations
  • Slide-Lok Featured in Model Aviation Magazine
    Model Aviation, America’s premier publication for model airplane enthusiasts, published by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, praises garage storage and garage cabinets market leader Slide-Lok for its modular cabinets, Slat-Wall, and accessories. With a circulation ...More
    December 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Be My Guest
    In recent years, many different businesses have begun to approach their clients differently. They are now labeling them as guests, which has been the norm in the hospitality industry for decades. Many restaurant chains as well as car dealerships and airlines have even taken ...More
    December 6, 2006 Kelley Robertson Posted in News, Operations
  • Destroy What’s Holding You Back (And it’s Not Your Competition)
    For the samurai to learn There's only one thing, One last thing – To face death unflinchingly. – Noted swordsman Tsukahara Bokuden Arrogance collapses the biggest companies in the world, and it's but one product of the ego. In fact, when the ego is running the show, it can ...More
    December 6, 2006 Don Schmincke Posted in News, Operations
  • Dollar$ and $ense
    Dollar$ and $ense The almighty buck has become a sensation. How many dollar stores are in your neighborhood? Most fast food joints either have dollar menus, or will upgrade your order for less than a buck. In a world where costs are increasing every day, it’s amazing how ...More
    December 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Operations
  • CDI Draws a Crowd
    CDI Draws a Crowd Dealers from across Canada attend regional conference By Amy Campbell THE CANADIAN DOOR INSTITUTE’S (CDI) regional conference was a mix of new companies, new products and new faces. Nearly 100 dealers from around Canada—and some from the United States— ...More
    December 1, 2006 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Your Words
    Send your questions, advice or comments to acampbell@vpico.com. I have been a garage door contractor for 24 years. I read you article on setting standards in our industry. I felt your article was totally one-sided. It favored the big companies. My first nine years of being ...More
    December 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Operations
  • From Nevada to Nashville
    From Nevada to Nashville A special friendship leads to a music career for dealers wife A friend’s dying wish opened a unique door for Kathryn Mickey. Mickey is married to Ken Mickey, manager of Thompson Garage Doors in Sparks, Nev. Thompson Garage Doors suffered the loss of ...More
    December 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Ankmar LLC
    Ankmar LLC In looking to the future, Ankmar finds a wealth of service, innovation and product performance in its 50-year history. ANKMAR is a nationally distributed manufacturer of residential (steel and CladPanel) garage door systems and steel commercial garage doors. The ...More
    December 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Marketing, Operations