• I Am a Control Freak
    There's no denying it. It's part of who I am. I come from a long line of control freaks. My dad is one. His mother and grandmother, both Italian, were control freaks. And now my 12-year-old son is keeping with the tradition. Interesting story of being the daughter of a ...More
    June 12, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • Laforge Doors Planning for the Future
    Laforge Doors Ltd., headquartered in St-Andre, NB, Canada, is building a 30,000-square-foot facility that will house its new automated production line along with a new shipping department. The existing facility will be used for storage, hardware manufacturing, development ...More
    June 9, 2006 Posted in News
  • IBS Registration Open
    If you've never attended the International Builders' Show, you're missing something. Imagine miles and miles of booths, lots of freebies and 100,000 people. Sound crazy? It is. But it's also a fun time. True, there are only about 30 vendors (including Wayne-Dalton, The ...More
    June 9, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • Cables, Drums & Springs
    Our Cables, Drums & Springs eBook is a collection of helpful, relevant articles by respected PDD columnist Tim Kolhoff of Arrow Tru-Line Inc. Inside, you'll find articles on cable drum design and sectional door operations, field spring conversions and zero balance ...More
    June 9, 2006 Posted in Reports
  • Garaga Now Offers Design Center
    Garaga’s new design center is now online with direct access at www.garagadesign.com. Homeowners and contractors using the Internet can easily design their own garage door in five simple and clear steps. In only few clicks, you can create your own garage project by entering ...More
    June 7, 2006 Posted in News
  • The E-Mail Police
    I just read an interesting article about how more employees are being fired due to violating company e-mail policies, http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/0605emails05-ON.html As an avid e-mailer, that's scary. I admit I get--and share--the occasional joke, ...More
    June 5, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • System Inc. Buys Assets From Overhead Door
    Systems Inc. announces it has bought the assets, except land and building, of the WB McGuire Company from Overhead Door Corp. based in Dallas. The McGuire manufacturing facility in Hudson, N.Y., will be closed, and the manufacturing moved to Systems’ Germantown, Wisconsin ...More
    June 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • CDI News
    Anyone who did not get to Las Vegas for Expo 2006 missed one of the premier events this industry has ever had. A record number of exhibitors and seminars offered something for everyone. Preparations are in full swing for the CDI/IDA show in Surrey, Oct. 13-14. Those of you ...More
    June 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Hurricane Season, Day 1
    Today is the official mark of the hurricane season. If that doesn't give you pause, this will. Experts predict the 2006 hurricane season will have at least NINE hurricanes, with FIVE considered to be major storms. News reports are showing residents in hurricane areas are ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • Marantec Hires Director of Operations, Marketing Manager
    Patrick Irwin joined Marantec America in July 2005 as director of operations of the North American headquarters in Lincolnshire, Ill. Irwin brings 16 years of experience from Dexter Magnetic Technology where he worked in the same capacity. He brings to Marantec “an ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in News, Marketing, Operations