• The 7 Minute Difference: Small Steps to Big Changes
    Got 7 Minutes? In today's fast-paced, fast-food, high-tech-driven culture, finding time to do anything is nearly impossible. Do you always feel a day behind? Too much work? Not enough time for family, friends and hobbies? ...More
    May 3, 2006 Posted in Webinars
  • 1st United Door Hires Sales Representatives
    1st United Door Technologies (FUDT)announces the addition of key personnel to their company, Hollianne Hall has joined the company as a sales representative. She's responsible for exploring opportunities for growth, and promoting and selling the company's product line. ...More
    May 2, 2006 Posted in News, Operations
  • Bircher America Fulfills EN 12978 Standard
    Bircher America Inc. is the first company to pass the European Standard for commercial and high-performance doors with a contact-free presence detector. The standard, EN 12978, states a sensor mounted at a maximum height of 9.85 feet on a door closing at a maxiumum speed of ...More
    May 2, 2006 Posted in News
  • The Chamberlain Group Acquires Merlin Garage Door
    In another major industry move, Merlin Garage Door Openers, the largest dedicated door operator manufacturer based in Australia and New Zealand, has been acquired by The Chamberlain Group Inc., headquartered in Elmhurst, Ill. The announcement was made by Chamberlain’s CEO ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Raynor Dealers Discover Solutions, Support and Success at 2006 Conference
    Raynor dealers rediscovered the magic of Disney and the Raynor conference experience at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® in Anaheim, Calif., April 20-22. With a theme of “Building on our Strengths,” the Raynor Dealer Conference offered distributors resolve for new business ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in News, Marketing, Operations
  • The Fresh, New Raynor.com
    Raynor.com has recently been renovated with a fresh, new look. While the information and features remain the same, web site users will appreciate the new simplicity and quick-loading features. “Our goal was to revamp the site so that it was fast to use, easy to navigate, ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Safe-Way Door Names National Sales Manager
    In April, Bryan Horton joined Safe-Way Door as national sales manager. Horton will manage all aspects of the residential and commercial door sales across the country. He comes to Safe-Way with 16 years of experience in sales, sales management, account and business ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in News, Operations
  • Zero Balance Point, Part II
    Zero Balance Point, Part II By Tim Kolhoff In Part I (PDD April 2006), the definition of “zero balance point” was discussed. In this part, we will discuss additional considerations and calculations. I do want to emphasize here that this “zero balance point” concept was ...More
    May 1, 2006 Tim Kolhoff Posted in Articles
  • Floors, Cabinets and Racks, Oh My!
    Floors, Cabinets and Racks, Oh My! Two door dealers take a stab at the garage finishing market You’ve heard the numbers—$2.5 billion. You’ve seen the glossy photos of picturesque garages decked with shiny epoxy floors and wall-to-wall cabinets. Maybe you’ve even done some ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Operations
  • That's Hot
    That's Hot Strike it rich with the carriage house trend Homeowners are clamoring for them, and architects and homebuilders are finally recognizing the trend. If you aren’t tapping into this potential gold mine, you’re missing out. Carriage house doors are HOT. After too ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in Articles