Professional Development

Professional door dealers work hard to stay up-to-date on the latest technology, products and equipment out there, and to be seen as reputable businesses in their community. Information on certification opportunities, testing, association news, trade show coverage and more helps them stay current in industry happenings.


  • AAMA Releases Updated Guide for the Fenestration Exterior Profile Certification Program
    AAMA 109-09, a guide to be used within AAMA's Certification Program for the certification of polymeric profiles, has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). The 18-page document is titled Procedural Guide for the AAMA Fenestration ...More
    June 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • Upcoming Wayne-Dalton Commercial Door Academy Dates
    Wayne-Dalton has initiated a Commercial Door Academy to help Wayne-Dalton dealers expand their knowledge and market share in the commercial door arena. These intense training sessions offer dealers the opportunity to learn many aspects of Wayne-Dalton rolling and commercial ...More
    June 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • CODA 2009 Show Dates and Info
    The 2009 CODA Regional Conference will be held Oct. 15-17 in Anaheim, California.This is the only regional garage door, operator and gate industry show in the Western U.S. this year. For more than 20 years, the California Operator & Door Association has been bringing ...More
    May 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • A ‘Thank You’ From Arrow Tru-Line
    ATL would like to thank all those who participated in the IDA EXPO 2009 Golf Outing and “Beat The Pro” Challenge at the Hermitage Golf Course – more than $1,000 was raised for the IDA Scholarship Fund this year. Next year is expected to be even bigger. Put it on your ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Arrow Tru-Line Launches New Web Site
    ATL introduced the company’s new Web site at the IDA EXPO 2009 Expo in Nashville. The site features on-line order tracking and catalog viewing. Check it out at www.arrowtruline.com. ...More
    May 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • Trade Shows Key to Small Businesses
    Think it’s not financially viable to participate in trade shows in these economic times? You’re wrong, according to a recent article from The Wall Street Journal.According to several experts, exhibiting at, or at the very least attending, industry trade shows is ...More
    May 14, 2009 Posted in Articles, Marketing, Operations
  • “Learning I$ Earning” 2009 CDI National Trade Show in Banff, Canada
    Banff is set in the heart of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, about 90 minutes from Calgary. Enjoy the charm of a unique destination, respecting nature and mountain culture for a pure get-away!Host Hotel is Banff Park Lodge222 Lynx Street,Banff, Alberta T1L ...More
    May 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • IDA Expo 2009 Wrap-Up
    The magnificent Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., played host to this year’s annual IDA Expo, and the event was filled with educational seminars and workshops, along with several opportunities for dealers to expand their businesses. Out on ...More
    April 29, 2009 Lauren Vasquez Posted in Articles, Marketing, Operations
  • CSDDA to Host 2nd Annual Golf Outing July 24
    The Central States Door Dealer Association (CSDDA) will host its second annual Four-man Scramble Golf and BBQ July 24.Tee time is 12:30 p.m., and pre-registration costs $50, which includes barbeque dinner. The event will be held at Edgewood Golf Club, 16497 Kennedy Road, ...More
    April 28, 2009 Posted in News, Marketing, Operations
  • Reader Feedback: Safety; Marketing; Trade Shows
    Weighing on a Dealer’s MindIn response to “9-Year-Old Survives Garage Door Entrapment, MFG Called by Distraught Mom” (news, 3/31), one dealer questions the weight setting:Modern garage-door openers apply a limited force in either direction. The best ...More
    April 16, 2009 Posted in Articles, Marketing