Residential

Professional door dealers need to know what’s new in their industry by way of products, trends, technology and more. Not only do they need to keep up on the latest in garage doors and gates, but they need information on the housing market including new-home construction and home-sales figures and stats to ensure success.


  • Slide-Lok Offers Free Slat-Wall and Slat-Wall Accessories
    Through the end of 2006, Slide-Lok is offering free Slat-Wall and Slat-Wall accessories with the purchase of select garage storage systems. By offering Slat-Wall and Slat-Wall accessories through this outstanding promotion, Slide-Lok has paved the way for an aggressive ...More
    December 14, 2006 Posted in News
  • 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
  • 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
  • What's new
    If you have a new product you’d like to share with our readers, e-mail acampbell@vpico.com . Gateway Industrial Products Bug Barrier Bug Barriers® are designed to be used in and around loading docks, dumpster areas, food packaging and processing areas. The roll-up and ...More
    December 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Overhead Door Announces Promotions
    Overhead Door Corp., a manufacturer of upward-acting doors and openers for residential, commercial and industrial construction applications, announces the promotions of two members of the Overhead Door family. Mark Sendar was promoted to director of distributor development ...More
    November 17, 2006 Posted in News
  • Iowa Spring Opens Plant in North Carolina
    Iowa Spring Manufacturing, Inc., a major producer of precision springs for industries worldwide, will open a new plant in Granite Quarry, N.C. with production scheduled to begin Jan. 1, 2007. The new division, Southern Atlantic Spring, will produce premium springs for both ...More
    November 17, 2006 Posted in News
  • Amarr Expands Distribution of JELD-WEN Garage Doors
    A unique partnership between Amarr Garage Doors and JELD-WEN, a manufacturer of reliable windows and doors, has grown rapidly since its introduction in January. Now the companies are expanding that partnership to a national level. Beginning this month, JELD-WEN Garage Doors ...More
    November 16, 2006 Posted in News
  • Lead-Generation Site Launched by Garage Doors of America
    An Internet lead-generation website was recently launched for the residential garage door industry, www.garagedoorsofamerica.com. Unlike many lead-generation services who sell the same lead to multiple dealers in the same market area, Garage Doors of America (GDA) is unique ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Garage Door Tracks
    Prior to the existence of the automobile, the primary method of transportation was by horse and carriage. When not in use, people stored horse carriages in what were known as a carriage house, barn-like outbuildings with swing doors for access. During the early years of the ...More
    November 2, 2006 Mike Rauch Posted in Articles
  • Now Storing
    From garages to closets to media and game rooms, Americans are cleaning up—and getting organized. Any time of day, viewers can watch experts turn cluttered closets, messy laundry rooms, playrooms overrun by toys, and chaotic garages into organized, usable spaces. Retailers ...More
    November 2, 2006 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles, Operations