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Several notable deaths to announce

Notable Deaths

In August, the industry lost two noteworthy leaders. Both women were part of a small percentage of female-led manufacturing companies in the door industry.

In September, the CEO of the “world’s largest home services company” and the first multi-concept franchisee passed away. In November, DASMA said goodbye to their legal counsel and good friend. He passed away at the young age of 49.

Read their stories here.

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Safe-Way Garage Doors acquires 1st United

Safeway Leadership

In September, Safe-Way Garage Doors acquired 1st United Door Technologies, expanding its distribution and manufacturing footprint. D+AS conducted an exclusive interview with CEO Ted Rock to learn more.

How did the acquisition come about? What does it mean for dealers? Are there new products under development?

Get answers now.

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Diesel prices take flight

Gas Pump

Diesel prices remain at historically high levels. Prices at the pump can directly affect your bottom line. What factors are contributing to high diesel prices? What can businesses do to reduce expenses?

Whether you’re a traveling technician or a manufacturer distributing products, this story has important information for you.

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Forecast for 2024

2024 Forecast

Do high interest rates and the sluggish economy have you bracing for the new year? Phillip M. Perry’s in-depth 2024 business forecast will better prepare door and access dealers for what’s ahead.

Find out how a low unemployment rate and positive consumer spending can affect your company’s growth … or decline.

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Build your business

Your Business

Dan Ditzler challenges company owners to think bigger and do more. In the first submission of his “Taking care of (your) business” column, he explains how simply helping your customers is a low bar.

Find out how to make your company the best it can be.

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Clippings includes tragic gate accident story


D+AS’ Clippings section summarizes compelling and industry-related news stories. In the winter issue, we highlight an unusual cause for garage door damage and an unfortunate gate accident involving a young child.

Read Clippings now to learn more.

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AFA Fencetech is around the corner

AFA Fencetech

AFA Fencetech/METALfab 2024 is being held on Jan. 22-26 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. Register now to check out the latest products in the industry, attend relevant training sessions, get certified, and more.

See the complete schedule of events.

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D+AS Insider is emailed quarterly to about 5,000 professionals in the door and access systems industry. Door + Access Systems newsmagazine is mailed quarterly to 20,000 industry professionals. Approximately 90 percent of our magazine readers are door and access systems dealers.

The magazine and this newsletter are published by the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), North America’s primary association of manufacturers of garage doors, rolling doors, door and gate operating devices, high performance doors, and related products.



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