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Why are lead times so long?

Slow delivery

Are you wondering what’s causing product delays and leading to extended lead times? Well, you’re not the only one.

We collected information from various manufacturers to identify the factors contributing to longer lead times.

Four key issues emerged.

Guess what? One of the reasons is great news for the industry!

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Understanding family business trusts

Family business trusts

Are you operating a family business? If so, experts say that establishing a family business trust is a must.

Trusts can help avoid probate, buffer lawsuits and creditor claims, and resolve disputes about the distribution of assets to the next generation.

What type of trust is right for you? Get answers from this easy-to-read article from Phillip Perry.

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DASMA Executive Director retires

John Addington

For over five decades, he worked with CEOs of multimillion-dollar corporations in dozens of national and international trade associations. For 31 years, he provided guidance and helped establish and advance DASMA and its reputation.

The rich knowledge and experience of this behind-the-scenes facilitator will carry on long past his retirement.

Find out what industry leaders have to say about the remarkable career of this “great mentor and friend,” John Addington.

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The centennial of the garage door industry

Centennial Garage

2021 marks the 100-year anniversary for the garage door industry.

Tom Wadsworth’s new timeline, based on documents from 100 years ago up until World War II, reveals the truth of the beginnings of our industry.

Download Pages of History today, and you’ll have a historical industry reference for your records.

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Notable announcements in Newslines

Dad travels

There were several noteworthy announcements in the first quarter of the year.

Three companies announced the retirement of key employees, a leading manufacturer appointed a new CEO, and an active DASMA member unexpectedly died.

Read about these stories and more in Newslines.

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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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