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Dateline NBC Exposes Garage Door Technicians

EPA Delays RRP Certification
On May 15, Dateline NBC turned its hidden cameras on garage door technicians in a special Hansen Files episode. A technician from Precision Door of Phoenix was caught charging $527 to replace a brand new opener.

Was he fired? How did Precision Door defend his actions? Read our full story and watch the video clip, courtesy of Dateline NBC's Hansen Files.

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EPA Surprises Two Door Dealers With RRP Inspections


Starting in January, EPA inspectors began surprising renovation firms with inspections of their lead-safe practices, slapping some big fines on violators.

Two Midwestern garage door dealers were among those inspected by EPA. We interviewed both dealers, and we found out what the EPA is inspecting and what they're ignoring. See what these door dealers revealed.

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Are You Ready for an EPA Inspection?

EPA InspectionWe studied the EPA inspection forms that were given to the two inspected door dealers, and we've posted our analysis online.

Are your job records good enough to pass an inspection? If not, you may be subject to a violation and fines. See our checklist.

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Senators and Industry Fight EPA … But Who's Winning?

EPA Winners

A list of powerful senators and several industry associations are boldly speaking out against portions of the RRP program. That includes some harsh words about the "dust wipe testing" proposal which may be approved in July.

Yes, July. Our story covers the battle. Read the actual letters from the senators to the EPA.

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Windsor Door Bought Out

Windsor Door

Windsor Republic Doors is no more. A private investment group has acquired its assets and changed the name back to Windsor Door.

In other headline news, high winds blew away a Mid-America Door plant in Oklahoma. Read our Company News.

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D&AS Editor Becomes First CDDC

Rubber TrackOn June 23, D&AS editor Tom Wadsworth passed the exam to become the industry's first Certified Door Dealer Consultant under the new 2011 IDEA program. The program, launched on June 1, is designed for manufacturer sales reps and other key industry suppliers.

Learn more about the CDDC program, or contact Todd Thomas at IDEA for the study guide.

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