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Our survey reveals coronavirus effects on the industry and key survival tactics

Coronavirus Effects

How badly were dealers’ sales affected?

How many companies reported an employee had tested positive for COVID-19?

What new protocols are worth keeping?

Find the answers in this important article.

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Cost vs. Value Report: Garage door replacements slip

Cost vs Value Report

Upscale garage door replacements drop a notch but overall, curb appeal projects still yield the highest returns.

Find out which project took the #1 spot in this summary of Remodeling magazine’s 2020 Cost vs. Value Report.

Plus, learn which U.S. city had a recouped value of 284.3% for garage door replacement projects. Is it in your region?

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Does your company qualify for government assistance?


As companies struggle to keep their doors open and employees paid, it is important to know about the financial assistance and programs that are available.

This easy-to-read article from award-winning journalist Phil Perry outlines the state and local government programs designed to keep workers on the area’s payrolls.

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Gate industry launches new certification body


A new organization has been formed to oversee personnel certification in the gate and fence industry.

DASMA, the AFA, the NOMMA, and the Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Association founded this organization and are represented on its Board.

What is this new program? Which certification programs are offered? How is it different from the IDEA-offered programs?

Get the details here.

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The pandemic story from 100 years ago

Pandemic Story

A flu pandemic devastated our nation over 100 years ago. Tom’s Wadsworth’s heartbreaking story captures a glimpse of that historical time and reveals how one man’s resilience and drive helped him start a garage door manufacturing company.

Which leading manufacturer are we talking about?

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The safety feature you need to know about

Safety Month

June is Garage Door Safety Month and this timely article from Greg Matias offers critical information that all installers should know.

Matias clearly outlines safety requirements for an operation that is becoming more commonly used to open and close garage doors.

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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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