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50th anniversary for UL 325

50th anniversary for UL 325

50 years ago, UL 325 was released and published. Today, it continues to be the cornerstone of safety standards for the door, gate, and access industries.

Read this historical summary to learn how the industry-changing standard has evolved since 1973, and why it remains so important.

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Industry pioneer retires after 40 years

David Dawdy Retires

This veteran’s 40-year quest for knowledge led to a long and impressive career in the door industry. He retired on December 31, 2022, but we can all continue to learn from his incredible journey.

Read the story to see how one person utilized first-hand experience to help pioneer important changes in product development, training, fire safety, and more.

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DoorKing celebrates 75 years in the industry


As DoorKing embarks on its 75th anniversary year, it seemed like a perfect time to share their fascinating origin story.

In the D+AS interview, DoorKing President Tom Richmond details how the family-owned company grew, from building door openers out of a garage, to become a leading manufacturer in the access control industry.

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2023 Annual Meeting makes history

2023 Annual Meeting

DASMA’s Annual Meeting, held from Jan. 23-25 in Las Vegas, yielded a record-breaking number of attendees this year. Why was the event such as hit?

Get details on the committee meetings, the Fast Pitch event, and find out which companies won the Poster and Ad of the Year contests.

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Dial-up operating systems

Dial-up operating systems

Technical guru Roy Bardowell summarizes standard operating systems for commercial door operators in this easy-to-read article. Each operating mode uniquely affects how the operator functions, so it is essential to select the best option.

Find out which operating mode option works best for your application.

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Garage door repair gone right

Garage door repair

The garage door industry is known for negative stories about unsavory dealers, but is this an accurate representation of most dealers?

In this article, we present another, more optimistic experience. Learn how one customer’s story reflects a more hopeful depiction of dealers in the door industry.

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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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