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Rolling doors 101

Rolling doors

When it comes to commercial overhead doors, installers have a choice. The ideal selection comes down to application, operating environment, and budget.

In this easy-to-read, comprehensive overview, the team at Alpine Overhead Doors demystifies the world of rolling doors. Discover anatomy, styles, applications, and how to select the best door for your next job.

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Battling “outsider syndrome” in a family business

Outsider Syndrome

Successful family businesses must balance the expectations of family employees while ensuring nonfamily workers feel equally valued. That is no easy task.

This fascinating article from award-winning journalist Phillip M. Perry explains how to grow your family enterprise while minimizing unhappy employees, dysfunctional teams, and unwanted turnover.

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Trailblazing engineer retires

Trailblazing Engineer

She began her career as a mechanical engineer and eventually became the “go to” source for regulatory compliance issues. She also paved the way for many in the engineering field.

Who can we thank for their 30 years of dedication and service?

Hint: She spent her entire industry career with one company – Chamberlain Group.

Find out more in this revealing tribute.

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Record-breaking numbers at AFA Fencetech

AFA Fencetech

AFA’s 2024 Fencetech/MetalFab trade show, held from Jan. 23-25 in Nashville, yielded a record-breaking number of attendees. AFA said that the event “will go down in history.”

How many attendees and exhibitors were at the show?

What educational and certification opportunities were offered?

Learn more in our AFA Fencetech in review.

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Remembering two impressive leaders

Two impressive leaders

Last August, our industry lost two leaders who dedicated their careers to door manufacturing. Both women led family-owned and operated companies, and both had big shoes to fill.

Learn how they each fiercely led and advanced their companies while creating long-lasting, influential careers.

Read their inspiring stories now.

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DASMA selects new program administrator

New program administrator

Last year, DASMA launched the Thermal Performance Verification Program (TPVP). The program marks a big step in moving the industry toward the use of U-factor rather than R-value.

Since the launch, many participants have joined, and a new administrator was selected.

Why the change? Who is the new administrator? Get answers.

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Meet DASMA’s new president

DASMA’s New President

In January, Michel Beaudoin became the new DASMA president. He is the director of Torque Force and Manaras-Opera and has served the industry for decades.

In this thought-provoking interview, Beaudoin shares his perspective on the industry and his vision for the association in the next two years.

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BBB highlights garage door repair scammers

AFA Fencetech

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a press release warning homeowners about the high number of garage door repair scams. The statistics were generated from the BBB Scam Tracker located on their website.

According to the BBB, the tracker has helped homeowners save millions by thwarting potential scammers.

Now, it’s our turn to help educate homeowners. Get details and consider sharing the scam tracker link on your company website.

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IDA Expo+ is around the corner

IDA Expo+

IDA Expo+ is being held on Apr. 23-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Register now to check out the latest products in the industry, attend relevant training sessions, get certified, and more.

All education and breakout sessions will be held at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel. The exhibits showcase will be the only activity held at the convention center.

View the schedule of events here.

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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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