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Industry Loses Two Entrepreneurs

Loss of Two Entrepreneurs“Two pillars of our industry were toppled in the same week,” says a door industry veteran.

Each pillar had more than 40 years of entrepreneurial leadership in the garage door industry, and their companies sell to thousands of dealers throughout North America and internationally.

Several company presidents comment on the recent loss of Bob Schram and Bob Barnard. Read on

Two Installers Arrested After Fatal Gate Accident

ClippingsWhat happens in England when a six-year-old girl is killed in an automated gate accident? The two installers of the gate system were arrested on manslaughter charges. Manslaughter.

What happens when you charge too much for a spring job? Read another quick Clippings story about a stinging court judgment against a Memphis-area door dealer. Read on

Last Chance to
Promote the Tax Credit

Tax Credit

The U.S. government is now helping you sell doors by essentially paying 30 percent of the cost of a qualifying insulated garage door.

But the party ends soon. Very soon. Read on

Overhead Door:
Athens Goes to Pensacola

AthensOverhead Door opened its Athens, Ga., factory in 1965. Wayne-Dalton opened its Pensacola, Fla., factory in 1985.

Both companies recently decided to close these major factories, but Overhead is moving its Athens operations to Pensacola.

Confused? Read on

They're Building Fewer Homes!

New NumbersYou knew that. But do you realize how many fewer homes were built in 2009? Guess: Is it down by 29%? 49%? Or 69%?

We've got the latest official stats from the U.S. Census Bureau, including the changing numbers of homes with three-car garages. We've also got the new Better Business Bureau stats on complaints against garage door dealers. Read on

Sell the Garage Door and
the Entry Door

Clopay DoorThat's the idea behind Clopay's recent expansion of their entry door line.

Our New Products section tells you about the industry's latest new products: New garage doors, new door openers, new glass, and much more.
Read on

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