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Wayne Dalton
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The Garage Door Industry You Never Knew

The First Complete History of the American Garage Door Industry

Our upcoming fall issue contains “The First Comprehensive History of the Garage Door Industry in North America.” You can view an advance copy of the entire 12-page chronicle here.

The fruits of 25 years of research, this industry-first history tracks more than 90 garage door manufacturers, marking all the key startups, mergers, acquisitions, and closings from 1921 to 2014.

Learn where we came from and where we’re going. You won’t find this information anywhere else.

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Garage Door History Trivia

Plant ClosedSince 2000, how many companies have ceased manufacturing garage doors?
a) 3
b) 4
c) 7
d) 10

During World War II, how many garage door manufacturers were producing garage doors in the U.S.?
a) 0
b) 2
c) 4
d) 6

Find the answers in our comprehensive history of the American garage door industry.

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Who Is This Man, and Why Did He Buy Martin Door?

Why Did He Buy Martin DoorThis man bought Martin Door in January, and in April, he decided to replace its president … with himself!

Why did he do it? What does he know about the garage door business? Who are the key players now involved with running the company?

We talked to him directly and got the answers.

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First-Ever Products Launched

Products Launched

Several manufacturers just introduced some head-turning new door products, such as the first ADA-compliant aluminum man door, a new aluminum high-speed rolling door, and some stunning new graphic design options for rolling doors and counter shutters.

Find out who introduced these doors.

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How Getting on Facebook Can Get You Sales

HouzzIs the social media revolution passing you by? In this first-hand account, read how one door dealer has reaped sales from being active on Facebook and other social media sites like Houzz.

Never heard of Houzz? Twenty million homeowners and home improvement professionals are already there, and many residential building products companies (like garage door dealers) are finding it to be a gold mine for high-end sales.

Read our latest sales tip story.

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Business Plans for Business Success

Business Plans for Business SuccessSome of the best door dealers have taken their business to the next level by developing a detailed business plan for their company.

But how do you do that?

Terry Lich has been working with garage door dealers for 30+ years, and he has helped dozens of dealers develop such business plans. In this special business-tip story, he reveals key aspects of an expert business plan and the key players who can help you improve your business.

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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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