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GDS technician pleads guilty to felonies


This garage door technician is now a convicted felon.

No, he didn’t snatch some tools from the garage. He didn’t sneak into the customer’s home and steal anything.

As he told us, he just did his job as he was trained to do it.

Our story includes compelling court testimony from his customers, the attorneys, the judge, and post-sentencing comments from the convicted felon himself. This story will have the industry talking for years.

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Technicians sue their own company

Class Action Lawsuit

Imagine your technicians banding together to sue you.

So far, more than 50 garage door technicians throughout the nation have joined this class action lawsuit against their own company.

Why did they do it? What do they want?

Before you conclude that you are immune from such a lawsuit, you need to read this story.

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Consumer alert videos:
Help has arrived!

Consumer Alert

If you’ve been frustrated about unscrupulous door dealers in your market, this story brings great news of significant help from the industry’s associations.

Read the details about the four new “Consumer Alert” videos, and be sure to link to these YouTube videos and post them on your website and social media. Consumers love to click on videos online, and these videos are free to you.

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High performance doors and when to spec them

High performance doors

If you aren’t now selling and installing high performance doors, you’re missing out on an excellent way to expand your business, broaden your expertise, and boost your profits.

This new article …

1. Identifies what separates high performance doors from traditional rolling steel door.
2. Tells you when to spec a high performance rolling door.
3. Explains the problems of selling a standard door when you should sell a high performance door.

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Two more manufacturers acquired by bigger manufacturers


Acquisitions continue, changing the dynamics in our industry.

Our latest issue contains reports of two more manufacturers that were recently purchased by two other well-known industry manufacturers.

Who purchased whom? Find out right here.

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North American garage doors vs. European garage doors

North American Doors vs. European

Residential garage doors in Europe are not the same as residential garage doors in North America.

How are they different? Do they have some good ideas for us?

And … which doors cost more?

The answers are here.

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