Future Employees

This morning I heard that the unemployment rate was around four percent, which is about as low as I can ever remember it being. Earlier this week the Wall Street Journal reported that there is a shortage of workers in the Midwest. This week one of our employees provided a solution for our shortage of […]

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Business Kingdom Purpose

Business Focus Over the years our main focus has been to honor God by being good stewards of the resources He has provided. I learned this principle from two Christian business men, Bill Pollard and Dick Lauber, elders at a church I attended many years ago. Several years ago I began a Twitter Page expressing my […]

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Way to go, Jorie!

In an earlier blog we mentioned Jorie’s and Neal’s wedding. Neal is our warehouse manager and Jorie has helped here with personnel matters, including completing a company policy manual that had been started several years previously. She also helped to see that the orders got to their intended destinations. At the time she had just […]

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Garage Door Sections

Most garage doors consist of sections that are connected with hinges. The end hinges and fixtures have rollers to allow the door to roll up into the tracks. History of Garage Door Section Construction In the early decades of door construction most sections were made of wood. There were four main types. Wood Flush Sections […]

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Garage Door Training

“We help people fix their garage doors.” That was written on the first flier I printed back in 1980. My plan was to provide training for maintenance personnel to repair their commercial and industrial overhead type doors. This was for the bigger companies in Chicago such as Honeywell and Wrigley, the chewing gum company, but […]

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BarCol Doors

Those of us who have been in the business for a while remember the old BarCol doors. This name is short for Barber Coleman. The biggest difficulty we remember is accommodating the incompatibility of torsion hardware. While all the other door companies used 1″ shafts, the early shafts on BarCol doors doors had a 1 1/16″ […]

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