International Door & Operator Industry

NOV-DEC 2017

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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SafedoorPM is an award-winning soware program that helps door dealers sell, perform and manage commercial PM work. Learn more at: www.safedoorpm.com dock equipment Now including New! "SafedoorPM has been incredibly effective in helping us drive sales growth, improve margins, and operate more efficiently." Sandy Martin, MGM Automated Doors "The feedback from customers is great, and we've seen a large improvement in our own quality of workmanship and attention to detail. Rob Halladay, Lux Overhead Door SafedoorPM delivers the results you want. Brian J. Schoolman is an attorney with Safran Law Offices in Raleigh, NC. Safran Law Offices has focused on the Construction Industry for more than thirty years, and is proud to have worked with and supported IDA from its inception more than two decades ago. For more information, please contact Brian at bschoolman@ safranlaw.com, or visit us at www.safranlaw.com. Conclusion! IDA members have a built-in advantage in the industry because of the strong reputation behind the IDA brand. However, before trying to leverage that advantage by seeking work outside of one's home territory – and particularly before heading into disaster-affected areas – members should learn the rules and regulations for where they are planning to work. Members should also be aware that all of the business issues they are already dealing with, including shortages of labor and materials, are likely to be present if not worse in those hard-hit locales. In many instances, the best option may be to stay put rather than looking for temporarily greener pastures. The Associated General Contractors reported in September – immediately after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma – that Louisiana construction firms had so much work lined up in the near future that there was "little incentive" for either contractors or workers to leave the state to seek work in Texas or Florida. The same is likely true in those markets LEGAL&LEGISLATION "IDA members have a built-in advantage in the industry because of the strong reputation behind the IDA brand. However, before trying to leverage that advantage by seeking work outside of one's home territory – and particularly before heading into disaster-affected areas – members should learn the rules and regulations for where they are planning to work." around the country where residential and commercial construction is continuing its fast pace. As a closing note for those IDA members who do decide to try to take advantage of the boost to construction in Texas, Florida, or other areas hit by disaster, they should make sure to cover their business bases before they head in. Secure the required licenses in advance of arrival. Contact your insurer and determine whether there are special coverages needed. Bring your own materials and technicians, rather than expecting to be able to secure them locally. And be prepared with provisions, vehicles, and even living space, since some or all of those may be scarce where you are headed. Preparation is the surest way to avoid the most obvious risks of post-disaster disasters. Continued from page 12

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