International Door & Operator Industry

SEP-OCT 2018

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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INDUSTRYNEWS The Genie Company Lands Coveted Feature on "American Chopper" with Custom Genie Chopper Built by Paul Teutul, Jr. Designs The Genie Company, a manufacturer of garage door openers and accessories, was featured on the June 18 episode of the Discovery Channel's "American Chopper" with the national debut of the custom-built Genie Chopper. The commissioned bike was expertly crafted by Paul Teutul, Jr., owner of Paul Jr. Designs and co-star of the revived fan-favorite series. Teutul, a renowned designer and fabricator, designed the Genie chopper with iconic features exclusive to the Genie brand and incorporated those features as working components into the sleek, glossy look. The Genie Company team approached Paul Jr. last fall about creating a one-of-a-kind chopper that would reflect the American heritage of the company's more than 60 years in business. Concurrently, they wanted it to convey the company's innovative leadership in smart-connected, Wi-Fi enabled garage door openers. The team gave Paul Jr. brand standards to follow but left the final design completely up to him. By Q1 2018, the vision became a reality at the Paul Jr. Designs shop. Paul Jr. personally unveiled the bike in the Genie booth at the International Door Association's annual IDAExpo in April. The Genie team is proudly displaying the chopper at their headquarters in Mt. Hope, Ohio. To view the episode, visit and follow the instructions, or look for reruns on the Discovery Channel. Clopay ® Door Adds Style and Function to "The Family Handyman" Garage Makeover Project A new Clopay garage door set the stage for a family- friendly garage makeover featured in the September issue of "The Family Handyman" magazine. The editors transformed a typical two-car garage into an attractive, multi-functional space that can be used for parking, storage, a workshop, entertaining, and even a man cave. First, the team gave the home's curb appeal a significant boost by replacing the existing garage door with a stylish Clopay Coachman Collection carriage house door with windows. The original garage door didn't have windows so when it was closed, the garage was dark. The windows on the new Clopay door let in plenty of natural light so the garage feels bright and open, even when the door is shut. Comfort was another important consideration since the garage is going to be used for hobbies and a hangout. The editors selected Clopay's Intellicore ® polyurethane insulation to keep the space comfortable year-round. The three-layer insulated steel core strengthens the door so it's less likely to dent or ding. Additional content and how-to videos are available online at A Clopay door is featured in "The Family Handyman" Garage Makeover issue. 96 International Door & Operator Industry™

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