International Door & Operator Industry

NOV-DEC 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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Is there a particular install or service project of which you are most proud - and if so - why? I always take pride in my work. Some might say I spend a little too much time triple-checking things, but it's my way of doing it. To narrow down one install or service project would be difficult, but a particular reframe, freezer door and rolling steel door that come to mind. Also some barrier arms we did. Each job presented its own challenges: the reframe didn't have a square corner in the structure, the freezer door was exciting all around and the rolling steel door was a job where it all went well. Sometimes those are the most noteworthy. What is your favorite part of being a technician? There's fun to be had all the time. From meeting new people and the sense of accomplishment after a different or difficult install, to finding the 'needle in a haystack' when tracing out a bad wire, switch etc. What is the best personal benefit to becoming certified? It's gratifying to say you've passed the exams and to prove not only to yourself but to others that you meet or exceed the qualifications. ASSOCIATIONNEWS Continued from page 62 Has becoming certified led to opportunities in your career that otherwise wouldn't have happened? I've been afforded the opportunity to help with a seminar at this past IDAExpo. It was personally gratifying to help pass knowledge along to others and to step out of my comfort zone and still survive. What is a "trade secret" you wish you would have learned earlier? That there's more than one way to install a door: find what is easiest and safest for you. Also, take your own well-being into account. There is truth to personal protective equipment, whether it's for your vision, hearing or body. Accidents happen, so it's important to always be mindful. Long-term wear, such as loud sounds, can impact your hearing. And finally, don't be afraid to ask for help or information. What is the best personal benefit to becoming certified? It's gratifying to say you've passed the exams and to prove not only to yourself but to others that you meet or exceed the qualifications. V O L U M E 5 1 I S S U E 6 D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 65

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