International Door & Operator Industry

JUL-AUG 2013

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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Dura-Dock Loading Dock Lifts ™ The choice of smart customers... and smarter dealers Customers love Dura-Dock Loading Dock Lifts because of their galvanized base and legs, long trouble-free service life, and industry's best warranty — 2 years parts/labor, 10 years structural. Dealers love them because they arrive on site fully assembled ready to install with pre-wired power units and control panels, and because Southworth provides competitive pricing, fast quote turnaround, detailed architectural specs / CAD files and unmatched support before, during and after the sale. The Southworth Dock Lift Advantage • Seven standard models (many in stock) with capacities from 5,000 lbs. to 20,000 lbs. • Standard platform sizes up to 8' x 12' • Galvanized base/legs standard on 5,000 & 6,000 lb. lifts • Weatherproof NEMA4 control pendant with 20' cord • Diamond tread deck and bridge plate for improved traction • Biodegradable hydraulic fluid standard — Dura-Dock series Call 800.743.1000 for additional information or quotes. SouthworthProducts.com/do IndustryNews CDI Founding Father Passes John Swann, a founding father of the Canadian Door Institute passed away in London, Ontario, July 7, 2013, at age of 91. John was a strong supporter of the CDI through his career in the door industry. John was born and raised in England, a fight lieutenant for the Royal Air Force, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Financial Executives Institute. He entered the door industry as controller of Richards-Wilcox Canada, London, Ontario in 1958, rising to General Manager in 1970 then to President in 1973. During this time he also served as President of Standard Tube and TI in Woodstock, Ontario. John modernized the distribution of Richards-Wilcox products from seven coast to coast branches in Canada to a solid network of aggressive local dealers, thus increasing market penetration. He brought accountability to each product line by developing a strong team of product managers for the varied products. In the early 80's when the diffcult corporate decision was made to liquidate the 70 year old Richards-Wilcox, John did so with dignity and grace with full consideration for his people. This was no easy task considering the wide variety of products involved. Richards-Wilcox was at that time manufacturing a vast range of products from barn door track to aircraft hangar doors; from Serco dock levelers to Bilco roof hatches; from vertical acting doors of every type and size both spring and weight counterbalance systems; from powered overhead conveyor systems to giant overhead cranes and hoists as well as automotive stampings for the major automotive manufacturers. John made sure the torch for each division went to the person or group that would continue the RichardsWilcox tradition of quality. John Swann, we thank you for your many contributions to the door and access systems industry. You are a true pioneer and will be missed by your fellow doormen and women. V o l u m e 4 6 i s s u e 4 2 0 1 3 103

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