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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John E. Zoller and David H. Bowen comprise Zoller Consulting, Inc. of Wooster, Ohio. Zoller Consulting provides consultation of managerial effectiveness and financial performance of construction related businesses. They also offer customized seminars and training sessions. In addition, Zoller Consulting provides acquisition management, including finding buyers or sellers, locating funding sources, transaction structuring, and negotiating and organizing the transition to new ownership. Contact Zoller Consulting, Inc. at 330.262.8500 or John@ zollerconsultinginc.com. Garage Door Industry Productivity The most productive parts of the construction industry are manufacturers of high performance components. Indeed, capital intensive automated plants that produce doors, operators, windows, entry systems and related goods provide the otherwise unproductive construction industry with its best opportunities for profitability and strategic growth. Likewise, garage door and other pre-fabricated component installation is a far more productive job-site activity than labor intensive work such as framing, insulating and wiring. If more building processes could be componentized, and a greater quantity of construction activity standardized, construction industry productivity would improve. Why be Concerned About Productivity? Productivity is a critically important but not well understood economic metric. Essentially, economies grow and workers make more money when technology and business development expand so that each hour of labor produces more goods and services. In the long run, productivity provides the only pathway toward continually improving prosperity. The reason that incomes are greater and lifestyles improved from a century ago is that each hour of labor produces far more in goods and services. However, if productivity fails to continue upward, people in the future will be facing economic situations that are unimproved from the present. If construction productivity continues to lag the rest of the economy, the level of participation and the opportunities for growth and expansion will deteriorate. While other industries have adapted technology to streamline operations, reduced labor needs, and implemented automation to increase productivity, construction productivity has decreased since 1950. The situation need to be addressed. MANAGE MENT (continued from page 44) 46 International Door & Operator Industryâ„¢

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