International Door & Operator Industry

JAN-FEB 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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TECHNICAL The Long Road To Competence Eventually one will be required to troubleshoot a difficult operator issue and to be successful, you must be well prepared. ... by Roy Bardowell / 31 What's Up Dock? Edge of Dock Application & Installation EODs are efficient ways to 'bridge the gap' between the receiving dock and trailers serving the dock. ... by Ned Jones / 80 ASSOCIATIONNEWS 2018 IDAExpo ® Information The latest on the exiting IDAExpo 2018 in Las Vegas! ... / 50 Same Tragedy... New Generation Valeria Garcia's experience with the Mexico City earthquake of September 19, 2017. ... by Valeria Garcia / 82 The McAlear Group Makes an impact in Houston Volunteers from the McAlear Group (parent company of Service Spring Corp. and Draincables Direct) traveled to Houston, Texas to assist in cleanup efforts after hurricane Harvey. ... / 90 Don't Miss Out On These Top Ten Services The top 10 services IDA offers. As a member, or not, you should know about them. ... Roger Hoke / 92 Young Professionals Network Counting Down to the IDAExpo ® YPN plans two educational sessions. First a lecture about the working styles of Millennials, Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers. The second session will be a roundtable discussion. ... by Melissa Whitacre / 96 IDAssurance Automobile Insurance Rates - Up, Up & Away The automobile insurance market is certain to experience rate increases for 2018. ... by Andrew Stergiou / 98 IDEA News & Events IDEA Accreditations and Certifications... Growing At A Phenomenal Percentage Since 2012 through November 2017 the total percentage of IDEA certification programs has grown by 125%! ... by Joseph Chisholm / 102 C O N T E N T S INDUSTRYFOCUS President's Commentary: Why IDA? A simple question with different answers. Everyone gets a little something different from their experiences. ... by Ed Hermanns / 8 DEALERS'CORNER Plano Overhead Garage Door, Plano, Texas... Each time I meet with door dealers I discover why our industry is such a meaningful one. Meet the people who run Plano Overhead Garage Door in Texas. ... by Chris Long / 16 LEGAL&LEGISLATION Back to BASICS Steps to cover yourself Basic tips for IDA members from a legal perspective. ... by Brian J. Schoolman / 11 MANAGEMENT Be Vigilant! Prudent managers are always on the lookout for signs to alert them of any changes in business, both up and down. ... by John Zoller & David Bowen / 25 GARAGE DOOR ACTIVITY INDEX Construction and Economic Conditions Are Better Than Headlines Imply If your sense of well-being is driven by front-page news you feel significant anxiety. If your focus is business information you must feel mildly optimistic. ... by John Zoller & David Bowen / 42 Why Millennials Should Re-Think College The idea that a four-year college degree is the only path to worthwhile knowledge is insane. ... by Jim Mathis / 68 SALES&MARKETING 4 "Need to Know" Marketing Trends for 2018 How Web Marketing trends have changed this year, and how to prepare for the upcoming years. ... by Alain Parcan / 39 HIRING SECRET: Fish Where They're Biting Traditional ways of employment advertising no longer seem to work. ... by Dan Apple / 75 V O L U M E 5 1 I S S U E 1 F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 8 4 International Door & Operator Industry™

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