International Door & Operator Industry

MAY-JUN 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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48 International Door & Operator Industry™ By Melissa Whitacre, YPN Advisory Council what ? s next The IDAExpo ® is Over... What Now? what ? s next The YPN Mission Statement is: "To build a community of young professionals within the IDA to aid in industry advancement through leadership and networking opportunities." All over the world there are opportunities to network and learn, but you must know where to look. If you are an IDA member and/or an IDA affiliate organization, or would simply like the opportunity to learn even more about our industry, take a trip and visit one of the events. • May 25, 2018- The Canadian Door Institute (CDI) annual trade show is in British Columbia, Canada. It will be held at the River Rock Casino in Richmond. IDA Region 10 Director and YPN Secretary Colleen Mooney .com) • June 1-2, 2018- The IDA is hosting another regional workshop at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Center in Denver, Colorado. From my experience in Philadelphia, it's worth the trip. With fantastic speakers and vendors, it's a great experience and a great opportunity to take and pass your IDEA accreditation and certification • June 14, 2018- The Michigan Door and Operator Dealers Association (MIDODA) will be holding its Classic Golf Tournament at Sheperd's Hollow Golf Course. • July 12-13, 2018- The Central States Door Dealer Association (CSDDA) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary at a Regional Meeting at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort in North The highlight of the year for the door and access systems industry is the IDAExpo ® - with opportunities to learn new things from experts in our field and others, seeing the newest, latest and greatest products and services available to make our jobs easier and safer, as well as to see and talk with like minds, spirits and friends from all over the world. However, the IDAExpo ® only lasts 4 days out of 365, so what now? • October 12-13, 2018- The California Operator and Door Association (CODA) is having its 2018 regional trade show at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, • November 8, 2018- The Michigan Door and Operator Dealers Association (MIDODA) is holding a Fall 2018 • September 12-13, 2019- Yes, 2019! The Professional Door Association of New England (PDA) is already planning ahead for its Trade Show at the MGM Casino in • March 12-16, 2019- Indianapolis, Indiana – This is the first year of the IDA/AFA Co-Located shows. The IDAExpo ® and FENCETECH will be there helping share the knowledge and improving our industry for the better. This list is always changing and growing, so take a look in the back of the magazine for the Organizations/Affiliates page. This gives you a list of the different groups to see who is in your region. To find out more information on these events send an email to the group for information or check out their web pages. The events are also listed on the IDA website (www. under the IDAExpo/Events tab. You can also follow the IDA and YPN on Facebook and other social media outlets to stay up-to-date on what is happening next. ASSOCIATIONNEWS

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