IDA Directors Elected

The balloting for IDA directors concluded Thursday, March 12. Those elected were:

Region 4

Randy Schmitt
All Purpose Door Company, St. Louis, MO

Region 7

Keith Moore
Overhead Door Company of Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg, MS

Region 9

Chuck Colton (re-elected)
On Trac Garage Door Company, San Bernardino, CA

Industry Members

Paul McManus (re-elected)
Service Spring Corporation, Maumee, OH
Flossie Mohler (re-elected)
Miller Edge Inc., West Grove, PA
Bill Wahler (re-elected)
Sommer-USA, Inc., Chicago, IL
David Dawdy
Cornell Iron Works, Mountaintop, PA

IDA extends its gratitude to the following individuals for their willingness to serve the industry as a director, but were not elected:
Mathew Hendricks, Family Christian Doors, North Richland, TX
Joe Tosney, Magic Door Inc., Birmingham, AL
David Leesha, Overhead Door Co of Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
Steve Donohue, Great Garage Door Co, Blane, MN
Dan Hiller, Overhead Door Co of Kansas City, North Kansas City, MO
Ned Jones, ABC Docks LLC, Franklin, TN
Martin Gendreau, Garaga, Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada
Stephanie Garcia, Marantec America Corp, Chicago, IL
David Dubois, CHI Overhead Doors, Bailey, CO
Justin Evans, Clopay Building Products, Mason, OH

IDAExpo Remembrance Memorial Wall

Each year at IDAExpo the IDA recognizes association and industry members who have passed away. If you know a former employee, family member/co-worker in the door and access industry who has passed away during the previous year please take this chance to honor their memory.
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IDA Member Services ProgramAnnouncing the IDA Member Savings Program

Additional value can be added to your IDA Dealer/Industry membership through the new IDA Member Savings Program. The new program offers collective buying power through a 150,000 business Buying Group Alliance. Significant savings opportunities include Grainger Tools (19% average savings), ADP Payroll (25% average savings), Hewlett Packard, Office Max, Staples (20% average savings), and many more!
Click here to view a flyer for participation information.
Click here to visit the website.

New IDA Scholarship Foundation Website!

The IDA Scholarship Foundation has redesigned their website to be cleaner and easier to use. IDA Scholarships are available for all IDA dealer/industry members, their family, employees, and employee families. To learn more go to:

Wage & Hour Hot Line

IDA members often have questions pertaining to wage and hour issues. The U S Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division has published numerous fact sheets that address these issues. To learn more, go to

Additionally, check out the article, “Navigating the Fair Labor Standards Act: Understanding Federal Overtime Regulations” by Brian Schoolman. International Door & Operator Industry, Volume 47, Issue 4, 2014.

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UNLEASH THE KING!  IDA's 2014-2015 Membership Drive.

You could win a 2015 Harley-Davidson Road King!

Here's how you can win:
  • JOIN IDA - New members in the U.S. and Canada get a chance to win for every $100 of their membership.
  • RECRUIT A NEW MEMBER - Current members who recruit a new member (a company that has not been a member in the past 24 months) get a chance to win.
  • RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP - Renew your membership in 2015 for three (3) or five (5) years and get a chance to win.
Membership drive runs April 23, 2014 through April 11, 2015.

Drawing for the Harley is April 11 at the 2015 IDAExpo in Indianapolis.

Click here for complete sweepstakes rules.  Click here to join.


It has been reported that News 4 in San Antonio aired a story on its May 7th 10 pm news program pertaining to the garage door being an easy entryway into a house.  The reporter’s suggested solution was to use a zip-tie and cut off the emergency release rope and handle.

Similar news stories have appeared in other cities within the United States.

An IDA member in San Antonio crafted a written reply, and posted it on his company’s Facebook account.  In addition, he sent an email to the reporter explaining his position in detail.  In the San Antonio Dealer’s response, he stated, “…the solution presented is a very dangerous one because the emergency release on the garage door opener is designed to help save lives in case a child or pet is accidentally pinned underneath the garage door or also in case of emergency exit out of the garage.”

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Dealer FIT is an invaluable managerial tool that allows you to compare financial and managerial results of your dealership against the industry norm for dealers with similar sales volumes and similar types of sales activities.  Those who participate in the Dealer FIT Survey have all the statistics relating to garage door dealership’s financial and operating characteristics. Join today! It’s quick, easy and FREE to all IDA Dealer Members. In addition to our in depth spreadsheet analysis, the new Dealer FIT report now features many full color graphs and charts.  Click here for more information.

IDA on Living Dayton

Door Maintenance Tips…some valuable tips on steps you can take to enhance the operation of your garage door.



IDA has launched its very own mobile website.  Using a tablet or smart phone a user will be redirected from to the mobile site:  Users are given the option to view the full site by clicking “Full Site” at the bottom of every page.  Though the mobile site does not contain all information found on the full site, it does give the mobile user a quick understanding of the International Door Association.

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