Care to Share a Safety Tip?

Safety is critically important to all door dealers whether it impacts employees or consumers. In order to enhance safety awareness and opportunities for the readers of International Door & Operator Industry magazine, IDA wishes to publicize safety tips generated by door dealers for door dealers.

Many dealers have developed special safety programs and we'd like to share the best and most effective by featuring them in a future issue of the magazine.

If you would like to share something initiated by your company that works well, you're encouraged to provide details to IDA. To do so, simply send a description of your safety tip to: International Door & Operator Industry, PO Box 246, West Milton, OH 45383, or email to: If applicable, drawings and photographs are encouraged.

Be an IDA Director

In October, the association’s Nominating Committee will select individuals to be presented to the Board of Directors as director nominees for the 2016 election. Both Dealer Member and Industry Member directors will be considered.

In 2016, directors will be elected as follows:

  • Region 1 – Dealer
  • Region 2 – Dealer
  • Region 3 – Dealer 
  • Region 8 – Dealer
  • Industry Member – 2 Nominees
Region 1 = ME, VT, NH, MA CT, RI
Region 2 = NY, NJ, PA, DE, DC, MD
Region 3 = OH, KY, IN, MI, IL, TN, WV
Region 8 = NV, NM, WY, UT, AZ, CO

IDA members desiring to be considered as a director nominee should submit their name to IDA Managing Director, Chris Long ( on or before September 1. For additional information, click here: Serve as a Director.

IDAExpo 2015 Exhibitor Videos

Peruse videos from 27 different manufacturers showing off their new products and services that were displayed at IDAExpo 2015.
[Click here to view videos]

Congratulations to Shane Schauer!

Shane Schauer, Dakota Door Inc, Aberdeen, South Dakota, was the winner of the Harley Davidson Road King during the ‘Unleash the King’ membership sweepstakes drawing on Saturday, April 11 during the 2015 IDA Expo in Indianapolis. Shane joined IDA at the Expo in Las Vegas in 2013. Following is an excerpt from an email received from Shane.

"I had a great time on Friday picking out a Harley and it really was a wonderful experience. Here's a photo we took with the Manager, Gary, at the dealership. Thanks again for the bike of my dreams."
- Shane Schauer

IDA Member Services ProgramMember Savings Program Offers Huge Discounts

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.

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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.

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:

Congratulations 2014 IDA Scholarship Recipients

The 2014 IDA Scholarship recipients have been announced! Click here for a full listing.

IDA MOBILE SITE…Check it out!

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.


Introduced by Gary Lombard during the 2013 IDAExpo, a complete series of Tool Box Talks are now 
available to IDA members.  These Talks are an ideal addition to your safety program and are relevant to your specific business.  To view the Talks, click here. (You will be required to login).

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