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.

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.


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.

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]

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:


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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