Announcing the NEW special Spanish Language Edition of International Door & Operator Industry Magazine

The International Door Association is pleased to announce the introduction of a new electronic, Spanish edition of International Door & Operator Industry magazine. The quarterly magazine will be circulated for the first time in March 2017.

According to the National Hispanic Construction Association, there are in excess of 23 million Latino workers over the age of 16 in the U. S. construction workforce. The Guardian reports that there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the U.S. plus 11.6 million more who are bilingual.  The publication will also be transmitted to thousands of door and gate distributor personnel in Mexico.

The magazine will include management and technical articles as well as timely information regarding activities and programs of the IDA and IDEA.  The first issue will feature coverage of the 2017 IDAExpo to be conducted in April 2017. A special section of the magazine will focus on Region 12 of the IDA which consists of Mexico. Appropriate news and product releases will also be featured.

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Remembrance Memorial Wall Submission

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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The IDA Board of Directors met on October 28 and voted unanimously to name the following IDA members as nominees for the 2017 election for directors:
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Region 2

Jeff Plyler
Plyler Enterprises, Inc.
McKean, PA

Michael Whitacre
Carl's Door Service
Baldwin, MD

Region 5

Linda Anderson
Coast Garage Door Company
Seaside, OR

Kimberly Prosser
Precision Door Service
Portland, OR

Region 6

Jeremiah Haulk
Georgia Door Corporation
Stockbridge, GA

Wesley Perry
Perry’s Overhead Doors
Salisbury, NC

Region 10

Colleen Mooney
Canadian Doormaster Electric, Ltd.
Burnby, BC Canada

Jennifer Juhlke (Incumbent)
Canadian Door Doctor & Construction Co. Ltd.
Niagara Falls, ON Canada

Region 12

Luis Miguel Aguilar Santos
Doors & Windows Los Cabos
San Jose Del Cabos, BCS, Mexico

Miguel Acosta (Incumbent)
D Acosta Puertas Automaticas
Queretaro, QRO, Mexico


Tim Matthews (Incumbent)
Overhead Door Corporation
Avon, IN

Stephanie Garcia
Marantec America Corporation
Chicago, IL

Dave DuBois
CHI Overhead Doors
Bailey, CO 

Olaf Grobe
ASO Safety Solutions
Rockaway, NJ

Election Timelines:

Nominees by Petition Submission Deadline – December 26, 2016
Ballots on Line for Voting – January 16, 2017
Balloting Deadline – February 20, 2017
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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!
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Tips for Consumers

We know that within most markets there are companies and individuals who prey on consumers, especially ones who are not fully aware of how to locate a professional. Unfortunately, this is true within our very own industry and profession.

One tool you can use in your area is communicating these tips on how to locate a professional door business. You should share these tips with your local media and also any local consumer advisor organizations, and highlight them in your showroom.

Here are 10, and you can probably think of even more:
  1. Does the business have a brick and mortar office in the community?
  2. Has the business provided you with names of satisfied customers?
  3. Have you checked with the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List or Chamber of Commerce?
  4. How long has the company been in business?
  5. Does the company carry required insurance; very important.
  6. Many companies are members of the International Door Association, these firms adhere to a strict Code of Business Practices – check it out
  7. Many companies are also accredited by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and use IDEA certified door technicians – check it out
  8. Does the company install products or repair them in compliance with local, state and federal codes?
  9. If you are requiring only repair or service work, make sure you obtain a firm estimate prior to authorizing the work. If the cost of repair or service seems extremely unreasonable, it probably is.
  10. Although it may seem unimportant, are the company vehicles clean and professionally signed? If required, do they include a contractor license number?
IDA has produced a brief video utilizing Ms. Ida that you could include on your website, and even feature in your showroom. The video is entitled “What to Look for When Selecting a Door Dealer”. Check it out by clicking here.

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:

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