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Door Dealers Square Off
With EPA

EPA Delays RRP Certification On Nov. 8 in St. Louis, about 30 door dealers finally got a chance to look an EPA representative in the eye and tell them what dealers really think about the new lead paint requirements.

Door & Access Systems was there, and we give you a blow-by-blow description of the lively exchange between EPA and door dealers. Read on.

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Lead Paint: Two Views

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In December, EPA responded to new questions about garage doors posed by industry officials from DASMA and IDA. Based on this new input, the group has issued a one-page document that attempts to give helpful guidance to garage door dealers who struggle with the RRP rules. Read the new statement.

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How You Should Advertise
in 2012


Are you still pouring tens of thousands of dollars into Yellow Pages advertising? The cover story of our winter issue, which includes the results of our 2011 Door Dealer Advertising Methods survey, will make you think twice.

Read how door dealers across North America are scaling back their Yellow Pages ads, and see our five specific recommendations for advertising in 2012. Read on.

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New Cost vs. Value Report:
More Good News!


Remember last year’s big news from the 2010 Cost vs. Value Report?

Well, Remodeling magazine just released the new 2011 report in November. And a garage door replacement continues to generate one of the best returns on investment of all home remodeling projects.

This one report could help you sell lots of garage doors in 2012. Read on.

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More Changes, More Consolidation

PITABig News:

  • Jeld-Wen has backed out of the garage door business.
  • Genie is consolidating its manufacturing plants.
  • Janus has acquired U.S. Door.
  • Cornell’s parent company is purchasing Janus’s (non-sheet door) rolling steel business.

Read about these latest big changes to the door and access systems industry.

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The Typical Door Dealership Is Getting Smaller

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This is one of several findings of the just-released 2011 D&AS Readership Survey, completed by 427 professionals in our industry.

Our study also reveals an interesting profile of the typical dealer’s age, education, and much more. Read on.

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D&AS Insider is emailed quarterly to about 5,000 professionals in the door and access systems industry. Door & Access Systems newsmagazine is mailed quarterly to 20,000 industry professionals. Approximately 90 percent of our magazine readers are door and access systems dealers.

The magazine and this newsletter are published by the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), North America’s primary association of manufacturers of garage doors, rolling doors, door and gate operating devices, high performance doors, and related products.

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