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Tradeshow Tips

Posted on Feb 28, 2019

Tradeshow Tips

GarageWorks will be exhibiting at this year’s IDA Expo, so be sure to stop by our booth! As a part of our tradeshow preparation, we’d like to share a few tips and tricks we use before, during, and after our shows to maximize the experience. Before Make sure your booth is eye-catching, clean, and ready to ship Compile a selection of products to display at the show Figure out a way to manage contacts and data gathered at the show Gather any marketing materials you want to hand out at the show, such as brochures and business cards Create a video display to catch attention Promote your...

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Hurricane Season Garage Door Preparation

Posted on Aug 10, 2018

Hurricane Season Garage Door Preparation

Hurricane season is upon us. According to the National Weather Service, peak hurricane season for both Pacific and Atlantic coasts is between August and October. This year’s hurricane season is predicted to have typical activity, so it is still important your home is prepared. As always, safety is a concern during hurricanes, so be sure to stock up on household supplies including water and food to last at least three days. Other items to have on hand are batteries, flashlights, a first aid kit, cash, sleeping bags, pillows, chairs, blankets, etc. The Red Cross has a great Hurricane Safety...

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Increase Productivity in Your Garage Door Business

Posted on May 15, 2018

Increase Productivity in Your Garage Door Business

In your business, time is money. You might be exceptionally busy, but that might not equate to real economic growth or strength. According to IDA, productivity is measured as the quantity of goods and services created by the number of labor hours used to produce that output. So where does this put the garage door industry? The weakest productivity is the construction industry, where garage door installers and manufacturers are placed. You don’t want to be wasting time rescheduling appointments, overbooking your employees or manually entering items (and managing).  Check out some of our tips...

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Come Speak with Us at the 2018 IDAExpo in Booth 2443!

Posted on Mar 21, 2018

Come Speak with Us at the 2018 IDAExpo in Booth 2443!

Save the date for this year’s IDAExpo on April 25th through the 28th in Las Vegas. This will be another year of excellent educational sessions, amazing exhibits and of course plenty of networking opportunities. The educational sessions will be delivered by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation and will focus on sales, financing, personnel management and marketing. There will also be an extensive session for technicians. Make sure you pick out sessions that will help you and your business thrive. The exhibits will be full of new industry information, new products and will...

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GarageWorks Steel Opens New Distribution Facility in Indianapolis

Posted on Feb 14, 2018

GarageWorks Steel Opens New Distribution Facility in Indianapolis

To expand our capabilities across North America and to better serve our customers, we are excited to announce the grand opening of our Indianapolis distribution facility. This facility will supply our full product line to all of our Midwest and East Coast customers. What does this mean for customers? Competitive pricing Shorter lead times Local pickup options Direct shipping routes to all major cities in the Midwest and East Coast Feel free to reach out to us with any questions in the comment section...

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Prepare the Garage for Cold Weather!

Posted on Jan 2, 2018

Prepare the Garage for Cold Weather!

As leaders in the garage door industry, cold weather months mean preparing your customers’ garage doors for the brutal temperature swings so when spring comes around – you won’t be fixing problems that the winter months brought. Here are some tips to give your customers peace of mind during winter: Weather Stripping: Does your garage feel a little breezy? Walk around the garage and feel for any air that might be seeping through between the door, frame and ground areas. If you do feel air, either replace the stripping or fix it where you can to ensure a good seal as well as easy operation of...

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