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Torsion Spring Inside Diameter Converter

Friday, August 31st, 2018 at 1:53 pm by Dan Musick

There are a number of applications where a different inside diameter is needed. Our Torsion Spring Inside Diameter Converter page should help.

For example, older springs often have obsolete hardware or cones.

There are also times when shorter springs are needed to fit in a limited space as often occurs when installing longer life springs or high lift door springs.…

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Garage Door Hardware Kits

Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 5:17 pm by Dan Musick

Hardware kits are available for customers who build their own sections as well as for those who buy the sections already made. We’re starting to see iron garage doors imported from other countries. These are much heavier than is typical.

On our website, you’ll find all the parts needed for your door.…

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New: Wholesale Prices for Garage Door Dealers Only

Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 5:07 pm by Dan Musick

Now here!

Over the years we’ve had a lot of wholesale customers come into our shop to pick up parts. As a result we finally put together a list to better serve them.

Here is the link to our wholesale garage door parts prices.…

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Prices on the Rise

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 12:34 pm by Dan Musick

Due to the recent tariffs added to Chinese imports material prices across the board are rising. This is especially true in our industry.

Many garage door parts such as rollers are made only in China and, as a result, costs for these are directly increased.…

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FedEx and Walgreens Team Up

Friday, April 27th, 2018 at 5:19 pm by Dan Musick

In a recent bid to offer even more options and convenience to customers, FedEx has partnered with Walgreens to provide FedEx Ground and Express package pickup in every Walgreens nationwide. As an internet retail company, we are always quick to extend these benefits to our customers.…

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Future Employees

Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 4:36 pm by Dan Musick

This morning I heard that the unemployment rate was around four percent, which is about as low as I can ever remember it being. Earlier this week the Wall Street Journal reported that there is a shortage of workers in the Midwest.…

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Outside Sales Help Wanted

Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 5:56 pm by Dan Musick

Our business is expanding and we’re looking for someone to help with outside sales. Some travel is required.

For the qualified individual, we are offering $6,000 per month plus commissions after a minimum sales figure has been reached. The job involves contacting commercial and industrial accounts.…

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Sales Help Wanted

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 6:26 pm by Dan Musick

DDM Garage Doors in West Chicago, Illinois is growing, and we need someone to help customers in the United States and around the world get parts for their garage doors and dock equipment.

Job Description

  • Help customers get the parts they need via phone, email, fax and local purchases.


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How to Replace TorqueMaster One Springs

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 7:11 pm by Dan Musick

This week we posted our new TorqueMaster Spring Replacement video on YouTube.

This was created to use in conjunction with our written Wayne Dalton TorqueMaster Torsion Spring Replacement instructions with pictures and animated gifs.

It took a while, but I believe the quality was worth the wait.…

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New Products: Shaft and Strut Kits for New Shipping Restrictions

Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 6:33 pm by Dan Musick

In my January 19 blog, I explained the changes FedEx and UPS had made for shipping boxes that are over eight feet long. One inch of extra length would cost more than six times as much to ship.

Last week I showed a solution for shipping garage door seals to accommodate products that are over eight feet long.…

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