In-House Training Seminars | DDM Garage Doors, Inc.

Training for Every Phase of Garage Door Repair

Dan Musick trained maintenance men at Yale Materials Handling in Green Bay, WI in the spring of 2009. Here Dan services the bottom section while explaining what extra steps would need to be taken to replace the bottom section.
Dan Musick trained maintenance men at Yale Materials Handling in Green Bay, WI in the spring of 2009. Here Dan services the bottom section while explaining what extra steps would need to be taken to replace the bottom section.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus training is currently limited to our West Chicago facility and to facilities within a 100 mile radius of West Chicago. We are currently not flying.

DDM Garage Doors, Inc. will come to your location and train your maintenance workers to fix your own overhead-type sectional garage doors. Labor rates run $400/hour with a minimum of eight hours, plus travel and lodging expenses. Hands-on training is for a maximum of four workers, but additional personnel may observe the sessions.

Here is a sample training schedule:

8:00am-12:00pm - Torsion Spring Replacement on large sectional overhead door, including spring winding and unwinding, counterbalance basics

12:30pm-4:30pm - Cable replacement, cable installation, roller replacement, track repairs, operator fundamentals and adjustments, special tools of the trade, preventive maintenance

Dock Leveler Training

Because of the variety of manufacturers and types of levelers we recommend training on location to address your specific training needs. About 18 manufacturers have produced three primary types of levelers: mechanical, hydraulic and air, along with edge of dock levelers. Before scheduling training we prefer to get information on the models and types of levelers you have. We also recommend a day of training for each type of leveler.

Now Available! Training at our West Chicago facility! Companies with only one or two men to train can now send them to us and save on the cost of garage door training. The cost is $1200.00 per man per minimum eight hour day. If there are two trainees on the same day, the cost is $1000 per man. For three the price is $900 per man, and for four the price is $800 per man. We provide lunch; your company provides travel and lodging.

In addition to seminar and travel costs a primary factor to consider is the difference in training. Training at our facility is broader and more generic; training at a customer's facility is specific to their unique applications. Because of space limitations dock leveler training is not available at our location.

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IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING LOCAL PICKUPS: DDM is considered a life-sustaining company because we are an internet retail company that provides essential products. Due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, however, we are changing our local order pickup policy at our West Chicago location. To pick up an order you will need to order first. The quickest way is to order in advance through our online shopping cart. There you can select the local pickup option. Or, you can call 630-293-1337 for assistance, to confirm availability of parts, and to place your order. Once ordered, your parts will be available for pickup in the lobby of our north side front entrance. Longer items will be picked up on the south side loading dock. Please honor the six foot social distancing rule. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate this challenge together. More information is available on our blog titled DDM Adjusts to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. In the same article you will also find documentation and an answer to the question: "Is a garage door repair company a life sustaining business?"