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 COVID 19 we are currently not offering training, neither in our West Chicago facility nor at customer locations. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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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Huge inventory of parts and torsion springs for same or next day shipping! Here you will find all you need in the most common sizes of 1 3/4," 2," 2 1/4," and 2 5/8" inside diameter springs. Please contact us for specialty springs such as TorqueMaster, EZ Set, self-Storage, and steel rolling door springs as many of these have been subject to supply chain shortages. Larger 3 3/4" and 6" inside diameter commercial and industrial springs may require a day or two to ship.

COVID update. No mask, no service! When picking up parts please wear a mask. We'll gladly provide one. Please honor the six foot social distancing rule. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Shipping times and costs have changed. Normal transit times are currently not guaranteed, even on next day and second day shipments. Shipping prices on items over eight feet have more than tripled.