Danger: One-Dimensional Warehouse Door Providers

An area of your facility that generally gets very high usage would be your doors, whether it be overhead doors,rolling steel doors, fire doors, bug/screen doors, freezer/cooler doors, traffic doors or high speed doors. They get used relentlessly and most people don’t give them a second thought until there is a problem. Every facility is different and has specific needs as well as traffic patterns and equipment. Your door service provider should be able to talk to you about all of these different applications and help you make the best possible decisions for your specific needs. The correct application and installation will save both time and money, which we could all use a little more of.

Make sure your door service provider is not ‘One Dimensional’ and can only offer you very limited options simply because that’s what they have. Your service provider should be able to help guide you and understand the different compliance requirements such as AIB, FDA, USDA, TSA, Global Food Safety, OSHA. There are consequences to not meeting the requirements and down time that transfers directly to your bottom line. Doors play a large role in compliance.

Don’t get caught with an issue where a door won’t close on Friday afternoon when everyone has plans to head up north or at a minimum be done with work at a reasonable hour. Service and upgrades to existing doors are as critical as the door application itself. Make sure your service provider is truly an expert and can help you with all of your doors from this perspective as well.

At Dock and Door Tec, we work with all these types of doors on a daily basis in a vast array of commercial/industrial environments. Whether you have questions or are looking for options feel free to give us a call, we are here to help!

Brett Korinek
Dock & Door Tec Account Manager

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