New Automated Quoting Tool to Deliver Big Results for Distributors, Sales Reps

Posted on: October 9, 2017 | By: Total Door Systems | Support

Quoting Tool

Faster turnaround on quotations and a more efficient stream of data and production management is coming to Total Door’s distributor and sales rep portal with the introduction of an online “Configurator” tool, expected to go live towards the end of the first quarter of 2018. The tool, a customized iteration of Configure One’s CPQ software, will allow any Total Door distributor with an...

Meet John Pierre – Service Manager

Posted on: October 7, 2017 | By: Total Door Systems | People

John Pierre

John Pierre has been in manufacturing for more than 25 years. He knows a thing or two about how to make products to exacting standards without sacrificing quality and efficiency on the line. After more than seven years supervising final assembly at Total Door, John is taking his expertise to the classroom, training distributors and installers on how to properly install Total Door...

Calling for Submissions of Your Favorite Installations

Posted on: October 5, 2017 | By: Total Door Systems | Events

Door Awards Event

Was there an installation that “wowed” you and your team? Share it with us and we may feature you and the installation on an upcoming email or promotion! Send a photo (or photos) of your favorite installation and a few words about what made it stand out from the rest of the crowd to

Meet Gary Deter

Posted on: September 6, 2017 | By: Total Door Systems | People

Gary Deter

Gary Deter, the owner of Architectural Door Consultants, in Laguna Miguel, Calif., is helping to drive the western expansion of Total Door. As the company’s representative for Southern California, Arizona and southern Nevada, Gary has been a key force in identifying and signing on well-respected distributors in a vital part of the country. “Projects are booming on the west coast,” Gary says, adding...

Elevator Shaft Pressure Standard

Posted on: September 4, 2017 | By: Total Door Systems | News

The old axiom about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure holds true in an emerging issue regarding pressure parameters in our industry. The lack of a standard pressure parameter for doors that protect elevator shafts during a fire has meant that many doors are subject to as much as 30 – 40 pounds of pressure, an unsustainable amount for nearly any door. The problem presented itself during a recent project audit in California. Doors were slamming...

Mentoring Program Preps Next Generation Talent

Posted on: September 1, 2017 | By: Total Door Systems | Training

Mentoring Program

At Total Door Systems, we make no small – or short-term – plans. That thinking is what drove the creation of a mentoring program to help a newer generation of workers get the skills and mindset that they need to succeed. Mike Beels, a lean program manager for the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, is working with Total Door to provide one-on-one development programs...

Total Doors Stand up to the Test of Time

Posted on: July 11, 2017 | By: Total Door Systems | News


A hospital recommission project in Indiana is proving that Total Door Systems can withstand the test of time. Inspectors found that 40-year-old Total Doors were still completely functional when they assessed the North Clark Community Hospital in Charlestown, Ind. In a rare move, the hospital is being put back into service in August after a nine-year layoff to meet the needs of a...

Q & A with Jeanne Kitchen

Posted on: July 10, 2017 | By: Total Door Systems | People

Jeanne Kitchen

As Total Door’s Controller, Jeanne Kitchen is one of the leaders driving the company’s quest for product speed and continuous improvement. Recently, she discussed her roles at the company and what excites her about the future. Q: What projects excite you for the future? I’m responsible for all the computer systems that make the business run, such as parts ordering and inventory control;...

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