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Case Histories

Wisconsin ‘Cloudkisser’ hangar a luxurious home for Citation jet
FAIRFAX, Minn., June 4, 2024 – The Citation jet, named Cloudkisser II, is as clean and slick as the new 100-foot by 100-foot hangar where it resides at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville, Wis. Owned by Gary and Sondra Bertrand of Ataraxis Holdings LLC, the hangar is equipped with a remote opening 80-foot by 22-foot liftstrap/autolatch bifold door wind-rated at 115 mph. Inside the hangar is a 25-foot by 55 square foot pilot and tenant office, a main central TV lounge, galley, restrooms and storage and utility rooms, with a mezzanine overlooking it all.  View Complete Article

Barrel & Bushel restaurant opens up to outside patrons with bifold doors from Schweiss Doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., March 8, 2024 – When Barrel & Bushel, a new beer-centric restaurant at Tysons Corner, Va., says, “Handcrafted Just for You,” the reference is to more than the location, extensive menu and beverage list. It includes the upscale surroundings in which you can enjoy a place to relax and visit. Barrel & Bushel is located in the heart of business district on the Tysons Corner Center Plaza at the newly build Hyatt Regency Hotel. The restaurant is very attractive with a classy barn/picnic feel and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, into the late evening.  View Complete Article

Gated aviation community in Texas installs hydraulic doors from Schweiss Door
FAIRFAX, Minn., January 4, 2024 – The concept of airparks isn’t anything new. They are all over the world. Aero Country East in the North Dallas Metroplex has taken the concept to another level, offering high-quality country club-type amenities and a maintenance-free aviation lifestyle community. According to Aero Country East developer and pilot, Mike Shell, Texas may be an exception. It has very few aviation lifestyle communities and probably none offer the first-class appeal of Aero Country East, which was designed for pilots by pilots. View Complete Article

Big 70-foot hydraulic door opens Tennessee jet hangar
FAIRFAX, Minn., December 12, 2023 – With nine locations in Tennessee and Mississippi, Dr. Ron Bingham has an interesting business model requiring aircraft from his hangar in Jackson, Tenn., to visit his satellite clinics in rural areas. His hangar has a 70-foot by 16-foot Schweiss Doors hydraulic door equipped with remote openers. He keeps a CJ1 and a Cirrus SR22 in the 90-foot by 70-foot new construction hangar, built by S & G Stephens Construction of Paris, Tenn. The hangar is located at McKeller-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson.  View Complete Article

Hydraulic door from Schweiss Doors provides headroom for car lift
FAIRFAX, Minn., November 2, 2023 – The Internet is an amazing marketing and informational tool. It was just what Dr. Frank Bacque, a urologist in Lafayette, La., went to when he needed a different style door for his new garage. The roll-up doors he had on his other garages wouldn’t work because they would take up too much inside ceiling room for him to install an American-made “Backyard Buddy” car lift inside. “We searched the U.S. Internet and with the Schweiss Doors information, we made a decision,” Bacque says. “Schweiss Door Company is the most professional organization I have dealt with in all my years and I would absolutely recommend his door solutions to anyone with no reservations.” View Complete Article

Innovative Schweiss Doors lift gives versatility to ‘The Paw’
FAIRFAX, Minn., October 4, 2023 – Contemplate this description of a popular facility in Mankato, Minn.: Daycare, rehabilitation, grooming spa, spacious suites with in-floor heat, raised beds, exercise program, pool, reservations required, therapeutic laser class treatments, post operative care, hydrotherapy, kindergarten, parties and social activities. Leads you to think that you might be visiting a five-star resort, doesn't it? Well in a manner of speaking, you are partially correct, although this resort is exclusively frequented by dogs and cats. View Complete Article

​SEI Construction goes big with three Schweiss Doors bifold hangar doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., September 6, 2023 – There’s a saying – Go big, or go home. SEI Construction of Morristown, Tenn., decided to go BIG with three large Schweiss Doors bifold hangar doors where they store aircraft at Morristown Regional Airport. The largest of the three bifold liftstrap doors measures 80 feet wide and 28 feet tall. Two others measure 60 feet wide and 24 feet tall.  View Complete Article

West Coast Self-Storage bifold doors enable developer to meet code requirements, save money
FAIRFAX, Minn., August 8, 2023 – Drew Bowlds, owner of Bowlds Construction and four self-storage sites in the state of Washington, was hit by a brainstorm while visiting his airplane hangar at the Tacoma Narrows Airport. He was in the process of permitting a new self-storage facility located in the Dupont, Wash., downtown business district. Because of the location and design requirements, the city wouldn’t let him surround it with a fence, which would commonly be erected for storage facilities.  View Complete Article

Doc B’s Kitchen compares Schweiss designer door to 'driving a convertible'
FAIRFAX, Minn., July 6, 2023 – Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen in Chicago was established to become an extension of your own kitchen. It’s a place where you can come and grab something quick and healthy off an extensive menu, stay for a productive business meeting or gather with friends and family. By using fresh and mindful ingredients, Doc B’s helps customers maintain a balanced lifestyle. Partnering with local, Midwest and national farmers, as well as trusted purveyors, allows Doc B’s to deliver the best menu possible. Two local vendors are Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits and McClug Farms, a local seasonal producer.  View Complete Article

Ten designer bifold doors from Schweiss Doors go on elaborate Brooklyn project
FAIRFAX, Minn., June 13, 2023 – Work is completed on an elaborate project to transform the former home of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Watchtower district into a sleek office/retail and high-tech campus complex renamed Dumbo Heights. Anchored at the nexus of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle and a thriving art district, Dumbo Heights is poised to become the area’s most sought after destination.  View Complete Article

Beautiful new automotive/farm shop highlighted by a Schweiss Doors bifold door
FAIRFAX, Minn., March 2, 2023 – Craig Beranek knew from years of witnessing doors from Schweiss Doors in action, that someday, he would be ordering one. Beranek built a new cold storage building with an additional connected shop at his rural Lafayette, Minn., home. His 18-foot by 16-foot bifold liftstrap door features a pair of 4-foot by 3-foot windows, an automatic strap latch system, remote opener and Schweiss interlocking insulation that gives the door a nice clean look from the inside.  View Complete Article

Oregon helicopter hangar features 40-foot bifold liftstrap door from Schweiss Doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., February 1, 2023 – The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is responsible for more than 15,000 miles of electrical lines and 300 substations. BPA employees, headquartered at the new operations hangar at the Redmond (Oregon) Airport, are charged with inspecting those lines. At least three times a year, crews in one of two Bell 407 helicopters patrol and inspect the company’s power lines, looking for damage to cables, insulators and towers. The new 5,500-square-foot hangar is a pre-manufactured Varco Pruden building delivered by Advanced Steel. It was erected by David Tacy Construction Inc., of Bend, Ore. Start to finish, the project, including a time-consuming site excavation, took about six months. The hangar features a whisper-quiet bifold liftstrap door from Schweiss Doors, measuring 40 feet, 4 inches wide by 20 feet high. View Complete Article

50-foot Schweiss Doors bifold opens up South Carolina hangar
FAIRFAX, Minn., January 10, 2023 – Some people golf, some people fish or find other ways to spend their leisure time. A lot of pilots look forward to getting to their hangar and taking to the sky in their own personal planes. Such is the case with Nick Cwian, a pilot with American Airlines. Cwian has been flying professionally for 34 years and 40 years overall. He managed a glider operation for a summer prior to airline flying in 1987 and is now captain on a 737 based out of Miami that takes him on international routes to the Caribbean Islands and Latin America. View Complete Article

Fast Fab erects CAID Industries’ Mid-West structure of the year complete with Schweiss Doors crane doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., December 8, 2022 – CAID Industries called on Fast Fab Erectors Inc. to do the design and building work for the new Tucson, Ariz., facility, featuring metal products from Mid-West Steel Building Company. CAID’s 54,800-square-foot structure is modular rigid frame, 160 feet by 240 feet, with a 40-foot eave height. Since it is located in an air corridor at Tucson International Airport, the peak height is restricted. Designers used a ½:12 roof slope to obtain the maximum eave height possible, given the restraints. Ultra Dek was used for the roofing, while endwall and sidewall panels are Shadowrib.  View Complete Article

Busy Minnesota farmstead has five Schweiss bifold doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., November 3, 2022 – Brian and Bruce Frank have five Schweiss Doors bifold doors in use on their two farms near Olivia and Bird Island, Minn., and they couldn’t be happier with any other style of door on the market. The Franks’ farm is 1,600 acres, growing corn, soybeans, sugar beets, sweetcorn, peas, navy beans and some wheat. The Franks also perform some custom sugar beet harvesting for area farmers.  View Complete Article

Hangar with Schweiss Doors bifold door has look of Texas flare
FAIRFAX, Minn., October 6, 2022 – Who needs Europe? Fredericksburg, Texas, in the Hill Country west of Austin and north of San Antonio, might be the next best thing to crossing the Atlantic. The region is lush, colorful and, unlike much of the pancake-flat state, dotted with beautiful green hills that are evocative of Tuscany or the south of France. Towns like Fredericksburg offer a taste of the Old World, with German-style biergartens, schnitzelhauser and a lot of wineries. That may have been the exact thoughts of Bill Lucy, who recently chose to move to Fredericksburg from Horseshoe Bay, Texas, to build his new home after he built a hangar and an adjacent 1,600-foot grass runway. Lucy said he made his decision to purchase a Schweiss bifold liftstrap door after reading a story on the Schweiss Doors website, about old-timer pilot Gene Fuchs of Morgan, Minn., who owns three Schweiss doors.  View Complete Article

Upscale Alaskan hangar features bifold and hydraulic doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., September 9, 2022 – FAIRFAX, Minn., September 9, 2022 – Jim St. George started St. George Construction in 1991, in the northwestern Alaskan village of Kotzebue. Within five years, St. George Construction significantly expanded its services, changed its name to STG Incorporated and moved central operations to Anchorage.  View Complete Article

Microburst damage leads Chandler Aviation to replace door with a Schweiss bifold liftstrap door
FAIRFAX, Minn., August 2, 2022 – As thunderstorms roll across the Arizona landscape, an incredible microburst came crashing down from the sky in a blast of rain, hail and wind, causing extensive damage to the Chandler Aviation building. The damage resulted in the need for a new bifold hangar door and revamping of the building from the roof down.  View Complete Article

Canadian recycling and waste center focuses on customer convenience utilizing Schweiss bifold liftstrap door
FAIRFAX, Minn., July 6, 2022 – The new Surrey Recycling and Waste Center in British Columbia opens its Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap door to the public for easy disposal, recycling and waste products. Metro Vancouver purchased the 4.3-acre site from the City of Surrey following a rezoning and development permit application process. The new recycling and waste center is open seven days a week, 363 days a year as a convenient drop-off location for residents and businesses and will reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by shortening travel distances.  View Complete Article

Beautiful Saskatchewan hangar renovation accentuated by Schweiss Doors hydraulic doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., June 2, 2022 – Curtis Lemieux is at the helm of his successful family-owned and operated business of Econo Lumber and Econo Timber Mart in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Econo Lumber and Econo Timber are one-stop locations for a wide array of building and home improvement project needs. They carry a wide variety of quality and economical building supplies, power tools and home renovation products. Since 1971, the business has undergone three major expansions, growing from the original 1,130 square feet to today’s 40,000 square feet on 10 acres.  View Complete Article

Oregon museum has hot wheels and flying machines
FAIRFAX, Minn., May 4, 2022 – Every day at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River, Ore., is a new adventure. The museum collection is housed in more than 3.5 acres of its indoor hangar facility. For the enthusiast, a day can be too short to see hundreds of cars, planes, motorcycles, military vehicles and more. Part of the museum’s most recent hangar expansion includes a Schweiss Doors 65-foot by 22-foot bifold liftstrap automatic latching door being used on an outside storage building for overflow items. In the main museum complex, they have three other Schweiss bifold doors.  View Complete Article

​​Architect, homeowner look to Schweiss Doors for unique hydraulic T-Top boat designer garage door
FAIRFAX, Minn., April 5, 2022 – The town of James Island is a beautiful, unique island in South Carolina with a rich history. Nestled amongst the deep blue waters of the Charleston Harbor and the meandering Stono and Folly Rivers, James Island boasts scenic march views and a plethora of majestic trees. Once covered in farmland, James Island is now primarily a residential community that has somehow managed to protect that small-town feel its residents and visitors know and enjoy. One of the residents, Jay Stewart, works an interesting job as a harbor pilot. He’s escorted in a 75-foot pilot boat to climb rope ladders to board larger ships offshore which he then navigates in and out of Charleston Harbor. During the construction of his new home, Stewart, with the help of Michael Spivey and his talented architectural team in Charleston, came up with an idea, with later assistance from Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

​Retired airline pilot sold on safety of Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., March 2, 2022 – Ray Cook is a retired American Airlines pilot of 40 years, who now winters in Lake Placid, Fla., and spends his summer days at his home in Spring Grove, Ill. He has Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap doors on hangars at both locations.  View Complete Article

Alaska couple lives a pilot’s dream at hangar home in Palmer
FAIRFAX, Minn., February 3, 2022 – Andrew and Carri Ann Mueller of Palmer, Alaska, live in a “pilot’s dream” home that gives them a spectacular view Pioneer Peak, where they can taxi their 1973 Citabria 7GCBC or 1966 PA-18 Super Cub right to their hangar. Andrew is a lucky man. His wife, Carri Ann, is the family pilot. She earned her wings about seven years ago. Andy enjoys being along for the ride that often takes him on hunting and fishing trips or just on flightseeing excursions with neighborhood pilots and friends. Their 50-foot by 50-foot hangar, built by Ron Kuzina Builders of Wasilla, Alaska, is located adjacent to the home and comes equipped with a 44-foot by 14-foot, 6-inch Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap door, complete with remote opener and automatic latching system.  View Complete Article

Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum takes you back in time to the escapades of a famous female pilot
FAIRFAX, Minn., January 4, 2022 – Visiting the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum and her nearby birthplace home museum in Atchison, Kan., provides the opportunity to go back in time when the most famous female pilot, who some would argue was more acclaimed than Charles Lindberg, began her dreams to take to the sky. The star attraction of the hangar museum is the last surviving Lockheed Electra 10-E airplane, one of only 14 ever made.  View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors bifold door opens to performance center at high-tech Utah student complex
FAIRFAX, Minn., December 7, 2021 – One of the first things you may ask yourself when you hear about the Spy Hop Productions building at Salt Lake City, is “What is Spy Hop?” Sounds like something out of a James Bond 007 movie! Actually, the meaning of Spy Hop is a vertical half-rise out of the water performed by a whale in order to look ahead, tune in or view the surroundings. It could also be a springing bounce in tall grasses performed by land mammals, such as foxes and wolves, to view the surroundings. View Complete Article

Ornate bifold designer doors from Schweiss Doors are focal point to entrance of Seattle Passive House luxury apartments
FAIRFAX, Minn., November 4, 2021 – Architects, visionaries and artisans converged to create a one-of-a-kind building targeting Passive House Certification on Solis Luxury Apartments. The new project is named “Solis,” which is Latin for sun. All this is sculpting a new era in Seattle that aims to achieve better air quality and up to a 70 percent energy reduction for heating and cooling needs. Schweiss Doors played a part in this with its inclusion of two 12-foot, 10-inch by 15-foot, 7-inch custom made decorator designer bifold doors. The bifold liftstrap doors have top-drive motors, an automatic latch system and door base safety edge construction.  View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors designer doors open chic Florida restaurant
FAIRFAX, Minn., October 5, 2021 – PLANTA, a new vegan high-scale restaurant in West Palm Beach, Fla., led by international celebrated Chef David Lee and acclaimed restaurateur Steven Salm, opened in the spring of 2021. Known for its chic and sophisticated interiors, the eatery offers an elevated dining experience with an innovative 100-percent plant-based menu that promotes environmental sustainability. The West Palm Beach location followed PLANTA’s already-established and successful locations in Toronto, Chicago and Miami. Forthcoming opened are planned for New York and Bethesda, Md. The newest PLANTA restaurant, with seating for 200, has three Schweiss Doors bifold glass designer doors that open to additional outdoor seating and another that serves as its very first outdoor bar, using a Schweiss bar top outside serving window. View Complete Article

Oregon kit plane owner pleased with 12-year-old Schweiss Doors bifold door
FAIRFAX, Minn., September 2, 2021 – The owners of either a bifold or hydraulic door from Schweiss Doors often call or email the company years after a purchase to share accolades on their doors. Such was the case recently, with Ron Sterba, a retired telephone company employee from Salem, Ore., who passed on a “Hats Off” in his recent email praising Schweiss Doors for the many years of carefree operation he’s had with his bifold liftstrap door.  View Complete Article

Fighting Illini look to Schweiss Doors for new Memorial Stadium Performance Center bifold doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., August 3, 2021 – When the University of Illinois decided to continue with its ongoing renovation projects to include a new Memorial Stadium Performance Center, the school looked to Schweiss Doors to supply bifold designer doors for the upper floor.  View Complete Article

Community College with Schweiss bifold doors earns LEED Gold certification
FAIRFAX, Minn., July 6, 2021 – As part of its 2010 Master Plan Update, Metropolitan Community College (MCC) began to strategically create centers of specialization at various locations in order to reduce facility redundancy and improve the effectiveness of its delivery of education to the community. The Master Plan Update called for three separate buildings and integrated landscape on the historic Fort Omaha Campus in Omaha, Neb.  A new building at the MCC has become a versatile research, development and training resource for students and industry. Designed by BNIM Architects, the 65,000-square-foot Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology (CAET) includes a virtual-reality lab, 3-D printing, laser cutter, plasma-cutting technology and a high-bay space for such endeavors as prototyping new equipment. The contemporary steel structure, clad with white precast concrete panels on the east and west, opens onto a two-story high-bay volume called Innovation Central with glazed Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap garage doors.  View Complete Article

Santa Monica luxury home glass bifold door opens to ocean view
FAIRFAX, Minn., June 2, 2021 – Some of the nicest homes you’ll ever see are located along the coastline of California. Los Angeles Construction and Development has been instrumental in building these homes, some of which contain Schweiss Doors hydraulic and bifold liftstrap designer doors.  View Complete Article

Schweiss hydraulic door for The Hangar at 743 is home to Warbird Factory
FAIRFAX, Minn., May 4, 2021 – David Prescott is passionate about preserving and maintaining the heritage and history of World War II aircraft, as well as honoring our heroes and veterans. Prescott is founder of the Prescott Foundation and CEO of The Hangar at 743, home of the Wardbird Factory in Latham, N.Y. By ensuring these aircraft continue to fly safely for years to come, his living museum provides opportunities to educate and inspire all who experience his collection.  View Complete Article

Colorfully clad hydraulic designer door shines through Colorado office
FAIRFAX, Minn., March 31, 2021 – There’s no hiding the Schweiss Doors hydraulic designer door recently installed in an extensive Boulder, Colo., commercial remodel project; the radiant multi-colored glass exterior cladding on it certainly gives it a one-of-a-kind appearance.  View Complete Article

California Emergency Operations Center opts for Schweiss hydraulic door as part of LEED Gold design
FAIRFAX, Minn., March 2, 2020 – When officials went into the design phase for building the new Contra Costa County Public Safety Building & Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Martinez, Calif., the decision was made to look to Schweiss Doors for one of the hydraulic designer doors.  View Complete Article

British Columbia hangar matches beauty of nearby Kootenays
FAIRFAX, Minn., February 2, 2020 – Dr. Robert McLeod of Creston, British Columbia, should be pretty proud of his new 44-foot by 30-foot hangar. It features a beautifully designed exterior, highlighted with Douglas Fir log posts and beams and three large 3-foot by 6-foot Douglas Fir accented windows to retain a nice view outside and bring natural light into the hangar. The hangar, with a grass landing strip located adjacent to his home, has a 42-foot, 6-inch by 12-foot, 6-inch Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap door. View Complete Article

Initiative to develop premier aircraft care products leads to new hangar with 115-foot hydraulic Schweiss door
FAIRFAX, Minn., December 23, 2020 – Body shop work is in John Mosley’s blood. From the time he was 15, he’d been painting cars at his dad’s Clinton, Miss., body shop. He was born into a family that did autobody repair – his dad was a body man before he was born until the day he died. A love of painting and a passion for quality refinish work sparked Mosley’s interest in founding and producing his own better line of ceramic coatings and sealants. He had used just about every product out there, but wanted a shinier, stronger and longer-lasting solution. He came up with an extensive line now known as John’s 360° Coatings.  View Complete Article

Life Flight Network gets 70-foot bifold door for new emergency response hangar
FAIRFAX, Minn., December 3, 2020 – Using state-of-the-art aircraft operated by highly skilled medical and aviation professionals, Life Flight Network (LFN) provides life-saving transport to seriously ill or injured patients from the scene of an emergency or from one hospital to another. LFN is the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical service and has provided residents across the Northwest and Intermountain West with the finest air medical transport for nearly four decades.  View Complete Article

Connecticut High School has multi-use bifold stage and amphitheater door
FAIRFAX, Minn., November 3, 2020 – Built at a cost of $107 million, the new Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport, Conn., was completed in the fall of 2017 and serves more than 1,000 students, grades 9-12. It’s a four-story, 207,000 square foot structure with a curved façade to remind some of the hull of a ship stretching from stem to stern. Its auditorium at the south side of the school has a retractable, hangar-like bifold door that allows the stage to double as an amphitheater and to share it for indoor and outdoor performances. Schweiss Doors provided a 34-foot, 8-inch by 20-foot bifold liftstrap door with galvanized wind and side rails, a top-drive motor, electric photo eye sensors and door base safety edge and black liftstraps.  View Complete Article

Bobby Hotel in Nashville features a 1956 rooftop bus with hydraulic doors from Schweiss
FAIRFAX, Minn., October 6, 2020 – Bobby Hotel, a new lifestyle boutique hotel located just a few boot-clad steps from Nashville’s historic downtown haunts, opened in grand style. An eventful highlight of the opening was the hoisting of a 1956 Greyhound Scenicruiser bus, 10 stories up, to the rooftop of the Bobby Hotel. The bus features two hydraulic doors from Schweiss Doors, one on the side and the other at the rear, creating a rooftop haven for customers at the Rooftop Lounge.  View Complete Article

Bay area pharmaceutical company has bifold designer doors from Schweiss Doors on new building
FAIRFAX, Minn., September 2, 2020 – Genentech’s major pharmaceutical company campus in South San Francisco has multiple buildings that house an advanced research center and various business functions where the company manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products. The newest, Building 40, incorporated the use of three Schweiss Bifold Designer Doors for its indoor and outdoor dining areas.  View Complete Article

Michigan hydraulic hangar door is more of a hangar mancave wall
FAIRFAX, Minn., August 4, 2020 – Gary Huffman lives in southern Michigan, about 60 miles from the state capitol of Lansing. He likes to kid people when they come inside his hangar “mancave” asking him where the hangar door is. He tells them he takes the wings off his plane and brings it in through the window! Except for the telltale red hydraulic cylinders on each side of the closed door, it really isn’t very easy to tell where the hangar door is. When you look at the door, it closely resembles another white pine wall decorated with deer antlers, maps and photos. Huffman has a 43-foot, 7-inch by 11-foot, 1-inch custom-made Schweiss hydraulic door on his hangar; the hydraulic pump is hidden away in a white pine box he constructed to conceal it.  View Complete Article

Mercedes-Benz and Schweiss Doors travel same route of class and quality
FAIRFAX, Minn., July 7, 2020 – When you think of top-quality car lines, Mercedes-Benz is one of the first that comes to mind. When you think of top quality in bifold and hydraulic doors, it’s a big ditto for Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

Where’s the Garage?
Texas homeowner’s bifold garage door is hidden beneath matching siding
FAIRFAX, Minn., June 3, 2020 – Now you see it. Now you don’t.
A vanishing garage door is what Wayne Braun wanted and the Houston homeowner is more than satisfied with his 21-foot by 10-foot bifold liftstrap door from Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

Internet search, research leads Austrian contractor to tour of Schweiss Doors factory
Visit leads to purchase of five custom bifold doors for private hangar
FAIRFAX, Minn., May 1, 2020 – You can find anything on the Internet. So, when it was time to find a manufacturer that could provide five bifold doors for a private hangar project at the Weiner Neustadt East Airport near Vienna, Austria, Robert Kudrna scoured the Internet and found Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

Oregon corporate hangar constructed with ‘tall’ Schweiss hydraulic door in mind
FAIRFAX, Minn., April 2, 2020 – A beautiful new Varco Pruden corporate jet hangar, built by Ordell Construction for Lanz Cabinets of Eugene, Ore., features a 76-foot wide by 23-1/2-foot tall hydraulic door from Schweiss Doors. The 9,288-square-foot hangar houses several offices, kitchen, meeting room and fireplace lounge.  View Complete Article

Living room of modernistic Venice, Calif. home has designer hydraulic door from Schweiss Doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., March 3, 2020 – Venice, Calif., is a buzzing beach town with upscale and residential pockets. Not far from the free-spirited Venice Boardwalk, Muscle Beach, funky shops, stylish boutiques and foodie hotspots, is a quaint, new-construction modernistic home designed by lead architect Matthew Royce. This envy-inducing split-level rental home, owned by Royce, is equipped with a custom-made Schweiss one-piece hydraulic designer door with electric photo eye sensors. The 13-foot, 8-inch by 10-foot, 8-inch door is clad in glass. What’s really unique about the home is the hydraulic door from the living room that overlooks a private outdoor patio and allows fresh air into the home.  View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors delivers 62- by 60-foot bifold door for Maine yacht services building
FAIRFAX, Minn., February 4, 2020 – The addition of an 80-foot by 150-foot marina service building with its large 62-foot wide by 60-foot tall bifold liftstrap door from Schweiss Doors and 330 metric-ton self-propelled Marine Travelift is just another part of a 38-year business plan for Phineas Sprague Jr. and his wife Joanna, the founders of Portland Yacht Services in Portland, Maine.  View Complete Article

Skol Vikings!
New headquarters features Schweiss bifold glass doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., January 2, 2020 – Quarterback Kirk Cousins recently wrapped up his second regular season with the Minnesota Vikings. Undoubtably, during the free agent recruiting process, Cousins was quite impressed with the new elaborate Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center headquarters that works as a 277,000 square-foot practice facility. That, and the fact he would be playing on the year-old U.S. Bank Stadium field and his $84 million guaranteed three-year contract put some frosting on the cake in his decision to come to Minnesota from Washington.  View Complete Article

Designer bifold door from Schweiss Doors is perfect fit for new Italian restaurant in Brooklyn
FAIRFAX, Minn., December 3, 2019 – What was once the Excelsior Cable Factory warehouse has been totally converted into a place of fun and leisure. Ainslie, an Italian restaurant wine bar and beer garden, features a sedate backyard for customer comfort and additional seating.  View Complete Article

Sailplane hangar is something many pilots only dream about
FAIRFAX, Minn., November 8, 2019 – Steve Vihlen makes his living as a captain of a 767 FedEx cargo plane that takes him all over the world. The 30-year FedEx pilot who lives in Locust Grove, Ga., earned his license at an early age and joined the Air Force to become an F-16 combat pilot for eight years.  View Complete Article

Huisman Farms: Think BIG and go BIG with Schweiss Doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., October 2, 2019 – When you farm big with big equipment, you need big machine sheds with big doors. Schweiss Doors filled that bill through the years by manufacturing three large bifold liftstrap doors for Huisman Farms of Atwater, Minn.  View Complete Article

Iowa high school aviation academy insists on hydraulic door from Schweiss Doors for its new hangar
FAIRFAX, Minn., September 4, 2019 – It’s not every day you see large aircraft moving through your city streets, but the construction of a new Des Moines, Iowa, School District training facility led to the ground transfer of several helicopters and airplanes. Since 1943, the Des Moines Aviation Academy operated one of the only three high school aviation programs in the nation, but recently lost its lease at the Des Moines Airport. The program was faced with eliminating the district’s FAA-approved aviation program or building its own hangar. A $3.5 million referendum produced an off-site building with a main hangar, mechanical shop, tool and equipment rooms, four classrooms and office space.  View Complete Article

Texas country home highlighted by attractive Schweiss Doors hydraulic designer doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., August 1, 2019 – The rolling green hill country of southeast Texas, renowned for its blooming bluebonnet fields and tranquil lakes, is vastly different from the arid panhandle of west Texas. One might expect that across this big state you can see many changes in the lay of the land during a drive that would take more than 10 hours to complete, covering the 650-mile stretch from El Paso to Dallas.  View Complete Article

‘Net Zero’ Bonneville Power project features 11 bifold doors from Schweiss Doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., July 2, 2019 – The new $13 million JD Ross Maintenance Headquarters facility in Vancouver, Wash., is Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) Southwest Washington base for transmission line for substation maintenance crews, substation operators, control technicians and support engineers. The seven-acre site includes a 15,678-square-foot office building and a 24,130-square-foot maintenance building. Soderstrom Architects of Portland, Ore., designed the buildings to the highest seismic resistance criteria for complete functionality during an earthquake for linemen to launch emergency repairs on transmission lines and substations. The HVAC and lighting systems are also seismically tested and certified to be immediately operable after a major quake. One thing special, especially from the architect’s point of view, was this project met Net Zero Energy criteria. On an annual basis, the facility produces as much or more energy than it uses. It features 11 Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap doors.  View Complete Article

Ornate café-kiosk a part of San Francisco revitalization project
Schweiss Doors provides five bifold doors disguised as attractive cladding
FAIRFAX, Minn., June 6, 2019 – The San Francisco Civic Center is distinguished by its many beaux arts-style government buildings and performing arts venues. The area has undergone a noticeable revitalization, including the Bi-Rite Café, where food is being made available on the Civic Center Plaza for the first time. The attractive cladding design on the 640 square foot sandwich and ice cream kiosk consists of laser-cut stainless-steel panels as part of designer bifold liftstrap doors from Schweiss Doors. The five doors, designed by WRNS Studio of San Francisco, open on all sides of the kiosk. When closed, they blend into the building design so passersby can’t really see there are doors there.  View Complete Article

Canadian hangar shines like a new penny, inside and out
FAIRFAX, Minn., May 7, 2019 – If you think the exterior of Gary Acheson’s hangar looks slick and clean, wait until see the inside – it sparkles! Acheson owns a custom home building business and recently finished his family’s new 6,000 square foot wood hangar at the Villeneuve Airport at St. Albert, Alberta, a community of 64,000 residents about 6.5 miles (10 kilometers) north of Edmonton. The hangar is very modern with an attached office, LED lighting throughout, in-floor heating, high R-value blown-in insulation in the walls and attic and a lounge to hang out and relax in. And the floor looks so bright and clean!  View Complete Article

Schweiss called upon to supply 13 high-tech container doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., April 2, 2019 – Raven Production Management Company of New Orleans continually challenges its employees to bring revolutionary production solutions to all of its clients. From the smallest nightclub events to entire festival sites, Raven is there to tackle and enhance the experience with state-of-the-art sound equipment, avant-garde lighting systems and cutting-edge video performances.  View Complete Article

Custom home hydraulic garage door aids in resale of log home
FAIRFAX, Minn., March 4, 2019 – Central Oregon Garage Door Company specializes in unique solutions, like the beautiful custom cedar-clad Schweiss Doors residential hydraulic designer door on a log vacation home’s two-car garage. The garage door measures 14-feet, 10-inches wide with a 6-foot, 3-inch clear opening and features a walk-through door. Josh Beith, operations manager for the Bend, Ore., company, believes the garage door was a selling point for the homeowner.  View Complete Article

Agtegra Coop award-winning aerial spray hangar sports 70-foot drive-thru hydraulic doors from Schweiss
FAIRFAX, Minn., February 5, 2019 – Agtegra Cooperative has expanded its service area to reach rural customers in 60 communities throughout North and South Dakota. One of those communities is Harrold, S.D., home of the Harrold Municipal Airport, site of Agtegra’s new crop spraying hangar, complete with two hydraulic doors from Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

Tennessee barn hangar holds replica of Spirit of Columbus
FAIRFAX, Minn., January 3, 2019 – Driving up and seeing Dick Merrill’s wood-frame barn the first time, you’d never guess that is almost exclusively used to hangar his 180 Cessna Spirit of Columbus and that over half of the end wall has a bifold door on it. The 60 by 80-foot hangar is nestled in the Smoky Mountains Hensley Airpark, two miles south of Chuckey, Tenn. It features a Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap door, measuring 50 feet by 15-1/2 feet, with photo eye sensors, auto latches, remote opener and emergency backup power system. The exterior of the barn and outside of the bifold door is clad in HardiePlank lap siding that matches the adjacent home.  View Complete Article

Bifold corporate jet hangar door is first of its kind in Central America
FAIRFAX, Minn., December 12, 2018 – On a pleasant autumn Minnesota day, two representatives from CILC Central America Corporation, Costa Rica division, arrived for a couple days to tour the Schweiss Doors factory and place an order for a bifold liftstrap door.  Jose Villegas, the CILC Compliance Manager, and Esteban Quiros, the Project Engineer, ordered a bifold liftstrap door wind-rated at 90 mph, to be installed on the company’s new state-of-the-art hangar which houses the corporate jet at Juan Santamaria International airport in Alajuela, Costa Rica.  View Complete Article

Ornate bifold grill design adorns luxurious apartment building
FAIRFAX, Minn., November 19, 2018 – It’s been said that ideas are the source of innovation. They propel us forward, fueling new insights and breakthroughs. Meet the new neighbor cruising into Capitol Hill’s historic auto row at 714 East Pike Street in Seattle. Pike Motorworks is the next chapter of the Pike/Pine renaissance, offering über-luxurious apartments and unrivaled amenities. Every detail has been designed to preserve the site’s historic origins and celebrate the Hill’s effortless individuality, from the urban art sculpture in the courtyard to the building’s original 1926 auto row façade. Adding to the historic look of the building are two custom-made decorative – and functional – Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap designer doors; one measures 11 feet, 10 inches by 11 feet, 11 inches and the other 11 feet, 1inch by 10 feet, 1 inch.  View Complete Article

Bifold garage door from Schweiss Doors has the class to match cars kept inside
FAIRFAX, Minn., October 2, 2018 – As a 30-year pilot in the captain’s seat for Continental and United Airlines, Kirk Simonds has been a part of many successful landings. In retirement, his landing spot is in The Woodlands, Texas, about 30 miles northwest of Houston. Simonds hired the services of Vanderwal Architects and contractors Harry Hammond and Brett Chamberlain to execute a complete remodel of his garage, which ended up with a Schweiss Doors 18-foot by 7-foot bifold liftstrap door.  View Complete Article

Silicon Valley dream home has large Schweiss hydraulic glass great room curtain wall
FAIRFAX, Minn., September 5, 2018 – This ultra-contemporary California project, the creation of the award-winning architectural firm of M•Designs Architects and a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, is an example of architectural design and engineering at the forefront of smart, sustainable living in the 21st century. The home is owned by Malika Junaid, principal at M•Designs, and Junaid Qurashi, a tech entrepreneur and engineer, is situated in a very scenic location overlooking the San Francisco Bay and northern Silicon Valley in the Lost Altos Hills, Calif.  View Complete Article

Ely Helicopter Services wins Star Master Builder best of hangar competition
FAIRFAX, Minn., August 2, 2018 – Winning an award for a job well done is surely gratifying, but a satisfied customer is the top priority among craftsmen in any field. Bill Buckner of B&B Welding in Sallisaw, Okla., installed a 46- by 15-foot hydraulic door from Schweiss Doors on the Ely Helicopter Services hangar project, complete with two remote openers. The hangar was constructed with products from Star Building Systems. The building measures 70 feet long with a 16-foot eave height and a 2:12 slope on the roof. The hydraulic door is positioned in the middle of one 98-foot end wall. The project was submitted for Star’s Master Builder Contest and won Best of Hangar.  View Complete Article

Iowa farm supply dealership relies on Schweiss hydraulic door   
FAIRFAX, Minn., July 3, 2018 – In the late 1950s, Harvey Asmus introduced a new way to farm. Chemical weed control was not a foreign concept, but it certainly wasn't adopted by the masses who still believed in cultivating the way it was done for generations. Regardless, Asmus believed in the future of farming, stood by the farmers he served and within its first decade of operation, Asmus Farm Supply flourished into the new era of farming. The Rake, Iowa business now has a new 200-foot by 100-foot fleet maintenance steel building to house and service the delivery fleet of trucks, semis and other company vehicles. Built by Lembke Construction of Albert Lea, Minn., it has a Schweiss Doors hydraulic door (32 by 20 feet) on the south sidewall. A hydraulic door was ordered to take full advantage of the clear opening height of the 24-foot tall building.  See Complete Article

Virginia helicopter hangar with hydraulic door wins NFBA award
FAIRFAX, Minn., June 7, 2018 – Fuog/InterBuild Inc. is no stranger to winning National Frame Building Association awards. During the last two decades, the Purcellville, Va., construction company has garnered four first-place awards for Building of the Year and numerous other second- and third-place awards. The Fuog/InterBuild reputation has also garnered the company “Superior Sales and Service” and “Foreman of the Year” recognition. Fuog/InterBuild won the 2017 Building of the Year award for Commercial Buildings Under 5,000 square feet, for a privately-owned helicopter hangar in rural Purcellville, Va. Hangar owner Chuck Kuhn worked with Fuog/InterBuild to design the post-fame barn-style hangar that really stands out with a Schweiss Doors hydraulic one-piece 55-foot by 16-foot designer door.   View Complete Article

Two glass-clad hydraulic doors open Seattle tavern to outside dining
FAIRFAX, Minn., May 2, 2018 – Sam’s Tavern, a new Pike Street, South Lake Union bar and restaurant in Seattle, has been described as a “woodsy, whimsical bar,” a name that pays homage to the original Red Robin founding family location near the University Bridge. It’s at this location where you will find great food and a Bloody Mary hailed by USA Today as one of the top seven in the U.S. Seattle Weekly hailed Sam’s as the Mount Rushmore of Seattle Bloody Mary’s. Two Schweiss Doors hydraulic doors open to an outside courtyard, giving the establishment additional seating. The hydraulic doors are clad in glass and can be opened even on rainy days to keep patrons dry while enjoying the outdoor patio area.   View Complete Article

​Polycarbonate clad bifold door gives hangar exclusive look
Schweiss Doors renovation offers appearance that appeals to homeowners
FAIRFAX, Minn., April 2, 2018 – With a decorative star and patriotic blue front, it leads one to believe the home may be owned by Captain America. Jim Weitman of Weitman Excavation in Sherwood, Ore., along with his wife Star, live on a private grass airstrip just outside of North Plains, Ore. Their hangar is 40 by 40 feet and attached to their home. The Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap door on the hangar offers a clear opening width of 38 feet and a height of 9 feet, 8-3/4 inches. It is equipped with automatic latches, electric photo eye sensors and a remote opener.  View Complete Article

​National particle physics lab architect calls on Schweiss Doors for bifold door
FAIRFAX, Minn., March 8, 2018 – Holabird & Root Architects of Chicago specified a bifold door from Schweiss Doors on what turned out to be an award-winning project.   View Complete Article

​Yacht restoration facility fitted with bifold, hydraulic doors from Schweiss
FAIRFAX, Minn., February 15, 2018 – M.E. Yacht Restoration of Holland, Mich., wrapped up the second phase of construction last summer, completing its new 70,000-square-foot, three-story state-of-the-art storage, restoration and office facility near Lake Michigan. The fully insulated building also features a couple of doors from Schweiss Doors. View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors provides seven bifold liftstrap doors for entertainment complex
FAIRFAX, Minn., January 4, 2017 – The new Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas is a 410,000-square-foot, 16.7-acre, American Entertainment complex developed by The ARK Group and the City of Irving and designed by Gensler, for roughly $200 million. The complex houses 20 restaurants and bars as well as retail space that includes a movie theater and bowling alley. The music arena converts easily from an intimate 4,000-seat concert hall to an 8,000-seat amphitheater, named the Pavilion at The Music Factory, the $40 million centerpiece of the complex. At the exterior of the Pavilion, at the outside of the amphitheater, are a series of seven, side-by-side, Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap doors, ranging from 35 feet, 1 inch to 36 feet, 9 inches in width. All seven doors have a clear opening height of 25 feet, 6 inches. The engineered doors are equipped with the newly patented Schweiss automatic strap latch system, door base safety edges, 3-phase top-drive motors, black liftstraps and full length windrails that cap off the roller assembly.  View Complete Article

Yankee Stadium enhancements include five bifold doors from Schweiss Doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., Dec. 4, 2017 – The famous old Yankee Stadium was nicknamed “The House That Ruth Built,” acknowledging Babe Ruth, the legendary baseball icon whose prime years coincided with the stadium’s opening and a great run of World Series teams in the 1920s and 1930s. In 2006, construction started on a new $2.3 billion stadium adjacent to the historic Bronx ballpark, which closed in 2008, giving way to the new stadium at the start of the 2009 season. Any of the Yankees legends, including Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Roger Maris or Mickey Mantle, would be thrilled to step into the batter’s box at the new park, which underwent numerous enhancements during the months leading up to the 2017 season. Among the retrofit improvements are five bifold liftstrap designer doors from Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

Bifold doors from Schweiss Doors save planes, hangars from damage during Category 4 hurricane
FAIRFAX, Minn., November 2, 2017 – Occasionally, customers suggest that Schweiss hydraulic and bifold doors may be more heavy duty than they need to be, but you won’t hear that from pilots who house their airplanes in hangars at the Aransas County Airport in Rockport, Texas.  View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors keeps Shomotion moving with unique custom-made hydraulic container door
FAIRFAX, Minn., October 6, 2017 – Shomotion LLC of Denver specializes in the transportation, repositioning, customization and lease of equipment and drivers to assist in the execution of mobile marketing campaigns and other promotional events. When Shomotion founder Mike Scherkenbach needed a custom-made hydraulic door for a mobile container unit – in eight days – he called Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

Guide Dogs of America finds way to integrate mission with bifold door
FAIRFAX, Minn., September 6, 2017 – More than 200 volunteers, donors, guest and guide dog teams were on hand in December as Guide Dogs of America (GDA) unveiled its latest expansion in Sylmar, Calif. The new 16,000 square foot facility features a bifold liftstrap glass designer door from Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors proves to be premier choice for Waterloo airport hangars
City-owned facility has been installing Schweiss doors for 20 years
FAIRFAX, Minn., August 10, 2017 – If there was a gathering place for hangar doors, the Waterloo Regional Airport may qualify. Schweiss Doors has been delivering bifold doors to the Waterloo, Iowa airport for the last 20 years, some doors up to 60 feet wide.  View Complete Article

Aviation high school focuses curriculum around flying
Schweiss Doors supplies bifold liftstrap door for new hangar
FAIRFAX, Minn., July 6, 2017 – The new Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation High School in Houston offers students the opportunity to attend a high school that focuses its curriculum around flying, including a chance to get flight certified. The new hangar holds the school’s two aircraft behind a bifold liftstrap door from Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

Quality ‘hinges’ on proper components for hangar doors
Schweiss Doors rescues Florida hangar owner
FAIRFAX, Minn., June 13, 2017 – Imagine walking out to your hangar to see its 74-foot door in a twisted heap, lying on the ground. Tom Vaughan, a manager at two Florida municipal airports, recently experienced this headache, discovering inferior hinges were the culprit. His next call was to Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

Farming, transport operations have come to rely on Schweiss
FAIRFAX, Minn., May 12, 2017 – Because he wasn’t busy enough running his farm since 1986, Brian Ryberg started up a trucking business in 2002. Between the two operations, Ryberg has a lot of equipment, safely stored behind bifold doors from Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

RV bifold garage door designed for style, meeting zoning restrictions
Another customer turns to Schweiss Doors for RV door solution
FAIRFAX, Minn., April 4, 2017 – Most large recreational vehicles exceed 12 feet in height, so a garage for a large RV needs to be tall and wide. Schweiss Doors has handled many requests for bifold doors to fit these needs, sometimes designing a door that appears to be half its height to get around local zoning restrictions.  View Complete Article

Former airline pilot chooses Schweiss Doors for home
One hydraulic pump operates door and staircase in Minnesota lake home
FAIRFAX, Minn., March 7, 2017 – Just when you think you’ve seen it all, another customer comes to Schweiss Doors with a unique request. Gene Buboltz of Cold Spring, Minn., was looking for two unique hydraulic applications for his lake home. One door is disguised as a wall, allowing him to drive his ATV into the lower level, where he also stores his jet skis. This room also serves as a rec room and a place to store his flying memorabilia. Buboltz also came up with the idea of using a door system as a staircase in his garage. View Complete Article

AIA chooses designer door from Schweiss Doors for Atlanta headquarters
FAIRFAX, Minn., February 2, 2017 – The vision of the American Institute of Architects and AIA Atlanta and Georgia is “Driving Positive Change through the Power of Design." When AIA Atlanta and Georgia moved into new offices, an exhaustive search led to the specifying of a bifold liftstrap door from Schweiss Doors at the entry on the main wall facing the front of the building. View Complete Article

Sacramento Kings arena the most recent signature project for Schweiss Doors
Golden 1 Center hosts NBA games, concerts and conventions
FAIRFAX, Minn., January 4, 2017 – The $507 million Golden 1 Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in downtown Sacramento, Calif., and is mostly known as the home of the Sacramento Kings. With much anticipation, it officially opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony September 30, attended by NBA team owners, various political figures, current and former Kings players as well as former Commissioner David Stern. Schweiss Doors engineered and built five one-of-a-kind bifold strap latch doors to be installed at the arena entrance.  View Complete Article

Behind residential hydraulic door lies a unique man cave
Schweiss Doors helps Minnesota man showcase his many interests
FAIRFAX, Minn., December 7, 2016 – One step into his residential hangar and it’s easy to see Harlan Rohner values his leisure time and be careful not to call it “down time.” The man is always on the go. He has snowmobiles, boats, vehicles and ATVs in his hangar, along with his Kitfox experimental airplane and his Enstrom 280FX Shark helicopter. Access to his Willmar, Minn., hangar is made easy by a custom hydraulic door from Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors ‘just made so much sense’ to Tennessee pilot
Aeronautical engineer also has built neighbors’ hangars with Schweiss doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., November 10, 2016 – Taking advantage of some down time, pilot Larry Robbins is enjoying hanging out at home in LaFollette, Tenn., where he has access to his airplanes in a subdivision with its own landing strip. His hangar features a bifold liftstrap door from Schweiss Doors, measuring 44 feet x 14-1/2 feet, complete with auto latches and remote opener.  View Complete Article

Customized bifold hangar door from Schweiss Doors offers one-piece look
FAIRFAX, Minn., September 7, 2016 – A tip from a neighbor led J.T. Strange to Schweiss Doors for a customized bifold liftstrap/autolatch door for the hangar adjacent to his home at Obannon Creek Aerodrome Airpark in Goshen, Ohio.  View Complete Article

Crane doors from Schweiss provide efficiency for new structure
Two hydraulic crane doors help CAID Industries save money, time
FAIRFAX, Minn., August 17, 2016 – A pair of large Schweiss Doors hydraulic crane doors were a key component in the erection of a new metal building designed to house two 30-ton, 60-foot cranes and two 20-ton, 43-foot bridge cranes.  View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors provides solutions to multiple needs at church
California church expansion requires versatile door for growing congregation
FAIRFAX, Minn., July 13, 2016 – The congregation at The Father’s House church in Vacaville, Calif., has seen phenomenal growth since opening in 1997. So much so that the church has undertaken a building expansion aided by Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors helps Minnesota farm evolve into modern operation
FAIRFAX, Minn., June 13, 2016 – The growth and evolution of a Minnesota family farm has included the addition of the latest in GPS technology, the switch to harvesting only corn and soybeans and the conversion to doors from Schweiss Doors on the storage buildings.  View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors presents the ultimate in a hidden door
RV owner sidesteps zoning restriction for unique motorhome garage
FAIRFAX, Minn., May 11, 2016 – Schweiss Doors provided a little imagination and a little innovation to help a Washington homeowner work his way around a zoning ordinance limiting garage doors to 8 feet in height.  View Complete Article

Pilot happy with hydraulic door from Schweiss Doors
Illinois natives settle in Ontario with Cessna 185 floatplane
FAIRFAX, Minn., April 6, 2016 – Lured by a love of fishing and hunting, Steve and Ellen Riggins purchased a cottage north of Dryden, Ontario, in 2003 and made the permanent move in 2007. Another hobby – flying – led the Illinois natives to build a hangar for a Cessna 185 floatplane, complete with a hydraulic door from Schweiss Doors.  View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors helps manufacturing operation move indoors
Building assembly was done outdoors until company installed large doors
FAIRFAX, Minn., February 29, 2016 – Alberta E-House manufactures electrical buildings for the petro-chemical industry and for 25 years, assembled modular buildings outdoors in occasionally less than ideal conditions. Schweiss Doors was able to help bring the work indoors by constructing bifold liftstrap doors large enough to allow extricate assembled portions of Alberta E-House buildings. View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors has solution for Minnesota farmer
Stronger, easy-to-grease, wrap-around hinge provides better hydraulic door
FAIRFAX, Minn., February 1, 2016 – A little homework and some personal experience led Chad Hoese to select a hydraulic door from Schweiss Doors when faced with the replacement of the sliding doors on an existing building at Stoney Creek Farms in Glencoe, Minn.  View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors provides door of choice for American champion
Former snowmobile racer stands by bifold doors for machinery buildings
HECTOR, Minn., January 6, 2016 – How champion snowmobiler Frans Rosenquist got his start in farming back in the late 1970s is a bit unusual. How he came to rely exclusively on doors from Schweiss Doors for his farm's outbuildings is completely typical.   View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors makes life simpler for Tennessee pilot
Bifold liftstrap/autolatch doors surpass expectations
HECTOR, Minn., December 10, 2015 – You have to appreciate anyone who makes your life a little simpler. Dr. Karl Rogers of Nashville had two bifold liftstrap/autolatch doors from Schweiss Doors installed on his hangar and he couldn’t be happier. View Complete Article

Efficient use of space possible through creative use of doors
Residential hangar stores two planes, cars, boats, snowmobiles and more!
HECTOR, Minn., November 13, 2015 – Making the best use of space in a hangar is a challenge. Tom Green of Marcelona, Mich., found the best solution for his two-plane hangar at his Lakes of the North Airport home. “The whole hangar part of the house has no walls more than a foot,” Green says. “In between are seven doors. Starting out from one side of the house there’s a garage door, then I have a three-foot pass door for people to walk in. That’s followed by a 42-foot Schweiss Doors hydraulic door, another garage door and then a second Schweiss hydraulic door. Then there’s another pass door and a third garage door.”  View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors delivers bifold doors to Cape Canaveral rocket storage facility
Size definitely matters when doors allow building access for rockets
HECTOR, Minn., September 10, 2015 – You’ll probably never be called on to install a bifold door that weighs more than 50,000 pounds, but wouldn’t you want to work with the manufacturer that can boast such an incredible accomplishment? Schweiss Doors recently produced two bifold doors for a new steel hangar at Cape Canaveral, Fla. One door was 40 feet wide and 69 feet tall. The larger door was 90 feet wide and 61 feet tall. Both were equipped with automatic latches and are wind-rated to 150 mph. Upon delivery to Florida, both doors were clad in 26-gauge sheeting and feature 4-inch blanket insulation. Bottom-drive 480-volt 3-phase motors and patented Schweiss liftstraps do the lifting of these doors that exceed 53,000 pounds!   View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors appeal to owner of multiple hangars
Quality and reputation keep Arizona aviator coming back to Schweiss
HECTOR, Minn., August 18, 2015 – When customers find a reputable company with a high quality product, they may be forever saved the time of shopping around. Schweiss Doors has been able to help hangar owners of the growing Pegasus Airpark project in Arizona save lots of time. Schweiss Doors has supplied 13 bifold doors already for the project and expects to provide 22 more in the upcoming months.   View Complete Article

Door from Schweiss Doors highlights new family farm shop
New building also serves as informal community gathering place
HECTOR, Minn., July 16, 2015 – The best customers are the customers that feel good about what they have purchased. Dean Schneider, a crops and livestock farmer in New Ulm, Minn., opened up his new farm shop for a community fundraiser. Schweiss Doors made it an opening everyone will remember.  View Complete Article

No such thing as ‘hangar rash’ at All Inside Storage
Schweiss Doors provides 130 bifold doors for California operation
HECTOR, Minn., May 6, 2015 – There’s nothing more frustrating than when you discover someone scratched or rubbed against your vehicle or aircraft because it was parked too close to another while in storage. John Obradovich, owner of All Inside Storage of Indio, California, describes this phenomena as “hangar rash.” To say that Obradovich is a good Schweiss Door customer is an understatement. Nearly all of his buildings have Schweiss Bifold liftstrap/autolatch doors on them; about 130 at last count. Only four of the early doors are cable lift doors.  View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors addresses need for residential aesthetics
SilverWing at Sandpoint airpark is exclusive home for aviators and their families
HECTOR, Minn., April 21, 2015 – Solid construction and aesthetic style led the developers of SilverWing at Sandpoint airpark to select hangar doors from Schweiss Doors. Building plans offer five residential-style hangars and two commercial-style hangars, with options for custom designs. Models range anywhere from 2,100 to 4,300 square feet and all come with doors from Schweiss.  View Complete Article

Innovative portable ‘Bar Pod’ sports doors from Schweiss  
Hydraulic doors offer ease of operation and shaded area for patrons
HECTOR, Minn., March 4, 2015 – There was a time when a team of Clydesdales was the best way to deliver kegs to the thirsty beer lovers of America. Thanks to Bar Pods LLC, as well as Schweiss Doors, today’s beer lover can enjoy a cold refreshing tap beer in a more comfortable outdoor setting.   View Complete Article

Schweiss Doors provides architectural, functional solution
Municipal building awarded for innovation, environmentally friendly features
HECTOR, Minn., February 5, 2015 – In a perfect world, the construction of a municipal building would be highlighted by both form and function. Most times, because the budget is determined by taxpayer dollars, the end result is to settle for function. The award winning Municipal Operations Centre at Newmarket, Ont., has achieved both form and function, as an aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient and environmentally friendly facility from the inside to the out, including 20 Schweiss Doors bi-fold lift-strap / auto-latch glass doors. 
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