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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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