June 2021

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Installation Training

There are a number of combination project management/installation training sessions coming up at our Waterford facility. This is the perfect time for you or someone on your staff to get the in-depth training that can make your operation run smoother and more profitable. Especially with new products like our SafeFrame™ integrated smoke containment system.

Here are the dates for the combination sales/project management & installation training this year:

  • July 27 – 29, 2021
  • September 28 – 30, 2021
  • November 16 – 18, 2021

These are the upcoming dates for installation training/service seminars the rest of the year:

  • June 21 & 22, 2021
  • August 23 & 24, 2021
  • October 26 & 27, 2021
  • December 6 & 7, 2021

installation photos

The SafeFrame campaign steps up

SafeFrame

With a lot of enthusiasm building for our SafeFrame™ integrated smoke containment system, we are stepping up our marketing campaign to architects and contractors. We are creating new videos, graphics and messaging to promote SafeFrame in digital and social media channels.

Soon, you will see changes to our public-facing website. We are also making the new promotional materials available for your use through the distributor portal page.

Included in that upload will be our latest video which you can view below.

 

 

If you have any other questions, requests, or ideas you would like to share, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email.

Black Hardware is now available

Black Handle Header

Black hardware is back after a long hiatus. To meet the growing demand, we are now offering our levers, grips, and exit devices in black.

Design is trending towards darker finishes. If an architect or builder is tying into this overall aesthetic, looking to match other doors or even a wall, black hardware gives them a good and easy solution.

You can now find the black hardware option in the DoorBuilder tool, available through the distributor portal at TotalDoor.com.

Installation Training

Installation Training

Here are the upcoming dates for installation training/service seminars at our Waterford facility in 2021:

  • June 21 & 22, 2021
  • August 23 & 24, 2021
  • October 26 & 27, 2021
  • December 6 & 7, 2021

This year’s dates for the combination sales/project management & installation training are:

  • July 27 – 29, 2021
  • September 28 – 30, 2021
  • November 16 – 18, 2021

Important reminders

Sales Portal

There are some tools in your portal that can make your job easier. This is just a quick note to highlight a few ways you can use them to your advantage.

You can find some valuable key information available within our CRM, accessible through your portal. This includes distributor and installation contact information for your territory as well as sales to your distributors under your rep account.

Also, part of the sales pitch for Total Door products is the strict quality control we put into every aspect of our product production, delivery and installation. In order to achieve this stellar reputation certified installers are required to make sure the job is done correctly. It is in all our best interest that your distributors understand this and are educated in the project management process. As always, we are here to help should any of them run into a problem, including the availability of John Pierre to FaceTime with the installer during the process.

The latest in our SafeFrame campaign

SafeFrame

We continue to create new marketing materials to keep the momentum going with our SafeFrame™ campaign. We have brought in a professional photographer to capture beautiful product shots that will be available for you to use.

Also, we have created a new video touting some of SafeFrame’s advantages that resonate well with contractors. It will also be available for you to use in your own marketing efforts. You can view the new video below.

Feedback from the field

Feedback

Ensuring that all of our products are made to comply with the strictest codes has always been a priority at Total Door. Lately we have been getting some good feedback that this is indeed an important selling point for our products.

We have heard from distributors that they find that Total Door being BHMA certified (including BHMA 156.32) is a meaningful selling point for them and to their customers. We have also heard that architects who have looked into our new SafeFrame™ system found the life safety certifications and smoke containment aspect of the product meaningful.

To create a deeper tie between our products and the building, fire, and life safety codes we adhere to, we are in the process of creating a Know Your Code eBook and interactive checklist. This will be available for download on our website once it is finished. It will be a useful guide for architects and contractors to use in their planning and building. And, of course, you and your distributors may find it handy, too.

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Total Door Systems 6145 Delfield Dr, Waterford, Michigan 48329
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