April 2022

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Test Run the New AIA Webinar!

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Our new AIA webinar “Integrated Fire and Smoke Door Systems: Specifying Your Own Safety Net,” is live!

We conducted two presentations for sales reps in early May via Zoom. If you missed them, we have you covered.

You can check out the presentation by downloading it from this page, or in the “Marketing Materials” tab in your portal page.

You can also register to sit in on our AEC Daily presentation Tuesday, June 14 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Register for the AEC Daily webinar here:

Your New Advisory Council Rep

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As we welcomed Dan Arthur to the Sales Advisory Council, we also rotated Council’s constituency list. View the whole list below and see if you have a new rep!

Gary Deter

Gary Deter, Architectural Door Consultants
(714) 851 – 0303 | gary.deter@gmail.com

D.A. Loss Associates, Inc.
The Moyer Agency
Hardware Specialty Group
Stewart D. Walker, Inc.


Jeff Addis

Jeff Addis, Mayo Associates
(678) 576 – 5753 | jaddis@teammayo.com

Connection Network Agency
The Bekon Group
Smoot & Associates


Peter Elliott

Peter Elliott, Elliott Associates
Office: (303) 429 – 0133 ext.12 | Cell: (303) 817 – 3388 | peter@easales.com

The Eisen Group
Architectural Sales & Associates
Southwest Architectural Sales


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Dan Arthur, PJ Polke Company
(973) 464 – 1540 | darthur@pjpolke.com

P.B. Walker & Associates
Architectural Marketing Associates, Inc.
Oberting & Associates

Installation Training

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Here are the upcoming dates for installation training/service seminars at our Waterford facility for 2023:

  • Installation training dates for 2023 are:

    April 24-25
    June 19-20
    August 21-22
    October 23-24

    Combo sales/installation dates are:

    March 21-23
    May 16-18
    September 26-28
    November 14-16

Upcoming AIA Webinars

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Want to have a customer or team member sit in on one of our current AIA Smoke Containment Strategies or Code Requirements for Fire Rated Doors and Hardware webinars? Here is the upcoming schedule for these AEC Daily events.

1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 25 – Code Requirements for Fire Rated Doors and Hardware:

11 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 26 – Smoke Containment Strategies for Elevator Hoistways and Lobbies:

Architectural Film vs. Veneer

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At Total Door we have turned our focus to the use of architectural film over veneers. This gives architects really good design options that offer better quality. When we use architectural film instead of veneers, it increases the efficiency of our manufacturing process, helping keep costs down. The use of these films also adds to our ongoing efforts to increase sustainability and lower our carbon footprint.

Architectural film is easier to apply, costs less, creates less waste in its application and lasts longer. They give our doors a natural, authentic look which is resistant to water, dirt and has less wear and tear. They don’t require special chemicals to maintain it, which means green, environmentally-friendly cleaners can be used.

New Leads Page

New Leads Page

Work on your sales portal leads page is nearly complete, and our pilot testing of the leads program has launched. When launched company wide, you will be able to find your architect leads from the AIA webinars on your portal page upon completion of your partner login.

You will be able to manage these leads in several ways – assign them to someone on your team for follow up, export them to a CSV file for management in your CRM, or you can simply store them on your portal page and indicate their status with a drop-down menu and notes box.

We will let you know when the leads program is active on all portal pages, and we’ll be providing a step-by-step guide on how to use it to manage your information.

Installation Training

Installation Training

Here are the upcoming dates for installation training/service seminars at our Waterford facility for 2022:

  • June 20 – 21, 2022
  • August 22 – 23, 2022
  • October 24 – 25, 2022
  • December 5 – 6, 2022

The dates for the 2022 combination sales/project management & installation training are:

  • September 27 – 29, 2022
  • November 15 – 17, 2022

Welcome Dan Arthur of PJ Polke

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We welcome Dan Arthur to the Sales Advisory Council. Dan’s company, PJ Polke is located in Whippany, New Jersey. The company has represented architectural door and hardware manufacturers in the New York Metro territory for over 75 years. Please join us in welcoming Dan to the Total Door Sales Advisory Council!


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