Product Training Receives Praise

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We know that you and your customers are frequently invited to attend training webinars. That’s why we took great care to make our product knowledge sessions engaging and full of information that you and your customers can use.

Check out this note from Rick Keating about the webinar:

“Thank you and Candace for taking the time to put this on for us.  I sit through many of these and just wanted to say, wow!  This is the best one so far.  Candace did an outstanding job of presenting and keeping me interested.”

– Rick Keating (National Sales Manager – EDS Local DH Pace Entry Door Systems Group)


Experience our product knowledge training for yourself! Dates are available beginning in June. Learn more on our website.

AIA Webinars: Fast and Easy Education


Total Door Systems is continuing its popular series of AIA continuing education webinars. Each webinar is one hour long and provides the perfect overview of integrated door systems, ensuring your customers meet code compliance and sustainability goals, and learn about the latest door system design and integration innovations.

Invite a customer or sit in on a webinar yourself to boost your product knowledge! Register through the links below.

March 16, 2023, at 1 p.m. EST – Integrated Fire and Smoke Door Systems: Specifying Your Own Safety Net:

March 22, 2023, at 1 p.m. EST – Smoke Containment Strategies for Elevator Hoistways and Lobbies:

Sales Advisory Council update

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Our thanks and gratitude to Jeff Addis, a principal at Mayo Associates, for his service as a member of our Sales Advisory Council. After four years of providing his counsel and insight, Jeff is transitioning off the Council and will be replaced by his colleague, Patrick Manning. Patrick has recently been named a principal at Mayo Associates and will bring new perspectives and energy to the Council.
Please join us in thanking Jeff and welcoming Patrick!

Praise for Total Door Systems Installation and Sales Training


As part of the surveys we send out to our Installation and Sales training participants, some send back comments and compliments. We’re proud to share selected comments we received from recent training sessions. Participant names have been redacted for privacy.

“I found it fascinating how vertically integrated Total Door Systems is and manufactures [its] own parts and components.”

“John Pierre was a great instructor. Very personable which makes the class more entertaining.”

“The course and workshop are well put together. Awesome job and thank you!”

“Truthfully, this was the best training seminar I have ever attended. Workstations were great. John was very knowledgeable.”

“I loved the mix of book, table sample work, troubleshooting and new installs.”

Encourage your distributors to attend an upcoming session! Dates are available beginning in March. Learn more on our website.

Congratulations to Total Door COO
Jeanne Kitchen

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Jeanne recently was recognized as the Vistage Michigan CE16 Group Eagle Award Winner. Vistage is a national organization that helps c-suite executives make better strategic decisions to effectively support their customers and employees. It serves as an executive training, networking and peer support organization.

The Vistage Award is given to members who exemplify outstanding leadership in the eyes of their colleagues. Fellow members appreciated the support Jeanne gives to others in the group, and the thoughtfulness and positivity she brings. We know Jeanne has a talent for quickly untangling complex challenges to find elegant and efficient solutions. She provides that same grace, support, and preparedness to all our sales reps across North America day in and day out. Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition, Jeanne!

Sign up for AIA webinars in January

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We’re happy to announce the schedule of January AIA webinars. Candace has presented to nearly 4,000 architects so far – and counting. The webinars are a perfect way to connect with architects and distributors. We encourage you to sit in on a webinar or invite a few contacts to attend with you!

Each webinar lasts one hour, and is also available as a presentation that users can work through on their own timetable.

January 12, 2023, at 1 p.m. EST – Integrated Fire and Smoke Door Systems: Specifying Your Own Safety Net:

January 18, 2023, at 1 p.m. EST – Smoke Containment Strategies for Elevator Hoistways and Lobbies:

February 9, 2023, at 1 p.m. EST – Integrated Fire and Smoke Door Systems: Specifying Your Own Safety Net:

Upcoming AIA Webinars

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Don’t miss out! Total Door Systems continuing education webinars are the top-rated courses on the AEC Daily platform. Mark your calendar with these upcoming dates!

October 5, 2022 at 1 p.m. EDT – Integrated Fire and Smoke Door Systems: Specifying Your Own Safety Net:

October 19, 2022 at 1 p.m. EDT – Smoke Containment Strategies for Elevator Hoistways and Lobbies:

November 10th, 2022 at 11 a.m. EDT – Integrated Fire and Smoke Door Systems: Specifying Your Own Safety Net:

Product Knowledge Webinars Launch in October

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We asked distributors their top training requests, and overwhelmingly, their response was product knowledge. Starting in October, Candace Kitchen will be presenting once monthly, half-hour webinars that give an overview on the information they will need to know about our integrated door systems and world-class service.

The webinars are an excellent way to introduce distributors and customers to our product, and a great way for your team members to brush up on Total Door Systems.

Candace will be sending invitations with links to join via email, so please check your inbox and add an upcoming session to your calendar!

Architect Leads at Your Fingertips

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The next time you log into the Total Door Systems partner portal, you will notice an addition – a customized list of architect leads in your territory. The list, derived from architects who registered to take one of our AIA continuing education courses on the AEC Daily platform, is updated after every webinar.

Total Door Systems remains the number one provider of architect continuing education classes on the platform, so the list is a valuable resource, complete with the full names and contact information of each architect that registered for a course. You can indicate follow up status for each contact directly on the page or download the complete list for use on your organization’s CRM or customer pipeline files. We will send you an email notification each time the list is updated, so you don’t miss opportunities to follow up with interested architects.

Over time, additional data points and qualified leads will be added to your Partner Portal pages, so log in regularly to see updates and to take advantage of these important resources.

Total Door Featured for Life-Saving Initiative

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Total Door Systems was in the news for a life-saving initiative that helps to supply Ukrainians with tourniquets during wartime. Patricia Yulkowski was interviewed to advocate for Project DIAMOnD, an effort led by regional nonprofit Automation Alley that leverages the 3D printing power of 300 Michigan manufacturers to print tourniquet buckle parts for assembly and delivery to Ukraine.

Watch the full story here:


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