Chase Industries, Inc., founded by Chase Blum in 1932, pioneered the original flexible AirGard Door with its unique top-mounted-only gravity hinging system. Chase was acquired in 1999.
Durus Industries was founded in Bend, Oregon in 1973 by Larry Zettle and Jim Brown. Durus Industries manufactured the world’s first rotationally molded cross-linked polyethylene door and was acquired in 1986. Durlite became a Chase branded product in 1991.
Since 1899 Saino has been the recognized leader in the sliding fire door industry. In 1905, Saino invented the world’s first corrugated steel fire door. More than a century later, Saino is still producing the best performing fire doors available. Saino was acquired in 1993.
Founded by Lon McCarty in Portland, Oregon, Econo Max Manufacturing is one of only three companies in the United States to extrude clear vinyl strip material used in the fabrication of strip doors. Econo Max was acquired in 1997, and became a Chase branded product in 1998.
ColdGuard originated from Staples and Stevens in 1977 in Tampa, Florida. they had a 16,000 sq/ ft/ facility that was dedicated to manufacturing cooler and freezer doors. Since being acquired in 2007, the square footage has more than doubled in size for ColdGuard.
Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Fib-R-Dor was founded in 1985 by Ray Alexander and John Lacewell. They started out manufacturing fiberglass pipe fittings and in 1986 started fabricating fiberglass doors. Fib-R-Dor was acquired in 2009.
In 1974, chem-Pruf founder William V. Pitt designed, engineered and built the first successful industrial fiberglass door that would not bow, or warp. Chem-Pruf received the first patent ever issued by the United States Patent Office for an atmospheric door. Chem-Pruf was acquired in 2011.
David Eliason, the son of founder, Carl Eliason, created the Easy Swing hinge in the early 1960’s. The Easy Swing hinge is one of the most popular hinges on the market today and is what gave Eliason the reputation of unsurpassed quality and dependability. Eliason was acquired in 2012.
Thermoseal Glass Corporation was founded in 1956 by Ira Fine, and his brother-in-law, Irving. In 1975, Irv Newman received the company’s first patent for an electrically-energized glass panel and circuit breaker combination. Thermoseal was acquired in 2015.
Tiger Door was originally called “The Forever Door” and was developed by Gary Binder. He ran it as basically a cottage industry selling and manufacturing the door himself. After taking the business as far as he could he sold it to Composite Structures. Tiger was acquired in 2015.
Rubbair was founded by the Eckel family and began manufacturing double acting traffic doors in 1952. Rubbair pioneered the only rubber frame traffic door in the marketplace. Rubbair was acquired in 2015.
Door Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc., founded by Otis Olson in 1966, specializes in four-fold, aviation, fire-rated and other unique specialty door systems for industrial and commercial markets. Door Engineering allows architects immense design flexibility by offering both customized and pre-engineered door system options, along with a variety of aesthetically pleasing fabrication and finishing alternatives.
Founded in 1988 by Joseph and Annie Kleynjans, TMI is a leading manufacturer and seller of various PVC and safety products. PVC products include, flexible and rigid sheets, rolled goods, insect screen, roll up doors, and weld and cold storage curtains. Safety products from the Save-T Solutions™ line, provide industrial dock, door and warehouse solutions for the overhead door and material handling industry.
Founded in 1979 by Jake Lucas, David McKinnon and Duane McKinnon, Simplex has been setting new standards in modular, expandable cleanroom components, industrial enclosures, and isolation curtains. These controlled environment enclosures are utilized in the aerospace, medical, manufacturing, clean room, and data room industry.
Founded in 1998 by Randall and Eleanor Fried, Curtron specializes in providing solutions for the restaurant and food service industry. Products include cooler and freezer strip and traffic doors, rack and equipment covers, restaurant swing doors, air curtains, pest control products, and restaurant safety products.
Founded in 2005 by Larry Mainers and Vince Lake, Subzero began as a data center airflow consulting company, developing and releasing numerous industry changing products that would define data center containment. Additional products, such as server cabinets, PDUs, cages and hyper scale specialty offerings, have helped Subzero grow to the premier partner that they are today in this high-growth industry.
HERCULES Controlled Environment Door Solutions has been operating since 1952 and specializes in custom designed door products for the cold storage, controlled environment, food and beverage, processing and distribution, and pharmaceutical industries. A complete line of specialty doors is available for applications including Blast Freezer, Freezer, Cooler, Docks, Processing, Ripening Rooms, Automotive Test Cells, Research Facilities, and Distribution Facilities. With more than a dozen different designs available as manual or electric operation and featuring standard or stainless-steel finish, HERCULES has the door to suit your climate-controlled needs. With 66 years of experience and technical knowledge, Hercules provides high quality, innovative solutions with optimum performance.
HMF began manufacturing custom metal doors and frames in 1989, quickly establishing itself as the manufacturer with the shortest lead times in the industry. Now known as HMF Express, the company continues to set the standard for custom hollow metal with short lead times, innovative products, and reliable on time shipping.