Diamond Roll Up Door, Inc. recently purchased a small 3D printer to assist/aid the design of new parts for their roller shutter doors. Currently Diamond has several new projects which require new parts to make the complete assembly. One project is a utility body roll up bed cover. The entire door was initially drawn up in 3D SolidWorks. Drawings were sent from SolidWorks to the printer and small sample parts were printed on the 3D printer to ensure functionality and design. Internally designing and creating the first three parts has been extremely economical. Three prototype parts would have been more than the cost of the printer. The picture shows the three parts and a demo frog which was already programed into the printer.
Dover Roller Shutters has provided aluminum coiling shutter doors to the tow truck industry for approximately 3 years. Being newer to this industry, it was a great opportunity having two customers displaying their doors at this year’s Florida Tow Show (FTS).
Tow Werx, LLC approached Dover at the 2018 Work Truck Show two weeks prior to the FTS and requested they produce 10 roller shutter doors of various sizes, so they too could display their truck there. Dover’s team player attitude, top notch customer service and skilled door builders helped to expedite manufacturing.
Dover’s managing representative then drove almost 10 hours to deliver the finished doors to Norfolk, VA. When the Rep arrived to help with installation, the truck body was in the fabrication process but had a long way to go. The truck body was finished and all 10 doors were installed in one day leaving 4 days for the truck to be wrapped. The truck was finished by Tuesday and became the third truck to be displayed with Dover Roller Shutters at the FTS.
There are several pictures shown below of the doors being installed and the truck before and after being wrapped.
Effective of 1st March 2018, the AM Group proudly announced the purchase of Anvil Doors, located in Perth Western Australia.
Originally founded in 2000, Anvil Doors is a well-known and respected manufacturer of reliable and quality roller shutter products and services in the Western Australian commercial and industrial market. Their reputation has been achieved by maintaining high standards of strict quality control in the manufacture, delivery and installation of its products.
The Directors of the AM Group see great strategic benefits with the acquisition of Anvil Doors. Anvil Doors provides the group with a foothold in the WA market and offers the group a true national manufacturing base. The modern manufacturing facility is based at Landsdale WA and provides the group very good synergies and increased production capacity both in WA & the Eastern states.
The Anvil Doors name has been well regarded in the industry over a long period of time and we will do what it takes to maintain and grow its presence throughout Western Australia.
The Board of AM Group are pleased to welcome the Anvil Doors Business & it’s employees into the group.
For more on the Anvil Doors business, please visit www.anvildoors.com.au
Diamond Roll Up Door, Inc. has received a purchase order to start providing aluminum shutter doors for basic utility bodies used on numerous different types of work trucks in the USA. The body manufacturer currently makes several different types of vehicle bodies out of aluminum. They are going to start manufacturing aluminum utility bodies and plan on using only aluminum shutter doors, no swing doors.
Aluminum shutter doors are used on nearly 80% of the compartments found on fire and emergency vehicles because the manufacturers have determined that it is less expensive, easier to manufacture, easier to access vehicle compartments, and most of all safer for the end user.
With the work truck industry trying to reduce weights and make vehicles safer, the aluminum shutter doors make the most sense.
The work truck market dwarfs the fire and emergency market in the USA. Once the aluminum shutter doors prove themselves in the work truck market, the opportunities should be endless. Diamond’s Dover brand shutters are the leader in the USA work truck market and will prove to be a great all around solution for compartment access in the future.
The pictured display shows on side of a basic utility body.
Diamond Roll Up Door, Inc. has supplied the 7.5mm composite doors to another pull behind trailer manufacturer. While it is more common to see swing or ramp doors on pull behind trailers, manufacturers are beginning to see advantages to roll up doors.
Roll up doors provide easy access in confined spaces, are better in windy environments, and are easy and more economical to install. If a ramp is not needed to access the trailer, roll up doors are the most realistic solution.
Several pull behind trailer manufacturers have recently started using roll up doors. Diamond has provided the 7.5mm composite door, the aluminum air cargo door, and the coiling 2EB rolling shutter doors. Having several different products, Diamond is able to provide the best solution to the customer.
Group company Diamond Roll-Up Door is close to half way complete on a large order for Kentucky Trailer.
The doors are supplied for semi-trailers for a large parcel freight company. The trailer run occurs once a year, generally in the June to August time period.
This year’s Diamond order was for 1550 doors. Past years orders have been 300, 800, and 1250. Diamond’s new addition (11,600 square feet) has provided the additional production space to complete this order. The order starts delivering August 2nd and goes to September 15th.
Diamond Roll Up Door, Inc. finished up their exhibiting at the International Door Association (IDA) Expo in Atlanta, Georgia last week. Diamond showed their vehicle roll up doors to the dealer members and associates that work on most any door that that has a spring, mainly garage doors and rolling architectural door. Diamond’s message to the dealers was that they can expand their businesses by doing repairs on trucks/vehicles that have roll up doors. The roll up doors on semi-trailers and box trucks are virtually the same as a residential garage door. There are also a growing number of aluminum shutter doors on vehicles (Fire and Emergency Vehicles and Construction Vehicles) which also need repairs and maintenance.
Diamond displayed at the IDA Expo two years ago and had a great response from the dealers. The dealers were able to get doors and part quickly from Diamond. The teaming up of Diamond and specific dealers has been a benefit to both. The dealers can get the parts easily and quickly, and Diamond can use the dealers if an enquiry is made in a specific region of the country.
Diamond was also able to display some of their architectural products, such as counter shutters and larger rolling shutter doors. This too can add to a dealer’s business opportunities.
Group Company – Diamond Roll Up Door finishes the annual Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Work Truck Show is North America’s largest work truck event. At the show you will see the newest industry products, meet the industry’s leading work truck manufacturers, and have fleet designer inquiring about your products.
Diamond was busy throughout the show answering questions at the booth and meeting with manufacturers that are interested in using roll up doors on their vehicles.
Group company – Diamond Roll Up Door, Inc. has started providing several different products to the pull behind trailer market. Even though Diamond has sold to this market in the past it is just one of the new markets we are getting good response now for our product.
There many opportunities for roll up doors, both overhead and coiling, in the pull behind trailer market. Rear roll up doors can be either the panel composite door or the aluminum coiling shutter door. Side doors, like concession type trailers, are best to be the coiling shutter doors.
Roll up doors provide easier access and are safer for the end user. Diamond can design a door, or multiple doors, to fit your needs. Our engineers are working with 3D SolidWorks which allows us to draw the door in your compartment and de-conflict other doors or obsticles.
The foundation is complete and steel erection is progressing on Diamond Roll Up Door’s new 11,000 square foot (1075 square meter) addition.
While construction during the winter months in Ohio can be a challenge, the new addition is on track to be completed around the beginning of April. The new area will be used for warehousing, shipping, and receiving.