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Overhead Door Turns 95!

We’re helping Overhead Door Corporation celebrate their 95th anniversary during 2016!

Interestingly, the Company’s foundation has strong historical roots. With automobiles becoming more commonplace, Americans needed somewhere to store their vehicles. C. G. Johnson patented the sectional overhead door, which opened more conveniently than side-opening panel doors on early garages. He attached a prototype (shown in the photo below) to his Model T. The success of the sectional overhead door led Johnson to establish a network of distributors. A short five years later, Johnson appealed to those who couldn’t manually operate their garage doors and invented the electric garage door opener.

Overhead Door Prototype on Model T: image courtesy of Overhead Door

Congratulations on 95 years of customer focus and innovation! Read Overhead Door Corporation’s full blog post here.