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Clopay® Voted No. 1 in Professional Door Dealer’s “Best of Business” Poll

Clopay Building Products, North America’s leading manufacturer of residential garage doors and a preferred supplier in the commercial overhead sectional and rolling steel door market, has been voted No. 1 in Professional Door Dealer (PDD)  magazine’s “Best of Business” dealers’ choice poll in the following categories:

▪ Best Residential Garage Doors
▪ Best Web Site

Clopay also ranked in the top tier for Commercial Doors, Custom Doors, Customer Service, Green Products, and Innovative Products.

Professional Door Dealer (PDD) magazine is a trusted and independent source of information for the garage door and access control industry. The winners of the poll will be recognized in the December issue of the magazine, and will receive an award at the 2011 IDA Expo in Indianapolis.

“Professional door dealers are the primary touch point for consumers and the ones who ultimately drive the sales and service of the brands they prefer,” says Pat Lohse, vice president of residential marketing for Clopay.  “We do our best to make sure we are providing them the tools, training and products to help them become leaders in their respective markets. We are honored that they have recognized our hard work and commitment by voting Clopay No. 1 in multiple categories.”

“We are very excited to be able to recognize all of our winners,” said Troy Bix, Group Publisher for PDD. “More than 5,000 votes were received from industry professionals. The increase in votes from the launch of the poll last year surpassed our expectations, and we are just overjoyed at the overwhelming response from our readers.”

“The manufacturers and distributors in this industry make their relationships with their customers such a priority,” added Lauren Vasquez, Editor for PDD. “It is hard work, and this poll shows them that it’s noticed and appreciated by dealers, who voted for them in categories including Best Customer Service, Best Residential Operators and Best Commercial Doors, to name just a few.”

About the Poll
Industry professionals were invited to vote at www.professionaldoordealer.com/vote. The poll was open for three months, and voters chose from more than 20 categories, picking their top three company choices in each. The top five winners in each category will be highlighted in a special December issue of PDD.

With two manufacturing facilities and 51 distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada, Clopay Building Products is North America’s leading manufacturer of residential garage doors, a preferred supplier of commercial overhead sectional and rolling steel doors. In 2010, the company launched a new line of entry door systems uniquely designed to complement its most popular residential garage door styles. 

Bringing nearly 50 years of experience and innovation to the garage door industry, Clopay Building Products maintains a strong family of brands including Clopay®, Holmes Garage Door Company® and IDEAL Door®. Since 1996, Clopay is the only residential garage door brand to hold the Good Housekeeping Seal.

About PDD
Launched nine years ago by Phoenix-based Virgo Publishing LLC, Professional Door Dealer magazine has established itself as a trusted and independent source of information for the door and access control industry. Along with a national print circulation of more than 14,000,
www.professionaldoordealer.com is an esteemed online resource for industry-focused information and breaking news. PDD also distributes a weekly e-mail newsletter, an annual Buyer’s Guide and an annual Factbook.

About Virgo Publishing
Virgo Publishing is a dynamic information services company specializing in communications through print and electronic media, trade shows and special events, education and training, and value-added business services. In general, each print magazine serves as a platform to create communities through the integration of publishing, events and the Web. For information, visit
www.vpico.com.

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