If you’ve ever wondered how common, everyday items are made, there’s a go-to place on TV that has all the answers: the Science Channel’s “How It’s Made.”
From baseballs to frozen pancakes, NASCAR stock cars to pencils, the show has offered viewers a first-hand look at how these and many more ubiquitous products are put together.
One household item the popular program hasn’t featured is the making of hand-carved, wood garage doors … until now, that is. In April, the show sent a production crew to Wayne Dalton’s manufacturing facility in Mt. Hope, Ohio, where cameras spent 12 hours filming the unique process.
Wayne Dalton wood doors are the only garage doors in the country that are hand-carved by Amish craftsmen. Having a popular television show film the unique process, which sets Wayne Dalton apart from all other garage door manufacturers in the world, is something our Mt. Hope associates, everyone at Wayne Dalton and all of our Wayne Dalton dealers can be proud of.
The segment, likely to air in 2015, highlights the artisan process – from building the core, to customizing the door, to final inspection. One highlight of the taping was the swift precision with which skilled craftsmen were able to cut and insert glass windows by hand. If you haven’t seen it for yourself, you’ll be amazed.
“We are looking forward to the final cut,” said Bob Dickerson, Wayne Dalton factory manager. “Products that are made in America by hand are hard to come by in today’s world. The inside-look that Science Channel viewers will get should be great, not only for our business, but the garage door industry as a whole.”