In April, exhibitors from around the globe met up in Indianapolis at the IDA Expo, the premier educational venue for those who derive their living from the door and access systems industry. This is an attendee’s one-stop-shop to display the latest in products and services.
Door companies come from as far away as the Russian Federation and Australia to attend IDA. We asked Patrick Duffy, vice president, dealer sales for Wayne Dalton, to share his thoughts about the expo and what to expect from Wayne Dalton in 2015.
Pat Duffy talks to us about his experience at IDA in April
Q: Why is it important that Wayne Dalton attends IDA?
A: As an industry leading manufacturer, it is important for us to continue to showcase all of the products we have as well as the new concepts we are working on, which establishes us as industry leaders.
Q: What was new in the WD booth this year?
A: Wayne Dalton continued to stress its advancements in both the residential and commercial segments. For the residential offering we showcased our newly revised Model 9405 Carriage House garage door and discussed the revolutionary new state-of-the-art TruChoice Color System for custom painting of select models we’ll be introducing soon. That concept has received a tremendous amount of attention.
For commercial products we introduced our new High Performance ADV line for rolling products. This new product has been exceptionally well received in the market for its ability to address a high traffic solution with a very competitive price.
Some of the products we had on display in the Wayne Dalton booth at the IDA Expo
Q: What was your favorite part of the Expo?
A: Catching up with friends and competitors and seeing all that is taking place within the industry!
The Wayne Dalton team at IDA!
Q: Can you talk about upcoming trends in the industry?
A: We are seeing the need for great diversification of residential products. Colors, panel designs, model styles and energy efficiencies, are all things we have been developing to help with consumer needs. Standard white raised panel is rapidly being replaced by a wide array of available options.
Were you at the IDA Expo in Indianapolis? Or will we see you next year when the expo heads to Las Vegas? Comment below and tell us!