Overhead Door of the Northland
3195 Terminal Dr, Eagan, MN 55121
19 Mar 2015
Dock seals and sectional door

Making Your Loading Dock More Efficient

Loading Dock Efficiency

The hub of all the activity in the warehouse, the loading dock is an important part of any warehouse. Making sure it runs at its most efficient capacity is vital to a smooth running business.

A few ways to achieve this is by ensuring the loading dock area is clear of excess material such as merchandise or empty boxes. Installation of a high speed door can also help ensure that the doors open and close as fast as possible while still maintaining safety. It would also benefit the loading dock area to have a well-organized warehouse to ensure all the materials can be found and brought to the dock area quickly.

High Speed Doors

Ensure that your warehouse is working at its fullest potential and is properly protected by installing the high speed doors provided by Overhead Door Company of Northland. To install our doors on your loading dock, call us at (952)888-1944.

17 Feb 2015

Protecting Your Home from a Tornado

Tornado Damage

Tornados can be a nasty surprise. Don’t be caught unprepared; there are measures you can take to protect your home from suffering extensive damage. Here are a few tips to keeping your home in one piece when a storm occurs.

Being Prepared

  1. Doors – Garage doors are especially prone to being torn off during a storm. Install doors that can withstand strong winds.
  2. Roof – Winds blow over a home and exerts pressure against the roof of your home. Install hurricane clips that will aid in keeping your roof secured to your home during a storm.
  3. Concrete – If you’re in the position to build your home or are adding additions, build with concrete. It’s much more durable than typical building materials and can withstand more pressure.

Garage Doors in Minneapolis

The installers at Overhead Door Company are there to protect your home from as much damage as possible. In case of an emergency, call (651)683-0307.

17 Feb 2015
sectional steel garage doors for a loading dock

Loading Dock Safety

Loading Dock

The main place of activity in a warehouse is the loading docks. With constant activity, the risk of an accident occurring increases. We have compiled a few tips that will help maintain a safe work environment.

Tips to Ensure Safety

  • Training – All personnel should be trained in dock safety protocols and procedures. The rules should be enforced to prevent any accidents.
  • Inspections – An inspection program should be put in place to ensure that the docks are always in top shape. Part of the inspection program should include servicing to the dock.
  • Clean – It is important that the dock remain clean and well illuminated at all times.

Loading Dock Service in Minneapolis

Overhead Door Company of the Northland offers a preventative maintenance for loading docks. The service includes inspection for cracks, wear and much more. To find out more about this service, contact us at (952)888-1944.

07 Jan 2015
fire rated garage door

Installing doors can give you more time to escape a fire

Fire Doors

Fire doors are doors that are made to close automatically during a fire. They seal shut in order to cut off the oxygen that will feed the fire. They can also give you more time to escape in case a fire breaks out.

Where to Install

The most common places to find fire doors are:

  • Buildings with kitchens and garbage chutes
  • Dumbwaiter doors
  • Rooms that hold flammable chemicals

If your building or store fits these criteria, you will want to make sure you have fire doors installed. Kitchens and schools are places that would benefit greatly by having fire doors. The beauty of the doors is that they can even be installed in your home for extra security.

Fire Doors Minneapolis

Overhead Door Company of Northland can make your business or school safe by installing your fire doors. Contact us at (651)683-0307.