Restricted, Patented, Security, and UL437 High Security Key Systems

Restricted, Patented, Security, and UL437 High Security Key Systems

There’s a common misconception of key security, and it goes like this: “As long as your key is stamped with ‘Do not Duplicate’, everything will be ok!” If only it were that easy. It’s a common practice to stamp keys with “Do Not Duplicate” and adopting an optimistic...
New Look, Same Great Company

New Look, Same Great Company

Introducing the new and improved Midwest Door & Hardware website! In this industry, the easier we can make our processes the better – which is why we decided to redesign and launch a new site. You’ll find a few new features and much more information...
Welded Frames: Fully Welded vs Miter Welded

Welded Frames: Fully Welded vs Miter Welded

Ordering the correct type of weld that you want on your hollow metal frames can save you time and money. While there are a few industry standards, these are somewhat out of date and not required with advancement in frame fabrication technology. We often see two types...
Repair Corner: Door Closer Adjustment

Repair Corner: Door Closer Adjustment

A door closer adjustment is an art that requires knowledge, patience, and an ability to climb up and down a ladder a few times. But with those attributes and the appropriate wrench, hex key, or screwdriver, you can do the job yourself. Or save yourself some time and...
Meet the Project Managers

Meet the Project Managers

The project managers at Midwest Door & Hardware are the superheroes behind the scenes! The main responsibility of each project manager is to ensure the project has a completed set of shop drawings — from drafting the drawings, to getting them approved by the...
The Importance of Shop Drawings

The Importance of Shop Drawings

Every project you work on is different from the last and won’t be the same as the next. When your prefabricated components are used, you need something to tell you all details of the project. That “something” is a set of shop drawings. Let’s dig deeper into what a...