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Archive for July, 2014

cold storageProtecting your perishable products or shipments from climate changes is imperative, even more so with the summer heat starting to bare down on us. Warehouses with climate control storage, convenience stores with refrigerated sections, and grocery stores with meat freezers all need to do a thorough exam of their cold storage rooms.

One of the quickest ways to lose heat from your cold storage is to have a cold storage door not working properly. Whether the seal is malfunctioning or the door simply is inefficient, losses from spoilage and energy alike can take a financial toll on your business.

Spoilage Loss

If your business store perishable items like seafood, meats, and frozen goods, the resulting loss from spoilage could have a heavy impact on your bottom line. Large quantities of food are lost at the retail level every year. While food spoilage is not the largest factor, it is a completely avoidable factor if the cold storage is working properly.

Energy Loss

Ill-fitted or worn out seals allows cold air to escape from the storage area. In turn, your thermostat consistently increases which means the refrigeration unit is perpetually attempting to lower the temperature. A few degrees here and there might not seem like a big deal, but the energy bill for an efficiently working cold storage unit compared to an inefficient one will be.

At Vortex, we have the knowledge and experience to repair or replace any cold storage door. Even if a part has become obsolete over time, our network of suppliers and resources allow us to locate or fabricate parts specifically for your door.

ColdDoorsCold Storage Door Options:

  • Freezer Doors
  • Cooler Doors
  • Self-Closing Doors
  • Distribution Doors and Storage Doors
  • Manual Doors or Motor Operated Doors

We can provide immediate assistance for convenience stores, restaurants, and grocery stores, servicing common cold storages such as deli cases, beverage cooler doors, meat department doors, produce and floral area doors. We understand that with every passing second and every rising degree, your products shelf-life is at stake. For immediate and emergency assistance 24/7, contact us at 800-698-6783.

For more information about cold storage doors, contact Vortex Doors or give us a call at 800-698-6783.

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automatic door clearOne of the first things that a consumer notices when they visit a business is the front door. This simple area of your business is where the first impression of your company is made. Doors that are dirty, have clutter around them, look shabby, or even look outdated will give a potential client a less-than-optimal opinion of your company.

One of the best ways to impress a potential client, however, is to have automatic sliding doors in your entrance way. Not only do these types of doors give your business a modern and aesthetically pleasing appearance, they impress customers. Studies have been conducted on consumer habits and have found that people relate automatic sliding doors with the following attributes:

  • Company wants customers to enjoy convenience. Respondents stated that doors that open automatically for them made them feel as if the business cared about their convenience and happiness.
  •  Company is successful. The study showed that people believe anyone can have a standard door, but only successful companies can afford the luxury of an automatic sliding door.
  •  Willing To Buy More. People have stated that they are willing to purchase more n a retail outlet if it is easy to get out the door with the bags. This is one of the main reasons that all grocery stores have automatic sliding doors.

Additional benefits to having this type of front door include compliance with local, state and federal laws regarding impaired access. These doors provide enough room and ease for anyone with a disability.

automatic sliding doorsAutomatic sliding doors have also been associated with fewer trip and fall incidents surrounding entrance ways. People are more apt to pay attention to where they are waking and what may be an obstacle if they are not distracted with opening a door.

As a final benefit, adding automatic doors to your building will increase building and resale value. If at any time in the future you wish to sell, these doors will be considered an amenity that many potential buyers will desire.

For more information about automatic sliding doors, contact Vortex Doors or give us a call at 800-698-6783.


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Ensuring employee safety at all times within the work place is a top priority for most all companies today. When you are working around motor operated doors and have the responsibility of managing employees, maintaining their safety can be done by implementing a few tips in the workplace to minimize any potential risk. The more aware you are of how to manage safety procedures whenever you are around motor operated warehouse doors, the less likely you or any of your employees are to become injured.

Read and Review Safety Manuals

Before you begin implementing any new safety rules around your workplace, be sure to thoroughly read and review all safety manuals that are provided with the type of motor operators you work around each day. Creating copies of the manuals is another way to share and distribute the information within various departments and locations of your place of work easily.

Post Tips and Procedures in Public Locations

Create bold and colorful outlines on sheets of paper to ensure safety tips for your employees any time they are working around the motor operated doors in the workplace. Be sure to post safety tips and instructions in each location where a motor operated hangar is present, in multiple spots if possible. The more visible your safety tips are to your employees, the less likely you are to encounter an accident.

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Calling a mandatory meeting is also advisable when implementing new safety tips into the workplace and guiding employees on how to prevent injuries when surrounded by motor operated doors. Hosting a meeting also ensures you have provided your employees with adequate information to keep your company less liable in any injury case.

Create a Buddy System

Create a buddy system in the workplace, requiring two or more employees to operate the motor operated door before entering or exiting the building. Having a buddy system in place can reduce accidents and errors when managing the hangars themselves.

Maintaining employee safety around motor operated doors not only ensures you are keeping all risk of potential injury at a minimum, but it also allows you to create a safe work environment for your employees to feel comfortable in. Providing your employees with the proper guides, tools and resources to stay safe in all conditions regardless of the number of motor operated warehouse doors you are around is a way to make a workplace that is genuinely desirable and protected.

For more information about employee safety, contact Vortex Doors or give us a call at 800-698-6783.

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