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Overhead Door Co. receives specialized certifications

Eric Richter and Bill Chapek, employees of Overhead Door Co. in Albert Lea, received their rolling steel fire door technician certification through the Institute of Door Dealer and Accreditation.

Eric Richter, left, and Bill Chapek, recently received their rolling steel fire door technician certification. Richter and Chapek are employees of Overhead Door Company of Albert Lea. -- Submitted

Eric Richter, left, and Bill Chapek, recently received their rolling steel fire door technician certification. Richter and Chapek are employees of Overhead Door Company of Albert Lea. — Submitted

Fire doors are specifically designed to protect property and minimize damage resulting from accidental fires. This essential safety feature, when properly installed and maintained, not only reduces financial loss in the event of a fire emergency, it also protects lives.

IDEA is a nonprofit educational foundation established to serve the needs of the general public through effective professional development with the automated access systems industry, also known as the door and access systems industry.

“We hold our employees to the highest standard possible when it comes to safety and expertise in their field,” said Ron Nelson, vice-president of Overhead Door Co. of Albert Lea. “A door installer has to have a minimum of two years of experience before they can even apply for this certification. This is a specialized certification and we are proud of these employees for demonstrating this level of skill and expertise.”

Overhead Door Co. of Albert Lea sells, installs and services door and operator products for commercial and residential use in southern Minnesota. It is located at 77893 209th St. in Albert Lea. It can be reached at 507-373-4435.