It's been a long and winding road since the inception of Schweiss Doors over 35 years ago. We would have never imagined being a sought-after hydraulic garage door manufacturer when we started! But during that span of over 40 years many doors have opened (literally!) for what was at first a new start-up company.
Owner Mike Schweiss relates how he got started in the door business: "It was 1980. I was at a wedding dance. A friend commented, 'Mike, you build lots of different things. Why not a door that folds up?'"
Sadly, that very person died of a heart attack that same evening. But his idea didn't!
At that time, Schweiss and his three employees were manufacturing things like farrowing crates for sows, snowblowers, farm trailers, tile plows - and can you imagine something called the Schweiss Chicken Plucker?
He chuckles, "It was the Chicken Plucker that gave us name recognition, and in fact got us going financially." His first Bi-Fold door measured 12 x 12 ft. and was installed on a Renville County highway shed, 10 miles from Mike's country factory location between Fairfax and Hector, Minnesota. The door is still in operation even though Schweiss admits, "We made it wrong every which way."
For the past 40 years, Schweiss Doors has specialized in innovative door design, engineering, project management and construction of Hydraulic and Bifold Liftstrap Doors ranging in size from 6 ft. wide to 140 ft. wide and as tall as 60 ft. high. We also offer professional installation crews that travel throughout the country.
Schweiss Doors is a family run business - we're aware that a successful company is only as good as the people who work there. Our hydraulic garage door manufacturing was made possible by our skilled employees. Schweiss computer programmers inventory and quality control managers developed a unique computer program that details steel door components, right down to the hinges, nuts, bolts and total hardware of each door. Now today Schweiss Doors manufactures three great styles of doors.
I think Schweiss Doors are one of the top-quality doors out there. We see a lot of people servicing other manufacturers doors. They are still running old cables instead of straps; makes you wonder
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It's easy to move hydrauilc cylinders, new style Red Power units, and energy-saving liner/insulation packages easily throughtout the electrical room in our facility.
All this achieves the goal of offering our customers many new benefits while expediting delivery of all components in a timely manner.
Schweiss Doors revolutionized Bifold Doors with the introduction of the famous Lift Straps & Auto-Latches.
Schweiss Doors has cornered the hydraulic garage door manufacturing market by reaching above the norm.
Over the years of hydraulic garage door manufacturing, Schweiss has made hydraulic doors of all sizes and shapes - unique requests kept coming in with different projects, and each time we fit them with the perfect hydraulic door solution.
Clients come to Schweiss with ideas in mind, and we help them create a custom hydraulic door specifically fit for their application. We meet specific alterations and client needs for any door - making customer experience our top priority.
Bingo, designer doors and new projects in the pipeline - that's when the fun began to spread. We hit a few home runs and saw the need and requests for unique custom-made doors. That's how our "Designer Doors" got their name.
The major difference is in the powerful hydraulic door system craftsmanship. Our hydraulic doors are always custom-build and altered to our customers ideal needs
Get extra headroom, additional space and a long-lasting hydraulic door to secure your structure - whatever that may be Schweiss has you covered.