Designer Hydraulic Doors - Retail Doors

Customer Overhead Hydraulic Doors For Retail

Schweiss has provided restaurant and retail hydraulic doors for storefronts, including Doc B's Fresh Kitchen in Chicago and the Under Armor store and office corporate building in Baltimore's Harbor East area.

Designer Hydraulic Doors

The doors were installed on three sides of the 45' x 30' rooftop entertainment and kitchen section of the building. Opening the doors makes it accessible from all sides and the glass doors give a full view outside. I like the simplicity and functionality of the Schweiss doors; they look great.


Matt Vandevoorde
DH Pace Co., Bloomington, Illinois

Restaurants

For restaurants, the installation of hydraulic garage doors for retail offers store management the option of using the door as a natural canopy when it's open, yet emphasizes functionality when it's being closed.

The doors were installed on three sides of the 45' x 30' rooftop entertainment and kitchen section of the building. Opening the doors makes it accessible from all sides and the glass doors give a full view outside. I like the simplicity and functionality of the Schweiss doors; they look great.


Matt Vandevoorde
DH Pace Co., Bloomington, Illinois

RETAIL

Retail locations, including the Under Armour store and offices, feature such hydraulic doors that provide a sleek industrial look, help establish the brand, and add an extra layer of security over glass storefronts during hours in which the business is closed.

By choosing Schweiss retail overhead hydraulic doors, you can ensure that your property is functional, all while emphasizing brand awareness in the minds of your customers.

Contact us to get your retail hydraulic door installed!

Under Armour - Under Armour Designer Door By Schweiss Speaks for itself

Schweiss Designer Doors don't get much better than this. Under Armour Corporation ordered this very attractive and unique metal perforated hydraulic one-piece canopy door as a showpiece for their store and office building in Baltimore, Maryland.

The 28' 10" wide x 12' - 140 mph wind rated billboard style Under Armour hydraulic door features two distinctly lighted Under Armour billboard-style logos which can be seen for miles around especially during the evening hours. Two powerful Schweiss hydraulic cylinders open the door whisper-quiet providing corporate charm and weathertight security for the store when closed.

Designer Storefront Hydraulic Doors

Schweiss doors are a reliable and sturdy product and we like that they provide the ability to apply different finishes to customize them further. The white, lacey metal screen is reminiscent of ghosted brick and is supported by large wood columns that reveal themselves along the exterior faÇade. In addition to providing overhead weather protection during the day, lighting will be provided at night to create a lantern or beacon on the corner, allowing the screen to glow and cast a shadow onto the street.


Noelle Gallcia
Seattle, Washington

Designer Storefront Door in Maryland

Schweiss Doors designer door line has been going full-blast for a number of years. These designer doors have appeared on an exclusive hotel in China to places like the Red Bull Headquarters in California; Sway Thai Restaurant in Texas; Old Navy mall entrance in Texas; Guthrie Theatre in Minnesota; AT&T San Francisco Giants Stadium; Cycle City in Hawaii to beautiful carriage house helicopter hangar doors in North Carolina and many colleges, municipal buildings, homes and schools throughout the United States and abroad.

Architects, engineers and building contractors will testify that your ideas can go anywhere from mild to wild, from concept to reality. You think it - Schweiss will custom-build it!

For more information on the hydraulic and bifold liftstrap designer door line, visit Schweiss Doors at www.schweissdoors.com. The "Must See Photos" website section will give you dozens of ideas on how other Schweiss customers have relied on Schweiss Doors to customize their own door needs and unique ideas. Schweiss Doors can be reached by calling 800-746-8273.

Skydive Midwest - Skydive Midwest Retail operations begin and end at the hangar

The fun part of Skydive Midwest's operation mostly takes place the minute you go airborne to the time you step out of the jump plane and then safely land on terra firma. Skydive Midwest is Chicago's premier skydiving center and the closest drop zone to Milwaukee and Chicago.

Designer Hydraulic Aviation Doors

A always knew in the back of my mind that someday I'd build my own hangar. You can rent hangars, but that's not the same as haveing your own. I think the quality of Schweiss doors is awesome. I didn't look at any other manufacturer's doors. I was pretty convinced that I was going to get my door from Schweiss; I never called or priced anyone else. I have some aviator friends in Madison, S.D. where there are a few of your doors. You guys got it figured out, I recommend Schweiss Doors to others every time."


Dan Anderson
Canton, South Dakota

That's mainly what the jumpers look forward to, however there are many behind the scenes tasks that begin and end at the all-important hangar. The hangar, a place to pack parachutes, check weather and park planes; most airports can't get along without one, and wouldn't want to.

They've gone "5-Star" with their new, modern facility and hangar. The hangar is a 9,660 sq. ft. new steel building, has a 1,075 sq. ft. office area and 3,300 sq. ft. of retail space.

The hangar is equipped with a 65 ft. x 20 ft. Schweiss one piece hydraulic door. It has three windows, a walk door with lockset and two remotes.

They wanted the Skydive Midwest hydraulic door to provide the proper clear height and to be able to use the door as an awning that could provide shade inside the main hangar where the skydivers pack their parachutes. Plus, it looks really cool to see a big 65 ft. door open up. They played Star Wars music when they first opened it.

Bar Pod - Mobile Container Bar Pod Makes Its Debut At The 'Big Game'

Bar Pods have only been in production for about a year. They made their debut at the Nightclub and Bar Convention last year in Las Vegas. They are a deluxe, all-inclusive, velocity service, waste reducing concession bar for beer, wine, or mixed drinks (or all three in one unit), on tap that can be adapted to customer needs. They are equipped with the TurboTap, a patented retrofit draft beer-dispensing device made from high-grade stainless steel that slips over the end of a standard U.S. beer faucet.

Budweiser Designer Hydraulic Doors

It is an amazing door. I would say that it has lived up to everything we imagined, plus more, 5,000 pounds of door opening effortlessly.


Bar Pod Owner
Las Vegas, Nevada

Show Designer Budweiser Hydraulic Doors

The newest Budweiser Bar Pod has a Schweiss 23.1 ft. x 8.10 ft. one-piece hydraulic side mounted container door on it. You might have even seen people belly up to the Budweiser Bar Pod at this years Super Bowl. The compact, mount anywhere Schweiss hydraulic pump unit is ideal for these type of containers and when opened the door provides a nice shaded canopy for customers. It opens and closes in a matter of seconds ready for the next day of service or to go on the road to the next fun venue.

"It is an amazing door. I would say that it has lived up to everything we imagined, plus more," said the owner. When asked what he liked best about the Schweiss product he responded: "5,000 pounds of door opening effortlessly". and the advantage of having a large shaded canopy when open.

As the word got out that Schweiss Doors was producing container doors, they have been manufacturing containers as well as container doors for more and more people.

Sway Thai - A Unique Restaurant Design

Schweiss doors adds style to the spicy new Sway Thai restaurant in Austin, Texas. The restaurant hydraulic door opens to a large communal table area where diners can eat and socialize. "We love the door. It's great and we get a lot of comments. When it's closed, people don't even realize it's a door because aesthetically, it speaks so well to the interior design," said the restaurant owner, Jesse Herman. Austin is a city of big flavors, but interestingly enough there are few that specialize in Thai food. That's where the long-awaited Thai Restaurant called "Sway," (meaning elevated, delicious) tops the bill.

Designer Restaurant Patio Hydraulic Doors

Traditional Thai food has a reputation of being very spicy and hot enough to satisfy anyones taste for heat. A newly opened restaurant in Austin, Texas does that and more. Austin is a city of big flavors, but interestingly enough there are few that specialize in Thai food. That's where the long-awaited Thai Restaurant called "Sway," (meaning elevated, delicious) tops the bill.

We love the door. It's greate and we get a lot of comments. When it's closed, people don't even realize it's a door because aesthetically, it speaks so well to the interior design. It exceeded our experiences," said Herman. who noted that in a typical day 400-plus meals are served. "I think we'll expand in Austin then outside of Texas in the near future.


Jesse Herman
Austin, Texas

Restaurant Designer Hydraulic Doors

Owners, Jesse Herman and Delfo Trombetta describe their menu as drawing from Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian and Vietnamese influences. Herman, Trombetta and Executive Chef Rene Ortiz got their taste for Thai food while living in Sydney, Australia where Thai food is wildly popular. The large Sway menu is inspired by the modern Australian style of Thai cooking, which means it's more of a contemporary restaurant than a typical traditional family-run Thai restaurant. Apparently it has been very well received as Sway was voted Best Restaurant of the Year & Best Restaurant Design/ Interior in the Austin Chronicle's Best Of Poll 2013.

Their beverage program includes Asian beers, drinking vinegars, wines, curated teas, Thai and Vietnamese coffees, but it is the menu that speaks volumes and so do people who have dined there.

This isn't your typical meat and potato-lovers restaurant. A small list of what you can expect to see on the menu includes: Po-Pea Jay, Shu Mai, General Chong's Quail, Nashi Pear Chicken, Grilled Meats, Thai-inspired Noodles, Whole Market Fish and Blue Crab. Several dishes can be prepared gluten-free or vegetarian.

Sway's designer-style glass door, located near the bar at the restaurant, opens up to the outdoor Spirit Garden patio dining area. The 11′ 7.38″ x 7'11" custom-made hydraulic one-piece door is segmented with numerous attractive glazed windows. The frames were ordered without a primer coat of paint so the raw steel gives off more of a rustic look. It comes with two remote controls and photo eye sensors for easy and safe operation.

Traditional Thai food has a reputation of being very spicy and hot enough to satisfy anyones taste for heat. A newly opened restaurant in Austin, Texas does that and more. Austin is a city of big flavors, but interestingly enough there are few that specialize in Thai food. That's where the long-awaited Thai Restaurant called "Sway," (meaning elevated, delicious) tops the bill.

"We love the door. It's great and we get a lot of comments. When it's closed, people don't even realize it's a door because aesthetically, it speaks so well to the interior design. It exceeded our expectations," said Herman, who noted that in a typical day 400-plus meals are served. "I think we'll expand in Austin and then outside of Texas in the near future." said Herman.

Doc B's Fresh Kitchen - Doc B's Kitchen, Chicago, Illinois

Doc B's Fresh Kitchen in Chicago was established to become an extension of your own kitchen. The Gold Coast location features a Schweiss one-piece hydraulic glass designer door which opens wide at the entrance to the outside where customers can also enjoy their dinners sidewalk style. The custom-made Schweiss Designer Door is 16.2 ft. wide x 7.9 3/4 ft. tall. It is equipped with electric photo eye sensors. The door opens to an outside dining area which seats 20 customers.

Indoor Outdoor Restaurant Hydraulic Designer Doors

Schweiss doors really caught our eye. I think we looked at every conceivable door type available. We looked at bifold, horizontal and vertical, scissor type systems, and overhead glass garage doors as well. We mostly wanted a strong connection to the outside street energy of Doc B's. The single piece storefront that moves was the most dramatic option. It's a great door, the simplicity of it is one of the nicest features of it.


Doc B's Fresh Kitchen Owner
Chicago, Illinois

"What's unique about the door is when it's open it creates this natural canopy. You can sit right up next to the window. So if its rainy or misting outside you get the benefit of the outside visual and still have the advantage of that outdoor/indoor feel," explained the owner. Once I saw this door, I was attracted to it and knew it was the right fit. I fell in love with it at first sight."

"We researched operable storefronts and operable window systems previously on the Internet. We started thinking about how they could be applicable to some other projects we were working on. Schweiss doors really caught our eye. I think we looked at every conceivable door type available. We looked at bifold, horizontal and vertical, scissor type systems, and overhead glass garage doors as well. We mostly wanted a strong connection to the outside street energy of Doc B's. The single piece storefront that moves was the most dramatic option. It's a great door, the simplicity of it is one of the nicest features of it."

Irish Pub Las Vegas - Las Vegas Irish Pub Has Schweiss Unique Outdoor Patio Bar

Nine Fine Irishmen is a Las Vegas southside strip-located pub of epic proportions. It has a great location just across from the MGM Grand Casino and nearby Tropicana. A unique kiosk with a spectacular 360 degree view of the Las Vegas Strip opens up outside to the public with four Schweiss hydraulic designer doors. The half in, half out design lets you sit inside with the marvelous woodwork and old world feel or you can sit outside the bar on the faux patio adjacent to the casino floor.

Bar Kiosk Hydraulic Designer Doors

Over the years, Mike has learned that clearance is a big issue for getting the big boats in - we wanted to get into a different market with the 70-plus footers. It always seemed that limitations were always height in these big buildings. It gets kind of costly and hard on a boat when you have to disassemble hardtops, electronics and that sort of stuff. This way we can just wheel them in the building and have them stay the way they are. The hydraulic door was put in for more clearance - with it we gained a good four feet. We like the simplicity and speed of the hydraulic door. The bifold is a great door; the initial setup took just a little longer. They both work great; they lock nice and tight and keep the warm air in and the cold air out; we haven't had any problems with either one.


Eric Evenhouse
Holland, Michigan

The year-round outdoor patio and bar kiosk, has ample seating for about 100 people. It features two custom made Schweiss hydraulic designer doors 15 ft. 1.5" x 4 ft. 4" which open at the sides and two 7 ft. 11.5" hydraulic doors opening at each end. A unique feature for this is the use of only one hydraulic pump for all four door, with four separate key stations to open and close the doors. The pump is situated about 50 ft. from the outside bar. Each door closes on a granite counter top and is fitted with electric photo eye sensors and manual latches. When the doors are open they provide shade to the area around the bar. When closed, they provide a tight seal and security to the contents inside.

Additional custom work was done to blend the Irish Pub Las Vegas hydraulic doors into the kiosk. Custom side plates were also used to camouflage the two hydraulic cylinders on each door. The cylinders are hidden from the exterior when the doors are closed and the end-user provided custom fit nylon covers with Velcro closures to conceal the cylinders when the doors are open.

Opus One Winery - California's Opus One Winery Exudes Upper-Crust Class

The design of the vineyard shop embraces the partnership of Opus One and Chateau Mouton Rothschild, by taking the concept of the centuries-old courtyard stables of Bordeaux and merging it with modern materials and technology.

A combination of eight Schweiss hydraulic and bifold doors went into this project. The Schweiss bifold and hydraulic doors are an integral part of the design and functioning of this facility. The biggest challenge with the Opus One Winery hydraulic doors was to develop a design concept that would complement the architecture of the iconic winery, meet all functional requirements to maintain the very sophisticated equipment and conceal the complex operation from public view.

Designer Winery Hydraulic Doors

It was kind of neat at the Opus One opening ceremonies. They had a five second opening delay and counted down very slowly. It was quite dramatic, with eight doors opening one after another at five-second intervals. It was cool seeing them all pyramiding up. I go out there occasionally and look at the doors. It really is an amazing set up. To tell you the truth I do mention the doors to some of our visitors when we do lunches or presentations out there or include it as part of our VIP tours.


Randy Striplin and Roger Aselson
Napa Valley, California

Designer Winery Liftstrap Doors

The winery gave the Schweiss doors a special dramatic treatment at the dusk opening ceremonies. They had a five second opening delay and counted down very slowly. It was quite dramatic, with eight doors opening one after another at five-second intervals. It was cool seeing them all pyramiding up.

The construction company was given the "Award of Excellence Building" accolades for its work on Opus One by Metal Construction News, which also recognized it for the award-winning "Building of the Year" for its construction project.

All of the equipment maintenance takes place within the courtyard area. Opus One owns and farms more than 200 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley and utilizes the most sophisticated equipment developed for grape growing.

Schweiss Doors of Fairfax, Minnesota, supplied bi-fold and hydraulic doors made of perforated stainless steel used for the rain screens around the washing/fueling area, clerestory windows and exhaust fan.

The winery gave the Schweiss doors a special dramatic treatment at the dusk opening ceremonies. "It was kind of neat at the Opus One opening ceremonies. They had a five second opening delay and counted down very slowly. It was quite dramatic, with eight doors opening one after another at five-second invervals. It was cool seeing them all pyramiding up," explained Contractor Randy Striplin. "I go out there occasionally and look at the doors. It really is an amazing set up," noted Opus One Vice President of Public Relations Roger Aselson. To tell you the truth I do mention the doors to some of our visitors when we do lunches or presentations out there or include it as part of our VIP tours."

Mill's Fleet Farm - Schweiss Doors Go On Newest Mills Fleet Farm Store

Mills Fleet Farm, founded in 1955 by the Mills family, is a growing company with a retail chain of 34 stores in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa. It's newest store recently celebrated its grand opening at Ankeny, Iowa - a midstate location of approximately 45,000 residents located north of downtown Des Moines bordering on an agricultural and suburban-based economy.

Schweiss Designer Storefront Hydraulic Doors

I'm in and out of hangars all the time. I like the smoothness of the Schweiss liftstrap doors. We never really looked at ant other doors other than to do price comparisons and your prices were pretty good.


Lorne Gray
Canada

The newest Ankeny store, the second of its kind in Iowa, covers a total of 261,000 sq. ft., making it one of the larger Mills Fleet Farm stores. They average from 2,500 to 3,000 customers per day depending on the season. The store has 210 employees.

Customer service and efficiency is paramount to Fleet Farm's day-to-day operations. Helping to add to the efficiency was the addition of two 24' 4" x 17' 5" custom-made Schweiss doors. The Mills Fleet Farm hydraulic doors are positioned side-by-side and open to the outdoor garden center.

Designer Hydraulic Doors - Stadium Doors

Schweiss Doors are ideal solutions for Stadiums and Outdoor Venues

From large stadiums serving as homes to professional sports franchises including the Sacramento Kings and San Francisco Giants, all the way to smaller venues such as Illinois' RiverEdge Park and Music Garden, Schweiss Doors has been the premier manufacturing company that others have looked to for large, specially engineered hydraulic doors for stadiums.

Stadium Designer Hydraulic Doors

You guys at Schweiss Doors are great, I wouldn't bother with anybody else. The best thing is your doors are one-stop shopping - you know what you are getting, you know the delivery cost and it shows up on time; It's not a day early. The Schweiss Doors ordering process is the easy part, the infrastructure we use on the door is really wonderful. The expensive part is building the moment frame to hold it up and putting the skin on it.


Douglas Gauthier, Architect
Brooklyn, New York

The Schweiss engineering staff works hand-in-hand with architects, contractors and developers to make sure these hydraulic garage doors for arenas and stadiums meet all specifications and delivery dates on schedule.

Schweiss hydraulic doors are lauded for their highly engineered heavy-duty construction and ease of operation. When open they offer a nice shaded canopy.

The new $507 million Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. (see story below) was nominated by the Sports Business Journal for "Sports Facility of the Year." Home to the Sacramento Kings basketball team, it features five specially engineered Schweiss glass garage doors for the stadium's entrance. It is the first LEED Platinum arena in the world. Golden 1 Center is the "Gold Standard" of areas, and Schweiss Doors was proud to play a big part of that.

Sacramento Kings Stadium - Five six-story Schweiss Glass Bifold Doors Open Up to the Kings Stadium

The Golden 1 Center multi-purpose indoor arena, also known as the Sacramento Kings Stadium in downtown Sacramento, CA. One of the most unique aspects of this $507 million dollar project are the Schweiss hangar doors featured at the stadium's entrance. The Golden 1 Center plans to add more luxury seats and expand its capacity to 19,000 fans. The arena is host to conventions and other sporting and entertainment events.

Stadium Designer Hydraulic Built Schweiss Doors

We challenged Schweiss to do things they had never done before. One, they are canted on a 15-degree angle- they are not battered. They are not the same length, two of the doors are angled and three doors are straight, meaning they don't travel the same distance and they don't stack exactly the same way. We challenged Schweiss to make that work, and they did.


Rob Rothblatt
Sacramento, California

Schweiss Doors engineered and built five bifold/strap latch doors to be used at the entrance of the stadium. Three of the Sacramento King Stadium hydraulic doors measured 29' x 41'5" and the other two were 29'4" x 41'5". Each door is lifted by three 5 h.p. motors and the liftstraps are 6" width, compared to the usual 3" width. The doors, with glass, weigh in at about 28,000 lbs. each. The first piece of the six-story, glass hangar door was tested over a couple of month's time to make sure the door was properly functioning before glass was installed.

The Schweiss bifold glass doors to the entrance of the arena will allow the Delta Breeze to serve as a natural cooling system, pulling air in and down and then up through small vents found under the seats in the stands. The doors also will provide a unique setting for concerts as thousands of concert-goers will be able to stand outside and hear music from the plaza that will be connected to the 16-story, mixed-use Downtown Plaza Tower.

Schweiss Stadium Engineered Hydraulic Doors

San Francisco Giants

Giants Stadium Has Critical Storage Door

When the San Francisco Giants baseball stadium needed a door to secure a critical storage area within the ballpark's fan recreation area they called on Schweiss Doors.

Schweiss provided the San Francisco Giants stadium with a hydraulic door 20' wide by 9' high. The door is clad with matching steel siding and when closed it is hard to see there is actually a door there. When open it provides a nice shaded canopy.

I really got interested in Schweiss doors while at the American Aero Services aircraft restoration company in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. A hurricane came through there and actually blew out a couple of hangar walls on a hangar, but the Schweiss doors remained standing as solid as could be. Wow! When the doors can survive a hurricane and the walls of the building can' t, that' s obviously pretty sturdy.

David Prescott
Albany, New York

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Mobile Hydraulic Stadium Doors - The Budweiser Bar Pod Makes its Debut with a Schweiss Door

On a hot summer day, nothing is as refreshing as a cold beverage. Unfortunately, depending on your location, getting a cold drink served to you may not always be a realistic opportunity. If only there was some way to bring the bar to you...

Michael Manion turned this vision into a reality when he created Bar Pods. The idea first came to life when Manion was in Las Vegas one summer. He wanted to find a way to serve cold beer outdoors without the complications or health hazards typically caused by scorching temperatures. Manion would take this idea and turn it into fully operational bars located within " pods" . These pods could be located anywhere, but ideally they would be set up outside large sports stadiums. The idea received overwhelmingly positive feedback, and just like that, Bar Pods, LLC was born.

Schweiss Container Stadium Hydraulic Doors

" Schweiss Doors offers a container door kit making it very easy for the customer to install,. We sell thousands of doors for all applications - ranging from hangar doors to doors for agriculture, commercial, industrial, and residential uses that our customers often install themselves all over the world. This door is no different, only that the size is smaller, which actually makes it easier to install with our step-by-step instructions.

Mike Schweiss
Schweiss Doors, Fairfax, Minnesota

Schweiss Stadium Hydraulic Barpod Doors

Bar Pods are solid steel-framed structures that are built with either wheels or holes for forklifts to lift them into a flatbed trailer. They also come with a self-leveling system that makes sure that no matter where they are located, the floor will be level and drinks won' t be spilling randomly. The pods can be custom-built to any size that the vendor desires. Inside the pod, you would swear you were in any other bar. Stylish bar tables and barstools, beer on tap, multiple televisions, and all the other aesthetic pieces that you would come to expect from a bar can be found in a Bar Pod.

When it came to building the Budweiser Bar Pod, the company turned to Schweiss to make their door. They ended up ordering a 23.1 ft x 8.10 ft. one-piece hydraulic side mounted container door to complete the pod. The end result was the Budweiser Bar hydraulic door: a compact hydraulic pump unit that can be mounted anywhere on the pod (while also providing a nice shaded canopy when open).

" It' s an amazing door," explained Terry Oneil, General Manager for TurboTaps and Bar Pods. " I would say that it has lived up to everything we imagined, plus more."

Hydraulic doors work well for projects like this due to their adaptability and ease of use. This mobile bar hydraulic door opens and closes in a matter of seconds. Owners like Oneil love to see " 5,000 pounds of door opening effortlessly." Although these Bar Pods can be built with multiple types of doors, Oneil has stated that the hydraulic door has quickly become the company preference.

" Schweiss Doors offers a container door kit making it very easy for the customer to install," said Mike Schweiss, President of Schweiss Doors. " We sell thousands of doors for all applications - ranging from hangar doors to doors for agriculture, commercial, industrial, and residential uses that our customers often install themselves all over the world. This door is no different, only that the size is smaller, which actually makes it easier to install with our step-by-step instructions."

Bar Pods, LLC currently has one thing on their mind: growth. They are working to build as many units as possible so that they eventually have an entire fleet of pods at their disposal. The units are currently all rentals, but mass-selling these pods is the end goal.

Birmingham Barons

Translift Dock & Door Knocks it out of the park with Birmingham Barons Stadium Hydraulic Doors

Translift Dock & Door in Pelham, Alabama is used to filling tall and unique door orders. Translift is not a newcomer to Schweiss Doors. Translift knocked it out of the park at the new Birmingham " Barons" Regions minor league baseball stadium park. Robins-Morton Construction selected Translift Dock & Door to install 60 overhead doors and grilles in the new baseball complex on Birmingham' s south side. Included in this project were four Schweiss bifold liftstrap photo eye sensor doors ranging in size from 30 ft. to 12 ft. 9" wide.

Schweiss Baseball Stadium Deisgner Doors

"Regions ballpark has an outfield bar that is surrounded by four Schweiss doors, two 30 ft. x 12 ft and two 15 ft. x 12 ft. high. The doors acted as a canopy and a security structure for the bar. It looks very cool and works great,"

Vernon Yawn
Birmingham, Alabama

Stadium Designer Doors in Alabama

"We had not installed bifold doors this large until this project, noted Vernon Yawn, owner of Translift Dock and Door. We had installed 30 ft. wide and 16 ft. high bifold doors at other locations. The large doors were very easy to install for us with the proper equipment to move the sections in place for assembly before hoisting the doors in place. We have some very experienced installers that do extraordinary work and have installed almost every type of door in the industrial market. We do more doors than loading dock equipment."

"Regions ballpark has an outfield bar that is surrounded by four Schweiss doors, two 30 ft. x 12 ft and two 15 ft. x 12 ft. high. The doors acted as a canopy and a security structure for the bar. It looks very cool and works great," said Yawn.

The Birmingham Barons Regions Field minor league baseball stadium in the heart of downtown has 8,500 seat capacity and was named Field of the Year. The field features a variety of unique attractions for fans of all ages including 23 fully-furnished luxury suites, banquet room, a Youth Sports Zone, which houses a mini wiffle ball field, family fun park, batting cage and outdoor gathering area.

Even more recently, Translift Doc & Door installed Schweiss bifold liftstrap/autolatch doors for Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company at their Bessemer, Alabama location. Four of the seven engineered doors were each 85 ft. in length by 25 ft. tall. Two 76 ft. 10" x 25 ft. and one 47 ft. x 23 1/2 ft. door made up the rest of the order.

A few other notable projects were done for the General Electric Aviation facility in Auburn, Alabama; D1 Sports Training facility doors in Birmingham; doors for the new SSAB recycling steel mill in Mobile and about three dozen schools, hangars and universities throughout the region.

Translift is a success story in itself. Ned Jones and Yawn bought the company in 2006, since then it has grown by over 600 percent. With a full-time staff of 14 and a couple of part-timers, they service all of Alabama, Mississippi, the Florida panhandle, West Georgia and Central Tennessee. They also have a sales location in Michigan where they sub out work.

" We are offering Schweiss doors as a value-engineering alternative on certain aircraft hangar projects as well as steel manufacturers. A project in 2011 we did in the Mobile, Alabama area for a steel recycler specified Schweiss doors. Liftstraps seem to work fine, we have had no return service calls on these. Autolatches to lock the doors are the only way to go for doors over 25 ft. x 12 ft. high. Without autolatch, it can be difficult on large doors. We recommend Schweiss doors for alternates in large openings where other doors are not a good fit." said Yawn.

Yawn praised the staff at Schweiss Doors and said they have been excellent in responding to Translift' s questions and resolving issues.

RiverEdge Stadium - RiverEdge Park & Music Garden

The park connects neighborhoods on both sides of the river and projects a sophisticated, energetic image while celebrating the Fox River, promoting redevelopment, recreation and resource restoration; not only for recreation and community events, but also to developers and businesses.

Stadium Stage Designer Doors in Aurora Illinois

Schweiss Doors in Fairfax, Minnesota was called upon to construct the RiverEdge Park bifold door by the architectural firm of Muller+Muller, Ltd of Chicago which excels in architecture, planning and interior designs to provide four Designer doors on the stage building and at a concession stand below the guest services building.

I'd seen your bifold doors around on restaurants in Chicago. I thought it might be an interesting way to deal with large openings. On Division Street in Chicago there's a restaurant that has glass applied to it. When opened, it creates a sunvisor area in the service area and when they close it, it's like they disappear. It was an interesting architectural thing to look at. I'd seen Schweiss Doors around at a couple of places.

David Steele
Chicago, Illinois

"As we started thinking about it, it's a public building, so when the place is closed down we figured we needed some kind of security that was attractive, said David Steele of Muller+Muller.

"I'd seen your bifold doors around on restaurants in Chicago. I thought it might be an interesting way to deal with large openings. On Division Street in Chicago there's a restaurant (bifdoor) that has glass applied to it. When opened, it creates a sunvisor area in the service area and when they close it, it's like they disappear. It was an interesting architectural thing to look at. I'd seen Schweiss Doors around at a couple of places."

The designer style Schweiss doors have an exterior cladding of cedar slats 3 1/2" x 3/4," with spaces between them. Extra steel was added at the Schweiss factory for extra support. Pressure treated wood was also added to screw the cedar slats to.

Stadium Concession Stand Doors in Illinois

Jamboree in the Hills Stadium

Jamboree in the Hills stage Rocks with a 80 ft. Schweiss Stadium Door

For over 36 years, over 100,000 fans each year have flocked to the rolling hills of eastern Ohio to take part in the longest running and most popular country music festival in America.

This must-see four-day outdoor festival takes place in Belmont, Ohio, just a little west of Wheeling, West Virginia. This "Country Music Capital" has hosted most of the big names coming out of Nashville and other parts of the USA. Close to 25 Country legends each year such as Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boxcar Willie, and even The Beach Boys and ZZ Top, you name it, have taken to the stage there.

Concert Stadium Designer Hydraulic Doors

"People are amazed at the Schweiss door, it's unbelievable what it does. The performers obviously like the stage door now too, as opposed to not having anything before,"

Perry Jones
Belmont, Ohio

It's no wonder Jamboree In The Hills is a two-time winner of the Country Music Associations Festival, Fair or Special Event of the Year award.

The Jamboree with 25 hours of live music is one of the largest Country Music events in the nation. The first year it began about 25,000 people attended, that has now grown to around the 200,000 mark.

The Jamboree in the Hills Stadium hydraulic door from Schweiss is a big one, 80 ft. wide by 35 ft. tall. The 72-inch wedge gives some roof protection against rain and sun for those on stage. The door stays open during the entire festival unless they get real bad weather. Mid-Georgia Steel & Supply of Grantville, Georgia installed the big door on the steel stage.

"People are amazed at the Schweiss door, it's unbelievable what it does. The performers obviously like the stage door now too, as opposed to not having anything before," said Assistant Operations Director Perry Jones.