One AeroDoor installation crew is close to finishing yet another hangar door. The 80′ x 22′ bifold door is being installed on an existing aicraft hangar which is being redeveloped after damage caused by hurricane Charlie. Out of pure coincidence AeroDoor removed the damaged door for the previous hangar owner.
Jason Mathews, now AeroDoor’s manufacturing manager tells the story to our marketing team “I was installing new hydraulic swing doors on the east side of the airport days after hurricane Charlie. A hangar owner heard we were over there and called to ask if we could help him out. His bi-fold door had blown straight through. The door was still hung but had been blown inside of the jamb columns. All three aircraft in the hanger were destroyed too, because parts of the the roof structure had fallen on them. We got the door down for him and put it to one side. In years gone by I’ve looked over at that hangar looking washed up and dormant countless times. When one of our install crews told me we were out there installing one of our doors it brought back the memories of that day. I charged that guy $50 to remove that damaged door, he looked like he was having a bad day already, he didn’t need somebody making it worse with an invoice for a thousand dollars!”.
The aircraft hangar, a pre engineered building, has been completely revamped with new metal siding, flooring, overhead fan and 80′ x 22′ bi-fold door from AeroDoor. AeroDoor were awarded the project after delivering a bifold hangar door that met with the owners needs, at a significantly lower price than the hangar door manufacturer who were originally specified. A lesson for readers – no matter how far into your hangar project you are, you can still consider AeroDoor to deliver you a hangar door. AeroDoor have the engineering team to design a door to be implemented into any existing hangar design without delaying your project.
Final photos and details of the story will follow. For now we have some photos that we wanted to share.