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Submitted by gdcorp on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 10:32

Garage Door Corporation has been advised that Raynor Garage Doors, one of the large garage door manufacturers with dealers nationwide, has discontinued the production,  sale, and distribution of wood garage doors. Raynor is based in Dixon, IL and used to manufacture their own wood garage doors, steel garage doors (both residential and commercial) as well as garage door openers. A check of the Raynor website confirms that the wood garage doors have been removed from the lists. Their garage door openers are now a private label from Chamberlain for the last few years (Raynor does not make their own garage door openers). Chamberlain also produces the Liftmaster garage door opener line for professional dealers and private labels for numerous other vendors including the Sears (Craftsman) line. Amarr Garage Doors sent the memo below indicating that Raynor was out of the wood garage door business:

Dealer Memo
Memo 110-13
November 4, 2013
To: Amarr Dealers
From: Amanda O’Del
Subject: Amarr Wood Door Offering
As of last week, Raynor is no longer distributing wood garage doors due to an issue with their supplier.
As a reminder, Amarr offers a limitless variety of stylish wood garage doors, each hand crafted for reliable performance and long-lasting beauty. Amarr’s wood door offering includes the distinct designs of the Bob Timberlake® Collection and the sophisticated styles of the Biltmore® for your Home Collection. The Amarr by Design Collection allows consumers to create their own unique design for a one-of-a-kind door. Learn more about Amarr’s wood garage door offering by visiting Amarr.com or downloading the Openings in Wood brochure. Contact your Amarr Sales Manager or local Door Center if you have any questions.

We have verified with Howard in Raynor Corporate customer service department on 11/04/2013 that the above memo is accurate.

Garage Door Corporation still offers wood garage doors from numerous vendors including Clopay, Amarr, Plycraft and smaller custom wood door manufacturers by request. We will only offer wood garage doors in the Chicago, IL and surrounding suburbs. Please visit our website www.gdcorp.com for literature and further information.