Garage Door Corporation has received information from Amarr (Entrematic) that they have reduced the in plant production time for their garage doors per the Dealer memo below. This shows a continued effort to improve the service provided by Amarr. The previous report of plant shutdowns for maintenance still applies. After the maintenance window is complete we expect garage door orders which are not stocked in the Chicago distribution center should arrive in less time. It should be noted that these production times are shorter than Clopay which usually requires 2 to 3 weeks for delivery of product from the plant - which is not stocked in the regional distribution center.
Manufacturing Lead Time ReducedMemo 07-16 January 12, 2016 Effective January 18, 2016, the manufacturing lead time of all shipments from our Lawrence, KS facility is being reduced to 8 business days. The manufacturing lead time for shipments from our North Carolina facility remains at 8 business days. The scheduled delivery to your local Amarr Door Center is approximately 11 days (8 days manufacturing lead time plus 3 days for transportation). The scheduled delivery date is the worst case scenario, and delivery may occur prior to this date. Additionally, the manufacturing lead time for the Amarr Carriage Court CC4000 door will be reduced to 3 weeks for Door Centers shipped from the Mocksville, NC facility and 5 weeks for Door Centers shipped from the Lawrence, KS facility. For non-stock steel doors, the order cut-off and delivery days for your local Amarr Door Center may have changed as a result of this manufacturing lead time reduction. (pdf of new lead times) Click here for an updated list of Amarr Door Center cut-off and delivery days. All orders placed by a specific day of the week, at noon local time, will be delivered to the Amarr Door Center no later than a specific scheduled date. However, factors such as order volume, pairing of partial trucks, holidays, inventories, and the weather may affect the actual delivery date. Please contact your local Amarr Door Center to confirm your order and delivery date. The delivery schedule is subject to change as adjustments to manufacturing lead time occur. We will notify you immediately of any changes to the delivery schedule or manufacturing lead time. Due to the reduction in manufacturing lead time, the Expedite Program is reinstated. When you have a door or parts order needed in less than the standard manufacturing lead time, ask your local Amarr Door Center about the Expedite cut-off dates to take advantage of this program. In addition to the Expedite Program, your local Amarr Door Center carries many doors in stock. Ask for a copy of the Door Center Stock Sheet of doors available for fast pick-up or delivery. Lastly, factory direct order from Kansas manufacturing facility can be placed with a minimum door order of $7,500. Your local Amarr DC can assist you with factory direct ordering. If you have any questions, please contact your local Amarr Door Center or Sales Manager.
Garage Door Corporation is based in Skokie, IL and provides garage door sales, service, installation, repairs and torsion spring replacement in the Chicago, IL area. We are an Amarr Authorized Dealer and Clopay dealer. Please visit www.gdcorp.com for further details.