Local Automated Gate Designers Earn National Certification

IDEA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 Contact: Debra Wlhener

DATE: December 28, 2015                                                                                   Phone: (937) 698-1027

Local Automated Gate Designers Earn National Certification

Automated Gate Systems Designers with, Automated Gate Services Incorporated, Corona, California has been designated as a Certified Automated Gate Systems Designers by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA). The certification credentials have been awarded to: Eldon Baum Jr., Timothy Drake, Keith Johnson, and Steven Johnson.

The Certifications are effective as of January 1, 2016.

IDEA Gate Systems Designer Certification is available to individuals who can demonstrate a high degree of knowledge and expertise in the design of automated gate systems. In addition to the gate system components and technology, the candidates must demonstrate an exceptional level of knowledge regarding the two safety standards applicable to automated gates: UL 325 and ASTM F2200. Candidates must pass a comprehensive written examination covering all aspects of gate opener installation, including electrical basics, gate and operator safety standards, proper installation of loops and safety.

The program was created by a coalition of industry organizations to promote public safety, product quality, and facility security. The program authors included subject matter experts from the American Fence Association, the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association, the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association and the International Door Association.

IDEA is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization created in 1995 to serve the general public by promoting safety and high professional standards in the door and access systems industry. IDEA Accreditation is endorsed by the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA) and the International Door Association (IDA).

The educational institute also administers professional certification programs for Residential Garage Door Installation, Commercial Sectional Door Systems Technicians, Commercial Rolling Door Systems Technicians, Rolling Steel Fire Door Technicians and Automated Gate Operator Installation.

Mailing: Post Office Box 236, West Milton, OH 45383-0236

Phone: (937) 698-1027

Fax: (937) 698-6153

E-Mail: dwelhener@longmgt.com

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