March 19th was National Automatic Door Day. As a true innovator in the field of automatic doors, Horton Automatics is excited to celebrate this day, which recognizes the important and often uncelebrated role those automatic doors play in our daily lives.
The doors we started developing in the 1950s and brought to market in 1960 have evolved over time to become a staple in countless industries, including healthcare, transportation, hospitality and retail.
Today, you can find Horton Automatics’ doors in airports, hospitals, laboratories, retail stores, hotels, manufacturing facilities and more. They are an important tool for accessibility, security, energy efficiency and health.
To celebrate Automatic Door Day, Horton has released this blog post that explores the history of the industry and several of the more significant developments, including:
Automatic Revolving Door Systems: The AutoFlow, MiniGrand and Grand automatic revolving door systems are ideal for heavy traffic with energy savings in mind. Available in center shaft or center core vestibule design configurations, these systems offer smooth, continuous rotation. We offer three- and four-wing automatic revolving door systems. Horton’s automatic revolving doors offer impressive architectural appeal, energy efficiency and effective high-traffic management.
Additionally, our Hurricane Rated Sliding Door systems are Miami-Dade County-approved and can withstand pressures up to 85 pounds per square foot. Heavy-duty rails are integrated with steel tubing and corner blocks to create robust structural integrity. A three-point locking system ensures that the doors are secure and anchored when closed. Customizable features like panic hardware are available in buildings that require egress at all times.
For more information about these new developments – and this day worth celebrating – visit our blog. For information about specific Horton Automatics products, contact Ashley Estrada, Product Manager at Ashley_Estrada@OverheadDoor.com, 361-866-6624, or visit the product-specific pages on our website.
About Horton Automatics and Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions
Horton Automatics is the premium access brand of Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions, a division of Overhead Door Corporation. With three manufacturing locations, multiple service locations, and more than 200 value-adding distribution partners across North America, Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions addresses a broad range of specialty door and access applications under the brands Horton Automatics, Won-Door, Flex by Horton, and Door Services Corporation. For more information about Horton’s brands and solutions, visit www.HortonDoors.com, www.WonDoor.com, www.FlexbyHorton.com, and www.DoorServicesCorporation.com.
About Overhead Door Corporation
OVERHEAD DOOR CORPORATION, based in Lewisville, Texas, is a leading provider of door and access solutions for residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial applications. Operating through three divisions with a focus on vehicular, pedestrian, and electronic access solutions, OVERHEAD DOOR CORPORATION serves more than 6,000 industry-leading professional distribution partners. An industry pioneer that invented the first upward-acting door in 1921, the first electric garage door opener in 1926, and the first automatic sliding door in 1954, the company manufactures door and access solutions under some of the most trusted brands in North America including Overhead Door, Wayne Dalton, Genie, Horton Automatics and Won-Door. For additional information, visit www.ohdcorporation.com.