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Hangar Counts Schweiss Bifold Door Among It's Impressive Features

The Citation jet, named Cloudkisser II, is as clean and slick as the new 100-foot by 100-foot hangar where it resides at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville, Wis. Among the hangar's many impressive features is its 80' x 22' liftstrap/autolatch bifold door from Schweiss Doors. The door is rated for 115 mph. 

The jet and hangar are owned by Gary and Sondra Bertrand of Ataraxis Holdings LLC. Besides the door, the hangar has impressive amenities including 25-foot by 55-foot pilot and tenant office, a main central TV lounge, galley, restrooms and storage and utility rooms, with a mezzanine overlooking it all. The 11,375-square-foot hangar is finished with Proliner insulation, yielding an R-38 rating for the roof and an R-30 for the walls and bifold door.

After they moved in, the Bertrands sent a letter of thanks and praise to the hangar's builder, Norm Paulson of Paulson Kimball Construction.

“We celebrate the completion of our hangar and the wonderful job that was done by Paulson Kimball Construction and the many excellent subcontractors and everyone’s ability to work in harmony with Greg Cullen and his fine folks at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport,” they wrote. “I must hasten to say that as we arrived on Cloudkisser from Arizona, it was, and will continue to be, an exceptional feeling of gratitude to approach and pull into our beautiful hangar in Janesville for the first time. Thank you for making that happen!”

Janesville, located near the Wisconsin-Illinois border, has a population of more than 65,000. Paulson says the staff at Schweiss Doors was helpful and the installation crews are always good.

“We’ve done five of these big bifold doors and it always amazes me when we run one up for the first time,” Paulson says. “It was my recommendation to go with the Schweiss bifold door on this project. I originally found out about Schweiss Doors through my Behlen Buildings district manager and from talking to people and browsing the Internet. We had the Schweiss crew come out and install the door. That always goes well, that’s why there is no reason to reinvent the wheel. With us, the guy that makes the door is always the guy that is going to put it in. They are in and out in a couple of days.

“The Schweiss door is overall a nice, simple, quiet-running door. From a GC point of view, the upfront overall complexity of the building makes installation easier versus the lot more labor-intensive sliding door system with a track and drain system that needs to be put in.”

About Schweiss Doors

Schweiss-logoSchweiss Doors is the premier manufacturer of hydraulic and bifold liftstrap doors. Doors are custom made to any size for any type of new or existing building for architects and builders determined to do amazing things with their buildings, including the doors. Schweiss also offers a cable to liftstrap conversion package. To learn more, visit or

And to learn about Schweiss' new Build Your Own Door Kit, which gives customers the plans and essential components to build their own Schweiss Doors, visit

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