The new Surrey Recycling and Waste Center in British Columbia opens its Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap door to the public for easy disposal of recycling and waste products.
Metro Vancouver purchased the 4.3-acre site from the City of Surrey following a rezoning and development permit application process. The new recycling and waste center is open seven days a week, 363 days a year as a convenient drop-off location for residents
and businesses and will reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by shortening travel distances.
Door Systems in Surrey, a division of Assa Abloy Entrance Systems, handled the install of the 38-foot, 7-inch by 30-foot, 3-inch bifold liftstrap door. David Welch, in charge of commercial sales at Door Systems, says the install went quite well and was
headed up by lead field technician Matt Faupel, who was recently named International Door Association 2021 Door Technician of the Year during a ceremony in Las Vegas.
“I’ve kinda lost count of how many Schweiss bifold doors I’ve installed over the years,” Faupel says. “Everything on this install went well. With the strap system and everything on there, it makes it super easy from an install
perspective. The Schweiss bifold has always been easy to navigate. This one was one of the bigger doors I’ve done; everything showed up from the factory perfect. From start to finish, it took only three days from sitting on the ground to being
fully wired up and running.”
Faupel says that during his 20 years of installing doors, all types and brands, he has probably hung thousands and considers Schweiss Doors to be the top of the line.
“We had to get quite a large crane truck with stabilizers on it to install the door because in front of the opening was a fairly steep driveway,” Welch says. “Customer service was great. We had an issue where some hardware was missing.
We were in the middle of installing and Schweiss got right back to us immediately and overnighted the parts to us, which was quick and perfect.”
The door is positioned in a large transfer station opening where the general public can drive into and deposit recycling and waste products.
The Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap door is equipped with an automatic cable latching system. HDR Architecture Associates of Victoria, B.C., recommended the Schweiss door for the project.
“The doors have good steel framework with quality motors and liftstraps that make it quite tidy and sturdy,” Welch says. “The shop drawings and whole procedure was quite smooth with timelines that were quite accurate. It was a good experience
all around. Any questions I had were answered quickly by Brent and Jeremy at Schweiss Doors.”