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Schweiss Supplies Massive Doors For New Rocket Hangar

Schweiss liftstrap bifold doors are already in service on a number of SpaceX hangars. Two more were recently ordered, both more than 60' tall.

Fairfax, MN – When government funding for NASA was cut, that didn't mean America's space program was put on the shelf. America's "can-do" attitude continued to prevail.

Schweiss Doors has the same can-do spirit and its demonstrated ability to deliver large custom doors for the space program in the past led to it being chosen to supply two massive doors for a rocket hangar building at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

That same type of confidence is ever-present at Schweiss Doors where Mike Schweiss, the company's founder and president has said, "If you think it, we can build it." The new doors for Cape Canaveral would suggest Schweiss means what he says.

Rocket hangar doors required at the Cape were not your run-of-the-mill doors; there was a lot of specialized engineering that went into them due to their size, weight and other things Schweiss had to conform to.

The larger of the two new Cape Canaveral doors is a Bifold Liftstrap model that's more than six stories tall, measuring 90' wide x 61' high. The second door is just 40' wide but is an astounding 69' tall. Each of the doors is equipped with automatic latches and rated to withstand winds up to 150 mph. During installation they will be clad in 26-gauge steel sheeting and insulated with four inches of fiberglass blanket. Bottom-drive, 480-volt, 3-phase motors and patented Schweiss liftstraps will do the lifting of the massive doors, which weigh in excess of 46,700 lbs.

About Schweiss Doors

Schweiss-logoBased in Fairfax, MN, Schweiss Doors is a leading manufacturer of bifold and hydraulic one-piece doors, and is an established leader in the design and manufacture of designer and custom doors for all types and sizes of buildings. No door is too small or too big for Schweiss Doors. The company has more than three decades of experience and has sold its doors worldwide. Key markets for the company’s doors are aviation, agriculture, commercial and industrial, but its products have been used in theaters, major league ballparks, homes, exclusive hotels and buildings of all types. To learn more, visit www.bifold.com or www.schweisshydraulicdoors.com.

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  www.bifold.com/build-your-own-door.php.

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