Manufacturer Spotlight: Chase Doors

Posted On: April 22, 2015 in Commercial Doors

At McKinley, we are proud of the quality manufacturers we represent. As part of our ongoing Manufacturer Spotlight series, this post takes a closer look at Chase Doors. We will learn about the benefits of their traffic and impact doors, and discover why they are the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty doors.

Chase Doors is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. In business since 1932, Chase has grown to become a 300-person strong, vertically integrated manufacturer of a full range of specialty door systems. They are known for their high-quality specialty door systems, including traffic doors, impact doors and swing doors. These doors push open, with no need to activate a latch or twist a knob, and automatically return to the closed position. They allow hands-free passage through the doorway while providing an effective barrier when visual, sound or environmental isolation is required.

Depending upon the application, a properly chosen traffic door provides a number of benefits including;

  • Improved productivity: Because the doors swing open in either direction and don’t require the worker to stop to open the door, these doors allow fast passage.
  • Isolation of backroom activities: Control your customers’ experience by keeping the clutter and noise of your backroom operations separate from your sales/service area, all without impeding worker movement.
  • Reduced HVAC costs: Swing doors automatically return to the closed position, providing an effective means to isolate climate controlled or refrigerated parts of your facility, helping to reduce HVAC costs.

Chase traffic doors are elegant in their simplicity. A special hinge design captures energy during door opening and uses this energy to close the door. This passive design greatly simplifies door installation, eliminating the need for electrical hook-up and significantly reducing maintenance costs compared to powered door alternatives.

Chase traffic doors are available in a range of materials and styles designed to satisfy your needs. Flexible sheet, hollow and solid core are some door options. Most door styles are available with or without windows while various insulation and gasket options are available to provide improved environmental isolation or sound dampening properties.

Selecting the right traffic door requires careful consideration of a number of factors, including where the door will be located, geometry of door opening, type and volume of traffic flow through the door, aesthetic concerns, and insulation needs. At McKinley, we have the experience you need to ensure you get the right door for your application. Contact us today to learn more about how your facility can benefit from a Chase traffic door.