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OtherI work in a Door factory. We ship doors all around the world! AMA

Nov 6th 2017 by waumpers • 29 Questions • 41 Points

We are the highest quality / highest producing facility in the US.

Door https://imgur.com/gallery/Kpe4H

Here is some pictures of raw materials/different door assembly! The only one not shown is mineral core. That stuff is made in a different area, far away from mine.

Edit: Fun drinking game: take a drink every time you see the word "door" or "doors". See you in the hospital! :D

Q:

Does it look anything similar to Monsters Inc?

A:

I knew this one was coming! Hahaha

Unfortunately not. The doors roll along various lines and machines flat. It is not as whimsical as Pixar depicts


Q:

So what doors has this career opened for you?

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It's not about the doors that open, but the sheer number of doors in general.

Also, a shit ton


Q:

Are you a Back Door Man or did you Break On Through To The Other Side?

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I take the front door on my Crystal Ship. I tried to get a back door, but the dealer told me to Take It As It Comes


Q:

favorite door? Morrison? Manzerk? Krieger? Densmore? Gustav?

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I can't say that I have a favorite, but I do like a clear coated birch door. I love that grain


Q:

😂😂

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Non food people?


Q:

How many door puns do you hear on a weekly basis?

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Too many. At least one a day


Q:

Why are doors so expensive?

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Our doors are pricey because you pay for quality. Material isn't cheap, and solid doors consist of a lot of material. If a door has rare material (i.e ebony veneer) it will be more expensive


Q:

What's the most expensive part of a standard door? Is metal cheaper than wood?

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Usually, the veneer. And no, metal doors are wicked expensive. We don't make fully metal doors, but our lead doors can range anywhere from $500-900 a crack


Q:

Have the Simpsons ever visited your factory?

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Unfortunately, no. But they have made several appearances in this post!


Q:

Was she able to get them reattached? Could very well require more than one surgery and rehab to get them back to working so 6 months doesn’t seem like too far a stretch to me. And if there’s no other position she can help with during that time it makes sense to just stay home.

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No she hasn't, and has since been bringing in food for her friends at work and is very active on Facebook about it. She's good to work what we call "light duty", she just chooses not to. It urks me when someone does stuff like that, so I guess I came off a little harsh.


Q:

One day, my boss came to me, he said "Joe, are you busy?" I said no...

A:

Sounds like you have productivity issues


Q:

"I work in a button factory, one day..."

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I'm not getting the reference!


Q:

It's a song from growing up, I don't know who the hell made it up.

Here's a video I can find online where I assume they're singing it. I can't listen at work.

Sorry for wasting your time!

A:

No time wasted here! Can't say I would have ever come across that song without this comment. Hahaha it's funny


Q:

What’s the hardest challange of making doors?

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In my department, I am in charge of raw door production. I specifically sand the already assembled frame to size.

My biggest challenge is fixing doors that have not been assembled properly, because I have to tear it apart and replace material by hand.

This is hard because we use a very strong glue we call "hot melt" to assemble doors. It's incredibly tricky to take materials off without completely destroying the door. Usually if something comes to me screwed up, it's getting remade completely.


Q:

what's a hidden sign that an amateur can look for to determine if a door is of shoddy quality?

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The main thing you want in a Door is for it to be solid. So if a door is relatively light in weight, it may be mostly hollow on the inside.

Look for real wood as well.


Q:

Which doors are better, american doors or european doors?

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USA ALL DAY!


Q:

Don't you like the way you can open a European door with your elbow?

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What can I say, I'm biased


Q:

When something goes wrong at the plant, does the managerial team say "whenever one door closes, another one opens"?

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Hahaha I'm actually pretty sure that my plant manager has said that before.

Fun fact: our company motto is "we walk through walls"


Q:

Wow, thanks for the answer. Not everyday you come across a door-making specialist :)

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Haha I love it here! It's honestly such a neat process, happy to share with you!


Q:

Are you the facility that was featured of CBS Sunday morning recently?

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I don't think so? I don't watch the program. Plus I didn't see camera crews around, or any talk of it around the mill. However, I am in a very noisy part of the factory and that would probably be bad for filmwork. If you can, link a clip of that segment in the show and I can verify if it is my company or not


Q:

Around the world, really? are your doors special or just that good?

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Yes, really! The coolest order to run through the plant (this was before my employment) was the Burj Khalifa, minus the famed revolving doors. It was also one of the biggest orders done in this specific factory in the company. The coolest doors I've personally made are in the New Atlanta Falcons stadium, and in the New wing in Lambeau Field (I'm a major cheese head!). I can dig up and post proof when I go to work tomorrow, as these are bold statements! Haha but I have no reason to lie to you. I think it's a rumor, but I've heard we also had doors in the pentagon pre 9/11.

As for the doors, it is not only because they are just that good, but our company strives to get you a quality door as fast as possible. Our Stat orders can be completed and shipped in as little as a 1-2 weeks, which is unheard of in this industry


Q:

I'm not doubting you I just find it really bizarre to be honest.

Whats your specific job? You seem pretty into it.

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I've done quite a few different jobs, I'm what we call a "floater", where I am required to work where needed. Currently, I'm working in the first stages of assembly. Specifically, I operate the machines that sand the doors to the required thickness.


Q:

Fair enough, as long as you enjoy it eh? or at least as long as it's not shit.

Do you make specialised doors or just ... good doors. idk, I'm bored and talking to a guy about doors at half past midnight, no offence.

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None taken, to be honest I didn't expect such a large response on this. It's mainly door puns, but I digress.

As for the doors, we do make specialized doors. Every order is tailored to the customers/contractors request


Q:

Do you have doors that keep solicitors away?

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We make doors with peepholes, so you can check to make sure you aren't opening the door to solicitors. Unless it's a girl scout, of course. In which case, BUY ALL THE COOKIES


Q:

Do you enjoy your job? I mean more than it just paying the bills.

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Hmm. For the time being, yes I do. I definitely don't see myself making this my lifelong career, as I am currently killing it in trade school to become an electrician. But it is definitely the most interesting job I've had.


Q:

What is your opinion on pivot doors? I consider them pretentious.

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From a manufacturers standpoint, they are typically easier to make than standard doors, because they don't need a lot of machining. I personally would never want one, they seem unnecessary.

Also, username checks out. LOL'ed


Q:

Yeah i got the nickname when i ordered some doors and there was not enough hinges so i rang the door supplier and they said they shipped the right amount but i just kept saying where are the missing hinges and i started yelling just missing hinges down the line. The missing hinges did not turn up.

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Rest assured, you get all your hinges if you order from us!


Q:

When is a door, not a door?

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When it is a chair.


Q:

I'm sure they'll at least close a few doors.

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I am not familiar with that information. Can you post a link?