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Wed Aug 30, 2017
Elkhart, Ind. — StateWide Windows of Elkhart, Indiana will showcase its feed and manger access doors for livestock trailers as well as its line of frameless windows at this year’s 10th anniversary North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) annual show.
Visit Statewide Windows in booth 987 at the show held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The doors are part of its well-respected heavy-duty line of feed and manger doors, known as the “Clydesdale Series”. The trade show offers 335,000 square-feet of the latest trailers, parts and accessories.
“We’re one of only two feed door window manufacturers producing this heavy-duty door,” StateWide Director of Sales Jason Barhydt says. “It’s a mill extrusion with a longer flange, graphite-coated pins and a heavy-duty look.”
Part of this look comes from strong hinges that are welded to the frame rather than riveted.
“Our hinge pins are graphite coated and are ½-inch in diameter. Others use ¼-inch stainless steel,” Barhydt says. “Our competition’s doors are painted extrusions, with maybe .06-inch walls. Ours are 0.1-inch walls in a heavy-duty aluminum. Our inner frame also has a hollow flange, which gives it a lot of strength.”
The key component to each of these Clydesdale doors is StateWide’s heavy-duty hinge system. The Clydesdale Line includes three types of feed and manger doors:
• Radius—Can commonly be seen on several brands of horse and pig trailers on the market and features a popular rounded frame, giving it a sleek, modern look
• Mitered—Square and fully welded for a style that is as rugged as it is functional and durable
• Panel— Similar to doors or windows that OEMs are building themselves, with the ability to color match any OEM’s trailer designs with custom skins