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3/3/2023 - TMC 2023
TMC 2023

Our Whiting Door team just wrapped up at the TMC

2023 Tradeshow in Orlando, FL. Our teamcontinues to

build on relationships with current and potential

new customers. We had a great team that

participated in the show. Our team consisted of

Ben Whiting, Vice President, Corporate Development;

Chuck Oakes, Vice President of Sales;

Joe Olszta, National Account Manager; Tony Goral, National Account Manager; Steve Hazard, Area Manager; Thomas Lewis, Area Manager; and Nathan Mansur, Mechanical-Sales Engineer.

Our team met with dozens of customers and provided valuable information about our new DoorAdjuster, EasySTRAP, seal packages, and roller innovations. The team gained new relationships and strengthened existing ones and looks forward to seeing our customers next year.

Interested in fleet safety, cost savings and extending your products life?

Ask your Whiting Area Manager about our EasySTRAP, DoorAdjuster, and CommandLIFT.

If you have any questions, please contact your Whiting Area Manager or call our Akron, NY, office at (716) 542-5427.

5/15/2019 - Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp. acquires MVP member status

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry recently recognized Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp. on completing a rigorous qualification process, demonstrating successful implementation of defined business standards and conformity to applicable government regulations. Achieving MVP status validates our efforts toward bettering ...

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5/1/2019 - 2019 Trade Show Update

Whiting’s 2019 Trade Show Season kicked off with the 2019 Work Truck Show (NTEA) in Indianapolis in March and has been on a roll ever since. Our Outside Sales Team consisting of Chris Ericksen, Tony Goral, Steve Hazard, Joe Olszta, Jon Paslay, ...

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3/17/2017 - NTEA Work Truck Show

Customers had the opportunity to view Whiting Door's New and Improved CommandLIFT at the recent NTEA: Work Truck Show held in Indianapolis, IN, March 15th thru March 17th.

The improved Whiting CommandLIFT is engineered to give your driver the ability to control movement at the push of a button thru multiple key fobs or an available mounted switch option. This not only saves your driver from fatigue and increases door life, but ads extra security to protect your load from both theft and possible temperature fluctuations.

An improved, high-quality power supply and no hard wiring in the motor unit eliminates wiring mistakes. Quick connectors and snap together components make installation easy and the redesigned housing is shock, dust and waterproof.

If you missed us at the show and think CommandLIFT is something you'd like to discuss for your fleet, please contact your Whiting Area Manager or call our Akron, NY office at (716) 542-5427.

5/1/2013 - Whiting Celebrates 60 Years

In 1953, a customer pulled into the yard of a small garage door manufacturer in Akron, New York. He asked the owner, T.C. Whiting, if he and his sons Don and Lauren could fit a garage door onto his truck body. In 2013, the company that we know today is very different from what it was in 1953, but our core values remain the same: manufacturing quality products in the United States, and continuing to foster a culture that promotes innovation, viability and integrity.

As we celebrate our 60th year in business, we’d like to thank our customers, suppliers, Whiting employees and many others that have contributed to our success throughout the years.

4/1/2013 - Welcome Mike Winter
We are excited to announce the hiring of Michael Winter as the new Whiting Area Manager for Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Mike has over 28 years of experience in the transportation industry. Mike and his wife Rebecca reside in Grand Blanc, MI and they enjoy spending time with their children and grandson. When he isn't working, Mike enjoys snowmobiling and hunting and working on his Cobra Mustang. Welcome to Whiting, Mike!
2/15/2013 - Whiting Director of Maintenance Receives 2013 ASSE Award
9/15/2012 - Whiting Featured in Insyte Consulting Video
Check us out in this short video produced by Insyte Consulting. This clip showcases a project that our CLP division did with the Insyte group that focused on Whiting Custom Laminate's growth and sustainability strategy.
8/23/2012 - Ontario Grand Opening
We are pleased to announce the grand opening of our new manufacturing facility serving the West Coast. In April of this year, we successfully moved our operations in Rialto, California to our new plant in Ontario, California. Our new plant is newer and larger than the former facility and will enable us to better serve our customers. Thanks and job well done to all that helped in the move!
4/19/2012 - Whiting Products in the Field

Check out some of Whiting Products in the Field! Including our Premium Dry Freight door used by Lowe's, our Hinged Truss II Door in New Zealand, an all electric parcel delivery truck, and Penske, along with a number of other national fleets ...

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10/26/2011 - Whiting Welcomes Area Manager Joe Olszta
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Olszta, to the position of Area Manager for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Mississippi and New Mexico. Joe has previous experience in the transportation industry serving the same territories. His responsibilities will include servicing existing accounts as well as developing new opportunities with customers. Joe resides in Keller, Texas with his wife Danielle and will be a strong asset to our sales team. Welcome to Whiting Joe! To contact Joe, click here.
10/12/2011 - Director of Purchasing Retires after 43 Years

At the close of business on September 2, 2011, Bernie Meinweiser officially retired as Director of Purchasing after 43 years with Whiting Door. During that time, the company experienced remarkable changes in magnitude and through it all, Bernie was always able to adapt and meet Whiting's needs as they arose. Bernie's understanding of our business and of the requirements placed upon us by customers defined him a key player for Whiting throughout his entire career.

He will be missed, but his contributions will continue to factor into our success for many years to come. We wish Bernie a very happy and healthy retirement.

8/25/2011 - Whiting Welcomes New Area Manager

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Schock to the position of Area Manager for Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky. Dan has over 20 years experience in the transportation industry serving the same territories and he is very familiar with Whiting products. His responsibilities will include servicing existing accounts as well as generating new opportunities. Dan will be a strong asset to our sales team and we welcome him to Whiting.

5/2/2011 - Whiting Featured in FleetOwner article
Whiting Featured in FleetOwner article
Read the recent article in FleetOwner announcing the introduction of our Shield Series I roll-up door. Below is a photo of one of the first Whiting Shield Series I doors installed on a Great Dane Trailer for Keebler. Whiting Sales Representative Tony Goral worked with the end user on this project.
3/2/2011 - CLP Featured on
In an article that profiles their recent joint project, Whiting Custom Laminated Panels is featured in an article on Check it out!
3/1/2011 - Plant Manager Retires After 40 Years
On January 14th, 2011, Plant Manager Dick Casseri officially retired after 40 years with Whiting. Dick served the company in many different capacities throughout his lengthy career, and his efforts have played a key role in Whiting's success and ability to serve our customers and employees. Many changes in the truck and trailer industries came about during Dick's tenure, and he adapted to every one of them with enthusiasm and commitment. We wish Dick a long and healthy retirement with many rounds of golf -- and thanks again for his dedication and commitment to this company; we are in a great position to take on the future because of his efforts.
1/24/2011 - ERP Upgrade
As of January 3, 2011, Whiting Door Mfg. Corp. has upgraded our business system to the latest version of ERP available. Our new system is expected to increase our responsiveness to customer needs and inquiries through improved traceability capabilities, quick look ups, flexible reporting and better labeling. In addition, a strong emphasis will be placed on real time transactions in order to provide customers with the most up to date information. Whiting's ERP upgrade will provide a platform to enhance existing functionality in many areas of our business and enable Whiting to grow and remain competitive as we look forward.
1/24/2011 - 3-Year Warranty Upgrade

Effective January 1, 2011 Whiting announces the door industry's first standard extended warranty beyond 1 year. Our new warranty covers our roll-up and swing door products for 3 years. No gimmicks, no small print, no pro-rating... just Whiting standing behind its materials and workmanship.

Whiting's products, processes and quality are backed by an International Standards Organization certification, ISO 9001:2008. This designation was achieved in 2003 and Whiting still remains the only ISO certified truck/trailer door supplier with a recognized quality system in the United States.

To view our 3-Year Warranty, click here.

12/18/2010 - Paul Zola Celebrates 25 Years
Paul Zola Celebrates 25 Years

Paul Zola receiving his watch at the 2011 TMC show after being with the company for 25 years. Pictured are key members of the Xtra Lease Management team. L-R: Steve Porter, Tim Ifland, Paul Zola, Steve Zaborowski and Chuck Oakes.

Paul Zola completed his 25th consecutive year with Whiting Door on December 9, 2010. In 2009, Paul was honored by the ATA's TMC as one of that year's four "Recognized Associates," an award for many years of service to Whiting and to the truck/trailer industry in general.

Born and raised in Akron, NY, Paul left home for Hendersonville, TN in 1985 where he established himself as an Area Manager for Whiting. He continues with Whiting today representing the company in the southeastern United States.

Paul and his college-sweetheart wife Arleen have two children, Ashley and Michael. He is active in his church, Knights of Columbus, TMC, and NTEA. He played trombone for 27 years in a community band and enjoys golf, which he plays poorly.

12/17/2010 - Jim Messineo

Jim Messineo, 17-year veteran Whiting Area Manager for the northwestern United States, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 10th, 2010. Jim was vacationing with his wife and enjoying one of his passions – scuba diving – when his heart failed. He leaves behind his wife Barbara and was predeceased by their teenage son James in 1991. Aside from family and friends, Jim left his warm, friendly and upbeat style with hundreds of Whiting customers, stretching from Sacramento to Seattle and Boise to Denver.

A self-described "California flake," Jim followed the beat of his own drum, which always seemed to be a good thing for him and for our company. Jim's Facebook page sheds some light on his outlook; it reads: "Life is a challenge to be faced - it is not meant to be easy. You cannot understand what joy or happiness is unless you have overcome difficulty and hardship. Most importantly - laugh; at yourself and at life in general no matter what."

A good soul who could lighten anyone's day, gone too soon... RIP Jim.

Pat Whiting

12/1/2010 - Lauren Whiting on Apache

Our history with Apache dates back to 1969, when a diversified Apache used its stock to acquire the business my father, brother Don and I founded in 1953. We are the largest manufacturer of roll-up doors in the United States - it ...

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12/1/2010 - New Whiting Website!

Whiting Door Mfg. Corp. has an all new presence on the web. The upgraded site highlights Whiting's major product groups with easy to use navigation tools. Whether you are browsing, requesting a quotation, placing an order, looking for specific product information or need text, graphic, or video instruction, you can find it all at

Please help in keeping our site useful to you by sending us your comments. We intend to keep our web presence current and ever-changing to meet our customers' needs.

12/1/2010 - Whiting Products on USS JASON DUNHAM

The USS JASON DUNHAM was commissioned on November 13, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale Fla. This ship was built by Bath Iron Works, in Bath Maine. Whiting Custom Laminated Panels supplied panels for this new naval vessel named in honor of a local ...

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