Anoka County Economic Gardening Program
March 26, 2013
Featuring: Jodi Sizer Boldenow
Please join us on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Blaine Campus of Rasmussen College when the Anoka County Economic Gardening™ Program hosts the second of four speakers who have experienced significant growth in operations and employment and will share their experiences and insights/recommendations with the members of the local business community.
Hear Anoka County’s own Jodi Sizer Boldenow of Industrial Door Company, Inc.,
talk about her successes in running the family business.
Industrial Door Company, Inc., Coon Rapids, MN, was founded in 1974 by Gerry Sizer in the garage of his home with $8,000 he borrowed from his father. Since that time, the company has enjoyed significant growth through product diversification and strategic acquisitions. Industrial Door Company, Inc. now includes three divi-sions, IDC-Automatic Garage Door, Industrial Spring Company and Holmes Spring Manufacturing employing 150 people with locations in Minnesota, Arizona and Ohio.
The company began the succession planning process in 1998 and has since successfully made the transition to 2nd generation ownership and management with Jodi (Sizer) Boldenow as President and CEO of the company, and her brother Jeremy Sizer as Vice President and Director of Operations. Growing up in the family business Jodi considers herself a garage-door-girl at heart. “My father was the very best business teacher I could have had. But, admittedly, I’ve also had to learn many valuable business lessons on my own by trial and error.” Jodi enjoys sharing lessons she’s learned.
*Industrial Door Company, Inc. dba IDC-Automatic Garage Door is the leading residential and commercial overhead garage door sales, service and installation company in the Twin Cities, and is the largest professional garage door dealer in the Midwest. The company provides all-things-garage-doors to many of the Twin Cities premier builders, contractors, industries, businesses, remodelers and homeowners offering the widest range of garage door products ranging from heavy industrial rolling doors to standard residential raised panel steel doors to luxury custom carriage doors made from exotic wood species.
*Industrial Spring Company and Holmes Spring Manufacturing are the leading garage door spring manufactur-ers in the United States processing more than 25 million pounds of spring wire per year. A primary supplier to the garage door manufacturing industry, their garage door spring products are shipped to most of the major garage door manufacturers in the Midwest. The springs are a component item in a garage door kit that are often sold through major retailers like Menards and Home Depot as well as distribution centers and professional door dealers.
For questions or directions please contact Harlan Jacobs at HarlanGenesis@mac.com or mobile (612) 701-8153.