Stop slamming the door!

How many times have you walked through a door opening with a door closer installed only to have the door almost (or actually) hit you before you are clear of the opening?  Or you feel the need to go lift weights in order to pull the door open?  Worse, what if you had...

Roton® Continuous Geared Hinge

Austin Baer earned a patent for his design of hinge leaves with intermeshed gears in 1963. He earned a second patent, in 1968, for adding thrust bearings to his original design. The patent expired in 1985 and Hager Companies purchased Mr. Baer’s company in 1989. The...

Euroline

There were many exhaustive deliberations before the Hager team decided to embark on the “Euroline” quest. Most of us in the door hardware industry are familiar with ANSI – American National Standards Institute, BHMA – Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association, along...

Door Hardware Submittals

Door hardware is approximately 1% of a total construction project and yet it is definitely one of the most challenging. The definition of a door hardware submittal is a collection of documents that contain all the pertinent information to complete a project. This...

Generations in the Workplace

Hager Companies currently has 5th and 6th generations of the Hager family working with the company along with employees who range from working at Hager for 40+ years to just a few months. Having that many generations working together it is important to understand how...

Made In America

Hager Companies started producing hinges in the early 1900’s by hand forging and other manual procedures in the St. Louis area. During August W. Hager’s leadership, new machinery was designed to meet the demands of the new century. Hager’s hinge production continued...