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CILC bifold door installers take photos and videos of the now operational bifold door as it reaches the top of its near 22-foot clear opening.  Schweiss has shipped bifold doors to Costa Rica before, but this is the first large jet hangar door.

Schweiss Doors delivers first bifold corporate jet hangar door to Central America

FAIRFAX, Minn., December 12, 2018 – On a pleasant autumn Minnesota day, two representatives from CILC Central America Corporation, Costa Rica division, arrived for a couple days to tour the Schweiss Doors factory and place an order for a bifold liftstrap door. Jose Villegas, the CILC Compliance Manager, and Esteban Quiros, the Project Engineer, ordered […]

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The steel hangar, built by B&B Welding, was entered into Star’s Master Builder Contest and won first place in the Best of Hangar category. Inside the hangar are three air-conditioned offices.

Best of Hangar Awarded to Ely Helicopter Services

FAIRFAX, Minn., August 2, 2018 – Winning an award for a job well done is surely gratifying, but a  satisfied customer is the top priority among craftsmen in any field. Bill Buckner of B&B Welding in Sallisaw, Okla., installed a 46- by 15-foot hydraulic door from Schweiss Doors on the Ely Helicopter Services hangar project, […]

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Schweiss Doors rescues Florida hangar owner

FAIRFAX, Minn., June 13, 2017 – Imagine walking out to your hangar to see its 74-foot door in a twisted heap, lying on the ground. Tom Vaughan, a manager at two Florida municipal airports, recently experienced this headache, discovering inferior hinges were the culprit. His next call was to Schweiss Doors. Vaughan says the door […]

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The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) voted this rural farm hangar in Purcellville, Va., as a 2017 Building of the Year. A Schweiss 55-foot by 16-foot hydraulic door with tinted windows, faux porches and a faux sliding door give it a very distinct designer look.

Virginia Helicopter Hangar with Hydraulic Door Wins NFBA Award

FAIRFAX, Minn., June 7, 2018 – Fuog/InterBuild Inc. is no stranger to winning National Frame Building Association awards. During the last two decades, the Purcellville, Va., construction company has garnered four first-place awards for Building of the Year and numerous other second- and third-place awards. The Fuog/InterBuild reputation has also garnered the company “Superior Sales […]

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Since the Weitman’s purchased their Oregon hangar home in 2007, it has become a personal art project, both inside and out.  Jim and Star Weitman share the skies in their 1946 Cessna 140 and love their Schweiss bifold door.

Schweiss Doors Completes Hangar Renovation with Polycarbonate Panels

Polycarbonate clad bifold door gives hangar exclusive look Schweiss Doors renovation offers appearance that appeals to homeowners FAIRFAX, Minn., April 2, 2018 – With a decorative star and patriotic blue front, it leads one to believe the home may be owned by Captain America. Jim Weitman of Weitman Excavation in Sherwood, Ore., along with his […]

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Schweiss Doors Prove to be Premier Choice for Waterloo Airport Hangars

City-owned facility has been installing Schweiss doors for 20 years FAIRFAX, Minn., August 10, 2017 – If there was a gathering place for hangar doors, the Waterloo Regional Airport may qualify. Schweiss Doors has been delivering bifold doors to the Waterloo, Iowa airport for the last 20 years, some doors up to 60 feet wide. […]

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This student from Sterling Aviation School in Houston is training on the Redbird MCX full-motion flight simulator. They also have a Redbird MX2 simulator and several desktop simulators. By the time students reach their junior year in high school they are ready to be flight certified.

Schweiss Doors Provides Custome Door for Aviation High School

Aviation high school focuses curriculum around flying Schweiss Doors supplies bifold liftstrap door for new hangar FAIRFAX, Minn., July 6, 2017 – The new Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation High School in Houston offers students the opportunity to attend a high school that focuses its curriculum around flying, including a chance to get flight certified. The […]

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A Schweiss Bifold Liftstrap/Autolatch door opens wide to enable spacecraft such as this at Cape Canaveral to be delivered to the launch pad. Schweiss Doors just delivered two more doors to the Cape, one of which is 90 ft. wide and another that is 69 ft. tall.

Two More Huge Schweiss Bifold Doors Destined for SpaceX at Cape Canaveral

SpaceX is getting to be a name as identifiable as NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was. Ever since government funding was cut for NASA, SpaceX has been in the forefront of space exploration. They have already developed expendable rockets able to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) and are most likely going […]

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Schweiss Doors Now Offers a ‘Build Your Own Door Kit’

Schweiss Doors has designed and figured out a simple way for customers to build their own hydraulic doorframe without sacrificing the Schweiss quality and the unique design features we offer! Benefits of building your own hydraulic one-piece door is not only rewarding but it can save you thousands of dollars. We have customers that start out with […]

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Schweiss Offers Remote-Operated Hydraulic Door Battery Backup System

Schweiss Hydraulic Doors can now be opened or closed during an unexpected power outage with a remote-operated DC Battery-Motorized back-up control system. All you have to do is simply press “Up,” and your hydraulic door opens. They are also engineered with a no extra cost drill-driven backup system which uses a screw gun 7/16” socket hex head, and hydraulic […]

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Schweiss Container and Show Trailer Doors Open up Possibilities

You can make a large container like this useful and user-friendly by attaching hydraulic doors to the side or endwalls. Shipping and commercial containers come in many forms and sizes, but many don’t have door accessibility. Even dealing with conventional containers with a door located at the end can be a hassle. Now Schweiss Doors can make any […]

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Schweiss Doors has ‘Back-up’ systems for your door in case of power outage

Before placing an order for a hydraulic or bifold door, have you given any thought to how you would get that big, heavy door open in case of a power outage. This is an important consideration, not only for knowing how you will get your door opened or closed if you need to, but as a safety precaution […]

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Schweiss Doors Specializes in Floatplane Hangar, Marina and Boathouse Doors

Wind, waves or weather . . . If you’re living near the water’s edge and going through the hassle of tieing down your floatplane, seaplane or watercraft to a dock or shore in windy waters or rainy, cold weather, Schweiss Doors has the perfect solution for you. Schweiss Doors has built several floatplane hangar doors, boathouse and […]

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The Schweiss liftstrap autolatch system provides a tight seal. With a remote opener, it allows you to
open or close your door without leaving your aircraft.

New Schweiss Liftstrap Conversion Kit Now Available for Your Tired Old Hangar Door.

        Other than aircraft owners who need bifold or hydraulic doors for their new or existing hangars, the next most frequent request that Schweiss Doors receives is from hangar owners who want to upgrade their doors with a Schweiss Bifold liftstrap retrofit conversion to replace outdated cable lift systems. A majority of these requests are […]

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New Innovative Schweiss Moving Gate Gives Versatility

Schweiss one piece hydraulic and patented lift strap bifold doors have been on the market for years. Schweiss now has a newcomer on the scene — the Schweiss Moving Gate. The Schweiss Moving Gate still utilizes the patented liftstraps, but instead of folding like a bifold door or outward like a hydraulic door, it lifts straight upward. The gate […]

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Schweiss Doors Introduction of Spherical Bearings Is Unique to the Hydraulic Door Industry

Schweiss Doors has once again proven to be a worldwide leader in production of hydraulic and bifold doors, and is proud to announce it has made another unique design improvement to its hydraulic one-piece doors with the addition of “spherical” bearings. All Schweiss “Red Power” Hydraulic Doors are now built with spherical bearings. These bearings […]

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Schweiss Doors Develops New “Red Power” Hydraulic Pump

Schweiss Doors, a Minnesota based company, providing quality Bifold and Hydraulic One- Piece Doors for agricultural buildings, aircraft hangars, businesses and other installations, announces they have developed a new, more powerful and smoother running hydraulic pump system which goes by the trade name of “Red Power.” Mike Schweiss, owner of the company, said since it […]

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