The Return of the Phone Booth?

Union Doors of MA

Installs Phone Booths at Cambridge Innovation Center


The Cambridge Innovation Center realized the need for privacy.
Before you go bonkers about the type of doors installed – we understand they are not automatic doors, however, they are absolutely in the news!  When was the last time you saw a phone booth?

Sure there is no longer a real need to make a call using a public pay phone, however, the need for quiet space to make a cell phone call is inphoto3 (1) demand.

For those Millennial who have only seen a phone booth in movies or the TARDIS from the popular BBC television series Dr Who will all now be able to take advantage of them at Cambridge Innovation Center.

Forward thinking on servicing a need to provide dedicated real estate for tenants, visiting vendors and staff to make a call with a modicum of privacy without having to duck into a conference room, go outdoors or find a corner in the waiting area provides a great convenience.   This effort also considerably cuts down on the disruptive nature a public call can have on others in the vicinity.

Union Doors was brought in to install Horton manual folding doors for each phone booth at the CIC. For more about Union Doors – CLICK HERE.

More about Cambridge Innovation Center:

Aggregated from the official Cambridge Innovation Center website.  For more information and to get to the official website please click the link below.

UnionDoors_Manual-Folding-Doors-Cambridge InnovationsCIC started in 1999 with a vision and a simple idea: “Startups make the world much better.  With hundreds of great entrepreneurs in one campus environment, there is no better place to build a fast-growing startup than CIC.  For more information on CIC – CLICK HERE.



More About Union Doors

Automatic and Manual Door Specialists

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Union Door specializes in strategic consulting, design and project implementation of Entranceway Technology .

Union Doors Sells, Installs, Services and Maintains automatic and manual door systems throughout New England.

Our technicians are specialists who have been trained and certified in all aspects of the automatic and manual door industry. Each of our technicians has over 30 years of experience.

Our staff consists of a knowledgeable and committed team of full time door professionals with full mobility rights allowing them to work throughout New England.

  • AAADM Certified
  • Fully Insured, bondable

Union Doors is a signatory shop with the Carpenters Union.

Contact Ryan Conroy – Sales and Marketing:
Cell:  978.408.0401


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Union Doors – Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Union Doors Installs Record Doors


March 31, 2015:  The Edward M Kennedy Institute opened with great fanfare with President Barack Obama leading the  opening ceremony.

 Union Doors were one of the many businesses utilized in the build out of this amazing structure.

Union Doors installed Record USA automatic door  products as part of the construction team.






Photo and content aggregated and sourced from the Edward M. Kennedy Institute:

Named for Senator Ted Kennedy, the non-profit educational institution on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston is dedicated to educating the public, students, and teachers about the role and the importance of the US Senate in our history. The EMK Institute features a unique Senate Immersion Module in a full-scale model of the Senate chamber in Washington, D.C.

In addition to a re-creation of Senator Kennedy’s office, the Institute will also house interactive exhibitions in ancillary galleries and host a series of Model Senate sessions, lectures, and more in the replica chamber.

Advancing Senator Kennedy’s lifetime of service and passion for engaging in the public square, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about our government, invigorating public discourse, encouraging participatory democracy, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities

Content aggregated from the official Edward M. Kennedy Institute site:  for more information please click the link below.

The 68,000-square-foot center comprises an elegantly symmetrical white concrete base crowned by a dark-gray volume clad in metallic paint. The institute, which graces a site adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, will serve a dual role as a space for civic education and a place to honor Senator Kennedy’s lifework.

Photo: Stephen Yang
The Lee Kennedy Company led the construction of the building with New York firm ESI Design overseeing much of the exhibition design in the institute.

President Obama’s opening ceremony and dedication.


About Union Doors

Union Door specializes in strategic consulting, design and project implementation of Entranceway Technology.
Union Doors Sells, Installs, Services and Maintains automatic and manual door systems throughout New England.
Our technicians are specialists who have been trained and certified in all aspects of the automatic and manual door industry.
Each of our technicians has over 30 years of experience.
Our staff consists of a knowledgeable and committed team of full time door professionals with full mobility rights allowing them to work throughout New England.

  • AAADM Certified
  • Fully Insured, bondable
  • Union Doors is a signatory shop with the Carpenters Union.

Ryan Conroy
Sales and Marketing

About Record USA

Record-usa provides swing, slide, and folding door systems that incorporate the latest in automation technology. record-usa products are aesthetically compatible with all types of store front applications while providing for ease of installation and dependable operation.
The persistent effort to incorporate quality materials and craftsmanship has earned the confidence of architects, general contractors, and end users throughout the world.
Whether the project is renovation upgrade, new construction, national account or one of a kind, the automatic door systems engineered by record-usa will provide years of dependable service. 

Content aggregated from the official Record-USA website:  for more information on their products please click the link below.


About The Lee Kennedy Company:

Content aggregated from the Lee Kenndy Co website:  for more information please visit them by clicking the link below.

The Lee Kennedy Company is a full service construction firm providing feasibility analysis, preconstruction, construction management, and general contracting services to the Academic, Interiors, Healthcare/Life Sciences, Commercial Development, Historic Restoration, Hotel/Residential, and Retail markets.

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Door Control Receives Horton Eagle Award

Door Control Recognized as Outstanding Distributor for Horton Automatics


Door Control, Inc of Londonderry NH is once again the recipient of Horton Automatics prestigious Eagle Award.  The Eagle Award is presented to distributors who exceed one million dollars in purchases in a calendar year.  Door Control, Inc is New England’s premier automatic door distributor for Horton Automatics.

Here is a copy of the notification letter received by  Door Control, Inc.

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Joe and Jason McCune from Door Control receiving the 2012 Horton Automatics Eagle Award at the San Antonio River Center.  Door Control has one of Horton’s highest market shares in North America.

Door Control, Inc has been in business for over 40 years.  They sell, install and service automatic and pedestrian doors.  Door Control, Inc. specializes in the design, sale, installation and service of Horton Automatics, Record and Boon Edam Automatic door equipment.

To Contact Door Control:

Visit our Website by clicking the link below

or  Call:

Toll Free:  1-800-258-9742

Voice:        1-603-216-9222

Door Control, Inc are Proud Members of:

  • Associated Builders and Contractors ABC
  • Door & Hardware Institute DHI
  • American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers AADAM
  • New Hampshire Grocers Association NHGA
  • Vermont Grocers Association VGA
  • Glass Association of New Hampshire GANH
  • NEHES – New England Health Care Engineer Society
  • Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association International DASMA

About Horton Automatics


Horton Automatics has been designing, manufacturing and selling automatic doors since 1960, when we developed the first automatic sliding door in America.

Horton Automatics brings convenient access to commercial, industrial, and institutional locations. Our doors meet or exceed the exit requirements for every major code in the United States, as well as providing compliance for theAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Metro-Dade. Every automatic entrance manufactured is treated as a special custom order while still providing the fastest delivery time in the market today.

Door Control, Inc Donates Services


Building on Hope seeks support for $300k nonprofit renovation

Effort will make over facility for young adults and adults with disabilities

Door Control, Inc located in Londonderry NH has donated its services to install automatic door operators for the Building on Hope project.

Door Control, Inc. specializes in the design, sale, installation and service of all brands of automatic door equipment from manufacturers  including Horton Automatics, Record and Boon Edam all of whom are among the top producers of automatic door equipment.


Door Control also provides service to all manufacturers of automatic door equipment 24 Hours a Day, 7 days a week with local technicians and a fleet of fully stocked vans.

About the Building on Hope Easter Seals Project:

Content excerpt aggregated from the NH Business review.

For the complete article please visit the official site by clicking the link below.

Building on Hope, a community initiative of volunteers who collaborate with builders, architects, designers and suppliers to provide physical improvements to facilities associated with nonprofit service groups, is taking on its biggest project yet — a $300,000 renovation of Opportunity Networks’ facility in Amherst.

Opportunity Networks is a nonprofit serving young adults and adults with acquired and development disabilities who live in the Souhegan Valley and greater Nashua area.

To accomplish its goal, Building on Hope is seeking financial support from businesses and community members to complete the project over one week in May.

Every two years, Building on Hope takes on a new challenge – organizing volunteers, collecting resources and focusing attention on a specific “extreme makeover” to be completed over the course of a week with volunteer labor and donated goods.

In the past four years, Building on Hope has successfully completed over $500,000 in community-funded renovations for Easter Seals New Hampshire and Girls Inc.

A total of 12 rooms will be renovated. Rooms vary by purpose, from promoting healthy and independent living skills, employment and learning, to pursuit of interests, and general needs. Volunteers will have the chance to aid the creation of a movement room, a tech theater, creative center, administrative offices, function and conference rooms, kitchen and cafeteria, among others.

Renovation will allow for expanded hours to further support families, provide after school programming/high school transition services, multisensory learning, and communication technologies.

To read the entire article please visit NH Business Review by clicking the link below:

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BEA Announces New Products for 2014

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Happy New Year!


BEA didn’t waste any time in releasing two innovative products to the Automatic Door Industry!

Automatic Door News received the notice this morning from Nick Kotun Northeast Regional Sales.

Ryan Conroy of Union Door had this to say “BEA is keeping the technology fresh and releasing high quality and expertly engineered products – BEA is at the top of their game.”

Here are all the details you need on these products.

If you are interested in learning more about them for your current or upcoming projects please contact Door Control  or Door Concepts.



Product Features

The MS21 is a state-of-the-art touchless activation plate that utilizes capacitance technology to detect and trigger activation in automatic doors. The low profile, hands-free MS21 includes a stainless steel face-plate and illuminated LED mounting ring for maximum durability and visibility. Other innovative features include adjustable detection zones, audible alerts, NEMA 4-rated enclosure and customizable faceplate text and logos.

The MS21 combines form and function into an aesthetically pleasing design that is ideal for healthcare facilities, clean rooms, washdown areas and a variety of other applications.


  • Touchless design reduces spread of bacteria, disease and contamination
  • LED illumination increases plate visibility
  • Stainless steel face-plate improves durability and reduces deterioration caused by liquids and other cleaning agents
  • Low profile, beveled design reduces accidental damage from errant objects like carts or hospital beds
  • Various design options available to match any application
  • Audible alert can be turned on or off to signal activation
  • Adjustable detection zone provides added levels of customization



The other product released by BEA is the LZR Micro Microscan

LZR Microscan Sensor System



The LZR-microscan is the next generation sensor system for swing door safety. The LZR-microscan automatically adapts and adjusts its detection zones based on the door’s position, ensuring complete and consistent safety. Time of Flight technology eliminates nuisance detections due to changing floor conditions.

Adjustable pattern depths exceed the ANSI 156.10 standard and offer 100% door coverage in all door states (fully open, fully closed, in motion).

  • The only UL listed swing door sensor on the market
  • Standalone, door-mounted safety system combines overhead and door-mounted presence detection that exceeds ANSI 156.10 section
  • Reduced installation time due to simple plug and play interface with only four installation parameters needed for standard setup
  • Centralized Hub adjustments provide an intuitive installation process and easy to use diagnostic tools
  • Self adapting detection zones adapt during door movement to adjust to any adjacent walls and guide rails
  • Continuous internal monitoring of sensors ensures safety and reliablity. External monitoring available with compatible door controls.
  • Compatible with most low energy doors – contact sales team for specifics



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Wilber School Apartments

Door Concepts of New England

Custom Automatic Door Installation

Recently  Horton 700 Series Swing Doors  were  installed by Door Concepts  at the newly renovated Wilber School Apartments in Sharon MA.


About the Wilber School Apartments:

Aggregated from the Wilber School Apartments website, for more information please visit them by clicking the link below:

Built in 1921 and expanded in 1928, the Wilber School served as an elementary school, intermediate school, high school, and public meeting place for the Town of Sharon. Now, in 2010, this beautiful example of Colonial Revival architecture has been renovated and expanded into a luxurious boutique community of 75 apartment homes in the heart of downtown Sharon, Massachusetts. Registered under the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program, Wilber School Apartments offer a modern, energy efficient, and environmentally conscious lifestyle. Wilber School Apartments are less than half a mile from Sharon’s MBTA commuter rail station, which provides service to downtown Boston and Providence in just thirty minutes. These new apartments are already being reserved and occupied.  For More information please visit the Wilber School Apartments by CLICKING HERE.

Heywood Hospital

Door Concepts of New England


Recently a new Horton Single Slider automatic pedestrian door was installed by Door Concepts  for the new patient registration center at one of the leading hospitals in New England located right outside of Worcester in Gardner MA.


About Heywood Hospital


Aggregated  and sourced from Heywood Hospital’s website  for more about Heywood Hospital please click the link below:

Heywood Hospital is a non-profit community-owned hospital licensed for 153 bed hospital, located in Gardner, Massachusetts.  The Hospital is located forty-five minutes northwest of Worcester, and just over an hour from Boston.  The Hospital is governed by a local community Board of Trustees and has 1,000 employees on staff.  The Medical Staff includes 200 active, courtesy and consulting physicians in primary care and a multitude of specialties.

Heywood offers medical-surgical, telemetry and intensive care, emergency care, maternity and pediatrics,geriatricand adult inpatient care,inpatient adult mental health, outpatient oncology and hematology, advanced imaging,  special procedures, a skilled nursing sub-acute care unit, rehabilitation services and many other services on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Heywood Medical Group operates primary and specialty care practices on the hospital campus and in Westminster, Ashburnham and downtown Gardner.


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