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1931: STANLEY patents the world's 1st hands-free 

door operator actuated by photo-electric cells.

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First installation June 19th,1931 at Wilcox's

Pier Restaurant in West Haven, Connecticut

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Original letter from Neiman-Marcus

 

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One of STANLEY’s original operators is at MIT's

iconic entrance in Cambridge, MA

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In the post war 40’s, supermarket owners were among the earliest types of customers to realize that patrons pushing carts or carrying bags deserve the convenience of automatic doors.

 

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1950’s and 1960’s: In the early 50's, a hydraulic operator is introduced for high traffic locations. In the 1960’s the hydraulic operator evolves into an overhead pneumatic operator powered by remote air compressors and in-floor hydraulic operators with remote fluid-pumping power packs.

In January, 1968, the STANLEY Magic Door division moves to its present facility in Farmington, CT.

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1970’s: In 1975, STANLEY Magic Door introduces

their first automatic sliding entrance.

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1980’s: STANLEY designs and fabricates Platform

Screen Doors for Orlando International Airport.

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1990’s: STANLEY Magic-Door changes its name to STANLEY Access Technologies and expands to worldwide distribution

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2000’s: STANLEY invents Stanvision, an all-in-one surveillance camera and presence sensor, replacing expensive surveillance equipment. This innovative product ultimately helps STANLEY win the contract for the largest retailer in the US.

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In 2003 Stanley Access Technologies buys Canadian door manufacturer, CJ Rush - a globally recognized leader in design and manufacturing of manual, automatic and revolving doors, as well as their excellence in craftsmanship and specialization in cladding.

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2010-Present: STANLEY releases a new logo. STANLEY Access Technologies continues to expand, opening a second overseas facility in India and a manufacturing plant in Indiana.