GUAM - It's not the kind of item people expect to find when digging a foundation.

 A military project on this island, involving Martin Garage Doors, took a unique turn when builders unearthed a 1,000 pound World War II bomb, during excavation for the project. 

 Guam Bomb A backhoe uncovered the projectile while digging near houses and offices at a U.S. Naval Base in June of 2010.  The bomb's fuse was eventually removed without incident, and after delays the project site was eventually cleared for future development.

  High wind-load rated Martin Garage Doors will be installed on the base as part of phase three of the North Tipaleo project. Twenty-six Martin Garage Doors will be part of the latest installation.  It is the third major installation of Martin Doors on base on the island.

 Guam is an island known for its heavy winds and military buyers pursued high wind load standards in specifying doors for the project.  All of the doors are also powder coated.

The island has a long military history.  In World War II the island was invaded and occupied by the Japanese until 1944, when U.S. forces recaptured the island as part of the Pacific campaign.  Guam was later converted as a forward operations base for the U.S. Navy and Army Air Force.  The island became a strategic naval base for the United States in the early 1990s when Naval and Air Force bases in the Philippines were closed.

The base provides waterfront, berthing, munitions and other logistical services to various fleet units and operational forces that support US Pacific Command, US Pacific Fleet, 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet. It is also a base for three Los Angeles-class submarines and several surface warships.

Martin continues to add even more color to its colorful future, with the introduction of four new powder coat color options.  Martin's powder coat palette has expanded to include: Dark Chocolate (CS 3070), Cherry Wood (CS 3060), Redwood (CS 3065) and Mesquite (3055).

Powder coat samples are available for dealers.  As before, Martin has the ability to go beyond its offering of standard colors and over 70 powder coat options to source any color a customer may like, as long as they can produce a tangible sample to use in sourcing the specified color.

See our full line of colors, here.

SALT LAKE CITY -- Two Athena Doors were installed on an area Before Photo
home as part of a home makeover show for Spike TV.

 The show, Flip Men, features two Utah-based estate investors Mike Baird and Doug Clark who purchase foreclosed properties sight unseen in order to flip them for a profit.  The two purchased a home near Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake County, where the Athena Doors were installed by David Schultz of Universal Door.

Spike TV is a network aimed at men and Flip Men is touted as a show featuring the Utah risk takers, who face a ticking clock, while having to deal with bizarre problems associated with abandoned properties. After Photo
The local show is expected to be part of the season two lineup for the network.

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