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Who is Para-Port®?

December 13, 2021

If you own or are building a large or mid-sized hangar, part of your day-to-day operations involve the simple opening and closing of your hangar door. It sounds so simple—it’s an “open and shut” case—but when something goes wrong with that door, or you have to keep investing in its maintenance, simply accessing your equipment can become a major and costly hassle.

Para-Port® has spent the last 60 years designing and innovating large doors for large openings to reduce construction costs, lower maintenance costs, and ensure that you can access the equipment you need from your building without a second thought, every time.

Para-Port®’s Aviation Roots

Para-Port® was started back in the 1960s to address these issues. We quickly took off as a leading and trusted provider of airplane hangar doors that are cost-effective, low maintenance, and long-lasting. We’ve been serving the aviation industry since 1962. Many of our doors are still in service 30, 40, and even 50 years after installation.

In the 1980s, we engineered innovative improvements to our doors to provide a greater efficiency in colder climates. This new design helped propel Para-Port® into hangars across North America. 

In the ‘90s, as the need for larger doors grew, Para-Port® worked hard to accommodate those needs, delivering doors as wide as 150 feet and some up to 50 feet high. We combined forces with Machine Tool Design & Fab to manufacture the mechanical components of our doors. 

Expanding Our Horizons to Serve More Customers

Airplane hangars aren’t the only large buildings that store large equipment in need of large doors. In the 2000s, Para-Port® expanded custom applications of its doors to serve the needs of navy ships, athletic facilities, and more. 

Over the years, Para-Port®’s innovations have worked hard to address the needs of its wide customer base positioned across the globe in various climates. We’ve installed doors in extreme weather conditions, including on military bases in Afghanistan, where the doors have had to hold up under high temperatures and wind gusts of up to 140 mph. Our seals prevent snow, rain, extreme cold, and extreme heat from penetrating your facility. The material we make our doors from allows natural light to filter in while keeping the elements out.

And, most importantly, our doors open, every time.


If you’re in the market for a new hangar door, whether for new construction or as a replacement, Para-Port® is your answer. Request a quote, or learn more about what’s involved in the door selection and installation process. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality options available on the market today.

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Fostoria, OH 44830

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