History of Panelfold

Now in its fifth decade, Panelfold has long been recognized as the innovative leader in the folding door, acoustical accordion folding partition and the operable and relocatable wall industry. Established in 1953, the company has progressed from its first small factory to a 140,000 square foot modern facility in suburban Miami, Florida, U.S.A. and has been a major employer in Miami's multi-cultural community.

Guy E. Dixon, the company's founder, applied for the first patent on a wood folding door, and is generally recognized as its inventor. That original wood folding door was the prototype for Panelfold's extensive line of folding partitions including the popular Scale/4®, Scale/6®, Scale/8®, and Scale/12® models and the Sonicwal® acoustically rated partitions. Criterion®, the multi-use PVC door, was introduced in 1972 and, in 1987, with the addition of Fabricwal®, Panelfold entered the traditional fabric folding door market.

Moduflex® operable walls and PrimeSpacer® relocatable walls were first introduced to the Panelfold line in 1972. The development of the Moduflex® line with both steel constructed and general purpose panels, available for many widths, heights and configurations, enabled Panelfold to complete its capability of providing the total spectrum of space-dividing products for the ever expanding needs of the residential and commercial construction and remodeling industries.

Panelfold products are available in a variety of colors, textures, wood veneers, decorative laminates and work surfaces, meeting the highest criteria of design specifications.

With a growing network of licensed manufacturers and distributors in over 54 countries, Panelfold is now represented globally and has major installations on every continent. Panelfold has been awarded the "E Star" Award by the U.S. Department of Commerce for excellence in exports.

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