The Genie Company

The Genie Company is a manufacturer of garage door openers & related accessories. It was founded in 1923 as the Alliance Manufacturing Company, located in Alliance, Ohio. At the time the company produced a broad line of consumer, industrial and military products.[2] In May 1954, the Alliance Manufacturing Company first produced its own garage door opener and called it Genie.[2] In 1983 the company entered the home and shop vacuum market, and in 1985 it changed its name to Genie Home Products.[2] Overhead Door Corporation purchased the company in 1994.[2] The Genie Company is headquartered in Mt. Hope, Ohio.[3] The company distributes its openers & accessories through professional dealers and retailers throughout the United States and Canada.[4] The company President is Mike Kridel.[1]

The Genie Company
Subsidiary of Overhead Door Corporation
IndustryGarage door openers
Founded1923 as Alliance Manufacturing Company
HeadquartersMt. Hope, Ohio, U.S.
Area served
United States and Canada
Key people
Mike Kridel, President[1]
ParentOverhead Door Corporation

Genie's factory is located in nearby Baltic, Ohio.


  1. ^ a b "Overhead Door Corporation Marketing Contacts". Hoover's Inc, 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "About Us". The Genie Company. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  3. ^ "PRODUCT SUPPORT". The Genie Company. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Genie Locator". The Genie Company. Retrieved 20 February 2014.

Further readingEdit

  • Edward Thornton Heald (1955). The Stark County Story ... as Broadcast Over WHBC-WHBC-FM. Stark County Historical Society. pp. 743-.
  • Jonathan Greer (February 17, 1986). "S.J. Firm Charges Its Foe is Cheating". San Jose Mercury News. p. 11E.
  • "One wish left for John Gray?". IndustryWeek. November 10, 1986. pp. 134–.
  • William R. Greer (January 8, 1987). "The Electronic Home; Garage-Door Openers". The New York Times. p. C2.
  • Peter Geiger (May 24, 1988). "Genie, Favorite of the Pros Alliance Firm Hikes Sales Share". Akron Beacon Journal. p. D7.
  • David P. Bianco (1993). PR news casebook: 1000 public relations case studies. Gale Research. pp. 138–139. ISBN 978-0-8103-8905-2.
  • Donald Sabath (June 30, 1994). "Dallas Company to Acquire Genie Overhead Door to Pay $184 Million for Alliance Firm". The Plain Dealer. p. 1C.
  • Jim Mitchell (July 1, 1996). "Overhead Door selling to Sanwa". The Dallas Morning News. p. 1D.
  • "For openers". Consumer Reports. January 2002. pp. 36–.
  • Lee Morrison (December 1, 2002). "Opening doors: Genie expands Baltic operations". The Times-Reporter.
  • Doug Manners (October 20, 2011). "Genie plant to close after 50 years". The Page News and Courier. p. A1.
  • Malcolm Hall (October 13, 2011). "Genie to shut down Alliance area plant". The Repository.

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