Bilco Factory Tour
Take a behind-the-scenes look at how basement doors are made.
In this special edition of Tool Tech, host Patrick McCombe takes viewers to Zanesville, Ohio, to see Bilco’s manufacturing plant. The company, widely known for its steel basement doors, also makes plastic basement doors and egress wells at the Zanesville facility. For the tour, Patrick meets up with Lee Bugglin, director of operations for residential products. Lee and Patrick explain the manufacturing process from stamping and forming to priming and packing.
Senior editor Patrick McCombe has been testing power tools on behalf of national publications for more than 15 years, and he regularly meets with product manufacturers to try out new introductions. In the Tool Tech series, Patrick reviews the latest tools and materials, discusses building technology, and shows time-tested techniques for better, more-efficient home building.