The Genie Company

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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

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]

Genie's factory is located in near-by Baltic, Ohio.


  1. ^ a b "Overhead Door Corporation Marketing Contacts". Hoover's Inc, 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "GENIE COMPANY | 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.

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