COMMERCIAL STOREFRONT DOOR SERVICING - Sven Hellwig Sr / Sven Hellwig Jr
Thursday, September 21st, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
This full day class will cover the installation, repair and replacement of the most common used hardware, service problems, tips and tricks, on storefront type commercial doors and jambs. Example; Adams Rite type mortise locks, exit devices, electric strikes, door closures and operators, mechanical access control latch and cylinder protectors, surface and flush bolts, and more in the first half of the class.
The second half of the class will be an in-depth instruction of the proper select hinge to be used for various applications. A complete installation will take place with hands on interaction from all students. Reference material will be distributed to each student along with a free raffle ticket for a Select Continuous Hinge 5783c, a $100+ value, compliments of Select Door Hinge and Doorwares Associates. A Select Hinge representative will be present.
A GPLA certificate suitable for framing will be awarded to each student.
About the instructors: Sven K. Hellwig Sr., CRL has been in the Locksmithing Industry for 35 years. Sven has owned and operated SKH Locksmiths Shop & Mobile Service out of Hatboro, PA since 1981. He has successfully completed 51 instructional courses and factory certifications, as well as ALOA PRP Certification. Mentored under and served as Assistant Instructor with one of the industry’s leaders in impressioning, lock picking, and safe manipulation for many years, Mr. Marty Arnold. Sven has worked on thousands of different commercial storefront and steel replacement doors in his career. It has been a very lucrative part of his business and he is very excited as a GPLA instructor to show all the students how they can use the same skills and techniques to get the job done safely. Sven has been a member of GPLA since 1989 and is the recipient of the prestigious GPLA Herman C. Henssler Jr. Award. He has served as; President, Chairman of the Board, Sergeant at Arms, Corresponding Secretary, Convention Chairman, Holiday Party Chairman, and currently holds a position on the GPLA Board of Directors and GPLA Instructor.
Sven K Hellwig, Jr is a second-generation locksmith. His first uniform was issued at age 2. His first set of tools were plastic but he instinctively knew how to use them. First lock installed age 6, first lock picked age 7. He is a GPLA shop member and was an assistant instructor at last year’s GPLA convention. He and his Father are partners in their business, SKH Locksmiths/1-800-WE-UNLOCK. With his extensive background in locksmithing, automotive, and electronics, Sven Jr. has proven himself as an excellent young instructor. He is very eager to pass on his experience.
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