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 Panel Folds extensive line of folding partitions including the popular Scale/4®, Scale/6®, Scale/8®, and Scale/12® models and the Sonicwall acoustically rated partitions. Criterion®, the multi-use PVC door, was introduced in 1972 and, in 1987, with the addition of Fabric Wall ®, Panel Fold entered the traditional fabric folding door market.