Wilcox Door Service installs, designs and manufactures a number of quality industrial products since 1912 including: Industrial Doors, Docks & Equipment, and Security & Crane Systems. Our reputation is based on innovative design in search of answers to customer needs rather than just standardized products. Take a look through our articles for the Wilcox insight on how you can increase facility efficiency and productivity through quality products and maintenance.
DOCK SEAL REPLACEMENT
Wilcox Door Service Inc.
Wilcox Door has been an established Service leader in the Toronto and Hamilton Area for over 100 years. With that being said, we also take great pride in our installations for quality Doors, Docks, Cranes, Gates and all facility equipment.
One of the main products we install are Dock Seals. While seemingly easy to install, they have a formula to properly install the seal. If you were to install a seal on a decline and not have the right tapering or projection, you could cause serious damage to the wall and subsequently much higher costs on the facility repairs. Trust the experts that will properly diagnose your Dock Seals and provide the right tapering and seal type for your facility.
Our customer wanted to replace their dock seals as they looked quite old and weathered.
Weathered Dock Seals before Installation.
We successfully installed new long-lasting seals (colour-change as per customer request).
Making the Inaccessible, Accessible We're proud to introduce this month's volunteer, Tom Cunningham, our Business Development Coordinator. Tom chose to volunteer at this year's Edit: Design Expo in support of March of Dimes; "programs and services to maximize the independence and community participation of children & adults with disabilities." But why did he choose to support this cause? "Tom Cunningham (too tall) as he is affectionately known, was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) from his jaw to his toes at the age of 5. Forty-nine years later, he has been hospitalized about 40 times and had 4 hips, 4 knees and 2 shoulders replaced. Tom endures constant, chronic pain in 3 to 6 joints at all times, ranging in severity from day to day achiness." For over 65 years, March of Dimes has provided services from the medically-fragile, to seniors, families, caregivers, employers and health insurance companies. As you can imagine, Tom must overcom…
Rain, Rain, Go Away! Don't you hate getting gusts of rain/snow in and around your loading dock? Dock levelers become slippery, products get damaged, overall leaving you feel unsafe or uncomfortable.. That's what this high-volume shipping facility was faced with as the cold weather began to hit. With their busiest season underway, they couldn't risk any slow-downs! Although all 51 dock seals were in great condition, we were challenged to provide a solution that prevented the ingress of rain and snow. Truck staging was often less than ideal so a solution was needed that would also take that into account.
Solution: Dock Canopies were the most effective solution. Wilcox supplied and installed canopies to fit the existing building facade recesses. However, timing was tight as the project was to be completed in just under a month.
The canopies were designed to fit over the existing dock seals which helped to speed up the installation process and resulted in a tighter seal for the ope…