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Thursday, 27 October 2016


Accommodating your building to suit a growing business
What do you do when you only have one shipping door? Cut another hole in the wall of course! That's exactly what we had to do for our client to increase their productivity, efficiency and overall functionality.

Below, you can see an open space for an additional loading dock door on the left (we handle these tasks more often than you'd think). On the right, you see a typical drive-up ramp to a 12' x 16' loading dock door. Although in good condition, this isn't the ideal situation for mid-sized to large transport trucks loading/unloading shipments. 


Aside from adding in another door, our next solution was to install Cantilever Dock Levelers that extend outside the building wall, helping to prevent structure damage (especially until dock seals go in around the doors). As you can see below, after a pit was dug, the leveler was placed in position, ready for concrete to be poured to secure the unit.


The ramp also had to be removed to accommodate the new levelers, creating ease of access to the receiving area. It sure came along nicely with the second space for the new sectional door made below!

The existing door our customer had was also re-framed to match the new door we would be installing to avoid replacing it as it was in good working condition. On the left below, you see the new door, while on the right, re-framing begins!


Voila! Our client now has two easily accessible loading dock doors with dock levelers.

Is your business expanding? Before moving to a new building, know your options and make the most of what you currently have by increasing the value and overall functionality to meet your growing needs. From ensuring your leveler has the correct weight capacity, to properly-fitted dock bumpers to protect the building itself. Contact Wilcox at 1-800-528-4131 with any questions or concerns. We'll find the perfect solution for your unique business! 

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