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Wilcox Celebrates 105 Years in Business and Canada's 150th!

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We are Canadian! ... The Wilcox Way Wilcox Door Service Inc., established in 1912, is the oldest and largest door company in Canada. This year, we celebrate 105 years of business alongside Canada's 150th anniversary! Click to see how we've developed over the years. We're also extremely proud to be Canadian and Aboriginally-owned. As such, we are proud to be part of CCAB and CAMSC to promote Minority and Aboriginal business relations.


Improving our Work Space Our first line of business was to ensure an open-concept office where communication between departments was encouraged. However, it was looking a little glum. We needed to do something to heighten office morale and showcase the true Wilcox spirit..

What's more "Wilcox" than a little orange and some treats as sweet as our staff? Not much at all! Keep scrolling and you'll find that in updating our office, we proudly displayed our history and values as a reminder of what made Wilcox an industrial leader.
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OVERHEAD DOOR INSTALLATIONS, DURHAM REGION | CASE STUDY

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6 Types of Overhead Doors installed in one building
Why is this necessary? Each type of door is designed for a specific purpose. A critical part of your Sales Representative's role is to determine how the door will be used, how often and more. 

Richards-Wilcox Polytite Sectional Doors These doors are made of triple-walled polycarbonate panels to provide lightweight, easy operation. Although impact-resistant to an extent, we don't encourage testing this! Polytites are ideal for car wash bays or anywhere with excessive moisture. As there is a lot of open space outside this building, these doors will have no issues being exposed to sun, wind, rain or snow. These panels also allow for natural lighting and help to reduce winter heating costs. Click to learn more.
Specs: Clear anodized aluminum frames, fully glazed, vertical lift, 50,000 cycle springs, featheredge safety edge (stops operation on contact and returns to open position), 3-button push button station, 1.5 second time delay -…

ELECTRIC OPERATOR MOTOR COVERS, BURLINGTON | CASE STUDY

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Proper Installation is Key
This electric operator had been mounted low on the wall previously. This caused our client to have safety concerns if it was to be impacted or tampered with.

Our solution was to install motor covers. The cover also opens to provide easy access for maintenance.



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FLEXFIT IMPACT DOOR, TORONTO | CASE STUDY

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Caution, Door Ahead!

Is your custom door solution improving your work processes and overall environment?
For this client, it was time to upgrade from PVC Strip Curtains to a FlexFit Impact Door.
Click to see how they work!
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CUSTOM INFLATABLE SHELTERS, TORONTO | CASE STUDY

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A Solution for every Application
Various truck types entered this loading dock area with constant exposure to inclement weather. This caused water infiltration as there was a slight decline approach to the dock. 

There was also little clearance space due to the existing overhead canopy as there was little headroom. Our solution was to install custom inflatable shelters with a side-mounted blower (due to limited headroom).
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RUBBER DOOR, TORONTO | CASE STUDY

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Equipment Longevity
This client had a regular overhead sectional door but it simply wasn't the right solution for the amount of times it was being used.


In high traffic buildings, Rubber Doors are often recommended to reduce wear on typical overhead doors. These are especially useful in parking garages where traffic is consistent and the doors and can withstand impact in the event of an accident.

Additional steel work was also involved to build support for the new Rubber door. Due to the tight fit with minimal side room clearance, concrete curbs had to be cut in order to make additional room. All in all, a successful installation! 

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WHEEL CHOCK SAFETY SYSTEM, GUELPH | CASE STUDY

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Safety First
Originally, a Vehicle Restraint along with a Rubber Wheel Chock was not holding the trailer tight enough against the wall. There had been a few instances where the trailer had shifted ahead, causing the dock lip to fall off the trailer. The lift struck would then get stuck between the trailer and the dock leveler.
Therefore, a Wheel Chock System was installed, successfully holding trucks in place during loading and unloading. This system replaces a vehicle restraint and wheel chock and is more durable and reliable. The system is built into the ground with a large steel chock mounted on an articulated, counterbalanced arm. The chock is then placed in front of the rear wheel and locks onto a ground plate. Three sensors, an alarm and signal lights provide employees and truck drivers when it is safe to begin loading/unloading into and out of the truck. Does this sound like a Loading Dock Solution that would benefit your facility? Contact us for a free on-site consultation! Comment…

AIR CURTAINS, MISSISSAUGA | CASE STUDY

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More than just a little breeze
Air Curtains are typically used to keep warm or cold air in or out of buildings.

In this case, product smells were permeating between a shared warehouse with no solid wall separation.
Steel tubing was also necessary to reinforce the structure and handle the weight of the curtain.



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FULL-VIEW POWDER-COATED POLYTITE, TORONTO | CASE STUDY

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Out with the old, in with the new!
We replaced an old, worn Sectional Door with a Richards-Wilcox Full-View Polycarbonate Door!

This powder-coated blue sectional not only stands out from typical distribution doors but is light-weight (despite it's size).


Therefore, less stress is put on the tracks which allows this door to last longer. Want to see it in action? Take a look on our YouTube Channel.


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VERTICAL-LIFT SECTIONAL DOOR, RICHMOND HILL | CASE STUDY

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A little separation can be good!
Our client recently took over the warehouse unit next door to them that could only be accessed through a separate exterior entrance. However, they needed interior access in order to improve their workplace efficiency. We created an opening in the existing wall and installed a Vertical-Lift Sectional Door. Now workers can easily access both building units while providing separation and closure during off hours. Questions? We love to hear from you!
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RYTEC PREDADOOR NXT, TORONTO | CASE STUDY

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So Fast, So Clean
This Toronto Pharmaceutical Warehouse had Rytec PredaDoor NXT Doors installed for FDA compliance. These doors are designed with less ridges than your typical Overhead Door to help prevent dust build-up for facilities that require utmost cleanliness


NXT Level Speed
This PredaDoor NXT is 8' wide by 14' high with opening speeds of up to 50" per second. This level of speed is critical for maintaining traffic flow, productivity and energy conservation. (Learn how your facility can benefit from going green by visiting wilcoxdoor.com/gogreen)


Safety First
A Pathwatch Safety System was installed with dual thru-beam photo eyes in the event that someone or something is in the way of the door closing. On detection, the door then reverses up to the opening position until the path is cleared, known as the reversing edge.


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DOCK SEAL REPAIR, YORK REGION | CASE STUDY

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Constant impact causing damage
At this distribution centre, workers continued to hit the sides of the dock seals with skids, eventually tearing the actual seal.

This was due to the seals being made with an opening of 90" instead of 96". Therefore, a 3/16" vertical pad was installed at the bottom as a skid guard to protect from impact.


Thankfully, we were able to provide a solid fix for this issue without having to replace the entire unit.

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