It’s the month of DOCKTOBER!
Challenge: The customer occupied a grade-level building with no simple tie-in for drainage. To enable it to expand operations, the company needed two dock positions installed at this section of the building. They did not, however, want to spend over $100,000 for the required excavation and drainage.
Solution: An alternative to loading dock construction was to install a 24’ long x 32’ wide freestanding loading dock platform large enough for two loading docks, while maintain security and controlling the loading environment.
The unit included Rite-Hite Safe-T-Lip™ dock levelers, Dok-Lok™ trailer restraints, Light blocking dock shelters, Pitmaster under leveler seals and doors that all matched current equipment used at the conventional loading dock. For access, a 30’ long x 8’ wide ramp and dual ship ladders were provided. Full guarding with an impact barrier was placed in needed positions for safety. The total cost of the project was less than original estimates just to build the exterior dock approach.