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By BlogMaster on 11/11/2012 4:41 PM
Green practices are sensible practices when it comes to dock operations in commercial and industrial buildings. Investing in making doors and docks energy efficient can return a different kind of green in the form of measurable cost savings. Chicago winters can make keeping cold air out and warm air in a big challenge. Facilities managers can go green and save green with a multi-faceted strategy for tackling the Big Chill.
By BlogMaster on 10/20/2012 6:26 PM
There are thousands of aging (roughly 25 years or older) warehouses, manufacturing plants, and other commercial and industrial facilities throughout the Greater Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area. These facilities can present significant challenges when they are acquired by a new company, redeployed, or when their use evolves based on operational changes and increased volumes of activity.
By BlogMaster on 9/18/2012 10:10 AM
Without efficient seal and shelter solutions in place, dock operations are at risk for wind and rain penetration, energy loss, invasive insects and rodents, unsafe loading and unloading conditions, and damage to products and equipment. High performing dock seals and shelters are especially important in regulated operations such as food and pharmaceuticals where preventing environmental threats is mission critical.
By BlogMaster on 7/7/2012 7:08 AM
The many shoppers who choose fresh frozen and ready-to-bake dinner and snack foods at leading retail grocers aren’t thinking about the door and dock operations at the manufacturing plant. They’re thinking about the dependable quality, convenience and value that these food products provide for their households. That’s just fine with the food manufacturer. Learn how American helps this food industry leader cook up a recipe for success.
By BlogMaster on 6/13/2012 12:29 PM
Any service vendor can send a guy out in a truck to try to fix a problem. But how many service providers can really leave an operation better than it was before the problem even occurred? This is what sets American Door and Dock apart. We are a service organization from the ground up. At the heart of our organization is a Service Department that leads the way in service delivery and customer care.
By BlogMaster on 5/9/2012 9:33 AM
The risks and unknowns inherent in dock area operations make it prudent to develop and implement (or enhance) your dock safety policy as well as related equipment improvements. Dock safety policies should be revisited periodically and updated to reflect operational changes, growth, and new & better ways of doing things. Truck restraints should be an integral part of any organized dock safety program.
By BlogMaster on 2/21/2012 11:20 AM
In Chicagoland, Lisle Auto Plaza Group has built its successful Infiniti dealerships on a commitment to outstanding customer service.  For its new Infiniti dealership in Clarendon Hills, they brought in American Door and Dock.  “We wanted to put the ‘wow’ factor into our customer experience at this facility.” according to Terry Leo, Facilities Manager.
By BlogMaster on 1/30/2012 9:32 AM

American Door and Dock is proud to be partnered with Rytec, the leading US manufacturer of high speed, high performance doors with over 50,000 doors in operation worldwide.  Rytec focuses exclusively on rolling, folding, and sliding doors for industrial and commercial applications.  Rytec delivers the best door products available for high performance and high cycle applications.   

By BlogMaster on 11/9/2011 1:49 PM

Old, ineffective weatherstripping? No weatherstripping? It doesn't take huge gaps to hurt the energy efficiency of your dock levelers, sectional doors, and pedestrian doors. Here are some statistics that may surprise you, along with some cost effective  winterizing solutions. We've helped hundreds of companies save money and increase productivity by improving their energy efficiency. Our free Energy Savings Analysis can help identify your risks, address any problems you may have, and help prevent problems. 

By BlogMaster on 8/25/2011 9:24 AM

Loading docks are mission critical to any company's operations. Quality dock services and equipment are essential to making sure the loading and unloading of your trailers happens safely and without delays, and that your products & materials arrive at their destinations in the best possible condition. This article provides five helpful tips for dock safety, efficiency, and cost savings for your organization.  

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