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By BlogMaster on 3/22/2013 12:24 PM
It takes experience and product knowledge to effectively conduct a dock health checkup because there are so many factors that go into making a dock operation run smoothly. A dock health checkup by a seasoned expert can help put all the right pieces in place for increasing efficiency, safety, and stability for your docks including any necessary equipment and process enhancements.
By BlogMaster on 2/27/2013 8:24 PM
Vehicle detection solutions can be an important part of any organized dock safety program. The four leading types of vehicle detection methods for commercial door and dock applications are photo eyes, safety edges, loops, and motion sensors. Vehicle detection solutions can help streamline traffic, save time and increase productivity within a facility. This makes them a compelling value proposition.
By BlogMaster on 1/27/2013 9:11 AM
In December we invited our customers to share their 2012 American Door and Dock success stories. As an incentive and token of our appreciation, we offered an Amazon Kindle Fire mobile device to one lucky winner to be selected by a random drawing from all entries. We’re pleased to announce the winner from our random drawing, Kyle Sonday with Commercial Plastics in Mundelein, Illinois.
By BlogMaster on 12/17/2012 8:07 PM
As we look forward to 2013 we’d like to invite you to share any American Door and Dock success story you may have. How did we help you solve a problem, take advantage of an opportunity, avoid or minimize downtime, or save time & money in 2012? Let us know and you could win an Amazon Kindle Fire mobile device just for sharing your experience.
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.
 
 
      
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