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Planning & Design

Loading Dock Planning and Design

Effective dock planning ensures that your operations can handle the material handling needs you have today as well as tomorrow. Continual changes in the trucking and material handling industry have dramatically affected loading dock design, requiring new products and innovations. When your loading dock facilitates efficient loading and unloading as well as safe and secure movement of product, it has a direct impact on your bottom line.

Loading Dock Design for Today and Tomorrow

"Just-in-time" manufacturing and warehousing, high-cube trailers, and air-ride suspensions are some examples of developments that have made cookie-cutter dock designs obsolete.

When you bring an Arbon loading dock expert into your planning and building process, you are making an investment for today and the future. Arbon has been working with architects, end-users, and contractors to stay on top of evolving trends to assure the best solutions for our customers. We take loading dock design so seriously that we have experts who instruct AIA continuing education courses in dock design.

Dock Safety Presentations

Today, there's a growing realisation that a safe dock depends on a lot of things, including up-to-date dock design, proper load-handling procedures, effective supervision and trained people.

Because safety is such an important part of the material handling industry, Arbon offers a dock safety presentation that is registered as an AIA continuing education course.

Arbon and our parent company, Rite-Hite®, recognise the serious need for products that improve loading dock, door, and in-plant safety. Rite-Hite’s research and development team has transformed the material handling industry with groundbreaking safety products such as Dok-Lok®, Safe-T-Lip® Leveler, Safe-T-Strut®, and FasTrax®