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An experienced provider of turnkey solutions
Our team of advisors, technicians and office staff are dedicated to providing the right solution. From initial site assessment, to providing product recommendations, to expert installation, to our ongoing maintenance program, Carlson is your one-stop resource for complete turnkey solutions. 
The leading distributor of docks and doors
With a 40-year track record of doing things right as the exclusive Rite-Hite representative in Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana, we are equipped with an array of reliable, innovative products that are guaranteed to improve all areas of your facility. 
Proven to improve loading dock safety
Designing dock systems that enhance dock safety and security, protect employees and preventing building damager are just a few ways that Carlson can make your business better.
Enhance facility productivity
Got a capacity issue? Too much loading dock downtime? Using outdated equipment? Whatever the problem, whether it’s designing mezzanines to optimize floor space or providing the industry’s safest, most effective vertical lifts to move the heavy loads, we’re the efficiency experts. 
Minimize energy costs
W.E. Carlson provides dock seals and shelters as well as high performance industrial doors for better environmental control and to help reduce energy loss. 

FEATURED PRODUCT

Repair Rack Damage Without Warehouse Interruption
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Protect your business with a
PLANNED MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
custom tailored for your facility
by W. E. Carlson. 

Loading docks and doors require routine SAFETY inspections, cleaning and lubrication to maximize performance and prevent costly downtime.
It pays to sign up for planned maintenance.

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FEATURED CASE STUDY

Find how we helped cut energy costs and improve employee safety...

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