• More than the leading distributor of docks and doors

    As the exclusive Rite-Hite® representative in Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana, W.E. Carlson offers the highest quality equipment for loading docks, warehouses and the manufacturing floor.

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  • An experienced provider of turnkey solutions

    From initial site assessment, to providing product recommendations, to expert installation, to our ongoing maintenance program, we’re your one-stop resource.

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  • Proven to improve loading dock safety

    We have a 40-year track record of designing dock systems that enhance dock safety and security, protect employees and prevent building damage.

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  • Increase warehouse efficiency

    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.

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  • Enhance facility productivity

    Got a capacity issue? Too much loading dock downtime? Using outdated equipment? Whatever the problem, we’ll find solutions to make your facility more productive.

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  • Minimize energy costs

    Carlson provides dock seals and shelters as well as high performance industrial doors for better environmental control and to help reduce energy loss.

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  • Celebrating 40 Years!

    W.E. Carlson proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary of serving its customers and the community. Achieving this milestone would not have been possible if not for our continued relationship with the innovative people at the Rite-Hite® Corporation.