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September 23, 2022
Times when your loading docks are vacant can present safety risks to your employees and equipment. Your employees need to be protected while they are working, whether they are driving a forklift, working on foot, or running a pallet jack. W.E. Carlson provides solutions to ensure personnel and equipment are safe at all times with their Drop-Off Protection Barriers.  Why Proper Barriers... Read More
July 27, 2022
For operators looking to reduce warehouse energy bills, especially in this summer heat, W.E. Carlson dock seals are a great solution.  Loading dock seals not only help with energy loss, but they also help avoid safety and productivity issues that are associated with unprotected openings, such as employee discomfort, product damage or contamination, or slippery and dangerous conditions.... Read More
May 31, 2022
With temperatures starting to rise in the Chicago area and summer starting on June 21, is your warehouse ready for the heat? Keep your cool this summer and improve productivity with HVLS Fans, Dock Fans, and Screen Doors.    HVLS Revolution Fan The fan that started the HVLS revolution, the Revolution is the original High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS), delivering the most air movement of... Read More
March 31, 2022
At W.E. Carlson, we have several high-speed doors. How do you decide which one is best for you?  What is a high-speed door? DASMA, Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association, defines a high-speed door as “a non swinging door used primarily to facilitate vehicular access or material transportation and having an automatic closing device, with an opening rate of at least 32 inches... Read More
February 28, 2022
If your loading dock equipment breaks down it may seem like the issue appeared overnight. Most of the time these problems started a long time ago. It is easy to overlook a small crack or chipped paint, but over time these minor issues can become big complications. Our Planned Maintenance Program has an experienced service team that will routinely come to your facility to inspect and repair your... Read More
January 31, 2022
Many of the products in your home have moved across the United States inside of a truck, where nearly every journey starts and ends at a loading dock. Businesses as large as Target move products from their distribution centers to their stores every day. While businesses as small as your local deli have their specialty ingredients delivered to their door. No matter the size of the business, a... Read More
October 26, 2021
Any warehouse that uses forklifts to move products and shipments onto trucks in a loading dock area needs dock levelers. A hydraulic dock leveler is placed at the threshold of the opening of the loading dock, covering the space between the open trailer bed of the semi-truck and the dock floor of the building. It provides a smooth and safe surface for forklifts to drive over. There are numerous... Read More
September 24, 2021
Operating an efficient facility is no small feat, but one big element that can help is the installation of high-speed industrial doors. There are many benefits to using these innovative doors for your loading docks. Check out our top reasons why you should consider making the change to a High-Speed Industrial Door. Fast Operation Waiting for doors to open may seem like a small... Read More
February 10, 2021
Industrial facilities and warehouse can be dangerous places. With forklifts whizzing around, heavy equipment operating and a fast pace work floor, how likely is it that the average worker will notice any yellow caution lines at their feet? If you’re interested in stepping up the safety in your facility, consider installing barrier systems throughout the building. Here are four benefits... Read More
December 22, 2020
You only have so much storage space in your facility. While you have the option of building a new construction or leasing additional space, it isn't always the most feasible route to take. It can be time consuming and costly. Fortunately, we offer vertical space-saving solutions that can optimize areas in your physical plant. 1. Mezzanines Mezzanine systems provide added floor space where it... Read More