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By BlogMaster on 5/31/2013 1:22 PM
Forklifts can deliver materials handling speed and efficiency to an operation while lowering the risk of injury from manual lifting, pushing and pulling. But forklifts also present a much greater risk of injury or death to operators and other personnel. Improper training, careless or reckless operation, and malfunctions all contribute to the approximately 100 people killed and 20,000 injured each year in forklift accidents in the United States.
By BlogMaster on 4/30/2013 8:39 AM
Enhanced loading dock or material transfer zone (MTZ) security can provide diverse benefits that go beyond loss prevention. Regulatory compliance is one example. Whether mandatory or voluntary, the impact of federal agency guidelines and programs on the supply chain is growing. From anti-terrorism to food safety, forward thinking businesses are taking a proactive approach to security where compliance is concerned.
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.
 
 
      
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