Made in Milwaukee

Rite-Hite Co. keeps docks, shipping operations safe and functional

The products and systems designed and produced by Milwaukee-based Rite-Hite Co. LLC play a critical role in the movement of goods from manufacturing and warehousing operations around the world.

Rite-Hite’s best known products are its dock leveling systems. The company produces hydraulic, mechanical and air-powered leveling systems, which act like a movable bridge from the dock door to flatbeds or semi trailers.

“The size and shape (of dock levelers) is almost infinite,” said Walt Swietlik, director of customer relations and sales support. “They can range from small and basic to large and very complex.”

Rite-Hite’s dock leveling systems are used in a wide range of industries – from retail stores and municipal buildings that receive small to medium sized shipments on trucks, to large distribution centers that deal with over-the-road trucks and even overseas shipping containers.

“In more involved manufacturing operations and regional distribution centers, they’re very common,” Swietlik said.

Another of Rite-Hite’s products, its Dok-Lok series of products, helps secure tractor trailers to loading docks to prevent workplace accidents.

“It mounts to the front of the building and electromechanically restrains the trailer,” Swietlik said.

Read more in the Made in Milwaukee column in the latest issue of BizTimes Milwaukee.

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