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Rite-Hite is a world leader in the manufacture and sale of loading dock equipment, industrial doors, safety barriers and high-volume, low-speed industrial fans – all designed to improve safety, productivity, and energy consumption.
Comprised of seven separate corporations, the family-owned company was founded in 1965 by Arthur K. White, father of Rite-Hite’s current owner and chairman, Michael White. The company has always placed an emphasis on research and development, which has led to the ongoing creation of new products that pioneer the industry.
Rite-Hite first rose to prominence as a manufacturer of loading dock equipment, including dock levelers and vehicle restraint systems. An early leader in loading dock safety, Rite-Hite introduced its groundbreaking DOK-LOK® trailer restraint in 1980. The DOK-LOK’s proprietary design, which protects against several types of trailer separation, quickly became the industry standard and continues to be the preferred option at the majority of installations worldwide.
In 1991, Rite-Hite acquired Frommelt Industries, significantly broadening its offering to include industrial power doors, cold storage doors, impact doors, dock seals and shelters, and a full complement of aftermarket products.
Rite-Hite’s longstanding reputation for safety, quality and innovation has expanded through the constant introduction of unique new products. Examples include the SAFE-T-LIP® hydraulic dock leveler; the Global Wheel-Lok™ wheel restraint; the FasTrax® high speed door; and the ELIMINATOR™ GAPMASTER™ sealing shelter.
In addition to manufacturing high-quality equipment, Rite-Hite is proud of its relationship-based approach to fulfilling customer needs through our Global Distribution Network, including both independent representatives as well as a wholly owned subsidiary, Arbon Equipment Corporation, which provides products, services and continual solutions to their local customers. The company’s employees are widely-recognized authorities and remain active in trade organizations to ensure Rite-Hite products continue to reflect evolving industry conditions.
Rite-Hite employs over 1,500 people worldwide and maintains more than 30 representative organizations in 100 locations throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and South America. Manufacturing facilities are located in Memphis, TN; Dubuque, IA; Denver, CO; Toronto, Ontario; Kunshan, China, Volkmarsen, Germany; and Jawor, Poland.