Chris Cook, Author at Dockzilla

NEWS & HOW-TO

Dock House Step-By-Step Installation Process (Jackhammers Need Not Apply)

Have you ever been part of a pit leveler installation before? It's an unnecessary and obsolete process. And there's a better way to add a leveler and never have to manage concrete work, downtime, OSHA-regulated silica dust and the unanticipated hurdles. The Dock House is... Read more

BATTLEBOTS® Production Site Glitch Is No Match For Dockzilla

As a platinum sponsor of the 6th season of BATTLEBOTS®, the world’s premier robot fighting competition, Dockzilla was all-in before taping got underway in Las Vegas. As the show’s production crew was gearing up to welcome hundreds of Bot Builders from around the world, they... Read more

Dockzilla’s Loading Dock Leveler Scraps Conventional Thinking so Warehouse Floors Remain Intact

Sincere apologies are in order for jackhammers everywhere. Dockzilla is eliminating the unnecessary assault on facility floors by modernizing loading docks with the Dock House Exterior Dock Leveler. There’s no construction required to attach this self-supported dock leveler structure to the outside of the building,... Read more

DZ Toasts Its Abnormal Passion for Loading Docks

When Dockzilla introduced its Portable Loading Dock in 2011, the modern, modular concept was met with mixed reviews. The idea of deploying a self-supported steel loading dock in place of traditional construction to add shipping capacity at a facility, seemed too radical at the time.... Read more

Basement Brainstorming: DZ Engineers Offer No-Cost Support

The last 30 days have been particularly intense for all of us, and Team Dockzilla has been in the trenches - delivering rapid response loading dock ramps and supply chain set-ups to grocery and food delivery customers, essential supply manufacturers, and medical organizations. To continue... Read more

MODULAR LOADING DOCKS: Emergency Response for Makeshift Care & Supply Chain Set Ups

Dockzilla’s modular loading docks are in production to help communities triage & set up medical care, supply chain, and other operations that require loading/unloading of trailers in unconventional locations – such as parking lots or vacant properties. We’re currently directing Dockzilla portable loading dock deliveries… Read more

Introducing “Mr. Leum’s Dockyard” Show and Tell Video Series

Mr. Rogers is the ultimate storyteller who made it a beautiful day in the neighborhood.  As Mr. Rogers’ movie opens on Friday, we’re following in his footsteps with a “show and tell” video series, called “Mr. Leum’s Dockyard.”  Dockzilla Founder Grant Leum takes viewers behind… Read more

Ready, Set, Go! DZ Dock to Ground Ramps Ready in < 2 Hours

In the time required for concrete to cure on a conventional building access ramp, vehicles and forklifts could have been cruising in and out of your facility for an entire week with a Dockzilla Dock to Ground Ramp.  In fact, this rockstar ramp sets up… Read more

What Would George Do? Top 5 Ways to Load Like a Leader  

We’re pretty sure George Washington would be pumped to see there’s a modern way to load and unload amber waves of grain, pallets of American flags, and building materials for Mount Vernon expansions.  Today we celebrate Washington’s Birthday and his legacy as our country’s first… Read more

Hand Off Your Loading Challenge During “National Engineers Week” (or Any Day)

As we kick off National Engineers Week, Dockzilla emphasizes the importance of getting a free consult from loading experts before retrofitting a building, buying a commodity yard ramp, or pouring one oz. of concrete.   On President’s Day — and, well, every other business day… Read more

Dockzilla Loading Dock Platforms Elevate Materials Handling & Expediting

As retailers count down to a record-breaking $1.5 trillion holiday shopping “and shipping” season, this is no time for fa-la-la-la follies at the loading dock. Not to mention the more than $90 billion expected in post-holiday gift returns. Whether shipping at the holidays or year… Read more

Honey…We Shrunk the Dockzilla

Even at 1/32nd of their normal size, Dockzilla modular loading docks are BIG on product features. “Dockzilla in 3D” is an interactive display that helps potential customers visualize the portability of these modern, modular loading docks and how they are easily installed, removed, and relocated.… Read more

Dockzilla on “Manufacturing Marvels®” on Fox Business Network®

Dockzilla hit the airwaves this week with two “Manufacturing Marvels®” appearances on The Fox Business Network®. Like proud parents, we watched our portable and modular loading docks evolve from steel structural frames into mighty workhorses.  In just two minutes, the segment producers captured our passion for engineering and… Read more

Dockzilla Loading Dock Combines Solar Power & Push Button Operation

As companies reimagine how and where they manufacture and ship products, Dockzilla has rolled out the ultimate loading dock for remote loading operations or unique manufacturing configurations.  The new Solar-Powered Mobile Loading Dock delivers flexibility, simplicity and ergonomics that can help offload incoming manufacturing components at… Read more

Dockzilla to be Seen on “Manufacturing Marvels®”

Despite challenging supply and demand market conditions, and the skyrocketing price of steel, Dockzilla Co. has forged ahead – proudly fueling American manufacturing and deploying domestically-sourced steel. So when the award-winning producers at “Manufacturing Marvels®” called, we were energized to be part of their production… Read more

Introducing Loading U: Loading Docks and Materials Handling 101

  Welcome to Dockzilla’s Loading U, your one stop shop for loading docks and materials handling 101. This institute for higher learning includes insider information from our engineers and insights into improving daily loading operations. As manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution continue to evolve, traditional concrete… Read more

Retail Supply Chain Pros Dish on the Ecommerce Disruption

It’s no secret that the “need-it-now” expectations of today’s online consumers have ignited a distribution and fulfillment pressure cooker for retailers.  For first-hand details about this industry “disruption,” Team Dockzilla recently participated in the D3 Retail Supply Chain Summit in New York. From Macy’s to… Read more

Four Ways to Beat the Clock at the Loading Dock

It’s no secret that the “need-it-now” expectations of today’s online customer have ignited a distribution pressure cooker for logistics professionals who seek out worthy facilities in the best locations, and then get them up and running at record speed. Offering the most flexible, relocatable loading… Read more

The Cold, Hard Truth About Energy Loss at the Loading Dock

While the unusually cold Spring has made for chilly Easter egg hunts and blustery baseball games, it’s the perfect time to demonstrate the thermal benefits of modular Dock Houses vs. pit-style dock levelers. To assess just how much the style of loading dock can impact… Read more

Removable Forklift Barriers Safeguard Rail Docks

WHAT:  A major producer of aluminum foil and sandwich bags needed a heavy-duty barrier system to protect 400 ft. of unguarded loading dock spur where boxcars are frequently load and unloaded. WHY:  Because employees and forklifts are vulnerable to falls onto the rail tracks when the dock… Read more