Rite-Hite – Always Looking Ahead

Rite-Hite is a world leader in the manufacture, sale, and service of loading dock equipment, industrial doors, safety barriers, HVLS fans, industrial curtain walls, and more - all designed to improve safety, security, productivity, energy savings, and environmental control. Watch Rite-Hite's Always Looking Ahead video below to learn more.

We Are Always Looking Ahead


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 proprietary design of the Dok-Lok, which helps provide protection 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 been enhanced through the constant introduction of unique products for the industrial facility. Examples at the loading dock include the  hydraulic dock leveler with Safe-T-Lip®; the Global Wheel-Lok™ wheel restraint; the Dok-Guardian™; and the Eclipse™ loading dock shelter. Examples inside the facility include the FasTrax® and LiteSpeed® high speed doors; the Revolution® HVLS industrial fan, ZoneWorks® Industrial Curtain Walls, In-Plant Safety Barriers, and the Safe-T-Signal®. Rite-Hite has also expanded into rooftop snow removal machines for truck and bus fleets with their line of Scraper System™ FleetPlows™. Most recently Rite-Hite introduced Loading Dock and Yard Management and Dock Communication Software.

In 1987 Rite-Hite formed Arbon Equipment Corporation, which consists of over 700 employees focused on serving the needs of our customers in the United States, Canada and Australia. Arbon provides expert consultation on products and services that meet the needs of customers who have one loading dock to hundreds.

An additional company that is part of the Rite-Hite family is DuctSox. DuctSox is a manufacturer of commercial and industrial fabric ductwork and diffuser systems for open/finished ceiling architecture, critical environments, and underfloor applications. DuctSox fabric systems are a cost effective, aesthetically attractive alternative to metal ductwork and diffusers. DuctSox is based in Dubuque, Iowa.

Our Values

  • We exist through the consent of our customers.
  • We value and respect each individual employee as a primary asset.
  • We strive for truly great versus merely good performance.
  • We will be guided by honesty in deed, word and relationship.

Our Mission

To improve industrial safety, security and productivity worldwide through quality and innovation.

improving industrial safety, security and productivity worldwide THROUGH QUALITY AND INNOVATION