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. One of the early breakthroughs was the development of the DOK-LOK® trailer restraint in 1980, a proprietary design that effectively prevents trailer separation and quickly gained widespread adoption worldwide.

In 1987, Rite-Hite established Arbon Equipment Corporation, a subsidiary comprising over 700 dedicated employees serving customers in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Arbon offers expert consultation on a wide range of products and services, catering to customers with varying dock requirements, from single installations to large-scale operations.

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. At the loading dock, Rite-Hite has pioneered advancements such as the  hydraulic dock leveler with Safe-T-Lip®; the Global Wheel-Lok™ wheel restraint; the Dok-Guardian™; and the Eclipse™ loading dock shelter. Inside the facility, Rite-Hite offers 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 its portfolio to include Loading Dock and Yard Management Software, Scraper System™ Fleet Plows snow removal machines, and most recently, Automation Solutions at the loading dock.

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