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Considering Automation? Consider the Loading Dock, a Vital Part of Your Supply Chain

Join Rite-Hite’s industry experts in loading dock design, for a webinar on loading dock automation. Learn trends, pitfalls, and best practices to optimize your supply chain.

This webinar was originally broadcast on April 23, 2024. 

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Sponsor: Rite-Hite

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Automation will play an important role in the future of the material handling industry. Many businesses are turning to automation technologies to solve for labor shortages, product damage, throughput, and much more. However, most don’t consider the loading dock and its major impact on supply chain productivity. The intent of this webinar is to demystify this commonly forgotten area of the automation journey.

During this hour session, Walt Swietlik and Allan Cairo, two of Rite-Hite’s industry experts with a combined 55 years of experience in loading dock design and numerous successful automation projects, will walk through some current trends and common pitfalls of loading dock automation designs and best practices you can use to help stay ahead of them.

Join us for a live chat from the Rite-Hite world headquarters Customer Experience Center. 



Walt Swietlik

Director of Loading Dock Automation Solutions | Rite-Hite

Walt Swietlik has more than 40 years of experience in the material handling industry, with more than 35 of those dedicated to the area of loading dock and door safety and improved productivity. For the past two decades, Walt has managed Rite-Hite’s popular “Customer Experience Program” and most recently taken on the role of Director of Loading Dock Automation Solutions, where he works closely with a variety of customers to address the challenges associated with automation solutions in loading dock design, equipment, and controls applications.

Allan Cairo

Regional Sales Vice President | Rite-Hite

Allan Cairo, Regional Sales Vice President, has over a decade of dedicated service to Rite-Hite as an expert in the material handling industry, with a specialty in Pulp and Paper. He started off his career as a National Account Manager with Caljan, a manufacturer of telescopic boom conveyors, telescopic roller loaders and mobile loaders. 

Today, Allan has turned his wealth of sales knowledge and strategic insights to Rite-Hite’s distribution sales teams, managing the Arbon Great Lakes and Arbon North Central regions. His commitment to the company’s mission and vision has led to the successful implementation of many company initiatives, products and solutions.


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