Benefit Your Business with Tax Code Section 179 Deductions

Time is almost up to take advantage of the 2017 tax deduction. Like last year, Section 179 allows businesses a tax deduction for equipment and software that is purchased or leased and placed into service before December 31, 2017. This includes dock and door equipment for your facility. Again, just like last year the deduction limit is set at $500,000.

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Fire Door Safety Alert

NFPA Code 80* requires all fire doors regardless of use to be tested and inspected annually. DASMA** recommends the following procedures:

  • Visual Inspection
  • Operational Check
  • 1st Drop Test
  • Reset the door
  • 2nd Drop Test

DASMA** recommends drop tests should be performed by a trained fire door system technician. Our team at Southern States Dock & Door realizes this can be a daunting task to tackle that’s why we are here to help.

Contact us today to schedule your fire door drop test. 866.350.3593

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Winter is Coming! Be Prepared by Winterizing Your Dock & Door Facilities


Prepared Your Dock & Door Facilities For Winter

It’s that time of year again! It is time to prepare your warehouse for seasonal changes. Winterizing the dock and door area of your facility should take top priority otherwise energy efficiency literally slips out the back door.

Striving to apply green initiatives in your business is a sensible idea, especially at dock and door operations in commercial and industrial business environments where it makes dollars and cents to ensure your loading dock is operating as efficiently as possible.  

Letting heating energy operating cash go out the door is preventable. Here are a few tips to make sure your dock and doors are as energy efficient as possible with a measurable return on investment (ROI).

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4 Tips To Improve Loading Dock Safety

Loading docks are constantly busy and are at an increased risk for accidents, injury or worse. This is even truer during your businesses peak seasons. Increased risk means that you need to implement procedures to reduce as much risk at possible to ensure a safe work environment.

Here are four tips to help improve loading dock safety at your facility:

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