Home Depot

Home Depot

Home Depot is the well known home improvement store that has locations in the US, Canada and Mexico. They are also in the seasonal flower and potted plant business. Their location in Kamloops, British Columbia, was utilizing a portion of their parking space for their nursery department and needing portable loading/unloading facilities.

The Home Depot in Kamloops had set up their garden center department in a corner of their existing parking lot. As part of that, they required a portable loading dock to receive product deliveries. They were looking at several ramp providers, but were limited once the strict Home Depot safety protocols were considered. Although mainly using a standard forklift for off-loading, they also had a significant amount of pedestrian traffic, with staff unloading some of the product by hand. They approached Nation Ramps with these requirements along with wanting the flexibility to start with rental with the option to purchase, if the ramp solution worked well.

Working together with Home Depot safety and logistics departments, Nation Ramps customized our standard PLD20K, 20,000 lbs (GVW) portable ramp with stand alone platform, to include 42” pedestrian handrails and side access ladder. The management teams at Home Depot were satisfied with both the safety features and the ability to meet their unloading needs in Kamloops. Sign-off drawings were produced to get final approval and receive a purchase order from Home Depot Canada. The design was quickly approved and production scheduled.

The solution was a standard Nation Ramps 26.5-foot long ramp combined with a 7.5-foot long platform. At 100” width this ramp offers 96” of usable deck width to allow for wall to wall access of most van trailers and containers. With full 41” to 60” height adjustment, this ramp model is able to access even those containers on high chassis. Having worked with many corporate and government clients we understood the deliverables and committed to supply a OSHA safe, practical and efficient solution.

Once The Home Depot management teams were satisfied and signed off on the design, we engineered, manufactured and delivered their custom portable loading dock to their Kamloops, BC location in time for their on-site testing and arriving trailer loads.

Our Solution:


Ramp Section: 26.5″L x 100″W
Platform Section – 7.5’L x 100″W with 40″ to 60″ height adjustment
42: High OSHA/WorkSafe Handrails
Custom Side Access Ladder
Structure: made of steel
Surface: finished with durathane industrial paint
Capacity: 20,000 lbs

For Home Depot, a Nation Ramps standard PLD20K portable loading dock was the answer. With 20,000 lbs. weight capacity and with added upgrades to meet the Home Depot safety protocols, we were able to comply with their safety requirements and in portable ramp design that will offer years of service, while still looking like the day it was delivered.

Our Nation Ramps team, including our talented engineering and production staff, worked closely together with the Home Depot management teams. Designing for OSHA safety and with high quality North American steel; manufacturing a solution that met their safety protocols and delivered added outdoor off-loading capacity. Chosen by Home Depot because Nation Ramps was capable of meeting their corporate requirements, short delivery window and budget.

Nation Ramps has earned a solid reputation from working with clients like The Home Depot throughout the United States and Canada. Delivering quality engineered ground to dock ramps, portable loading docks, equipment loading ramps, stand alone platforms and custom solutions that meet our clients’ demands to improve efficiency; saving time and money.

Questions or interested in learning more? Contact our Ramp Team today!!



Our Nation Ramps Equipment Loading Dock Ramps are designed with the user in mind. Our clients have the freedom to select one of five product models, (Ground to Dock | Equipment Loading | Portable Loading DockMobile Yard RampStandalone Platform) or customized ramps based on their unique project needs.  Our clients benefit from the piece of mind that comes with selecting a ramp that will best help them to mitigate the challenges that often arise on site, saving time and money on all projects.

Choosing a Nation Ramps Portable Ramp provides our clients with multiple and ongoing opportunities to save time and money including:

– An in house loading dock on hand to load / unload freight as needed

– Eliminates having to over handle freight with more than one piece of equipment (including a hand pallet and a forklift)

– Lower labour costs for not having to double handle freight

– The highest level of safety standards available – invaluable peace of mind for clients and their teams

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