Nation Ramps Replaces Aging Ramp for Ontario Panel Company

Alpa Pre-Engineered Seeks Nation Ramps to Replace Existing Ramp


Alpa Pre-Engineered sought Nation Ramps when they noticed their existing ramp was in need of repair; being faced with the decision to repair the existing ramp or purchase a new one. Alpa Pre-Engineered came to Nation Ramps to see what the options were for a portable loading ramp that could grow with their business.

Initially, Alpa Pre-Engineered was interested in Nation Ramps PLD22k, a portable loading dock that had 22,000 lbs capacity. After understanding Alpa Pre-Engineered’s needs, Nation Ramps recommended the PLD18k, a portable loading dock that had 18,000 lbs capacity, since it would meet all of their needs and at a lower cost.

Whether being used as a portable loading dock or ground to dock ramp the PLD series has the capability to fulfill all their duties. With the winter weather conditions in Ontario, where Alpa Pre-Engineered is located, it is important to maintain a clean ramp surface for traction and safety. The PLD series serrated steel grated decking ensures the ramp is clear and maintains grip no matter what conditions they need to work in.

Our Solution: 

Ramp Length 26.5 Feet
Platform Length 7.5 Feet
Ramp Width 102 Inches
Ramp Usable Width 97 Inches
Ramp Capacity 18,000LBS (GVW)
Ramp Height – Adjustable 41″ to 60″
12” Safety Rub Rails

With a wide range of ramps and platforms covering light or extreme duty applications, Nation Ramps was able to provide a solution that met the needs of Alpa Pre-Engineered and save them money. Products built with quality and built to last. Designed for durability with high quality North American steel. Built to survive the rigors of unforgiving and non-stop use. Chosen by Alpa Pre-Engineered because we were capable of meeting their budget and manufactured in Canada.

Nation Ramps has earned a solid reputation from working with clients like Apla Pre-Engineered throughout the United States and Canada. Delivering quality engineered ground to dock, portable loading dock, equipment loading and custom solutions that meet our clients’ demands to improve efficiency; saving time and money.

Thank you, Apla Pre-Engineered, for the opportunity to work with you on this project.  We look forward to working with you again to help meet your portable loading ramp / dock needs!

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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