Innovative Access Solutions

The experts in compliant access, egress, and canopy systems for commercial buildings

Stairs, ramps, and canopies
Grip Strut DOCK Steps Installed at Warehouse Building in Edgerton, KS
 Loading Dock Steps
dock canopy
 Cantilever Awning
stair tower
Stair Tower
Long ADA Ramp Install
ADA Ramp
Portable OMNI Steps for mobile command center
 Portable Stair
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Covered Walkway
Rooftop Crossover Stairs for Generator Access
Rooftop Crossover
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Roof Access
Mezzanine Stair
DeKalb County Government Generator Platform Run
HVAC Access
Rooftop Crossover Stairs for Generator Access
Rooftop Crossover
Rooftop stairs over parapet
Rooftop Stair
A Black Custom Cantilever Canopy
Cantilever Awning
Warehouse & Distribution Center Warehouse & Distribution Center

Warehouse, Distribution Centers, & Cold Storage

From the loading docks to interior offices, Upside has a full range of solutions.

Improve Efficiency and Safety with UPSIDE’s Warehouse Stairs, Access Platforms, and Canopies

ADA-compliant wheelchair and access ramps feature APEX System’s integrated modular components that bolt together. The solution eliminates custom fabrication, code compliance issues, and time-consuming engineering while reducing costs, installation time, and complexity. Weather-resistant aluminum can be reconfigured to adapt to changing applications or remobilizations and ensure the industry’s most extended service life.

Enhancing Cold Storage Facilities

Whether you need stair towers for vertical access, loading dock stairs for streamlined operations, or a canopy to protect material or employees from the elements – our solutions are designed to meet the challenges of these essential cold storage facilities. As the demand for cold storage grows, you can trust Upside to deliver the access solutions you need to stay ahead.

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The DOCK Step is the perfect lightweight, heavy-duty solution for your loading dock. Because DOCK Step is prefabricated and modular, it bolts together in about an hour.

The dock steps are standard with an agressive, heavy duty 3” channel grip strut grating that provides maximum, multi-directional slip resistance.


Our APEX commercial stairs comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and International Building Code (IBC) and can meet local building codes to maintain high safety standards.

The platform legs on our APEX system have 8” of adjustability for safety on uneven ground, or ongoing adjustments.


Our industrial work platforms give employees safe access to equipment and machinery in both indoor and outdoor applications.

The step platforms feature partial or full adjustability, rust-free aluminum, and fall protection systems for optimal safety. Click below to see product details.


Our APEX Canopies and Awnings feature modular components that bolt together, eliminating custom fabrication, code compliance issues, and time-consuming engineering.

The weather-resistant aluminum can be reconfigured to adapt to changing applications and ensure the industry’s longest service life.


Crossover stairs provide safe access over areas with obstructions, danger zones, and other hazards.

With five main components, our OSHA compliant crossover stairs can be configured to provide passage over a wide range of obstacles.


Upside’s line of industrial maintenance work platforms feature modular, durable aluminum components that are easy to assemble.

Installation of our APEX products takes around one hour and is simple to assemble.


The APEX Stair Tower System is designed for seamless integration and immediate deployment, arriving prefabricated and fully ready to install. Crafted from 100% industrial-grade aluminum, the components bolt together effortlessly, allowing for endless configurations tailored to your specific needs.

Stair towers offer an efficient, safe, and versatile solution for accessing roofs in warehouse and distribution centers. Engineered to meet safety standards, the APEX Stair Tower System ensures compliance with both OSHA and IBC regulations, making it an ideal choice for various industrial and commercial applications.

Avoiding Falls, Trips, and Slips in the Workplace

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), slips, trips, and falls inflict 700 fatal injuries and many more accidents in the workplace each year. While mishaps can occur in any setting, managers can avoid these workplace accidents by taking the necessary measures, detecting dangers, and training their personnel. Here are some workplace safety tips to help you avoid slips, trips, and falls… Read More

Keep Your Loading Docks Dry and Safe

Slips and falls are the leading cause of workplace injuries, and they cost employers billions of dollars each year. One area of the industrial workplace that is very prone to slips and falls is the loading dock area. There are many moving parts and heavy equipment that are used around the loading dock, and one small error can result in death. A large contributor to slips and falls is the slipperiness of the loading dock area which is from either precipitation or condensation. Here are 4 ways to reduce the slipperiness around the loading dock… Read More

Improve Safety and Prevent Weather Damage with Loading Dock Seals

Loading dock seals play an important role in improving loading dock safety and efficiency. In this article, we will explore what loading dock seals and loading dock shelters are, the benefits that they offer, and other loading dock products that you should consider to both improve the safety of your loading dock and help safeguard your investment by preventing costly weather damage. Read More