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NECA ShowStopper Award

NECA ShowStopper Award 2006The WEATHER GUARD® Sliding Ladder Rack has won the ShowStopper Award from NECA!


Press Release

Knaack Introduces New WEATHER GUARD® Van Package

WEATHER GUARD® Van Starter Pack Launched at the NTEA Work Truck Show; Designed for Professional Contractors on the Move

Crystal Lake, IL, March 6, 2013 – Knaack LLC announced today the availability of the
WEATHER GUARD® Van Starter Pack, built for contractors and remodelers who need to organize, secure, and transport their tools and equipment in their work vans and affordably priced for those who aspire to invest in the product quality of WEATHER GUARD®. Designed for the contractor on the move, the WEATHER GUARD® brand includes a best-in-class line of truck and van storage equipment.

The WEATHER GUARD® Van Starter Pack includes shelving and drawers that are easy to assemble, install, and customize. The Van Starter Pack is designed with durable shelving units that organize and securely store tools and materials within reach. These units fit in full-size, high-roof, and compact vans, including Ford, GM, Chevrolet, and Nissan.

“We know that professional tradesmen trust in the safety, security, and durability provided by the WEATHER GUARD® brand,” said Jeff Kotz, Senior Van Product Manager from Knaack LLC. “We are focused on delivering products that continually meet the needs of our professional audience and the WEATHER GUARD® Van Starter Pack provides an entry level solution for today’s busy tradesmen to organize and transport their tools and materials.”

Customizable and Easy to Install

The WEATHER GUARD® Van Starter Pack includes three 42" shelf units, one bulkhead, and a REDZONE tool organizer. The new product will be on display in booth #3759 at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Additional product highlights and benefits include:

  • Fully hemmed, 16"-deep shelves to fit common sized tools, materials, and equipment
  • Eight adjustable dividers in each shelf unit
  • Notched sides to fit materials and PACK RAT® drawer units
  • Diamond mesh screen bulkhead that provides safety and visibility
  • ARMOR TUF® Brite White powder-coated shelves and bulkhead
  • Steel construction that provides a longer life than other commercial shelf packages
  • WEATHER GUARD® durability backed by a limited lifetime warranty
  • A DOG HATCH pass-through door for added ability to store longer items

The WEATHER GUARD® Van Starter Pack provides a streamlined organization system, while providing floor clearance for even more material storage. WEATHER GUARD® roof racks, REDZONE accessories, tank racks, PACK RAT® drawer units, and parts boxes combine with the Van Starter Packs for a complete customized upfit. For more information on where to purchase, please visit and click on “Where to Buy.”

Werner Co. is the world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of ladders, climbing equipment, and ladder accessories under Werner®, Green Bull®, Keller®, Abru®, and other licensed brands. Werner® also manufactures and sells a line of Fall Protection products and recently acquired Knaack LLC, the leading manufacturer of jobsite, truck, and van storage equipment under the KNAACK® and WEATHER GUARD® brands. Backed by over 60 years of product innovation, Werner products are recognised for their durability, quality, and safety. All Werner ladders meet or exceed applicable international safety standards for strength and structural integrity. Werner is headquartered in Greenville, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit

Knaack LLC manufactures and markets a complete line of WEATHER GUARD® truck and van equipment, including drawer units, shelving and cabinets, and racks for full size and compact pickups, vans and utility vehicles, as well as KNAACK® jobsite storage equipment, including storage chests, work stations, rolling work benches and hand tool boxes. For more information, visit and

Angie Maddox, Seed Factory Marketing, 404-996-4041;
Marquita Kordes, Werner Co., 724-588-2000;