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The WEATHER GUARD® Lighted Truck Box Wins Pro Tool Innovation Award for Best Truck Box in 2019

Sep 25, 2019

Industry Leading Truck Box with PowerSync™ Technology Recognized for
 Innovative Product Design


Crystal Lake, IL, September 25, 2019 - WEATHER GUARD®, an industry leader in truck and van equipment, recently was awarded “Best Truck Box” at the 2019 Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) for their Lighted Truck Box with PowerSync™ Technology. The truck tool box was recognized for its industry-first, out-of-the-box lighted design, excellent tool storage capabilities, and easy installation. PTIA honors the year’s most innovative storage products in the residential and commercial construction industry. WEATHER GUARD® was one of several leading manufacturers recognized.

“At WEATHER GUARD®, we strive to develop the highest-quality products that address user-specific needs and applications on the jobsite and at home,” said Brian Kagen, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for WernerCo. “It is an honor to be recognized for the Lighted Truck Box, one of our most highly-anticipated truck box launches.”

The Pro Tool Innovation Awards recognize the best-in-class tools and tool accessories that are truly innovative for professional users and that are shaping the industry. After reviewing more than 360 products in several dozen categories, a panel of industry judges identified winners based on innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking ergonomics, technological advancements, and value. The diverse judging panel was comprised of contractors, construction business owners, tradesmen, and media professionals who used their industry experience to determine the most noteworthy products.

The judges noted that “WEATHER GUARD® is the first to pull off an out-of-the-box lighted truck tool box, and it’s clear the product team put a lot of thought into the design. It has a better fit, finish and function than many first-generation products we see.”


Designed to Solve Jobsite Challenges

The WEATHER GUARD® Lighted Truck Box is the first heavy-duty truck tool storage box with a pre-installed lighting system. It delivers high-visibility tool storage for professionals that need dependable light and convenient access to their tools any time, day or night. The easy-to-install wiring can be completed within 30 minutes and is compatible with all full-size trucks in North America. The system consists of long-lasting, low power consumption rear-mounted lighting that lasts a minimum of 20,000 hours. The Lighted Truck Box combines durability, security and accessibility.

Additional WernerCo products and brands have received accolades in 2019, including:

Further information about WEATHER GUARD® and the Lighted Truck Box with PowerSync Technology is available at



WEATHER GUARD®, a WernerCo brand, is an industry leader in truck and van equipment, including truck boxes, drawer units, bulkheads, shelving, cabinets, and racks for trucks, vans and utility vehicles. WEATHER GUARD® creates truck and van organization systems that promote productivity and provide superior protection against break-ins and inclement weather conditions. WEATHER GUARD® products are manufactured in Crystal Lake, Illinois. For more information, visit    


About WernerCo

WernerCo is a privately owned, fully-integrated, international manufacturer and distributor of access products, fall protection equipment, secure storage systems and light duty construction equipment. WernerCo’s business model and growth is defined by innovation and continuous improvement of the products, processes and services they deliver. WernerCo products are Trusted Everywhere Work Gets Done™! For a full list of industry leading global brands, visit


About the Pro Tool Innovation Awards

The Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) are an annual awards program judged by a panel of professional tradesmen and trade media representatives in the electrical, plumbing, MRO, and concrete fields as well as landscaping professionals, general contractors, and builders. The Pro Tool Innovation Awards seek to discover and recognize the most innovative tools across a wide variety of industries and categories. The Awards are promoted by over sixteen print and online media sponsors, including its found member, Pro Tool Reviews. For more information, visit