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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

New E-Line™ Saddle Box Offers Exceptional Features and Value

Atlanta, GA - November 2009 - Knaack LLC. and WEATHER GUARD® Products announce the introduction of the new E-Line™ Model 143 Saddle Box at the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) annual tradeshow in Atlanta, GA, November 8-10. The truck box is the first product in a new series offering quality and reputation at an exceptional value.

The E-Line™ Saddle Box Model 143 is secure, durable and convenient to use. It is protected against break-ins with a secure locking system and a tamper-resistant, full-length, piano-style hinge. The 143 also features “Easy Find” organization with a removable tool box and lift-out tote tray. The saddle box’s sturdy, heavy-duty construction features a reinforced aluminum diamond-plate body with an automotive-grade, baked-on powder-coat finish for years of attractive appearance.

“The development of the E-Line Saddle Box fills a niche in the market,” said Bill Zbylut, VP Marketing. “It provides the high quality on which our customers rely and at the same time offers a remarkable value with a 10-year warranty.”

Automotive-style latches, with a paddle handle mechanism, make single-handed opening easy, even when wearing bulky work gloves. When fully open the cover sits at a 90° angle providing unhindered access to the inside of the box.

Installation on the user’s vehicle is designed to be quick and easy. Drill-free, heavy duty J-bolt mounting brackets are simple to attach and ensure complete security. Mounting pads prevent bed rail scratches and also dampen vibration when the vehicle is in motion.

“The E-Line Saddle Box is the latest addition to our family of products,” said Zbylut. “During these economic times, we are making sure to reach contractors and remodelers of all sizes who want to step up to WEATHER GUARD quality. This product allows them to do that.”

Knaack LLC., a division of Emerson Professional Tools, also 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.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion. For information, visit or

For more information, please contact Knaack LLC., 420 E. Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Toll Free Phone: 800-456-7865. For media inquiries, please contact Julie Roberts at