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NECA ShowStopper Award

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


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WEATHER GUARD® Sliding Ladder Rack Creates More Space on Floor of Vehicle

CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL. - June 2006 - Knaack LLC. has introduced its new WEATHER GUARD® interior Sliding Ladder Rack (Model No. 250). This new ladder rack mounts on the interior roof of a van, truck with a metal cap, box truck or an enclosed trailer. Users have the option of loading up to an 8-foot stepladder, extension ladder or multi-position ladder onto the ladder rack.

Sliding Ladder Rack

The WEATHER GUARD sliding ladder rack is a modular system, encompassing adjustable front and rear cradle assemblies, which run along a rail. The rail is attached to the interior roof of a vehicle. The sliding ladder rack holds a ladder in place by utilizing a unique tension-locking system; there is no need for buckles, latches or straps.

"The innovative WEATHER GUARD sliding ladder rack is ideal for users who do not want to store their ladder on the floor or on the outside roof of the vehicle," said Mike Sover, senior product manager, Knaack LLC.. "By using the sliding ladder rack, an end user can remove or replace his ladder in a matter of seconds, without removing or disturbing the rest of the cargo. Of equal value is having access to the rest of the supplies or tools, without having to unload and load the ladder."

Knaack LLC. makes and markets a complete line of WEATHER GUARD® Truck & Van Equipment, including drawer units, shelving and cabinets for vans and utility vehicles, and truck boxes and ladder racks for full size and compact pickups. It also makes and markets KNAACK® Jobsite Storage Equipment, including storage chests, work stations, rolling work benches and hand tool boxes.

For more information, please contact: Mike Sover, Knaack LLC., 420 E. Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Toll Free Phone: 800.456.7865. Web: E-mail: