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Truck boxes are secure

WEATHER GUARD® has introduced its 2024 Saddle and Lo-Side Boxes. With 1Key Ultralock, a locking and latching system with fleet management versatility, users can manage one truck or a fleet of truck boxes by coding each to a single 1Key. A highly visible, pop-up red lock allows users to see whether a truck box is locked.

The box’s ARMOR Tuf® powder coat is said to allow for long-lasting performance and precision-fit weather stripping provides a tight seal for weather resistance and protection. Additionally, the box has multiple attachment points for wide clearance for straps.

Sealant is versatile

Progressive Materials has made available the Ready Patch, a versatile, fibered sealant designed to stop leaks. The sealant reportedly can be applied underwater; on flat, vertical and wet surfaces; and in temperatures as cold as -20 F.

The sealant is also flexible and said to be able to patch over holes, cracks or splits and around metal edging, flashings and vents. Additionally, it can be recoated with silicone or acrylic coatings.

Metal coating colorways look natural

Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings has introduced Emulate, a collection of print metal coatings designed to mimic the designs, patterns and structures of common building materials such as wood, stone and metal.

The offering includes 30 colors across specific collections: The wood collection is inspired by barnboard, burl, oak and walnut; the stone collection is inspired by concrete, marble, terrazzo and travertine; and the metal collection features burnished, hammered, leaf and weathered options.

Roof tiles are sustainable

Brava Roof Tile has updated its Slate Roof Tile. Made from recycled plastics, the roof tiles are sustainable and feature a redesigned edge for a more natural appearance.

The updated roof tiles also have a Class 4 impact rating for durability and Class A or C fire ratings.

Boots insulate and cool

Durango® has launched its Maverick XP™ collection of work boots featuring InsulKul™ vamp lining for insulation and cooling.

The collection includes the tobacco leaf/black eclipse and briar brown/crimson red boots, which feature an ACS Footbed™ with InsulKul lining and an X-treme A.C.™ 360-degree perforated ventilated shaft and air mesh lining for maximum air flow.

Additionally, the collection includes waterproof styles: burly brown/black, an 11-inch, square-toed boot, and coyote brown, an 11-inch, soft, rounded-toe boot.

Utility cart is versatile

KNAACK® has added the KNAACK Armoured Transport utility cart to its Cart Armour™ line. Built for job-site mobility and durability with a payload rating of 750 pounds, the cart features nonmarring, swivel wheels with a safety lock, heavy-duty ball bearings and an industrial-grade mounting plate. An ergonomic handle reportedly alleviates fatigue and reduces back strain.

The cart has 16-gauge steel panels with full-frame lockable steel doors to prevent job-site theft. Additionally, it features integrated tray compartments for storing small parts and hardware and an electrical cord passthrough with rubber grommets for charging power equipment.


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