3 reasons to come see us at NTEA The Work Truck Show

The EZ STAK team will be exhibiting at The Work Truck Show hosted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), in Indianapolis, Indiana and we have 3 reasons for you to stop by and see us at BOOTH 5767.

Set for March 6-9, The Work Truck Show is the largest work truck event in North America. Every year, it’s where fleet professionals go to learn about the latest technologies, product innovations and network with thousands of industry professionals.

Reason #1:

Walk-through our turn-key trailer

EZ STAK’s turnkey mobile workspaces are designed to exactly how your team works in the field. So whatever your workstation needs are, our sales engineers will design to your specs. The trailer at the show will showcase our modular interior cabinets, an exterior generator cabinet, directional and scene lighting, and 110 outlet. Come learn how EZ STAK is your one stop shop. 

Reason #2:

New product launch of our Truck Box

EZ STAK will be introducing for the first time, our new drawer line designed for pickup trucks: The Truck Box. Designed with cost in mind, this drawer is guaranteed to fit within your budget. Made of North American Aluminum, 450lbs drawer capacity and 750lbs top capacity, this drawer is capable to handle all your tools and equipment. Stop by our booth to see it first!

Reason #3:

A drawer solution that’s guaranteed to fit

See for yourself why EZ STAK is an industry leader for service body drawers. Any size, and any compartment, EZ STAK will design and manufacture a drawer that is guaranteed to fit everytime. We offer drawers in aluminum or galvanized steel, and comes with heavy-duty ball-bearing drawer slides, to ensure our drawers are durable enough to organize all of your parts and tools.

Need more reasons to visit us at NTEA?

  1. Book a one-on-one consultation with Paul to discuss your next trailer upfit.
  2. Meet the EZ STAK team to talk about an upcoming storage need: Paul, Calvin, Ashlie and Jessie
  3. Get a FREE Pass to the tradeshow using the promo code WT203 when you register online.

 

Have a look at the FLOOR MAP to see where EZ STAK’s booth #5767 is located. 

 

EZ STAK 2018 Highlights

As we begin 2019 in full swing, we wanted to reflect on some of the memorable moments that happened over the past year. From new product development and major events that helped us grow as a company, 2018 was a year to remember!

 

1. Opening Our Second EZ STAK Facility in the United States

One of our most exciting news in 2018 was opening our new facility in Watertown, NY!  The 14,660-square-foot space includes manufacturing operations, product assembly, powder coating, and upfitting turnkey trailers. Opening this second location will let us serve our customers better, improve our logistics, and enhance the growth of our company.

2. Preconfigured Van Body Interior Packages

EZ STAK released a series of preconfigured van body packages, using designs most frequently requested by our customers. These packages available through upfitter’s and OEM’s across the United States, making it easier for the end user to select an interior workspace and have it completely upfitted and ready to go at the point of sale. All layouts have been designed with the cost in mind, ensuring that one of these packages will fit within your budget. Have a look at our van body packages here: EZ STAK Van Body Interior Packages

3. 3D Update to Build Your Own Application

EZ STAK launched a new 3D version of the Build Your Own online application. With this app, customers can now design an ideal interior for their van or trailer using the simple drag and drop tool. They can design both passenger and driver side using all EZ STAK standard cabinets and save it as a pdf or submit for a quote. This online utility makes it easy for customers to find an ideal layout, instead of choosing from our standard packages. We have made it easy enough for anyone to use. Try it out yourself: Build your Own Interior

4. Launching Our Underbody Drawer for Exterior Storage

EZ STAK developed a line of exterior storage solutions to maximize equipment storage space for any vehicle. The underbody drawer saves interior space by bolting this drawer to the under frame of the vehicle.  It has a weathertight seal which protects your equipment from weather, locking T-handle for security, and has a 500lb weight capacity. Have look at our video: EZ STAK Underbody Drawer

 

We are grateful for all those who have helped us accomplish these major milestones and contributed to EZ STAK’s growth over the past year. We’re excited to share all the exciting product launches in 2019, so stayed tuned!

 

EZ STAK has been in business since 1998 delivering configurable fleet solutions for any vehicle.

EZ STAK provides aluminum interiors and turnkey solutions for any vehicle in the utility, construction, oil & gas, and communication industries.  Whether you are looking for a full electrical installation, interior cabinets, or a custom service body drawer, our design team will work with you to make sure your needs are being addressed down to every inch and dollar.

Call Paul Lawrenson at 630-944-3300 x207 or send us an email to get started.

EZ STAK Interior Van Package

EZ STAK Announces New Van Body Interior Package Offering

WATERTOWN, NY – July 16, 2018 – EZ STAK, an industry-leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle storage systems, is pleased to announce the release of four pre-configured van body interior packages to their product line.

EZ STAK has made these packages available through upfitter’s and OEM’s across the United States, making it easier for the end user to select an interior workspace and have it completely upfitted and ready to go at the point of sale. Eliminating the responsibility of designing and spec’ing their interior space.

With the demand for commercial vans, it has become apparent that there is a need for more standardized options for purchasers within the commercial vehicle market.

“We value how essential time is to our customers,” says Paul Lawrenson, EZ STAK’s director of business development. “We’ve paid attention to the designs most frequently requested by our customers and turned it in to four pre-configured layouts, which enables to get the finished vehicle to our customers even faster.”

EZ STAK’s pre-configured packages provide a multitude of benefits. All packages are made of 0.100 North American aluminum, which weighs 40% less than steel, so it will significantly reduce your fuel costs and increase payload. All layouts have been designed with the cost in mind, ensuring that one of these packages will fit within your budget. If one of the four pre-configured packages don’t suit your exact needs, you can build your own desired layout from a list of standard EZ STAK cabinets.

While the standard packages will provide a streamlined solution to the ordering process, EZ STAK will continue to work one-on-one to deliver any configurable solution to meet the unique needs of their customers.

If you are looking for a complete package for your van interior that is both affordable and durable, find the full details including sizing, pricing and how to order here: https://ezstak.com/van-body-interior-packages/ or download EZ STAK’s Van Body Packages Brochure.

For more information, contact: Calvin Lawrenson | 630-994-3300 x 214calvin.lawrenson@ezstak.com

EZ STAK has been in business since 1998 delivering configurable fleet solutions for any vehicle.

Founded in 1998, EZ STAK is an industry leader and manufacturer of vehicle interior storage systems for service utility work trucks, vans, and trailers. EZ STAK’s fleet vehicle upfitting products are used extensively by municipalities as well as large corporations in the utility, telecom, cable, oil and gas, and construction industries.

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The season of giving

As 2018 comes to an end, EZ STAK would like to take a moment to give thanks to you – our valued customers, team, and community. In spirit on the holidays and giving back, our family-based business passionately decided to support C.O.P.S. Foundation and Rideau Heights Public School this year.

It is our pleasure to be able to support these foundations and reminds us that we are grateful for the efforts these – and other organizations – provide throughout the year.

We wish everyone a healthy, prosperous and joyful new year!

 

About C.O.P.S.

c-o-p-sC.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members.  Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 37,000 survivors.  Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria.  C.O.P.S. is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors.  All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri.  C.O.P.S. has over 50 Chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level.

www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org

2018 Holiday Hours

Wishing you a Happy Holiday from the team at EZ STAK!

During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and best wishes for the holidays and New Year!

Kindly be advised that EZ STAK will be closed for the following days during the holiday season: 

 

 

During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and best wishes for the holidays and New Year! Kindly be advised that EZ STAK will be closed for the following days during the holiday season. December 21st closed at 1pm, December 24th closed, December 25th closed, December 31st closed, January 1 closed.

EZ STAK Introduces 3D Build Your Own Application

Clients can easily design their own vehicle interior with the new online utility

(Watertown, NY) – EZ STAK launched a 3D version of the Build Your Own online application earlier this week. The updated application makes it easy for customers to design an ideal interior for a walk-in van or trailer. Currently, customers can choose a vehicle size of 14’, 16’ or 20’, and can simply select from EZ STAK’s standard drawers, cabinets, closets, lockers, shelving, and counter tops, to drag and drop into the vehicle.

Customers have the ability to design the driver and passenger side and view the aisle room to ensure the right fit. Once the customer is done building their ideal layout, they have the option to save it as a pdf or submit for a quick quote.  

“We are always looking for ways to make it easy for our to customers find an ideal layout for their van or trailer,” says Paul Lawrenson, EZ STAK’s director of business development. “We understand every fleet department has different equipment and layout requirements, so instead of selecting a standard package, they now have the option to design their own layout.”

EZ STAK has created this interior layout module for anyone to use. Start designing your own walk-in interior today, visit https://ezstak.com/build-your-own-interior/

For more information, contact:

Ashlie Morton | Marketing Manager | 630.994.3300

 

EZ STAK has been in business since 1998 delivering configurable fleet solutions for any vehicle.

Founded in 1998, EZ STAK is an industry leader and manufacturer of vehicle interior and exterior storage systems for service utility work trucks, vans, and trailers. EZ STAK’s fleet vehicle upfitting products are used extensively by municipalities as well as large corporations in the utility, telecom, cable, oil and gas, and construction industries.

EZ STAK Interior Van Package

EZ STAK Announces New Van Body Interior Package Offering

WATERTOWN, NY – July 16, 2018 – EZ STAK, an industry-leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle storage systems, is pleased to announce the release of four pre-configured van body interior packages to their product line.

EZ STAK has made these packages available through upfitter’s and OEM’s across the United States, making it easier for the end user to select an interior workspace and have it completely upfitted and ready to go at the point of sale. Eliminating the responsibility of designing and spec’ing their interior space.

With the demand for commercial vans, it has become apparent that there is a need for more standardized options for purchasers within the commercial vehicle market.

“We value how essential time is to our customers,” says Paul Lawrenson, EZ STAK’s director of business development. “We’ve paid attention to the designs most frequently requested by our customers and turned it in to four pre-configured layouts, which enables to get the finished vehicle to our customers even faster.”

EZ STAK’s pre-configured packages provide a multitude of benefits. All packages are made of 0.100 North American aluminum, which weighs 40% less than steel, so it will significantly reduce your fuel costs and increase payload. All layouts have been designed with the cost in mind, ensuring that one of these packages will fit within your budget. If one of the four pre-configured packages don’t suit your exact needs, you can build your own desired layout from a list of standard EZ STAK cabinets.

While the standard packages will provide a streamlined solution to the ordering process, EZ STAK will continue to work one-on-one to deliver any configurable solution to meet the unique needs of their customers.

If you are looking for a complete package for your van interior that is both affordable and durable, find the full details including sizing, pricing and how to order here: https://ezstak.com/van-body-interior-packages/ or download EZ STAK’s Van Body Packages Brochure.

For more information, contact: Calvin Lawrenson | 630-994-3300 x 214calvin.lawrenson@ezstak.com

EZ STAK has been in business since 1998 delivering configurable fleet solutions for any vehicle.

Founded in 1998, EZ STAK is an industry leader and manufacturer of vehicle interior storage systems for service utility work trucks, vans, and trailers. EZ STAK’s fleet vehicle upfitting products are used extensively by municipalities as well as large corporations in the utility, telecom, cable, oil and gas, and construction industries.

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EZ STAK Accelerates Growth with Opening of New Facility in Watertown, NY

WATERTOWN, NY June 1, 2018 – EZ STAK, an industry leader and manufacturer of modular interior storage systems for work trucks, service bodies, vans, trailers, and law enforcement vehicles is pleased to announce the official opening of their new facility in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

EZ STAK’s new 14,660-square-foot space houses its US manufacturing operations, assembly of products, powder-coating, and upfitting turnkey trailers.  EZ STAK currently has eight employees in the new facility but plans to hire up to 30 as they continue to grow.  

“We are very excited to announce the opening of our second location in the United States” says Mike Lawrenson, EZ STAK’s president and CEO. “The decision to expand to Watertown, NY was a strategic move that enhances our ability to serve our customers, improve our logistics, and strengthen our growth as a leading manufacturer of vehicle storage systems.”

EZ STAK, headquartered in Kingston, ON Canada, now has two locations in the United States. A sales office in Schaumburg, Illinois, and now a facility in Watertown, New York.  “EZ STAK opened its first US based facility in Schaumburg, Illinois. says Mike Lawrenson, EZ STAK’s president and CEO. “This was a great starting position as it is a central location. However, moving the facility to Watertown is a great advantage for overseeing operations, management, and to deliver quality and value to our customers. Even though we moved the facility, the sales office in Schaumburg will remain open.”

EZ STAK is accepting applications for the Watertown facility. All applicants are invited to send their resume to jobs@ezstak.com.

EZ STAK LLC

Founded in 1998, EZ STAK is an industry leader and manufacturer of vehicle interior storage systems for service utility work trucks and vans. Its durable, secure and lightweight aluminum storage drawers, cabinets, hardware and shelving units create organized, efficient and secure mobile work environments. EZ STAK’s fleet vehicle upfitting products are used extensively by municipalities as well as large corporations in the utility, telecom, cable, oil and gas, and construction industries. Please visit www.ezstak.com to learn how EZ STAK can help with your next vehicle upfit.

 

Photos of EZ STAK Workspace Systems

 

EZ STAK takes the stress out of designing and building mobile workspaces

Part 1:  Designing and Building Mobile Trailers

When it comes time for a utility company to replace a mobile support trailer, there are two options.

  • Option one: Buy an empty trailer and take it to several different upfitters to install what they need in it.
  • Otion two: Choose one upfitter who will not only supply the trailer but also everything that goes inside, from the storage to the HVAC to the electrical to the power supply.

 

The challenge with option one is caused by having multiple upfitters install separate components, as they might not work together seamlessly, and if issues arise, each upfitter may point at the other as the culprit. With option two, however, those problems don’t come into play because there is only one upfitter working on the project.        

Surprisingly, there are only a handful of ‘one-stop-shop’ trailer upfitters out there, and EZ STAK is one of them.      

One of the reasons why EZ STAK has been so successful in this niche market is due to the company’s consultative process, says Paul Lawrenson, EZ STAK’s director of business development. “Fleet managers usually know they need a trailer, but there are a lot of moving parts to the process,” he says. “So when the opportunity arises, we roll up our sleeves and get in there. We take the time to understand what the trailer is going to be used for, who’s going to use it and what it’s going to be carrying. We think about weight and power capacities as well as tool requirements. We also consider what kind of vehicle is going to be towing it and what kind of climate it’s going to be working in. We put a lot of thought into ergonomics and safety.”

K-Line Group: One trailer, many moving parts  

In the summer of 2016, K-Line was ready to convert their 22-foot trailer into a mobile workshop, but they ran head-on into one a familiar problem: trying to buy components from different suppliers and make them fit seamlessly together inside a single trailer.    

“They were going to try to piece together their own trailer with toolboxes, shelves, a workbench, cabinets, from one of these industrial catalogues,” says Lawrenson. “And when I met with them, they were getting frustrated and didn’t know how they were going to lay it out.” So, I offered to take the dimensions of the trailer, along with all of the users’ input, and come back with a three-dimensional concept of his recommendations.  

And what he came back with was a concept of a trailer with fully-insulated and polyurethaned walls and ceilings, an electrical panel and shore power capabilities, and a long maple workbench where K-Line could mount a drill press and a vice. It also had drawer units, overhead cabinets, closets with perforated doors and even a whiteboard in the office area near the front.      

According to K-Line’s fleet manager, K. Wetzel, they really liked what they saw. “So I said, ‘Look, we don’t want to just provide the design and the cabinets, we want to do the job, too,’” says Lawrenson. “‘We want to take delivery of the trailer, do the work, and send it back to you ready to put to work in exactly the way you need it.’ And they thought that was a good idea.” 

But first, Lawrenson reviewed K-Line’s needs again with Wetzel and the various user groups at K-Line to ensure they’d all be happy with the final trailer. They came back with a few minor tweaks that included the addition of a couple of doors and a change to the depth of the drawers to accommodate all of their tools. They also added racks in the back to secure tanks, fuel cans and a generator.     

With the final design in hand, the EZ STAK crew got to work at the company’s facility on the outskirts of Kingston, ON. As with all of their projects, they used EZ STAK’s own standardized products, including cabinets and drawers made of lightweight and high-grade aluminum. These drawers also come with heavy-duty ball bearing drawer slides and the company’s EZ Latch mechanism, which allows technicians to easily open a drawer with one hand.

Ten days later, the trailer was ready for delivery to K-Line. Wetzel and his team could not have been happier with the final result.

In a written statement, Wetzel said, “We weren’t sure how we would design the layout of our mobile work trailer, but EZ STAK helped us lay out and utilize every inch of space. We were amazed and ultimately very pleased with the quality and workmanship of their modular interior storage solutions. Would we recommend EZ STAK? Absolutely.”

It was a successful project for a number of different reasons, says Lawrenson. “We worked well with the customer and were adaptable, especially with a user-supplied trailer — which always means you have to be a little bit nimbler than if we were to supply the trailer. It also showed that we can hit tight deadlines. Ten days is pretty quick, but we had a lot of the components ready to go ahead of time, so it wasn’t too much of an issue.”

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Photos of Kline Trailer

 

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Optimizing your Mobile Workspace

Finding time to get the job done efficiently is a never-ending battle. History has been inundated with cookie-cutter solutions to problems that are not “one size fits all”. As the world continues to enhance, so do the specific needs of your day-to-day work tasks.

The need for unique designs is becoming more prevalent in all aspects of life and business. Consider your cell phone, once a small screened device used for making phone calls is now a multi-faceted mini computer ready to follow your every demand.

The key to success lies in the ability to make your work day as efficient as possible. To ensure your next vehicle upfit is ready for the job, consider the following:

1. What are your Current Challenges?

What are the challenges you are facing with your fleet? Be sure to obtain feedback from your end users, drivers and field technicians. Whatever challenges the team is facing, make a list of improvements you would like include in your “ideal” mobile workspace. Some challenges to think about:

  • Experiencing heavy payload with your vehicles?
  • Can’t find your tools and equipment easily?
  • Unable to store your uniforms and safety equipment?
  • Cabinets/drawers opening during travel?
  • Shelving/closets sagging or bending due to weight of equipment?

 

2. Is your upfit partner known in your industry? 

There are many manufacturers and upfitters to choose from, so how do you select the right one? Based on the challenges you listed above, research and select your top three potential partners for further consideration. Before moving forward ask yourself:

  • Are they familiar within your industry?
  • Will they work with you through your specifications, design, and budget?
  • Will they point to a catalog and say pick one?
  • Or will they take the time to listen to your wants & needs to provide a configurable solution?

 

If you uncover that the potential upfitters you chose are not a good fit, go back to the drawing board. Find a partner that will work one-on-one with you to develop a configurable storage solution that suits how your team works in the field – nothing less.

3. Configuration is Key

What’s important to remember is that no two fleets are exactly alike and each vehicle is suppose to fit the end-users day-to-day job.  Configuring a design that is based on the work-flow of your end users will make a big difference in terms of efficiency and productivity. To properly configure your layout consider the following:

  • Is your end-user in and out of the vehicle all day?
  • Do they need to grab equipment from the rear or side doors of the vehicle?
  • What equipment do they need to store and access most?
  • Can they quickly and easily find equipment and tools?

 

You may have one, or a multitude of challenges that can be solved through a custom-designed interior workspace. From size, to layout, to special features – configuration is key and there are partners out there who will deliver the right solution for your fleet.  

EZ STAK has been in business since 1998 delivering configurable fleet solutions for any vehicle.

EZ STAK provides aluminum interiors and turnkey solutions for any vehicle in the utility, construction, oil & gas, and communication industries.  Whether you are looking for a full electrical installation, interior cabinets, or a custom service body drawer, our design team will work with you to make sure your needs are being addressed down to every inch and dollar.

Call Paul Lawrenson at 630-944-3300 x207 or send us an email to get started.