Three Reasons Why EZ STAK’s Upfitting Process is Easy

If you are looking for a one-stop-shop for all your upfitting needs, EZ STAK is the right place. We will not only make the process easy for you, but we will also work alongside you through the entire process, from spec’ing to the final upfit. With over a decade of experience in working with fleet managers to find the right layout, we are confident we will be able to design the storage solution to suit your specific needs. Here are three reasons why EZ STAK’s upfitting process is easy.

One-on-One Consultation

Unlike other vehicle upfitters, we work with you throughout the entire fleet planning process. We have knowledge on the latest trends in the industry and therefore will be able to provide helpful recommendations for the design of your upfit. We will personally visit your site to view your fleet and be able to understand your specific needs to ensure accuracy and precision on the final upfit. EZ STAK’s director of business development, Paul Lawrenson says, “We roll up our sleeves and get in there. We take the time to understand what the vehicle is going to be used for, who is going to use it and what it’s going to be carrying.” Gathering this information from each customer allows us to design a layout that will fit the vehicle seamlessly and suit it’s end purpose.

Configurable Solutions

Instead of having our customers choose standard options from a catalogue, we come up with a three-dimensional concept that will accommodate their needs specifically. We can provide anything from a simple upfit including aluminum drawers and cabinets to a full turnkey solution with power, lighting, insulation and flooring. Our exterior cabinets make it easy to access your tools and equipment while working outside. We can even include an enclosed office space so you can get work done while out on the road, with a sliding door to prevent distractions. If you need power while out on the road, choose from our Onan generator or Pure Sine inverter so you can have power wherever you need it, whenever you need it. Once we come up with a design that you are happy with, our design engineers will create a 3D concept so you can visualize your interior.

Customer Care Team

Another way we differ from other vehicle upfitters, is we ensure great customer service through your whole experience. Whether you need a quick quote, or if you have a question about your upfit, we are just a call away. Even if your account rep is out of office, another member of our staff would be more than happy to assist you. We will even follow up with you after your purchase to ensure that your storage solution fits how you work. The quality of our products ensures, on average, a 12-year life expectancy, however if you are unhappy with any of your purchases, we have limited lifetime warranty on all our products.

If you are looking to upfit your vehicle with the ideal layout, give us a call today at 630.994.3300 and we can work with you to design an upfit that will suit your needs.

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 storage solution, our design team will work with you to make sure your needs are being addressed down to every inch and dollar.

Call our customer care team at 630.944.3300 or send us an email to get started.

Four Ways to Improve Your Upfit Process

Every year, when it comes to upfitting fleet vehicles, you learn ways to improve the process to ensure that the upfit will suit your end user’s needs and fits within budget. At EZ STAK, we work with customers daily to design and develop fleet vehicles and from our experience, here are four ways to a more cost-effective and simpler upfitting process.

Consider Safety and Payload

It is easy to forget the importance of safety standards when spec’ing your work truck. One way to ensure your vehicle complies with road safety requirements is to determine the max payload. Plan to use less than max payload, as this will save you from redesigning the specs and ultimately a longer lifespan of the vehicle. To help stay under the payload, plan on using aluminum for your upfit as it is lightweight and durable, so you can store more equipment and still be under the weight requirements.

Keep it Simple

A common mistake made when upfitting fleet vehicles is over-complicating the process. Purchasing different parts from separate vendors can result in an increase of lead-times, costs, and delays for a finished vehicle. Instead, find a vendor that can either provide everything you need, or narrow it down to a few suppliers. If possible, plan to standardize all fleet vehicles with the same or similar layout. Different upfit solutions for every vehicle can be costly and increase maintenance costs.

Identify equipment needed in advance

Before beginning the spec’ing process, be sure to include the equipment and tools you will be using to store in the vehicle. Ask your team, how will the equipment be used? How much does it weigh? How will it be secured to the vehicle? How easily accessible can it be for the end users? These are all important questions to consider so the upfit can be completed with functionality and practicality in mind.

Carefully review specs and quote

An easy way to avoid unnecessary delays is to remember to thoroughly go through your specs and quote. It is both parties’ responsibility to ensure everything is accurate. Any changes to the specs after the approval stage can be very expensive and potentially unable to do. Communication is key when it comes to writing your specs – if you are not happy with something, be sure to make it clear to the vendor. By eliminating guesswork and approving all specs and design will result in a smooth process.

At EZ STAK, we can help design and spec your fleet vehicles. We work with you to design your ideal interior. Call us today at 630.994.3300 for a one-on-one consultation to start planning your vehicles specs to the final upfit.

 

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 storage solution, 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.

Three 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.

 

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