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The WEATHER GUARD Lighted Truck Box Wins Pro Tool Innovation Award for Best Truck Box in 2019

WEATHER GUARD®, an industry leader in truck and van equipment, recently was awarded “Best Truck Box” at the 2019 Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) for their Lighted Truck Box with PowerSync™ Technology. The truck tool box was recognized for its industry-first, out-of-the-box lighted design, excellent tool storage capabilities, and easy installation. PTIA honors the year’s most innovative storage products in the residential and commercial construction industry. WEATHER GUARD® was one of several leading manufacturers recognized. 
“At WEATHER GUARD®, we strive to develop the highest-quality products that address user-specific needs and applications on the jobsite and at home,” said Brian Kagen, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for WernerCo. “It is an honor to be recognized for the Lighted Truck Box, one of our most highly-anticipated truck box launches.”
The Pro Tool Innovation Awards recognize the best-in-class tools and tool accessories that are truly innovative for professional users and that are shaping the industry. After reviewing more than 360 products in several dozen categories, a panel of industry judges identified winners based on innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking ergonomics, technological advancements, and value. The diverse judging panel was comprised of contractors, construction business owners, tradesmen, and media professionals who used their industry experience to determine the most noteworthy products. 
The judges noted that “WEATHER GUARD® is the first to pull off an out-of-the-box lighted truck tool box, and it’s clear the product team put a lot of thought into the design. It has a better fit, finish and function than many first-generation products we see.” 
Designed to Solve Jobsite Challenges
The WEATHER GUARD® Lighted Truck Box is the first heavy-duty truck tool storage box with a pre-installed lighting system. It delivers high-visibility tool storage for professionals that need dependable light and convenient access to their tools any time, day or night. The easy-to-install wiring can be completed within 30 minutes and is compatible with all full-size trucks in North America. The system consists of long-lasting, low power consumption rear-mounted lighting that lasts a minimum of 20,000 hours. The Lighted Truck Box combines durability, security and accessibility. 
Additional WernerCo products and brands have received accolades in 2019, including:
EC&M magazine’s 2019 Product of the Year competition honoring the KNAACK Safety Kage™, Werner MaxPatrol Leading Edge SRL and the Multi-Position Fiberglass Pro Ladder. 
The Blue Armor Harness and the MaxPatrol Leading Edge SRL earned top awards for the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News awards for best PPE and safety products. 
WernerCo won the Highly Commended category at the Safety + Health Excellence Awards. 
WernerCo was awarded a Sapphire Echelon award for suppliers at the Sphere 1 Cooperative awards. 

Further information about WEATHER GUARD® and the Lighted Truck Box with PowerSync™ Technology is available at