Crystal Lake, IL ­ -  WEATHER GUARD is introducing brand new van storage solutions for the Ford Transit Connect van. The new storage solutions are designed and crafted to fit the Transit Connect, an enormously successful commercial vehicle in Europe that is now available in the 

The van storage solutions can be adapted to just about any business that needs van storage. WEATHER GUARD equipment offers the most options for specific trades and professions such as general contracting, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, telecom, parcel delivery, the locksmith trade and many more.

Special features of the storage solutions include a custom bulkhead, space-maximizing design and a wide-range of shelving and accessory options.

The custom bulkhead provides excellent protection against shifting loads, minimizes rattling and optimizes space. For greater visibility, a wire mesh bulkhead is available along with wire mesh window screens. Shelving units fit tightly to the Transit Connect¹s walls freeing up floor space while 12² and 14² shelf widths provide storage flexibility.

In addition, a wide-range of cabinets, drawer units and floor storage options can be customized to specific requirements. Additional products such as the PACK RAT and ITEMIZER drawer units enhance efficiency and each is available in a variety of sizes, compartments and divider configurations.

WEATHER GUARD roof storage offers additional capacity. Racks are versatile and strong to haul multiple ladders and equipment. A gas spring assisted Quick Clamp rack option makes for easy loading and unloading. Optional cross member roof racks also are available.

³General contractors, plumbers, electricians, locksmiths ­ you name it -- these new van storage solutions can safely accommodate what they need to carry,² said Mike Sover, Senior Product Manager. ³These products are designed to be rugged and withstand years of vigorous use since they¹re so durable and offer a limited lifetime warranty.²

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Knaack L.L.C., a division of EMERSON Professional Tools, also manufactures and markets a complete line of WEATHER GUARD truck and van equipment, including drawer units, shelving and cabinets, and racks for full size and compact pickups, vans and utility vehicles, as well as KNAACK jobsite storage equipment, including storage chests, work stations, rolling work benches and hand tool boxes. About EMERSONEMERSON (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. For information, visit or