Adrian, MI, March 9, 2022 – Adrian Steel Company is excited to announce its biggest launch of new cargo management solutions for vans, trucks, and work vehicles of all types in conjunction with NTEA’s Work Truck Week, March 8 – 12, 2022 in Indianapolis, IN. The product launch features over 20 new products.

As a leading manufacturer of vehicle upfits and cargo management solutions, Adrian Steel is proud to introduce several new lines of product designed to help tradespeople of all vocations work safely and efficiently.

Featured releases range from expanded equipment lines to brand new solutions, with the expanded Profile™ Roof Rack Series taking center stage. New additions to this line of roof racks include:

ProLift™ The ProLift™ is up to 50% easier to operate than comparable drop-down style ladder racks. This makes it the safest and easiest drop-down ladder rack system on the market. Using unique patent-pending, mechanical advantages, and Lift-Assist Technology, ProLift™ raises and lowers ladders with an almost effortless pull, saving you time and energy while reducing back and shoulder injuries.

The low-force operation is extremely smooth, reducing operator fatigue and injury so you can perform the job efficiently, effortlessly, and safely. ProLift™ supports a variety of ladders ranging from 7’ step ladders to 40’ extension ladders. ProLift™ can also double stack ladders at up to 100lbs. per side. The rack is low-profile, lightweight, and built to last.

George Bernwanger, Chief Engineer for Adrian Steel, stated “The all-new ProLift™ Ladder Rack has been extensively designed, after years of feedback, to become the #1 new performing drop-down ladder rack on the market.”

Grip-LockGrip-Lock’s simple, one-handle operation and adjustable clamping pads provide safe and easy operation with the flexibility to accommodate more ladders than any comparable competitor rack.

HD Utility RackThis rack is modular in design allowing you to build a custom rack to support the variety of cargo you need to carry. Now available for vans, pickup trucks, toppers, enclosed service bodies, and trailers.

In addition to our new PROFILE series of ladder racks, Adrian Steel will also be showcasing a new line of tank racks, the EZLoad™ Tank Rack System, designed to improve accessibility and storage functionality for anyone transporting tank cargo. The EZLoad™ system is designed to be installed at a 45o angle to give you the most ergonomic, grab-n-go access to your tanks. The EZLoad™ racks’ modular patent-pending design allows you to build a perfect configuration of 30 – 50 lb. tanks and/or acetylene tank options. Stack, mix-and-match, or add shelves to find the best configuration for you.

“Gas-filled tanks can be one of the heaviest items in work vehicles. Working with owners and operators, we realized tank racks were causing unnecessary frustration and body strain in many situations.  The EZLoad™ Ergonomic Tank Rack System was designed using Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) to eliminate high-risk body movements and strain.  This is truly a new generation of patent-pending tank racks that will make your work much easier and SAFER,” said Bernwanger.

The product launch at NTEA’s Work Truck Week also includes over 20 additional products, such as:

  • 16” Deep Shelving: We took our Heavy-Duty Series of shelving to the next level by expanding the shelf depth without sacrificing aisle space. You can safely and securely store wire and cable boxes, commercial storage cases, and more. We have also eliminated wasted space around the wheel well with an 8” shelf option keeping loose pipes and fittings from rolling around the van floor.  Our revolutionary under-the-shelf conduit prevents slips, trips, and falls by securely storing your conduit under the shelves!
  • Enhanced sliding door partitions for no-drill installation
  • Additional accessories for grab-and-go storage of caulk, gas cylinders, and more.
  • A fold-down worktop and vice
  • Electric vehicle offerings: All-new, patent-pending, Zero-Drill Floor plates will allow shelves to be mounted into the vehicle without drilling into the floor. We also modified our installation approach for partitions to avoid drilling into the floor. Adrian Steel has both the knowledge and solutions to help customers get the most out of their electric vehicles.

These new products and more will be on display March 8 – 12, 2022 at NTEA’s Work Truck Week in Indianapolis, IN at booth #1605.

About Adrian Steel

Adrian Steel Company develops, manufactures, and distributes cargo management and branding solutions for commercial vehicles. Adrian Steel’s customers are located throughout the United States and Canada. National fleet customers buy direct from Adrian Steel; fleet solutions are installed through company-owned and independent ship-through facilities. Local fleets buy through Adrian Steel’s network of distributors located throughout the country. Adrian Steel’s diverse customer base includes trade professionals in HVAC, Telecommunications, Parcel Delivery, Plumbing, and Building Trades, as well as other service and construction-related industries. Adrian’s approach is simple – understand the customers’ challenges and opportunities to create a solution that produces a daily return on investment for their business. Visit us at https://www.adriansteel.com/.