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Adrian Steel Chooses Kansas City for Advanced Auto Manufacturing Facility
Company will provide interiors for new Ford Transit, create 39 new jobs
APRIL 9, 2013 – Kansas City, Mo. – Adrian Steel, a Michigan-based manufacturer of commercial van and truck equipment, announced today that it will lease 11 acres for a new 32,000-sq.-ft. facility and 8-acre paved logistics center at the Hunt Midwest Business Center, creating 39 new jobs in the KC region.
“The Kansas City region proved to be an ideal location for our newest Adrian Steel operation,” said Bob Browns, general manager, Adrian Steel. “We are very proud of our ongoing relationship with Ford Motor Company and look forward to contributing to the future of the Ford TRANSIT.”
As an authorized Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), Adrian will install trade packages, shelving, partitions and other cargo management solutions for the new Ford TRANSIT commercial van scheduled to be built at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant. Adrian’s new Kansas City operation is two miles south of the Ford plant in Claycomo, Mo. The company will invest $4.7 million and expects to be operational by September 2013.
Adrian Steel Launches Facebook Page
Find us on Facebook! You can now connect with Adrian Steel on the social media site Facebook. Like our page and be the first to learn about new Adrian Steel product and services. We will post pictures from trade shows and other industry events where our products are on display. Whether you use Adrian Steel products on the job currently or you are considering adding Adrian to your new or existing vehicle, follow us on Facebook to learn about our full line of cargo management solutions.
All New EZ Load Ladder Rack for Standard Roof Nissan NV Cargo Vans
Cargo vans are getting taller each year and most griplock style ladder racks do not take this factor into their design. The average height person in North America is 5’8” (according to the CDC) and the taller the cargo vans get, the harder it is to load a ladder on top of these vans. The patent pending design of the EZ Load Ladder Rack brings the ladder down 6” towards the operator. Making it easier to reach when you unload and more importantly, when the operator has to load the ladder, they no longer have to lift the ladder to the top of the cargo van reducing the risk of injury!
Ladder Protection– Ladders stowed on the EZ Load Ladder Rack are protected with composite plastic that keep fiberglass ladders from rubbing on the metal of the ladder rack. This prolongs the life of your fiber-glass ladders.
Safe Ladder Transportation– No bungee cords needed. Four brackets secure the ladder tightly in place during transportation. Proper adjustment should take place when you first load your ladders on the EZ Load Rack.
Ladder Security– Ladders can be secured against theft with an optional padlock.
The EZ Load Ladder Rack accommodates 10’ – 36’extension ladders and 8’ step ladders. Shorter ladders can be accommodated with the optional stepladder kit.
Mobilize Your Brand with Adrian Steel's New Vehicle Graphics Program
Www.CommercialCurbAppeal.com is an revolutionary on-line design tool that allows a business to create a personalized identity for their work van or pickup. Commercial Curb Appeal is a collaboration between Adrian Steel with 58 years in the commercial vehicle industry, Adrian Steel’s nationwide distribution network and Signature Graphics, who have developed mobile branding campaigns for some of the best-known companies in America.
Commercial Curb Appeal is an innovative service that provides small businesses access to the same premium materials, production methods and design options offered to America’s largest fleets. Commercial Curb Appeal makes branding vehicles easy for small business owners. The seamless installation process is managed by Adrian Steel’s national distributor network and can be completed simultaneously with the installation of Adrian Steel interior products.
Interior Long Part Storage Kit
Adrian Steel Company is proud to announce the new Long Part Storage kit that allows 10 ft. long cargo (pipe, conduit) to be transported inside a Nissan NV van!
Safely transport 10 foot pieces of conduit or pipe inside a Nissan NV. The modified middle partition panel has an extended box which has a 13 ¾” wide by 5 ¾” high opening in the M panel. Tie down straps are provided at the front and the rear of the product to secure the load. The rear tray is positioned to contain the cargo and protect the rear doors. The long part storage is available for the Nissan NV van. Fits late model Adrian Steel SMC partitions only. Not compatible with hinged door partition option.
Adrian Steel Releases LoadsRite Drop-Down Ladder Rack for High Roof Nissan NV Vans.
Adrian Steel Company is proud to announce the release of a drop-down ladder rack for the high roof Nissan NV van. The LoadsRite ladder rack lowers the ladder down to you for safe and easy loading and unloading.
Cargo space on top of the high roof Nissan NV has never been so accessible! The LoadsRite drop-down ladder protects ladders while safely transporting them on top of the Nissan NV. Design features include rollers and dampers that create a smooth transition to the stowed and down positions; an easy-reach handle that lowers toward the ground; automatic clamping of the ladder and the ability to open the van doors when the rack is in the down position.
The LoadsRite ladder rack is easy to use! Just attach the handle that conveniently stows inside the van and rotate until the ladder bed is in the primary drop position. Then, using two hands, release the latch and pull the ladder bed down into the secondary drop. Unload the ladder one end at a time to minimize back strain!
Adrian Steel Launches New Website!The newly designed Web site for Adrian Steel is now live. AdrianSteel.com delivers a modern look for its customers with ease-of-use navigation, while continuing to provide products and programs with exceptional value its customers have come to expect.
This new web site demonstrates the forward-thinking vision of Adrian Steel and its commitment to the growing needs of its customers. The new website incorporates a well-organized navigation based around product categories that also allows for direct access to its many products and programs.