Racor Launches New Solution To Store Ladders

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The New Racor Ladder Lift is the perfect way to store any ladder overhead and free up extra garage space.

Ladders are the #1 bulky storage problem in the garage today. They are large, heavy, and storage has always been a problem. Typically ladders are hung along the wall and take up valuable wall space. A product that easily and securely stores ladders overhead is being unveiled by Racor at the 2012 International Home + Housewares Show, March 10-13, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

Called the “Racor Ladder Lift” the new product uses a rope and pulley system along with a fixed hook that is mounted on the ceiling. Easily lift and lower a 150lb ladder up to 12 feet by simply lifting the ladder onto the fixed hook, attaching the strap to the bottom of the ladder, and pulling the rope.

“Consumers are looking for innovative solutions for their storage problems” said Craig Zurko, Marketing Manager for Racor. “People have told us they weren’t happy with the typical ladder hooks on the market today. They stick out to far from the wall and they were tired of car doors hitting the ladder that was hung along the wall as they got out their cars”.

The pulleys and the fixed hook do most of the work making a typical 80lb ladder only feel like it is 10lbs: an 8:1 mechanical advantage. A unique locking mechanism holds the rope securely in place to prevent accidental release.

Racor will be located in booth N7701 in the Clean, Contain + Sustain Expo in the north building at the 2012 International Home + Housewares show. Along with Ladder Lift they will also display many of their other products. Racor has the largest variety of organizational products for the home and garage. Visit http://www.RacorStorageSolutions.com to explore our product solutions, take the interactive questionnaire to “Plan Your Storage”, and reclaim your garage.

About the Racor Brand
Racor storage and organizational solutions will inspire and put you back in control of your space. Racor has the largest variety of solutions to organize and store bikes, sports equipment, lawn and garden supplies, bulky items like ladders and totes, and clutter items like tools. Racor is part of the ITW family of products. For more information, visit http://www.RacorStorageSolutions.com.
About ITW
Celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2012, ITW is a Fortune 200 global diversified industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. The company focuses on profitable growth and strong returns across worldwide platforms and businesses. These businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. ITW’s revenues totaled $17.8 billion in 2011, with more than half of these revenues generated outside of the United States. For more information, visit http://www.itw.com.
Racor® and Racor logo are registered trademarks of Illinois Tool Works Inc.
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