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From Cube Hobby Boxes at Libraries to Water Dishes for Big Cats – Creative Uses for Products Purchased from RJ Cox

RJ CoxAre you one of those individuals who loves to come up with creative ways to use a products?  We know that there are many of you out there taking items you purchased from RJ Cox and using them in creative ways which help you do your job more efficiently or live your life better.  In this blog post, we’re going to share some of these alternate uses and stories.  But we also want to hear from you – our customers – to learn of the creative ways you have repurposed products you purchased from RJ Cox.

Let’s start with the Cube Hobby Box.  These boxes – with a 31 litre capacity – are constructed from food grade polyethylene.  They are stackable, come in four colors and feature built-in grips for easy handling.  With features like this, Cube Hobby Boxes are perfect for food storage, displaying meat and seafood items and also for transporting food.

cube hobby boxBut take another look at these Cube Hobby Boxes and what else do you see?  Well, our clients at the Toowoomba Main Library and Ryde Library saw them as the perfect solution – not for seafood and meat display – but for organising, moving and storing books and other library items.

We’re sure you could also find a number of household and office uses as well.  Ones like storing cleaning items, organising toys and clothes, stashing away files and file folders and many others.

Want to hear another very interesting use (Something we are sure the manufacturer never dreamed about.) for a product we sell here at RJ Cox?  Well, if you happen to have a few lions or tigers lounging around the backyard, then you might want to pick up a few Rubbermaid products.

Here’s a blog post to explain what we mean.  And while we’re thinking about it – with backyard full of big cats – you will also probably have yourself quite a scooping and disposing job on your hands. The Rubbermaid Lobby Pro Deluxe Upright Deluxe Pan could serve that purpose quite handily.

Lastly, we’d like to share an item that is a favorite for our hospitality clients.  The Mobile-Pack Caddy offers a cartless solution for hotels looking to get rid of large, unsightly and inconvenient housekeeping carts.  There are, however, other interesting, alternative uses for these products.  Hairdressers, photographers and teachers are just a few of the professions who find Mobile Caddy Packs extremely useful for organising, storing and transporting their tools of the trade.

Contact RJ Cox to tell us all about your creative uses for your favourite products or share directly by commenting below.

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Transporting Tough Loads is Easy with Our Rubbermaid Sheet and Panel Trucks

rubbermaid sheet panel truckWhat can you move with a Rubbermaid 4468 Sheet & Panel Truck from RJ Cox?  Let us think about that for a minute.  Maybe we should ask, “What can’t you move with a sheet and panel truck from Rubbermaid?” 

Can you transport a Lion pride and school of saltwater fish?  Would it work for delivering 100 gallon drums full of hazardous materials? In both of those cases, we would have to admit that the Rubbermaid 4468 Sheet & Panel Truck is probably not the right tool for the job.

But if you ask any our customers who have helped put this Rubbermaid product on our “Top Sellers” list how they put these durable and maneuverable transportation tools to the test, we are sure you will get a wide-range of answers.  If you have large, hard-to-handle objects like mattresses, doors, tables with folding legs, cubicle walls, lumber and sheet panels, then this sheet and panel truck will handle the job perfectly, easily and safely.

What really makes these Rubbermaid sheet and panel trucks hot sellers here at RJ Cox comes down to the quality of the product.  And like all Rubbermaid products, these load transporters are the highest quality and come with a complete list of features.  Below are a few of those features which have our customers giving these workhorses a thumbs up.

The long service life and durability of these Rubbermaid 4468 Sheet & Panel Trucks comes from the duramold precision engineered resin and metal composite structure construction.  The vertical frame is 27-inches high and the deck is textured providing support and reducing slippage  for large, hard-to-handle items.  And if your load includes smaller pieces, the perimeter deck channel keeps those items from falling off the deck during transport.

Maneuverability – when it comes to large loads – is another of the many benefits these sheet and panel trucks offer our customers.  They feature two fixed and two swivel castors for optimal control and maneuverability.  There are also molded-in tie-down slots for load security and safety.

No matter how you look at it, these Rubbermaid sheet and panel trucks are the perfect tool for moving loads around the office, factory or workplace.  If they didn’t live up to their Rubbermaid label, then you definitely wouldn’t see them on our best-sellers list.  And remember, it was you – our customers – not our staff who put this product on our best-selling RJ Cox products list.

If you would like to learn more about the Rubbermaid 4468 Sheet & Panel Truck, please feel free to contact us here at RJ Cox.  And if you are one of our customers who already own one or more of these Rubbermaid products, please share your “load of choice” or the strangest load you’ve ever moved with these sheet and panel trucks.  We’d love to hear your stories even if they are tall tales.

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Lifting and Moving Causing You Problems? Try One of Our Popular Solutions!

Gabba18A1Here at RJ Cox we are big fans of staying active and enjoying outdoor activities and sports.  Because of this love for watching and participating in sports, we truly enjoy helping our sporting grounds and sporting centres friends solve problems.  And it seems that two of our clients – the GABBA and Charles Perkins Centre are also fans of RJ Cox and a few of our products in particular.  Once your business learns more and puts the following products to the test, we know you’ll become fans as well.

When it comes to the GABBA, our Rapini Jumbo 3 Tier Flat Bed Traymobile Shelf Trolleys – the HB-230 Model in particular – fill the bill.  What makes these shelf trolleys so special and essential?  We have a few ideas why the GABBA loves this product offering from RJ Cox.  And we’re willing to bet the following features will be just as important to your business.

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These Rapini shelf trolleys feature 3 vinyl deck shelves, come in two models (HB-130 and HB-230), and are made to last as they are constructed from steel.  And to back up their durability, the manufacturer offers a 12-month warranty.  Usability features our customers enjoy are the ergonomically-designed, 1 meter high push handles which help with back safety and the 2 fixed and 2 swivel castors which provide easy control and manoeuvrability.

Does your sports grounds and centre, warehouse or storage facility need something to handle heavier loads than the Rapini HB-230 shelf trolley supports?  Well – of course – RJ Cox has the solution.  When the Charles Perkins Centre needs to move a heavy load they turn to a pallet truck or walkie stacker.  And like our other solutions, RJ Cox offers a number of options to suit your exact needs.

When it comes to pallet trucks at RJ Cox, we offer many makes and models that can handle the heaviest loads of all shapes and sizes.  Our clients can choose from semi-electric or electric pallet trucks, low profile pallet trucks, high lift pallet trucks, pallet trucks with scales and much more.  And like all of our product offerings, RJ Cox only sells the highest-quality pallet trucks and accessories.

When you need to step your game up to another level, you’ll want to take a look at our Agility Walkie Stacker and Compact Walkie Stacker.  Both of these walk-behind forklifts can also be used as ride-on forklifts, and both offer effortless steering and exceptional manoeuvrability with the ability to safely lift loads up to 1600kg.  For our customers working in tight settings, we recommend the smaller footprint of the Compact Walkie Stacker.

No matter what type of facility or work-setting your business operates in on a daily basis, all of the above products are guaranteed to make your job easier and more efficient.  If you have any questions about our shelf trolleys, pallet trucks, walkie stackers or any other product offerings, do not hesitate to contact us at RJ Cox.  Happy lifting and moving everyone!

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Hotel Owners, Make the Right First Impression with Our Front of House Hospitality Equipment

21375228_mThink first impressions don’t count?  Remember all those first dates that never turned into second dates until you decided that showing up on your bicycle and asking your date to drive maybe wasn’t such a good idea?  First impressions also make a huge impact in the business world as well.  If you are in the hospitality business, then we’ve got a nice assortment of front of house items to make sure your hotel guests start their stay with great first impression.  Let’s take a look at some of this popular front of house hospitality equipment.

One way to make a first impression and serve a valuable purpose is to use stylish, attractive and high-quality hotel signage.  At RJ Cox, we offer a wide-variety of hotel signage to help direct your guests around your hotel, inform them on on-site events and to display your on-site restaurant menus.  Our signboards and signage offerings include decorative display stands, double-sided outdoor poster frames, internal/external display cases, ceiling mount poster snap frames and more which will help you make a great first impression and leave a lasting one as well.

Once your guests check-in, the last thing they want to do is stand around the lobby waiting for a trolley to get their luggage to their room. And the last thing you want is a pack of angry, exhausted, loud, complaining hotel guests with tired, not-so-well-behaved children in your lobby around greeting your other guests as they arrive.  To help speed up the process of moving your visitors along to their rooms, make sure you have an army of well-maintained, functional, clean and attractive trolley carts.  Our Australian-made birdcage trolley luggage carts are the perfect fit for the job.

Nothing says first-class hotel like piles of rubbish and hundreds of cigarette butts greeting your visitors at every entrance to your hotel.  Is that not the kind of first or lasting impression your business would like to make?  In that case, it is time to take a look at our cigarette ashtray disposal offerings.

To provide visitors to your hotel a way to dispose of both their cigarette butts and rubbish, RJ Cox offers a variety of ashtray bins.  To truly make a great first impression, we would suggest one of our brushed stainless bins with polished ashray tops.  These feature a galvanised liner for easy emptying and come with rubber on the bottom to protect floor surfaces.  Choose from three sizes and shapes including our most-popular 10-litre lobby ashtray bin, a smaller medium round ashtray bin and a uniquely-shaped 18-litre corner ashtray bin.

Remember, first impressions count and a bad first impression can easily turn what could be a repeat customer into a never-to-return again customer.  If you manage or own a hotel, make sure you have the highest-quality, attractive front of house hospitality equipment from RJ Cox.

 Tell us, What’s your all time favourite hotel?

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Fantastic Food and Beverage Offerings to Cut Operational Costs for Hotels and Resorts

7328285_mHotels and resorts count on RJ Cox to provide a wide-range of equipment to help with their hospitality needs.  From front of house products, to room service and laundry solutions, we help your business run smoothly and make a great first impression with your guests.  One segment of your hospitality business where we offer a host of innovative hospitality solutions is in the food and beverage departments.  So pull up a chair, grab a snack and a cold beer from the mini-bar, and let’s take a look at some customer favorites.

If you are looking for dish caddies, insulated pan carriers or even a Self Cooking Center, our Cambro line of products is a good place to start.  Cambro hospitality products are known for their high-quality and durability.  These products are designed and constructed to make your kitchen and food services run more efficiently no matter if you have a small dining area in your hotel or are hosting large events at your resort.

At RJ Cox, we are proud to offer our customers ProHost Mobiles Hostar Hospitality Equipment.  As we share on our website, “Prohost is the first material handling and distribution system designed specifically for hotels and resorts.”  Because they are designed with your specific hotel and resort hospitality needs in mind, ProHost hospitality equipment will help lower your operational costs and increase productivity which in turn will help improve your guest services.  Let’s take a look at a couple of these popular products.

For resorts and hotels with large meeting rooms or banquet halls, Prohost Banquet/Meeting Setup is a must.  This system aids your staff in faster function setup and breakdown.  Maybe more importantly, your guests and visitors will not see soiled items and rubbish as everything is concealed in the mobile system for easy transport.

A product your staff will certainly thank you for purchasing is the Prohost Power Assist.  These power mobiles help your staff members move large, heavy loads alone and without much effort.  And because the Power Assist Units operate on a single battery charge for an entire shift, your hotel and resort will save money and your staff will get more work done.  These are a must-have for your food and beverage operations.

As we mentioned up front, RJ Cox offers a wide-range of hospitality product offerings.  Too many products, in fact, to mention here in this blog post.  Make sure to review our food & beverage hospitality equipment online.  You can also see our complete line of Prohost Mobiles here.

Have any questions our website doesn’t answer?  Contact one of the wonderfully-helpful RJ Cox customer service representatives.

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Restore Order to Your Disorderly Kitchen with Food Services Solutions from Rubbermaid

16039211_mHow unorganised is your kitchen?  Are you always using the edge of the counter to open your beer because you can’t find a bottle opener under the piles of disorganised forks and spoons?  Have you found yourself just throwing in a tablespoon of salt to your dessert recipe because you can’t find the where you  left the sugar container?  There’s no need to settle for broken bottles and bitter cakes when you can quickly organize your kitchen with a couple of our product offerings.

Let’s start with the Mobile 3 Tier Cutlery Trolley.  This is the perfect food service solution for drawers or containers of disorganized cutlery.  And for our customers with really, really large families, we’re willing to bet you’ll like it too.  This cutlery trolley is made from stainless steel which means it is highly rust resistant and also easy to clean.

How many cutlery shelves does it hold?  We’re glad you asked.  You can fit four cutlery trays on each of these trolleys.  And don’t worry about all that weight.  Our Mobile 3 Tier Cutlery Trolley glides across the kitchen floor on 50mm ball type twin wheel castors.  When you order your trolley, remember that the trays come separate.  You’ll love these and you’ll never have to open your beer bottles on your kitchen counters again!

For the chef looking to organise the disorganised ingredients used in their recipes, we’ve got the perfect product.  Our Rubbermaid ProSave Ingredient Bins are sure to make the frustrated cook a happy cook.  And because these bins are from Rubbermaid, you know they are high-quality products.

So what ingredients go into making these kitchen organising bins so special?  First, they feature a patent-pending one-handed access and an integrated measuring tool to help increase preparation efficiency in your busy kitchen.  They also feature a clear door to help you quickly identify ingredients and the space-saving design allows you to have multiple bins in smaller spaces.  And yes, these Rubbermaid ProSave Ingredient Bins are certified to NSF Std. No. 2 making them the perfect ingredient organiser for any food service kitchen.

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Screen Shot 2013-06-27 at 10.16.18 AMHere at R.J. Cox, we know that a disorganised kitchen can be much more than a frustrating kitchen.  Disorganised and messy kitchens can lead to food safety issues and employee accidents.  That’s why we are glad to offer the perfect, high-quality solutions to all your food service and kitchen needs.  Contact us today to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Say Goodbye to Big, Bulky Housekeeping Carts and Say Hello to the Perfect Cartless Solution

Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 4.07.35 PMAre you ready to go cartless?  Hotel owners and operators are taking the bold step to eliminate the big, bulky unattractive housekeeping carts.  And if you think about it, this going cartless really isn’t that bold of a step.  Instead, it is a step in the right direction.  If you want to give your customers the impression of being a luxury, high-class hotel with an heir of sophistication, then hallways crowded with carts overflowing with dirty items and trash isn’t going to cut it.

And honestly, going cartless is the way to go for any size and any type of hotel.  Your housekeeping staff and room service staff will appreciate the more agile and lighter loads.  Your customers will appreciate that they no longer have to squeeze past a cart blocking the hallway leading to their room.  You – as an owner or operator – will appreciate greater efficiency in operations and cost-savings.

So, how do  you regain your hallways and provide your staff with a better way to serve your hotel visitors?  Well, you’ve taken the first step and come to the right place.  RJ Cox is your home to the cartless solution for your business.  And the durable, lightweight Mobile-Pack, well, that is the solution you will fall in love with once you try it.

The Mobile-Pack line is a hot product in our hospitality equipment category for many reasons.  Besides the fact that it delivers a solution to your unattractive and heavy push-cart problem, Mobile-Pack saves your business money on replacement costs as it is constructed of ballistic nylon giving you years of trouble-free service.  The Mobile-Pack Caddy holds all the amenities and supplies your staff needs to service your guest rooms, and it features an aesthetically pleasing design allowing it blend in nicely in public areas.

Our line of Mobile-Pack cartless solutions comes in three sizes.  Your staff can quickly restock your hotel’s mini-bars or replace soap and shampoos using our small Mobile-Pack.  For larger jobs such as cleaning lobby restrooms or restocking guest rooms, your staff can turn to the medium-sized Mobile-Pack.  Then, for complete turn-down service, our large Mobile-Pack is a perfect in-room cart solution.  Whatever the need, you choose the size.  No more pushing around huge carts for the smallest of jobs!

So if your hotel is ready to reap the benefits of going cartless, Mobile-Pack is the solution RJ Cox recommends.  Contact us today with any questions or to submit your details online for a quote.  Our staff looks forward to serving you and delivering the products that will improve and grow your business.

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