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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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RJ Cox Crowd Control Fencing Comes in All Shapes and Sizes to Fulfill All Your Pedestrian Control and Safety Needs

Crowd Control and SafetyPlanning a big event and expecting large crowds in the near future?  Need to put some workplace safety barriers on your loading dock?  Maybe, you are just so amazingly popular that you need to put up safety fencing to keep the masses from storming your home.  No matter what your reason for needing help with crowd control, RJ Cox has just the right pedestrian control product to fit the bill.

When you are hosting a large event for the New Years holiday or any other time of the year, you need an effective way to control crowds.  You also need to ensure that what you are using for crowd control fencing is sturdy and durable.  RJ Cox offers a few options when it comes to event fence crowd control fencing.  We also offer a superior product – Event Fence Forklift stillages – for storing your event storage safely and securely.

Our Event Fence – Modular and Portable Temporary Barrier System features everything you could want in interlocking free-standing fence panels to create a system for controlling crowds at festivals, concerts, parades and sporting events..  Constructed from fully-welded steel construction and available in two weights. this Event Fence offers the strength, durability and flexibility you’ll need for any size crowd.

Another of our popular crowd control fencing for events is the Crowd-Q Portable Events Fence.  This innovative interlocking fence product is constructed from lightweight but super-durable moulded polyethylene.  It comes in hi-viz safety orange and features built-in reflective panels along with child-safe 80mm panel openings.

If the crowd you need to control is the one that works on your loading dock, then we can also help.  No matter if you have a large workforce or a small group of individuals performing tasks on your loading dock, it makes good sense to provide protection and increase workplace safety with the addition of our Dock-Safe-Q Loading Dock Safety Barrier.  Make sure to visit our product web page to learn more about this light-weight, rapid-deployment, temporary safety barrier.

Our portable barrier systems are perfect for businesses of all sizes which need to control and direct pedestrians.  These systems come in all shapes and sizes with a wide-variety of functions.  From Rubbermaid Portable Barriers to Port-A-Guard Expanding Barriers to stands, signs and holders; our portable crowd control systems can help your business shuffle people through ticket lines or set up a temporary barrier for a small event.

If you have a crowd control need – no matter how large or small – RJ Cox has a solution.  Don’t take our word for it though.  Visit our main event fence crowd control fencing page on our website.  And, as always, contact us with any questions about our products or ordering from RJ Cox.

What’s the best crowd control solution you’ve seen in action?

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Lions, Tigers and Rubbermaid! Oh My!

IMG_2097What do lions and tigers have to do with Rubbermaid products sold by RJ Cox?  You wouldn’t think there was any kind of correlation between big cats and the popular line of Rubbermaid items we stock and sell to our wonderful customers.  And here at RJ Cox Engineering, we would have never put the two together either.  But that was before Joanne’s trip to the States.

In the past, we’ve shared the humble beginnings of Rubbermaid with readers of our blog   We’ve provided you details of all the outstanding features and durability of products like Rubbermaid Baby Change Tables and recycling products.  However, we’ve never been able to show you how Rubbermaid can take on the biggest cats that prowl the planet until now.

Of course, we don’t know of any of customers who have pumas, leopards, lions or tigers roaming their place of work.  But if there are any of you out there, please, by all means share those photos and testimonials!  Okay, back to the matter at hand.

On a recent trip to the United States, we just happened to find Rubbermaid products in a work-environment like no other we’ve seen before.  That environment was at the The Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Indiana.

 

IMG_2102And if you want to see how durable and tough Rubbermaid products are, then this was the place to come.

From our photo, you can see that the centre is using this Rubbermaid product in a way its designers most likely never imagined it being used.  But it is not really the oversized, watering dish for big cats that we want to focus on with this post.  What we really would like to do is to give our readers an introduction to this wonderful rescue centre, its amazing staff and beautiful, big cats.

Here’s a quick overview of the EFRC off of their website.  “With over 225 exotic felines calling the EFRC home, we are one of the largest rescue centers in the United States for abused, unwanted and neglected exotic felines.  Since its founding in 1991, the EFRC

has served as a nationally recognised leader in big cat rescue, conservation and care.”  We encourage you to learn more about the EFRC on their website.

If you are in the States, we recommend a visit to The Exotic Feline Rescue Center.  You can even stay overnight and spend some time with the keepers visiting areas not open to the general public.  And if you have a love for these big cats but will never be venturing to the area, you can still support the centre’s mission with donations or by making a purchase in their online store.

Lions, tigers and Rubbermaid:  Now that is a phrase we here at RJ Cox never imagined using.  But after our visit to this wonderful rescue centre for big cats, it is one we are glad we had the opportunity to experience in person.

 

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Rubbermaid Safety Signs Help Create a Happy, Safe Workplace Environment


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Here at RJ Cox, we like to keep things on the light side.  However, one thing that is no laughing matter is workplace safety.  Work-related injuries cost Australian businesses billions of dollars yearly.  You can help your business not fall prey to workplace injuries and, worse yet, workplace fatalities by instilling proper training and utilising safety products when needed.

At RJ Cox, we implement workplace safety practices in our work environment, and we like to provide our customers with the best safety products available to ensure they keep their staff, teams and customers safe as well.  In today’s blog post, we’ll introduce you to our line of safety signs from Rubbermaid.

Our folding “Caution Wet Floor” Rubbermaid Safety Sign is an old-standard when it comes to workplace safety products.  This lightweight sign folds for easy transportation and storage.  And because it is from Rubbermaid, you can rest assured that – while it is lightweight in pounds – it is no lightweight when it comes to toughness.

For those of you looking for something a little different than the traditional folding safety sign, RJ Cox also carries the 4-Sided “Caution Wet Floor” Sign.  Like its 2-sided relative, this folding safety sign from Rubbermaid is durable and lightweight.  Unlike the traditional 2-sided sign, this sign features warnings in that are viewable from all four directions.

Need to block off a doorway while cleaning up a workplace spill?  You’ll want to pick up a few of our Rubbermaid Site Safety Hanging Signs.  This bright yellow sign and pole combination features the words “Closed for Cleaning” in bold black letters.  The pole’s torsion action allows you to hang this sign in any doorway grabbing the attention of individuals and blocking access to the area.  The materials are tough and durable and the sign itself is easily rolled up for storage.

Rubbermaid Pop-Up Safety Cones are a favorite for businesses.  Not only do they fold up easily and come with a wall-mounted storage tube, but they also feature multi-lingual caution warnings along with a wet floor symbol.  These safety cones are quick to deploy, easy to store and constructed to handle the abuse of any workplace.

No matter what type of workplace safety products you need, RJ Cox has you covered.  From safety step stools to the above safety signs from Rubbermaid, you’ll find the perfect product to help you establish a safe working environment.  Have any workplace safety tips or questions?  Please share them in our comment section below.

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Cut the Cost of Your Business’s Waste Disposal with Recycling Products from RJ Cox

9T92_w_Accessories_2Here at RJ Cox, we love saving our customers money.  One way we can directly affect your business’s bottom line is by providing high-quality products at affordable prices.  We’re also happy to help you save money in an indirect fashion by providing your business with the tools it needs to decrease waste disposal costs.

In a 2012, “study into commercial and industrial (C&I) waste and recycling in Australia by industry division”, it was found that, “The total cost of material inputs that are subsequently disposed of as waste is estimated to be over $26.5 billion per year, of which a proportion is avoidable, demonstrating that there could be significant savings for businesses by using materials more efficiently”  One of those more efficient ways of disposing waste is, obviously, recycling.  That’s where RJ Cox comes into the picture.

No, we are not starting a new division here in our company.  We’re not going to begin picking up recycling materials from your business.  We are, however, going to give you the tools to help your employees and customers collect materials to be recycled for you.

One of these tools is the Rubbermaid 9T92 Triple Capacity Cleaning Cart and the Rubbermaid Recycling Bags (sold separately).  The cleaning cart from Rubbermaid is built to last from non-rusting and easy-to-clean aluminum and structural web plastic construction.  Its compact design allows for easy storage and the swivel castors and wheels make the cart easy to push and pull and for navigating tight spots.  The Rubbermaid bags used with the cart come in three colors (red, green and blue) which helps speed up the sorting process.

Another product we offer our customers to help with the waste disposal and recycling collection process is the Transit Litter and Recycling Receptacle.  These durable Transit Receptacles are constructed from corrosion-proof stainless steel which comes in four different finishes.  So, not only do you get a product that will last a long time (keeping it out of the landfill), but your business will also receive a product with an attractive design.

These bins come with lids in case they will be placed in an outdoor environment.  The easily-distinguishable graphics help with sorting cans, bottles, paper, etc.  Each internal compartment provides 20 gallons of storage and the receptacles can be freestanding or easily mounted/secured to surfaces.

Whether you choose the Rubbermaid cart with recycling bags or the Transit bin, you will not only receive an affordable, durable high-quality product, but you will also be purchasing products that save your business money.  And yes, your business will also gain a good bit of good will by pleasing your customers who now expect you to help contribute to a greener planet.  Anyway you look at it, these recycling bins from RJ Cox are a win-win for everyone involved.

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Training Hard to Provide The Best Customer Service Possible at RJ Cox

11071127_mYou know how hard we work to deliver the best customer service possible here at R.J. Cox.  But did you know that we train just as hard to make sure we are able to deliver an excellent customer experience for each and every order?  Being the best takes hard work and the R.J. Cox team is willing to make that sacrifice for you – our customers.

How do we do it?  Well, our daily training regime includes an early morning run.  We follow that up with a lunch break on the bike.  Lastly, we close out our day with a nice, long swim.  A training regime like this prepares us for any customer service issue we encounter.

Hold on a minute…that’s not how we train to deliver the best possible customer experience for each and every order our customers place with R.J. Cox.  No, that’s how some of our team members are preparing for the Half Ironman at Port Macquarie in October.

Sorry about the confusion – but – while we have your attention, we might as well share the secret training weapon our team is using during their preparation for this grueling competition.  No, it’s not rehydrating regularly with cold beer.  We’re talking about Rubbermaid Action Packer storage containers.
While our competitors must waste precious training time cleaning their cars to rid them of the smell of wet, sweaty training gear, the R.J. Cox team keeps their cars smelling fresh and clean by storing their wet clothes in these rugged storage containers from Rubbermaid.  And because we offer them in three sizes, these Rubbermaid Action Packers are perfect for any storage task.

 

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If you’re worn out at the end of your training day, no worries.  They seal tightly keeping the sweat and smell inside!  When you’re ready to clean you

r gear the next morning, just empty your Rubbermaid storage container and give it quick rinse with the hose.  Remember, every second counts when you’re prepping for the big race!

Will these durable storage containers help our team blow the competition out of the water and allow us to add more trophies to our overflowing trophy case?  (Okay, we made that part up about the trophy case.)  You’ll just have to check back in October to see how we’ve done.  But, you don’t have to wait that long to find out how great these Rubbermaid Action Packer containers are.  You can order yours today!

And about that customer service training…well, we can’t talk about that.  It’s top secret.  But you can rest assured knowing the RJ Cox team continues to strive to deliver the best possible customer service experience and best possible products to all our customers.

 

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Contact Us: If you’d like more information or if you have any enquiries about anything on our website please call +61 (0)2 9486-3006 or  email: info@coxengineering.com.au and we’ll contact you.

Hey Baby, You’re Gonna Love Our Rubbermaid Baby Change Tables!

12027731_mChange is inevitable.  Change is a constant.  Resistance to change…well, if you are a parent of a young child, then resistance to change can lead to diaper rash, a not-so-pleasant smell and a very unhappy baby.  And if you own a business that caters to customers with little ones, believe me, for the sake of the parents, the children and definitely your other patrons; you’re going to want to provide a private, sanitary, safe and sturdy changing environment.

And as usual, RJ Cox is here to provide you with the perfect solution.  Shopping centres, restaurants, service stations and any other businesses catering to customers with children in tow: We would like to introduce you to the Rubbermaid Baby Change Table.  This is one product your business can’t do without.  And you know that if the Rubbermaid name is on it, then you know it is a high-quality, long-lasting product.

This Rubbermaid changing table for babies comes in two options – vertical and horizontal.  Both models are rated for continuous use up to 27kg.  And, of course, these changing tables meet all global safety regulations and standards.

Your customers will love the fact that, not only are these baby changing tables safe, they are also hygienic.  The Rubbermaid Baby Change Table is manufactured with an antibacterial agent that inhibits bacteria growth.  And the smooth, crevice-free design allows for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Screen Shot 2013-03-15 at 2.52.46 PMBut don’t take our word for it, ask parents what they want when it comes to a changing table.  If they tell you they want a table that is sanitary, safe, easy to use, and offers options like diaper bag hooks and sanitary liners; then you’ll need to look no further than these baby changing tables from Rubbermaid.

And just to make sure we meet all the needs of the business owner as well, you’ll be glad to know that both models come complete with installation fittings.  You can also order your supply of protective liners and any extra baby changing table replacement fittings from RJ Cox.

Don’t stand in the way of change.  Order your Rubbermaid baby changing tables from RJ Cox today!

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When the Camping Bug Bites Visit the RJ Cox Website

13242018_mDo you find yourself sitting in your office cubicle daydreaming of crackling campfires?  Have your co-workers nudged you from a fog as you stood, dazed, lost in thoughts of rushing rivers while the office building’s bathroom sink overflowed onto your dress shoes?  Do you have your computer set to go to a starry night screensaver after one minute of inactivity?

Well mate, it sounds like you have the camping bug really bad!  And we know what you’re thinking.  You’re fretting over the fact that you ex ran off with your favorite canoe.  You’re worried that your ice chest still hasn’t recovered from last year’s severe case of black mould.

Well, don’t worry one minute longer.  In fact, make plans now to take care of that camping bug by planning your next trip to the great outdoors.  Here at RJ Cox, well, we’ll take care of your camping gear needs.

Forget about that old canoe of yours.  Our Superiorpak E482 Pioneer Canoe 3.65Mt is just what the doctor ordered.  This canoe is manufactured from double wall polyethylene skin making it virtually indestructible and unsinkable.  It is the perfect canoe for taking two people and their gear up narrow waterways to secluded locations.  You’ll forget all about that old, beat up canoe and your ex, after you spend a weekend paddling with that new, special someone and your new Pioneer Canoe from RJ Cox.

To make sure all your important camping gear and camping supplies make it safely and soundly to your final destination, you’ll want to take a look at Spacecase Storage Containers and our Superiorpak Cool Bins.  RJ Cox has a number of options (from insulated to weatherproof storage) to choose from and a number of sizes within each of those storage options.  Here’s a quick look at a couple favorites.

Our Rubbermaid ActionPacker storage containers are as tough and durable as they come.  You can choose from 3 sizes.  Each size is easy to tie-down with bungee cords and every size comes with lockable latches for protecting your important gear.  Like all Rubbermaid products, these ActionPacker storage containers are made to last.

Unless you plan to forage, hunt and fish for your meals, then you need to take along plenty of food on your camping trip.  And don’t forget about the beer.  RJ Cox has a surefire way to ensure your food and drink stays safe and cool during transport and after your arrival.

Keeping your food and drink supply cool and fresh is never going to be an issue when you choose from one of our Superiorpak Cool Bins.  These cool bins are highly resistant to impact and extreme temperatures.  Plus, they are sealed with food grade neoprene and insulated with high-density foam.  Yes, they are mostly used in the food and food transportation industries.  But if you going to go with something, why not go with the best?

So stop daydreaming about your next camping trip.  Start making plans to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  RJ Cox might not have everything you need.  But the things we do have will be the envy of all those you meet at your next campfire.

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A Nostalgic Look Back at the Humble Beginnings of Rubbermaid

12097934_mRJ Cox is no stranger when it comes to Rubbermaid products.  Our product line is loaded with a wide range of products from Rubbermaid.  Our customers love purchasing Rubbermaid products and we love selling them products from the Rubbermaid line.

And while we could go on and on about the amazing features found in everything from Slim Jim Containers to Side Panel Platform Trucks, we wanted to discuss something a little different.  We wanted to get a little nostalgic and take a walk through some of the interesting history behind the Rubbermaid company and its durable, useful product line.  After all, what better way to learn about the present than to take a glimpse into the past.

The next time you are relaxing and daydreaming about your favorite Rubbermaid products take the time to give thanks to balloons.  That’s right: balloons.  You see, the humble beginnings of this now world-famous company started in a factory that created toy balloons.  But alas, the Wooster Rubber Company was not the true beginning of Rubbermaid.  It was, however, where the company grew to prominence over the next decades.

You see, it wasn’t balloons that officially launched Rubbermaid.  That honor goes to the dustpan.  That’s right: the dustpan.  Prior to 1933, dustpans were made from metal which could both cause damage to walls and also be easily damaged.  Then along came the Caldwells.

James Caldwell and his wife Madeline had a solution for this mounting metal dustpan dilemma.  That solution was rubber.  Not just any rubber, but a brightly colored rubber both created from a new technique and also patented.  What did they decide to call their product line?  You guessed it – Rubbermaid.

The toy balloon factory and the indestructible – while brightly-colored and attractive – dustpan came together in 1934.  From there the company continued to innovate and grow into the Rubbermaid we have come to love today.  So the next time you see a young child happily holding a toy balloon, you might find yourself – like us – drifting off into daydreams about brightly colored trash bins, mop buckets and yes, dustpans.

Tell us in the comments, what’s your favorite rubbermaid product?

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