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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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Christmas Gift Ideas from RJ Cox – Santa’s Got Nothing On Us!

11591626_mChristmas is around the corner.  Are you still looking for gift ideas for a few of the people on your Christmas gift list?  We may not have the reindeers, beard or red suit, but the RJ Cox team does have the perfect gifts to help you spread Christmas cheer to your family and friends.

Below are a few of the items we offer here at RJ Cox which are certain to put a smile on someone’s face this year during the holidays.  Order your gifts online or by phone.  And for you procrastinators out there, order your Christmas presents by December 21 and we’ll make sure your items arrive by December 24.

For the off-roader on your gift list, a Black Rat Safety Recovery Kit is not only a great gift, but it also an extremely useful gift.  This kit is loaded.  Inside, you’ll find a 4WD recovery bag with reflective triangle, heavy-duty snatch strap, tree trunk protector with 10,000kgs B.S., 3.2 and 4.7 tonne WLL rated bow shackles, and much more.  Check out the RJ Cox website for the full list of items in the recovery kit from Black Rat.

While we are on the subject of off-road gift giving, you may also want to take a look at the Black Rat 4WD Nylon Heavy Duty Snatch Strap Kit.  This Christmas gift idea is a must for the avid off-roader.  And it could mean a few free, thank-you beers for you, if the recipient ever needs to recover their vehicle when it is bogged.  Give this snatch strap kit from Black Rat a look and contact RJ Cox with any questions you may have about it.

Another one of our best-selling recreational products, the Carver Surfboard Rack, is an affordable Christmas gift that any surfer will love receiving.  RJ Cox offers three models of surfboard racks to choose from in our inventory.  You can choose from the Carver CSR Mini, Carver CSR Max (for longboards up to 10’ 0”) and the Carver Scooter Moped Surf Rack.

One last gift idea we want to share with you in this blog post is another great item for the outdoor enthusiast.  Superiorpak Insulated Cool Bins are an excellent choice for keeping your beer cold and your food fresh when you are camping or off-roading.  These cool bins are impact-resistant and sealed with food-grade neoprene.  They will keep your food and drinks cool, fresh and safe no matter the situation.

These four Christmas gift ideas are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to great gift ideas from RJ Cox.  Take the time to review our selection of high-quality products.  If you don’t see something or need help with anything, make sure to contact us and a RJ Cox team member will be glad to help.



The Scented Smell of Success – An RJ Cox Business Partner Spotlight

RJCoxcandlesHere at RJ Cox, we only stock products of the highest quality.  And, we always strive to deliver a customer experience that is reflective of the quality products we deliver.  Customers, like yourself, both appreciate and expect these characteristics.

Why are we telling you this?  Well, its not because we like to brag on our positive traits.  Although, a little pat on the back never hurt anyone right?

Actually, the reason we are bringing this up in this blog post is that we’d like to show a little appreciation to a business we work with on a regular basis.  Some of you may have even received this company’s products as a surprise, thank-you gift for an order, referral or RJ Cox testimonial.  If you have received a hand-poured candle packaged alongside your Clax Cart Trolley or Carver Scooter Moped Surf Rack order or after sending us an email full of praise for our excellent customer service, then you know exactly what we are talking about.

Endless Candles is a company that we are proud to work with and to have produce our very own candles.  They have been in business for over ten years creating beautiful products from the highest quality materials.  And as we mentioned above, their candles are hand poured and crafted by skilled artisans.

Whether you are looking for custom made candles for your wedding, a customised scent specific to your desires, or the perfect candles to hand out to your wonderful, thoughtful, amazing customers like we do, then this company is the absolutely best choice.  And, it is not just us here at RJ Cox heaping praise on Endless Candles.  The company also just won a whole heap of awards at the Business Excellence Forum earlier this year.

So do yourself a favor and visit the Endless Candles website to learn more about one of our favorite business partners.  You’ll find product information as well as details for both wholesale and retail ordering.  And if you would like to sample one of their hand-poured candles, then we know where you get one as a thoughtful thank-you gift for placing an order for a hot product, referring a wonderful company to your friends or sharing a testimonial.

Now, please excuse us for a moment as we pour a hot bath and enjoy the aromatic pleasure of our favorite, hand-poured, scented candles.



Candles modelled by RJ Cox team member Lee.  For more information about any of our products, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking right here

Don’t Be Left Out – Join the Clax Cart Trolley Crowd Today!

clax_cartFollowing the crowd isn’t necessarily the way we like to do things around here at RJ Cox.  Instead, we like to stand apart from the crowd and differentiate ourselves from the competition in the way we run our business and over deliver for our customers.  There are times, however, when being a part of the popular crowd is the smart thing to do.  For you, this is one of those times.

What are we talking about?  Well, we’re talking about the Clax Cart Trolley – an item that has quite a popular following.  This is one of the products we provide here at RJ Cox that everyone can use.  You’ll find them in hospitals, nursing homes, offices and just about any other type of business.  In fact, you’ll even find them taking on all types of household tasks.

These Clax Carts are not like the latest fad which disappears into oblivion after a meteoric rise to popularity.  That is why – in this case – we don’t feel bad telling our customers they should succumb to peer pressure and fall in line with the crowd.  You see, it’s not that we want you feel left out like you’re the only one in the office that hasn’t seen the latest viral cat video on YouTube.  Instead, the reason why you need to be a part of this crowd is because Clax Carts are high-quality, easy-to-use, extremely-durable, multi-purpose products.

Just take a look at some of the features of these 2-tier collapsible, folding trolleys from Clax Cart.  This cart’s folding mechanism is way of ahead of its time and provides quick, easy collapsing at the push of a button.  Once these folding trolleys are collapsed, they are completely flat and take up minimal storage space.  And along with the push-button folding feature, lightweight Clax Carts also offer a foot-operated parking brake, removable wheels and one collapsible basket.

For those of you who want to join the crowd but don’t necessarily want to look exactly like the crowd, you’ll be glad to know that there are multiple options available for our Clax Cart Trolleys.  You can also purchase hard covers, soft insert / privacy covers and full-length weather covers to protect whatever it is you are keeping in your Clax Cart baskets.  If you need extra capacity with your 2-tier Clax Cart Trolley upper basket, you can purchase optional custom rod support.  Make sure to ask us here at RJ Cox about all the options we offer to customise your Clax Cart.

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So, contact us today to learn more about these highly popular and very useful items.  And once you see how well these operate in the workplace and make everyone’s jobs easier, feel free to tell your boss it was your idea.  We don’t mind at all.




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.



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.

Moving Heavy Loads Safely and Efficiently Just Got Easier with RJ Cox

4266987_mMoving a heavy load?  RJ Cox is at your service!  No, we did not branch our business into the moving industry.  But we do, however, know a quiet achiever with a low profile that often – because of its diminutive stature – goes unnoticed until it is called upon to move loads when others fail.

Who is this super-mover?  Well, its actually not a who.  Instead, it is a what.  When you need to move oversized machinery, large inventory, furniture, heavy equipment or just about anything else that presents a challenge, we highly recommend Pacific Load Skates.

These highly popular load movers are popular for a reason (actually, many reasons).  RJ Cox customers love Pacific Load Skates because they are versatile enough to handle just about anything you can throw at them and function well in a variety of work environments.  And because workplace safety is a necessity, you’ll be glad to know that these load skates offer a safe mechanism for transporting heavy loads from one location to another.

Let’s talk physics for a moment.  Yes, we know the very mention probably sends your brain and body into napping mode.  We’ve all done our fair share of sleeping in the physics classroom!  But maybe, while drifting in and out of daydreams, you did happen to catch the fact that friction plays a large part in the movement of objects. When you decrease friction, the ease of movement is increased.

The brilliance of these Pacific Load Skates is that they take advantage of this very physics concept.  These movers use a series of durable rollers to facilitate the moving process by reducing friction between the load you are moving and the surface you are moving it upon.  And remember when you thought you would never use physics once you ventured out into the “real” world?

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 4.11.25 PMThese load skates from RJ Cox come in a variety of sizes to ensure you can safely move loads of all sizes and weights.  For the safety of you and your team and to ensure you can spot them when you need them, Pacific Load Skates come in highly-visible colors.  RJ Cox also offers optional handles and turntables for each size load skate.

All kidding aside, these low profile load movers are an absolute must-have addition when your team members must move heavy objects.  They will improve workplace safety and improve productivity.  Want to learn more?  Contact your friendly RJ Cox representative today.




Pat Yourself on the Back – You’ve Helped RJ Cox Receive a Nomination for a Telstra Business Award!

9765411_mRecently, we gushed with excitement, tooted our own horn, and showed appreciation to all of our wonderful customers over being nominated and making the finals of the Best Small Business Awards at the Business Excellence Forum in Sydney.  Well, excuse us again as we break out the horn for a little more tooting!  Just when our heads started to shrink back to a normal size, RJ Cox learned that we were recently nominated for the Telstra Business Awards.

What are the Telstra Business Awards?  Instead of us trying to explain, why don’t we let the folks over at the awards website do the talking.  “Prestigious and coveted, the Awards program celebrates the country’s entrepreneurs and innovators. It offers a unique chance for small to medium businesses to be recognised for their hard work, commitment and of course, success.”

And we have to admit, the exposure and recognition are great.  However, we also hope to take home one of the top spots and to share part of the $500,000 worth of prizes.  Besides the prizes, this nomination also gives RJ Cox the opportunity to, “join the Telstra Australian Business Awards Network, allowing continued networking in a private and exclusive online environment.”

Here at RJ Cox, we are definitely excited to be a part of this highly-recognized and prestigious awards program.  But this success is also yours – our customers.  Without our great customers, we would never be successful enough to be nominated for any awards.  Serving you is what drives us day in and day out.

So, thank you for allowing us the opportunity to do what we enjoy and for helping RJ Cox continue to be nominated for great awards like this one.  And who knows, if we keep racking up the nominations and bring home a few big, shiny trophies, we might just have to have a big celebration.  We’ll pack the cool bins full of beer, break out the chocolate wheel and have one of our general purpose spill kits on site in case the celebration gets a little out of hand.

PS Clearly that’s not us in the wiggly thumbs up pics, that’s just a good looking bunch of people in a stock image 🙂

Wish us luck with the Telstra Business Awards.  Thank you for your support and help.  Now, let’s sit back, wait and get ready to celebrate!  What are you bringing to the party?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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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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Nothing Beats Our Stainless Steel RuXXac Carts Except…


8985213_mDoes it get any better than the RuXXac Cart Exclusive folding trolley?

These collapsible carts are an IF design award winner and feature high-grade stainless steel.  Ask any of our satisfied customers and they will probably tell you that nothing beats a stainless steel RuXXac Cart.  This top-of-the-line hand truck is loaded with features.

So, how can it get any better?  How about a special promotion for these amazing folding carts?  More on that in a bit.  But first, let’s talk a little bit more about this great product.

This high-grade stainless steel model RuXXac Cart Exclusive hand truck  handles a maximum load capacity of 125kg.  And because the last thing you need when you are carrying a heavy load is to have a trolley that is a burden and adds to your weight load, you’ll love the fact that the RuXXac cart only weighs 6kg.  The designers also added ergonomically-designed handles to help alleviate any discomfort when carrying that load.

Customers also appreciate the convenience of the RuXXac Cart Exclusive hand truck.  We’ve already mentioned the trolley’s light weight  At 55mm thick when folded, these hand trucks are also perfect when you don’t have much storage space in your facility or extra room on your truck.  The RuXXac Cart also fold and unfold simply and quickly with a couple of simple actions.

Screen Shot 2013-02-19 at 2.18.03 PMWhen you use the stainless steel RuXXac Cart, you can rest assured that every load is safe and secure.  These hand carts feature a uniques system with an elastic strap and anchor bar to ensure your load stays put.  Plus, the cart’s puncture-safe tires prove worthy of handling any surface and any obstacle you might encounter when moving your loads.

You won’t have to worry about durability with these hand trucks either.  The manufacturer’s warranty for the RuXXac Cart Exclusive high grade stainless steel model is 5 years.  And if you ever do need any spare parts for your hand cart, RJ Cox has you covered.  We know you’ll absolutely love these RuXXac Cart Exclusive hand trucks.

As we mentioned previously, we just can’t think of anything that could make these folding trolleys any more desirable or any better.  The only thing that could beat these RuXXac collapsible carts is for RJ Cox to beat our regular price.  So because of that, we decided to put an exclusive, special price on these carts.  But hurry, because this promotion – and our product inventory – won’t last.

Order your RuXXac Cart Exclusive hand truck today or contact RJ Cox to learn more about this great product and limited deal.

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