2021 1st Quarter Newsletter

2021 1st Quarter Newsletter

Company News

PAC continues to lead during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Following NYS & CDC guidelines, PAC maintains a 100% on-site workforce. Throughout the pandemic, PAC never stopped
critical functions. Our hearts go out to those affected by this illness or the lockdowns.

We know our customers require urgency – an apparatus out of service risks lives! That is why we recognize the entire talented
staff of PAC! Rest assured, our raw material supply is strong; thanks to our dedicated purchasing and quality team, along with US-based manufacturing.

Our industry-leading shipping speed continues set PAC apart from the competition. While outside of our control, Freight carriers have experienced several pandemic related issues. Therefore, we must accommodate more transit time for large, palletized orders. Please be mindful of this when ordering.

One final note – At this time, the PAC headquarters is continuing a policy of NO VISITORS. Send all purchase orders to
[email protected] Our customer service staff IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE by phone or email. Stay healthy and God Bless!

Thank you for your support of PAC products!
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Congratulations to Diane Lehnis on her retirement from PAC on November 1, 2020 and Dean Mayhew on his retirement on
December 31, 2020. Diane was with us for 23 years and Dean was with us for almost 11 years. They will both be missed and
we wish them well.

Congratulations to Tammy Trzepacz on her promotion to Office Manager. She is responsible for International Sales and over
seeing the office operations.

Product Updates

NEW / IMPROVED Slide Outs
   See back for more details!

NEW – Mini Hook (P/N 1110) Sold in pairs!
   Perfect for hanging small bags and accessories.
NEW – Black PAC Strut
NEW – Shelf Mount (P/N PSM)
   Provides a rest for mounting heavy rescue tool
   pockets and other support and locating brackets.

Contact us for Data Sheets on all of our products!

 

Dealer News

• 2021 Catalogs available now!
  Demo Tool Board catalogs available too!

PAC’s Media Kit is available with up-to-date
  images, data sheets and information for all of our
  products.

Welcome To Our Newest Dealers!
  Fire: Advanced Fleet Service, AEST Safety,
  EJ Boughton, Ewers Technologhy D/B/A Fire
  Programs, Fire Equipment Service, Genuine
  Parts Company Stire, Hofer Fire Stuff LLC,
  TS Rescue; Military: Jokell-Reinstating
  Dealership; Towing: West Coast Frame &
  Collision Repair; Utility: Aztec Machine &
  Repair, Inc., Klein Equipment Services,
  Kuhlman Lake Service & Welding Inc.,
  Levan Machine & Truck Repair, Mounts.com,
  Ninja Graphics

Please specify the desired strap color on your
  PO or note strap color in the comments section!

Vertical Slide-Out Toolboard Upgrade – Technical Bulletin

Vertical Slide-Out Toolboard Upgrade – Technical Bulletin

Vertical Slide-Out Toolboard Upgrade

Handlelok (P/N 1004)

As of November, 2020, our Vertical Slide-Out Toolboards will be getting an innovative heavy-duty upgrade.

P.A.C. has developed a new standard for heavy-duty slide-out toolboards. Our new tandem slide system delivers heavy-duty
performance and low cost without sacrificing quality. 

We doubled-up the slides at the base in a unique weight-distributing design that gives powerful stability and control for heavy loads. 

Form:
The new slide base is made from heavy-duty aluminum.

Fit:
While all other dimensions will remain the same, the base footprint will be 1-1/4” wider, increasing from 3-5/8” to 4-7/8” wide.

Vertical Slide-Out Toolboard Upgrade

Function:
The new design will perform the same functions, but with improved capacity, tracking and stability.

Note: The original version will continue to be available for the next year as we make a full transition. For details, visit us online or contact a P.A.C. Representative.

Technical Bulletin Product Update

Technical Bulletin Product Update

**Product Update**

We have improved our popular Hookmount bracket (P/N 1029). The older version (shown above) will no longer be available as of June, 2020. The new, revised model will come with four (4) equidistant mounting holes, rather than three (3), giving it four-direction mounting versatility.

Form
The new bracket’s chemical and physical properties are identical (same material).

Fit
• The new inside geometry of the “hook” portion is identical – and the lower section “bend” of the new Hookmount flares toward the base an extra 3/16” for added strength and stability.

• The four mounting holes are equidistant at 1-7/8” for easy, versatile mounting on all PAC toolboard extrusions.

Function
The bracket is designed to perform the same functions – but, with improved mounting versatility via. additional mounting holes.

Hookmount Bracket
Hookmount Bracket

What is Improved
• The mounting height dimension will change from 3-1/2″ tall to 2-5/8″.
• The mounting width dimension will change from 2″ wide to 2-5/8″.
• There will be a total of four (4) mounting holes.
• The base mounting holes can accommodate #10-24 as well as 1/4″ dia. screws.

 

If you have any questions about this revision, please give us a call.

 

 

Technical Bulletin Super Adjustamount Series

Technical Bulletin Super Adjustamount Series

As of April, 2020, all Super Adjustamount series brackets will be offered with SHORT,
STANDARD or LONG sections of anodized aluminum struts – and the struts will be available in
two different profile heights:

 

Standard Strut height

standard Stut Height Measurements

HD Strut height

HD strut Height

HD is often used for spacing larger headed tools further from the toolboard

NEW

SHORT Adjustamount 

Short Super Adjustamount 4.38 Max x 8.25

This new size bridges the gap between a Jumbo Lok and the STANDARD Adjustamount, with a grip up to 4-3/8”

K5050S – Standard Strut
K5050HDS – HD Strut

NEW

STANDARD Super Adjustamount

 

Standard Super Adjustamount  8.5 Max x 12.25

Previously known as the K5060 Extended Super Adjustamount, this kit provides a grip width up to 20-3/8”.

K5050 – Standard Strut
K5050HD – HD Strut

NEW

LONG Adjustamount

 

Long Super Adjustamount 20.38 MAX x  24.25

This original kit provides a grip width up to 8-1/2”.

K5050L – Standard Strut
K5050HDL – HD Strut

For all of these kits, straps are available in Black, Yellow and Orange

Strap Colors Black Yellow Orange

For details, visit us online or contact a PAC Representative.

Technical Bulletin Adjustamount Series Upgrade

Technical Bulletin Adjustamount Series Upgrade

As of May, 2020, all Adjustamount series brackets will ship with upgraded clamping modules:

• The clamp end base module has been reworked to allow a more gradual approach to higher
profile objects.
• The bolt-on clamp top has been reworked to provide a convenient port for the strap slack to
slip through, while maintaining the effective clamping surface.

K5006 Adjustamount All Variants. Original Vs. New

Also, beginning in May, 2020, Adjustamounts will be offered with Short, Standard or Long sections of anodized aluminum struts – and the struts will be available in two different profile heights:

 

• The clamp end base module has been reworked to allow a more gradual approach to higher
profile objects.
• The bolt-on clamp top has been reworked to provide a convenient port for the strap slack to
slip through, while maintaining the effective clamping surface.

Standard .89 HD 1.63

NEW

SHORT Adjustamount 

SHORT Adjustmount Measurements 2.88 Max 6.25

This new size bridges the gap between a 1004
Handlelok and the 1070 Jumbo Lok, with a grip
range up to 2-7/8”.

K5006S – Standard Strut
K5006HDS – HD Strut

NEW

STANDARD Adjustamount

 

standard Adjustmount Measurements 9.0 Max 12.25

This original kit provides a grip width up to 9”

K5006 – Standard Strut
K5006HD – HD Strut

NEW

LONG Adjustamount

 

Long Adjustmount Measurements 21.00 Max 24.25

Previously known as the K5008 Extended Adjustamount, this kit provides a grip width up to 21”.

K5006L – Standard Strut
K5006HDL – HD Strut

For all of these kits, straps are available in Black, Yellow and Orange

Strap Colors Black Yellow Orange

For details, visit us online or contact a PAC Representative.

Message to our Dealers and Distributors

Update 6/5/2020

Regarding Coronavirus and the impact to PAC:

To All PAC Dealers, Distributors and Customers ‐

In New York State, coronavirus cases are easing. Likewise, governments are relaxing travel and business restrictions, too. We hope for a return to normal life in 2021. For manufacturers, however, there are indications of difficult times ahead. 

The most notable issue at hand is the labor market. Even as illnesses drop and vaccinations surge, our domestic suppliers are beginning to see labor shortages. This is not only affecting our suppliers. This is also affecting all industries across the nation. Juxtaposed to a sharp rebound in retail and manufacturing, the nation’s ports are backing up with goods and materials. This situation means we can expect raw materials with longer times. We have already adjusted our expectations with our suppliers. PAC continues to monitor lead times & quality of our raw materials. 

Another issue that will affect all industries in the near term is cost. Rising prices are expected as manufacturers face elevated costs such as: employee retention; hiring for a rebounding economy; rising raw material costs; rising energy costs; higher proposed taxes on corporations and business owners, and more. 

In summary, currently there are no material impacts. Our suppliers are communicating labor shortages and higher prices on commodities, resins and packing material. The positive news, however, is that PAC  will not be raising prices for the remainder of 2021!

Thank you for your support of PAC products! We continue to support first responders and our partners. We will come out of this stronger than before!

Greg Young
VP, Performance Advantage Co.

Technical Bulletin 1907 Handlelok 1004

Technical Bulletin 1907 Handlelok 1004

Product Update

Handlelok (P/N 1004)

We have some good news! Our popular Handlelok (P/N 1004), is being improved as of June, 2018. The new, revised model looks nearly identical, however, it comes with a round and slotted mounting hole, rather than two (2) round mounting holes, giving it the ability to be mounted on multiple media and multiple orientations.

Form
The new bracket’s chemical and physical properties are identical.

Fit
The common-sized grip range remains identical (1/8”-1.75” dia.).
The minimum distance between holes (1.875”) remains identical.

Function
The weight/ load rating is identical (10# load at 9g force).
The bracket is designed to perform the same functions – but, with improved mounting versatility
via. a slotted mounting hole.

1st Quarter 2018 January – March

1st Quarter 2018 January – March

Company News

  • PAC will be at the NAFECO Dealer Meeting – Alabama (January 11 & 12) 
    FDSOA Symposium – Scottsdale, AZ (January 15-19)
    Winter Utah Fire Chiefs – St. George, UT (January 17-19)
    Fire Rescue East – Daytona Beach, FL (January 17-21)
    FAMA Spring Meeting – Coronado Island, CA (February 20-24)
    Pierce Dealer Meeting – Appleton, WI (January 25)
    Wildland Urban Interface Conference – Reno, NV (February 27 & 28)
    SWEVT Conference – Fort Worth, TX (March 19-23)
  • Starting in 2018, Tammy Trzepacz will join the Customer Service team in addition to her lead position in Order Processing.
  • On October 17, 2017 Performance Advantage Company was proud to host Vice President Mike Pence for a round table discussion on tax reform. PAC founder Dick Young and President Jim Everett had the honor of sitting at the round table with other local business owners to discuss the proposed tax reform. After the round table concluded, Vice President Pence toured the Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting, before heading back to the White House.

President Mike Pence Visits PAC

Product Updates

  • PAC 1003 Toolok has been discontinued. See “New Products” for our NEW Toolok-HD.

  • The Ironslok-HD (P/N K5003-HD) holds large axes, including the Pig AXe and fire MAUL!

 

Price Changes

  • PAC is proud to have been able to hold prices for six years while still offering a full warranty. Prices as of March 2017
    are still in effect with no forseen increases. Contact PAC for the latest price list containing our newest products.
  • Get 15% off PAC 1080 Soft Mount and K5080 Soft Mount Kit.
  • Get 10% off PAC 1010 8lb Sledge Hanger Pocket and K5010 8lb Sledge Hanger Pocket Kit.

Dealer News

  • New – Media Kit available! Request our media kit to develop your own catalogs, literature, displays, and other marketing materials. Our media kit contains up-to-date images, data sheets and information for all of our products.
  • Tool Boards are now being sold as kits. Ask about our Tool Board Guide!
  • Demo Tool Boards and samples are available. Display on your office wall or take to a customer site. Contact PAC for our Demo Equipment Catalog.
  • Our new Product Guide is available for Dealers and trade show giveaways. Return your completed Dealer Update Form if you have not done so.

Tool board shown in demo-TB3 Call for info/Pricing

Technical Bulletin 1907 Hooklok 1001

Technical Bulletin 1907 Hooklok 1001

Product Update

Hooklok (P/N 1001)

Hooklok (P/N 1001)

We have some good news! Our popular Hooklok (P/N 1001), is being improved. The older
version (shown above) will no longer be available as of August, 2019. The new, revised
model comes with four (4) mounting holes, rather than two (2), giving it the same mounting
versatility as our Flexmount-HD and Stow ‘N’ Lok brackets.

Form

  • The new bracket’s chemical and physical properties are identical

Fit

  • The common-sized grip range remains identical (1”-1.25” dia.)
    The distance between the mounting holes is identical

Function

  • The bracket is designed to perform the same functions – but, with improved mounting versatility
    via. additional mounting holes.

What is Improved

● The footprint of the bracket will be 3⁄4” wider in one direction
(now, 2-3⁄4” square).
● There will be a total of four (4) mounting holes.
● The base mounting holes can accommodate #10-24 as well as
1/4” dia. screws.

Technical Bulletin (P/N 1003 / 1003HD)

Technical Bulletin (P/N 1003 / 1003HD)

Product Update

Toolok (P/N 1003)

Toolok (P/N 1003-HD)

We have some important news! As of April, 2016, our popular Toolok (P/N 1003), is being discontinued – and replaced with a new and improved Toolok-HD (P/N 1003-HD). While the incremental locking profile remains identical, the mounting base is wider and more
stable – with the mounting holes to the outside rather than in-line. In addition, the handle is redesigned for easier grip and is integral with the lower tool mounting surface providing a more positive grip.

Form

  • The new bracket’s chemical and physical properties are identical. Straps are available in Black, Yellow and Orange

Fit

  • The common-sized grip range remains identical (1/8”-1-1/2” dia.). The distance between mounting holes has been reduced from 2-7/8” to 1-7/8”.

Function

  • The bracket is designed to perform the same functions – but, with improved stability and grip.

If you have any questions about this revision, please give us a call.