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WernerCo Introduces DataVault, The First Fully Protected Digital Plan Station

KNAACK® DataVault is designed to protect your digital assets; Connects BIM Software to the jobsite for increased connectivity and productivity

Greenville, PA – November 11, 2013 – WernerCo introduced today the industry’s first jobsite storage box custom designed to protect digital assets. For more than 50 years, Knaack has secured professional’s assets on the jobsite and now DataVault connects jobsite professionals to technology with the first fully protected digital plan storage station for onsite job management. The KNAACK DataVault solution allows easy integration with Building Information Modeling (BIM), a proven and growing construction project management system designed to create efficient jobsite communication of project updates and changes.

“With feedback from our end-users, we continue to think ‘outside of the box’ by providing innovations that take jobsite productivity and security to the next level,” said Mike Bykowski, Senior Product Manager. “DataVault is designed for construction professionals’ needs and provides a smart, real-time solution for jobsites that value connectivity and digital asset management. We know that providing and protecting jobsite technology ensures a strong return on investment.”

Meeting User Needs for Connectivity, Productivity, Mobility and Security

The KNAACK DataVault is a complete storage solution that hosts the hardware and software all in one place, conveniently on the jobsite, providing easy accessibility and greater productivity. It is custom designed for onsite BIM, or current in-use company technology, and includes a 40" monitor, a color-laser printer, retractable keyboard, whiteboards, an array of sliding shelves, a USB switch and hub, a wireless router port, computer tower ports, on-board emergency power and additional technology components necessary to run any project. DataVault enables secure connectivity for all stakeholders, empowering productivity and maximizing ROI of technology investments as it protects against theft, shortens time and distance to a digital hub and withstands jobsite conditions. Additional product highlights include:

  • Real-Time Connectivity: With DataVault, professionals can be connected to construction project management technology like never before.
  • Increased Productivity: Professionals now have the ability to update and view real-time plans without extended downtime, by accessing blueprints right on the jobsite instead of in a remote trailer.
  • Jobsite Mobility: With DataVault, professional contractors and tradesmen can reach any job on the construction site during any stage of the construction. The product fits through a standard 36" wide door frame and the product ships with wheel casters and four crane lift points to help place in position. In addition, standard forklift guides are included.
  • Trusted Security: Knaack quality steel boxes bring over 50 years of design knowledge in jobsite security to DataVault to protect against theft and resist jobsite conditions. The product utilizes patented dual Watchman IV independent locking design to secure tools and is built tough with 16 gauge steel for long lasting protection.

The new KNAACK DataVault is available through professional distributors and retailers and the DataVault’s technology interior arrives on the job ready for use. It is supported with a manufacturer certified nationwide support network capable of bringing agile solutions to professionals. Visit for more information.

Knaack LLC manufactures and markets a complete line of WEATHER GUARD® truck and van equipment, including drawer units, shelving and cabinets, and racks for full size and compact pickups, vans and utility vehicles, as well as KNAACK® jobsite storage equipment, including storage chests, work stations, rolling work benches and hand tool boxes. For more information, visit and

Werner Co. is a world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of ladders, climbing equipment, ladder accessories and fall protection products under Werner, Green Bull, Keller and other licensed brands. Werner is North America’s #1 brand in ladders and has built a reputation of excellence in safety for professionals and consumers. Backed by over 60 years of product innovation, Werner ladders are recognized for their durability and quality. All Werner ladders meet or exceed applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) codes and standards for strength and structural integrity. Werner is headquartered in Greenville, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit

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