Inventors Corner with Billy Holton – The Top Hat

William “Billy” Holton III, inventor of the Top Hat, has always been an entrepreneur and innovator at heart.  Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, he cites a lifetime of experiences leading to his inventions; working as an electricians’ helper with his father to manufacturing industrial control systems. The idea for the Top Hat came to […]

Protect Your Hearing and Enjoy the Workday with Plugfones!

Hopefully the exclamation point in our title wasn’t necessary for you to hear us, but it makes a nice point. Do you have older relatives you have to shout at because they’ve lost their hearing with age? Surely, you’ve at least noticed how grandparents and older aunts/uncles tend to listen to the television at deafening […]

Find Your Center with the GD Center Finder

Never fear Rack-A-Tiers fans, we aren’t going soft on you. Our latest blog post hasn’t suddenly turned to yoga and tantric exercises. Instead, this week we’re talking about the GD Center Finder, a brilliant tool that enables you to quickly and easily mark panels, junction boxes, and other enclosures correctly. Nothing is more frustrating when […]

Keep the Job Site Safe with Sidewinder and Temporary Cable Guard Systems

As we often do, Rack-A-Tiers takes time to point out some of our safety products we offer. While we’re proud of the innovative tools and products we offer tradespeople across North America, we’re concerned about your safety on the job site just as much as you are. The trades keep the economy humming, and workers […]

Introducing the Plugfones from Rack-A-Tiers

Finally, innovative hearing protection that combines comfortable noise reducing earplugs, with high-quality audio speakers. That’s right, the Plugfones are earplugs and headphones all in one, so you can work hard, and rock hard at the same time! These unique earplug tips surpass the quality of traditional earplugs, as they fit securely in your ear without […]

Support Your Back and Keep Tools in Reach with the Electrician Bag/Belt Combo

If there’s anything more important to an electrician than their tools, it’s the bag and/or belt they carry equipment around with. Each new job requires a different array of tools to effectively complete the work. Rather than having to choose between carrying around a single bag on your waist or a full-on belt, get the […]

Shed Light in the Dark with the Bat, Owl Eye, or Fire Fly

While you can expect to conduct most of your daily work during daylight hours, not all jobsites have natural light or electrical hookups right away. Many contractors turn to gas or diesel-powered generators for light in dark spaces, but independent tradespeople don’t have such deep pockets. If you’re running pipes, conduit, or electrical wiring at […]