Aluminum Toolboxes feature T-handle latch.

Press Release Summary:

Available on all under body style toolboxes, chrome finish T-latch is built with closing draw-down utilizing compression roller cam for tight weather-resistant seal. It has large-grip ergonomic handle and is blind-mounted to toolbox, so no fasteners are visible. Latch comes with car-grade double-sided key for locking protection, and also includes pad locking capability for added security. Toolboxes are made from fully welded, 3/16 in. aluminum.

Original Press Release:

East® Offers New Advanced Design T-Latch on Toolboxes

RANDOLPH, Ohio (02-03-06) -- East Manufacturing now offers a new advanced-design T handle latch on select aluminum toolboxes. The new T-latch blends a sleek chrome finish appearance with several beneficial functional features.

It is built with a closing draw-down utilizing a compression roller cam for a tight weather-resistant seal. The latch has a large-grip ergonomic handle that's easy to use, even with a gloved hand. The T-latch is blind-mounted to the toolbox, so no fasteners are visible. It comes with a car-grade double-sided key for locking protection, and also includes pad locking capability for added security.

The new T-latch is available on all East under body style toolboxes, including the Step-N-Store series models. East toolboxes are the only truly "heavy-duty" aluminum toolboxes on the market with 3/16" aluminum that are fully (not stitch) welded for extra strength and durability.

Headquartered in Randolph, Ohio, East Manufacturing Corporation offers a full line of aluminum dump, platform and refuse trailers, straight trucks with dump bodies, and heavy duty trucking accessories. Ranked in the top 20 trailer manufacturers in the U.S., East has a network of over 50 trailer distributors and 400 accessories dealers nationwide. Call 800-362-0851 for the East accessories dealer nearest you.

Note: All inquiries generated by reader service numbers should be mailed or e-mailed to Eric Fink, East Manufacturing, 1871 St. Rt. 44, P.O. Box 277, Randolph, OH 44265, or

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