Great Spaces For Great Cars: Auto Show Season Is The Time To Evaluate New Cars And Garage Upgrades

Gladiator GarageWorks, Garage Store Showcase Ultimate Garage Space at the Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO, IL – February 13, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – As the auto show season is underway, the world’s top auto manufacturers are showcasing the latest products for consumers to consider, but what about great places to store those new vehicles? At the nation’s largest and longest running auto show — the Chicago Auto Show — Gladiator® GarageWorks products will be showcased at the Garage Store booth near the Tailgate Cafe at McCormick Place.

Among all of the great automotive options visitors can check out at the show, they can also see how those cars could live in an ultimate garage. Gladiator® GarageWorks, a brand of Whirlpool Corporation in Benton Harbor, Mich., will display its 2015 lineup of products that are geared to fit every lifestyle, including outdoor, automotive and sports enthusiasts.

“So many people work hard to have nice cars, sporting equipment, tools and lawn equipment, but then do not take that same pride in how they store those items in their garage,” said Jim Melchert, owner of Garage Store. “There are people and products that can help keep the garage in order so people can better pursue their passions like sports, auto work, woodworking, gardening and other hobbies. How many people do you know who have two- or three-car garages that can barely fit one car into them?”

People take great pride in their cars and should also take pride in how their garage looks. In fact, according to a survey conducted on behalf of Gladiator® GarageWorks of real-estate brokers and agents, most (88%) agree that a well-organized garage shows pride in a home.

Among the Gladiator® GarageWorks products on display include:

  • PrimeTime™ Lockers
    For young athletes always lugging around their sports equipment and for adults as the ultimate garage or man cave accessory, Gladiator® GarageWorks is showcasing PrimeTime Lockers. Now they can organize their gear and show support for their home team, available in more than 15 collegiate-licensed schools, including Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Michigan State and others. Ideal for the garage, basement or home gym, these durable lockers provide the same type of organization space as today’s top college student-athletes.
  • Chillerator® Refrigerator
    The Gladiator® Garageworks Chillerator® Refrigerator is built to store food and beverages effectively and efficiently in the extreme heat and cold of most harsh garage environments. Multiple heaters help maintain temperature and a double-pass heat loop manages condensation so the refrigerator runs at peak performance in extreme temperatures. Its energy-efficient design uses less energy than the 40-watt light bulb used to light up the garage. The stainless steel finish gives the Chillerator® Refrigerator a sleek, bold look that is durable enough for the garage.
  • All-Season GearCloset™ Storage
    With this 24-inch deep storage cabinet, seasonal clothes and equipment can be organized to help maximize needed space in other areas of your home or garage. This storage cabinet has an adjustable rod that supports up to 90 pounds — making it ideal for bulky ski jackets, hunting gear, fishing equipment, motorcycle gear and more.
  • Gladiator® Golf Caddy
    For anyone heading to the Auto Show looking for a “caddy”, Gladiator brand has one! Golf bag storage is made easy with the Gladiator® Golf Caddy. This caddy has room for two oversized golf bags, plus extra storage for golf balls. A lower shelf allows storage of golf shoes with the rest of the golf items.

About Gladiator GarageWorks

Gladiator® GarageWorks by Whirlpool brand is a leader in garage organization and storage systems, delivering innovative solutions that allow homeowners to reclaim space in ways that suit their needs, lifestyles and design aesthetic. Gladiator brand offers pre-assembled and ready-to-assemble lines of modular workbenches, cabinets, wall systems, shelving, tool storage, appliances and flooring. Gladiator brand products are sold through local garage dealers, retailers and at