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ClosetMaid® Launches ExpressShelf™ Finished Shelf and Rod System

Fast and Affordable Alternative to Traditional Plank and Pole Products Now Available

Publish Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ocala, Fla. — January 25, 2016 — ClosetMaid® announces the launch of ExpressShelf™, a new, patent-pending pre-finished solid shelf and rod system that provides a faster and more affordable alternative to traditional built-in-place painted-MDF/particle board plank and pole systems.

ExpressShelf installs quickly and easily with basic tools or drill templates and eliminates the need for ladders, caulking, and painting. It can be pre-fabricated off-site and installed at a rate of 1 minute per lineal foot  – less than half the time of traditional plank and pole closet build-outs, more than doubling productivity for installers.

Available in a basic laminate or melamine option, ExpressShelf™ is ideal for reach-in, walk-in, coat closets, laundry rooms, linen closets and pantries. The system utilizes ClosetMaid’s MasterSuite™ top shelves and closet rods to provide additional colors or upgrade options. The system can be directly installed to studs or drywall mounted using easy anchors without requiring cleats. These features, combined with easy-to-install hardware, allow for consistent fit, design, and space optimization with the ability to add on in the future.

ExpressShelf can be installed after-paint by either trim carpenters or after-paint specialty contractors, with little to no maintenance once installed. It does not require re-caulking or re-painting – increasing end-user satisfaction. Additionally, ExpressShelf carries ClosetMaid’s free replacement warranty.

“The introduction of ExpressShelf is a testament to our commitment to innovation and to our customers – making their jobs easier, more efficient, and more profitable,” says Lou Cuomo, VP of Sales for ClosetMaid’s Building Division. “This product is a game-changer in the production home closet storage category, and we are thrilled to announce that it is officially available in the marketplace.”

ExpressShelf by ClosetMaid is available exclusively through the network of authorized ClosetMaid dealers. For more information, including product photography and videos, technical details, and installation instructions, visit:   

About ClosetMaid and Emerson

ClosetMaid®, industry leader in home organization and storage systems since 1965, is a business of Emerson. For more information, visit

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2016 were $20.2 billion.  For more information, visit

Founded in 1965 in Delray Beach, Florida, we were the first to manufacture ventilated wire shelving for closets in new home construction. We grew quickly, and in 1970 moved to our current headquarters in Ocala, Florida. Today we are the worldwide leader in home storage and organization, offering innovative wire and laminate/wood storage systems for use in bedrooms, kitchens, family rooms, laundry rooms, home offices and garages – wherever people need to store and organize their things. We are a division of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR). Our products are available at home improvement stores, mass merchants, online, and from ClosetMaid Authorized Dealers near you.