Groves, Inc./Ready Rack

Woodstock, IL 60098


About Groves, Inc./Ready Rack

Ready Rack™ has pioneered the manufacturing and distribution of industry-leading PPE storage solutions for municipal, volunteer and industrial fire departments throughout the world.


818 Trakk Ln.
Woodstock, IL 60098
United States of America

More Info on Groves, Inc./Ready Rack

Ready Rack developed the original open-air racking system designed to store garments and light equipment and today offers an extensive portfolio of patented products. A few years ago, the company launched its Health and Wellness line of equipment and products focusing on decontamination. In addition to selling a variety of extractors and cabinet dryers, Ready Rack recently introduced its proprietary line of Decon Ready™ decontamination products. As the US distributor for Pacific Helmets, Ready Rack has recently expanded its lineup to include Wildland and Technical Rescue helmets to augment the traditional line of protective helmets.

Many Ready Rack distributors are firefighters who often work as expert sales consultants for our line of storage solutions, health and wellness products, Decon Ready™ decontamination solutions and Pacific Helmets. Our business plan allows these heroes to earn extra income for their families while providing our customers with real hands-on product knowledge.

Located in Woodstock, Illinois, Ready Rack has been designing, engineering and assembling fire service products for over forty years. We are committed to the highest manufacturing and quality standards both in-house and through our team of fully vetted manufacturers and suppliers, all to better meet our customer’s changing needs.

Products and Press Releases

Ready Rack by Groves
Cleaning & Laundry

Ready Rack by Groves Helps Celebrate Longtime CT Fire Chief

May 17, 2024
The company presented Hamden Fire Department Chief Shelly Carter with special gifts during a ceremony on Good Morning America.
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Racks & Lockers

Ready Rack Names Kris Thune President

Dec. 19, 2022
The former vice president of operations returns to the company where she had served for more than 30 years.
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The R6 Challenger

Product of the Day: Lightweight and Compact Tech Rescue Helmet

Oct. 4, 2022
The R6 Challenger with DuPont™ Kevlar®/fiberglass reinforced composite shell combines outstanding impact and puncture resistance with superior thermal protection.
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Ready Rack to Introduce New Pacific Helmets

April 26, 2022
Company will be introducing new helmet models from Pacific Helmets made for structural, wildland, to rescue firefighting to the product line for distribution.
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Cancer Prevention

Ready Rack Launches Ready Decon Full-Spectrum Decontamination Line

April 20, 2022
The line includes a detergent, PPE & surface cleaner, as well as a skin wash.
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Product of the Day: CitroSqueeze PPE and Turnout Gear Cleaner

Dec. 8, 2021
CitroSqueeze has been the leader and #1 choice for cleaning firefighters’ PPE for more than 20 years.
Cleaning & Laundry

Product of the Day: Hard-Mounted Extractor 55

Sept. 16, 2021
The Groves Hard-Mounted Extractor 55 (EWHM55) offers a high-capacity front-loading 55 lb. drum that can wash up to 10 pieces of turnout gear.
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Cleaning & Laundry

Product of the Day: Extractor 22

Aug. 5, 2020
The Extractor 22 (EW22) is designed to follow current NFPA-1851 guidelines with a soft-mount design and standard water hookups.
Cleaning & Laundry

Ready Rack Offering Big Savings on Extractor Bundle

April 30, 2020
Ready Rack has created a new extractor bundle featuring its latest offerings at a discounted price, making it easier than ever to obtain these high-quality products.
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Groves/Ready Rack Bringing New Zealand-Made Helmets to US

Feb. 12, 2020
Groves/Ready Rack has teamed with New Zealand company Pacific Helmets to bring a superior line of structural firefighting helmets to the U.S. market.

Articles & News

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Building Components

Station Design Supplement: Fire Station Showcase

Aug. 1, 2014
Manns Woodward Studios Inc.Maryland based architectural design firm Manns Woodward Studios Inc. offers expertise in fire station design and is dedicated to providing exceptional...
STREAMLIGHT INC. has introduced the E-Flood LiteBox HL rechargeable flood light.
Scene Lighting

New Products 8/13

Aug. 1, 2013
Rechargeable Flood LightSTREAMLIGHT INC. has introduced the E-Flood LiteBox HL, a rechargeable flood light that delivers maximum illumination at 3,600 lumens. The portable lantern...
The AirVac system is completely automatic with no hoses to attach to apparatus.

Station Design Supplement: Part 2 - Outfitting Your Fire Station

Aug. 1, 2013
When the bricks-and-mortar phase of building a fire station has been completed, many items still must go into it. Beds, recliners, garage doors, engine exhaust systems, alert ...

Videos & Resources

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Valor Awards

2021 Valor & Community Service Awards

Sept. 12, 2022
Firehouse is pleased to announce the honorees in the 2021 Firehouse Magazine Valor Awards.
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Fire Service Industry Partner Content

Quick Chat: Groves/Ready Rack Fire Station PPE and Equipment Storage

Sept. 1, 2020
Firehouse’s Janet Wilmoth talks with Brent Hostler, Groves Inc./Ready Rack, about firefighter PPE and equipment storage at fire stations.
RollNRack showcased the Efficiency Package for hose racking. It includes one Power Roller, one GO-Pack, one Extra Coupling Jaw set and one extra battery pack and charger.

2015 Fire & Rescue Product Innovations Unveiled

April 24, 2015
Dozens of new tools, equipment and technologies for fire and rescue personnel were introduced last week.
Elkhart Brass introduced a new monitor capable of flowing up to 1,500 gpm with reduced friction loss compared to similar products, according to the maker. Called the Cobra EXM, the new monitor has a stow height of 16 inches and features electronic controls. Photo by Ed Ballam

2013 Fire Service Product Innovations

May 1, 2013
New and innovative products found by Firehouse editors at FDIC.
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Toyne – Ladder space is abundant on Toyne’s latest “quad” on the show floor ready for delivery to LaFayette Township (Ind.) Fire Department.

2012 Product Innovations

April 20, 2012
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Cleaning & Laundry

Groves/Ready Rack Expands PPE Drying Products Line

Dec. 3, 2019
Groves/Ready Rack has announced changes to its PPE drying products line with the FH2G and FH6G drying cabinets.
Safety & Health

Ready Rack/Groves, Solutions Safety Products Announce Partnership

Nov. 21, 2019
Ready Rack/Groves and Solutions Safety Products & Services have announced a distribution agreement for products addressing occupational illness and disease.
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Cleaning & Laundry

Groves/Ready Rack Unveils Heavy Duty Extractor

Nov. 19, 2019
The Extractor 30 follows current NFPA-1851 guidelines, and its front load capability and 30 pound drum make it a great option for washing three to four sets of turnout gear.
Cleaning & Laundry

Groves/Ready Rack Unveils New Washer-Extractor

Nov. 15, 2019
Groves/Ready Rack has released the new Extractor 22, a great tool to help departments of various sizes clean and care for PPE.
Racks & Lockers

Groves Announces New VP of Sales & Marketing

Oct. 30, 2019
Groves Inc. is proud to announce and welcome Tom Martin as the company’s VP of Sales & Marketing effective Nov. 1.
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Incident Rehab

Ready Rack Announces Partnership with Responder Wipes

Sept. 12, 2019
The decontamination wipes add to the company's cancer reduction product line-up.
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Racks & Lockers

Product of the Day: Ready Rack by Groves Incorporated -- Wall Mounted Red Rack

Aug. 15, 2019
The Wall Mounted Red Rack by Groves Incorporated is a robust locker system that is time tested and designed to withstand the beatings given to storage systems in the fire and ...
Racks & Lockers

Product of the Day: ReadyRack -- Wall-Mount Red Rack

Aug. 29, 2018
Red Rack’s structurally superior design does not require a rear grid.
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Ready Rack donated a Wall Mounted Red Rack™ storage racks system to help the Oceanside Fire Department rebuild after Super Storm Sandy.
Racks & Lockers

Ready Rack Donates PPE Storage System to Fire Department Ravaged by Super Storm Sandy

Nov. 9, 2017
Ready Rack donated Wall Mounted Red Rack storage racks to Oceanside South Side Hose Company #2 after their station was destroyed by Super Storm Sandy.