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Planning to Age in Place? Check Your Handrails.

I was reading this article in the New York Times about aging in place: Planning to Age in Place? Find a Contractor Now As our population ages, many are moving into homes that are more accessible with fewer stairs to climb.While you’re at it, don’t overlook your handrails. However, if the choice is to “age in […]

Stair Railing Height

Does My Stair Railing Have to be a Specific Height? Guard and Stair Railing Height are dictated by the building codes. First, determine whether you are dealing with a handrail or a guard. A handrail is in place to provide guidance on a stair. It is required when you have two or mores risers on […]

O Canada

Recently, I spent a week in Toronto doing “Lunch and Learns” at architectural firms. I’ve been doing this for years in the U.S. – primarily on the building codes as they apply to handrail and guards. However, the International Building Codes don’t apply to our northern neighbors which meant I needed to learn about the […]

4 ways handrail could leave you needing a lawyer

Handrail liability will tend to fall on the fabricator/installer. As the railing “expert”, you will be expected to be the one to assure a safe handrail is installed. Here are four ways handrail could leave you needing an attorney. Not having one Handrails provide guidance and support while using ramps and stairs. Not having one […]

Post Caps

Formed Post Caps Wagner has many sizes and type of post caps. Formed caps are stamped from sheet material in our manufacturing facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pressed post caps have radius corners. The are available in aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. Steel post caps may also be supplied galvanized or zinc plated. Review sizes, pricing, […]

Happy Fourth of July

We wish you all a Happy Independence Day. Enjoy the weekend. From Wikipedia: Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 on July 4 by the Continental Congress. It […]

Challenging the Perceptions of Using Tempered-Laminated Glass

Why Leveraging the Stronger and Safer Glass Railing Solution Shouldn’t Stand in your Way – From Design to Installation Using Tempered-Laminated Glass In 2015, the International Building Code (IBC) was updated to reflect new safety standards. One of the principal changes required fully tempered or heat strengthened laminate glass. IBC 2015 is where all architects, […]

The Benefits of Working with a One-Stop-Shop for Metal Manufacturing Services

In today’s market for metal manufacturing services, a single line of purchasing responsibility for fabrication needs – or a one-stop-shop – is ideal for a variety of reasons. But perhaps the biggest of these is that working with a one-stop-shop brings a centralization of processes that would otherwise require a collection of partners – and […]

Tube Bending

Wagner is an expert at tube bending. We can bend most diameters and sizes of tube — in aluminum, steel, stainless steel, brass, and bronze. Wagner has equipment for roll bending, rotary bending, and induction bending. The process will vary depending on your requirements for material and quantities. The details below are common shapes for tube […]

Commercial Bike Racks Earn LEED Points

When designing your next project with LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — in mind, consider adding commercial bike racks as a means of green building and earning LEED points. As part of LEED, the intent is to promote “bicycling and transportation efficiency and reduce vehicle distance traveled. To improve public health by encouraging […]

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