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Welcome to Summer

Welcome to the first day of summer! In the southern states, the thought is that summer is interminably long. Up here in the north, we see it as way too short. Enjoy the extra sunlight today as from now until next the first day of Winter, the days will be getting shorter. Enjoy it while […]

Tube And Pipe Connectors For Railing Assembly And Fabrication

Wagner has a varied line of tube and pipe connectors. Most notable are two Wagner originals — Splice-Lock™ mechanical tube and pipe connectors, and Wedge-Lock™ welded tube and pipe connectors. Splice-Lock Tube and Pipe Connectors For Mechanical Splice Connections Available in steel, aluminum alloy 3003 and stainless steel Type 304. Splice-Locks are designed for the […]

Happy Flag Day

You’re a grand old flag You’re a high flying flag And forever in peace may you wave You’re the emblem of The land I love The home of the free and the brave Every heart beats true ‘Neath the red white and blue Where there’s never a boast or brag Should old acquaintance be forgot […]

What Code Standards to Work to When Installing Glass Railing Systems

Q: With complexities and variance in code adaption that effect glass and glass railing systems state-to-state and locally, how can installers more easily determine what code standards to work to when installing glass railing systems? As railing systems are often installed at project-end, time is rarely on the side of the glaziers or fabricators doing […]

Metal Disks and Plates

Wagner has a large selection of stock round disks, and square and rectangular plates which may be shipped the same day. Disks and plates are stocked with a mill finish. They can be supplied in special finishes, custom sizes, or custom hole configurations. Go to our e-commerce site to view stock options in aluminum, brass, […]

Swaged Versus Swageless Cable Rail Fittings

With cable railing, there are options available when preparing your design. Swaging is the term used for attaching fittings to the cable. Swaging is the term used for attaching fittings to the cable. Here’s a video to give you an idea of the swaging process.   Advantages of Swaged Cable Rail Fittings If fittings are […]

Cleaning Aluminum

While aluminum is a low maintenance material, don’t make the mistake of thinking of it as a “no maintenance” material. Cleaning aluminum is a key step in assuring that your architectural aluminum will last for many years. First thing to understand when cleaning aluminum is the finish. There are three types of finish that you […]


If you’ve followed my posts, you know that I have the tendency to view the world around me in terms of railings. This extends to traveling with my wife and what I see on television. Here’s an example, I have been watching the show “Bosch” on Amazon Prime. Its third season was just released. I’ve […]

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