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Convenience You’re busy. During the day, you’re preparing quotes, visiting customers and installing products. With, you can enter your orders and get pricing 24/7. Better Pricing If you use and subscribe to our updates, you will be the first to know when web specials are planned which provide you better pricing. Also, look […]

Clarifying Handrail Bracket Clearance

Required clearance between a handrail and other building elements continues to confound and confuse. Here’s a quick review of where present codes now stand. The 1992 Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) stated that there was to be an absolute dimension of 1-1/2″ between a handrail and a wall. This was actually a “grab […]

How Do You Avoid a Railing “Fail”?

There are many ways to “fail” when specifying a railing. Choosing the wrong parts for your application is key among them. The Wagner Companies has the expertise and product availability to meet your requirements for the design and installation of a handrail or guard that meets the building codes. Wagner has a range of products […]

Wagner Recognized as Eco-Friendly Manufacturer

Thanks to for including us in their list of 10 Eco-Friendly Manufacturers. THE WAGNER COMPANIES Started as a blacksmith shop in 1850, this family-owned business in Milwaukee manufactures metal products, including those used for handrails. Over the past decade, Wagner, led by CEO Bob Wagner, has been actively been implementing green business practices in its manufacturing […]

Be a Yardstick of Quality

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” — Steve Jobs.

How to Clean and Maintain Structural Glass in Glass Railing

The name self-cleaning can be misleading and therefore irrespective of how you treat the glass it will still actually require cleaning and maintenance. So, what is self-cleaning glass, and what types of self-cleaning glass are there? Well I would divide this area into two categories, two distinctively different approaches to the same problem 1) Glass […]

OSHA Railing Requirements

Warning: If you think OSHA is a small town in Wisconsin, you’re in trouble The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is part of the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA railing requirements are put forward in their “1910.23 Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes”. OSHA generally applies to areas not open to the public and […]

PanelGrip for Glass Railing Saves Time

Over five years ago, Iron Images of Tallahassee, Florida did one of their first PanelGrip Dry Glaze installations. Here’s a video of the install to show how easy it was for them to install a glass railing using PanelGrip instead of anchor cement. They saved time in their installation. We have continued to improve the product […]

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