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Improving Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steel

Oxidization causes steel to rust. But, oxidization is not unique to steel. All metals oxidize. Aluminum will develop a film which will come off as black if the surface is not sealed. Brass and bronze will tarnish — which in some cases is desired. Stainless steel is subject to staining and rusting if the surface […]

Stainless Steel Care and Maintenance

The Wagner Companies stocks a railing components and custom formed parts in stainless steel. They are available in Type 304 Stainless Steel — an austenitic stainless steel containing 18% chrome and 8% nickel (often referred to as 18-8 stainless). Some products are also available in Types 316 and 316L. Type 304 is an ornamental grade. […]

The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Metal Railings

When it comes to railings, there are times where a simple wood railing will suffice but metal railings are an excellent solution for your home and business. Here are the basic things you need to know. Material You have several options when choosing which metal you would like to use for your metal railing — […]

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, […]

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, […]

Complete DIY Cable Railing Kits Simplify Cable Railing Installation

Cable railing’s popularity continues to grow. However, not all cable railing kits are created equal. Installing a cable rail that meets code requirements has not been DIY friendly. In order to meet load requirements, cable fittings needed to be swaged onto the cable with special tools. With the development of swageless fittings, this has changed. Cable […]

Metal Brackets

Metal brackets come in many shapes and sizes. At Wagner, most people know us for the metal brackets we provide for mounting of handrail. However, we have a selection of metal brackets which are specifically designed for use for fabric mounting hardware typically used in the fabrication of awnings. Metal Brackets for Fabric Mounting Hardware […]

Pipe Bending Templates

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

Bar Foot Railing

A bar foot railing is a relatively simple project for the do-it-yourselfer. A bar foot railing may be stainless steel or brass. Brass is the more traditional material for a bar foot railing but will require some maintenance as it will tarnish over time. Stainless steel is not maintenance free but is not subject to […]

Happy National Welding Month

Don’t want April to get away from us without acknowledging that it is National Welding Month. A big THANK YOU to our welding team for the work they do assembling the parts that Wagner is known for. We couldn’t do it without you. Building on a 165 year legacy, Wagner is the go-to resource for metal […]

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