Does Twisting Effect Rope Strength?

Rope strength is decreased with the amount of twist induced into the rope. The effect of twist varies with the fiber type, diameter,
and construction of the rope. Find out all the details on twists in rope and how you could be causing more damage the longer you do not take action.

Manufacturing Team Member Makes Sparks in the Community

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Patrick (PJ) McCullough (welder/fabricator at our Lawrenceville, Illinois manufacturing facility), not only makes sparks fly during the day, but finds his spark of generosity and giving the community. PJ is the Commander of the Sons of the American Legion squadron 28 in Illinois, 23rd district commander in Illinois, and Jr. Vice commander of the 5th […]

Warehouse Manager Becomes Branch Lead

Be sure to congratulate Joe Boohm on becoming the Branch Manager of our Tualatin, Oregon location the next time you are picking up tools here. He started out with us in 2008 as a temp and eventually advanced to the position of shipping and receiving clerk. After eight years, he was able to assume the […]

Safety Starts with the Right Tools

Do I have the proper equipment for the job?  Having the proper equipment for the job is an important part of the planning process of any project. It could mean the difference between completing the project on time or even starting it. However, not having the necessary tools might lead to risky decisions and behaviors. […]

On the Road in 2022 – Gaff-N-Go

As we are getting into the warmer weather, it is time for expo season. We will be attending the annual Gaff-N-Go Lineman Rodeo in Virginia.  Wagner-Smith Equipment Co. is a premier sponsor. Stop by our booth, meet with our team, pick up some SWAG and watch the competion. We will be at Booth #6 outside. […]

Manufacturing Facility Promotes Long Time Employee

We would like to congratulate Brent Borden, who works in our manufacturing facility in Lawrenceville, Illinois on his promotion to Branch Manager. He has been with our company for well over a decade and started on the shop floor in manufacturing working his way up through the ranks to become the branch lead. Brent’s dedication, […]

Showcasing at Utility Expo 2021


We are excited to announce that the ICUEE show is now the Utility Expo 2021. This event is a great way for you to meet our sales team, view new products and see just why Wagner-Smith Equipment Co. is your leading provider for all your utility equipment and tooling needs.

Parts & Service Manager Retires After 30 Years

After 30 years of service, it is with mixed emotions that we are announcing the retirement of Rick Cottrell, our Parts & Service Manager. His knowledge of the products and his dedication to his work, coworkers and customers will truly be missed.

Changes Happen. We Adjust.

Wagner-Smith Equipment Co. is committed to offering you the best transmission and distribution rental equipment with the quality you expect and deserve.

New Year, New Website

As we reflect on 2020, we decided that a fresh start was needed.

With feedback from our customers, we integrated a full re-redesign of our site that has a mobile friendly design with some new features.

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