Break Load and the Safety Factors to Go With It

Safety is our number one priority and we are certain when you are on the job, that is what your top priority is as well. Safety is critical when dealing with utility construction / maintenance projects, and one of the main ways to ensure safety is by working within the load limits of crucial equipment. What […]

Long Time Team Member Becomes Branch Manager

Bill Artz has been a long-time team member for Wagner-Smith Equipment. His dedication and experience have grown throughout his time with us. See why he is the right for the job.

Intelligent Line Stringing Rope Inspections Are Here

Traditional line stringing rope inspections were visual inspection methods typically only examine one side of the line while it is in motion at high speeds. Consequently, relying on an operator’s splitsecond decision regarding the line’s continued safe use has always been fraught with risk. Moreover, maintaining
lines to a specific safety factor was challenging, as accurately determining their health necessitates breaking the line to assess residual strength.

Wagner-Smith Earns “STAR” Designation for Workplace Safety

Wagner-Smith Equipment Co. prides itself on workplace safety and making sure everyone can return home the way they came into work. Our corporate location in Burleson, Texas became our first location to earn “star” designation for excellence in workplace safety and health management, a designation given by OHSA.

Made In The U.S.A. Tools Are Here

The moment you have been waiting for. The all new Made in the U.S.A. lineup of hand tools from Milwaukee Tools have come to Wagner-Smith Equipment Co. These tools are built in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with materials from U.S.A. Starting with 8 tools, this lineup is bound to grow quickly. As quick as these tools have come in, they will be gone, so act quickly.

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

thank you veterans

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. […]

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