Author: Tony Leto

Shedding Light on the Benefits of Illuminated Railing Systems

Gone are the days when architects must decide between aesthetics, cost, code compliance and functionality when choosing an architectural railing system. As LED lighting continues to become integrated into other systems, manufacturers are now able to produce illuminated railings –incorporating LED lights in both linear and point-source configurations – to provide a wide range of […]

New Year — New President

With the new year at Wagner, we would also like to announce that we have a new president — Michael Dover. Dover joined the executive team this past December. He assumes the position previously held by Rick Kettler who retired after an 18-year career with the company and a nine-year tenure as president. Bob Wagner […]

Why Sweeps are The Best!

Custom Sweeps and Bends In the world of handrail, sweeps describe elbows that bend in both a horizontal and a vertical plane. They are very useful for railings when transitioning from one flight of stairs to the next. We produce formed and mandrel bent radius elbows from pipe and tube. We can provide them in steel, […]

Introduction to Accessibility Standards and the ADA

There are two primary references that have been used throughout the country in relation to accessibility: ICC/ANSI A117.1, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities and The Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. Created and published by the Council of American Building Officials (CABO) – ANSI A117.1 […]

Why Mom Was Right About Railings

Momma Said: Don’t take a bath when there’s a thunderstorm Always wear clean underwear. Drink lots of water Think good thoughts And Most Importantly: And when it comes to railing, we’re the guys. Building on a 165-year legacy, Wagner is the go-to resource for contract metal fabricating and architectural aluminum & metal railing expertise. More […]

Cleaning and Maintenance Guide for Architecturally Finished Aluminum

Download AAMA 609 & 601-02 Cleaning and Maintenance Guide for Architecturally Finished Aluminum Building on a 165-year legacy, Wagner is the go-to resource for metal fabricating and architectural railing expertise. More than just a manufacturer and worldwide supplier, our niche focus and local market knowledge enable us to innovate so we can better adapt to […]

Understanding The Impact of Miami-Dade Requirements

Identifying which building codes to follow requires a host of considerations: safety, liability, and cost, among other factors. When determining the correct code as it relates to life-safety products such as railing systems, there is an understandable tendency to build to the highest standard. This is especially true when it comes to high-impact areas including […]

Choose The Right Materials To Avoid Galvanic Corrosion

When dissimilar metals come into electrical contact with a conductive electrolyte (water), galvanic corrosion will occur. The more noble metal – as noted in the Galvanic Series — will corrode the less noble one. The Galvanic Series is a list of metals arranged in order of their electrical potential in flowing seawater. The metals on […]

Installation of Brass and Stainless Tube Handrail

How To Install Handrail Required Tools: Electric Drill/Electric Screwdriver Hack Saw/Cut Off Saw Phillips Screwdriver File Channel Lock Pliers PLAN Measure your staircase where you will be installing your Handrail. Make a simple sketch of your Handrail. The materials needed include Tubing, Handrail Brackets, Finials, Wall Returns, or End Caps. You may also need Tube Splices, […]

What Is The Difference Between Pipe and Tube?

You have probably heard pipe and tube used interchangeably but are they different. The answer to that question is yes!  The biggest difference between pipe and tube is there shape. Pipe will always be round however tube can be round, square or rectangular. Below are several other factors that make pipe and tube different. Pipe […]

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Learn about Ultra-tec® cable cutting, swaging measurements and how to install cable railing.

 

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