April is National Inventor’s Month

 At Wagner, Innovation is a core value and has been since the beginning.

During his time at Wagner Iron Works, Adolph A. Wagner had already proven his talents as an inventor by receiving several patents and developing a line of hydraulically operated tractor loaders. He also was the first to introduce stamped handrail brackets and the concept of creating economical stamped weld “els”.

In 1955, he founded R & B Wagner, Inc. and began working on the products that Wagner is still known for to this day included patented Splice-Locks™, and Wedge-Lock™ pipe connectors.



Wagner quarter stamped handrail bracketStamped 1/4 Bracket

stamped elbowStamped Elbows

But we’re not content to rest on our laurels, innovation is one of our core values and we strive to continuously improve our services and our products.

We were the first to recognize the value of dry glaze for glass railing and are proud of our patented PanelGrip® system. Other recent additions to our product lines include our patented Slip-Fit™ Handrail Brackets, Legato™ Stainless Steel with Glass Railing System, and the full range of products now available for Lumenrail® LED illuminated railing.

Slip Fit Handrail BracketSlip-Fit

PanelGrip glass railingPanelGrip

Lumenrail illuminated railing systemLumenrail

Legato Railing

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 customer needs.

Accommodating to work with, Wagner lives to collaborate. Our customers rely on us to provide the best possible solution for any installation. Responsive to answering calls and quick to solve problems, we remain an active partner throughout projects and in building long-lasting relationships. As proud and knowledgeable metal workers, we’re passionate about helping our customers find a better, faster, and higher overall value solution. As the experts in code requirements, we work with you to help ensure your specifications and installations meet or exceed them, worldwide.

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