Building Code Definitions for Handrail

The purpose of a handrail is to provide guidance. It is required on stairs with two or more risers and ADA ramps with a rise of 6″. In commercial applications, a handrail is required on both sides of stairs and ramps. They are not required on walking surfaces with running slope less than 1:20. Height: […]

A Quick Introduction to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

The NFPA is a global organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards. There are two NFPA documents which may apply to your application – NFPA 5000: Building Construction and Safety Code […]

Quick Introduction to The International Code Council

Most municipalities and local code bodies do not write code – they adopt model codes prepared by various code bodies. Historically, model codes were prepared by code bodies such as Building Officials Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA) – the National Building Code (NBC); Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) – the Southern Building Code (SBC); […]

Using Cable Railing with Wood Framed Railing

These drawings illustrate some of the ways our cable railing hardware is used in wood end and corner posts. A minimum of a nominal 4 × 4 (3-1/2″ × 3-1/2″ actual) is recommended for any post where cable railing hardware is mounted. Cables should be spaced on end posts on centers of no more than […]

View our PanelGrip Glass Railing Installation Video

Wagner, previously first-to-market with the industry’s pioneering dry glaze structural railing solution, is building upon the legacy of its already highly-efficient PanelGrip® system with the new streamlined design of PanelGrip. By offering enhanced durability and a lighter weight single aluminum base shoe moulding, the PanelGrip design effectively reduces shipping, labor and inventory costs without sacrificing […]

Exciting New Developments in our Cable Railing Offering

We are pleased to announce two exciting new developments within the Wagner Companies cable rail offering which will make cable railing projects easier and more economical going forward. Intermediate Post Spacing Increased to 48” Required tension on cable reduced to 225 lbs. Intermediate posts/supports can now be spaced up to a maximum of 48” apart […]

Stainless Steel Weld Joint Guideline

Guideline for Weld Joint — Fabricated Stainless Steel Components to be welded must have “Class 1″, “Class 2” , “Class 3″ or “Special” cosmetic classification prior to acceptance of Customer Purchase Order. Specifications are as follows: Class 1 FillerWelder will add filler so no under-cut will be present. 1/2″ Root. Class 2 FusionWelder will add […]

Update on Cable Railing

Cable Railing Update We are pleased to announce two exciting new developments within the Wagner Companies cable rail offering which will make cable railing projects easier and more economical going forward.  Intermediate Post Spacing Increased to 48”  Required tension on cable reduced to 225 lbs. Intermediate posts/supports can now be spaced up to […]

How Do You Avoid a Railing “Fail”?

There are many ways to “fail” when specifying a railing. Choosing the wrong parts for your application is key among them. The Wagner Companies has the expertise and product availability to meet your requirements for the design and installation of a handrail or guard that meets the building codes. Wagner has a range of products […]

Wagner Recognized as Eco-Friendly Manufacturer

Thanks to Control Solutions Inc for including us in their list of 10 Eco-Friendly Manufacturers. THE WAGNER COMPANIES Started as a blacksmith shop in 1850, this family-owned business in Milwaukee manufactures metal products, including those used for handrails. Over the past decade, Wagner, led by CEO Bob Wagner, has been actively been implementing green business […]

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