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Werner Introduces Slim Aluminum Compact Step Ladder for Home Maintenance and Improvement Projects

May 17, 2017 --    

New lightweight ladder designed for easy storage and maneuverability

 

 

Greenville, PA, May 17, 2017 – Werner, the world leader leader in ladders, has applied its expertise in manufacturing professional-grade equipment to design a high performing step ladder for homeowners. Built with a slim profile and made of lightweight aluminum, the new Werner Aluminum Compact Step Ladder is easy to carry and store and can support up to 250 lbs.

 

Weighing just 16 lbs, the new compact step ladder enables homeowners to easily maneuver when accessing hard-to-reach places or performing home repair projects. The 5 ½-foot-tall ladder features two platform steps at the top allowing users to reach heights up to 10 feet. The multi-use top can hold paint cans and tools and has a tray for small fasteners or other easy-to-drop items.

 

When not in use, the new compact step ladder collapses into a slim profile that homeowners can easily store out of sight. This same compact shape allows the user to get closer to the wall than traditional step ladders, making jobs like painting even easier.

 

“Homeowners need high-performing, versitile ladders for changing lightbulbs or performing home improvement projects,” said Chris Filardi, VP of Marketing for WernerCo. “We’re excited to release the new Aluminum Compact Step ladder, which delivers the same quality our professional customers expect, while offering a lightweight and slim design that homeowners need.”

 

The new Werner Aluminum Compact Step ladder features:

  • Maximum reach height of 10-feet
  • Lightweight and compact slim design
  • Two large platforms that allow the user to comfortably reach 9-feet from the lower platform and 10-feet from the higher platform
  • Multi-use top to hold paint, tools and supplies for any job
  • Ladder height is 5 ½ feet, but allows user to reach just as high as a 6-foot step ladder
  • 250 lb. load capacity for sturdy climb, ideal for any project
  • ANSI & OSHA rated

The Aluminum Compact Step ladder is available both online and in retail stores. To learn more, watch this video overview of the product or visit Werner’s website for additional information.

 

ABOUT WERNER®

WERNER, a WernerCo brand, is the world leader in ladders and has a complete line of climbing products designed for working at heights. The portfolio includes ladders, attic ladders, scaffolding, pump jacks, stages, planks, step stools, accessories and fall protection equipment including harnesses, lanyards, anchors and compliance kits. From ladders to fall protection, WERNER provides a full line of climbing equipment that's engineered to provide maximum safety, durability and productivity at every height. All WERNER products meet or exceed applicable international safety standards. For more information, visit www.wernerco.com/us.

 

ABOUT WERNERCO

WernerCo is a privately owned, fully-integrated, international manufacturer and distributor of climbing products, fall protection equipment and jobsite, truck and van storage equipment. WernerCo has manufacturing, warehousing, sales and distribution facilities in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Mexico, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. WernerCo’s international headquarters are in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and its US headquarters are in Greenville, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit  www.wernerworldwide.com.

Different types of ladders are designed to keep you safe and productive when climbing or standing. Using the wrong style of ladder or simply ignoring the limitations of climbing equipment can result in a fall or serious injury.
Height is referring to the actual ladder height. Extension ladders should be 7 to 10 feet longer than the highest support or contact point, which may be the wall or roof line. The highest standing level is four rungs down from the top. The highest permitted standing level on a stepladder is two steps down from the top.

Reach height is the maximum reach assuming a 5’6” person with a vertical 12” reach.
Ladders are designed to safely hold up to a specific amount of weight. The Werner Performance System defines five different capacities using a color and star rating system. The Duty Rating is defined as the maximum safe load capacity of the ladder. A person’s fully clothed weight plus the weight of any tools and materials that are carried onto the ladder must be less than the load capacity.

Werner offers ladder made from fiberglass and aluminum. Each material has characteristics which make it best for certain applications, or one material may simply fit the personal preferences of the user. For example, if working around electricity users should select fiberglass products due to their non-conductive side rails.