100 years of innovation
Werner is celebrating 100 years of innovation. For a century, the Werner name has stood for the development of new products that help you work faster and safer. From home improvement projects to jobsites everywhere, Werner helps you reach new heights.
R.D. Werner launches a carpet and flooring supply company that includes metal floor and wall mouldings.
Metal mouldings are marketed nationwide under the name Chromtrim™.
Anticipating metal shortages as war looms, R.D. Werner Co. becomes one of the first companies to extrude plastic.
During World War II, R.D. Werner Co. becomes a prime contractor for the U.S. Navy manufacturing plastic inhibitor strips for rockets.
Extrusion scraps were used to make plastic toys and household trim.
R.D. Werner Co. begins manufacturing complete ladders for homeowners rather than knockdown kits requiring assembly.
Alflo twist-proof rung joints are developed revolutionizing extension ladder design by providing a stronger rung-to-rail connection resulting in improved rigidity and Twist Proof® performance.
Stages and scaffolds are added to the Werner product line.
R.D. Werner Co. pioneers the field of fiberglass pultrusion and introduces fiberglass ladders to the climbing industry.
Gunther the Gorilla is developed as the company’s mascot to improve product visibility. He is eventually used across all marketing materials.
R.D. Werner Co. acquires Florida Ladder and additional wood ladder manufacturers.
Werner acquires Keller Ladder, Inc. assets.
Werner introduces FiberGraphix™ printed rails with the launch of the USA stars & stripes fiberglass ladder.
Werner launches the MT series of multi-position ladders featuring an adjustable telescoping design.
Launch of the Werner Performance System simplifying ladder selection.
Incorporation of “New Werner Holding Co” that carries forward the Werner brand name and the tradition of excellence.
Werner launches the Equalizer® with built-in leveling.
Werner becomes the Official Ladder of NCAA® Basketball.
Werner acquires Green Bull Ladder assets.
Werner brand launched in the U.K..
Werner Co. expands its product line to include fall protection harnesses and equipment.
Werner launches the Podium Ladder.
Werner joins the Safety Stand Down jobsite training program.
The Werner Performance System is updated to simplify and enhance the shopping experience at retail.
In Climbing products, the new LEANSAFE® ladder is introduced.
In the Fall Protection category, Werner launches the Proform™ F3 harness featuring built-in relief cords.
Werner adopts Chair in the Air™ as a standard safety feature across the fall protection line.
Werner launches LEANSAFE® X3 multi-function ladder.
Werner launches the LEANSAFE® X5.
Werner launches the Glidesafe™ easy operating extension ladder.
Werner launches the Multi-Max Pro.
WernerCo acquires Climbtech, manufacturer and designer of exclusive Fall Protection anchors.
Continuous global expansion of the Werner brand; introduction of a complete portfolio of ladders and mobile towers in Continental Europe.