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Werner is the Official Ladder of NCAA® Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships

Apr 4, 2016

Greenville, PA, April 4, 2016 – Werner announced today that it will again partner with the NCAA® and Lowe’s to provide the custom ladder used to cut down the nets following the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Games. Specifically for the Men’s Championship, Werner has developed a brand new custom Podium Ladder designed with a wider platform and taller guardrail for the players to use during the net-cutting celebration. The NCAA® Division I Men’s Championship Game will occur in Houston on April 4, 2016 and the NCAA® Division I Women’s Championship will occur on April 5, 2016 in Indianapolis.  

“Over the years, Werner has embraced the excitement and importance of the net-cutting ceremony and wanted to find a way to help the players celebrate. With our newest product line available, we decided to customize the Podium Ladder for the net-cutting that would allow even the largest shoe size to fit on the platform and enable the tallest players to move around on top of the ladder without compromising their safety,” said Chris Filardi, vice president of marketing at WernerCo.

Furthermore, throughout the tournament Werner has sponsored additional highlights to help bring the excitement both on and off the court. Features included exclusive interviews from key basketball coaches to daring Dunks and Blocks of the Game all hosted on To catch up on the hype, videos can be seen at

Finally, Werner is once again offering fans the opportunity to capture a piece of memorabilia through the Rise Above The Rest Sweepstakes. Sign up for a chance to win a replica NCAA® Championship Podium Ladder. Go to to register for a commemorative piece of the tournament. No purchase necessary to enter the drawing.

A full selection of Werner ladders for both consumers and professionals are available at Lowe’s, an Official Corporate Partner of the NCAA®, and at, as well as most professional, hardware and paint retailers nationwide. 

Werner, the official ladder of the NCAA® Basketball Championships, 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, stepstools, 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 give you maximum safety, durability and productivity at every height. All WERNER products meet or exceed applicable international safety standards. For more information, visit

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

The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit and for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola as official corporate champions and the following elite companies as official corporate partners: Allstate, Amazon Echo, Bing (Microsoft), Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Enterprise, Infiniti, LG, Lowe’s, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Reese’s, Unilever and UPS.


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