Wood’s Powr-Grip Chief Engineer Retires After 32 Years

Gary Bond, Wood’s Powr-Grip Chief Engineer, has retired from the company. Gary started with WPG in Wolf Point, Montana, after graduating from the University of Iowa. One of Gary’s early projects was to design a new lifter with more versatility and function than a Powr-Frame, but at a similar cost. Thus the MRT4 was born about the… Read more »

A Fresh Take on the Original Powr-Grip Hand-Held Vacuum Cups

Engineering for the Future Wood’s Powr-Grip® developed the first Hand-Held Vacuum Cups in the 1960’s and has gained the reputation of being the gold standard in glass, stone and metal materials handling. This has been achieved through our commitment to high standards for quality, design and safety. The recent disruptions in… Read more »

Production of Glass, Sheet Metal and Other Materials is BIG Business

WPG High-Duty Lifters Can Help You be a Part of It! In 2019, US Glass Production alone accounted for $30 billion in revenue, with a steady trend of increasing profits.[1] To support this economic growth, Wood’s Powr-Grip® has designed a better series of High-Duty MRPT Vacuum Lifters to handle glass manufacturing and other… Read more »

A Christmas message from Bryan

Happy Holidays, With each passing year I find it becomes easier to take for granted the many blessings in my life. Instead of being thankful for all the good things, I catch myself worrying about often-insignificant things. The crazy thing is I know that I’m happier when I focus on being grateful rather than dwell on what isn’t… Read more »

Powr-Grip Employees Embrace Power of Christmastime Donating

by Lee Ann Wood The people at Wood’s Powr-Grip feel strongly that, as a company based in the small town of Laurel, Montana, it’s important to give back to the community where we live and work. In past years, our efforts included making Christmastime donations to Toys For Tots. More recently, however, we turned our focus to making a… Read more »

Glass is Getting Bigger - How Will You Handle It?

Architects and builders like to dream big, so the glass they use is getting bigger too. In just the last ten years, we’ve seen glass panes weighing 2,000 lbs up to over 4,000 lbs! For glass this big, you’re going to need several things for a successful install: Large, reliable vacuum lifters. Safely lifting heavy glass is the name… Read more »

A Christmas Message from WPG's CEO

Technology is great. So why is it so frustrating? I hate that I feel obligated to scan every incoming message, just in case I am holding up progress because I did not respond to someone in time. I hate that I expect others to constantly monitor their messages so that, on a whim, I can interrupt their day with questions that may not… Read more »

Leasing Options for Big Glass Installs

WPG Adds TWO GIANTS to its Lease Fleet There is a growing demand from the construction industry for larger glass, curtain wall and architectural panels. When you are in need of a vacuum lifter to install large glass units, check out WPG's leasing program. Now available for lease are two giants: the MR2411LDCS and the CB3DCS. The… Read more »

Big Glass Requires BIG Solutions

When you have to lift big, BIG glass, you're going to need something entirely new to handle it. To build big, you'll need one of the largest lifters we've ever designed: the MR2411LDC3S. This lifter... handles glass over 30 feet (9.1 meters) in length has a capacity of 4200 lbs (1905 kg) comes equipped with Intelli-Grip… Read more »

A Christmas Message from WPG's CEO

Following a long and divisive year, we are once again reminded of just how troubled and ugly the political process can be. Many people try to convince us that our country - maybe even the world - is in a precarious position. Other people go further, and actually seem to delight in making that gloomy prediction. Every chance they get in… Read more »

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