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The New Stone Age

by David Peters It’s 2009.  Stone markets around the world are tanking.  Imports to the US are half of what they were just 3 years earlier in 2006.  Stone shop owners are struggling to keep the doors open.  Many don’t make the trip. Fast-forward to 2016.  For the past 4 years, the stone market has… Read more »


A Piece of History at Wood’s Powr-Grip

by Jake Knaub In the year 1955, the United States announced a plan to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles; rockets able to deliver nuclear warheads across the globe. That same year, the Warsaw Pact was signed as the Soviet reply to NATO, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were born, and the Vietnam War began. 1955 was… Read more »


When Glass Installation Throws You a Curve

by Holly Anderson Architects sure know how to draw up some beautiful structures, don’t they? Futuristic lines, dramatic urban fabrics: these buzzwords might really appeal to building owners, but they probably give glaziers a knot in their stomach. And when the plans call for a 3000 lb [1360 kg] piece of curved glass, you’re left… Read more »


The Wood’s Powr-Grip® Cladding Lifter

by David Peters The DC-powered Cladding Lifter (model MTCL6FS625DC) is an ideal tool when working with insulated metal panels (IMP’s) and other cladding materials. Buildings using prefabricated materials, like various cladding goods, are economical, efficient, and quick to assemble. The Cladding Lifter multiplies these effects, saving you time and money. The lifter achieves its usefulness in cladding installation by using specialized… Read more »


PT10 Pad Frame Extensions

by David Peters The Wood’s Powr-Grip® PT10 vacuum lifter has established itself as the workhorse for load manipulation in stone fabrication shops worldwide. With powered tilt, ten 10″ [25 cm] vacuum pads, an impressive 1500 lb [680 kg] capacity and robust construction, the PT10 continues to help reduce breakage and reduce manpower needs, all while increasing safety and the… Read more »