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How Elevation Affects Vacuum Cup Performance

by Jessica Smith Now that you are an expert on the effects of temperature on hand-held vacuum cups and below-the-hook vacuum lifters, it is time to move to the next section of our four-part series…elevation. Like temperature, elevation has a universal effect on vacuum cups and vacuum lifters; however, the way elevation affects how you use your… Read more »


Wood’s Powr-Grip Lands at O’Hare International Airport

by David Peters When he signed into law the O’Hare Modernization Act on August 6th, 2003, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich had a lot on his mind. Some 433 acres of land had to be acquired by the city of Chicago, and the St. Johannes Cemetery would have to be relocated. Perhaps furthest from his mind… Read more »


Wood’s Powr-Grip® Solves the Problem of Handling Loads in Wet Conditions

For many Wood’s Powr-Grip® customers, working in the wet is unavoidable: Installations have to be done in every kind of weather, and stone working normally involves wet conditions. Workers may legitimately wonder whether Powr-Grip products are meant to be used in these environments. The answer is that Powr-Grip makes hand-held vacuum cups and below-the-hook vacuum… Read more »


WPG was on the DIY Network!

by David Peters Have you ever wondered where your vacuum hand cups come from? Sure, you know they’re a Wood’s Powr-Grip product manufactured in Laurel, Montana. But have you ever pondered what goes into their creation; the design; the magic? In November the nation witnessed the making of a hand held vacuum cup on one of… Read more »