Tackling the Future Hands-On

by Jake Knaub At Wood’s Powr-Grip® we have witnessed the growth of Insulated Metal Panels (IMP’s) in construction for several years now. The widespread use of IMP’s in Europe has begun to flow into the United States, slashing labor costs, raising thermal efficiency, lengthening building lifespan, and reducing building maintenance. Our below-the-hook vacuum lifters have proven… Read more »


Bryan Wood Elected Chair of the Montana Manufacturing Association

Bryan Wood of Wood’s Powr-Grip in Laurel, Montana was elected Chair of the Montana Manufacturing Association. Montanufacturing the e-newsletter of the Montana Manufacturing Association   January 2016 Leadership Change for Association Bryan Wood Bryan Wood of Wood’s Powr-Grip in Laurel was elected Chair of the Montana Manufacturing Association (MMA) at the recent meeting.  He follows… Read more »


A Holiday Message from Our CEO

As we wind down 2015, I look back and am again struck with the reality that I have a lot to be thankful for.  This being said, I am not oblivious to the senseless acts of violence and injustices many people in our world are enduring.  With each mind numbing report I hear, I have… Read more »


Giving Into The Season

It’s the holiday time of the year, the time when almost everyone gets into the spirit of giving.  We reflect on the events of the past year and resolve to do what we can to make the new year more meaningful.  While giving is almost expected during this season, it’s those who give freely throughout… Read more »


Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

by David Peters Here we are again, doing the Christmas gift giving thing.  The Internet sure has made it a lot nicer.  You can find almost anything in the world on the Internet, and it’s easy (sometimes way too easy) just to click the mouse, and voila- you’re done shopping for the season. The buying… Read more »


Tools that Make Solar Panel Installation Easier

article courtesy of Modernize We at Modernize know that workers who are tasked with installing solar panels on homes and businesses face several dangers inherent to the job. While they do their best to be careful and get the job done well, sometimes hazardous conditions can cause accidents or, at the very least, decrease efficiency. Ladders,… Read more »


Forklift-Adapted Vacuum Lifting Solutions

by David Peters The forklift is one piece of equipment that can be found in almost every manufacturing facility.  It is routinely used to transport pallets of raw materials and finished products around the plant for warehousing, stocking, shipping and receiving.  After completing mundane daily chores, the forklift sits silently abandoned off in an out-of-the-way… Read more »


FCC & EC Compliant Radio Remotes for Vacuum Lifters

by David Peters Great News!  Wood’s Powr-Grip now has a new radio remote system for its vacuum lifters that is both FCC and CE compliant. For the longest time, it was difficult to find a single radio remote system that met all the requirements of the FCC and the CE.  It seems that many geographical… Read more »


Pad Frame T-Arm Assemblies

Wood’s Powr-Grip® Pad Frame T-Arm Assemblies increase the versatility of our MRT and MRTA series of below-the-hook vacuum lifters. These plug-in style pad frame extensions are specifically designed to enable MRT(A) vacuum lifters to handle insulated metal panels, cold storage panels and other cladding materials. By simply removing the standard pad arm extensions on existing… Read more »


The DC-Powered CB2 Counterbalance Lifter

by David Peters Counterbalance lifters allow glaziers to install large windows under soffits, gables, overhangs or similar obstructions in multi-story buildings and airport towers, by extending the load forward from the center of a crane’s hook-point. Our new CB2DCS Counterbalance Lifter  can handle loads of up to 1600 lbs [725 kg] and provides a maximum reach… Read more »