About Us

Laminated Wood Systems, Inc. (LWS) was founded in 1992 and is responsible for re-introducing engineered glue-laminated wood poles to the electric utility industry. Located in Seward, Nebraska, LWS is a privately held sales and engineering company that utilizes manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada to produce its products. This nationwide manufacturing network allows the products to be produced close to where the projects are located, reducing shipping costs and ensuring consistent, short lead times. LWS holds U.S. and Canadian patents on several products including the PhaseRaiser®, PoleEnforcer®, and AVR® systems. Contact LWS today for more information and to receive a price quote.

Engineered wood, as a structural material, has the least "cradle to grave" impact on the environment when compared to concrete & steel.

Source: APA Engineered Wood Association

LWS has earned the reputation of providing the most positive, engaged customer experience in the industry. Our team strives to meet and exceed this expectation on every project, big or small.

Seth Gutz

President, LWS

Having introduced E-LAM® poles back in 1992, our engineering expertise and experience is unmatched in the electric utility industry. 

Brian Hitz, P.E.

Vice President, Engineering, LWS