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LWS Announces Expanded Ownership

Laminated Wood Systems, Inc. (LWS) is pleased to announce that Brian Hitz and Seth Gutz have acquired ownership in LWS. This expanded ownership will be instrumental in assisting the company with long term planning and ongoing growth of LWS.Seth D. Gutz. Seth graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Educ...

LWS Granted Two Patents for PoleEnforcer SRS® and AVR Adjustable Vault Reinforcement®

LWS is proud to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 9,777,500 for the PoleEnforcer SRS® spliced reinforcement system and patent number 9,822,530 for the AVR Adjustable Vault Reinforcement® system.The PoleEnforcer SRS® is a multi-sectioned steel system that can reinforce poles in soft soil, high de...

LWS 2018 Trade Shows & Events

February 26-28  TechAdvantage - Nashville, TN  www.techadvantage.orgApril 10-12  NWPPA Engineering & Operations Conference - Tacoma, WA  www.nwppa.orgApril 17-19  IEEE T&D Conference & Exposition - Denver, CO www.ieeet-d.orgApril 30-May 2  APPA Engineering & Operations Conference - R...

PhaseRaiser® Project Featured in RE Magazine Article

The December issue of RE Magazine includes an article featuring a recent PhaseRaiser® project at an electric coop in Iowa.  Featured in the Technology Showcase section of the magazine, the article explains how the Iowa coop used the PhaseRaiser® structure lifting system to raise 72 transmission structures to comply with NERC thermal rating r...

PentaTrate® Design Granted U.S. Patent

Laminated Wood Systems, Inc. is proud to announce that the innovative glulam design known as PentaTrate® has been granted U.S. Patent Number 8,555,602 (Canadian patent pending). The PentaTrate® design incorporates small internal grooves on side-by-side layup, laminated wood poles that run the entire length of the pole. The PentaTrate® grooves al...

New E-LAM® Pole Climbing Video on YouTube

LWS has produced a new short video showcasing the climbability of E-LAM® laminated wood poles. The video also addresses some common misperceptions about laminated wood poles. E-LAM® poles can be climbed with standard hooks and have also been approved for use with fall restraint devices. The poles may also be modified in the field with standard to...

Correct NERC Thermal Rating POI's on Energized Lines

The patented PhaseRaiser® structure lifting system from LWS is the most economical solution available to increase conductor clearance on energized transmission lines.  The system includes field training of crews and specialized equipment trailers that are available for lease or purchase.  Scores of utilities in North America have safely...

LWS Introduces New Horizontal Switch Structure Kits

LWS has developed a new two-pole horizontal switch structure package that includes a steel switch platform that can accommodate horizontal gang-operated switches.This new design was developed in cooperation with LWS representatives and their associated utilities in the northeast US. The utility’s switch manufacturer preferred not to design or sup...

LWS Announces Expanded Ownership

Bob Reisdoff and Doug Kotil of Seward along with Keith Wright of Eugene, OR are pleased to announce Jon Wilcox, Matt Young and Matt Roberts have acquired ownership in LWS.  This expanded ownership will be instrumental in assisting the company with long-term planning and ongoing growth of LWS.Jon C. Wilcox.  Jon has 40 years experience in...