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SAVE THE DATE - 2019 LWS Seminar & Plant Tour

Laminated Wood Systems will be hosting a Utility Structure Design Seminar and Plant Tour in the Minneapolis area on May 6 & 7, 2019. These events qualify for PDH credits and are free of charge. Check back for details in early 2019. 

Utility Lines Named New LWS Representative in Florida

Seth Gutz, Vice President of Sales, is pleased to announce that Utility Lines, Inc. has been named the new sales representative agency for all LWS products in Florida (excluding panhandle). The Utility Lines agency was established in 1990 and serves Florida and much of the southeastern U.S. Matt Carlson is the Florida sales rep for Utility Lin...

LWS Engineering Department Welcomes New Personnel

Keal Messersmith & Jeff Prochaska join the LWS enginnering group. READ MORE

COOP Saves Big Using PRS to Upgrade Poles - RE Magazine

The July issue of RE Magazine features a story about Valley Eelectric Association using the PRS system to reclassify poles instead of changing out structures. Click HERE to read the full article.

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...

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