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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...

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