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Wood's Powr-Grip Hires Three For Key Staff Positions

From left: Keelan Hofferber, Barbara Murphy and Les Fischer.

Laurel, MT - Wood’s Powr Grip, a leading supplier of lifting equipment used for insulated metal panels and other construction materials, has added new staff members in sales, marketing and human resources.

Keelan Hofferber is the latest addition to the Sales Department. As a Technical Sales Representative, Hofferber will provide customers with products that are best suited for their specific needs, as well as the information customers need to operate and maintain the products safely and efficiently. Previously, Hofferber was a member of the Geek Squad and sales team at Best Buy.

Barbara Murphy has joined WPG as Marketing Communications Liaison. Murphy’s responsibilities include advertising, branding, CRM and digital marketing. Murphy brings marcom experience from national retailers and manufacturers, where she held marketing leadership roles in a variety of industries.

Les Fischer fills a newly created position at WPG: Safety and Training Specialist. In this role, Fischer will be responsible for education programs that help employees develop their skills and stay safe in the workplace. Fischer recently completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health at Montana Tech; preceding that, he worked directly in the construction trades.

About Wood's Powr-Grip

Woods_PowrGrip_logoWood's Powr-Grip Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes tools and equipment that improve efficiency, enhance safety, and lower costs for the industries that it serves. The company offers a full line of hand-held vacuum cups, below-the-hook vacuum lifters and vacuum mounting cups that make material handling and equipment mounting easier. The products are used to lift, hold and position a variety of smooth, nonporous materials such as insulated metal panels, glass, plastics, engine valves, sheet metal, solid surfacing, laminates, stone slabs and appliances. Powr-Grip products are individually tested before being shipped from the production facility, in order to ensure quality and promote safety for the user.

Wood's Powr-Grip's headquarters are located in Laurel, MT, and its vacuum cups and equipment products are distributed internationally in nearly 50 countries through an extensive network of dealers and distributors. For more information, visit

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