Plant Location: Laurel, MT
Products & Services Offered: Wood's Powr-Grip 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 materials 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.
To facilitate the handling and installation of insulated metal panels, Wood's Powr-Grip offers Powr-Grip Panel Lifters, including the Cladding Lifter and MRT(A) Vacuum Lifters.
Wood's Powr-Grip understands the critical role its products play for customers in a variety of different industries. Standard models are offered to meet almost every need for ease of use, reliability, safety, ergonomics, and reasonable cost. However, if existing models don't match exact requirements, the company is able to design and manufacture completely new products, or modify an existing design, to address specific applications. The result is a custom vacuum lifter--made to fulfill precise job requirements, at the lowest possible cost.
Background: Wood's Powr-Grip Co., Inc. began in 1946 as an automotive, electric and small engine repair shop and has grown into a worldwide leader among manufacturers of vacuum lifting tools and equipment. Located in Laurel, Montana, U.S.A. (just 12 miles [20 km] west of Billings, Montana's largest city), Wood's Powr-Grip employs a team of more than 100 employees in its 55,000 square foot [5110 square meter] facility.
Wood's Powr-Grip's philosophy is simply to "do the right thing" for users of its products and for its dealers, distributors, and business partners, as well as for its employees and community. Although this philosophy seems very basic, it is important to the prosperity of Wood's Powr-Grip, especially in today's business world.
While Wood's Powr-Grip's headquarters are located in Laurel, MT, its vacuum cups and equipment products are distributed internationally in nearly 50 countries through an extensive network of dealers and distributors. At present, Wood’s Powr-Grip products are most widely used within the following industries: glass, stone, general materials handling, construction and remodeling, flooring, equipment mounting, sporting goods and photography, picture framing, and valve lapping. However, industries such as agriculture, HVAC, plumbing and many others have found applications for these products, as well.