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May 14, 2014 - Offering extra-large standing platform with toe guard, Podium Ladder allows users to face any direction and comfortably reach traditionally difficult areas. Waist high guardrail securely wraps around Work Zone while organizing tools and accessories at top of ladder. Increasing size of ladder foot pad, Edge360™ bracing system braces first step and provides protection at every angle.

Werner Introduces New Podium Ladder to Provide End-User Safety and Increased Range of Motion

Werner Co.
93 Werner Rd.
Greenville, PA, 16125

Press release date: May 6, 2014

Innovative New Ladder Allows Users to Face Any Direction

GREENVILLE, Pa., – Werner, the trusted leader in the manufacturing of professional and consumer ladders, announces the launch of the Podium Ladder, an entirely new category of ladder designed to provide 4X the Work Zone, allowing users to face any direction while comfortably accessing the job at hand. The new Podium ladder offers an extra-large platform with toe guard providing maximum comfort and extended guardrail that securely wraps around the Work Zone while holding an arsenal of tools.

"We designed our new Podium Ladder to help prevent misuse and falls," said Mark Peters, Director of Marketing at WernerCo. "While safety is the most important feature, we also know that comfort, mobility and access are important to our customers who have to stand on a ladder for extended periods of time. The new Podium Ladder includes an actual standing platform vs. a traditional ladder step that allows for increased reach and range of motion. The best part, it feels like the user is standing on the ground instead of on a ladder."

Comfort, Safety and Mobility Benefits

Through continued focus on creating safety solutions at any height, Werner has developed this entirely new Podium Ladder. One of the most significant benefits of this design is how easily it allows the user to reach traditionally difficult areas, therefore maximizing productivity. The waist high guardrail and the larger platform surface also deliver more comfort for the professional user who is often required to stand on a ladder for prolonged periods of time.

The new Podium guardrail securely and conveniently organizes tools and accessories at the top of the ladder--where they are needed. The functional top is also transformed to serve as a wraparound guardrail for total freedom of movement. The Podium Ladder also features the newly designed Edge360™ bracing system that increases the size of the ladder foot pad, braces the first step and provides protection at every angle.

WERNER, a WernerCo brand, is the world leader in ladders and has a complete line of climbing products designed for working at heights. The portfolio includes ladders, attic ladders, scaffolding, pump jacks, stages, planks, step stools, accessories and fall protection equipment including harnesses, lanyards, anchors and compliance kits. From ladders to fall protection, WERNER provides a full line of climbing equipment that's engineered to give you maximum safety, durability and productivity at every height. All WERNER products meet or exceed applicable international safety standards. For more information, visit

WernerCo is a privately owned, fully-integrated, international manufacturer and distributor of climbing products, fall protection equipment and jobsite, truck and van storage equipment. WernerCo has manufacturing, warehousing, sales and distribution facilities in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Mexico, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. WernerCo's international headquarters are in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and its US headquarters are in Greenville, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit

Marquita Kordes
Werner Co.
724-588-2000 Ext 2704

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