Industry Leading Products Help People Work Safely and Productively
ITASCA, IL – Werner, leading access equipment specialist, announced that 2023 was a
historical year for industry awards for the Werner brand. Recently introduced products, including
the Werner ProForm harness and Fiberglass Stepladders were recognized for their innovation and
safety. These and other new products contributed to WernerCo being recognized as a Best
Workplace for Innovators from the prestigious Fast Company, a business magazine known for
featuring pioneering companies that are positively impacting society.
“We strive to create the most progressive work environment that supports innovation and
collaboration at its core,” said Brian Kagen, President, Safe Access at WernerCo. “We’ve been
working on many of these product innovations for years and appreciate the recognition of
delivering the best and safest solutions for our customers.”
With a heritage of manufacturing and best practices, WernerCo was recognized for its
product leadership, company culture, and acknowledged as a preferred supplier of the year.
WernerCo and the Werner brand, received several awards in 2023, including:
Fast Company recognized WernerCo as a Best Workplaces for Innovators. WernerCo was
selected based on the company’s innovation in product development, jobsite safety initiatives
and workplace culture.
Occupational Health & Safety honored two new products from Werner in 2023. The
annual Industrial Hygiene Awards program honors outstanding product development of health
and safety manufacturers whose products improve industrial hygiene and selected the Werner
ProForm harness as the best in the ergonomics category.
Occupational Health & Safety also recognized the Werner NXT1A Series Fiberglass
Stepladders as an outstanding new product of the year that improves workplace safety and won
in the High Visibility products category.
Construction Equipment featured the Werner ProForm harness as a top new 100 product
of 2023. The ProForm harness appeared in the December 2023 issue and the product was
selected for its innovative SwitchPoint technology, which provides simple and fast “Chair in the
Air” activation in the event of a fall for professionals working at height. The publication
recognized Werner as a manufacturer who is investing in research and development to provide
greater productivity, efficiency and safety for its users.
The Hardware & Building Supply Dealer (HBS) selected the Werner NXT1A Fiberglass
Step Ladder as a Golden Hammer Award winner. The award honors the best-of-the-best products
of home improvement and will be featured in the March 2024 issue.
NSC Safety Congress & Expo, in partnership with Safety+Health Magazine, awarded the
Werner R3 Concrete Anchor as a “Best in Show” in this year’s Product Showcase Awards.
Evergreen Supply Network recognized WernerCo as a preferred manufacturing supplier
of the year. In addition to the manufacturing distinction, WernerCo’s Chad Lingerfelt, Director of
Training, Jobsite Safety and Security, was the recipient of the George A. Sheatz Excellence in
These awards showcase an outstanding year of results as WernerCo continues the
company’s commitment to create, design and launch groundbreaking products that protect the
lives and livelihoods of construction and trade professionals.
Werner, a WernerCo Professional brand, is the world leader in ladders and has a complete
line of climbing products designed for working at heights.
WernerCo Professional Brands is a privately owned, fully-integrated, international
manufacturer and distributor of access products, fall protection equipment, secure storage
systems and light duty construction equipment.