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Awards and Recognition

2014 HOME IMPROVEMENT EXECUTIVE INNOVATION AWARD
Werner received Home Improvement Executive’s first place 2014 Innovation Award for outstanding features in Step Ladders.

This year's award follows 2013's first place recognition for Werner's Fall Protection Equipment and Attic Ladders.

The Home Improvement Executive selects a recipient for the annual Innovation Award based on interviews with retail buyers, store personnel and product achievements.

2014 NRHA Packaging and Merchandising Awards

Werner was honored with several 2014 NRHA Packaging and Merchandising Awards including:

  - Gold Award in Packaging for the Werner Energy Seal Attic Ladder
  - Gold Award in Packaging for the Werner UpGear Compliance Kit
  - Silver Award in Merchandising for the Werner UpGear Compliance Kit
  - Honorable Mention Award in Merchandising for the Werner Energy Seal Attic Ladder

The Alliance Awards

Alliance Award 2013
The WernerCo Supply Chain Team was recognized in the International Freight category at the 2nd Annual Alliance Awards presented by World Trade 100 and SMC³.In addition to Werner Ladder, the International Freight team included Daltile, Whirlpool, Convermex and Transplace.

The Alliance recognizes excellence in supply chain performance resulting from dynamic collaboration of supply chain partners.

The 2013 TIA Awards

2013 TIA Award
Werner's Telescoping MultiLadder has received a 2013 TIA Award for Best Ladder.

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The Brand Builder Awards

Werner Co. is pleased to be the Gold Award Winner in the Best Integrated Consumer Campaign category.

The Hanley Wood Brand Builder Awards recognize the most innovative and effective marketing campaigns throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry. The competition is designed to honor the organizations that have demonstrated superiority in their ability to develop, create, implement, and execute marketing strategies and tactic that define excellence.

Home Improvement Executive Innovation Award

HIE Innovation Awards
Werner received Home Improvement Executive’s first place 2013 Innovation Award for outstanding features in Fall Protection Equipment and Attic Ladders.

This year's award follows 2012's first place recognition for Werner's Compact Aluminum Extension Ladder.

The Home Improvement Executive annually selects a recipient for the Innovation Award based on interviews with retail buyers, store personnel and product achievements.

Do it Best Members' Choice Award

Werner's 24 ft. Fiberglass Compact Extension Ladder received a Do it Best Members' Choice Award at the Do it Best May Market held May 19-21 in Indianapolis. Thousands of member-owners attend the event to learn about tech advancements, innovations, product deals, and trends in the home improvement industry.

The Home Depot Foundation 2013 Building Materials Supplier Award

Werner Received the The Home Depot Foundation 2013 Building Materials Supplier Award
In June, Werner was presented with The Home Depot Foundation 2013 Building Materials Supplier Award for outstanding partnership qualities which include building strong relationships, excellent customer service, creating shareholder value, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Werner was praised for the ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels of the Home Depot organization. Werner was also recognized for immediate response and flawless execution during recent storm disasters. A senior Vice President at Home Depot added, “Werner has never wavered in their dedication and commitment to The Home Depot and can be relied upon as a supplier that always goes beyond the call of duty.”

Pittsburgh Business Times 2012 Diamond Award - CEO of the Year

William T. Allen, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Werner Co. was honored as a CEO of the Year by Pittsburgh Business Times, 2012 Diamond Awards.

The Diamond Awards honor the Pittsburgh region's most accomplished business leaders. Nominees must be CEOs or hold equivalent positions (president, chairman, etc.) at companies or non-profit organizations in western Pennsylvania. Winners are selected in three categories: Non-Profit, Large For-Profit and Small/Medium For-Profit. Winners are selected by a panel of independent judges.

Supply Chain Innovation Award

Werner Co. received the Supply Chain Innovation Award for the company’s innovative programs, projects and collaboration in supply chain manufacturing.

The Supply Chain Innovation Award was established by CSCMP’s Research Strategies Committee and SupplyChainBrain to recognize a collaborative supply chain team’s outstanding innovations as demonstrated by quantifiable and sustainable cost-savings, revenue-generating, or customer-satisfaction achievements. The eight finalist teams presented their case studies in The 2012 Supply Chain Innovations of the Year educational track at CSCMP’s Annual Conference 2012 in Atlanta.

HANDY Magazine 2012 Innovation Award

Werner’s Compact Aluminum Extension Ladder was recognized as a 2012 Innovation Award winner by HANDY. The magazine honors products that showcase initiative, creativity, invention, reinvention and eco-innovation.

The Home Depot 2012 Partner of the Year

Werner received a 2012 Innovation Award and was recognized as the 2012 Partner of the Year by The Home Depot.

The award reads: The Home Dept recognizes Werner — Partner of the Year 2012. We appredciate your consistent high level of service over the past year and we are proud to have you as our partner.

Two hundred vendors attended an awards event in Atlanta, on Oct. 15th, where Home Depot presented Partner of the Year Award which recognizes the efforts of one manufacturer vendor partner in each of The Home Depot store departments. Also presented is the Marketing Innovation Award in recognition of collaborative advertising campaigns and ongoing web marketing efforts. In addition, Home Depot honors Top 10 Product Innovation Finalists.

ACE Hardware 2012 Vendor of the Year

Ace Hardware Corporation recognized Werner as a top vendor of the year for outstanding service to the hardware cooperative, its retailers and customers during the 2012 Spring Convention and Exhibits held in Atlanta.

“From a product, supply chain and promotions perspective, these valued vendors have continuously gone above and beyond for Ace retailers,” said Ken Goodgame, general merchandise manager for Ace Hardware. “Through their commitment to excellence, each one of these companies has made it possible for Ace to fulfill its promise of helping customers take care of their homes quickly and easily.”

North American Retail Hardware Association's 2012 Gold Distinction Award

Werner Co. was awarded the 2012 North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) Gold Distinction Awards for both the packaging and merchandising categories with the new Werner attic ladder line, demonstrating Werner’s commitment to providing their retailers with top-notch selling tools.
Different types of ladders are designed to keep you safe and productive when climbing or standing. Using the wrong style of ladder or simply ignoring the limitations of climbing equipment can result in a fall or serious injury.
Height is referring to the actual ladder height. Extension ladders should be 7 to 10 feet longer than the highest support or contact point, which may be the wall or roof line. The highest standing level is four rungs down from the top. The highest permitted standing level on a stepladder is two steps down from the top.

Reach height is the maximum reach assuming a 5’6” person with a vertical 12” reach.
Ladders are designed to safely hold up to a specific amount of weight. The Werner Performance System defines five different capacities using a color and star rating system. The Duty Rating is defined as the maximum safe load capacity of the ladder. A person’s fully clothed weight plus the weight of any tools and materials that are carried onto the ladder must be less than the load capacity.

Werner offers ladder made from fiberglass and aluminum. Each material has characteristics which make it best for certain applications, or one material may simply fit the personal preferences of the user. For example, if working around electricity users should select fiberglass products due to their non-conductive side rails.