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March 16, 2012

A product that easily and securely stores ladders overhead was unveiled by Racor at the 2012 International Home + Housewares Show.

Called the “Racor Ladder Lift” the new product uses a rope and pulley system along with a fixed hook that is mounted on the ceiling. Easily lift and lower a 150lb ladder up to 12 feet by simply lifting the ladder onto the fixed hook, attaching the strap to the bottom of the ladder, and pulling the rope.

December 8, 2011

Ladder maker Werner rolled out a new, compact three-piece aluminum extension ladder designed to get in and out of tight spaces.

The Greenville, Pa.-based company said the new line lets 16-ft. extension ladders go where they have never gone before -- around corners, through doors, in elevators and through narrow stairwells. The ladders provide the same reach as a standard extension ladder, but in a compact, easy-to-use design without compromising the quality, safety and reach of a traditional two-piece extension ladder.