Environmental Sustainability

RE: Recycled Content and Recyclability

The Wagner Companies – an ISO 9001:2008 Certified company – has been in the metal business since 1850. Presently, Wagner manufactures handrail fittings and metal products for architectural and industrial applications. We have a large inventory of raw materials and over 5,500 stock items in steel, brass, bronze, aluminum, and stainless steel.

As a metal component manufacturer and supplier, The Wagner Companies is in a unique situation – nearly all of our products are made from some percentage of pre- and post-consumer recycled material. An inherent property of all metal products is that they can be recycled after their intended use is no longer required.

Due to the number of material suppliers and the various types of processes used to produce the raw materials that Wagner utilizes, it is difficult to determine an exact percentage of recycled material in each part. However, we do have minimum recycled content percentages attributed to each type of material. The following are those minimum percentages for parts produced by Wagner:

Steel – 25% post consumer material, minimum
Stainless Steel – 65% post consumer material, minimum
Aluminum – 60% post consumer material, minimum
Brass and Bronze – 95% post consumer material, minimum

The Wagner Companies is concerned and will continue to make efforts to lessen its impact on the environment and the earth’s natural resources. If you have questions about our products or how they may qualify for LEED certifications on your project, please contact us at (888) 243-6914.

For copies of The Wagner Companies 2015 catalog or information on any products or services, go to www.wagnercompanies.com or contact The Wagner Companies at (888) 243-6914, P.O. Box 423 Butler, WI 53007-0423. E-mail requests should be directed to [email protected]


Richard A. Kettler
President and Chief Operating Officer

Look for our new green logo that denotes when materials may qualify for LEED credits.