Werner Co. announced that it has acquired 100% of the ownership of Knaack LLC, a unit of Emerson's Commercial & Residential Solutions business.

The acquisition brings to Werner the Knaack and Weather Guard brands, which will expand Werner's product offering in the professional channel.

Werner Co. is major manufacturer and distributor of ladders, climbing equipment, ladder accessories and fall protection products under Werner, Green Bull, Keller and other licensed brands.

Knaack makes jobsite storage equipment under the Knaack brand and markets a complete line of truck and van equipment, including drawer units, shelving and cabinets, and racks for full size and compact pickups, vans and utility vehicles, under the Weather Guard brand.