Texarkana’s own Ledwell & Son is leading the way in addressing the challenges of current covid realities, developing two innovative new products that are being sought after well beyond Texarkana!  The two products developed out of their own needs to making their workplace safe: The Tread+Pull, a hands-free door opener and a Protective Sneeze Guard.  

Sparked by an idea from Electronics Specialist Phillip Anderson, this hands-free door opener allows people to step on a bracket at the base of a door to pull it open using their feet only.

Designing and creating these door openers took a team effort: one shop cut the material while another shaped it. The Ledwell Machine Shop refined the edges to be smooth while the Graphics Department printed decals and installation instructions. Then, Shipping and Receiving packaged and shipped over a thousand around the country.



Prevent the spread of germs while staying fully operational with this product that fits most doors. Contact the Ledwell Parts Department to learn more about the Tread + Pull or to order for your facility!


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