I am just curious if anyone has ever worked with them. I sent them a few ladder ideas. I have to admit that their disclosure agreement is alarming. However, they are the largest manufacture of ladders so it's worth a try.
Possible Monetary Compensation Is in Werner Co.’s Sole Discretion: I agree that I shall not be entitled to any compensation from Werner Co. for its use of any unpatented idea or materials that I submit to Werner Co. If the submission is not covered by a valid patent, Werner Co. has the right to freely use the information I provide for Werner Co.’s own benefit, including, without limitation, the right to use the submitted idea and information in connection with Werner Co. products and services. A nominal monetary fee may be paid to me by Werner Co. if the submitted idea is adopted for use by Werner Co. and if, in Werner Co.’s sole judgment, the idea is original and new to Werner Co. Whether a fee will be paid and the amount of any such fee will be determined by Werner Co., in its sole discretion. I agree to accept this fee from Werner Co. at any time as full compensation and as complete satisfaction for any claims that I have or wish to make against Werner Co. relating to its use or disclosure of any unpatented idea or material I submit to Werner Co.