The North American Wood Pole Council is an independent council representing the producers and suppliers of wood poles and crossarms in North America. A primary focus of the council is to support and sustain the use of the products and to provide information to the designers, specifiers and users of the products. The intent of this website is to provide the interested party with a window of access to a wide array of pertinent information from a variety of sources. While the council seeks to provide the most current and accurate information in posting materials or providing links, no warranty as to the accuracy of the information is intended or implied. The user is urged to review the Disclaimer and is cautioned to make his or her own independent evaluation of the information. If inaccuracies are noted, users are urged to contact the Council as well as the source of the specific documents with their views.
FREE Design SEMINAR!!!
The North American Wood Pole Council is sponsoring a Wood Pole Structure Design Seminar in Denver, Colorado on September 24 – 26, 2013. The three day seminar is FREE to the electric utility and cooperative employees. This class is limited to the first 40 registrants. The instructor is Richard Lovelace with Hi-Line Engineering. Students completing the seminar will earn 18 Professional Development Hours. Please click here to access the informational flyer and registration form.
One of the necessary requirements for a quick storm response is having the poles and cross arms available when restoration crews are ready for them. Click on the link to read how the wood pole and cross arm manufacturers responded to Hurricane Sandy’s destruction: Wood Pole Industry Response to Hurricane Sandy.
"Protecting Wood Utility Poles From Wildfire": Vice President -Products, Osmose Utilities Services Inc. - Utility Products Magazine, March 2013.
Conclusions and Summary Report on an Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Utility Poles -
Prepared by: AquAeTer, Inc. (3/12/12)
HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICY BILLS SKYROCKET - USA Today (December 2011)
End-of-Life Management of Preserved Wood-The Case For Reuse For Energy: AquAeter - Chris Bolin and
Stephen Smith, November 2010