Squirrel Tested, Nature Approved*

*No squirrels were actually “poled” for their opinions.

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Long-term Efficacy with Low Environmental Impact

If you liked Penta treated wood poles, you’re going to love UltraPole NXT with DCOI!

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The first major innovations in treated wood pole protection with 28 years of stake performance data.

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UltraPole NXT in the News

History of Wood Preservatives

The 2022 Power and Equipment Show was held on July 27th, hosted by Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE. Bob Baeppler, a featured speaker, presented highlights on the history of wood preserving in Europe and the US with comparisons of current industrial pole preservatives including the newest and fastest growing wood preservative, DCOI. See excerpts from his presentation….

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Baldwin Pole & Piling Company Expands UltraPole NXT Production

Charlotte, N.C. (July 12, 2022) – Viance, a leading innovator in the wood preservation industry, announces Baldwin Pole & Piling Company has begun production of UltraPole® NXT with DCOI in their Wiggins, Mississippi plant. The Baldwin plant in Bay Minette, Alabama continues to produce DCOI-treated UltraPole NXT wood poles and has since August 2021. Baldwin Pole and…

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Dr. Kevin Archer elected AWPA president

“Our success depends largely on the frankly heroic efforts of our technical committees that develop and promulgate the wood protection standards … a fundamental precept of our organization.” Dr. Kevin Archer, Director of Research and Development for Viance, was elected President of the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) at the AWPA’s 118th Annual Meeting, held…

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When did Penta production end?

    The manufacturing of pentachlorophenol officially came to an end in December of 2021. This was the last location anywhere in the world that made pentachlorophenol.  However, penta will continue to be available from some pole producers for at least another year. Pole treating plants are working through their penta inventories while others have already converted to alternatives.

  • What is significant about UltraPole NXT and UltraArm NXT with DCOI?
  • What are the benefits for linemen?

What are Customers Saying

  • Brian Murch, Electric Distribution Supervison, Painesville, OH

    “The first things I noticed were the poles were odor-free
    and dry to the touch.”

    Brian Murch, Electric Distribution Supervison, Painesville, OH

  • Troy Carpenter – Foreman, J.F. Electric, Edwardsville, IL

    Working to rebuild an electric distribution line for
    South Central Power Company

    In replacing utility poles with DCOI treated UltraPole NXT utility poles,
    Troy Carpenter said,
    “Unlike the other poles, these don’t smell and
    they don’t cause me to sneeze.”

    Troy Carpenter – Foreman, J.F. Electric, Edwardsville, IL

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