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14July 2022

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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18May 2022

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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2May 2022

Buy America Act and Buy American Act

The link to this document is the compliance certification letter that the Viance treated wood products listed below meet the requirements of the Buy America Act and the Buy American Act that are manufactured in the United States with American sourced timber. 1. UltraPole® NXT treated poles for infrastructure and industrial use (utility and communications) 2. DCOI treated crossarms for…

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29April 2022

Viance Expands R&D Department

Viance hires Dr. Rufai Ibrahim as Sr. Formulation Chemist Charlotte, N.C. (April 27, 2022) – Viance is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Rufai Ibrahim, an experienced formulation chemist with a history of working in biotechnology and the coatings industry. Dr. Ibrahim earned his doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) in Polymer Chemistry from the University…

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22March 2022

Brooks Manufacturing Begins UltraArm NXT Production

Bellingham, WA company produces wood crossarms for utilities with environmentally advanced preservative. Charlotte, N.C. (March 22, 2022) – Viance, a leading innovator in the wood preservation industry, announces Brooks Manufacturing has begun production of crossarms with UltraArm™ NXT at their manufacturing facility in Bellingham, Washington. Serving utilities across the country, Douglas fir crossarms will now be…

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3November 2021

Viance launches new ultrapolenxt.com website

Designed to support pole producers, utilities, and communication companies Charlotte, N.C. (November 3, 2021) – Viance, an innovation leader in the wood preservation industry, announces the website launch of UltraPoleNXT.com focused on the newest innovation in preservatives for the wood utility pole market. UltraPolenxt.com is the go-to site for information on UltraPole® NXT and UltraArm®…

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25October 2021

DCOI Added to RUS Bulletin for Specification for Wood Poles

On October 14, 2021, RUS revised Bulletin 1728F-700 for RUS Specification for Wood Poles, Stubs and Anchor Logs to add DCOI. DCOI (4,5-Dichloro-2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one) is standardized by the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA). DCOI is sold under the brand names, UltraPole® NXT and UltraArm® NXT developed by Viance, LLC. DCOI is also now in the RUS…

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13October 2021

Proposals pass towards AWPA standardization

At the fall technical committee meeting of the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) held in Santa Fe, NM Sept 27-30, Bob Baeppler, Viance Business Development Manager for the Industrial Division, presented proposals to three different technical committees. The proposals were: In Committee “P-5 Methods for Chemical Analysis of Preservatives,” a proposal to modify Standard A71…

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17September 2021

Visit us at The Utility Expo, Booth B1116, September 28-30.

Discover how wood utility poles treated with UltraPole NXT with DCOI benefit wood treaters, utilities, linemen and the environment. With penta production ending in December, we believe UltraPole NXT is the best option, a tested and environmentally advanced system. Easy to climb Low to no odor The active ingredient is: not a Restricted Use Pesticide not persistent…

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10September 2021

Utilities Wanting to Convert to DCOI

Utilities wanting to convert to DCOI can contact RUS directly until the new Wood Bulletin is published in the Federal Register. The approval to use non-standard or unlisted materials for wood pole preservatives, waivers may be obtained from RUS under authority of 7 CFR 1728.20 according to a recent memo from Rural Utilities Service (RUS)….

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27August 2021

Huxford Pole & Timber Company Begins UltraPole NXT Production

Charlotte, N.C. (Aug. 13, 2021) – Viance, a leading innovator in the wood preservation industry announces the production of UltraPole™ NXT with DCOI at the Huxford Pole & Timber Company, Huxford, Alabama for southern yellow pine utility pole. Huxford Pole & Timber Company earned their reputation for excellent service as a family business with a 60-year history…

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20August 2021

Baldwin Pole & Piling Company to Begin UltraPole NXT Production

Charlotte, N.C. (Aug. 12, 2021) – Viance, a leading innovator in the wood preservation industry, announces Baldwin Pole & Piling Company will begin production of UltraPole™ NXT with DCOI in September at their manufacturing plant in Bay Minette, Alabama. Their Wiggins, Mississippi plant will follow with all operations converted by year-end. Founded in 1945, Baldwin Pole and Piling…

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3August 2021

Bob Baeppler Speaks at Powerline 2021 Overhead Conference

This one-day conference held on August 11th in Memphis was packed with the latest innovations in wood pole systems, preservatives, performance of pole remediation treatments, an overview of national standards and sustainable design. Bob Baeppler, Business Development Manager with Viance, has a career-long history in the wood pole industry. Bob spoke on the environmental benefits of…

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1August 2021

Who says a utility pole can’t be entertaining?

“Spring is in the air. The squirrels are dancing and the Earth is smiling. With a lower environmental impact, UltraPole NXT is the first major innovation in treated wood protection in decades. Its environmentally advanced preservative means less chemicals in the environment. If you liked penta, you’ll love UltraPole NXT.” Thought you’d like to see…

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