UTILITY STRUCTURES

Utility Structures: Poles, cross-arms and wood framing.

The rising demand for alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar facilities, has resulted in an increased need for wood Utility Structures. Wood has a proven track record of reliable performance over several decades, sometimes up to 80 years. As the demand for taller, stronger, and more durable structures grows, engineered wood poles and framing have been developed for use in transmission lines. These members are not only cost-effective but also environmentally friendly, making them an ideal solution for expanding the nation’s electrical grid.

Poles, cross-arms and wood framing for UTILITY STRUCTURES manufactured by QB Corporation
Photos courtesy of Hughes Brothers Inc

QB Corporation offers Utility Structures products specifically designed for the utility industry and ready for treatment. Our product is coastal Douglas fir, which can be incised to enable better penetration of preservatives to lengthen lifespan. Poles, cross-arms, and x-braces can be fabricated according to the required dimensions for quick and easy installation.

Preservative Treatment.

QB Corporation recommends using Coastal Douglas Fir or Southern Yellow Pine for products that undergo chemical preservative pressure treatment. Treatments should be oil-based or as specified by the project designer.

Poles, cross-arms and wood framing for UTILITY STRUCTURES manufactured by QB Corporation
Photos courtesy of Hughes Brothers Inc

While QB Corporation does not provide treating services ourselves, we can outsource this service if you do not have the capabilities to do so. We offer incising services for better chemical penetration and retention, which is highly recommended for any outdoor Utility Structures products requiring treatment. Our incising equipment can handle large industrial beams, including tapered beams.

Alternatively, some customers are opting for Alaskan Yellow Cedar, which is a naturally durable species that are resistant to insect attack and decay. QB Corporation is an approved fabricator of this species. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service desk at 208-756-4248.