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Viance, Charlotte, N.C., has reached an agreement with A Meredith Schneider Co. and William C. Meredith Co., East Point, Ga., to produce and distribute UltraPole NXT poles treated with DCOI to most U.S. markets using southern yellow pine poles.
Viance introduced UltraPole NXT in 2018, as an environmentally friendlier alternative to penta for wood utility poles.
Scott Schneider, president of the Meredith companies, said, “As penta is exiting the market, we approached finding a replacement preservative as perhaps the most important decision of our generation. After doing our research and learning about the benefits of DCOI, it was the obvious choice for our company. Many of our customers specify and choose to buy our product because the environmental and performance benefits attributable to the steam conditioning process that we have utilized for nearly 100 years. Combining our proven process with complementary benefits related to the UltraPole NXT DCOI preservative is going to be a winning formula for our company and will certainly be valued by our customer base.”