The 2020 R&D 100 Awards competition on September 30 announced UltraPole NXT as Silver Award winner in the Mechanical/Materials category for a special recognition category: Corporate Social Responsibility. UltraPole NXT is an environmentally advanced wood utility pole preservative that offers low-impact environmental benefits.
On September 21, 2020, R&D World magazine announced the finalists from 19 countries/regions. Winners were named in three categories: Analytical/Test, Mechanical/Materials and Process/Prototyping. The R&D 100 is a renowned worldwide competition since 1963.