The W.C. Meredith Company began working with Viance over two years ago and was the first wood pole manufacturer to introduce the DCOI UltraPole® NXT preservative system to the SYP utility pole market. The combination of their steam conditioning process and the eco-friendly DCOI preservative, provides their customers with a pole that may be the most future-forward in addressing environmental concerns available in the marketplace.
Bill Gay, National Sales Manager, for W.C. Meredith, states, “As a treater, changing to DCOI was a seamless transition with the steam conditioning process plus the DCOI preservative has extremely good penetration all the way to the heart of the wood. UltraPole NXT with DCOI offers additional benefits of less toxicity for lineman, the public and the environment, plus linemen are very happy with the drill-ability and say it climbs beautifully. Utility managers like the environmentally friendly aspect and that there is no change in safety instructions or programs in the switch from penta to DCOI.”
The W.C. Meredith Company takes pride that the duck featured on our Mereduc trademark has evolved to appropriately represent the most eco-friendly and valuable pole on the market.
Now in their 102nd year, A Meredith Schneider Company (AMS) and William C. Meredith Company (WCM) represent five generations of the Meredith family and multiple generations of employees providing quality wood utility poles to communication and electric utilities throughout the United States. The companies’ reputation is founded on superior treating processes utilizing steam conditioning and vacuum drying processes. Their history started with a customer focus which continues to drive their business decisions today. With distribution points in GA, MD, OH, partnerships in the Northeast, plus rail service from CSX and NS, they are well positioned to serve most of the US pole market. Visit Mereduc.com.