As North America’s leading supplier of wood utility poles, Stella-Jones provides over one million poles per year to replace, upgrade and develop new electrical utility and telecommunications lines across Canada and the United States.
Wood poles are the backbone of North America’s electric grid and are a renewable resource, providing equal or superior strength, resiliency and service life when compared to any “wood pole equivalent” structure constructed from alternative materials, such as steel, concrete and fiberglass.
Stella-Jones’ quality poles are made from a variety of premium wood species to suit a range of climates. Our custom manufacturing services meet the demands of our customers’ unique specifications across the continent.
Extensive Transportation Network
With facilities strategically located across the United States and Canada, our extensive distribution network offers broad, economical coverage using truck, rail and maritime transport.
Continuity of Supply
Our extensive manufacturing facilities, substantial cutting rights and long-term relationships with wood suppliers combined with extensive untreated pole inventories ensure a fast and consistent supply of material, particularly in times of unplanned or emergency need.
Our agile continental network of wood treating plants and distribution yards carry a large inventory to ensure that you get the materials you need quickly and efficiently, even under urgent conditions.
Western Red Cedar
Grown in the Pacific Northwest, this lightweight, premium pole species is popular for its natural insecticidal properties. May be pressure, butt or thermal treated, and is easy to climb.
Grown in the American northwest and considered one of the best softwood timbers, this premium wood species is strong and light.
Native to Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States, this lightweight, straight and evenly-grained species with moderate decay resistance is easy to work with in outdoor applications.
Southern Yellow Pine
Grown in southeastern United States, this species is remarkably strong, with thick, easily treatable sapwood.
Commonly-used wood treatment utilized by North American utilities. This preservative is oil-borne which allows it to remain soft and climbable in most climates.
Chromated Copper Arsenate
Clean, odorless and paintable, this water-borne treatment offers durability and resistance.
This oil-based preservative is pressure-impregnated into wood cells to protect wood species from rot, fungus and insects, thus extending its lifespan.
This oil-borne wood preservative is available for treatment of southern yellow pine and Douglas fir poles.
- The pole is perforated using knives or pegs to ensure full and adequate penetration of the preservative in the critical groundline area.
- Radial Drilling
- A pattern of small-diameter holes is drilled into the pole at the groundline to enhance preservative penetration in this critical area.
- Through Boring
- Small-diameter holes are drilled entirely through the groundline area of the pole to allow for complete penetration of preservative through the entire cross section.
- Poles are drilled, gained and tagged or branded based on the unique specifications of each customer. The framing is completed prior to treatment in order to allow the preservative to penetrate the holes and protect against decay.
- Engineering Services
- For assistance in finding a wood pole design solution, Stella-Jones’ in-house staff of professional engineers are a valuable resource.
Stella-Jones is one of the largest North American suppliers of wood utility poles to customers in the electrical and telecommunications industries.
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Secure Supply, Quick Response
With strategically located manufacturing facilities and multiple distribution yards spanning the continent, we guarantee prompt delivery, even in an emergency. We provide specially equipped trucks that allow us to deliver product directly to your jobsite. We also provide individual or multiple pole drops, saving both time and money on your project.