Why Brown: Processing

Brown Ensures Quality Wood Poles


We operate our own processing plants to ensure quality throughout every step of the process. If you are looking for a quality utility pole manufacturer, Brown Wood Preserving Co. has provided our customers with the best since 1929.


Trees must be processed to remove bark, branch stubs, overgrown knots and the cambium layer. Materials removed from the trees are recycled into landscape chips or fuel. We separate the wood poles into classes based on their circumference, and inspect them for straightness, twist of grain or damage.


There is a correlation between the moisture level in the wood and its ability to accept preservative treatment, Brown carefully manages the drying of the poles in our kilns. Poles are consistently dried to maximize the effect of the preservative. Our processing and utility pole treatment procedures are unmatched by our competitors.


Before utility pole treatment, we frame the poles or cut them to specifications necessary for cross arms. This ensures that the preservative treatment will penetrate to the optimum depth. Each pole is then branded, providing a permanent record of its vital statistics. Our dedication and experience as a utility pole manufacturer, makes Brown Wood Preserving Co. a perfect choice for your utility pole needs.