The WQC program is designed to ensure its customers receive high-quality treated wood utility products that will provide decades of reliable service, enabling you to stretch your construction and maintenance budgets. In addition, our technical programs provide training that will enable your employees to make the most cost-effective purchasing decisions.
Simply put the WQC program works. More than 80,000 inspection reports from the field reveal product conformance rates of more than 99 percent for WQC poles and cross-arm shipped to utilities across the country.
Wood Quality Control, Inc. (WQC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) was created in response to a request from the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) after that agency began receiving a steadily increasing number of complaints from cooperative borrowers about the poor performance of their treated wood poles. Several years of discussion ensued between REA, NRECA and a number of cooperative managers, leading to the WQC program beginning operation in October 1982.
Today, more than 10 million WQC poles and 8 million WQC cross-arm have been installed in utility lines throughout the United States and in electrification programs abroad.
Our Partnership with Timber Products Inspection
WQC partners with Timber Products Inspection, the nation’s leading inspection agency for both untreated and treated wood products. With an outstanding reputation for service and the most experienced inspection staff in the industry, this dynamic duo handily outperforms the competition.
For more information about Timber Products Inspection and the services they offer, please visit the company’s web site that can be accessed at www.tpinspection.com.