NAWP Where have we been – where are we going?

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NAWP Where have we been – where are we going?
North American
Wood Pole Council
CWPA – October 17, 2007
Quebec City
Paul Dandy
Arch Wood Protection Canada
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NAWPC
A United Voice for the Wood
Pole and Crossarm Industry in
North America.
Southern Pressure Treaters
Association
– Wood Preservation Canada
– Western Wood Preservers
Institute
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Why Do We Have NAWPC.
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Platform For A United Voice.
Cost Sharing.
Address National Issues.
Effective Pro Active Efforts.
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NAWPC Leadership
Board Members and Officers
• Henry Walthert – WPC- Secretary
• Craig Frohlich – WPC - Treasurer
• Paul Dandy – WPC
• Todd Brown – WWPI – President
• Des Fitzgerald - WWPI
• Ted LaDoux – WWPI-Administrative V. P.
• Jim Healey – SPTA – Vice President
• Carl Johnson – SPTA – Executive V.P.
• Glynn Pittman - SPTA
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NAWPC Staff
Martin – Technical Consultant
Ted – Administrative VP
Carl - VP
Jenny - Office
Jerry - Marketing
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NAWPC Management
WWPI Contract:
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Financial Control.
Maintain Books and Banking.
Legal and Income Tax requirement.
Liability Insurance.
Board Meetings.
Technical Issue Coordination.
Trade Show Management.
Publication Development.
Program Development and Management.
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NAWPC
Major Activities
‰ Defending Standards in Florida
and Texas.
‰ Development of Seminar Program.
‰ Defense of ANSI Strengths.
‰ Pole Size Study.
‰ Continued Outreach to Markets.
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Developing Our Message
Issues under Discussion
System Hardening Standards.
‰ Underground vs. Overhead
Economics.
‰ Threat from Tropical Species.
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Market Outreach
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Trade Shows
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NRECA TechAdvantage 2006
Orlando
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2006 IEEE/PES T&D EXPO
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2006 Lineman’s Rodeo
Northeast Pole Conference
Fall, 2006
Binghamton, NY
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2007 POLE TRADE SHOWS
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Southeastern Pole
Conference.
NRECA
TechAdvantage
Lineman’s Rodeo
International
Construction & Utility
Equipment Expo
Western Pole
Conference
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Web Site
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Promotion of our Web Site.
The Source For Information On
Sources Of Supply And Technical
Information On Wood Poles.
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WOODPOLES.ORG
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Web Site Is Updated
Continually With
New Information!
> 10,000 Hits Per Month
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Publications
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Delivering Our Message to the Market
Wood Pole Design
Seminars
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Wood Pole Design Seminars
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ISSUE: Decreasing Understanding In
Utility Industry as to the Basics of
Designing With Wood Poles.
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Lack Of Education In Engineering Schools.
Increasing Baby Boomer Retirements.
PROGRAM GOAL: To Provide the
Training to the Utility Industry To
Support Continued Use Of Wood Poles
and Crossarms.
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Wood Pole Design Seminars
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NAWPC Sponsorship with HiLine
Engineering Conducting the Seminars.
Three Day Training Program.
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Wood Pole Design Seminars
Target Audience
Wood Pole Industry Personnel Are Also
Encouraged To Attend And Become Better
Informed About The Use Of Their Products! (But
Not To Sell Product!)
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Wood Pole Design Seminars
Staffing
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Wood Pole Design Seminars
Program Content.
NAWPC
REPRESENTATIVE
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Wood Pole Design Seminars
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Seminars Will Be Self Funded By
Attendees Or Sponsorship.
Focus is on Distribution, But Principals
Apply to Transmission.
NAWPC Covered Development Cost
and Will Manage Programs.
Attendees Receive Continuing
Professional Education Credits.
Participants Receive Full Training
Manual and CD of NAWPC Information.
(And a Seminar Hat)
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Wood Pole Design Seminars
2007 Schedule
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April 3-6 Nashville,
Tennessee.
May 30 – June 1
Boise, Idaho.
Sept 25 – 27
Nashville,
Tennessee.
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Wood Pole Design Seminars
Future Program
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At the End of 2007 We Will
Evaluate Success, Modifications
and Future Use of the Program.
May Conduct Seminar Just For
Pole Industry Personnel.
May Put it On Line.
Could Sponsor For Use In
University Setting.
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Questions ?
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THANK YOU
THE END
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