SOURCE: Geotek


January 19, 2010 09:00 ET

PUPI Introduces New Fiberglass Crossarm Designed to Replace Wood

Engineered Fiberglass Crossarm Outperforms Wood Crossarms, Is Comparable in Cost, and Easier to Install

STEWARTVILLE, MN--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - PUPI, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass crossarms for the utilities industry, today announced the availability of its newest fiberglass crossarm, the PUPI Series 22. The new PUPI Series 22 is designed for the standard crossarm load capacity required by the industry, yielding a lighter, easier to install and cost-effective alternative to the standard wood tangents currently used by the industry.

PUPI fiberglass crossarms and deadends have long provided distinct advantages to wood beams which, because of considerable natural variances, are difficult to accurately predict field performance as well being susceptible to insects and woodpeckers and deteriorating in as little as 20 years of exposure. PUPI crossarms are manufactured to provide uniform and predictable performance in any climate and are impervious to insects and woodpeckers. In spite of the advantages of fiberglass, utilities have continued to use lower priced wood crossarms in standard installations.

"We had many of our customers tell us that their linemen wanted only PUPI fiberglass crossarms, but, even though our products were a better long-term investment, they couldn't make a case for the short-term cost differential," said Derek Mazula, President, Geotek, the parent company of PUPI. "The PUPI Series 22 addresses the need for an affordable fiberglass crossarm product to a cost sensitive industry like utilities."

Leveraging its patented advantages and manufacturing innovations, PUPI is able to produce the PUPI Series 22 at a lower cost without compromising on any industry-required performance features. PUPI Series 22 can be installed with fiberglass braces or with a center mount.

About PUPI

PUPI manufactures specially designed crossarms and components used by electrical utilities around the world. Engineered for superior load capacity, stiffness and resistance to ultraviolet radiation and weathering, leading utilities choose PUPI fiberglass components for consistent performance and long-term return on investment.

PUPI is a division of Geotek, an internationally recognized manufacturer of reinforced pultruded products for the utilities, animal containment, nursery and consumer markets. Geotek brings more than 35 years of pultrusion experience to the PUPI manufacturing process.

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