Creative Composites Group, the leading manufacturer of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites, is proud to announce that the company has been awarded the Unsurpassed Innovation Award from the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo.
The company submitted its line of Fire Resistant Utility Poles, FireStrong Self-Monitoring Composite Pole Systems, for the award. These poles are often used as an alternative construction material for utility poles. As the name states, the product is able to maintain its structural integrity after a fire allowing them to be kept in service (decreasing any amount of downtime after a fire).
Creative Composites Group(CCG)’s FireStrong poles are engineered to last up to 75 years in some of the harshest environments with little to no maintenance. Ultimately allowing for low total cost of ownership, as well as resiliency in the case of unforeseen events. The poles include a temperature monitoring system that is engineered to continuously monitor the temperature experienced by the pole and record the highest measured temperature measured on its surface. This allows utility workers to measure the temperature vs. the strength retention chart of a FRP pole when evaluating whether or not a pole needs to be replaced.
“We were excited to learn that the resilient and innovative nature of Creative Composite Group’s FireStrong poles has earned the company this award. CCG prides itself in being a company that can be relied upon to manufacture materials that are not only strong enough to withstand a broad range of elements but also innovative as well – and the temperature gauge on FireStrong poles shows that.” – Shane Weyant, CEO, Creative Composites Group
Having strong utility poles that can withstand damaging weather events, such as wildfires, saves companies both time and money annually. For more information on Creative Composites Group’s FireStrong Utility Poles visit: www.creativecompositesgroup.com/products/utilities/utility-pole-fire-resistant