​​​​​​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.

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Documented performance

Simply put, the WQC program works. More than 100,000 inspection reports from the field reveal product conformance rates of more than 99 percent for WQC poles and crossarm shipped to utilities across the country.


Wood Quality Control Inc. (WQC), a non-profit affiliate 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 18 million WQC poles and 15​ million WQC cross-arms 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 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 website at


​Will Cox, Director

1888 Main St., Ste. C #434
Madison, MS 39110