Top 10 Ropes Courses Around Houston

High ropes courses are not only known for their unique ways of challenging thrill-seekers and climbing enthusiasts, but also for the way they utilize wood products in their obstacle installations.  From suspended balance logs to soaring piling platforms, ropes courses continuously push the limit for park engineers and participants alike.  Down below are 10 of the top…

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Never Replace Your Pilings Again

EcoPile pilings are an exceptional alternative to wood pilings designed to extend the longevity of your marine structure. Due to the ever-growing restrictions of using treated wood in water, wooden pilings are now having to be replaced more often than before.  Since the untreated pilings are completely exposed, they are quickly being ravaged by weathering,…

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2015 Spring Scholarship Honorable Mention – Samuel Deshields

Congratulations to Samuel Deshields; her essay earned her an honorable mention from American Pole and Timber. We asked the question, “In what ways can the increased use of wood and wood-derived building materials in construction make the most positive impacts on the environment in next 35 years (by 2050)?”  The following is Samuel’s winning submission  …

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APT Wood Design & Construction Scholarship

American Pole and Timber announces the Spring 2015 APT Wood Design & Construction Scholarship, an essay competition awarding $500 scholarships to students at accredited colleges and universities who deliver the most thoughtful and strongly presented ideas for the given topic.

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More Trucks In Texas Using Natural Gas

You’ve heard of hybrid cars that run on batteries. But what about big trucks that – instead of diesel fuel – burn natural gas. Filling up is changing and giving new meaning to what we call gas stations. Big, noisy tractor trailer trucks are lining up to fill up at this Love’s Travel Stop on…

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Building Products Plus Upgrades to CNG-Powered Trucks

Building Products Plus recently replaced their fleet of diesel-powered tractor/trailer trucks with four new trucks powered by cleaner-burning Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). They are currently also in the process of an engine-only CNG conversion of a tilt-bed truck in their fleet. The new trucks are 2015 Kenworth T800’s powered by Cummins Westport’s new ISX12 G…

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We supply Atlantis Rail Cable Railing

Per a Press Release distributed 6/23/2014. American Pole and Timber is an authorized dealer for Atlantis Rail Systems, a leading manufacturer of stainless steel railing systems. See Atlantis Rail on our website. Eric Lincoln, Sales Manager at American Pole and Timber says, “We chose to become a dealer of Atlantis Railing Systems products primarily because…

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FSC® Certified Timber Trusses Now Available

American Pole and Timber can now manufacture FSC® Certified timber trusses and other custom structural wood products. As part of their dedication to supply products that meet LEED and other green building standards, American Pole and Timber in Houston, TX has developed a product groups control system that meets the requirements of, and has been…

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