Osmose Utilities acquires Provincial Pole Specialists

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Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. announced the acquisition of Provincial Pole Specialists, Inc. (PPSI) and its sister company, Central Pole Inspection and Maintenance, Inc. (CPIM).

Manitoba-based PPSI and Saskatchewan-based CPIM are collectively the largest utility pole maintenance providers in Canada, according to the companies. PPSI and CPIM collectively inspect and treat over 250,000 poles each year for central Canada’s major energy companies, and also provide pole reinforcement and other distribution line maintenance services throughout the country.

Cody Phipps, CEO of Osmose commented, “With PPSI and CPIM added to our team, we expect to extend Osmose’s digitally-enabled, data-driven asset management offerings for Canadian utilities — from pole inspection, pole restoration and foundation restorations to storm response, grounding, and padmount transformer inspection. Together, we’ll help bolster the structural resiliency and performance of Canada’s utility infrastructure.” 

“For more than 30 years, PPSI and CPIM have built a reputation for successfully completing challenging and complex projects on-time and within budget. Osmose has long been the gold standard for quality and innovation in our field.  They bring a powerful breadth of products and solutions as well as technical depth and field excellence that will enable us to serve the Canadian utility marketplace in important, new ways,” said Tim Oickle, President of PPSI and CPIM.

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