What to Do About Your Aging and Corroding Assets Is Not Always Clear

Utility leaders understand that their infrastructure is aging and corroding. Unfortunately, the best path for asset management has not always been clear for decision makers. Until now.

The Old Way:
The “Throw Away” Mentality Is Expensive, Unpredictable, and Dangerous

The old way of asset management is a “throw away mentality” and it is expensive, unpredictable, wasteful, and dangerous. Utilities are frustrated because the sheer number of aging assets in this country is simply too large to replace in a timely manner.

Utility leaders understand that infrastructure ages and corrodes. However, they may believe that an operations and maintenance (O&M) strategy to address the issues proactively, is simply not worth their investment. Their only option has been to operate the asset until there is a failure. This “throw away” mentality is expensive, unpredictable, and dangerous and utilities are tired of it.


The average age of the infrastructure that delivers power to our business and homes is 40 years old now but ¼ are 50+ years old. Galvanized steel only provides effective corrosion resistance for 50-70 years.


6-10% of the infrastructure in North America is defective enough to fail today: from wood, steel and composite transmission lines, to lattice towers, light poles at national “Big Box” retailers, and everything in


Replacement or repairs -- after a failure occurs -- can cost ten times more than the cost of extending the life of your assets long before you face problems.

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The New Way:
Invest in the Integrity of Your Assets Today (Before Failure)

Let Exo pay attention to your infrastructure and extend the life of your assets today, before there is a failure tomorrow.

Explore ways Exo can help:

  • Quality Assurance
    Our team verifies the quality of your assets during all stages of fabrication with thorough in-plant quality control. Exo is experienced establishing quality assurance best practices that ensure greater structural strength and longevity for every asset you buy, create, or manage.
  • Structural Inspection
    Whether it’s an in-plant inspection during asset manufacturing, a field, ground based inspection with our full array of visual and nondestructive testing (NDT) methodologies, or an aerial inspection via man-baskets or drone/UAV, we are committed to asset protection. Our proprietary inspection software application allows Exo to deliver accurate, actionable inspection data every time.
  • Field Service and Repair
    Your structural assets inevitably deteriorate and/or age. They become a financial and potentially legal risk to your organization. To keep steel poles, towers, and other infrastructure assets reliable, you need a team ready for in-field service and repair. Exo has a full range of field repair, infrastructure asset upgrade, and structural strengthening services options under one roof.
  • Wood Pole Services
    Without regular maintenance and inspection of your wood poles, you could be putting the public at risk. Don’t wait for a catastrophic failure. Take proactive action to protect your wood poles and their components with a wood pole asset management program with Exo.
  • Life Extension Programs
    Extend the life of your assets. With Ex-TendTM, Exo offers a data-driven, full lifecycle asset management approach. You’ll know the condition of poles, towers, and all other structural assets, have a full understanding of any risks you face, and be equipped with a strategy for managing and minimizing that risk. Maximize your return on investment, prevent accidents and asset failure, and get results that improve your bottom line. Learn more about capitalizing your life extension program.
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The ROI of Integrity: Confidence and Momentum, No Matter What Tomorrow Brings

Investing in the integrity of your assets today gives you confidence in your infrastructure, no matter what tomorrow brings. It also means substantial time/cost savings, creating progress and forward momentum for your organization.

  • Save your organizations millions, extending the life of assets, instead of replacing assets
  • Capitalize asset life extension
  • Predict problems (and budget) for your assets before you have a problem
  • Upgrade the rate-payers’ experience
  • Avoid bad press, legal expenses, and the negative impact failures have on your brand
  • Communicate, you are a person of integrity, willing to do the right thing for the community
  • Strengthen your reputation and career
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How to Extend the Life of Your Assets

Extending the life of your assets is easy with Exo

Exo would love the opportunity to talk with you and your team and answer questions about how we can help you invest in extending the life of your aging and corroding infrastructure.

  1. Schedule a discovery call where an Exo subject matter expert can ask questions about your assets.
  2. Exo assesses your infrastructure and designs a pilot program that fits your vision, timing, and budget.
  3. Exo executes the solution that saves money and creates momentum for you and your organization.
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Our People

Exo’s is built on the work of innovative engineers and an army of world- class inspectors and field technicians.

Between our engineering team and our field technicians, Exo has the capacity to solve the most complicated problems our clients will ever face. More importantly perhaps, are the dangerous issues Exo helps our clients avoid altogether.

Exo’s Skilled Field Technicians

Exo has the most skillfully trained inspectors and field service crews in North America. The experience Exo has gained by inspecting and remediating over 1,000,000 assets has enabled us to assess problems, engineer solutions, and execute the technical work that addresses whatever issues your organization is facing.

Exo’s Engineering Team is World Class

Exo has a team of experienced subject matter experts, engineers, and technologists. This team is comprised of SEI fellows that lead on numerous codes and standards committees, hold dozens of U.S. pattens, and are recognized nationally by their peers. In addition, they have developed a proprietary software application that delivers readily usable data for our client’s assets. This provides our clients with the power to make accurate and valuable predictions about the health of their infrastructure, saving millions of dollars and avoiding the unnecessary consequence of catastrophic failure (on their watch).

Exo’s Clients

Premiere companies, municipalities, investor owned utilities and top 10 U.S. retailers all benefit from Exo’s professional experience, innovative engineers, and field technicians ensuring the integrity of their infrastructure.

Your Next Step

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Justin Evans

Director, Strategic Accounts & Business Development


Ed Antar

Director, Strategic Accounts & Business Development