Natural Disaster Recovery

Blackwood Solutions is there when you need us. We are a national turnkey rapid-response disaster recovery services contractor. We have managed recovery projects ranging from Midwest tornadoes to Hurricane Irma successfully serving clients and municipalities in their time of need. Blackwood offers knowledge and experience from our principals, managers, and personnel. Our senior management team can serve your community with disaster recovery efforts including debris removal, management, processing, recycling, and disposal.

Wood Recycling & Disposal

Leveraging years of experience working in the wood recycling market, Blackwood is uniquely positioned to maximize wood recycling goals while keeping costs at a minimum. Blackwood works with its customers to design sustainable wood recycling and disposal programs that are simple, cost-effective, and highly customizable to match customer goals/strategy. These recycling and disposal programs have been developed and refined through years of experience serving railroad, utility, and industrial customers. Blackwood provides comprehensive recycling solutions for utility poles, pole butts, pallets, reels, crating, railroad ties, crane mats, and any other treated and untreated wood debris. More than a consulting firm, Blackwood also provides all equipment and manpower to deliver real-world results for the recycling and disposal solutions that it prescribes. Blackwood’s successful wood recycling and disposal programs have been presented at numerous industry events such as the SPTA Eastern Pole Conference, Investment Recovery Association, and Electric Utility Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance.

Material Handling

Blackwood’s specialized grapple trucks are uniquely built to offer support for a wide variety of material loading and transport services. Blackwood primarily uses its fleet of grapple trucks to self-perform wood recycling and disposal projects in service to the utility industry. Other industries recognize the value of the boom truck by deploying the truck for distribution and right-of-way cleanup services. Examples of these services include:

  • New pole distribution
  • New crosstie distribution
  • Rail distribution
  • Vegetation management
  • Emergency response services

A dispatcher to manage an extended fleet of boom trucks will be available 24 hours a day to provide superior support in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.


Armed with a fleet of high-capacity end dump trailers and over the road tractor trailers, Blackwood Solutions is equipped to offer affordable pricing for all bulk transportation projects. Transportation efficiencies are maximized through volume-based shipping; avoiding the costs for unnecessary trips. Blackwood’s fleet of high-capacity end dump trailers vary in size/length and can be fabricated to fit special project needs. Examples of the types of materials that Blackwood has efficiently hauled include:

  • Wood poles/pole pieces
  • Pallets/crates
  • Wood chips
  • Railroad ties
  • Scrap metals
  • Concrete