To be utilitarian loosely means that you are able to be quite resourceful with all your material needs and capital requirements. When push comes to shove, as they say, or when you enter into something of a mini financial crisis, you are also able to make what they have been calling structural adjustments on the global scale. Prior to any shortfalls in meeting the regular processes of supply and demand, you have been able to save for the proverbial rainy day.
Today the utilitarian concept has been applied all the more broadly through a (still relatively) new phenomenon known as sustainable development. This means that we are learning to do more with less. Never a truer word could have been spoken when they said ‘less is more’. Utility pole manufacturer supply and demand imperatives conform wholly to the concept of sustainable development. It also means that nothing is going to waste.
No longer are natural resources being unnecessarily damaged irreparably. For the commercial business owner and, certainly, the farmer, being able to rely on utility wood is nothing but a boon. Many businesses and farms that own large tracts of land require good stocks of utility poles. These poles are used to keep fencing intact, but often, mainly due to weather and climate conditions, the poles and fences have to be repaired and also replaced entirely.
The wood that is sourced for poles and other commercial or building requirements come from forestry reserves that have not damaged or impeded on already scarce natural resources. Indigenous plantations and forests are allowed to grow. And the harvesting of wood from forests set aside for this purpose is done as sustainably as possible. It is a utilitarian process through and through.