5 Benefits of Choosing General Structures, Inc. for Composite Poles

1. Short Lead Times The General Structures, Inc. team can get quality composite light poles for you quickly. To learn about our current lead times, call our Project Managers at 586-774-6105, ext. 1. 2. Extensive Pole-Making Experience One of the…


Which Light Pole Material is Best for Your Project?

Are you starting a brand-new light pole project? You may be unsure which pole material is best for your application. Many details impact this decision, like budget, aesthetics, and local weather conditions. Consider these factors. Wooden Light Poles Wooden poleshave…


So, Your Light Pole Failed. Now What?

Two details will determine if your selected light pole will be successful: Total EPA Wind speed of your project location If your selected light pole is strong enough to support the sum EPA at the maximum wind speed, your pole…


Why You Should Consider Galvanizing Steel Light Poles

Preparing to order steel light poles? You’ll have many options when it comes to finishes, one of which we recommend is galvanizing. The galvanization process will protect your steel poles from corrosion better than any other treatment. When steel is…


EPA: How it Impacts Light Pole Decisions

Effective Projected Area (EPA) is one way to measure a light pole’s strength. It refers to the total surface area of items (lights, banners, cameras, etc.) that the pole can support at a given windspeed. Your light pole manufacturer will…


Tips for Inspecting and Storing New Light Poles

So, your General Structures, Inc. light pole order has arrived. Great! Here are a few important steps to follow during and immediately after receiving your shipment. Checking Your Light Poles Before you sign off on that delivery, it’s important to…


Connecting Lighting Professionals with This Industry Forum

If you’re an independent lighting agent, consider joining the American Association of Independent Lighting Agents (AAILA). It’s a member-led industry forum that strengthens the capabilities of independent agents and connects them to lighting and controls manufacturers. Our parent company, DWM…


5 Key Benefits of Composite Light Poles

1. Longest Living Light Poles On average, the service life of a composite pole is 60-70 years. That’s much longer than steel, aluminum and wood poles. 2. Lightweight = Easy to Install Composite poles are made of filament-wound fiberglass reinforced…


Hitting the Mark: The Standards That Guide Our Work

Many companies claim to produce high-quality products. At General Structures, Inc., we don’t just make that claim. We aim to prove it. Our proof is that our products satisfy the strict standards set forth by AASHTO, ASTM International, and NEMA.…


Why We Moved to Project Management

If you’ve been reading our newsletters and blog posts, you’ve likely noticed our new Project Management team. And you may be wondering why we made that change. Here’s a breakdown of the problems we needed to resolve and the benefits…

About Us

General Structures, Inc. has been the best partner for C&I lighting standards since 1988. We adhere to standards set forth by AASHTO, ASTM International, and NEMA and weld all of our products to the highest American Welding Society standards.

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