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09-22-2020

What You Should Know About 5 and 10-Year Warranties

Every General Structures, Inc. light pole automatically comes with a three-year warranty. But we also offer the option for extended five and ten-year warranties that include more comprehensive finishing processes. The five-year warranty includes a Palgard Epoxy Coating; the ten-year…

09-08-2020

The Importance of Vibration Dampeners

Are you a long-time reader of our blog posts? Then you’ve seen us share insight about the effects of first and second-mode vibrations. (Missed it? Read all about it here.) You may be tempted to resort to radical measures in…

08-24-2020

A Detailed Look at the Powder-Coating Process

Stage 1: Cleaning and SSPC-SP10 The Society for Protective Coatings' SP10 regulation requires that all poles be visibly free of oil, grease, dust, dirt, mill scale, rust, coating, and oxides. So before applying the finish, we thoroughly inspect the pole…

08-10-2020

Sports Light Poles: The Basics

If you’re looking for light poles to illuminate a playing field, tennis or basketball courts, an ice rink, or a parking lot, sports light poles are the way to go. Here’s some basic information you’ll need to know about sports…

07-27-2020

Let’s Shed Some Light on Catenary Poles

Okay, Well What Is Catenary Lighting and How Does It Work with a Pole? Catenary pendants are decorative lights hung on a specially designed cable strung between two structures, such as poles. Depending on the setting and the desired amount…

07-20-2020

What You Should Know About Fiberglass Poles

How They’re Made At General Structures, Inc., we supply filament-wound, fiberglass poles made with computer-controlled equipment. Since this production process allows for precise control of the glass, fiber, and resin required to create the poles, we are able to supply…

06-22-2020

Prevent Damage and Maintain Appearance with the Best Pole Finish Available

How do we define the best? To the average soul, the word “best” might be associated with the type of pizza he’d happily eat every day for a week, or a specific brand of jeans she insists on buying every…

06-08-2020

Making the World a “Smarter” Place, One Streetlight at a Time

It used to be that going out at night wasn’t a safe idea. Then, streetlights were invented. They truly revolutionized the way people traveled, socialized, and conducted business. Light poles continue to transform the world with “smart” technology. Steady Progress…

05-25-2020

The Importance of Regular Light Pole Inspections

Rain, snow, sleet, and ice build-up effect light poles in many parts of the country. As a result, the poles can rust and corrode over time. If damage is left unchecked, light poles can eventually fail and fall onto the…

05-11-2020

Wind-Induced Vibrations and their Effects on Steel and Aluminum Light Poles

When it’s time to choose light poles, you have to consider the environmental factors of wind-induced vibrations, which can severely damage both steel and aluminum poles. However, if you plan properly, you can limit - or even eliminate - the…

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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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