Creating Complete Light Pole Orders by Working Together

It’s important to include accurate details when submitting new orders. Incomplete or inaccurate information can lead to expensive errors and major setbacks in fulfillment. When you’re ready to order new light poles, review this helpful guide. Details We Need to…


Our Project Management Team: Improving How We Do Business

Our new Project Management team was constructed to redefine how we provide the ideal resources and product knowledge our sales partners need to quote a project and submit purchase orders. Project Managers will work with you from quoting through shipping…


Leveraging PoleVault™ for Your Purchase Orders

We’re proud to be your partners in light pole manufacturing. And we want to make sure you have all the resources you need to properly and efficiently submit purchase orders. PoleVault™ is an easy access point for pricing, product guides,…


How CSA-Listed Light Poles Are Different

If your client has requested CSA-Listed light poles, you might be scratching your head. Who is CSA? And what does CSA-Listed mean? Canadian Standards Association (CSA) International is a group that certifies electrical and mechanical products, and other products that…


Available Accessories and Their Uses

Ahh, accessories. Adding accessories to your poles is a lot like adding guacamole on your tacos. It’s an extra topping that completes your meal and makes your tastebuds happy. Light pole add-ons are the finishing touches your poles need to…


Finding the Perfect Color for Your Light Poles

First Thing’s First: The Finish You may already know that every General Structures, Inc. light pole is protected by our thermosetting polyester powder coating process. The full finishing process varies depending on which warranty you’ve selected, but at minimum, all…


3 Steps to Touching Up Your Light Poles

Good news: your General Structures, Inc. poles are protected by a standard three-year finish warranty — with the option to extend this to five or ten years. This means you can count on us to back the finish of our…


Installing Your New Light Poles

So, you’ve placed an order for new light poles. First step, done! Now, it’s time to plan the installation. Whether you’re working with embedded or anchored poles, keep in mind that the soil will vary for each project site. So,…


Why Composite Poles Are a Better Option in Storm Zones

Each year, storms in the U.S. cause $18-33 billion in damage. A significant amount of that cost is allocated to repairing or replacing fallen wooden utility poles. When light poles fall, they can cause power outages, damage vehicles and buildings,…


What Hardware is Included with Your Poles?

So, you’ve ordered your new light poles – hooray! To help you plan for the assembly and installation, here’s a breakdown of the hardware that comes with the poles. Small Pieces Pole Caps. All side-mounted poles (those with mounting provisions…

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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