4 Tips for Improving Your Parking-Lot Lighting

Poor parking-lot lighting brings with it both pros and cons. Pros: Dark spaces make you look thinner.Your sunglasses look even cooler in low light.Creepy shadows help you hide from the paparazzi. Cons: Poor lighting can lead to robberies, vehicle break-ins,…


The Environmental Benefits of New Lighting Technologies

We've discussed what consumers can expect from smart poles. (Missed that post? Click here to catch up. ) While new technology makes our lives easier, it also minimizes our impact on the environment. Here’s a quick breakdown of one eco-friendly…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


What You Should Know About Fiberglass Poles

How Fiberglass Poles Are 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…


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…


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…

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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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