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…


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…


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…


Aluminum vs. Steel: A Quick Breakdown

When choosing a light pole, material is one of the first decisions that should be made. Steel or aluminum, which is better for your project? Is aesthetic important? Are there harsh weather conditions to consider? Here are a few things…


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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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