Transmission and Distribution Poles for Power and Utilities
Union Metal steel transmission and distribution poles help deliver power to communities all over the country and have been doing so since the 1920's. Our experienced team is dedicated to meeting all of your project specifications while continuing to meet the demands of this growing market.
Our new steel light duty transmission and distribution poles respond to recently growing needs to replace deteriorating wood utility poles. We offer wood equivalent poles (WEP) in all sizes and classes to help you resolve your utility pole needs.
Union Metal steel distribution poles are produced in a wide variety of sizes
and configurations to match almost any customer requirement. Weighing approximately
70% less than comparable wood structures, the steel poles are easier and less
expensive to handle and install.
Effective and Long-Lasting Alternatives to Wood
Union Metal steel transmission and distribution poles provide an excellent
alternative to wood poles with a number of significant advantages and efficiencies.
Chief among these is the ability to outperform wood in harsh and even catastrophic
Inclement weather of all types can seriously impact the performance of transmission
and distribution lines. Snow and ice add weight. Winds can toss trees onto lines
— and in certain conditions, even bring the lines down completely. The
strength and durability of steel poles provide a dependable and cost-effective
defense against these weather-related threats to an electric utility’s
ability to deliver power to its customers.
Union Metal steel transmission and distribution poles are produced in a wide
variety of sizes and configurations to match almost any customer requirement.
Weighing approximately 70% less than comparable wood structures, the steel poles
are easier and less expensive to handle and install.
Additional advantages of steel distribution poles include:
• Uniform metal strength: Provides more consistent and
predictable long-term performance
• Corrosion and damage-resistance: Treated and finished
steel stands up to the elements and other environmental factors
• Sturdier stance: Steel poles are direct-embedded for
most standard applications
• Ecological efficiency: Conform to EPA regulations,
eliminate deforestation concerns, and are fully reusable and recyclable.
• Financial Benefits: Lower handling and installation
costs with a longer life expectancy and lower life cycle costs.
• Maintenance Reduction: No retightening of hardware
is necessary due to pole material shrinkage and poles are not prone to rot or
insect and woodpecker damage.
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