Steel Poles—Past, Present and Future

by Ronald E. Randle, Meyer Industries, Red Wing, MN, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Innovations in the Design of Electrical Transmission Structures


When using steel pole structures, construction possibilities are limitless. Of all the options available, tubular steel structures provide the most versatility for transmission line construction. Two main factors account for the truth in this statement: First, within the industry, the manufacturers work hard to capitalize on the new and innovative concepts being marketed by its raw material suppliers. Second, the manufacturers have and continue to invest capital in new equipment and processes to keep their manufacturing plants modern and efficient.

Subject Headings: Steel | Steel construction | Steel structures | Power transmission lines | Power transmission poles | Electric power | Industries | Innovation

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