12/21/2016 - All 150 steel poles have been set. This project is part of the utility’s comprehensive initiative to improve storm resiliency and service reliability.
12/15/2016 - New fire-resistant steel poles will improve the infrastructure and overall public safety in the region.
9/28/2016 - San Diego Gas & Electric is poised to begin a massive project to replace 2,000 wooden poles with steel poles throughout the Cleveland National Forest.
9/14/2016 - Public Service Company of Oklahoma is getting ready to replace many older wooden poles with steel poles to meet the community's future needs.
7/15/2016 - In addition to reliability and load capacity, steel utility power poles offer longevity. lower life cycle costs, maneuverability and durability.
7/4/2016 - Eight wooden power poles along U.S. Highway 70, some of which have begun to lean, will be replaced by self-supporting steel poles.
6/9/2016 - Steel’s profile as a green material is creating interest in replacing aging wood electric utility distribution poles with poles made of steel.
5/6/2016 - Several wooden poles snapped in two by a severe storm in Evansville, Indiana are being replaced with steel poles.
5/5/2016 - Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc. started replacing wood poles with steel poles following two major ice storm events that caused more than $35 million in damage.
5/4/2016 - In preparation for the summer months, Arizona Public Service installed steel poles during the cooler months in order to meet its customers' increased energy demands.
4/28/2016 - Arizona Public Service (APS) installed steel poles to prevent longer stretches of poles coming down during high monsoon winds.
4/27/2016 - Construction crews are raising steel poles in Harrison and Doddridge counties, West Virginia to support the electric demands of the area's Marcellus Shale gas industry.
4/25/2016 - The courses for students/instructors and journeymen/apprentice linemen include videos, documents, quizzes and a certificate upon completion.
4/22/2016 - Delmarva Power is converting its aging wooden power poles to safer, more weather-resilient galvanized steel poles.
3/30/2016 - Arizona's largest electric service company replaced more than 2,600 wood power poles with steel in 2015 because of storms or as part of its annual replacement program.
2/19/2016 - Read about the many benefits of using steel poles and training materials for student and journeymen linemen developed by SMDI, ISPC and PowerSkills.
2/12/2016 - A new line of double-circuit tubular steel towers will alleviate thermal overloads identified in Southern California Edison's annual assessment study.
2/3/2016 - Dominion Virginia Power is replacing wood poles with steel poles as part of a comprehensive initiative to improve storm resiliency and service reliability.
1/7/2016 - The utility is replacing wood poles with steel poles to withstand higher winds and ice, improving system reliability.
12/31/2015 - FPU electric crews installed the last few steel poles to complete 1.66 miles of system upgrades in the city limits.
12/29/2015 - ECG is replacing all wooden electricity poles with steel tubular poles in the Kwahu Afram Plains because of the risk of destruction from bush fires during the dry season.
12/16/2015 - Arizona Public Service replaces 24 wooden utility poles with 19 steel poles on Mt. Elden.
10/20/2015 - Tucson Electric Power is upgrading its robust electrical system, and steel poles are a key part of that effort.
10/2/2015 - Arizona Public Service - The project will also secure the power supply to communications equipment that are vital for police, fire, and rescue operations in northern Arizona.
9/25/2015 - Idaho Power - Woodpeckers have damaged the wooden utility poles and the company is concerned about their integrity, so they are being replaced with steel poles.
9/17/2015 - Delmarva Power - The project involves replacing 447 existing wooden structures along around 31 miles with new single steel pole structures 60 to 135 feet tall.
9/16/2015 - Arizona Public Service - Since June 2015, APS has replaced more than 2,600 wood poles with steel poles.
9/15/2015 - Arizona Public Service - As part of its effort to harden the grid, APS replaced downed wood poles with steel poles.
9/14/2015 - A recent study challenges perceptions on the sustainability advantages of wood poles when compared with steel poles.
9/8/2015 - Atlantic City Electric - Steel poles are appearing with more frequency in South Jersey following Hurricane Sandy and some major wind and snowstorms in recent years.
8/23/2015 - New training materials and coursework on working with steel utility poles is now available for student, apprentice and journeyman lineworker programs nationwide.
8/12/2015 - Rick Blume, vice president, commercial for Nucor Corporation succeeds Dan Mull of ArcelorMittal USA as chairman of SMDI's Board of Directors.
7/17/2015 - San Diego Gas and Electric - A project through Cleveland National Forest would replace 1,800 wooden poles with taller fire-resistant steel poles.
6/2/2015 - The most durable solution for North America's power infrastructure challenges is also the most sustainable.
2/16/2015 - SMDI representatives will discuss the newly updated lineman training materials in cooperation with Valmont (Booth 606) and T&D PowerSkills (Booth 1565).
10/21/2014 - Linemen will participate in a classroom and field demonstration to learn about safety practices, section joining, framing, installations and climbing.
10/3/2014 - New features of O-Calc Pro 5.0 include the opportunity for users to directly model manufactured steel poles (rounded and multi-sided).
4/1/2014 - Steel Times International, April 2014 - A detailed LCA study shows that when wood poles are replaced by galvanized steel poles, there are significant environmental benefits.
1/2/2014 - The materials focus on energized distribution systems and safe work practices.
10/15/2013 - WBOC-TV - Ninety wooden poles are being replaced by steel poles, which require less maintenance and can withstand winds up to 120 mph.
10/15/2013 - Ninety wooden poles are being replaced by steel poles, which require less maintenance and can withstand winds up to 120 mph.
9/23/2013 - The Steel Recycling Institute celebrates its 25th anniversary and releases the 2012 Steel Recycling rates.
8/7/2013 - Detailed study finds galvanized steel utility poles outperform wood poles in key environmental measures.
4/24/2013 - Student linemen will test their knowledge and skills at a steel pole climbing event on April 27, 2013.
3/15/2013 - The training session will cover steel pole overhead procedures, focusing on the transfer of existing lines and equipment to set steel poles.
12/16/2012 - Utilities are replacing wood with steel utility poles to improve response to big storms and putting damaged electricity networks back together.
11/6/2012 - Linemen, students and instructors will participate in this training session at Oklahoma State University in Okmulgee, OK on November 14.
8/17/2012 - A Web-based tool provides national design standards for cost-effective, sustainable structures.
4/30/2012 - Carbon Power & Light protects birds and improves reliability by replacing wood utlity poles with steel.
3/1/2012 - Transmission & Distribution World, March 2012 - To prevent bird mortalities and related power outages, Carbon Power & Light is swapping out wood poles for steel poles.
8/11/2011 - Contractors for San Diego Gas & Electric are erecting a five-mile line of large new steel power poles to replace the existing line in Oceanside, California.
7/29/2011 - San Diego Gas and Electric has replaced more than 1,100 wooden power poles with steel poles. SMDI helped train these linemen to work with steel poles.
7/6/2011 - Arizona Public Service is kept busy replacing 15 wood utility distribution poles sheared during a microburst with steel poles.
6/2/2011 - SMDI will conduct a Steel Distribution Pole Lineman Training Workshop on June 25, 2011 at Lake Sumter Community College in Sumterville, Florida.
6/1/2011 - Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative chose steel poles to protect its system against extreme environmental conditions.
5/1/2011 - Prime Magazine (SteelOrbis), May/June 2011 - This article explores the manufacturing process for steel distribution poles and their sustainable, cost-effective benefits.
4/25/2011 - The NREA has invited SMDI to conduct a "hot line" training session on May 24-25, 2011 at the Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska.
4/20/2011 - Since 2007, San Diego Gas & Electric has replaced 1,100 wood power poles with steel ones, and 600 more will be intalled this year.
4/4/2011 - SMDI will conduct a Lineman Training Workshop on April 27, 2011 at the Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska.
1/26/2011 - Rancho Bernardo CA Patch - San Diego Gas & Electric is replacing 43 wood power poles with steel replacements.
1/21/2011 - Quick facts on the top 10 reasons to use steel distribution poles.
1/21/2011 - Working live is a necessity for all utilities. The secret to working safely with steel, as well as all other materials, is to always follow safety procedures to the letter.
9/1/2010 - Tucson Electric Power evaluates the benefits of switching from wood to steel distribution poles.
10/28/2009 - AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) will conduct a Steel Distribution Pole Lineman Training Workshop on November 17-19, 2009.
8/1/2003 - Transmission & Distribution World - Providing better designs is challenging when most U.S. states only require the lines to meet the minimum safety requirements of the NESC.
6/1/2003 - Transmission and Distribution World - Austin Energy turned to steel distribution poles when addressing a tricky technical problem.
6/1/2003 - Transmission and Distribution World - As a critical part of the delivery system, pole maintenance and pole life must be considered when selecting the best materials for the job.
3/1/2002 - Transmission and Distribution World - Steel poles provide a cost-effective way to install overhead distribution poles in off-road locations.
8/1/2001 - Transmission and Distribution World - Arizona Public Service Co. implemented a pilot program to evaluate alternatives to wood poles, and chose steel poles.
1/1/1997 - Eight facts about the benefits of hot dip galvanized steel distribution poles contributed by the American Galvanizers Association.