Inspecting Your Light Pole Shipment is Critical

10-06-2021
Inspecting Your Light Pole Shipment is Critical

So, your United Lighting Standards light pole order has arrived. Great!

Here are a few important steps to follow during and immediately following receipt of your shipment.

Inspect Your Poles

Before you sign off on that delivery, itโ€™s important to open, inspect and count all the poles and hardware.

Removing the blue wrap and cardboard enables you to thoroughly inspect each piece to ensure it was delivered as expected and damage-free. This also allows your poles to release any moisture that may be trapped inside that could damage the finish.

If you notice damages or are missing any pieces, note them on your delivery receipt.

Store Your Poles Properly

If possible, store the poles, unwrapped, inside. If they must be stored outside, poles should be unwrapped and kept off the ground and not submerged in water or snow. We recommend alternating the poles top to bottom and bottom to top. You should separate layers of poles with padded dunnage (dry, untreated wood). Lay the dunnage evenly between poles to apply equal pressure.

What to Avoid

Donโ€™t leave any wrapping or cardboard on the poles. It may damage the finish by trapping heat and moisture โ€” creating the ideal environment for stains and corrosion.

Avoid wet dunnage and dunnage with a chemical makeup, as they could also damage your finish. Unequal dunnage distribution can bend or warp your poles.

If you have any questions, just let us know.

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About Us

United Lighting Standards has been committed to designing, fabricating, finishing, and packaging high-quality steel and aluminum poles since 1971. We adhere to standards set forth by AASHTO, ASTM International, and NEMA. All of our products are built using fabricating and welding procedures outlined in the American Welding Society (AWS) manual for steel and aluminum to eliminate welding defects and ensure structural integrity.

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