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Industry information, application knowledge, and fun facts about steel transmission and substation structures.

10 Tips: How to Save Money When Submitting a Bid to a Steel Fabricator

Every structural steel fabricator is different when it comes down to pricing substation and...

What Everyone in the Hot-Dip Galvanizing Industry Should Know

If you ever have the opportunity to visit a galvanizing plant and watch firsthand the hot-dip...

How to Make a Transmission Pole Plumb Using Raking or Cambering

Appearance can determine a lot just to the naked eye. Without knowing any specifics, when we...

Direct Embedded versus Drilled Pier Foundation for Transmission Poles

Before I started writing and learning about the utility industry, I honestly never really...

5 Tips to Land You the Most Talked About Exhibitor at IEEE PES T&D Expo

Five decades later, it is evident of the monumental influence that IEEE PES T&D Conference and...

Preventing Vibrations of Steel Transmission Arms Through Dampening

We all have our own “fidgety” fixes: whether it is clicking a pen, tapping our feet, or...

Back to Basics: Slip Fit Pole Assembly Procedure

There are a number of ways to slip a pole: some can be very basic, while others require more...