Over the last 19 years GM Poles and Orrcon Steel have formed a partnership that has delivered some of Australia’s most exciting lighting projects. 

GM Poles specialises in designing and fabricating steel columns for use in lighting, signage, communication and surveillance.

As a Transport and Main Roads (TMR) supplier, it is critical to GM Poles that they not only have steel that complies to Australian Standards but there must be full traceability on all material supplied. With a strong focus on compliance to Australian Standards, GM Poles hold engineering registration for every state and territory of Australia so that they can provide engineering certification for all of their projects.

GM poles bring some of the best sporting contests under lights right across Australia.

From the 50 metre lighting poles at the Perth Rectangular Stadium in the West, to the 40m poles at Elwick Racecourse in Hobart, and to the 48 metre lighting poles at Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns, GM Poles have Australia covered.

In 2015 GM Poles manufactured and supplied a total of 168 special stepped circular poles for the opening of Barangaroo Headland Park.

The famous stretch of landscape along the Sydney Harbour foreshore was opened to the public and has now become a popular walkway and cycleway for Sydney-siders. 

GM Poles source a combination of Orrcon Steel’s Precision Circular Pipe and Square Hollow Section, which is milled to non-standard lengths and then cut to various sizes to ensure no wastage.

Detailing Manager for GM Poles Jamie Goodrich says being able to source various sized steel is a real advantage when having such a diverse range of projects.

“As a TMR supplier we need Orrcon to roll and cut pipe to length to ensure there is no wastage.

“Without Orrcon we would be wasting >10% of the pipe,” the Detailing Manager said.

As GM Poles and Orrcon Steel continue to work closely together this is one of the many partnerships that shines a light on the diversity of the steel industry.

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