Shakespeare Composite Structures

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Round Tapered Tuff-Poles® start with Shakespeare Composite Structures specially engineered filament winding process, Tuff-Pole_logoutilizing manufacturing equipment developed, built and engineered in house. Strands of fiberglass are impregnated with pigmented resin and spirally wound onto a rotating, heated mandrel. Winding_MachineThe winding is precision applied under continuous, uniform tension, and computer controlled for precision and repeatability - a Shakespeare Composite Structures innovation.

The result is a super-strong, one-piece, composite pole with a uniform surface. The poles contain a minimum of 65 percent fiberglass - maximum 35 percent thermosetting polyester resin - by weight. We formulate UV-inhibitors into the resin itself, part of our thorough, systematic approach to UV protection. After cooling, the poles are fitted with tenons and other attachments, and they may undergo additional finishing steps like polishing. Then the poles are drilled and coated, also under sophisticated computer control, to customer specification.

Round Tapered Tuff-Poles are coated with our proprietary UV-inhibiting polyurethane, and are available in Breakaway, Tuff-Stub, Hinged, and SportsLighting styles, and we make them up to 125 feet long. Poles over 50 feet may be joined in sections for simple transport. Our round tapered poles are durable and attractive, and our composite shrouds can add a decorative look - cost efficiently. In addition, our Speedy-Ship program makes the most popular configurations available FAST!

  • Great looks!
  • Long lasting, with embedded UV inhibitors and anti-UV coatings
  • Wide choice of colors, including architectural colors
  • Will never rust, rot, or corrode and insects won't attack fiberglass
  • Diesel fumes and other chemical laden environments won't harm them
  • Extra strong - series available to withstand prevailing winds in your area