In 2014, the City of Campbell, CA contacted Valmont with a unique vision for a street lighting project. The city’s engineers had drawn a simple sketch featuring a pole that looked like a tree, but none of their previous pole partners were able to create it. Fortunately, with decades of custom project experience, Valmont was able to help.
To start the project design phase, the original handmade drawing was recreated electronically using a design software. Next, Valmont’s engineers began refining the design based on the customer’s needs. Because the project was in California, the engineering team modified the design to ensure that it aligned with the Caltrans design criteria. The resulting product featured a 17.5-foot