The SSSBA Recognizes U-BEAM™ Bridge Technology Cost Savings

Author: Justine Grimm, Senior Marketing Manager & Marketing Business Partner – Global Lighting & Traffic
Date: November 11, 2021

The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) released a video and article recognizing Valmont Structures’ contribution to a Press-Brake Tub Girder bridge project in Champagne County, IL, earlier this month. The installation of this bridge, completed in September 2021, marked the first Valmont Bridge System constructed in Illinois.

The Valmont Complete Bridge System “provided a $2.00-per-square-foot savings by using steel instead of an alternative precast-prestressed concrete deck beam structure” (SSSBA). Jeff Blue, P.E., County Engineer for Champaign County, explained that the county is almost exclusively selecting steel for bridges because it provides the best service life. The Valmont Complete Bridge System also saved time on installation and future repairs. As the article highlights, the crew set all four U-BEAMs in one day, and finished the closure pours by day three.

Be sure to check out the SSSBA’s full article and video HERE 

Interested in learning more about Valmont's Complete Bridge System and our U-BEAM™ bridge technology? Find everything you need to know HERE.

Valmont Announces Pre-commercial Version of Smart Pole

Author: Justine Grimm, Senior Marketing Manager & Marketing Business Partner – Global Lighting & Traffic
Date: June 22, 2021

The LuxTurrim5G project has reached an important milestone: the key element of the ecosystem’s digital backbone – the 5G smart pole – has progressed from the development stage into pre-commercial product (a product that is finished but not yet available for wide sale). A unique smart city pilot environment built on the Nokia campus in Espoo, Finland, this project has played a key role not only in the development of the smart poles but in laying the foundation for smart, sustainable cities around the world. As a partner in the project, Valmont is helping to lead this charge in developing smart solutions-based infrastructure through innovative technologies that not only conserve resources, but improve life.

The Luxturrim 5G pilot includes 19 smart poles, two smart and safe bus stops, and more than 250 interconnected IoT devices. The smart poles provide not only super-fast, low-latency 5G connections, but also an extensive network of sensors for users, which enables gathering and utilization of diverse data to develop new services to meet the needs of the city’s citizens and businesses.

The Valmont Structures smart pole is part of an entire product family of smart poles, designed to meet the various needs of cities, educational facilities, public spaces and infrastructure. The modular structure allows for poles in different sizes, integration of various devices, and implementation of required digital services based on usage and surrounding area.

For further details about the LuxTurrim 5G Smart City project, click here.

Valmont Con-Struct Bridge Systems Recognized by AASHTO

Author: Justine Grimm – Senior Marketing Manager & Marketing Business Partner – Global Lighting & Traffic
Date: January 14, 2021

The Valmont Structures Con-Struct press-brake formed tub girder (PBFTG) has been recognized by The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. AASHTO’s Innovation Initiative selected the advancement as a 2021 Focus Technology.

Over the next few years, AASHTO will be investing time and resources to accelerate adoption of Con-Struct Prefabricated Bridges and other PBFTG technology among their members and partners, as well as associations and local agencies, to help improve infrastructure throughout the United States. Guy Nelson, P.E., Valmont Business Development Director, will be lending his extensive bridge design experience to the initiative.

Learn more about Valmont Con-Struct PBFTG technology by contacting your Valmont Structures representative or by clicking here:

To learn more about AASHTO’s recognition of the Valmont Con-Struct PBFTG as a 2021 Focus Technology, click here.

To explore the latest transportation industry technologies, visit AASHTO’s Innovative Initiatives page .

ITE Features the Valmont Mitigator TR1

Author: Justine Grimm – Regional Sales Manager/Manager of Marketing & Sales Operations, US Lighting & Traffic
Date: December 06, 2018

Valmont's patented vibration mitigation device for traffic and sign structures, the Mitigator TR1, is featured in the latest ITE Journal, Leading the way in 2019! The Mitigator TR1, which was designed to minimize vibration on mast arms and sign structures, can be utilized as an effective mitigation device on AASHTO designs. Thanks to the hard work of Kellie Koedel of MH Lighting, our Colorado agent, and our own Carl Macchietto, the TR1 is receiving excellent industry recognition. Please read and share the four page spread (pages 23-26) that explains the development, laboratory and field testing, and the benefits of this device.

Check out the Mitigator on the Valmont Structures website, and don't hesitate to reach out to your Regional Sales Manager if you would like additional materials or support.

Introducing the NEW Valmont Structures Website

Author: Justine Grimm – Regional Sales Manager/Manager of Marketing & Sales Operations, US Lighting & Traffic
Date: August 29, 2018

Valmont Structures is excited to announce the launch of the new and improved This visually appealing and responsive new design allows you and your customers to navigate more effectively in order to find information on products, spec pages, and professional photography. With an enhanced product catalog and rep locator, your customers will be able to easily view and explore Valmont’s standard products as well as find local sales reps in their area. Please take a moment and check out

If you have any questions on how to navigate the new please contact your Regional Sales Manager.