About Us

Established in 1953, the StressCrete Group is the oldest, most experienced manufacturer of spun concrete poles in North America producing an extensive line of ornamental and street lighting standards, power distribution and transmission poles, sports lighting poles, as well as a line of specialty poles which are ideally suited for camera and solar applications as well high-mast lighting. We also manufacture high-quality decorative outdoor lighting fixtures, fabricated metal poles, arms, and site furnishings under the King Luminaire name. Our LED lighting product line consists of state-the-art pendants and post top luminaires that have excellent heat control, outstanding optical performance, and effectively address environmental concerns such as glare and energy usage. The group is composed of five operating companies, with manufacturing facilities in four North American locations. We have and continue to see vibrant growth through Gold Standard customer service and product quality, as well as developing innovative and adaptive products for the lighting and pole industries.

Company History

  • StressCrete Ltd., a utility pole manufacturer, is founded. The company manufactures static cast tapered square poles that are considered upgrades from standard wood.
     

  • Manufacturing of the original poles ceases and the company invests in spinning technology, which not only enables them to produce a round cross section, but also vastly improves the strength and durability of the product. This transition also enables the company to expand into the regional market, manufacturing product for Southern Ontario and the state of Michigan. The product line grows to include power distribution, sub-station structures, hi-mast, sports lighting and strain poles, as well as the original lighting poles.
     

  • StressCrete Ltd. purchases Barratt Spun Concrete Poles, a company with a more decorative line of lighting poles, primarily servicing the U.S. market. Recognizing the growth movement toward traditional and historic outdoor lighting, StressCrete Ltd. designs and purchases molds that enable them to supply this demand.
     

  • StressCrete Ltd. acquires ornamental luminaire manufacturer King Luminaire Co. Inc., based in Jefferson, Ohio, to complete their lighting package. This substantially increases the company's rate of growth, positioning the company as a full service industry leader.
     

  • StressCrete Inc.’s concrete pole manufacturing facility in Northport, Alabama begins operations.
     

  • King Luminaire Co. Inc. completes a 25,000 square foot expansion of its Jefferson, Ohio manufacturing facility; housing a state-of-the-art powder coating system.
     

  • StressCrete breaks ground on a concrete manufacturing plant in Atchison, Kansas, to be completed in fall, 2008.

  • StressCrete Inc.’s concrete pole manufacturing facility in Atchison, Kansas begins operations.
     

  • King Luminaire Co. Inc. completes a 10,000 square foot expansion of its Jefferson, Ohio manufacturing facility, including a highly advanced LED lab. This lab allows them to manufacture all LED components in-house, making them an industry leader in LED manufacturing for outdoor lighting.
    StressCrete purchases the equipment and other assets of Sky Cast Inc.
     

  • The StressCrete Group celebrates its 60th anniversary.

  • King Luminaire Co. Inc. adds a powder coating line to its Burlington, Ontario facility, allowing them to powder coat all of their poles and arms in-house.
    King Luminaire Co. Inc. adds a Gonio-photometer to its Jefferson, Ohio manufacturing facility, which enables in-house photometric testing, expanding their photometric database and R&D capability.
     

  • King Luminaire Co. Inc. adds a Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) system to the technical center at its Jefferson, Ohio facility. The HALT system allows King Luminaire Co. Inc. to analyze and improve the reliability of their product by subjecting product samples to extreme operational stress. The repeated application of these stresses (heat/cold, humidity, and vibration) enables King Luminaire Co. Inc. to analyze and improve the product design and manufacturing processes. This substantial investment helps them continue to produce the highest quality products in their industry.
     

  • King Luminaire Co. Inc. breaks ground on a 53,000 square foot expansion of its Jefferson, Ohio facility. This multi-million dollar investment offers a new state of the art Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) system and center, added space for continued product assembly, as well as an expansion of both their technology center and quality control area. This investment allows them to continue their path of new product development and obtain their growth objectives for years to come.