Seminars and Training

Seminars and Events
SMDI, steel utility distribution pole manufacturers, the steel industry, and its suppliers offer many opportunities to learn more about steel distribution poles. SMDI-sponsored speakers often participate in events throughout the country. Through the words of users, engineers, and leading utility experts, the speakers provide valuable information on cost benefits, installation, design, corrosion resistance, and many other topics regarding steel distribution poles. Please register directly through the conference (SMDI does not register participants for the conferences).

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Online Training
Another option offered by the SMDI is an online training course available for two Learning Units. The course covers the basics of steel utility distribution poles and their advantages over wood poles, and also provides an introduction to working with steel utility distribution poles. Created in partnership with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), this course is available at PDH Online.

Click the link below to learn more!

Introduction to Steel Utility Poles

Workshops and Other Educational Opportunities
For other steel utility pole educational opportunities, including information on the SMDI Steel Distribution Pole Lineman Training Workshop program, click here!