Marathon lighting standards

Marathon composites - enduring quality for the road ahead.



The Marathon product family of centrifugally cast lighting standards delivers an exceptional level of performance and economy to street and area lighting applications. These rugged, durable composite-material poles are a result of decades of development and refinement of CMT processes and technology.

These engineered products are available in round tapered and square designs.

Marathon lighting poles and lamp posts are available in a range of heights and styles and a variety of accessories are offered by CMT.

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Marathon - built to last

  • Engineered for specific heights and strength applications.
  • Easier to install than concrete, steel and wood poles.
  • Less electrically conductive than steel, aluminum or wood.
  • A hollow core accommodates current and planned telecom, wireless, security and fiber access.
  • Available in a wide variety of colors and finishes.
In addition to our standard configurations, Marathon FHWA-approved breakaway poles are available for roadway safety applications.

Those interested in ease of maintenance over the life of the pole, will be interested in learning more about Marathon hinged poles.

Marathon poles are also available for power distribution applications and can be custom-engineered for a diverse range of applications.

Marathon composite light poles are uniquely crafted for long-lasting performance

CMT is a leading manufacturer of engineered spun-cast composite poles and structures. A time-proven performer, CMT has delivered more than 1,000,000 poles to over 5,000 customers throughout the United States and internationally.

The resins that form these light poles incorporate UV inhibitors for long-lasting eye appeal. In addition, the finished poles are coated with a pigmented, high-performance polyurethane containing UV inhibitors to help prevent color fading over time.

Standard and architectural colors are available – including the 3 most popular CMT colors: dark bronze, black and white. In addition, most any RAL color can be matched. Gloss or semi-gloss finishes are standard; aggregate and custom finishes are available. Contact CMT to learn more.

  • Ease of Installation - Our lightweight composite poles save time, manpower, equipment, and money during installation. CMT poles can be carried without equipment, making them easy to install most anywhere. Composite poles are particularly valuable for existing sites where the grounds must not be disturbed, and for out-of-the-way and hard-to-reach sites, such as parks and trails.

  • US Designed and Built - CMT poles are engineered and crafted in the United States and meet Buy America provisions for transportation infrastructure projects.

  • Designed to Last - CMT composites will never rust and perform exceptionally well in humidity and salt-air environments along coastlines, in high-traffic environments found in busy metropolitan areas, and in dry, harsh environments in the desert southwest. Truly, CMT poles are ideal for most any environment.

  • Safety - CMT poles are non-conductive and meet ANSI C136.20 standards, plus ASTM design standards -- ideal for installation in heavily populated venues such as ballparks and playgrounds, as well as residential, business and shopping areas.

  • Superb Selection - Choose from our Marathon™ round tapered or square poles, Legacy™ ornamental light poles and lamp posts, or CMT’s custom engineered composite structures for your next outdoor lighting project.