CMT designs and produces Marathon composite poles for power distribution applications. Our composite poles will never rust and are ideally suited for direct burial in most every soil condition. Compared to wood, metal and concrete, Marathon's inherently lightweight design and rugged composite construction provides substantial cost-savings throughout the entire product life-cycle.
Marathon products - 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
• Hollow core accommodates cable & fiber access
• Available in a wide variety of colors and finishes
Crafted with the same unique centrifugal-casting process utilized in all Marathon poles, the production process yields an extremely dense laminate that is fully saturated with resin and forms an architecturally smooth surface with a resin-rich protective surface. This smooth, dense surface allows contaminants to easily and naturally wash off while maintaining exceptional UV resistance.
Want to learn more about the product's construction? CMT employs a centrifugal casting process to make our composite poles. Each pole starts with a layer of polyester veil to provide a smooth exterior finish and protect against fiber blooming. Then a knitted fiberglass fabric is cut to size and laid over the veil. We select the layers of fiberglass and other content according to the strength and other factors required in the finished pole. We then insert the pattern into one of our spin-casting machines.
As the machine spins, we introduce our specially formulated resin. From the centrifugal force, the resin immediately moves through the fiberglass to the outside of the spinning mold. After some curing time, the finished pole is removed from the machine. It then moves through the operation to receive custom drilling, handholes, tenons, and paint, all to customers’ specifications. The final step is to wrap the poles for shipment to the customer.