Innovation is our foundation

More than 40 years ago, W.J. Whatley Inc. introduced a fiberglass filament-wound lighting pole. This design offered several unprecedented advantages. It was non-corrosive for a virtually maintenance-free, long life cycle; and non-conductive for enhanced safety. Its revolutionary lightweight to strength offered easy, economical installation while delivering unparalleled durability.

Today, Whatley is a leading supplier of composite lighting poles and lamp posts specified by utilities, municipalities, developers, electrical engineers, landscape architects and governmental agencies from coast to coast. As part of Valmont Custom Composites, Inc., we have the knowledge, expertise and resources to provide high-quality, precision-engineered products and services to the industries we serve.

As we continue to grow, expect a continued dedication to quality, service and the innovation that started it all.

 Image showing high angle wraps and winding

High angle wraps provide targeted reinforcement and mitigate deflection

Miles of continuous fiberglass filament are coated in resin and spiral wrapped around revolving mandrels to create each of our lighting poles.

Whatley composite light poles are engineered and produced to be tough, durable and rust-proof.

 poles next to a walk path

XTREME composite, impact-resistant base covers

Our Whatley XTREME line of base covers offers a solution beyond fiberglass, delivering unsurpassed durability while providing destinctive style.

See more about the XTREME Difference here.


A brilliant past –
An even brighter future