Valmont Industries Tour and Presentation

  • Valmont Industries Tour and Presentation
    March 21, 2023
    3:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join us in person for a tour of Valmont Industries followed by a presentation on the life and health of pole structures. Limited to 40 guests!

Pole structures do not last forever. All materials have a natural life span and there are many elements that can impact their timeline. This presentation will address the expected life of metal pole structures. We’ll touch on some of the elements that can impact the integrity of poles over their lifespan and the importance of having a planned maintenance and inspection program.  Finally, we will discuss the important attributes that make up a successful inspection program that will help ensure the longevity of the structure, limit financial and liability risk, and promotes public safety.

  • Course: Evaluating the Health of Lighting and Traffic Signal Pole Structures
  • Speaker: Carl J. Macchietto, P.E.
  • Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
  • Time: 3:45 – 6:00 PM CST
    • 3:45 – 4:00 PM: Safety Briefing 
    • 4:00 – 5:00 PM: Factory Tour
    • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Presentation
  • Location: Valmont Industries, 28800 Ida St. Valley, NE 68064
  • Cost: Food and soft drinks will be included
    • Students: $5
    • IES Members: $15
    • Non-members: $20
    • (Paypal account required. Please email [email protected] if you prefer an alternate payment option)
  • Credit: 1.0 PDH / 1.0 LEU, IES Omaha Certificate.
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Please complete your registration no later than Friday, March 17th.


Carl Macchietto, P.E. is the Vice President of Product and Management for the North America Structures Division at Valmont Industries, Inc. headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.  Macchietto has over 40 years of design and manufacturing experience in the industry of support structures for lighting, traffic, and communication structures.  Macchietto received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and completed an advanced course on the Management of New Products and Services for Strategic Competitive Advantage at the Kellogg School of Management.

Macchietto holds numerous patents; some related in the mitigation of vibration of traffic and lighting pole structures and is considered an expert in this field. Macchietto has been an active member in many National and International Committees including the Vice Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers Athletic Field Lighting Structures Standard (ASCE-AFL); National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP 10-70—Cost-Effective Connection Details for Highway Sign, Luminaire, and Traffic Signal Structures, NCHRP 10-74—Fatigue Loading and Design Methodology for High-Mast Lighting Towers, NCHRP 10-80—New Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals);  Transportation Research Board (TRB AFF10—General Structures, Chair of TRB AFF10(1)—Traffic Structures, TRB AFH70—Fabrication and Inspection of Metal Structures); Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA); Contributor to T12—AASHTO Technical Committee for Structural Supports for Signs, Luminaries and Traffic Signals, AASHTO Task Force 13—Standardization of Pole Structures); International Sign Association (ISA); and the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS).


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