USA: Flag Poles: Flag Pole Manufacturers
Flagpoles were traditionally made of wood, but are now mostly made of aluminum or steel. Fiberglass flagpoles are also available. Commercially available models range from 15 feet to 80 feet in height, with base diameter ranging from 3" to 12". For each model of flagpole manufacturers recommend a size of flag, and recommended flagged and unflagged maximum wind speeds.
The halyards used to raise and lower the flag can either be external, or run internally within the pole. Some poles can be fitted with electric spotlights which illuminate the flag. These are designed to turn in the wind with the flag.
The leading manufacturers, listed below the panel of sponsored links, have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colors and materials.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
Admiral. Admiral, based in Columbus, Ohio, has been a leading supplier of flag poles since 1966. It supplies restaurant and hotel chains, home builders, contractors, and retail customers. Its website contains information on types of pole including internal and external halyard, types of pole finishes, and planning considerations. There are also pole drawings, specifications, and installation advice. The poles are made of aluminum, with the following choice of powder coated colors: Clear, Light Bronze, Medium Bronze, Dark Bronze, Black, White, Dark Green, and Gray.
American Flagpole & Flag Co. This company was founded in 1973 and is based in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. It supplies a full range of poles, including: Aluminum Poles, Telescoping Poles, Wall-Mount Poles, Nautical Poles, Indoor Poles, Residential Poles and Commercial Poles. As an example, its Estate range of aluminum poles covers poles from 15 feet to 35 feet in height. Its Independence commercial model is available in lengths up to 77 feet, providing an exposed height of 70 feet. The company also supplies a comprehensive range of flags, including American Flags, International Flags, State Flags, Military Flags, Historic Flags, Religious Flags, Nautical Flags, Sports Flags, Custom Flags, and Advertising Flags.
American Flags. American Flags, based in Holbrook, New York, supplies a wide range of flags and flagpoles. They specialize in USA flags, but also carry other ranges of flags such as historic flags, world flags, state flags and nautical flags. They also offer residential and commercial flagpoles. The customers of American Flags include every branch of the US armed forces, major corporations and small businesses, school districts, colleges, universities and police and fire departments. Their products are all made in the USA. The company has a philanthropic program which focuses particularly on organizations that address the needs of veterans and their families.
Concord Industries. Concord Industries, of Dallas, Texas, is a leading manufacturer of steel and aluminum flag poles. Its products range in height from 15 feet (with 3" butt diameter) up to 80 feet (with 12" butt diameter). Maximum unflagged wind speed varies from 70 to 180 miles per hour. Maximum wind speed with recommended flag varies from 70 to 120 miles per hour. Most poles are available with a choice of external or internal halyard system. The website contains sections dealing with Foundation Mount or Groundsleeve installation, and Pole Assembly.
Flagpole Warehouse. This company, based in Acworth, Georgia, is a leading retailer of flag poles and flags. Its website is organized into the following main sections: Online Catalog, Commercial Poles, Residential Poles, American Flags, Pole Lighting, Installation, and Hardware. Flagpole Warehouse offers an electric beacon for lighting the flag. This is designed to fit poles of up to 20 feet in height, with flags up to 4 feet by 6 feet. It includes 30 feet of 110 volt wire, a 35 watt halogen bulb, and a 5 inch gold ball housing the light. The light is designed to rotate with the flag.
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