Enclosed Controls/Commercial Pedestals

An Enclosed Control for Every Situation

Milbank enclosed controls are a superior option anywhere underground power distribution is needed. Our team continues working across the country with customers, utilities, municipalities and engineers to develop solutions for new markets and applications. If you have an electrical distribution need, Milbank can provide a solution!

These safe, secure pedestal provide numerous capabilities including the ability to provide multiple sources of power distribution inside one enclosure. They also take up less space, making a less intrusive mark on green spaces and a small enough footprint for urban areas. To download our piece on enclosed controls capabilities, just click the button below.

Or, get a closer look at some of the most common applications below. You can choose from the list below to jump to your area of interest:

Traffic control and lighting

Outdoor lighting

Sports lighting

EV charging

Events and festivals



A strut and backboard system surrounded by a chain link fence next to an outdoor baseball field.
The enclosed control pedestal that replaced a strut and backboard system next to an outdoor baseball field.


Milbank enclosed controls for traffic applications can range from simple pedestals with basic power distribution to advanced generator compatible Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) designed to provide power for long-term outages. These custom traffic solutions can be designed to meet the specific needs of the customer and are being adopted coast to coast by municipalities and state departments of transportation.

A Milbank pedestal mounted next to a traffic control cabinet.
A Milbank enclosed control standing next to a traffic control cabinet.

Outdoor Lighting

Milbank lighting control pedestals can contain individual contactors for each load or an entire contactor-controlled panel.  Control devices can range from a simple photo eye connection to sophisticated astronomical time clocks that are programmable from a smart phone.  Remote monitoring and control equipment is also available to send alerts on loss of power and unauthorized access or simply turn the lights on and off remotely. See how Milbank replaced rusted bridge lighting with an updated power source that has room to grow. Or, how we replaced 19 aging lighting control cabinets with a custom cabinet design that could fit on various existing bases.

A Milbank pedestal provides power distribution to outdoor lighting near a park.
A 16-inch wide Milbank pedstal provides power distribution to outdoor lighting.

Sports Lighting

Milbank enclosed controls are capable of including sophisticated controls for athletic lighting systems, such as timers, pushbutton starts and buzzers to warn when the lights are about to turn off. These units can include remote monitoring and control equipment to track usage and ensure system is working properly. Milbank enclosed controls can also be configured to support additional loads for concession stands, scoreboards, utility sheds, etc.

A Milbank enclosed control pedestal at a park provides power for the lighting of oudoor athletic fields.
This Milbank pedestal replaced a strut and backboard system to provide power for the park's athletic lighting.

EV Charging 

Cities all over the country are providing Electric Vehicle charging stations to meet the growing demand of consumers. Milbank has worked with the early adopters and pioneers in this market to provide utility-compliant enclosed control products that meet high power demands while being safe and compact for property owners. Our UL508A listed NEMA 3R pedestals are available with non-, single- or dual-metered options, single- or three-phase configurations, and dual voltages in the same enclosure, making them the ideal solution for every situation. Learn more about Milbank power distribution for EV charging.

A Milbank pedestal provides power for an EV charging station in Kansas City, Mo.
This Milbank pedestal is providing power for an EV charging station at a park.

Events and Festivals

Milbank can design custom enclosed control pedestals for events to integrate features like in-use covers that can connect cords to all loads while keeping the cabinet locked and secure. Options include a wide variety of receptacle styles with dedicated breakers, internally or externally accessible connections and custom colors to stand out or blend in. Event pedestals, like all Milbank enclosed control products, are available in metered or non-metered configurations and are scalable for light and heavy loads.

This Milbank enclosed control stands outside Founder's Park in Johnson City, Tenn.
A Milbank pedestal stands outside Olympic Park in Atlanta, Ga.

Telecommunications Power

Milbank is a key player in powering the communications industry, providing many options for AC/DC power disconnect, distribution and protection. We offer integrated solutions and have worked with all major carriers to provide 4G/5G telecommunications infrastructure power. Solutions include surge protection, integrated fiber connections and configurable breakers. Our products are UL listed and available as service entrance rated. We can provide aesthetically pleasing solutions to power your Smart City. Learn more about Milbank power distribution for communications power.

Telecommunications tower for 4G and 5G communication.
A row of people all using cell phones and smart devices.