HVAC Stair Units

Project Profile – University Improves Safe Access to Air Handlers & HVAC units

West Virginia University needed a complex platform solution to safely access their rooftop air handlers and HVAC units servicing the college dorms and science buildings. The facility manager was not only looking for a solution that would be efficient but also safe for filter maintenance access. SafeRack’s HVAC specialists were able to quickly configure a […]

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Aviation Maintenance Platforms – Airline Maintenance Company Says Goodbye to Building In-House Scaffolding

Aviation Maintenance Platforms – Project Profile An airline company’s main responsibility and concern is the safety of its passengers. An industry such as this requires frequent maintenance checks, as well as, repairs. This specific company has been building all scaffolding in-house and has spent countless hours making adjustments to the scaffolding when the height of […]

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Project Profile – A Propane Facility Crossover Project

A propane and natural gas processing company based in the greater D.C. area export facility provided propane to a large section of the country. They found themselves in need of a crossover in order to assist workers in efficiently getting around the facility for maintenance required to upkeep their equipment. After doing some research on […]

Project Profile – The Difference OSHA Compliant Stairs Can Make

A manufacturing company in Nebraska asked ErectaStep/PerfectaStep for a modular, easy to assemble, and custom solution to replace an outside wooden stairway that was quickly falling into disrepair on the company’s roof. The steep and unsafe stairway located on the roof reached great heights to another section of roof. The current wood staircase was beginning […]

Mining Safety Equipment – ErectaStep’s Crossover to Access a Mine Pit

An Arizona mine company needed a crossover solution so they could access the pit and do their jobs more efficiently. The customer was not only looking for a solution that would be safe, but something that would be both OSHA and MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) compliant. After ErectaStep was awarded the business, they conducted […]

Defense Industry Uses ErectaStep to Replace Temporary Scaffolding

A defense company had recently built an addition to their facility and installed equipment for a new manufacturing process they were adopting. The concrete infrastructure was poured and temporary scaffolding was being used to supervise new equipment installation and to conduct equipment startup and operation. That said, the customer needed a permanent work platform to […]

Aluminum or Steel: Which Metal is Better

Steel, a carbon-iron alloy, and aluminum, a metal, are two of the most highly used materials on Earth, especially within industrial applications.  Aluminum’s silvery-white appearance and lightweight properties compared with steel’s high tensile strength and low cost are just a few of their many distinctions, allowing for a wide span of differences when it comes […]

Custom Access Platform for Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) System

A solar technology company was undergoing challenges with their facility and needed an access platform to their machinery. They were having trouble accessing their equipment, specifically their PECVD G8.5 System, which was at an elevated height. A plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) is a process by which thin films of various materials can be deposited […]

Helping a Manufacturing Company with Maintenance Platforms for their Tank Farm

A company in Missouri needed help with being able to access and maintain their tanks in their 14 tank farm.  Maintenance platforms had to be lite enough to be carried up and installed by hand. In addition to being OSHA compliant, requirements included weight limitations and an ability to replace parts of the maintenance platform without […]

Choosing the right stairs – Commercial or Industrial

Many companies manufacture both OSHA compliant stairs and IBC compliant stairs and purchasing managers are left with the task of deciding which models and stair variants to choose. In the petrochemical and other industrial application, risk mitigation, and in this instance, specifically when working at height, must be one of the main health & safety […]

Ohio Winery Access Stairs – Custom Fit, Custom Look

An Ohio winery was looking to gain access to their equipment in a safer and more efficient way. They also wanted to keep the clean and appealing aesthetic of their winery, so whatever equipment they needed had to meet the standards of their facilities. Specifically, they needed to access the tops of stainless steel tanks […]

Powder Coating vs. Hot Dip Galvanizing

What is Powder Coating? Powder coating is a very popular industrial coating for metals, plastics, and even some wood products. The ability to create a durable and decorative finish in a limitless range of colors and textures makes powder coating a great solution for industrial top coatings. Top Benefits of Powder Coating Metal: Environmentally Friendly […]

Stair Terminology and Types – Industrial stairs glossary by Erectastep

Platforms, stairs, ladders, and crossover systems are common in manufacturing and industrial facilities. This article illustrates and describes the basic names of stairs parts and terms common to industrial stairs.  Stair Parts – Elements that make up a stair component or staircase Handrails Fixed stairs having four or more risers shall have stair railings or handrails complying […]

What is Galvanizing

Galvanizing is one of the most popular methods of coating and protecting the metal. Galvanization is done by applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron. This coating is mainly done to prevent rust and corrosion, which provides a longer useful life and increased safety. Why Galvanize: Less Maintenance Required – Self-maintaining, thicker, and […]

Powder Coating vs Paint. Pro, Cons and Recommendations.

Powder coating is the application of a dry polymer finish onto a surface that has been chemically or mechanically cleaned, removing dirt, oils, old finishes, and oxidation. Painting is using liquid solvent to spray pigment and binder to a solid surface. The drying process is the solvent evaporating leaving just the pigment and binding agent. […]

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Innovative Conveyor Crossovers for an Innovative Electric Auto Manufacturer

The Challenge – Create an OSHA compliant custom conveyor crossover in an area with a low ceiling. The client didn’t want heavy steel, on site welding and required all parts to be powder coated with a custom color theme.  ErectaStep, a brand known for top quality industrial stairs, work platforms, ladders, recently designed and built […]

Falfurrias Capital Announces Strategic Investment in SixAxis

SixAxis is a leading manufacturer of safety equipment, including SafeRack, ErectaStep brands CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2017) – Falfurrias Capital Partners (“FCP”), a Charlotte-based private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, middle-market businesses, and SixAxis LLC (“SixAxis”), the leading manufacturer of advanced products that increase worker safety and boost productivity, today announced that FCP […]

Safety Codes: What’s the Difference Between IBC and OSHA Stairs?

Whenever you see a set of stairs, you can be assured its construction was carefully considered. Each set has to meet certain standards before it’s made available for use. But with so many types of stairs, how can you tell which standards yours need to follow? Stairs can be designed to comply with different regulations […]

ErectaStep Metal Stairs are made is the United States by Experienced Metal Workers

Labor Day: A Celebration Of Hard Work

We appreciate our team of dedicated staff, employees and and skilled craftman. ErectaStep’s experience building metal stairs and access platforms goes back over 20 years.  We’re leading the industry when it comes to design and innovation for all types of industrial metal stair kits and it is all made in the USA! With our manufacturing […]

ErectaStep Expands Facility and Product Line of Metal Stairs

ANDREWS, SOUTH CAROLINA —  (August, 16, 2017) – Continuing with their commitment to providing world class metal stairs and access platforms, today, ErectaStep announces the introduction of three new products designed to fill the demand for higher quality metal stair kit solutions to serve the commercial and architectural marketplaces. ErectaStep is to begin production of […]

The 8th Wonder Marketing Campaign

The Great Wall  This print ad first ran as a full spread in Plant Engineering Magazine in the fall of 2012. It became the first in the series of the 7 Great Wonders ads.   The Grand Canyon   The Taj Mahal   Stone Henge     The Roman Colosseum     Pyramids of Giza […]

Before & After: Equipment Manufacturer Leaves Rust in the Dust

Most people know that rust is a common environmental phenomenon. Safety managers and those that use industrial safety equipment know that rust is not only a natural reaction, but it can also be a sign of imminent equipment failure. Rust can form on iron or iron alloys, including steel. Flaky, reddish-brown rust forms on these […]