As of Tuesday, 9/24/13, it is public knowledge that Stainless LLC is officially closing our fabrication plant in Pine Forge, PA. An auction will be held on Thursday 10/10/13 to sell equipment, tooling, raw materials and the property itself.
The decision to close our manufacturing division was born from a drive to remain a significant participant in the broadcast tower industry while stemming the tide of an unhealthy economy and a reduced demand for tall tower fabrication.
We will continue to offer fabrication services through highly qualified vendors. We will retain key personnel from our fabrication division to monitor quality assurance and quality control through these vendors’ facilities, insuring the accuracy in which Stainless is known for is not compromised.
Our engineering and constructions services divisions remain strong and healthy, providing all the services we did prior to the shop closure. I am confident these changes will pave the way for Stainless’ involvement in the broadcast tower industry for many decades to come.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me at with any questions you may have pertaining to these changes.
Gregg Fehrman, P.E.
From preliminary through final design, the professional design staff at Stainless applies their knowledge and experience to engineering safe, quality tower structures. Application of state-of-the-art software, both in-house developed and third party packages, is supplemented with a deep understanding of national design standards, codes and specifications including but not limited to: American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), American Concrete Institute (ACI), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society of Civil Engineers, Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the International Building Code (IBC).
Back in the 80's, the International Association Of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers under the leadership of General President John H. Lyons, General Secretary Juel D. Drake and General Treasurer John T. Taylor presented a series of slides on the erection of towers. This 4 part slide show presentation with audio, tells the story of how a collapsed tower was replaced with a new 1654 ft guyed tower.
On September 20, the NATE Legislative and Regulatory “travel squad” met at the Department of Labor with top OSHA officials to discuss the Association’s ongoing efforts to secure a modest modification to the existing riding the line policy directive. At present, the directive permits tower workers to ride the line for tower construction activities, but not for tower maintenance or modification.
Our world-class manufacturing facilities, which comply with the requirements for certification by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), feature custom-design and computer-controlled equipment dedicated exclusively to the manufacture of broadcast towers. Quality control is the key element in the Stainless process. Careful metallurgical analysis, highly trained certified welders and continuous testing guarantee our customer the finest quality product.
With Duane MacEntee, former president and chief operating officer at Stainless LLC and Mark Lies, NATE’s legal counsel and partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
On September 16, 2009 - NATE hosted a Webcast focused on emerging issues in OSHA enforcement and liability in multi-employer workplaces to a live audience of tower owners, operators and industry enthusiasts.
Bryan Scott is camera operator for WFTV Channel 9 in Orlando. He happened to be shooting in the vicinity on Saturday of August 13th 2011 and noticed some wavy arms calling him over. He took some amazing photos and we would like to share them with you.
Founded by Don Doty and Patrick Moore, Stainless/Doty Moore has helped pioneer the construction, installation and maintenance of tall towers for the last 18 years. This experience is a powerful advantage in successful completion of large-scale, complex projects such as broadcast towers. As a founding member of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), Stainless/Doty Moore helped establish many of the safety protocols and standards in use today. Doty Moore has employed more tall tower crews in the United States than any other company. We build the tallest structures in the world under the most difficult conditions imaginable.
with Don Doty, President and Chairman of National Association of Tower Erectors.
In the preceding two months, the tower industry has dealt with the loss of seven colleagues.
Although none of these incidents involved Stainless-Doty Moore, Don Doty, as the Chairman of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) conducted a webcast for tower professionals on the importance of safety.
WEAU 13 News created a documentary detailing the replacement of their 2000 ft tower. It details the tower's site history, the collapse of the old tower and the process of replacing it with a new one. It features interviews with key Stainless and Doty Moore employees such as Don Doty, Pat Moore and Gregg Fehrman.