Materials of Construction

Tate Metalworks, Inc. has decades of experience with a wide array of materials of construction. Our expertise encompasses application and design per applicable Codes, sourcing and handling, fabrication, and erection.

  • Carbon Steel
  • Austenitic Stainless Steel (304L, 316L)
  • Duplex Stainless Steel (2507, 2205, 2304, 2101, 2202)
  • High Nickel Alloys (AL6XN, 904L)
  • Hastelloy (C276)
  • Titanium
  • Aluminum
  • Clad Materials

Shop Fabricated & Field Erected Structures

  • Storage Tanks
    • API
    • AWWA
    • NFPA
  • Pressure Vessels
    • ASME, Section VIII, Div. 1 and 2
  • Stacks
  • Silos
  • Ductwork
  • Bins and Hoppers
  • Ladders, Platforms, and Railings


Tate Metalworks uses industry standard, and custom designed, software and processes for the design of structures and equipment specified by our Customers.

Our project managers/designers are all graduate engineers, most with advanced degrees and professional licensing. Our drafting platform is SolidWorks 3D object based software; proven to provide error reduction and the generation of internal fabrication efficiencies, and effectiveness in the field when we are erecting our fabricated materials.

Our approach is collaborative; internally, and externally with our Customers. Each project will have a single-point project manager contact for our Customers, and the designing project manager will also manage the execution of the work when sold.

This offers continuity of responsibility internally and responsiveness externally to our Customers.


Tate Metalworks continuously invests in the best tools, processes, and craftsmen, to serve our Customers fabrication needs. We are dedicated to providing our associates with a safe working environment. Our fabrication equipment and processes…for handling, burning, forming, welding, testing and inspection, are state of the art.

Our welders are all certified to Section IX of the ASME Code. We operate from a modern and efficient shop, with 55,000 sf under roof, and 100,000 sf under crane. Our blast and paint capabilities include priming, painting and lining, per specific Customer requirements. We understand and have systems and processes in place for the segregation of the wide array of materials we use in the execution of shop fabricated projects for our Customers.

We have multiple CWIs on the shop floor, to assure the quality of our work. Every employee at Tate Metalworks is empowered to stop work in the shop if quality or safety issues of concern are observed.

Field Erection

Tate Metalworks has 40 years of experience in the field assembly and erection of all the structures and equipment we supply for our Customers that are too large to ship fully assembled from our shop.

All our field craft workers are full time employees, most having decades of experience with their specific skills, and with our company’s requirements and expectations. In the field, as in the shop, our first and foremost commitment is to safety.

Once mobilized to a Customer’s site, our planning and reporting processes keep our Customers constantly informed of our progress. Our reputation is as problem solvers and collaborative team members during the execution of our field work.

We strive to provide “just in time” delivery of fabricated materials to our working sites…minimizing handling, required laydown, and maximizing efficiency and quality control.

Our tools, and much of our fabricated materials, are delivered on company owned and operated hauling equipment.

Project Controls

Focus on Project Controls starts when we receive and inquiry from our Customers. We read and respond to all documents provided in RFQs. We collaborate internally to develop the best and most competitive response, in designs, estimates, and Proposal development.

Once a project is sold, our project managers develop all the documents that will govern the execution of our work. We use Primavera P6 for scheduling. Our standard controls system for progress and billings are detailed schedule of values documents for every element of the execution of our projects. Internal meetings are held on a weekly basis to evaluate our progress, and any challenges that arise during the execution of our work.

Our Customers are kept constantly informed of our progress, and engaged immediately when challenges and opportunities arise that affects the projects.

Quality Control

The basis of both our pressurized and non-pressurized tank and vessel fabrication and erection quality control systems is our ASME Section VIII Quality Control Program. From design review, material procurement, receipt and inspection, to fabrication, shipping, and in field erection, our dedication is to meet or exceed all the expectations and requirements of our Customers and applicable Codes.

We execute visual, NDE, and analytical testing and inspection during the appropriate phases of the handling and fabrication processes. Detailed quality control records are maintained, and provided to Our Customers.

We welcome customers and their representatives to visit our shop and witness production inspections any time. Our in production QA/QC process begins during the drafting phase of projects where our engineering and design associates uses Solidworks to generate models, assembly details, and support drawings that feed our CNC automated cutting and forming equipment.