Stair and Walkway Systems

Shorten your setup time by as much as 35 percent with our stairway, crossover, catwalk, and walkway systems. Manufactured with your productivity and safety in mind, our exclusive designs install in a third of the time with less hassle than other designs.

Forget the frustration and mistakes that come with lots of small parts. Our designs feature an innovative structural channel that replaces 75 percent of the bolts typically needed to connect the components of these systems. This feature dramatically reduces manual labor and associated risk of injuries. With TrueNorth Steel’s systems, it’s as easy as setting the catwalk in place.

Stairway and Walkway Features

Walkway Safety Components

Grip Strut®-surfaced walkways and round handrails on the stairs reduce the risk of slips and falls while traveling between oil tanks.

Sturdy Design

Meticulous engineering results in industry-leading strength and safety during use.

All Size Ranges

We offer standard sizes for all API configurations, and the system’s modular design enables custom configurations with no redesign necessary.


TrueNorth Steel works closely with our customers to ensure we provide the stair system that perfectly fits their specific needs and requirements. Each stair system sold is custom designed, engineered, and fabricated in one of our facilities.

Handrail systems can be designed to incorporate additional safety measures, meeting more stringent safety standards. Our design allows for quick and easy installation in any type of environment.

Catwalk, Walkways, and Extensions

Catwalks, walkways, and extensions are built in variable sizes and types to meet specific requirements. Our hands-on approach to design and manufacturing ensures a strong, safe, and cost-effective solution for customers who need API compliant platforms with stairs to access a variety of heights and lengths.

All TrueNorth Steel catwalks and walkways can be galvanized, painted or powder coated in one of our standards color options to protect them from aggressive conditions commonly found in oilfield applications. Custom colors are available.

Crossover Stairways

TrueNorth Steel designs and manufactures crossover stairway bridges or walkover structures that are customizable to meet each specific application. Steel crossover stairways are designed to facilitate access over pipes, containment walls (inquire for details on TrueNorth Steel’s TrueContain containment wall system) and other obstructions.

TrueNorth Steel will work with you to design and detail stairway bridges and walkovers incorporating step tread types, coatings and more. Each system is designed to meet and exceed OSHA safety standards providing peace of mind that users are as safe as possible. Systems can be designed to be API compliant.

Above Ground Fuel Tank Certification

Steel Tank Institute (STI)

  • ACT-100® Licensed Manufacturer
  • ACT-100U® Licensed Manufacturer
  • F921® Licensed Manufacturer
  • Fireguard® Licensed Manufacturer
  • Flameshield® Licensed Manufacturer

TrueNorth Steel Above Ground Tanks Team

Dave Spaeth


Dave began his career with TrueNorth Steel in October of 2013 as a Senior Account Manager for Tank product lines and was promoted to Tank Sales Manager for Oilfield Products in January of 2018. His newest promotion to Director of Tank Sales Products for the Tank division include managing all sales responsibilities and processes for all TrueNorth Steel tank product lines; oilfield, agriculture, and underground tank products. Dave has 26 years of sales experience and nearly 10 years in a leadership role.

Dave Spaeth - Oil Field Products Account Manager
Tim Ketcham - Tanks Account Manager

Tim Ketcham

Bulk Fuel Storage
Account Manager
Terry Glessing Agriculture Tanks Account Manager

Terry Glessing

Bulk Fuel Storage
Account Manager
Eric Rommesmo Agriculture Tanks Inside Sales

Eric Rommesmo

Bulk Fuel Storage
Account Manager

Tom Paris

Bulk Fuel Storage
Account Manager
Justin Black - Oil Field Products Account Manager

Justin Black

Oil Field Tanks
Account Manager

Justin Lindquist

Bulk Fuel Storage
Inside Sales
Ben Martinez - Oil Field Products Inside Sales

Ben Martinez

Oil Field Tanks
Inside Sales
Jeremy Majerus - Tanks Inside Sales

Jeremy Majerus

Oil Field Tank
Inside Sales