US Tower Corporation was originally formed from the purchase of Tristao Tower in 1985, which invented and developed the telescoping tower nearly 85 years ago. Our current product line includes telescoping tubular masts, self-supporting and telescoping lattice towers (standard and custom), mobile tower units, custom-built structures as well as a full line of accessories to accommodate antenna and feed line support.
Our stationary towers include our telescoping tubular towers with a variety of options: standard, self-supporting and rotating.
Our line of lattice style self-supporting towers (they also telescope for added convenience and ease of maintenance) come in a variety of styles to fit any need, including our compact TMM series, our standard TX series and the heavy duty HDX series.
Our Mobile Tower Units (MTUs) or COWs (Cell on Wheels) are our crowning achievement; we have led the way with groundbreaking innovations! By combining the strength and versatility of our steel telescoping towers with the freedom and portability of a trailer we have helped to usher in the cellular and wireless age. These units can provide communication in the worst possible terrain and have been used to help our troops stay safe on foreign soil.
We are proud to have an open rating from our clients of 94 out of 100 as rated by Dun and Bradstreet.
Once a design has been completed, US Tower will deliver to the customer, a custom designed product with production line speed and performance. UST has proven time and again that it is the fastest turnkey tower company in the world (from Design to Manufacture to Delivery). Our quality products make us an industry leader that is dedicated to ensuring all of our customers are satisfied.
US Tower has deployed over 1,000 RMTU3107MDPL and RMTU480MDPLGO towers in every type of location; from combat zones in the middle east, to tower enthusiasts’ back yards around the world. Time and again, US Tower is the turnkey solution for towers and tower equipment on the cutting edge of technology.
US Tower Corp. supports surveillance and communications markets for both commercial and military with three groups of products (fixed, mobile and integration) and has locations over 255,000 sq. ft. and 200 Ac. (CA/KS/AL). We offer Military and Commercial products and hold several patents. UST proudly fabricates over 85% of all product lines in-house, here in the USA.
UST is ISO 9000 certified (all facilities) and has won multiple awards for outstanding support (see our awards section here). We support the full life cycle (prototype to production) and deliver an average of 40 of our large towers per month during peak production. We have delivered over 1,200 products in support OIF/OEF, and over 5,000 for AB-1386 QEAM in addition to providing engineering analysis and testing (wind loading) for both USA and USMC.
Our products are designed and tested to military specification including:
- Munson Road Course
- Perryman Road Course
- Rail Impact Testing
- C130 Load On/Off
- CH47 Airlift
Machine Shop (All CAD/CAM capable)
- multi-Axis CNC machining centers
- CNC laser that can cut up to 300” per min. and 1” thick steel
- All welders code specific certified
- All welders code specific certified
Electromechanical Assembly & Integration
US Tower uses welding process controls in compliance with the AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code of Steel, an American National Standard approved by ANSI. Specifically, Pre- Qualification of Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) per AWS D1.1 Section 3 and Welder & Operator Qualification per AWS D1.1 Section 4. We utilize an in-house staff of Certified Weld Inspectors, and all US Tower processes, procedures, and qualifications are prepared and administered by AWS CWI-06120851.
Verification of overall system performance to meet customer needs can be provided by performing full scale simulated wind load testing at the US Tower outdoor test range. This facility can currently perform full scale testing on tower systems up to 120 feet in height. Tests can be performed in multiple directions with varying simulated loads as needed. Component and sub-assembly testing can also be conducted at the on-site Engineering R&D Test Lab.
ENGINEERING R&D DEPARTMENT
Each US Tower starts with our Engineering R&D team. Our experienced, professional staff of mechanical, electrical, structural engineers and designers are among the finest in the industry. With decades of experience in all aspects of tower design and product development for the communication and security industries, we are focused on meeting your individual needs.
Our engineering team thrives on developing innovative new designs that are simple to operate, yet flexible enough to accommodate your special equipment and requirements. We do this by combining our experience and innovation with the use of state of the art design tools such as 3D solid modeling and finite element analysis.
In addition to design and analysis our capabilities include systems and component testing. This testing is conducted at our California facility. Here we perform full scale simulated wind load testing as well as component testing to verify actual performance.
Our engineering team strives to provide quality, innovative, user friendly products and service that exceed our customer’s expectations. When others think a job is too difficult to be done, that is when we know we have to do it!
3D Modeling & Analysis
PCB Design & Fabrication
Cabling & Harness Design
2D Solid Works Design/CAD
US Tower Corporation Quality Policy: UST is committed to providing the highest level of quality and support attainable to our customers. Our objective is to meet and exceed customer requirements and expectations through continual improvement of our Quality Management System.
UST's Quality Management System is third party registered in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. We are a member of AWS, ASNT, ASQ, and SME and are a four-time recipient of the Raytheon Supplier Excellence Award.