Steel Plate Processing

If you are outside an area where T BAILEY cannot field erect such as Canada, we can supply steel plate for your field erection needs. T BAILEY can cut the raw steel plates, bevel the edges, roll them to the specified diameter, and apply a prime coating to the plate.

T BAILEY’s steel plates can be used to make a wide variety of products, including field erected tanks and pipes that are welded onsite. They have great longevity and provide reliably strong support to any structure.

T BAILEY has extensive experience with steel plate processing projects, and our facilities are fully equipped to take a project from start to finish. We understand the needs of different industries and have been a trustworthy partner over the past three decades.

The Steel Plate Metal Process

Raw plates are received by T BAILEY from the mill to be worked into the required shape and structure. Regardless of the end product, the steel plate fabrication process follows the same general steps.

Plate Processing Step 1: Preparation

Once the raw steel plate is received, T BAILEY will ensure the quality of the plate received is to the specification of the order and free from defects. If requested, each steel plate is then stamped for identification markers to ensure end-to-end traceability. Generally, the raw steel is ready to work with and the required preparation is limited for most common types of steel.

Plate Processing Step 2: Cutting

After all the steel plates are prepared, they will be cut to size ensuring it is square. Depending on the design and dimensions of the final product, it may be possible to bevel at this stage which will increase efficiency. From plasma cutting to other cutting methods, we offer a meticulous production process with industrial capabilities at T BAILEY.

Thick Material Cutting Capabilities

Plasma Cutting Process

T BAILEY has a new state-of-the-art plasma burn table for industrial plasma cutting projects. This burn table gives increased control and consistency over the beveled parts. In addition, it can occasionally combine cutting and beveling into one step, increasing efficiency. Thicker material steel plates up to 10’ by 50’ can be beveled on the burn table while simultaneously cutting it out; if a part is too small or complex, our team of professionals can precisely bevel by hand.

Thermal Cutting

Oxy Fuel Cutting Services

Laser Cutting Services

Flame Cutting Services

Plate Processing Step 3: Beveling

If the milling product plan does not allow for cutting and beveling to occur simultaneously, then the steel plates will be beveled after being cut. Beveling prepares the edges of the steel plates for welding.

Plate Processing Step 4: Rolling

After the steel plates have been cut and beveled, they will be rolled if necessary. The roll’s tightness will depend upon the diameter and length of the tank that will be welded on the construction site.

Plate Processing Step 5: Coating

Depending on the project, the steel plates may need a protective coating after being welded together. T BAILEY. has an in-house facility with an experienced and well-trained team able to apply the required coatings. For more information about our steel plate processing services, contact T BAILEY, INC. today.


Uses of Heavy Steel Plate Grades

Heavy steel plates are a very common material in construction, manufacturing, and building. Therefore, the uses are nearly endless. If you have a specific project in mind, don’t hesitate to contact our team. We can work together to draw up a fabrication plan.

Structure Applications

One of the most common needs for T BAILEY to supply steel plates occurs when you have a construction project outside of T BAILEY’s geographic construction range, such as in Canada, or if you have a contractor onsite who can perform the field drilling and welding. Steel plate is commonly used in above-ground field tanks; foundation pilings, piping, and piers are common examples.

Heavy Steel Plate Fabrication

Heavy Steel Plate Fabrication

For many years, T BAILEY has provided the Pacific Northwest and Canada with excellent steel plate fabrication services. Our team of professionals are available throughout the entire process. We can always promise clear communication, reliable timelines, and high quality. If you have any questions or want a quote, contact us today!



Our roots in industrial construction have given us the experience your project needs.


With a ride range of coating abilities, our industrial painting division can provide the surface preparation and coatings your project needs.

Main Equipment

Our facilities are geared to the fabrication of AWWA and API field-erected welded steel storage tanks, UL and API shop tanks, pressure vessels, AWWA C200 water pipe, wind energy towers, large plate exhaust duct, and large diameter casing. Fabricated materials can be primed and painted before being shipped directly to a client’s job site or tied in with our construction division. We also have tank repair services.

  • 4-roll hydraulic plate bending rolls, up to 2.75” x 10’-0 wide plate
  • CNC plasma cutting machines, 11’ x 50’ water tables
  • Numerous tandem head welding manipulators
  • Numerous single head welding manipulators
  • Tank/vessel turning roll sets, up to 100-ton capacity
  • Automated blasting system
  • Iron workers
  • Several overhead bridge cranes, up to 50 tons capacity
  • Welding power sources for most welding processes
    • SAW
    • FCAW
    • SMAW
    • GMAW
    • GTAW
    • EWS
  • Angle iron bending rolls
  • 3 O’Clock automatic welders
  • Press brake
  • Multiple forklifts, up to 55 tons capacity
  • RT hydraulic cranes, up to 60-ton capacity
  • Scissor and snorkel personnel lifts
  • Extended boom forklifts
  • Dozer and excavators
  • Long haul trucks and trailers
  • Vertamatic welder

Quality Control Certifications

As part of our commitment to quality, we work toward continuous improvement and maintain compliance with industry codes and standards.


What can we do for you?

Through experience, innovation, and planning, T BAILEY, INC. delivers each project on budget, with unmatchable quality, and precise timing. Contact us and see how we can help you complete your project.