“We are proud of our people at High Plains! A company’s accomplishments are not the results of the efforts of one person, they reflect what people can do when they come together with common goals to achieve things greater than themselves. We are beyond proud of all the great things that our company has achieved in a short period of time!”

Kris McLean, President
High Plains Steel Services, LLC

3 Star Award – 2023

High Plains received the Award of Honor for both their fabrication and erection divisions from the American Institute of Steel Construction for achieving no recordable injuries in 2023.

2023 AISC Safety Award

“The Real Cost of paper and Markers to Construction Estimating Processes”

Utilizing technology is yet another practice that sets High plains apart from our competition. Being a paperless company wide, utilizing Tekla PowerFab for complete production control, as well as other software that integrates to create a paperless system that gives our shop and field personal access from tablets and streamlines our processes and ensures or quality and delivery schedules. Please enjoy this article about our advanced estimating process.

Connector Magazine - Spring 2021
Connector Magazine - Spring 2021

CONNECTOR MAGAZINE – FALL 2020 “Profiles in Excellence”

High Plains was recognized for their efforts by winning two awards for their safety and training programs from the Steel Erectors Association of America. We were honored to be profiled in this article, given the opportunity to have our safety and training programs highlighted on a nation level.

Subcontractor Who Best Represented Our Brand Promise “Empowering Our Client” – Subcontractor Awards, W.E. O’Neil 2020

Difficult projects are where High Plains excels and working with our customers and their customers to ensure that all projects meet and exceed the customer expectations is what we strive to do on every project. We don’t often get public recognition for these efforts, but we are honored to receive W.E. O’Neil’s award for Subcontractor Who Best Represented Our Brand Promise “Empowering Our Client”.

SEAA – CRAFT TRAINING AWARD – World Class Recognition – 2020

High Plains was honored to receive the Craft Training Award – World Class Recognition from the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) in 2020. High Plains qualified for this award by providing over 1,100 craft training hours in the prior year which included 88 training certificates. Additionally, the NCCER Apprentice of the Year Awards, level one and two, were both won by High Plains ironworkers!

SEAA – SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD – Gold Recognition – 2020

High Plains continued to boast our safety record in 2020 by celebrating three years with no lost time injuries in the Erection Division! In recognition for our safety record we were honored to receive the Safety Excellence Award – Gold Recognition from the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) in 2020.

BEST SUBCONTRACTOR ADMINISTRATION – Subcontractor Awards 2020, W.E. O’Neil 2020

High Plains has focused their efforts on streamlining the administration and management of all of their steel projects in an effort to not only improve our performance, but to also ensure that we meet our brand commitment of A Quality Product, On Time; while also making our customers’ jobs as easy as possible. High Plains was honored that our customer, W.E. O’Neil recognized this commitment and performance with their presentation of the Best Subcontractor Administration

SEAA Apprenticeship

CONNECTOR MAGAZINE – FALL 2020 “SEAA Member Company Establishes Ironworker Apprenticeship Program”

Though we began our NCCER Apprenticeship Program in 2017, 2020 marked a milestone by achieving accreditation for the program through the United States Department of Labor.

W.E. O’NEIL CONSTRUCTION OF COLORADO – Letter of Recommendation

W.E. O'Neil Letter of Recommendation

COE CONSTRUCTION OF COLORADO – Letter of Recommendation

COE Construction Letter of Recommendation