The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/STPFA) hosts an Annual Product Awards competition in which they give out various awards in different categories. The categories range from steel water pipe fabrication to elevated tanks to standpipes. One of the awards is given in the New Affiliate Product category, and this past year, CAB came away the winner thanks to our Steel Pipe Flanges for Fabricated Steel Tower – a tower which is now officially the Tallest Flagpole in North America.
To offer some perspective, The Statue of Liberty stands 305 feet, 1inch from the ground to the tip of her flame, her highest point. Much like The Statue of Liberty stands for freedom and breaking the chains of oppression, CAB’s flanges help the Tallest Flagpole in North America stand even taller, an impressive 100 feet taller to be precise. The height is fitting as CAB, Incorporated believes it reinforces America’s commitment to liberty. This engineering marvel was built for Acuity Insurance Company, based out of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The company’s goal was to build the world’s tallest tribute to freedom. We believe we helped them reach this goal.
The pole itself has large custom flanges that range from 5 1/2 feet to 12 feet in diameter. It took 353,000 pounds of steel to make the pole, and custom rigging to build it. The foundation is 70 feet wide by 10 feet deep concrete, with 55 tons of rebar, and 148 anchor bolts. The structure is made to withstand 200 mile an hour winds, hour after hour, and any type of weather. The pole holds an American flag that is 7,200 sq. ft. and is four stories tall. The dedication ceremony for the Tallest Flagpole in North America took place on June 16, 2014. The flag atop the pole is a patriotic reminder of the fight for freedom and the many service members who have given their lives for our country.
CAB Incorporated is proud of our role in building North America’s Tallest Flagpole, and we are honored to receive recognition from STI/STPFA.