Nevada Tower Firm Closes

Tower Structures has closed its doors.

The tower firm had been in business about 40 years. The closing was first reported by the newsletter CGC Communicator, which published a note from executive Steve Hopkins citing a "perfect storm of unfortunate occurrences" over the past three years.

"I am now working for a company called Comsite Hardware that acquired the antenna mount and cable support portion of Tower Structures. I will also be available for consulting for transmitter site construction." He can be reached via e-mail at

CGC, based in California, reported that Tower Structures Inc. was "one of the oldest and best-respected tower firms in our area, having designed and built the KABC and KHJ towers on Mt. Wilson, for example."

Hopkins subsequently tells Radio World he joined the company as a field superintendent in 1974 and became president in 1986. At one point the company had more than 140 employees and built towers from Nigeria to Abu Dhabi to Japan.

"Towards the end there was only a core of employees that had been with us 20 years and more," he said. "Some of them formed other companies to fabricate steel and erect towers, and of course here I am at Comsite Hardware, so some part of Tower Structures lives on."

Hopkins said archive tower drawings are available via e-mail at

(Radio World)