Steel Industrial Stairs: Prefab Metal Staircases (Exterior & Interior)
Code-compliant, prefabricated, metal stair systems for every industry and application. Explore all of our products
Alternating Tread Stairs

Alternating tread stairs

Safe and comfortable solution for applications with space restrictions.

OSHA-compliant
IBC-compliant

Bolted Access Stairs

Bolted access stairs

Standard stairs with an erection bolt design that assemble without welding.

OSHA-compliant
IBC-compliant

Crossover Stairs

Crossover stairs

Crossover platforms with either standard stairs or alternating tread stairs.

OSHA-compliant
IBC-compliant

Loading Dock Stairs

Loading dock stairs

Pre-fabricated, easy-to-install, loading dock stairs with a choice of options.

OSHA-compliant
IBC-compliant

Commercial Steel Stairs

Commercial steel stairs

A complete outsource solution for IBC-compliant, egress stair systems.

IBC-compliant

Which product is right for you?

View examples of typical commercial and industrial applications for our products.

What's it like working with us?

Read testimonials from our customers about their experience doing business with us.

What are our capabilities?

Tour our two, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Code Compliance
Code compliance

Our product designs incorporate interchangeable components that are pre-engineered to comply with applicable codes and standards.

Product Resources
Product resources

Measuring guidelines, connection details, installation instructions, standard details, and other resources for our products.

Design Tools
Design tools

Quick-start your next stair project with BIM model downloads, dimensional prints, and product specifications.

CAD Model Generator
CAD model generator

Create and download CAD models of alternating tread stairs, platforms, and crossovers with alternating tread stairs.

Code-compliant, prefabricated, metal stair systems for every industry and application.

Explore all of our products

Alternating Tread Stairs

Alternating tread stairs

Safe and comfortable solution for applications with space restrictions.

OSHA-compliant
IBC-compliant

Bolted Access Stairs

Bolted access stairs

Standard stairs with an erection bolt design that assemble without welding.

OSHA-compliant
IBC-compliant

Crossover Stairs

Crossovers

Crossover platforms with either standard stairs or alternating tread stairs.

OSHA-compliant
IBC-compliant

Loading Dock Stairs

Loading dock stairs

Pre-fabricated, easy-to-install, loading dock stairs with a choice of options.

OSHA-compliant
IBC-compliant

Commercial Steel Stairs

Commercial steel stairs

A complete outsource solution for IBC-compliant, egress stair systems.

IBC-compliant

Which product is right for you?

View examples of typical commercial and industrial applications for our products.

What's it like working with us?

Read testimonials from our customers about their experience doing business with us.

What are our capabilities?

Tour our two, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Code Compliance
Code compliance

Our product designs incorporate interchangeable components that are pre-engineered to comply with applicable codes and standards.

Product Resources
Product resources

Measuring guidelines, connection details, installation instructions, standard details, and other resources for our products.

Design Tools
Design tools

Quick-start your next stair project with BIM model downloads, dimensional prints, and product specifications.

CAD Model Generator
CAD model generator

Create and download CAD models of alternating tread stairs, platforms, and crossovers with alternating tread stairs.

Code-compliant, prefabricated metal stairs designed to meet your exact specifications.
Flexible components

Our products incorporate interchangeable components that are pre-engineered to comply with applicable OSHA and IBC standards.

Custom design

Orders are custom designed based on the individual project requirements and prefabricated to meet your exact specifications.

All-metal construction

Our prefabricated metal stairs and stair systems are built to last using durable, high quality carbon steel, stainless steel, or aluminum.

Precision built

Orders are prefabricated using state-of-the-art, CNC equipment and undergo rigorous quality checks to ensure accuracy.

On-time delivery

Our facilities utilize automated manufacturing processes to maintain short fabrication lead times and ship orders on time.

Prefabricated industrial stairs

Code-compliant stairs and stair systems for virtually any industrial application.

Prefabricated steel stairs

Custom-built steel stairs and stair systems arrive on-site ready to install.

Prefabricated exterior metal stairs

High-quality steel stairs with a durable, hot-dip, galvanized finish.

Code-compliant, prefabricated metal stairs designed to meet your exact specifications.

Prefabricated industrial stairs

Code-compliant stairs and stair systems for virtually any industrial application.

Prefabricated steel stairs

Custom-built steel stairs and stair systems arrive on-site ready to install.

Prefabricated exterior metal stairs

High-quality steel stairs with a durable, hot-dip, galvanized finish.

Flexible components

Our products incorporate interchangeable components that are pre-engineered to comply with applicable OSHA and IBC standards.

Custom design

Orders are custom designed based on the individual project requirements and prefabricated to meet your exact specifications.

All-metal construction

Our prefabricated metal stairs and stair systems are built to last using durable, high quality carbon steel, stainless steel, or aluminum.

Precision built

Orders are prefabricated using state-of-the-art, CNC equipment and undergo rigorous quality checks to ensure accuracy.

On-time delivery

Our facilities utilize automated manufacturing processes to maintain short fabrication lead times and ship orders on time.

Why are we called Lapeyre Stair?

Our founder, J.M. Lapeyre, originally coined the name "Lapeyre Stair" when he filed the patent on his alternating tread stair design and it was later adopted as the business name when the company was founded. Lapeyre is pronounced lah-PAIR. (It rhymes with stair.)
Read our story

The Lapeyre Stair Blog

Keep current on stair codes, industry standards, safety, and best practices.
Subscribe today
Founded in 1981

The year Lapeyre Stair was founded.

91 Full-Time Employees

Number of full-time employees.

20 AWS D1.1 Certified Welders

Number of AWS D1.1 certified welders.

538 Combined Years of Experience

Combined years of stair experience.

182,000 sqft dedicated to stair production

Square feet dedicated to stair production.

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Preventing Slips Trips & Falls in the Workplace|Safety Tips
Preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace should be a priority for every company. According to the National Safety Council, slips, trips and falls are the second leading cause of injuries involving days away from work. Each year, nearly 250,000 employees miss an average of 13 days of work from sprains, strains and tears resulting from these accidents.
READ MORE
Common Injuries from Falling Down Stairs & How to Prevent Falls
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), more than 8 million people were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries in 2019. A fall, in any circumstance, can be dangerous. But falling down stairs can result in extremely serious injuries.
READ MORE
Standard Stair Angle: Typical Pitch Of Staircase Slope By Use
The standard angle of a staircase depends on the use  case and application for the stair. For most standard stairs, the stair angle varies between 30 degrees and 45 degrees. Egress stairs have a shallower angle around 30-35 degrees while industrial stairs have steeper angles ranging from 40 to 70 degrees.    Why is the angle of a stair slope important? The angle of a stair slope is important because the steepness of the stair affects the stair tread depth and  riser height, both of which are important safety factors for stairs. The steeper the stair, the narrower the tread depth which results in a smaller walking surface for each step. A steeper stair takes up less space than a shallower stair, so a steeper stair may be necessary for a tight space, but too steep a stair may cause a safety hazard when the tread surface becomes narrower than a person's foot. Building codes for stairs set the safe limit for the stair angle for different applications. OSHA regulations for industrial stairs allow a maximum of 45 degree stair slope. IBC requirements for egress stairs allow up to a 32.4 degree angle for the stair slope. 
READ MORE
Equipment Platform vs Mezzanine: What’s the Difference?
Often, we have different words for the same thing. For example, the motorized machine you drive down the road can be referred to as a car or an automobile. Likewise, the things you use to eat with can be called both utensils and silverware. Most of the time, what you call something doesn’t make a big difference. However, that’s not the case when you use equipment platform vs mezzanine to refer to an intermediate elevated area of a warehouse or building.
READ MORE