Metal Buildings

News, tips and product information pertaining to metal building manufacturers and builders.

Firestone Building Products Expands Product Line

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, is extending its UNA-CLAD Aluminum Plate Panel offering to include the Series 3200 No Return (NR). The Series 3200 NR provides commercial building professionals an additional option for enhanced aesthetics. The panels are fabricated using an … Read more »

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LMCurbs reaches 20-year milestone as strategic distributor for S-5!

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. — S-5!®, the well-respected authority on attachment technology for the metal roofing industry, is proud to announce its twenty-year association with LMCurbs®, the single-source supplier of top-of-the-line metal roofing accessories. Impressively, LMCurbs has sold over eight million … Read more »

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Video: Making of the new Galaxy FBO at the Lone Star Executive Airport

A time lapse video published Jan 13, 2014 on YouTube by GalaxyFBO. This incredible video shows the year-long construction process of the new Galaxy FBO at the Lone Star Executive Airport (KCXO) in Conroe, Texas.

Posted in Construction Videos, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged airport hangar, Galaxy FBO, Lone Star Executive Airport, metal building | Leave a comment

Lessons learned for builders from the Joplin tornado: Government report released

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the final report  for its technical investigation of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo.—the deadliest tornado in the United States in the 64 years that official records … Read more »

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When is a metal building a pimple?

In Ingelside on the Bay, Texas, along Corpus Christi Bay, residents are questioning the issue: when is a metal building a pimple? According to an article on aransaspassprogress.com, an increasing number of large metal buildings in residential areas are popping … Read more »

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Bigger and better: Nothing about this metal building project was small

- By Sharon Thatcher – When Tri-M Construction got its first opportunity to general contract a project in a high-end air community near Benton, Kan., it did so in a big way.  What resulted was the largest project thus far … Read more »

Posted in Doors & Windows, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged GBS Enterprises, Greg Soelter, Miles Millspaugh, PowerLift Hyrdraulic Doors, Stearman Estates, Tri-M Construction | Leave a comment

Safety first: How to select fire rated systems for your clients

- By Charles Praeger – It’s not always easy to check every box on a client’s check list. Some customers  need guidance to understand what is feasible, as well as reassurance to validate decisions. For those with safety as the … Read more »

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Going green with steel

February 2014 Rural Builder cover

- By Sharon Thatcher -Rural builders know that a customer wants a building that serves an intended purpose and doesn’t cost a lot to own. Rarely are they asking for a “life cycle analysis” or demanding LEED compliance. But increasingly … Read more »

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Double duty: Sukup Steel Buildings offers huge space for farm & trucking consolidation

This 150 x 200 foot Sukup Steel Building provides convenient drive-through access for equipment storage at Manning Farms. Sukup photo

It was a dream that took five years to come true: consolidating two shops of a trucking business under one roof with a huge farm machinery storage area. Since Bob Manning and sons Rob and Joe built their 150 x … Read more »

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Levi’s Nails and Screws Announces Name Change

Leola, Pa., – Levi’s Nails and Screws is pleased to announce that it has changed the name of the company to Levi’s Building Components. Levi’s Building Components is a wholesale supplier of metal roofing screws, snow guards and accessories. In 1978, Levi … Read more »

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