Metal Building Systems, a product profile

ACI Building Systems — ACI  is a manufacturer of custom engineered metal buildings, roofing systems and components for the architectural, commercial and industrial markets. The company distributes its products through a contractor base that promotes ACI building systems and roofing solutions in their local markets. ACI, which will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in the coming months, is privately held and employs approximately 200.

Behlen Mfg — Providing a variety of pre-engineered all-steel building options, Behlen offers: Extra high strength steel (to 80 ksi); Coped eave/rake flashing for a finished look; Premium base steel and paint finish; Two-piece door trim; Industrial-grade, aesthetically pleasing gray primer in accordance with SSPC specifications. Behlen is the first firm in the United States to achieve IAS AC472 Accreditation. Behlen has also maintained ISO 9000 Certification since 1999. Behlen, in Columbus, Neb., was established in 1936 and is locally owned.

Betco, Inc. — While there are compelling reasons why metal buildings are superior to many other building materials, the reality is that not all metal buildings are alike. Betco buildings are manufactured with light gauge Galvalume or with galvanized steel. All Betco metal components carry warranties that include 40 years on all pre-painted surfaces, 20 years on all interior structural components and 25 years on roof panels.

Braemar Building Systems — Braemar is a North American source of quality pre-engineered buildings for commercial, industrial and rural applications. Among Braemar offerings are storage facilities, workshops, barns and horse arenas.

Butler Buildings — With 13 regional plants and centers throughout the U.S. and Mexico, Butler manufactures building systems  that include clearspan, modified ridge frame, long-bay, beam and post, and multi-story. Sub-
systems include architechtural and structural standing seam metal roof systems, light gauge steel trusses for complex roof lines and slope build-up systems for new and retrofit roof applications. Butler provides support in designing cost-effective building systems solutions, which integrate with conventional building components.

Ceco Building Systems — CBS-Xpres, a Ceco Building Systems product, is a line of attractive and affordable metal buildings ideal for home, farm and small business, shops or storage. Made of all-steel components, CBS-Xpres buildings are available in multiple widths and lengths with eave heights ranging from 10- to 20 feet. CBS-Xpres buildings are easily erected, available in eight standard manufacturer’s colors with either plain Galvalume or white roof panels, and provide many years of virtually maintenance-free operation.

Central Storage Works — A division of Central States Manufacturing, Central Storage Works brings a high level of quality, service and convenience. The company’s Quick Quote-to-Complete self-storage packages come with everything  needed to erect a mini storage, boat, RV or climate-controlled storage. The company handles the design, manufacture and delivery of these complete self-storage building packages, promising the customer a quality product delivered  on time at a great value.

Chief Metal Buildings — For over 50 years, Chief Buildings has been a leading manufacturer of metal building systems for agricultural, industrial and commercial applications. With plant locations in Grand Island, Neb., and Rensselaer, Ind., Chief products are made by American workers in the U.S.A. Chief is a family-owned company.

Commander Buildings — Commander Buildings is a custom-engineered metal building products manufacturer with over 25 years experience in manufacturing and distributing pre-engineered steel frame building systems for industrial, commercial, agricultural, heavy industrial and municipal applications. Commander provides flexible building solutions to a variety of complex projects while meeting specific end-user requirements.

Cover-All Building Systems — With distribution and operations in over 30 countries around the globe,  Cover-All offers a full line flexible and innovative buildings. Contractors choose to take a hybrid approach to using Cover-All Buildings, combining the aesthetics of traditional post frame/steel construction with a 21st century flair. The steel-framed, pre-engineered fabric buildings offer natural light and inside ambiance, as well as present and future savings for customers.

El Dorado Building Systems Inc. — El Dorado provides pre-engineered steel buildings and components to contractors and end-users for industrial, agricultural, aviation and recreational uses. Installation is available along with drafting and design from this company with 30 years experience in building fabrication and erection.

Fabral — Fabral’s self-storage solutions maximize profit potential. Components are designed for fast, efficient set-up; no punching, no welding, no holes to align. The need for field fabrication is virtually eliminated.  Fabral self-storage units can be customized from the ground up, ranging from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet with varying compartment sizes and access locations. Units can also be ordered by selecting a pre-designed layout or simply by modifying a pre-designed layout and customizing it for specific needs.

Foremost Buildings — Foremost Buildings, Inc. manufactures a complete line of pre-engineered metal buildings for commercial, industrial, religious and agricultural uses.  Foremost also supplies a wide range of metal building and architectural components as well as self-storage buildings.  Green solutions include high R-value factory insulated panels and retrofit systems.

Garco Building Systems — Garco steel buildings are manufactured in the Northwest. The company’s range of multi-purpose metal building systems allows customers the freedom and security to build what they want, the way they want. Product lines include: standing seam roof panels, wall panels, insulated panels, long bay systems, canopies and walkway covers, soffit panels and liner panels. New Garco Express buildings will be introduced soon.

Heritage Building Systems — Heritage Building Systems offers decades of experience supplying first-class steel buildings on time and within budget, engineered to architect’s plan or designed as the right building to fit the need. Heritage offers customers a great variety of prefabricated steel buildings for a myriad of end-use applications.

Liberty Building Systems — Liberty Building Systems designs and manufactures a complete line of low-rise, pre-engineered metal building systems and components for the agricultural, commercial, industrial and self-storage markets.  The company offers a wide range of framing options, including acrylic-coated G30 galvanized steel structurals that provide strong, superior results; a selection of exterior panels available in an assortment of colors; and a full line of accessories to suit a variety of end-use needs.

Metallic Building Company — Metallic manufactures and designs custom metal buildings with high quality, durability and longevity. Based in Houston, Metallic serves national and international markets through a network of builders and nearly 7 million square feet of manufacturing space located throughout the continental U.S. and Mexico. Metallic offers many custom-engineered metal building systems, including: long bay system for structures requiring large areas of open space; light commercial buildings, ideal for offices and retail complexes; hybrid structures to provide solutions for large-scale, complex projects; and express buildings for fast and flexible building systems.

Mid-West Steel Buildings — Since its inception in 1970, Mid-West Steel Building Company has been committed to customer service and strong relationships. Mid-West prides itself on understanding the needs of customers and exceeding expectations – all with a personal touch.  From aviation hangars to farm buildings, Mid-West has metal buildings for every need.

Olympia Steel Buildings — A few of the features of an Olympia steel building include a steel main frame and I-beam construction and galvanized girts, purlins and c-sections. Olympia buildings are precision coated. This coating is referenced as a “cool coating” with superior reflective qualities and acts as a thermal barrier to keep the inside of buildings cooler. These buildings offer several roof options, excellent warranties and a variety of colors.

Outback Steel Buildings — Outback Steel Buildings has a growing network of distributors across the U.S. and offers professionally engineered all-steel buildings and 100 percent recyclable materials. Galvanized steel columns and rafters mean superior rust protection (and no maintenance.) Outback boasts stronger, consistent quality, greater design flexibility  customized to meet local conditions.  Multiple interior and exterior finish options are available; sizes can be varied.

Perka Building Systems — Perka offers structural designs that incorporate free standing sovereign pre-engineered steel frames ready to accept any envelope. Adopting a do-it-yourself perspective, Perka offers buildings that are easy to assemble, insulate and finish inside and out with any choice of material. Buildings are made to order and customers save in labor, concrete, maintenance and lower energy costs.

Porta/Grace Mfg — All Porta/Grace steel buildings have galvanized main frames and galvanized purlins and girts. Buildings come in 16 different color combinations. The company promises the shortest lead times in the industry. Porta/Grace also now manufactures PG Rib Metal Roofing and Siding.

Portland Systems — Since 1998, Portland Systems is committed to providing  pre-engineered metal buildings and components at the most competitive prices possible. Thousands of Portland Systems metal buildings are in service throughout North America and the world. Portland’s experienced team offers quality, service and competitive pricing.

R&M Steel — R & M manufactures and markets custom designed pre-engineered metal building systems for quality and fast, economical installation. Custom design options are available for retail, industrial, aviation, manufacturing, warehousing, mini storage, office space, education and agriculture facilities. All buildings meet applicable codes and incorporate state-of-the-art computer-aided design and fabrication technology.

Sentinel Building Systems — Sentinel Building Systems builds customer relations first and high quality buildings second.  Experienced consultants work closely with customers to assure buildings are designed to all local codes and meet customers’ unique needs at the lowest possible cost.  Sentinel buildings are quick and easy to install, which reduces erection labor and total project cost. Sentinel Building Systems stands behind every building it sells, assuring a high-quality structure that is functional and attractive for many years.

Star Buildings — Star Building Systems utilizes state-of-the-art computer aided engineering and drafting with advanced manufacturing technology to meet the growing worldwide demand for attractive, functional and cost effective buildings. Star’s wall systems can be used alone or in conjunction with traditional construction materials. Star roof systems are lightweight, energy efficient, virtually maintenance free and will promise superb performance under challenging weather conditions. — Internet-based allows users to design, price and buy pre-engineered steel buildings, mini-storage systems and garage doors online. The interactive system allows users to create customized buildings from 900 to 15,000 square feet, add advanced features like liner panels, roof overhangs and framed openings, and get accurate delivered prices in minutes. Users can add walk-through and garage doors to buildings or buy them separately. A part of the NCI Building Systems family of companies, has its own in-house engineers and manufacturing plants throughout North America.

TekSupply — TekSupply offers a variety of doors, including fabric gathering doors, Trac-Rite steel roll-up doors, Plyco insulated doors and more. A low-cost alternative to traditional doors, universal-mount fabric gathering doors are durable and easy to install. They are made from heavy-duty 22-ounce PVC-coated woven vinyl which is flame resistant. Door frames and track are made from heavy-duty structural steel tubing.

VP Buildings — Varco Pruden (VP Buildings), headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., is among  the nation’s largest participants in the worldwide building systems industry. VP engineers and manufactures non-residential, low-rise steel buildings for manufacturing, warehousing, school and commercial applications. VP has five plant locations in the United States and distributes through independent, authorized builders.

VersaTube Buildings — Buildings and shelters from VersaTube Building Systems offer new market potential for large steel construction companies, post-frame builders, metal roll-formers and entrepreneurial contractors.  A patented Slip-Fit steel frame system is pre-cut and pre-engineered for quick assembly, significantly reducing construction time.  Complete one-at-a-time building packages or frame-only systems are available for 52-foot wide and under light commercial buildings, garages, carports, storage and animal shelters and horse barns.

Whirlwind  Building Systems — Whirlwind designs and manufacturers pre-engineered metal buildings for commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and self-storage markets.  Whirlwind offers a wide array of low-rise applications including shopping centers, auto dealerships, warehouses, churches, schools and manufacturing facilities. Benefits of being a Whirlwind Building Systems dealer include working with a metal building manufacturer that is IAS Certified and is committed to service, quality, competitive pricing and developing a long relationship with its builders.  The most important benefit to builders is that Whirlwind is committed to them in all aspects.

Wick Buildings — Wick Buildings has a wide range of capabilities from municipal applications to commercial, retail and light industrial markets, plus agricultural buildings, barns and horse facilities from the simple to the sublime. Roofing options include Wick’s classic panel and standing seam options.

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