January 31, 2014
RHINO Metal Buildings for the Bluegrass State
The home of the country’s oldest horse race, the world’s finest whiskey, the world’s largest gold depository, and the world’s longest cave, the bluegrass state is also home to many discriminating owners of Kentucky steel buildings made by RHINO.
The versatility of pre-engineered metal buildings makes them ideal for the varied construction market of Kentucky.
Kentucky represents a surprisingly harmonious blend of the past and the future. It is an intriguing combination of slow-paced nineteenth century charm and fast-paced twenty-first century industry.
Metal Buildings in Kentucky Stand Up to Local Challenges
RHINO Kentucky steel buildings are strong and durable. They deliver extra protection from fire, lightning, strong storms, earthquakes, termites, and more. Sturdy structures are important in Kentucky:
- The most powerful earthquakes in U.S. history ran along the New Madrid Fault in 1811 and 1812. Kentucky shares much this fault line with Tennessee, Missouri, and Illinois. Kentucky metal buildings stand up to earthquakes better than other types of structures.
- The second most violent tornado outbreak in U.S. history also took its toll on Kentucky on April 3-4 1974. Twenty-seven tornadoes tore through Kentucky during those two days, killing 75 people, causing 1,263 injuries, and inflicting over $110 million in damages over 39 counties. In March 2-3, 2012 another killer tornado tore a 60-mile-long swath through Kentucky, causing extensive damage and killing 22 people. Just three months ago, a deadly storms spread destruction across 12 states in the Ohio Valley region, including Kentucky. RHINO prefabricated metal buildings face the challenges of high winds far better than wood structures.
- Kentuckians face huge damages from wood-devouring termites. Eastern Subterranean Termites plague the state wherever wood stands causing thousands of dollars in damages. Most insurance policies do not cover termite damage. But no tiny termite terrorist can make a meal of a Kentucky steel building!
- From 2001-2010, 15,585 wildfires blazed across Kentucky. Many rural areas in the state must depend on volunteer fire departments which are often understaffed, under-trained, and under-equipped. Wood buildings catch fire more easily than steel. Once a building ignites, wood framing continues to add fuel to the fire— but steel does not.
- As this blog was written, Kentucky was facing a wild winter blast that dumped “-5.5” of snow across the state, while dropping temperatures as low as -10 degrees Fahrenheit. RHINO’s optional Pro-Value insulation not only keeps climate-controlled buildings snug and cozy, but it saves as much as 50% on heating and cooling costs, too.
RHINO steel buildings in Kentucky will meet or exceed all local building codes for the lifetime of the structure— guaranteed.
Pre-engineered Metal Buildings for Every Market in Kentucky
Whatever your building needs, RHINO can deliver Kentucky metal buildings — or elsewhere across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico— to exactly fit your requirements.
- RURAL: Barns, hay sheds, horse stables, livestock buildings, dairy barns, indoor or covered riding arenas, equipment shelters, farm or ranch offices
- AVIATION: Aircraft hangars, corporate offices, private jet terminals, outdoor shelters and shade structures, maintenance buildings
- COMMERCIAL: Retail stores, big-box stores, restaurants, office buildings, medical facilities, banks, mechanics garages, dance studios, day-care centers, fitness centers, lumberyards, strip malls, schools, churches, theaters, and more
- INDUSTRIAL: Warehouses, manufacturing plants, distribution centers, oil and gas buildings, recycling centers, welding shops, fire stations, and more
- RESIDENTIAL: RV and boat garages, multi-car garages, storage buildings, hobby huts, home offices, man-caves, shelters, multi-purpose buildings, pool houses, workshops, and more.
Order a Steel Building for Kentucky Today
Our quality-made, Kentucky steel buildings promise decades of trouble-free service at a surprisingly affordable price. Call RHINO toll free at 888.320.7466 to learn more.