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Beat the Increase on Steel Building Prices

New Tariffs on Steel to Raise Cost of Metal Buildings WARNING:  Steel building prices are going up! Order Now to Beat the Increase! In anticipation of new U.S. government tariffs on steel imports, our suppliers recently issued notices of impending steel price increases of 11% to 13% for all orders placed after April 6, 2018. Unfortunately, this is just the first of several expected steel price hikes over the coming months. What’s Behind the Rising Prices? Global steel prices are… Read More

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Metal Buildings in Idaho

The Advantages Steel Buildings Bring to the Gem State Pre-engineered metal buildings in Idaho are the most economical, durable, and versatile buildings for every project. Idaho’s divergent landscapes make it an especially appealing locale.  Residents and visitors to the state can enjoy: Soaring mountain ranges with great ski areas for winter sports enthusiasts Fertile valleys, prairies, and plains dotted with lush farms and busy ranches Impressive canyons and gorges, rushing whitewater rivers, and magnificent waterfalls Bustling cities, boasting a wide… Read More

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I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosting

How to Bust Those Ghostly Stains on Walls and Ceilings Without warning, odd dark streaks called “ghosting” begin to appear on your walls or ceilings.  Soon, the blemishes grow darker, forming along wall studs or ceiling rafters.  Before long, a creepy outline of the building’s framing starts to appear on the sheetrock. Who you gonna call? What Causes Ghosting? Ghosting is the slow buildup of air-borne dust, dirt, and soot particles on walls or ceilings.  Also known as “ghost stains,”… Read More

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Steel Price Increase Notice

March 7, 2018 To keep our customers informed, we wanted you to know that we have received price increase notices from several steel suppliers. The next steel increase will be in the 11% to 13% range, effective on all orders entered after April 6, 2018. The new pricing is due to new tariffs being added on all steel imports. Section 232 will put a tariff on all imported steel which has created a volatile steel market in the foreign and… Read More

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Steel Building Distribution Centers

Why Import Warehouses and Fulfillment Centers are Steel Structures Steel building distribution centers and other warehouse-type operations cover the U.S. today.  Gigantic steel buildings play a pivotal role in the success of these product-dispersing facilities. Defining the Warehousing Players Over 10,000 commercial businesses participate in the ebb and flow of material goods in the U.S.  The major types of warehousing include: Distribution Centers:  Regionally placed distribution centers take in products from manufacturers, and then quickly redistribute the goods to their… Read More

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How to Anchor a Metal Building

Attaching Steel Framing to the Foundation The importance of how you anchor a metal building to its foundation cannot be overstated. The strength and safety of a steel building depend upon a solid foundation with perfectly aligned connections.  If either the foundation or the connecting bolts are compromised, the entire structure is less stable. The Precision of Metal Buildings One of the beauties of a pre-engineered steel building is its meticulous production.  Factory quality control standards assure that every piece… Read More

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The Wonders of Recycled Steel Building Kits

How Green Metal Buildings Save Money and the Environment While the green benefits recycled steel building kits are impressive, they are probably not going to be the greatest motivators for you to choose metal buildings. In theory, we all agree saving the planet is noble and grand.  However, when push comes to shove, cost and convenience drives us more than the nebulous attributes of an eco-friendly building material. But what if you could have both?  What if you could make… Read More

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New Trends in Self-Storage Buildings

Part 3— Why Steel Continues to Lead Self-Storage Construction Steel construction frames the vast majority of self-storage buildings— and with good reason. Since the emergence of self-storage operations in Texas in the mid-1960s, pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMBs) have provided the benefits mini-warehouse owners love.  PEMBs are: Affordable to buy Colorful and attractive Damage resistant Delivered quickly Easy to expand Economical to operate Low maintenance Quick to erect Simple and fast to erect Strong and durable Versatile Presently, the self-storage business… Read More

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New Technology Trends for Self-Storage

Part 2— Why Successful Mini-Warehouses are Going Digital To attract and keep new customers, perceptive owners employ new technology trends for self-storage operations. Technology is now the driving force in attracting new customers to any business.  Consequently, successful, high-return businesses like mini-warehouses take advantage of digital products and marketing options. Online Trends for Mini-Warehouse Marketing Let’s face it: self-storage does not sound “sexy.”  But glamorous or not, mini-warehouse operations rake in the bucks year after year.  In fact, storage businesses… Read More

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New Growth Trends in Self-Storage

Part 1— Why the Sky’s the Limit for the Mini-Warehouses Self-storage may be the best-kept secret in real estate investments. Exceedingly profitable, mini-warehouse operations rake in one of the highest returns on investment of any real estate venture.  In fact, the self-storage industry represents one of the fastest growing commercial real estate sectors for the last 40 years. Scope of the Self-Storage Market Currently, one in ten Americans rents mini-warehouse units. Industry experts place total number of these storage facilities… Read More

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