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Steel Buildings in MINNESOTA

How Metal Buildings Meet Minnesota’s Extremes Conditions Brutal winters, sweltering summers, and hazardous weather patterns demand the use of pre-engineered steel buildings in Minnesota. No other building system matches the strength, durability, and affordability of steel structures. Weather Phenomena Faced by the North Star State Mother Nature inflicts incredible challenges on Minnesota: blizzards and snowstorms, derechos and tornadoes, frigid temperatures and wildfires. Hardy Minnesotans survive every trial. Their buildings must do the same. How bad can it get in the… Read More

In Blog, Fire and Steel Buildings, more

How Steel Buildings Resist Lightning

The Shocking Truth About Metal Buildings in Thunderstorms Contrary to urban myth, steel buildings resist lightning, not attract it. The height of a structure, not the framing material, determines the probability of a direct lightning strike. The taller the building, the greater the risk that lightning might hit it. Conductible Steel Buildings Resist Lightning Damage Lightning is nothing more than super-charged electricity. A single lightning bolt generates up to 100 million electrical volts! All building materials either conduct or resist… Read More

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Steel Buildings for Baseball Facilities

Why Metal Buildings are the Heavy Hitters of Baseball Buildings Steel buildings for baseball house all the best facilities in the country. Why? Because a pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) hits a home run every time. It Happens Every Spring As April rolls around, sports fans of all ages turn their attention to America’s favorite pastime: baseball. From Little Leagues to Major Leagues, we are all captivated by a good nail-biting baseball game. Baseball players of every age are serious about… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Blog, more

Steel Dairy Barns for Contented Cows

Happy Cows in Comfortable Barns Produce More Milk Pre-engineered steel dairy barns create a safer, more comfortable environment for dairy farmers— and for the herds they own.  Surprising research shows happy cows not only produce more milk, but better quality milk. Got Milk? Thank American Dairy Farmers. The scope of the American dairy industry boggles the mind: The average American consumes 812.9 pounds of milk, cheese, ice cream, butter, and other dairy products every year! The USDA reports 9.349 million… Read More

In Blog, Building Green with Steel, more

Planting a Tree for Earth Day 2017

Saving Our Planet One Tree at a Time As part of the celebration for Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, organizers are encouraging people to plant a tree as part of the Trees for Earth Campaign.  The Earth Day Network hopes to inspire environmentally-conscious people to plant 7.8 billion trees by the year 2020— one for every person in the world. So What’s the Big Deal about Trees? Trees are the single greatest asset available for battling air pollution on… Read More

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Building a Green Garage with a Metal Building

10 Ways Steel Garages Save Money, Time, and the Environment A prefabricated metal building creates three things property owners crave: vehicle security, space, and greater property value. Equally important to today’s eco-conscious consumer, pre-engineered steel garages are green garages. Can you even imagine all your vehicles— cars, boat, motorhome, riding mower—sheltered under one solid steel roof? Think of the possibilities! Do any of these garage options make your heart flutter? De-cluttering the house Crafting a workshop or hobby shop Constructing… Read More

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A Steel Warehouse is a Green Warehouse

28 Reasons to Use Sustainable Steel for Warehouse Construction Practically every consumer product spends time in a steel warehouse before it makes its way to our door. Steel framing dominates industrial construction. It grabs a shocking 95% of the market. Pre-engineered metal buildings provide the benefits warehouse operations demand: open space, strength, and cost-effectiveness. Steel warehouse advantages include: Simple customization Affordable construction Fast framing erection Ultra-width Elevated height Unrestricted length Unobstructed space Extra-wide openings Built-in damage resistance Lower operating costs Minimal… Read More

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Using Steel Hangars to Safeguard Aircraft

From Red-Iron Hangars to the Wild Blue Yonder Steel hangars are almost as old as manned flight itself. From the early days of flight, protecting the sometimes fragile aircraft from harm was mandatory. Flying into History We often forget that the earliest successful manned flights were not airplanes, but gas balloons. The first manned balloon flight in America was in 1793, when the Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard flew from Philadelphia to Deptford, NJ. Surprisingly, the first silk parachute jump was also… Read More

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Steel Aircraft Hangars are Green Hangars

Why Steel is the Environmentally Preferred Choice for Hangars Steel aircraft hangars remain the best “green” choice when constructing an eco-friendly home for jets, planes, or helicopters. That is good news for aircraft hangar owners, who already overwhelmingly build with steel. No other building material allows the wide expanses needed by aircraft hangars like steel framing does. With the highest strength-to-weight ratio of all construction materials, only steel can create obstruction-free building interiors. Aircraft maneuverability requires the clear span designs… Read More

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The Little Steel Church in the Vale

7 Reasons So Many Small Churches Choose to Build with Steel Large or small, many religious congregations choose to build a steel church. However, pre-engineered metal buildings offer several advantages smaller churches especially appreciate. Small Churches in America According to the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, 350,000 religious congregations meet regularly in the U.S. Although mega-churches (defined as having over 3,000 members) capture the lion’s share of media attention, clearly small churches represent the backbone of worshiping in America today.… Read More

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