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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… Read More
In Blog, General Information

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… 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

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers, more

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

In Blog, Building Green with Steel, more

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

In First Time Building Buyers, General Information, more

New Quick and Easy Metal Building Kits

Fast Track Your Building Project with HyperBuiltTM Steel Buildings RHINO’s new HyperBuiltTM metal building kits accelerate the steel building process.  Basic-box small to mid-sized structures, HyperBuiltTM models promise swift delivery and simple assembly. Are You a Do-It-Yourselfer? Once a do-it-yourselfer gets excited about their next project, they cannot wait to dive in.  Waiting days for a quote, weeks for the kit to arrive, and months to complete the construction is not an option. That’s what makes this new model series… Read More

In Blog, Commercial Buildings, more

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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What Is a Steel Building Bay?

How Does Bay Spacing Affect Metal Building Pricing? If you are new to pre-engineered metal building construction, it pays to understand a few basics, like the importance of the steel building bay spacing.  But what exactly is a metal building bay? Steel Building Bay Definition Prefabricated metal buildings start with primary steel framing.  The primary steel framing consists of commercial-grade, rigid-iron steel columns and rafter beams.  Rafter beams connect the two steel columns, forming one “frame.” Think of a frame… Read More

In Blog, Churches, more

Metal Church Buildings for Added Structures

Why Churches Choose Steel Buildings for Support Structures It is a given that cost-conscious religious congregations prefer metal church buildings for their houses of worship.  Only pre-engineered steel buildings supply the elevated ceilings and uninterrupted space so important in a church sanctuary design. As churches grow and find the need for additional supporting structures, building committees again find metal structures prove to be the most logical choice. Maximizing Space with Metal Church Buildings Strong and durable steel buildings suit the… Read More

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Metal Buildings for Texas Farms and Ranches

Why Steel Buildings Appeal to the Ag Market in the Lone Star State Prefabricated metal buildings are ideally suited to all agricultural applications. In fact, Texas farmers and ranchers were among the first to appreciate the advantages of pre-engineered steel buildings.  And what’s not to like?  Today’s steel buildings are attractive, long lasting, economical, simple to erect, and easy to maintain. Texas Leads the Nation in Farms and Ranches There are more farms and ranches in Texas than in any… Read More

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