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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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Multi-Use Metal Buildings

The Infinite Possibilities of Multi-function Steel Building Kits Pre-engineered steel structures make excellent multi-use metal buildings.  Steel buildings lend themselves well to multiple operations today— and for changing uses in the future. Besides, what could be more cost-effective than one structure serving multiple needs? Multi-Use Metal Buildings for Investors Steel buildings are attractive, economical, long-lasting, and easy-to-maintain structures.  This appeals to bottom line conscious real estate investors.  However, the greatest attribute from an investor’s standpoint may be the adaptability of… Read More

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3 Reasons Lumberyards Choose Steel Buildings

Why Housing Wood in Wood is Not Good Look around town and you will see most home improvement centers and lumberyards choose steel buildings to house their operations.  That seems odd, doesn’t it?  Wouldn’t you expect a lumber business to be housed in a lumber-framed structure? There are three main reasons wood sellers use steel buildings: 1. Lumberyards Need Massive Space Maneuvering and storing piles of wood studs, plywood sheets, and other building products demands lots of space.  Only steel… Read More

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50 Reasons to Love Pre-engineered Metal Buildings

Why Steel Claims 73% of Commercial/Industrial Construction Pre-engineered metal buildings have long ruled agricultural and aviation construction markets. Today steel buildings reign supreme in low-rise commercial and industrial construction, too. In fact, steel frames 65% of commercial low-rise projects and 95% of industrial new construction. How has steel so thoroughly routed competing building systems? I’ll give you 50 reasons for the astounding dominance of pre-engineered metal buildings… Pocketbook-Friendly Metal Buildings 1. Pre-engineered steel buildings are the most cost-effective building system… Read More

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Furniture Retailers Count on Steel Buildings

7 Reasons Furniture Store Owners Choose PEMBs Furniture retailers rely on the dependability and cost-effectiveness of steel buildings. From the local mom-and-pop mattress store, to an office furniture retailer, to a gigantic furniture discount warehouse, pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMBs) deliver the features furniture store owners demand. 1. Affordable to Buy and Build A low cost-per-square-foot makes RHINO steel buildings an affordable structural system for retailers. Steel’s extraordinary strength means fewer pieces construct an exceptionally stable building. Every piece of the factory-built,… Read More

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5 Ways to Customize a Metal Building

Adding Personality and Pizazz to a Pre-engineered Steel Building There are many ways to customize a metal building so that it does not look boxy and barn-like. Granted, the basic box with a low-pitched gable roof is the most economical pre-engineered steel building. However, the structure may need a more customized facade for some applications. That’s no problem for the RHINO Steel Building System. Here are five ideas and steel building options you can use to create the perfect look… 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

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10 More Reasons Metal Buildings Rule

An Additional 10 Benefits Steel Buildings Deliver Our last blog listed ten ways metal buildings beat wood-framed construction, but that was just the beginning. Pre-engineered steel buildings are also: 11. PREFABRICATED: All metal building components are cut, welded, drilled, painted, and marked at the nearest factory, not the job site. Steel framing arrives ready to sort and assemble. 12. RECYCLABLE: Steel is by far the most recycled material on this planet. Coupled with is continuous strength and high-recycled content, steel… Read More

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Killing Kilowatt Waste in Steel Buildings

5 Ways to Slash Energy Bills in Commercial Metal Buildings Since steel buildings now account for 65% of all commercial construction in the U.S., finding ways to decrease energy usage in a metal structure benefits the planet, the country— and the business. Reducing energy consumption in commercial structures conserves energy resources, reduces America’s dependence on foreign energy sources— and fattens the business owners’ bottom line by cutting operating costs. How Much Energy Do Commercial Buildings Squander? Commercial buildings devour 19%… Read More

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Steel Buildings for Dollar Stores

Why Small Box Stores Prefer Steel Framing Dollar stores have become a bargain-hunters nirvana. Budget-conscious consumers drive the dollar store market, carefully searching for the best deals on everyday necessities, gifts, and undiscovered specialty items, Big Box vs. Small Box Retailers Until recently “big box stores” received far more attention by the press than the smaller dollar stores. However, do not let the smaller size of these mighty midgets mislead you. Growing at a phenomenal rate, these “small box stores” are… Read More

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