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Looking Good in a Steel Building

How to Cash In on the Beauty Craze in a Metal Building An attractive, affordable steel building kit creates an ideal place for cashing in on the beauty business.  From hair salons to day spas to beauty supply stores, a good looking steel building attracts those who want to look good. The Beauty Business Boom Let’s face it: we all want to look our best.  American women— and increasingly men—willingly fork over their hard-earned cash on any product, treatment, or… Read More

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Keep Them Smiling in a Steel-Framed Dental Office

Building a Dental Facility with the Strength of Steel Build your dental practice and your office with a cost-efficient steel-framed office.  Dentists can really sink their teeth into the benefits of pre-engineered steel buildings. Why Now is the Time to Build a New Dental Practice According to the latest data, there are almost 200,000 working dentists now practicing in the U.S. The Healthy Policy Institute expects the number of dental professionals in the U.S. to continue to grow steadily.  That… Read More

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Banking on Steel Buildings

Financial Institutions Branch Out with Secure Steel Buildings Financial institutions bank on prefabricated steel buildings for protection.  Whether the building houses the main bank or one of the smaller neighborhood branches, banks and other financial institutions rely on the strength, durability, and security of pre-engineered metal buildings. A Brief Banking History of the U.S. Did you know the Continental Congress established the first chartered bank in the U.S. in 1784?  Here are a few more American banking firsts: In 1791,… Read More

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A Tribute to American Gas Stations

From Crude Wood Sheds to Sleek Steel Stores Gas stations today are so common and convenient, we never give them a thought— until we run low on fuel.  Yet, they hold a fascinating place in American history. The Quest for Petro Early motorists hauled fuel in cans or buckets from wherever they could find it available at hardware stores, pharmacies, blacksmith shops, or livery stables.  Horse-drawn wagons with tanks delivered the fuel to their commercial customers for resale to motorists.… Read More

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From Dream to Reality with Steel Buildings

RHINO: Making Your Building Dreams Come True Make your dream construction project a reality with attractive and affordable pre-engineered steel buildings. Are you dreaming of a multi-car garage with oodles of storage space?  Or are you imagining building your own self-storage business or other commercial enterprise?  Or are you picturing a bigger warehouse for your expanding import business? Then do it up right— build it with steel. Steeling into Your Dreams Pre-engineered steel buildings work like a dream.  Just check… Read More

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Steel Buildings for Plumbing and Electrical Suppliers

3 Reasons Building Supply Retailers Choose Metal Buildings Sensible, spacious, and safe, pre-engineered steel buildings are ideal for plumbing and electrical suppliers. Some operations cater to do-it-yourselfers in the home improvement market.  Others serve professional plumbers, electricians, and builders in a wholesale operation. And online electrical and plumbing supply companies, who ship parts directly to the client, are heating up right now. According to IBIS, plumbing and electrical online sales are currently experiencing a 4.9% annual growth rate.  And customer’s… Read More

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Metal Buildings for Safer Welding Shops

Part 1: Why Building the Best Welding Shop Starts with Steel Why do metal buildings make the best welding shops?  Because welding can cause fires and steel buildings are fire-resistant. It’s true.  Welding presents grave fire risks.  Without proper safety precautions, welding and other “hot work” activities can turn deadly in a heartbeat. What is a “Hot Work”? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), “hot work” includes any undertaking that produces flames, sparks, or enough heat to ignite… 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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The Clear Span Steel Building Alternative

Choosing Between Multi-Span and Clear Span Buildings We covered the many uses for a clear span steel building in our last post, but not every structure needs to be free of interior columns. For such applications, a multi-span metal building (also known as modular framing) may offer a better buy. Multi-Span vs. Clear Span Steel Buildings Some types of structures simply demand unobstructed space. Gymnasiums, aircraft hangars, horseback riding arenas, church sanctuaries, and large equipment storage buildings cannot function efficiently… Read More

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The Many Uses for Clear Span Metal Buildings

Pre-engineered Steel Buildings Create More Usable Space Are you familiar with clear span metal buildings? Steel’s incredible strength-to-weight ratio allows extremely wide, uninterrupted interior space in rigid-steel buildings. Pre-engineered clear span steel structures eliminate the need for the clumsy, intrusive, load-bearing walls or columns necessary with other building systems. So who needs a clear span building? Anyone whose operation requires an unobstructed vision or easy maneuverability, that’s who. Here are a few examples: Agricultural Clear Span Structures Farm and Ranch… Read More

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