Steel Building Systems, Inc
There’s a reason so many of today’s farmers and ranchers choose to build pre-engineered metal barns: they are smart business people.
Even from the early days of American farming, the barn has been the heart of farms and ranches. Barns were many times the size of farmhouses 200 years ago. Neighbors judged the prosperity of the farm on the size and condition of the barn, not the farmhouse. The man who did not keep his barn in good shape was considered a poor excuse for a businessman.
Early settler built their barns with whatever materials were at hand. Nearby forest provided timber to build wood barns. In other places, an abundance of rock made stone the material of choice for barn building.
In 1790, farmers made up 90% of America’s workforce. Using crude plows and equipment driven by horses, mules, or oxen, farming was backbreaking work.
The invention of the steel plow allowed farmers to cultivate more land. The invention of the tractor and related farm equipment expanded the capabilities of the farmer even more, requiring more space to shelter tractors and other equipment.
During the Depression, struggling but innovative farmers constructed pole barns from discarded utility poles and sheet metal.
In World War II, the military desperately needed structures that could be shipped in, erected quickly, and disassembled quickly. Metal arched buildings fit the bill. After the war, farmers-turned-soldiers returned to their rural lives with the idea of metal buildings as barns in their heads.
As engineering and manufacturing techniques evolved and improved, so did the quality and versatility of pre-engineered steel barns and structures for the agricultural market.
Today’s farms and ranches are high-tech businesses, using state-of-the-art equipment and modern farming techniques to get the most from the land. In 1850, a farmer could produce 100 bushels of corn on 2-1/2 acres in about 90 man-hours. One hundred and forty years later, the average farmer produced 100 bushels of corn from a mere 1-1/8 acres of land in only two man-hours. That’s progress!
Increased efficiency has led to an ever increasing need for larger barns and additional farm structures.
Today’s sophisticated computer-aided design and engineering software allow steel building companies to produce metal barns and farm buildings efficiently and economically for agriculture and commercial applications.
RHINO metal barns and agricultural steel buildings provide the qualities modern farmers and ranchers appreciate:
Call RHINO now. Our steel building experts can answer all your questions and give you quotes on a metal barn or other building for your agribusiness. Call RHINO now, toll free at 888.320.7466.