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Factory-Made Metal Buildings for Factories

Why Manufactured Steel Buildings House Manufacturing Plants It is a marriage made in manufacturing: factory-built metal buildings for factories and industrial plants. Both pre-engineered steel buildings and manufacturing plants thrive on efficient production.  Both demand a sharp eye on costs.  Both demand adaptability.  And both must keep production running smoothly to keep the customer satisfied. The Impact of Manufacturing on… Read More
In Blog, Types of Steel Buildings

Steel Building Strip Malls

Five Reasons to Choose Metal Buildings for Mini-malls Steel building strip malls shine as a new generation of shopping and service experiences.  Today’s upscale mixed-use shopping centers include an eclectic mix of retailers and service industries. Smaller strip malls— with 5,000 to 10,000 square feet— still serve in residential neighborhoods or smaller towns.  However, the growing trend is toward larger… Read More

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7 Quick Steel Building Facts

Prefab Metal Buildings: The Lean, Green, Building Machine The pre-engineered steel building facts speak for themselves, and RHINO has lots of steel framing info to offer. Steel now boasts 65% of new commercial construction— and 95% of new industrial building.  The reasons for steel’s market dominance are simple. Fact #1: Steel is a Bargain Pre-engineered steel’s low cost-per-square-foot should not surprise people, but it does. Like any other business, builders focus hard on the bottom line.  If metal buildings weren’t… Read More

In Blog, Types of Steel Buildings

Steel Buildings for Bars and Grills

Fire-Resistant Steel Buildings: the Safest Restaurant Choice Why do so many restaurateurs choose pre-engineered steel buildings for bars and grills?  For the same reasons other restaurants prefer steel-framed eateries. Certainly, prefabricated metal buildings provide multiple advantages.  Compared to other building systems, rigid-frame steel buildings promise: Low cost-per-square-foot Unobstructed space Better design flexibility Faster construction Economical operation Less maintenance Greater longevity Higher resale value These are all important considerations when building restaurants, bars, or commercial eateries. However, the most compelling reason… Read More

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers

Beginner’s Guide to Metal Building Suppliers

Doing Your Homework Before You Buy a Steel Building All metal building suppliers are not alike.  Compare several companies.  Investigate each business thoroughly in three primary categories: product, proven performance, and price. The Product When choosing a metal building kit, first-time building buyers immediately want quotes.  In fact, many times they want a “cost-per-square-foot” before they even decide on the size of the building they need! Sadly, the cheapest product is not always the best deal.  You cannot compare prices… Read More

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers

How to Prepare a Metal Building Site

Digging Up the Dirt on Steel Building Groundwork Why does metal building site preparation matter? Well-planned and executed groundwork is crucial for a successful foundation.  In fact, the building’s structural integrity literally rests on a strong, firm foundation bed. Moreover, a poorly prepared construction site set up can turn into a nightmare. It is important to obtain all the proper building permits.  Staying compliant with local building codes can avoid these expensive horrors: Hefty fines or citations Deconstruction of portions… Read More

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Steel Buildings: Getting Better All the Time

7 High-Tech Advances in Prefab Metal Buildings Today’s steel buildings are not the same as in grandpa’s day.  With better steel building technology, buildings are now stronger, safer, simpler, and smarter than ever before. Advances in Steel Production As in most industries, expanding technology revolutionized steel production in recent decades. According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), steel productivity has tripled since the 1980s.  For example, thirty-eight years ago it took ten man-hours to produce one ton of… Read More

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Using Steel Buildings for Bookstores

Why Steel Buildings House the Best Book Businesses Smart booksellers choose steel buildings for bookstores, libraries, and fulfillment centers.  Pre-engineered steel buildings provide a strong, protective structure at an affordable price that is ideal for building a bookstore. A few years ago, many saw bookstores as a dying industry.  Experts expected e-books and digital readers to gobble up the market share of printed books. However, America’s love of books lives on. Book Selling Statistics Almost 23,000 bookstores currently operate in… Read More

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Industrial Steel Building Growth

Is It Time to Expand Your Business with a Metal Building? Space is now a precious commodity in the industrial steel building market.  More and more consumer dollars now fly into e-commerce businesses, fueling a storage squeeze and a need for warehouse expansion. The Industrial Market Boom E-commerce companies continue to ramp up sales.  Major brick-and-mortar retailers now heavily promote their own online sales.  Competing with online giants like Amazon is now a matter of survival. Online retailers are scrambling… Read More

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Steel Buildings for Meat Packing Plants

Seven Reasons Meat Processors Build with Steel Why would you choose steel buildings for meat packing plants and food plant construction? For the same reason steel frames 95% of all industrial construction projects today: no other building system makes as much sense as steel. Meat Packing Demands Space Meat packing plants need massive space.  They require huge, unobstructed floor area. Only pre-engineered steel buildings can produce the wide, column-free space slaughterhouses demand.  The clear span capabilities of steel make it… Read More

In Blog, RHINO Advantages

RHINO Reaches a Metal Building Milestone

Celebrating 20 Years of Steel Building Success This week, RHINO Steel Building Systems races past a metal building milestone as we complete our twentieth year in operation. We believed from day one that RHINO would become a premier steel building company.  In fact, we were determined to make it so. Our business model centered on a simple premise: deliver high-quality metal buildings and spectacular service at reasonable prices. That basic philosophy worked. Not only have RHINO’s building sales increased year… Read More

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers, more

Avoid These Steel Building Mistakes

Six Tips for the Do-It-Yourself Metal Building Erector Our prefabricated structures are quick and easy to assemble— if you avoid the more common steel building mistakes. Many RHINO metal building buyers prefer the do-it-yourself method for erecting their structure. After all, the steel framing pieces arrive marked and ready to assemble. Erecting a pre-engineered metal building is truly like building a giant version of a kid’s erector set.  Detailed erection instructions and a DVD accompany the building.  What could be… Read More

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