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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 warehousing squeeze. 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… 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?  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… Read More

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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

In Blog, Locations

3 Reasons to Build Steel Buildings in Vermont

RHINO Metal Buildings: The Best Building Choice for Vermont It just makes sense to build structures with prefabricated steel buildings in Vermont.  Only pre-engineered metal buildings offer the strength and durability to stand up to the state’s volatile climate extremes. RHINO steel buildings ship all across North America.  However, our building system offers three benefits especially suited to the Green Mountain State.  Steel buildings in Vermont are: Versatile Metal buildings kits create the perfect frames for many commercial and industrial… Read More

In Blog, Fire and Steel Buildings

Why Firefighters Hate Light Gauge Steel Buildings

How Fire-Resistant Is Your Structure? Light gauge steel buildings enjoy some of the same benefits as pre-engineered steel buildings. However, there is a major difference between the two types of steel construction: their reaction to fire. Structural Collapse Concerns According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), firefighters respond to a structural fire every 64 seconds in the U.S.  Occupants and responding firefighters become trapped when structures collapse.  In fact, an estimated one-third of firefighter fatalities result from structural collapses.… Read More

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7 Ways Metal Buildings Stay Affordable

How Construction Efficiency Keeps Prefab Steel Building Costs Down Streamlined efficiency helps pre-engineered metal buildings stay affordable for commercial and industrial structures.  A “waste not” mentality creates these low-rise wonders.  Consequently, metal buildings offer the most bang-for-the-building-buck. Steel Production Efficiency Due to constant strides to improve the end product, today’s steel is actually 30% stronger. Steel production is also much faster. A hundred years ago, it took 70 man-hours to produce a ton of steel.  Innovations in steel manufacturing have… Read More

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The Quality Assurance of Prefab Metal Buildings

Factory-Made Buildings Outshine Field-Fabricated Construction Prefab metal buildings reduce construction errors.  It all boils down to quality control. Assuring the Quality of Building Materials Both wood and concrete building lack material consistency. Lumber’s strength varies drastically from tree species to species. Most of today’s wood comes from smaller, younger, weaker trees.  Consequently, much of the lumber is flawed.  Builders must often settle for wood with knots, bark, splits, twists, missing chunks, and other defects. How can you rely on the… Read More

In Blog, Commercial Buildings, more

Steel Buildings for Theaters and Museums

Steel Buildings Create Unobstructed Space for Audiences All buildings for theaters and museums have one common requisite: spaciousness.  Pre-engineered steel buildings provide the column-free openness performances demand. Clear Span Steel Buildings Successful audience-based venues must make the most of available space.  Seating is paramount.  After all, the more seating that is available, the greater the profits per showing or event. However, it is equally important to keep the customers comfortable with an unhindered view of the presentation.  Wide spaces and… Read More

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Aftermath of 2017 Mexico City Earthquake

What Worked—and What Didn’t One year after the devastating Mexico City earthquake, rebuilding continues.  The 7.1 tremblor rocked not only buildings and lives, but also construction guidelines and governmental policies. Historic Shaking in Mexico Ironically, the 2017 quake hit on September 19, the 32nd anniversary of the 8.1 megaquake.  The 1985 killed over 10,000 residents of Mexico City. Although far less deadly than the 1985 tremblor, the 2017 quake also took a severe toll.  According to data from the U.… Read More

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Pole Barns and Property Values

Does a Pole Barn Increase the Resale Value of Property? Adding pole barns to your property sounds like a great idea.  That should pump up the land’s worth, right? Well, not necessarily. Weighing Property Improvements Surprisingly, not all additions increase the later resale value of your property. For example, real estate professionals often find homes with swimming pools are actually harder to sell.  Many people do not want the expense and hassle of a pool.  The same can be said… Read More

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers, more

A Do-It-Yourself Multi-Use Steel Building

Creating a Metal Building for All Your Needs A multi-use steel building serves two, three or even more purposes. The versatility of pre-engineered steel building kits makes them easy to adapt for any use.  The unobstructed clear span interiors of a prefabricated metal building allow the owner free rein.  Space can be allocated for whatever you need. Think of the possibilities! The combinations are endless.  Just mix and match any of these into one roomy steel building: Game room Gardening… Read More

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