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Metal Churches and Support Structures

Why So Many Congregations Choose Steel Church Buildings Cost-conscious religious congregations prefer metal churches for their houses of worship. Why? Because only prefabricated steel church buildings supply the soaring ceilings and clear space so important to a church’s sanctuary. Moreover, congregations find prefab steel structures are the best buy when building a church. And, as churches grow, they discover prefab… Read More
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A Prefab Metal Building for Manufacturing

Why a Custom Metal Building Creates a Great Factory Constructing a prefab metal building for a manufacturing plant makes perfect sense. Think about it. Manufacturing turns raw materials into new products.  Fortunately, no one understands this concept better than the pre-engineered metal building industry.  After all, quality-controlled manufacturing plants create prefabricated steel buildings. Prefab Metal Building Benefits for Manufacturing The… Read More

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Why Are Prefab Metal Buildings So Popular?

Nine Reasons Steel Structures Are the Best Choice There is a new construction champion today: prefab metal buildings. Traditional wood framing once controlled all low-rise construction.  Traditional builders had an “if-it-works-don’t-fix-it mentality” about building with lumber.  Wood building was tried, true, and familiar.  If it was good enough for grandpa, it is good enough for us, right? Thankfully, those days are gone. Steel now earns 65% of all commercial construction and 95% of all industrial building. Today’s pre-engineered red-iron steel… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Blog, more

Metal Buildings in Texas for Farms and Ranches

Why Steel Buildings Appeal to the Ag Market in the Lone Star State Prefab metal buildings in Texas are ideal for all agricultural structures in the state.  In fact, Lone Star farmers and ranchers were among the first to appreciate the advantages of metal building kits. And what’s not to like?  Today’s steel buildings are attractive, economical, simple to erect, easy to maintain, and durable. Texas Leads the Nation in Farms and Ranches There are more farms and ranches in… Read More

In Auto Shops, Blog, more

Prefab Metal Buildings for Auto Parts Businesses

Why Steel Buildings House Auto Parts Operations No other construction system matches the advantages of prefab metal buildings for auto parts businesses.  In fact, that’s why steel dominates all commercial and industrial building today. Why Choose Prefab Metal Buildings for Auto Parts Businesses Why should the auto parts industry be interested in steel buildings? Because their market, like many others, is changing rapidly.  Here are two reasons why: Old Car Maintenance:  Today’s drivers keep their cars far longer.  Shockingly, the… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Pole Barns vs. Steel Barns, more

Do Pole Barns or Metal Barns Cost Less?

Comparing Wooden Pole Barn and Prefab Metal Barn Kits Pricing for prefabricated metal barns and pole barns rests on several factors.  First, let’s focus on the initial costs of pre-manufactured barn kits. Pole Barns versus Metal Barns Pricing Both wood prices and steel prices fluctuate with market and production demands.  Consequently, barn pricing for both systems wavers, too. Usually, lumber prices are more volatile than steel prices.  However, both materials experience price changes over time.  To get an exact cost… Read More

In General Information, Steel Building Costs

How Much Does a Metal Building Cost?

Answering the First Question Everyone Asks About Steel Buildings The question asked most often at RHINO Steel Building Systems is, “How much does a metal building cost?”  Unfortunately, that’s like asking, “How long is a piece of string?” Would anyone ask, “How much does a house cost?”  Of course not!  They would know that question would be far too broad to answer accurately without more information on size, location, design, and amenities. Well, accurate metal building pricing too is difficult… Read More

In General Information, Recreational Buildings, more

How Prefab School Gyms Build Health

Encouraging Active Lifestyles for the Next Generation Prefab school gyms encourage students to grow and excel.  They are the perfect environment for kids to learn the healthy habit of an active lifestyle. In prefabricated gymnasiums, students develop coordination, character, goal setting, and teamwork.  Moreover, by building a school gym, they learn the joy of feeling healthy and energized. Properly reinforced, these skills can last a lifetime. Less Technology, More Moving Let’s face it; kids today spend far more time staring… Read More

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Steel Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Why Import Warehouses and Fulfillment Centers Choose Steel Buildings Steel warehouses and distribution centers cover the U.S. today.  In fact, prefabricated steel warehouses play a pivotal role in product dispersing. Defining the Warehousing Market  In recent years, two things have radically changed warehouse operations: rising imports and expanding e-commerce. In 2018, the U.S. imported $3.1 trillion of foreign goods. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, e-commerce sales in 2018 topped $513.6 billion. That’s a 14.2% increase over the previous… Read More

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers, more

How to Keep a Metal Building Project on Budget

Quick Tips for Controlling Metal Building Construction Costs Are you thinking about starting a metal building project?  Following these guidelines will help you save money— and unnecessary headaches— through the metal building construction process. By buying a pre-engineered kit for your steel building project, you are already eliminating many of the budget-blowing blunders common in labor-intensive stick-by-stick construction. Proficient use of material keeps prefabricated steel building costs to a minimum.  The epitome of efficiency, a well-fabricated metal building kit shaves one-third off… Read More

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers

Questions to Ask a Metal Building Supplier

Finding the Best Metal Building Company Before You Buy Smart buyers want to know more about their metal building supplier than just the price.  A cheap price is not always the best deal on a pre-engineered steel building. The following questions will help you determine whether you are really getting your money’s worth with a particular metal building company. How Reliable is the Metal Building Supplier? First of all, you want to be sure that you are dealing with a… Read More

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Seven Things You Need to Know about Metal Building Foundations

Why Pre-engineered Steel Building Foundations Demand Precision Precision and strength are especially important for metal building foundations.  A sloppy or inadequate concrete foundation seriously weakens the strength and durability of your pre-engineered metal building. Peruse these seven foundation tips for successful steel building construction... #1: Precision Equals Quality Framing Prefabricated steel buildings promise precision.  Every part of the steel building kit is designed, engineered, and fabricated to exacting tolerances. Consequently, a quality-made steel building does not allow you to “fudge”… Read More

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