From cotton fields and cornfields, to aerospace and automobile industries, Missouri embraces the best of rural and urban lifestyles.
Unfortunately, as a part of the infamous Tornado Alley, Missouri has experienced some of the worst tornado disasters in U.S. history.
A tornado hit St. Louis in 1896, killing 255. The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 shredded southern Missouri before cutting a swath of destruction across Illinois and Indiana, killing 747 people. In 2011, a violent tornado destroyed Joplin, Missouri, killing 162 people and affecting 17,000 others. Currently, Joplin is still rebuilding.
RHINO’s prefabricated metal buildings in Missouri meet or exceed all local building codes to make earthquake resistant structures.
Generally, people think of the West coast when they think of earthquakes. Surprisingly, the worst series of earthquakes in American history centered around New Madrid, Missouri in 1811 and 1812.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates three of the quakes would measure from 7.5 to 7.7 on the modern Richter scale. One quake was so strong, it was felt 1,000 miles away, awakening people as far away as New York, Washington, D.C., and Charleston, South Carolina. It reportedly rang church bells in Boston. The quakes caused waves on the Mississippi River so large that boats were capsized or swept inland.
Two hundred years later, a similar earthquake would be far more devastating, as the area is now heavily populated and urbanized.
RHINO prefabricated metal buildings in Missouri perform well under seismic stresses. These earthquake resistant structures also provide extra protection from mold, termites, fire, heavy snows, lightning, and fire. Some of the prefabricated steel buildings in Missouri include:
Versatile RHINO, steel metal buildings in Missouri meet the needs for all agricultural, aviation, commercial and retail enterprises, and manufacturing and warehousing projects as well as serving as earthquake resistant structures.
Homeowners also find the ease of assembly, superior strength, affordability, design flexibility, and longevity of a RHINO structure appealing. Many people use RHINO metal buildings in Missouri for multi-car garages, backyard workshops, home offices, storage buildings, hobby houses or other personal structures.
Missourians are famous for their skepticism. RHINO welcomes the scrutiny and questions of those from the ‘Show Me’ state. We are convinced you will find RHINO steel buildings the perfect earthquake resistant structures for all your projects.
Call 888.320.7466 toll free to speak to a metal building specialist on the RHINO team.