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Happy Halloween: The Most Haunted Steel Buildings!

  
  
  
haunted steel buildings

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night…

It’s that time of year when the sun goes down early and the leaves begin to fall. The cooler weather brings to mind old stories of haunts that go bump in the night. And, most popular of all, are the ghost stories that are passed from generation to generation wherever a spooky building resides.



3 Metal Building Projects You Can Do Yourself

  
  
  
metal buildings diy

Usually, DIY projects lend themselves towards the more conceivable, like a raised garden bed, a snazzy interior paint job with geometric designs or building a chicken coop. What if we were to tell you that you can do much larger projects, like build a garage for instance, as a weekend DIY project?

Lightning and Metal Roofing: What You Need to Know

  
  
  
lightning and metal roofs

We can wax poetic all day long about the benefits of metal roofing products, but most clients boil all that information down to a single question: What about lightning? Isn't metal roofing dangerous?

The Top Places to Get Your Metal News Fix

  
  
  
metal building news

Along with everything else you have to do you need to keep up with what’s going on in the industry. Luckily you have access to a number of sites that help you keep up with the news in metal buildings, construction, and more.

Can Metal Buildings Be Easily Expanded?

  
  
  
expanding your metal building

Can metal buildings be easily expanded? You might as well ask if the sky is blue. Of course they can. But what makes it so easy? Advance planning can make it that way and, well, it’s just one of the great things about steel buildings.

Explaining the Wear and Tear of Metal Buildings – And Easy Fixes For It!

  
  
  
metal building wear and tear

If you love repairing buildings, don’t build them with steel. Metal buildings are the lowest maintenance structures you can buy. But it isn’t totally maintenance free. Metal can become damaged and require patching, sealing, or other care to ensure long life.

Finding The Next Generation of Manufacturing Talent

  
  
  
hiring manufacturing talent

According to Strategy&, "...manufacturers are getting caught in a talent squeeze. In mature economies, finding sufficient skilled talent has become something like searching for a needle in a haystack, and in emerging economies the pools of qualified talent are increasingly shallow and cost-prohibitive."

4 Steps to Preparing Your Metal Barn for Winter

  
  
  
metal barns winter

We haven't even set the clocks back yet but the days are noticeably shorter. That means winter is on its way and its time to get your metal barns and livestock buildings ready for winter. Early fall is the season for checking and double checking your barns, feed and water supplies and fencing to make sure it's ready for freezing temperatures and prolonged storms. There's nothing worse than trying to mend fences in the heart of a storm or learning you have an electrical short when you're trying to defrost the water troughs.

The Height Advantage of Steel Buildings

  
  
  
height of steel buildings

If it wasn’t for steel there wouldn’t be skyscrapers or other high rise buildings. Brick and masonry can only hold so much weight before failing. Add in the human limitations on climbing stairs and your building realistically would be limited to about 5 or 6 stories.

How do Steel Buildings Affect the Environment?

  
  
  
steel buildings and the environment

Whether you are concerned about climate change or not it’s on a lot of minds these days. Owners may be shooting for a LEED rating or simply want to know what impact a steel building has on the environment. Building with steel means building for flexibility and durability. Plus a high percentage of steel is recycled every year.

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