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As you explore the various categories below you will find everything from garage and workshop layout comparisons to whether or not a prefab building is a good choice for your tiny home. While you will find some stories about our industry in general, our blog is not a boring newsroom. We focus on cutting-edge ideas, expert insights from our talented management team and exploring popular topics in depth with interviews, videos and journalistic research. Welcome to our blog, your hub for all things metal buildings and interaction with other members of the General Steel community.

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Ordering Your Steel Building in Spring How & Why

Lower costs and optimal construction scheduling makes Spring an ideal time to begin your steel building project. Learn why Spring is an opportune time to buy.

February 3rd, 2016|Expert Insights|

Do You Need a Garage or Workshop?

Personal garages & workshops are great places to reset, recharge, and pursue hobbies. Learn how you can transform your shop layout into the ideal workshop or garage space.

January 23rd, 2016|Expert Insights|

6 Reasons Steel Buildings Are Safer

The collapse of the Dallas Cowboys training facility should teach us a valuable lesson: build with steel. We’re outlining 6 reasons why steel is the safest choice for your venue.

January 9th, 2016|Expert Insights|

Is a Steel Building the Right Choice for Your Durable Tiny Home?

Considering joining the tiny house movement? Learn how purchasing a steel building for your tiny home can offer simplicity, sustainability, & strength.

March 26th, 2016|Custom Designs|

The Ultimate Car Collector’s Garage

From Jerry Seinfeld to Ralph Lauren, we’re exploring the garages of five top car collectors. Find out how these collectors store their prized possessions.

December 2nd, 2015|Custom Designs|

Steel Buildings for the Warehouse Service Industry

Warehouse Service Industry is Booming The warehousing industry has grown substantial [...]

June 21st, 2015|Custom Designs|

Green Building Material

The Big Picture As the primary building material for infrastructure, automobiles, h [...]

American Steel Products in Demand

Steel is produced across the world. Countries like Egypt, India, Thailand, Australia, [...]

October 31st, 2014|Steel Building Basics|

What Goes Into Steel Building Construction?

Steel is the most recycled material on earth - what’s in your steel building? Environ [...]

Gleam Car Wash Business

Learn how a steel building helped new, Colorado-based car wash business, Gleam Car Wash, launch a green business model that gives back to the Denver community.

September 13th, 2016|Case Studies|

Steel: A Better Plan for Horse Barns and Stables

Skip outdated wooden pole barns and opt for steel instead; steel barns provide more space & durability than traditional barns, and endless options for expansion.

February 13th, 2016|Case Studies|

Steel Ice Rinks the Strongest Investment You Can Make

When building an ice center, choosing building materials might just be the easiest part. Learn why a durable steel ice rink is worth the commitment.

November 12th, 2015|Case Studies|

Steel Buildings Solve School Overcrowding

With many schools exceeding their capacity, learn why steel buildings have become the durable, sustainable solution versus standard portable classrooms.

April 29th, 2016|Industry News|

General Steel Celebrates 20 Years of Success

Before the thousands of General Steel buildings, learn how an unconventional radio advertisement started building a brand known as "The General" in 1995.

October 13th, 2015|Industry News|

Hurricane Katrina – 10 Years Later and General Steel Building Still Standing Strong

In 2003, General Steel was asked to craft a building that could withstand the toughest weather conditions. 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, the building is still standing.

September 1st, 2015|Industry News|

Auto Shop for Sale vs. New Auto Repair Shop

Opening an auto repair shop in the $58 Billion auto shop industry is clearly an i [...]

January 28th, 2016|Video|

Is All Steel Construction the Same?

There are a lot of choices when it comes to steel construction but have you wondered if all steel structures are the same? Find out which is right for you.

December 21st, 2015|Video|

General Steel Hurricane Katrina

General Steel brand buildings are the highest quality pre-engineered buildings availa [...]

May 10th, 2015|Video|

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