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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|

Why Steel for Southeast

For those residing in the South, the type of building you choose must stand up to heavy rains, floods, & damaging winds. Learn how steel combats severe Southern weather.

October 10th, 2016|Steel Building Basics|

Why Steel is Considered a Green Building Material

Learn how the production, quality, and life cycle of steel has made it one of the most popular & environmentally-friendly green building materials on the market.

American Steel Products in Demand

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

October 31st, 2014|Steel Building Basics|

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|

Denver Broncos Indoor Practice Facility

In 2014, when Broncos management unveiled the Broncos Field House, a three-story, 115,000 square-foot steel building.

September 29th, 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|

Top Businesses to Start this Year with a Steel Building

It's the time of year to make your New Year's resolution and most people aren't think [...]

June 22nd, 2015|Industry News|

Auto Shop for Sale vs. New Auto Repair Shop

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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|

Aerial Video of Components for Steel Buildings

Use our 360º aerial video to explore a steel riding arena and discover the components you may want to make your metal building truly unique and functional.

January 17th, 2015|Video|


How to Price Your Building