Johnny bought his 30×50 General Steel building in 2012 for his 100-acre farm in Hoboken, North Carolina. Johnny, is a self-described “hobby farmer” who is retired but carries on his family lineage by tending to their land.
Why Johnny Chose a General Steel Building
Johnny needed a flexible and durable solution for his farming equipment.
Johnny parks his combine in his General Steel building. The combine harvester is a machine that harvests grain crops. More specifically, the combine is machine that combines three separate farming operations: harvesting, threshing and winnowing into a single process.
Simply put, the combine separates the seed from the plant material, making it one of the most important and expensive pieces of equipment any professional or hobby farmer owns.
|Wall Color||Crimson Red|
|Trim Color||Snow White|
Strength and flexibility are two of the most important features General Steel brand buildings are known for and Johnny’s metal garage kit has proven both assertions to be true on multiple occasions.
Withstanding Hurricane Force Winds in North Carolina
Our buildings are engineered to meet or exceed local codes.
General Steel’s whirlwind building that famously survived Hurricane Katrina has become a popular story among steel building shoppers. Correspondingly, we were pleased but not surprised to hear that Johnny’s building has endured not one but two hurricanes since 2012!
The two hurricanes Johnny was referencing are Hurricane Arthur and Tropical Storm Ana. Arthur made landfall on July 4, 2014 with 101 mph winds and Ana found its way to the Carolina coast on May 10, 2015, which is very early in the year for a hurricane.
Utilizing the Flexibility of His General Steel Building
Expanding economically and easily.
In addition to the combine, Johnny also owns a tractor and a grain truck. These two pieces of equipment are now kept in complementary leanto additions Johnny built himself.
General Steel buildings are designed to expand easily in the future, even when you’re simply trying to match the original roof sheeting; it’s easy to do. Johnny built his leanto additions out of lumber and matched the original roof sheeting and rooflines to create a unified structure.
Comparing Johnny’s General Steel Reviews
How does Johnny feel about his building today?
This red 30×50 metal building has always been one of our team’s favorite projects. It may seem simple from the looks of it in the photo, but our team understood from the beginning that this was a significant project for Johnny and his family. It’s safe to say Johnny thought his General Steel building was a great addition to his farm from the start. Here’s what he had to say shortly after erecting the building:
We asked Johnny how he feels about his General Steel building today after it has worked alongside him on the farm for several years and survived two hurricanes: