Monday, March 28, 2011

Olympia Steel Buildings prides itself in quality materials and outstanding customer service

Olympia Steel Buildings Saves the Day for Keystone Foam Manufacturing

On August 2nd of 2007, a massive fire destroyed a 160,000 sq. ft. family owned manufacturing facility in a small town east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One hundred firefighters from 12 companies in Westmoreland County, PA battled the blaze. Thankfully no one was injured and the company set-up a temporary workplace within weeks of the disaster. The fire may have destroyed the building and its contents, but not the spirit of the owner and his drive to succeed.

The first thing the company did was contact Olympia Steel Buildings. The owners of Keystone Foam were eager to re-build and knew they could count on Olympia for fast service and the right price on a pre-engineered steel building to replace their lost industrial manufacturing plant - both important factors in the rush to rebuild their facility. The Olympia steel buildings designers and metal buildings estimators listened to their needs and worked with them every step of the way to ensure their new building would be exactly what the business required. The new industrial steel building went up quickly, constructed on the original building site and the owners were pleased to see their manufacturing business up and running again at full capacity in no time.

Olympia Steel Buildings prides itself in meeting customer needs with quality materials and outstanding customer service. Olympia’s pre-engineered steel buildings, with their clear span interiors, are a perfect fit for industrial use and Olympia steel buildings comply with regional building codes, wind load (hurricane), snow load and seismic (earthquake) requirements. Olympia delivers pre-engineered steel buildings and metal buildings systems to all 50 states and every country throughout the world. Delivery time varies because we design every project individually for each customer’s exact specifications. Your estimating consultant can give you a better idea of your delivery time after understanding your requirements.

Since Olympia provides an easy to follow metal building erection manual with every building shipped, many customers erect their buildings themselves. If you would rather have someone else erect your building for you, ask about Olympia Steel Buildings Construction and Turnkey Building Erection Services.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Retail and Industrial Steel Buildings

How Olympia Steel Buildings helped one company achieve their dreams.

Olympia Steel Buildings offers affordable steel buildings that are versatile, fully customizable and can be unique, like this 27,000 sq ft. pre-engineered steel building in Easton, Maryland. When the owners of Seger Glass contacted Olympia, they knew what they wanted, but they weren’t sure they would be able to afford a building that had office and retail space and an industrial area for manufacturing their products all rolled into one, or whether such a building design would be possible to achieve. After looking at all their options, they decided that pre-engineered steel buildings were the only way to go, and with Olympia’s help, they were able to have it all. Olympia’s steel building design technicians, metal buildings estimators and consultants showed them how they could achieve the building they desired while saving up to 50% off the cost of conventional construction. Plus with pre-engineered steel building construction they would have all the clearspan space their growing business would require.
Their new multi-use building is both attractive and functional, showcasing the best of metal buildings design and technology. The building is divided into four distinct areas, featuring a 5,000 sq. ft. retail showroom and including four offices and a lunchroom. Behind the showroom is an industrial space with 30’ ceilings. Nine overhead doors provide easy access for bringing in raw materials and taking out finished goods. Several large cranes were easily accommodated in the building design and make for easy transportation of materials inside the building.
Olympia has helped hundreds of growing businesses like Seger Glass build multi-functional buildings. Olympia understands that your company has specific space requirements and budgetary constraints and will work with you every step of the way to design a building that meets your business requirements.
Whether your need is for a new building or you are expanding your existing facility, Olympia offers steel buildings and metal building systems that are fully customizable with a variety of options including: ceiling lights, windows, doors, building colors and more. You can choose from 12 panel and trim colors available in a variety of color combinations.
Olympia’s steel building design technicians and cost estimators will listen to your requirements and custom design a steel building or metal building system to your exact specifications. From purchase to completion, your Olympia Steel Buildings representative will stay with you throughout your building project.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Green Reasons to Build With Pre-engineered Metal Buildings

Green reasons to build with pre-engineered steel buildings and metal buildings systems for your next building construction project:
  • Steel is the most recycled material on the planet
  • Steel is sustainable
  • Steel is a cost-effective, durable option for building construction
  • Steel buildings are a part of all major Green buildings ratings programs and standards programs,  including the National Green Building Standard (ICC-700) for residential buildings, ASHRAE Standard 189.1 for commercial construction, and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.
  • Using pre-engineered metal building construction reduces the amount of construction waste at the job site. Steel construction waste is recyclable into other steel buildings construction
  • Reflective metal roofs on pre-engineered steel buildings keep the inside of metal buildings coolr and can save up to 40% in energy. 
  • Because they do not absorb heat as do other roofing materials, reflective metal roofs can also lower urban air temperatures, reducing urban smog.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Standard Olympia Steel Buildings Warranties

Olympia Steel Buildings® are supplied by Universal Steel Buildings Corp, an industry leader in pre-engineered steel buildings for over 40 years and sole supplier of Olympia Steel Buildings to commercial, industrial, agricultural, residential, government, military and civilian agencies. Flexible building design, professional engineering, top commercial grade U.S. steel, 25-year warranty protection, over 40 years of experience, and 100% American steel make Olympia your number one choice for pre-engineered steel buildings and metal building systems. As part of Olympia Steel Buildings commitment to quality, the following features and warranties come standard with every Olympia Steel Building:
  • AZ55 Galvalume PBR roof sheeting, 26 gauge, 80,000 psi - 25 year rust perforation warranty
  • Stainless steel capped fasteners - Lifetime rust warranty
  • Siliconized polyester baked-on enamel paint - various colors available -- 40-year warranty
  • Purlins, girts, base angles - secondary framing - hot-dipped mill-galvanized coating for long-life rust protection
  • No posts, no beams, all clearspan - complete usable space
  • Standard at no extra cost: cable X-bracing provides enormous strength for wind protection
  • Optional accessories: wall lights, sky lights, insulation, ridge vents, cylindrical vents, gutters and downspouts

Monday, March 7, 2011

Olympia Steel Buildings Lands Huge Texas Metal Building Project

After researching other pre-engineered steel buildings companies, including those local to their area, Ark-La-Tex Services, out of Carthage, Texas, contracted with Universal Steel Buildings Corp. out of Pennsylvania for supply and construction of the new facilities.

The new construction consists of two large Olympia Steel Buildings pre-engineered metal buildings systems for Ark-La-Tex Services, one 32,000 sf pre-engineered steel building to be used as a warehouse, and the other a 9,000 sf pre-engineered steel building to house office facilities. Construction of the new facilities is slated to begin in May 2011. Universal Steel Buildings Corp., sole supplier of Olympia Steel Buildings will supply and erect the pre-engineered metal Buildings, install the windows, doors and insulation.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Olympia Steel Buildings Recommended By Pennsylvania Farmer

In the spring of last year, Howard Boarts who owns a Black Angus farm purchased a steel building from Olympia Steel Buildings and contracted with them to have it erected on his property.

 “A snow storm collapsed my feed lot building in February of 2009,” Boarts stated. “I talked to Olympia Steel Buildings and they gave me a great price. I compared the steel building to a wooden pole barn and the steel building was cheaper. It went up in a few days and everything is exactly as I wanted it.”

The 30 x 120 metal building, sports attractive polar white sheeting and rural red trim and roof with one side completely open. Designed to provide a feeding area and give limited shelter from the elements to Boarts’ Black Angus cattle herd, the open side makes it completely accessible to his cows. Erected on 4’ stem walls to protect it from the livestock, rigid steel beams support the structure as its primary framing coated with an attractive gray oxide primer. The frames are a solid steel plate design and the flanges made from solid steel bar stock. The steel secondary framing of girts and purlins have a zinc galvanized coating applied at the mill and won’t rust, wrap or bend. The steel building’s pitched roof sheds water and snow while gutters and down spouts route the moisture away from the feeding area.

Delivery of the building occurred on May 27th with building construction taking less than two weeks by a three-man crew from start to finish. Almost a year later, the building functioned perfectly through a very cold, snowy Pennsylvania winter and Mr. Boarts and his cattle are very satisfied customers.
“This steel building is rugged enough to handle the heavy use of the Boarts’ herd as well as hold up under brutal weather conditions. Just what the owner ordered. Mr. Boarts was so pleased with his building that he has referred Olympia Steel Buildings to his fellow farmers in Ford City.”