Worldwide Blog

Posted on July 31, 2018

Whether you like to hit the road in an RV, go off-road on a ATVs or dirt bike, or take to the water in your boat or personal watercraft, summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. All these vehicles are an investment in summer fun for you and your family – and steel buildings are ideal as garages to store, maintain and protect your investment.

Customize the perfect size

Our steel building kits are 100 percent customizable to accommodate vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and designed to store one vehicle or many. With clear spans up to 225 feet across and customizable ceiling heights and roof pitches, there’s virtually no vehicle our steel garages can’t hold. We can help you design the perfect building for you, from a small garage for your personal fishing boat, or a large-scale structure for your commercial fishing business.

Built to last

You already know steel structures unmatched strength and durability. But steel also offers great resistance to wear and tear from the elements compared to other building materials like wood. We manufacture all of our trusses ourselves using American-made steel, dip them in a rust-proof coating and inspected to ensure the highest quality. And, our sheet metal is designed to maintain its appearance regardless of weather conditions. So let us know what elements your garage needs to withstand – our kits can be designed for any snow or wind load in the U.S., with truss framing backed by our 50-year warrant.

Flexible financing

We understand you need a shelter for your summer vehicle now, not later. Because we build every kit at our own factory, you avoid the “middle man” mark-up, making our steel building kits an affordable, high-quality option. However, if it makes more sense to finance your garage kit, we are here to help. Our Building Consultants can not only guide you through the design process, but can discuss financing options available and arrange the one that works best for you.

Check out examples on the “Steel Buildings” tab, and give us a call to learn more. A Worldwide Steel Building will make sure your summer vehicles have it made in the shade.


Let us know how we can help keep your vehicles shaded and secure! For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below. 3D-Building-Designer-button

Posted on July 17, 2018

Worldwide Steel Buildings has designed and manufactured Hangars for customers all across the US and in several other countries. As an AOPA sponsor we understand protecting your investment is at the top of your list and are proud to say we have never lost a hangar due to weather. With several different styles available please stop by our Booth #4080 at The Spirit of Aviation EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin July 23-29, 2018 to discuss your project.

Posted on July 13, 2018

Summer is officially here – but we don’t need to tell you that. Cities across the country have been experiencing record heat and high temperatures, and fall is still months away. It’s hot out there!

Fortunately, air conditioning is available pretty much everywhere, and that certainly includes steel buildings. Each of our building kits is completely customizable to accommodate the specific climate control needs of your building usage. Keep in mind it will get cold again and you want to be prepared.

Flexibility to incorporate building systems

Whether you want to air condition the office space within a hybrid warehouse/office structure, or provide climate control for your entire garage, workshop, or single-family steel home, you can plan and layout your own HVAC (as well as power and other systems) for part or all of your building kit. Need a little help? Our experienced customer service team can work with you to understand your HVAC and systems needs and customize your building kit to achieve them.

Design elements to help you keep your cool

While HVAC is the primary means of keeping things cool in the warm weather, some of the most basic design elements can also be used to help manage climate and air circulation in your steel building:

  • Doorways / openings – with clear span buildings 24-225 feet, our steel building kits allow for large garage-style door openings on multiple sides of the building to provide cross-ventilation.
  • Windows – another obvious, but important one: our clear span designs also allow you to place windows to maximize (or minimize) natural light and ventilation based on your specific building site.
  • Ceilings / roofs – the open design of our building kits means you can customize the ceiling height and roof pitch to allow heat to rise to the top of your building, vent out of your building and away from your belongings, equipment – and from you.

Let us know how we can help – and stay cool! For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below. 3D-Building-Designer-button

Posted on July 4, 2018

The Fourth of July is a great time to gather with family and friends and celebrate the founding of our country. For us, it’s also a time to celebrate our customers’ confidence in our products. We know that when you buy a Worldwide Steel Building kit, it’s an investment to help you achieve a goal. Whether it’s starting a small business, expanding to meet the needs of your growing company, non-profit, or community, or creating a space for your family to enjoy, thank you for your trust in working with us. We’re proud to be a small part of helping you build your American dream.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Posted on June 20, 2018

If you’ve owned a steel building in the past, or even if you’ve just been researching building options, you probably already know some of the benefits of steel: strength, durability, value.

But did you know steel is the #1 most recycled material in the world? According to the Steel Recycling Institute, between 60 and 80 million tons of scrap steel are recycled every year by North American steel mills into new steel products and components. In fact, scrap steel is an ingredient in producing new steel.

Our building kits at Worldwide Steel Buildings are made of approximately 94 percent recycled steel, all of it sourced from American steel mills. Using recycled steel gives our customers all the great features of steel – lighter yet stronger than other building materials; resistance to all types of weather; flexibility of design; and more – with the added benefits that come from recycling, including:

  • Performance. Because of steel’s properties, it can be repeatedly recycled from one use or product to another without compromising structural integrity or performance.
  • Environmental impact. Recycling steel reduces the amount of resources consumed and emissions produced involved in creating steel products, reducing its impact on our environment and our planet.
  • Economy. Not having to produce new steel for every new product also reduces the cost of steel products to consumers – enhancing the already great value of this high-quality building material.
  • American manufactured. Worldwide is proud to use exclusively American steel, which means – because U.S. steel mills use largely recycled materials – that buying recycled steel is an important part of keeping money and jobs in our country and our communities.
(Source: Recycled Steel Institute)

Be sure to check out all the custom styles, finishes, and other options we offer, and give us a call to let us help you with your next (recycled) steel building project!

For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below.3D-Building-Designer-button

Posted on June 15, 2018

Our goal at Worldwide Steel Buildings is to provide our customers high-quality, affordable steel building kits customized to their unique needs or purpose. We love to share our customers’ stories and the great things they are doing with our products:

Wings of Faith: “Real People Meeting Real Needs”

Wings of Faith Ministries provides ongoing support and donations to missionaries serving mainly Native American populations in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, as well as communities in Appalachian West Virginia. Their volunteer light aircraft pilots make more than 60 flights a year to bring food, clothing, medical supplies, and other aid to those who need it.

Several years ago, Wings of Faith purchased one of our steel building kits to house supplies and donations awaiting distribution to the communities they serve. Jim Yost, who coordinates logistics and deliveries for Wings of Faith, shared these thoughts and photos:

“Our building from Worldwide has proved absolutely invaluable in serving the very poor of the Native American reservations of the Four Corners area. I cannot imagine doing what we do without it. In May 2018, we moved over 50,000 pounds of supplies through this building.”

 

Thanks to Jim for sharing your story, and for the great work your organization is doing to help others! To learn more about Wings of Faith, visit flywithwings.org.

How are you using YOUR Worldwide Steel Building? Let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

Posted on June 13, 2018

Summer is here – and wedding season has begun. June, August, September, and October are the most popular months for weddings, as well as other events such as family reunions, outdoor concerts or community gatherings.

Our high-quality steel building kits are fully customizable and an affordable way to create an event space tailored to your needs. Whether you own catering or special event business and want to offer customers a dedicated wedding/event space; your church wants to add or expand a reception hall, or you’re a proud parent wanting to create a custom space for your daughter’s (or son’s) dream wedding, we are here to help.

Wide Open Spaces

Because they don’t need columns, our steel structures offer clear spans from 24 feet to 225 feet, giving you clear floor spans and usable space all the way up to the peak.

Durable and Economical

Steel building kits are a convenient and quicker alternative than traditional construction – and generally much more affordable. The value of our custom metal buildings, however, comes not just from the budget but from their quality, durability, and ease of assembly. We manufacture our own trusses, which are welded in precision jigs for accuracy, double dipped in a rust-proof coating, and inspected to ensure your structure will stand the test of time.

Finishing Touches for a Perfect Space

Both our interiors and exteriors are fully customizable with a variety of styles, colors, and finishes to ensure your event space is not only functional, but attractive. Our customer service team will work closely with you to design your space inside and out, from \ electrical, water and HVAC, to layout, interior walls, overhangs or porches, and finishes ranging from wood to stone to stucco. Want a rustic country feel? Our Gambrel barn specialists can help you create a classic look and charm to your space.

For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below.3D-Building-Designer-button

Posted on June 4, 2018

Worldwide Steel Buildings was recently honored by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of its 2018 Champions of Business. This annual program recognizes companies based in the Kansas City area that contribute to our community’s economic strength and quality of life.

We are particularly proud to be a Champion of Business because the qualities the selection panel looks for are the same thing we believe allow us to provide a great product and great service to our customers:

Innovation

Our commitment to create steel buildings customized to each customer’s exact needs drives us to constantly find new and innovative ways to deliver on that promise. This includes our 3D Building Designer tool, which we developed to help you design every aspect of your dream building before you order. It also includes our approach to designing and manufacturing our steel building kits for easy DIY assembly to streamline budget and timeline. And, it’s why we love working with our customers to make their unique building ideas a reality – you are part of our innovation team!

Strength and Stability

Just like our building kits, Worldwide Steel Buildings starts from a solid foundation. We own and operate our own manufacturing facility so we control every aspect of quality and fabrication to meet your expectations. We work hard and smart to ensure you are getting an outstanding value, backed by our 50-year warranty. Our focus on giving customers a great product and great service with great value has kept us going and growing for 35 years, so you can be sure we will be here when you need us.

Giving Back

Most importantly, we are committed to being a great place to work to help our employees and our community thrive. As our owner, Jeff Snell, told the Business Journal: “Having an enjoyable place to work is part of the culture, but on top of that, we want our employees to feel empowered to make decisions and make the right decisions based on the customer experience and pride in their work.”

We take great pride in being able to give back to our community through creating jobs and contributing to the local economy. Also, by using exclusively American-made steel, we are not only ensuring high quality of our steel buildings, but by serving our customers in a way that supports our country’s economy as well.

This recognition couldn’t have happened without our tremendous employees and without the support of you, our customers. Thank you for your trust and confidence in us – you are our “Champions of Business”!

Check out our Champions of Business profile here. And as always, call us at any time with questions or to discuss your next project.

For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below.3D-Building-Designer-button

Posted on May 23, 2018

 

When you take a look at our website or any of our materials, you may notice the words “We are certified by the American Welding Society (AWS) as a Certified Welding Fabricator.” For our company, it’s a source of pride and a recognition of our commitment to manufacture steel buildings of the highest quality. But what does it mean to our customers?

 

Top-Quality Craftsmanship

To be designated as a Certified Welding Fabricator (CWF), companies go through a rigorous and lengthy process. It starts with an application documenting quality processes, personnel experience, and capabilities. Then, an AWS expert reviews the company’s quality manual and recommends any improvements needed. Next, AWS performs an on-site audit of the manufacturing facility and another detailed review of the quality manual. The company then must make any changes needed to meet the AWS’ industry-recognized standards to produce the highest-quality steel fabricated structures.

Commitment to Excellence

Becoming a CWF means not only do we have the experience, knowledge, equipment, and capabilities to ensure the strength and durability of our structures. It also means we constantly maintain and improve our quality processes, and participate in yearly quality reviews, to keep our certification year after year. It takes time and dedication to maintain these high standards – that’s why only about 200 companies the U.S., Canada, and Mexico combined have earned this select designation.

Peace of Mind

At the end of the day, what really matters to our customers is that every weld in your steel building is durable, strong, and can withstand whatever weather conditions, loads, or special uses you require. Our steel buildings are backed by an unmatched 50-year warranty – and by the expertise and quality commitment of our Worldwide Steel Buildings employees. This means that not only are you getting an affordable steel building kit customized to the needs of your home or business, you are getting the highest quality our industry has to offer. So when you see the AWS CWF symbol – just like the Worldwide Steel Buildings name – you can have the confidence and peace of mind knowing your structure will maintain its integrity and appearance for years to come.

Let one of our skilled, professional staff members help you customize a high-quality steel building kit, or check out our 3D building designer tool to draft your own design. Either way, we will ensure your product is of the highest standards.

For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below.3D-Building-Designer-button

Posted on August 23, 2017

You have worked hard to get the tools, equipment, and vehicles you need for work and play. They only last as long as you protect them, and steel buildings can be built for the perfect protection. The durability steel offers lasts giving you piece of mind knowing you will get the years out of your prized possessions.

brick exterior finish on steel building

Affordability

When it comes to spending your hard-earned money, it is important to get the best value for your dollar. Worldwide has been designing and suppling steel and metal building kits since 1983 and understands what customers need and know you want security in making the right choice the first time. Our kits are designed for the DIY person so you can save the cost of a contractor. If you want to use a contractor, many will give a great rate because the ease of how a Worldwide building assemblies. The kit includes everything you need with the exception of anchor bolts that you can grab at your local material supply outlet. Not having to worry about what other parts you will need to complete your building makes Worldwide the top choice for your garage, shop, hangar or any other building you want to build. Financing is also available through one of our partners (LightStream).

Durability

 

Steel is not only a green product, but offers so many advantages in terms of durability. Steel will not absorb moisture, rot or get infested with insects keeping the areas you need dry and safe from damage. Buildings are customized for your environment (snow and wind loads) to give excellent protection in harsh weather conditions. Even though a steel building can be constructed 3-5 times faster than other standard buildings, the longevity isn’t sacrificed. Our metal buildings come with a 50-year structural guarantee so you can feel confident your steel garage or workshop isn’t going anywhere and neither are its contents.

Ease

 

Our kits make steel garage construction easier than ever. Most of the work has been done in our manufacturing centers so you spend less time on the actual building site. All trusses are built on jigs and are pre-punched, just in need of a little assembly. Our easy-to-follow assembly guide lays out every part of the process making the whole operation as seamless as possible. Every piece is included in the kits so once it arrives on site in one shipment, you can begin work immediately for the steel garage, shop or other use you want. All of our garages are custom built for your exact needs in mind. It can be as large or small as needed for your equipment with the features built in. If you need to expand, the live trusses make that process a breeze at any time in the future.

The perfect garage for your toys and equipment doesn’t have to be a long-term goal away. Steel lends itself as an affordable option. With over 100 years of building experience, you can rely on our Worldwide to help you every step of the way. From the first model built with our online 3D Designer to final screw placed, our customer service will be there. See just how easy and affordable your new steel garage or workshop can truly be.

 

For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below.3D-Building-Designer-button