Worldwide Blog

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

Posted on August 16, 2017

When investing in your agricultural needs, there is no better option than customizing your own steel building. The options are limitless and Worldwide can help you design the building that works for you and your farm. You want a building that works as hard as you do and that is why we offer a full range of DIY all steel and hybrid buildings to fit your unique situation.

Steel building arena

Options

  • Barn

We have all seen them. Driving down the road, there rotted and ready to fall down wood barn no longer good for housing anything but mice, racoons and dust. That is something you won’t see with our steel framed barns. With the fifty-year structural warranty, you can rest assured that your barnyard friends, equipment or hay are safe in the comforts of their steel framed home. Whether you are housing cows, poultry, horses, or any other livestock, we have got you covered.

  • Hay Storage

Safe from the weather and damage done outside, hay supplies are kept dry and safe in the strongest metal building available. Molding and loss of hay are reduced by providing dry, ventilated large areas customized for your individual storage needs. Our buildings are also great at keeping pests out due to the impenetrable metal saving you the hassles that come with infestations.

  • Machine Storage

In addition to barns and hay storage, our buildings serve as an excellent option for housing your relied-on machinery. Keeping them safely indoors will increase their long-term performance while maintaining their value. Your equipment takes care of you so you want to be sure and take care of it. We provide the perfect, low maintenance buildings to do that with customized sizing to keep all of your equipment. Large doors are not a problem along with self-supporting overhangs for extra storage area. Thinking you may need to add on later? Steel buildings can easily be expanded in the event your fleet grows bigger.

  • More

Anything you can think of for agriculture, we can do it! Have a special project in mind? You can call one of our consultants today and receive a free quote.

agricultural steel building barnLongevity and Accessibility

 

Our buildings are built to last throughout the years and seasons. You know as well as we do that you can’t fight nature. We can customize your building to fit any climate to ensure you are getting the right structure for your area. The materials we use to build also give us the confidence to guarantee all our products so you know you are getting the right value for your money. With a 50-year structural warranty, you can trust these buildings are made to last so your investment can keep producing for you in the years to come. Are you a devout DIYer? Our kits are designed for those of you in mind. The ease of installation can cut huge costs leaving you with the deep satisfaction of looking out onto your latest completed project. If that isn’t your desire, a local contractor can help with the job. Either way, with your idea and our design you will have just the right steel building to meet your needs.

 

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 21, 2017

 

Cars, RVs, trailers, tools, and other valuables require a large storage space and plenty of protection. What better way to protect these large, often expensive belongings than in a steel garage made custom to fit your needs?

You could build a garage from a variety of other materials, but it won’t stand up to the quality that comes with a steel garage from Worldwide Steel Buildings. Not only does steel provide a durable space to store your possessions, it also takes much less time to assemble than traditional building materials and is less expensive.

steel building with 3 garage doors

Stands the Test of Time

These steel garages are made to last. By using steel instead of wood to build, Worldwide garages can face the toughest of elements from snow and wind to pests. Steel garages are even fire resistant! This means your garage will still be standing and in great condition 20 years later. Worldwide even offers a 50-year structural warranty for further protection.

Not only will the materials last in the years to come, but so will the design. Should you require additional space in the future, you can easily add on and expand your steel garage thanks to the live truss system used to build it. ““““

 

Environmentally Friendly

Not only do steel garages hold strong against mother nature, they are also sustainable. Steel is one of the most recycled metals in the world and it is incredibly easy to repurpose. Combine that with its aforementioned longevity and you will have a durable garage guilt free made out of 94% recycled materials.

 

Steel Garages Made For You

Here’s another reason a steel garage lasts for so long: you will never get tired of it! With extensive customization options. Want a loft for extra storage space, not a problem, want to brick the outside to match you house, you can do that with the Worldwide steel Building system. Worldwide is known as the most versatile building available.

 

Affordable and Accessible

Worldwide has a variety of financing options so you can get the garage of your dreams. Financing, however, is only a small part of a steel garage’s accessibility. Since the steel garages require no heavy, expensive equipment, and are easy to assemble, the cost to construct them is much lower than that of a traditional building. In fact, assembly is so easy, you can do it yourself. Worldwide offers DIY kits with all materials included. This means you can cut labor costs and build your very own steel garage in no time.

 

Posted on July 10, 2017

Steel buildings are the perfect options for so many projects and while Worldwide does offer contractors able to build them for you, you may be asking for other options. Perhaps you don’t want to worry about contractors. Or, maybe you just want to save some money. Whatever the reason, there is another option available to you.

For all the do-it-yourselfers in need of a strong, reliable structure, Worldwide Steel Buildings offers a selection of fully customizable building kits to satisfy both residential and commercial needs. They are easy to assemble and can save you a lot of money. When it comes to what you can build with these kits, the possibilities are endless.

tall custom size steel building

 

Residential Solutions

Do you find yourself spending hours searching for your tools in a crowded and cluttered garage? Perhaps you have property and want to build a new home. Whatever the project if it’s more space you need, then a DIY metal building kit is the answer. These kits can be used to construct spacious workshops, an indoor swimming pool, and even entire houses. Our customers have even used these kits to build storage for their trailers, guest houses, and “man caves”. Yes even she sheds . All of Worldwide’s options for customization make great projects like these possible.

 

Commercial Solutions

Our metal building kits go beyond providing space at home. These kits are also ideal for any business in need of a warehouse, office, hangar, and more.  By choosing steel over wood, and constructing your building yourself, your business will save a lot of money. Building material won’t rot in the years to come. Unlike wooden structures, steel is wind, moisture, and pest resistant. In fact, Worldwide Steel Buildings offers a 50-year structural warranty on buildings!

 

Why Choose to DIY?

Beyond loving a good weekend project, the benefits of choosing to take the DIY route seem endless. To start, you’ll be saving a lot of money on labor and the kits are very easy to assemble. Not to mention, the project will be completed on your own time and you won’t have to wait around for a contractor. You will even save money insuring your building since steel is so much more reliable than other materials. Your steel building will be fully customized with options for features like self supporting overhangs, half truss or even a second floor mezzanine. Even roof designs and exteriors can be customized. From a simple a 30 x 40 garage or something extremely customized Worldwide can walk you through the complete process to get the DIY building kit you need and want. 

 

What’s Included?

Everything! When you choose to go DIY, Everything to assemble your building is included, the only other thing you will need is to have you concrete piers or foundation poored and anchor bolts. It’s all included from the framing for your windows and doors to the final trim, even foam closure to seal up the building. The only things you will need are simple common tools, ladders, a way to move the materials and left easy manageable trusses.

 

Financing Options

In addition to saving money just by purchasing a DIY kit instead of hiring contractors to do the job, Worldwide Steel Buildings also offers financing options. With no upfront fees or repayment penalties, these financing options can make your dream building a reality. Check them out HERE.

 

Posted on June 26, 2017

A metal building is a smart and economical way to protect many of your valuables and increase your property’s value. Whether you are a small business looking for additional storage space, or an individual seeking to build that dream workshop or garage, a metal building can accommodate anything from an office, warehouse or the space to store all those important items you want to protect. Need a new mancave? How about a place to store extra vehicles or RV? A metal building can do all of that and more.

wwsb-self-supporting-eve-hang-metal-building (1)Many Options to Enhance Your Life

  • Office

Steel buildings are far more advanced than you may think. Prefab steel buildings have windows, doors and stylish designs customized to your needs, so this makes them ideal for a home office. Instead of taking up home living space or having to rent an office, a prefab steel building can easily be built on your property. This gives you plenty of room for a comfortable office for both you and your clients. Ranging from small sheds 12’ wide to large clearspan buildings up to 100’ wide, you will be able to fit yourself and your growing business. Each Worldwide building is easy to add on to for future expansion.

  • Workshop

A workshop can be very practical. It doesn’t matter if it’s for wood working, a place to work on your cars, or just a hobby, having a workshop grants you the safe space and storage you need to work on your craft. Not only is this convenient, it’s safe as well. With an entirely separate workshop you can safely store your project with your tools and any specialty items you use. Your workshop can be customized to match your home or be a stand alone with its own look.

  • Garage

Whether you’re looking for a single car garage or a garage large enough to hold your car collection, a steel garage building goes up fast and easy with unmatched strength. With a prefab steel building you can easily customize your door placements and exterior look. A metal garage gives you the style and function you need and the strength to handle what mother nature throws at it. Build a steel framed garage and you will not only improve your property value, but also have peace of mind.

  • Guest House

We all need that extra space in our home. What if you had the land to actually put an affordable guest house on your property? Do you have an elderly family member who needs a little more attention? What about a child who is old enough to need their own privacy? Are you avid entertainers and want a place your visitors can stay for the evening? A beautiful guest house can solve all of your problems.

wwsb-diy-garage-metal-building-kitWorldwide Steel Buildings Have You Covered

A Worldwide metal building is the perfect solution for any one or multiple car garage, storage shed, boat and even your home. With color choices and many accessory options available, you can create a unique addition to your home and gain peace of mind knowing your possessions are protected. We are the top choice for constructing a new metal workshop or garage building. When building with steel it will save you time on construction, money on high-priced contractors, energy costs and future maintenance fees as the steel lasts longer than any other building material! Worldwide offers the easiest DIY building kits available on the market.

50-Year Warranty & DIY Friendly

Worldwide Steel Buildings has manufactured steel buildings for over 30 years. We offer a 50-year warranty on our buildings. We design our steel building kits for DIYers and send thorough, easy to follow instructions for assembly. Our support team is also available to you from time of order until you put in the last bolt. If you’re interested in making your next project with one of our steel building kits, click the 3D link to check out our 3D building designer tool to draft your building.

We pride ourselves on offering quality products at reasonable prices, along with our excellent customer service. Our skilled, professional staff will ensure your product is of the highest standards. At Worldwide Steel Buildings, we guarantee our customer satisfaction