Why Steel Buildings Are Perfect For Distribution Centers

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 7, 2021 9:45:58 AM
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A distribution center is the central part of the entire order fulfillment process.

When you have to distribute goods, the inventory awaiting delivery and distribution is a costly investment.

If you don't have a secure, functional, air-controlled, high-quality distribution center to hold and store your inventory, you are at risk of all of your goods being damaged, stolen, or misplaced.

That's why you should invest in a prefabricated metal building for your next distribution center.

In the article below, we will discuss why pre-engineered steel buildings are perfect for distribution centers.

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What's A Distribution Center?

A distribution center is a highly complex piece of business infrastructure that typically contains air conditioning or refrigeration to stock products/goods.

The products will eventually be distributed to wholesalers, retail stores, or directly to consumers.

Today's distribution centers have to be reconfigurable, versatile, and equipped with the latest technology to help you to grow your business.

Since distribution centers deliver merchandise to consumers and inventory to stores, they are essential to the economy.

The construction, outfitting, design, and location of a distribution center is all about efficiency and speed to minimize your cost of moving goods from the manufacturers to the consumers.

Distribution centers should be constructed near highways, airports, and other transportation hubs to ensure quick delivery and decrease your distribution costs.

Now let's take a look at why prefabricated metal buildings make ideal distribution centers.

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Pre-engineered Metal Buildings Allow For Customized Interiors

Commercial metal buildings offer design flexibility that will allow you to customize your interior design and layout to fit your business's needs. 

Clearspan framing allows you the opportunity to configure the layout to fit the demands of your business without having to worry about load-bearing walls.

And with clearspan designs, the size of your metal building’s interior easily adapts to sectioning as inventory changes.

With strong steel framing, you are also able to have high ceilings that can accommodate vertical inventory storage to maximize every square inch of space.

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Steel Buildings Allow For Customized Exteriors

Prefabricated metal buildings can support all types of conventional wall systems, including brick, stucco, metal panels, or tilt-up concrete.

There are various metal panel styles that can give your distribution center a professional finish.

You can even choose from a wide range of metal panel colors so you can customize your distribution center.

When you choose a pre-engineered metal building for your distribution center, the design possibilities are endless. 

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Distribution Warehouses Constructed With Clearspan Metal Buildings Have Unlimited Interior Design Options

The Strength and Durability Of Metal Buildings Are Unmatched

Your distribution center will require wide-open spaces. 

Clearspan steel warehouses don't need any interior support columns and offer unobstructed interiors up to 300’ wide.

They can also be up to 480’ wide with minimal support columns. That's as wide as the length of one-and-a-half football fields.

And as far as length goes, there is no maximum length for a steel building design.

And since many distribution centers require large doors, steel building's amazing strength-to-weight ratio permits extremely wide openings that can reach heights of 40’ or more. 

Many warehousers maximize usable space by building high ceilings and adding mezzanine floors.

With clearspan designs, the building’s interior easily adapts to sectioning as inventory changes.

And commercial steel buildings offer extra protection from termites, fire, winds, lightning, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.

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Prefab Metal Building Kits Are Cost-Efficient

Metal building kits slash construction and operating costs in several ways.

First, the low cost-per-square-foot for steel warehouse buildings makes steel the most cost-effective way to build large structures.

Steel's extraordinary strength makes it is possible to construct a highly stable structure with just a few pre-engineered pieces. 

Every piece of the framing is factory-built in a quality-controlled factory to exact specifications.

Your parts will arrive at your job site clearly marked and ready to assemble. 

That cuts construction costs by about 33%.

Your prefab steel building also needs little upkeep, eliminating the maintenance costs that are common with other building materials.

And prefabricated buildings can grow right along with your business.

Their versatility allows you to choose load-bearing end walls to simplify future expansion and provide more options for remodeling.

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CDMGs Pre-engineered Steel Buildings Are Perfect For Metal Building Distribution Center

Work With CDMG On Your Metal Building Distribution Center

CDMG is dedicated to working with businesses from start to finish to provide them with an exceptional metal distribution center to fit all of their needs.

When you work with CDMG on your distribution center, you get a company with decades of experience, an advantage with BIM software technology, industry-low costs for metal buildings, and the ability to develop, manage, and construct your custom-designed project on-time.

To design a distribution center that is tailor-made and perfectly matches your needs, CDMG is the company to choose.

Click the button below to start your pre-engineered metal building distribution center project with CDMG.

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