Why Is A Metal Building Ideal For Manufacturing Facilities?

Posted by Ben Sparhawk on Nov 16, 2020 4:05:21 PM

Today's manufacturers need wide-open spaces that can handle crane systems, warehouse space, mezzanines, and they need to be expandable in the future.

With traditional wooden construction, most of that isn't possible. You need to worry about support walls, which can alter the entire design of a building, and if you ever want to expand your traditional building in the future, it will be much harder.

However, with metal buildings, you can design and build the perfect metal facility for your business.

Constructing a prefabricated steel building for a manufacturing facility makes perfect sense when you think about it. Metal buildings are made in metal buildings!

That means no one else will understand your needs and concerns better than someone in the pre-fabricated metal building industry.

In the article below, we will discuss several reasons why metal buildings are ideal for manufacturers.

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Metal Buildings for Factories Are Cost-Effective

To put it simply, metal building systems for manufacturing facilities are very cost-effective, especially when compared to traditional construction methods.

A pre-fabricated metal building gives you more building for less money on day one.

The lighter frame of the prefabricated steel building requires less concrete for the foundation, cutting your foundation costs.

The bolt-together assembly of a pre-fab metal building also cuts construction time way down, saving you a lot of money on labor costs.

The deep wall cavities of metal building systems leave room for thicker insulation. That insulation could shrink your energy expenses by 50%, especially if you live in an area with extreme heat or cold.

Those savings will last you for the life of your building.

You will also save money on your insurance because metal building systems are more likely to survive a fire or a natural disaster like a hurricane or tornado.

And, prefabricated metal building systems don't need constant maintenance like traditional wooden structures do.

You don't have to worry about things like termites and mold, saving you money on maintenance costs.


Why Else Are Steel Buildings Perfect For Manufacturing Facilities?

Apart from cost-effectiveness, there are many more benefits steel buildings offer manufacturers and manufacturing plants.

A few of them are:


Steel is far and beyond the strongest building material available, boasting the strongest strength-to-weight ratio of all framing materials.

That means steel buildings are incredibly strong, but they are still surprisingly light. That means less overall weight and fewer framing pieces needed.

Fast Construction

We mentioned this already, but it is worth repeating. Prefabricated metal buildings are built in a warehouse, so you don't have to worry about any rain delays.

And because there are fewer framing pieces needed, overall construction will be quicker.

The parts of your metal building will be delivered to the job site ready to assemble.

Your still building will arrive ready to assemble according to the provided instructions.

Unlimited Design

The strength of a steel building allows for your building to be custom designed. A prefabricated metal building system can do just about anything you need it to.

Clearspan building design is a definite possibility with metal buildings.

In manufacturing, you don't need to worry about inconveniently placed support walls or interior columns interfering with production efficiency or production lines.

There's no other building material that can let you design and build anything your mind can think of the way metal can.

You can design a 300ft wide unencumbered space or a metal warehouse with towering overhead space that can accommodate overhead cranes and mezzanine floors for offices.

Manufacturing businesses are sure to benefit from their metal building


Your prefabricated metal building will guard you and your business against the forces of nature.

From pesky terminate and rodents to wildfires and hurricanes, your steel building will stand up to the worse nature can throw at it.

Metal buildings are also ideal for protecting your assets during the winter months as well. 

Eco Friendly

Engineered steel is the most recycled material in the world. The bulk of the steel being used today has already been recycled.

Steel buildings also lower construction waste, reduce energy costs, and they last for decades, making steel one of the most environmentally friendly building materials.

The Manufacturing Outlook In The United States

It's been said that no sector creates more economic value or supports more jobs than manufacturing.

And, when you look at the statistics about manufacturing from the National Association of Manufacturers, you understand why.

  • In 2018, manufacturers contributed $2.38 trillion to the U.S. economy.
  • Also in 2018, manufacturers exported 679.5 billion in goods to countries with free trade agreements. That's almost 50% of all exports.
  • Exports of American manufactured goods have quadrupled over the last 28 years.
  • Manufacturing is currently creating 12.82 million U.S. jobs. In the next ten years, manufacturing will need an additional 4.6 million workers.

Build Your Metal Building With CDMG

Steel buildings are the safest, most eco-friendly, cheapest, and most reliable options available today.

And with so much attention being paid to the environment, prefabricated metal buildings will dominate the industry in the future.

If you're ready to build your new manufacturing facility with steel, reach out to CDMG today.

The professionals at CDMG will be happy to answer all of your questions about your potential steel building and get started on your project.

Contact us today by clicking the button below.


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About The Author

ben-sparhawkI'm Ben Sparhawk, the Content Writer and Marketing Account Manager for CDMG. I write to showcase the work that CDMG does and everything related to the pre-engineered metal building industry as well as their engineering capabilities. When I'm not working on content, you can find me spending time with my wife and children. You can also find me in the gym, trying to better myself, and I also enjoy spending time outdoors hiking or checking out local parks.