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Total Ag Industries is meeting growing demand with improved capabilities in farming operations at their new 57,000-square-foot office and manufacturing operation in Hillsboro, North Dakota. The impressive facility, which combines custom steel framing with conventional construction, was built by J.P. Structures Inc., an American Buildings Company (ABC) Authorized Builder.

The custom-engineered rigid frame steel building portion of the facility boasts a 100 foot, 10-ton clear span crane with dark bronze Standing Seam 360 roof panels and taupe sand Architectural III wall panels. The clear span crane is ideal for a clean, uncluttered space that is used for agricultural and manufacturing applications. Combined with a two-story 15,000-square-foot attached conventional construction building – highlighted by a two story aluminum curtain wall system and a two story atrium lobby area – the project included an assembly area, cold storage, seven offices, a parts department, research and development department and a boardroom.

The work on this project included earthwork, concrete, masonry, cold-formed metal framing, red iron, caseworks, insulation, joint sealants, metal frames, access doors, door hardware, gypsum board assemblies, acoustical ceiling, polished concrete flooring, carpeting, painting, geo-thermal, plumbing, and electrical.

For their work on the project, J.P. Structures Inc. was awarded the 2014 ABC Excellence in Design award Building of the Year and first place in the Manufacturing/Industrial category. The ABC Excellence in Design Awards program recognizes Builders and Roofers for their innovation in design and metal systems construction.

About American Buildings

For more than 75 years American Buildings has been pioneering the design, manufacture and delivery of metal buildings and roofing systems that set the industry standard. From industrial and commercial structures to tailored projects for the automotive, retail and transportation industries, the American Buildings family of Authorized Builders has the expertise to exceed expectations for custom engineered metal building projects in a variety of industry segments. American Buildings delivers a proven combination of products, technology, and customer service to accurately execute projects on time and on budget. For more information, visit


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