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American Buildings Company Honors Excellence In Design Awards Recipients

Building Of The Year - Ford Ice Center

Eufaula, AL - American Buildings Company (ABC) has announced the winners of its 2015 Excellence in Design Awards. The competition is designed to highlight the diverse application and expansion of the metal building construction industry. Each project showcases new designs that illustrate innovative metal system construction.

Each year, ABC hosts the Excellence in Design Awards competition for all authorized ABC builders and Architectural Metal Systems (AMS) roofers. ABC works with builders and roofers in helping them transform ideas into actual designs.

Project winners were chosen, by neutral judges, from each of the following categories: Agricultural; Auto Dealerships; Church/Religious Center; Commercial; Government/Institutional; Manufacturing/Industrial; Miscellaneous; Office; Recreation; Retail; Roofing; Self-Storage; Transportation; and Warehouse/Distribution.

Also recognized in each category were winners, first and second runner-ups, and honorable mentions. The winners from each category were then nominated to compete for the top award: 2015 Building of the Year.

“Our builders and roofers continue to amaze us during the Excellence in Design Awards,” said Wes Brooker, Manager of Marketing for Nucor Fabricated Products. “Every project submitted shows continuous innovation within the metal construction industry.”

The winners are as follows:

Building of the Year – Ford Ice Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Choice Construction, Inc.

Agricultural – Dambacher Farms
Location: Virden, Ill.
Builder: Steel Pro Structures, LLC

Auto Dealerships – Dick Edwards Auto Plaza
Location: Junction City, Kan.
Builder: Williams Construction Company

Church/Religious Centers – Cornerstone Church
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
Builder: PDS Engineering & Construction, Inc.

Commercial – Finke Equipmen
Location: Selkirk, N.Y.
Builder: Plank, LLC

Government/Institutional – Carbondale Fire Station #2
Location: Carbondale, Ill.
Builder: Fager-McGee Commercial Construction, Inc.

Manufacturing/Industrial – Ohio Energy Advanced Manufacturing Center
Location: Lima, Ohio
Builder: Westerheide Construction Company

Miscellaneous – Rock Lititz
Location: Lititz, Pa.
Builder: E.H. Beiler Industrial Svc., LLC

Office – Stevens #2
Location: Shreveport, La.
Builder: Hand Construction, LLC.

Recreation – Ford Ice Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Builder: Choice Construction, Inc.

Retail – Ken’s Sports – Honda Expansion
Location: Kaukauna, Wis.
Builder: Keller, Inc.

Roofing – FUMC Educational Building
Location: Demopolis, Ala.
Roofer: Assurance Service Group, Inc.

Self Storage – Ocean Storage One
Location: Virginia Beach, Va.
Builder: D. Stefano Building & Restoration, Inc.

Transportation – The Port of Los Angeles Berth 200 Rail Yard
Location: San Pedro, Calif.
Builder: Gonzales Construction

Warehouse/Distribution – Wilkie Lexus
Location: Haverford, Pa.
Builder: Building Concepts of America, Inc.

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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