Plant Locations: Eufaula, AL; El Paso, IL; Modesto, CA; and LaCrosse, VA
Products & Services Offered: Leading the industry in technology, design flexibility, quality, and value for more than a half-century, American Buildings Company is one of the largest and most experienced manufacturers of custom engineered steel building systems in the world. American offers buildings of all sizes and for a broad range of applications, including commercial, industrial, governmental, hangars, self-storage, agricultural, and many more.
The Company's line of SmarTrax buildings meets or exceed LEED and ASHRAE standards for the design, construction, and operation of high performance, energy-efficient buildings. SmarTrax buildings offer a turnkey option for a complete energy-efficient building package, including panels, insulation, windows and doors.
Compared to conventional structures, custom engineered steel buildings offer many clear advantages. With value engineering that includes aesthetics, utility, timeliness, overall costs and more, building success with a custom engineered building is the right choice. Historically, the industry is often referred to as pre-engineered steel buildings. In reality, there is nothing pre-engineered about American Buildings Company’s products, as they are all designed and manufactured to custom requirements.
The development of American Buildings Company over the years has changed due to its continuous entrepreneurial drive and spirit. American’s advancement from its simple beginnings to its present position as one of the industry’s leading manufacturers is based on the expansion of its Builder network, which presently extends across the U.S., Canada and Caribbean. American supports its business with technical and customer service centers as well as fabrication facilities strategically located across the U.S., making it a truly nationwide manufacturer.
Architectural Metal Systems (AMS), a business unit of American Buildings Company, manufactures metal standing seam roof systems for new and retrofit construction markets throughout North America and traditional metal roof panel and wall panel systems for remodeling applications.
Background: Founded in 1947 in Columbus, Georgia, as Steel Builders, Inc., a small regional fabricator taking part in the post-World War II economic boom, the Company was renamed American Buildings Company and relocated in 1964 to its current headquarters in Eufaula, Alabama. Over the years, American has enjoyed a dynamic growth history, as dynamic as the metal buildings industry itself. In 2007, American Buildings Company was acquired by Nucor Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company. Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.
Nucor is the largest steel producer in the United States and has not experienced a layoff due to lack of work in over 40 years. Nucor has been honored by Forbes Magazine as the number one company in America's Best Big Companies Honor Roll and by Business Ethics magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. Nucor is also North America's largest recycler of steel.