James Ellis: A Man of Steel for Over 50 Years

Posted on March 31, 2021 by Whirlwind Team

Mr. James Ellis is not your average salesman. His career in the metal building industry started in 1962. At that time metal buildings were still a...

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From a Seabreeze to a Whirlwind Pt. 1 - What's in a Name?

Posted on January 12, 2021 by Whirlwind Team

Ask Jack Sturdivant why his metal building manufacturing company is named Whirlwind and he’ll respond with a grin saying, “Well, Whirlwind was so...

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Just Ask Jack: Eave Height - Don't shortchange yourself

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Whirlwind Team

It sounds simple-but there is an important and often overlooked specification of a metal building: It is the roof and wall sheeting intersect...

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How Does Wall Bracing Work?

Posted on July 9, 2018 by Whirlwind Team

Wall bracing provides steel-framed structures both lateral and longitudinal stability. Bracing transfers the stress of loads across the walls from...

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Why Do You Need Purlin and Girt Bracing?

Posted on May 7, 2018 by Whirlwind Team

Components of the secondary frame, girts and purlins act as attachment points and support for the wall and roof panels. That is all they are...

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Which Is Better for Your Building: Single-Span or Multi-Span Rigid Frames?

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Whirlwind Team

Which is better for your building - single-span or multi-span rigid frames? The answer, as in many decisions is, “It depends.”

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