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Early years

Whirlwind Manufacturing Inc was founded in Houston, Texas, in 1955 by C.O. Sturdivant. Originally a manufacturer of whole-house attic fans, by 1961 Whirlwind had expanded into the manufacture and sale of metal building components, including panels, secondary structural framing, and trim.

In 1966, seeing the growing demand for metal buildings, our founder hired a structural engineer to begin the design, manufacture, and selling of pre-engineered building systems in addition to the component parts. 

At the passing of C.O. Sturdivant in 1972, his son Jack Sturdivant took the reins as President and CEO.


By 1998 the Houston plant was no longer large enough to serve the growing demand from builders across the country, so Whirlwind opened its second plant in Atlanta, Georgia.

Today, Whirlwind is still 100% family owned with plants in Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Georgia. We serve the needs of contractors, builders, architects, businesses, governmental organizations, and consumers.

You can turn to Whirlwind with confidence for metal buildings, panels, secondary structural framing, trim, and a full line of metal building accessories.

Talk with a Whirlwind representative for a quote for your next building or component needs.

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