OUR HISTORY

Rely on an expert manufacturer serving builders since 1955.

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.  Jack grew the company from a small regional metal building manufacturing company to a company with a diverse range of building products and manufacturing locations across the country.

In 2001, Jack's son Ty Sturdivant joined the company.  In 2012, Ty became President.  Today, Ty and Jack work closely together and are leading the company into the future.   

 

Expansion

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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