As the need to feed the world’s population grows, the American heartland has been evolving to meet the demand. Curvco has been proud to serve American farmers by supplying the highest quality agricultural metal buildings. Kansas is home to some of the world’s largest farms and is consistently one of the largest crop producing states in the US. Dunlop farms in Parker, KS has been in operation for almost 6 decades producing mostly soybeans as well as some corn, wheat, sorghum and beef cattle.
In many areas of the country concrete and block buildings are constructed for residential, commercial and industrial use when they could save thousands by erecting an arch steel building.
Conventional construction using masonry walls has historically been perceived as being a cost effective building method. In modern times concrete construction is actually more expensive than pre-engineered steel buildings as it requires skilled masons, longer construction times and expensive laborers. Often substantial amounts of steel reinforcing must be added for self-supporting walls especially in areas with heavy wind loads. The concrete walls also must be designed by an engineer which can be very expensive.