Whirlwind Steel Buildings Expands Gulfex Facility

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Whirlwind Steel Buildings adds 18,900 square feet to Gulfex Holdings’ State Street facility in South Houston.

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Whirlwind made the process easy.

Houston-area metal building manufacturer and distributor, Whirlwind Steel Buildings, expanded Gulfex Holdings’ South Houston facility. The project added a 90’ x 210’ building, Bay 7, to the company’s existing 58,000 sf facility.

The full size of the addition was 90’ x 210’ x 40’. It included two 100 ton top-running cranes with a 76’ bridge span, plus a 70’ x 25’ Schweiss Bifold door system. The addition’s exterior finishes include Whirlwind’s 26 gauge Galvalume Plus Super Span X roof and wall panels.

Whirlwind Steel Buildings President, Ty Sturdivant, commented on how uniquely suited steel construction is to Gulfex’s demanding industrial fabrication environment. “The wide spaces and clear spans that Gulfex needs for their operations are a perfect match for the strength and durability of steel.”

Gulfex CEO, Butch Sheehy, said the company was pleased with the partnership. “They were thorough, precise, and had all the capability we could need. As fabricators, we appreciated that. As customers, we also appreciated the way they respected our deadlines and budget. Whirlwind made the process easy.”

About Gulfex Holdings
Gulfex has been in South Houston since 1966. They design, engineer and fabricate custom pressure vessels and skid-mounted process systems and equipment, and provide full-service engineering and project management. Their State Street facility, just a few miles from the Port of Houston, Bayport, and the Houston Ship Channel, consists of seven bays. It has a lifting capacity of 200 tons, and fabrication capabilities up to 18’ diameter and 240’ long and 450 tons.

About Whirlwind Steel Buildings, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Whirlwind Steel Buildings, Inc. is an industry-leading manufacturer of metal buildings, metal building components, roofing and wall systems. Whirlwind buildings are designed and suitable for a wide range of uses, including institutional, residential, government, industrial, agricultural, commercial, storage, and entertainment venues. The company, based in Houston, has IAS-certified manufacturing plants in Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma and Minnesota. For more information about Whirlwind Steel Buildings, please call (800) 324-9992 or visit http://www.whirlwindsteel.com.

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