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2018 Architecture Awards

For the second consecutive year Hansen Pole Buildings, LLC has been nominated for BUILD News’ Architecture Awards. Pretty heady stuff, however it seems after 16 years of promoting building excellence and delivering “The Ultimate Post Frame Building Experience™”, our hard work and due diligence is paying off.

From BUILD News:

Shaping the built environment is a tough challenge for anyone, and the architects, designers and innovators across the architecture market have an important role to play in transforming the way we see the world. BUILD News has been spurred on by the success of last years’ awards, and again is looking to recognize only the best this incredible and expansive industry has to offer.

The 2018 Architecture Awards have been put in place to highlight the amazing work done by the talented designers, artists and visionaries whose talent and innovation have created talking points which will span generations.

Geography and business size are not a consideration in nominations; Build News only wants the very best of the best, no matter whether they are a sole trader in a small town or a multinational corporation with offices in the world’s largest cities. It is not just architects who are eligible for the program. Everyone involved in the industry can be a possible participant, from architectural technologists, products suppliers, software developers and more. Only excellence is important.

BUILD News opened their voting form globally at the beginning of February and invited our 110,000 worldwide subscribers to nominate and circulate voting details. All nominees via the voting form are contacted to ask permission to continue to the research and judging phases.

The Architecture Awards are judged by the highly experienced BUILD News panel. It consists of an international, multi-lingual collective of individuals, with backgrounds from a myriad of fields such as business, media, journalism, history and European languages. The panel is led by a veteran academic leader with international pedagogic & coaching experience who is well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation; allowing the panel to operate with efficacy and dependability.

Whether Hansen Buildings “wins” an award or not, there is pride and satisfaction in just being nominated. Every single day we continue to strive to deliver “The Ultimate Post Frame Building Experience™”.

Best Agricultural Building Supply Company

Best Agricultural Building Supply Company – Midwest USA

The awards just keep rolling in as Hansen Pole Buildings has been named the Best Agricultural Building Supply Company in the Midwest USA by Build-News! Now we would like to believe we do a pretty fair job at providing “The Ultimate Post Frame Building Experience™” to our clients, so it is even more gratifying to be recognized as such by the construction industry.

Whilst Hansen Pole Buildings provides a plethora of buildings for various uses – from residential to commercial, industrial to storage, the roots of our industry lie in the agricultural market.

Now agriculture comes in many shapes and sizes, especially here in the bread basket of America.

Last Saturday I was riding my motorcycle in a charity poker run, through miles upon miles of field of corn and soy beans. Each of these crops is grown on over four million acres of land here in South Dakota! And, in both cases, our state does not even rank in the top five producing states! Where South Dakota does rank Number One is in the production of alfalfa, sunflowers and hay. We are also in the top five for flaxseed and oats.

All of these crops require machinery – with an average machinery value of $250 an acre. The risks and costs of mechanical breakdowns are huge, and can be reduced by the investment in farm buildings large enough to get expensive equipment out of inclement weather. Not only is this a practical solution from a storage standpoint, but also for being able to do regular service and maintenance.

South Dakota is also a major player in livestock industries – bison, cattle, sheep and hogs put our state in the top ten for each of these.  Each of these has their own unique needs for post frame buildings.

And, even though it is currently not legal in our state, South Dakota’s Number Nine cash crop (according to www.norml.org) is marijuana! The great majority of which is grown in pole barns. While we do not condone illegal activity, as laws from state to state are gradually changing, it may behoove those of you who are interested in expanding into this field to do some advanced research: https://www.hansenpolebuildings.com/2016/03/marijuana-grow-barns/.

Regardless of what you are farming, if a post frame building is part of your future plans, we are here to help get the most value out of your building investment.