Prefabricated Steel Shop in Wasilla, Alaska
A Wasilla, Alaska business owner ordered this state-of-the-art pre-engineered steel shop, using it to manufacture custom commercial doors and hangar doors for aircraft. Fabricated by Sunward Steel and delivered in December 2022, this versatile structure is a fusion of two smaller steel buildings that create one unified production facility for the business.
The shop’s exterior has Gray paint and Blue trim, blending well with the surrounding Alaskan landscape. A wide clear span design maximizes usable floor space for fabrication, allowing for efficient movement and organization of equipment, materials and finished products.
Tailored to accommodate the specific needs of hangar and commercial door fabrication, the metal shop features wide Powerlift hydraulic doors for ease of access. It also boasts high wind and snow loads, enhancing resilience against the region’s challenging weather conditions.
Standing side by side and fused together, the first metal shop building is 30’x100’x15.5’/`18’ with a single-slope roof with a 1:12 pitch. The second steel shop is 50’x100’x18’ and has a gable roof with a 1:12 pitch.
Innovative siphon-groove sheeting with hi-rib panels helps protect the building’s structural integrity by guarding against moisture. Corrugated roof ridge caps offer even more defense against water infiltration. Sunward Steel also engineered the structure to meet the area’s stringent building codes, which take into account Wasilla’s long, cold winters and subarctic climate.
Durable, Customizable Commercial Construction Solutions
Prefabricated steel buildings are an ideal choice for manufacturing and production facilities due to their inherent strength and durability. Resistant to pests, fire and adverse weather conditions, these buildings represent a cost-effective, low-maintenance commercial construction solution for today’s industrial, manufacturing and warehouse operations.
Alaska’s fourth-largest city, Wasilla is part of the Matanuska – Susitna Borough. Situated along the northern point of the Cook Inlet, Wasilla sits about a 43-mile drive from Anchorage.