Collierville, TN (PressExposure) September 27, 2008 -- The introduction of the new system is VersaTube's response to building applications that require a steel frame construction solution for heavy use or areas with high snow loads and the need for structures greater than 30-feet wide.
The new framing system features VersaTube's patented "Slip-Fit" frame connections that speed frame assembly - reducing construction time and cost. The new 2-inch x 4-inch system utilizes plate-mounted truss side posts for anchoring directly to a concrete foundation, footer or pier - allowing flexible on-center spacing. Exterior sidewall heights of 10, 12, 14 and 16-feet are available. Complete building packages that include painted steel sheet metal panels for the roofing and siding along with appropriate trim and screws may be ordered.
"This 2-inch x 4-inch system is the largest and strongest dimensional product available in our industry and can be designed to meet most wind and snow load requirements," said company co-owner and president Tim Soder.
VersaTube Building Systems, with plants at corporate headquarters in Collierville, TN. and in Guadalupe, AZ. near Tempe, designs, manufactures, distributes and markets pre-engineered steel framing components and systems for residential, agricultural, commercial, and light industrial building and shelter applications.
In 1997, VersaTube Building Systems brought innovation to the steel tube framing industry, inventing a machined process known as "swaging" that creates "Slip-Fit" frame connections, allowing the end of one steel frame component to easily fit into the end of another without the use of insert tubes, thus simplifying assembly and reducing construction time.
VersaTubeÂ® Building Systems took the necessary steps to protect it's proprietary rights by successfully patenting this unique manufacturing process and building framing system with the United States Patent Office (No. 5,907,969 and No. 6,279,289).