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    MANSEA METAL & MID WESTERN BUILDINGS TO PARTICIPATE IN AUGUST TRADE SHOWS

    Later this month Mansea Metal and Mid Western Buildings will be participating in two great trade shows - one in each of their respective locations. Mansea Metal will be displaying it's roll-formed metal panels and speaking on the benefits of metal roofing and siding. Meanwhile, Mid Western Buildings will be showcasing its pole barn packages. The first show takes place in Kentucky from August 25-27.   Read More...

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    NASCAR XFINITY ALSCO 300 RACE RECAP

    Mansea Metal was honored to be a part of NASCAR this season. As proud partners of Dale Earnhardt Jrs racing team, JR Motorsports, Mansea showed their full support by attending the race with most of their work team in tow - some of which were lucky enough to spend their time in the pits.William Byron, driver of the #9 Mansea Metal & Axalta Chevrolet, had a strong qualifying session that Friday. "I think practice went pretty well for us today. We scuffed a lot of tires and got ready for t...  Read More...

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    WINNERS OF “THE BEST BUILDING CONTEST” ANNOUNCED

    ­In early June we launched our first ever “BEST BUILDING CONTEST” through our Mid Western Buildings line. The process was simple: applicants take a photo of their building and send it in along with a quote. We received dozens of submissions and had a tough time choosing our favorites!1st Place: Ed Sweeney“I love my Mid Western Building because it was built exactly how I requested, with quality materials and built with experienced hands that truly wanted a top quality product and satisfied custom...  Read More...

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    NASCAR PICK 'EM CONTEST & WINNER OF THE TICKET GIVEAWAY

    To continue the celebration of our NASCAR partnership, we have teamed up with LEX18 for a very special contest.Now through race end July 7th, follow the link below to enter the NASCAR Pick 'Em Contest. The rules are simple: choose who you think will be the top 10 drivers at the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky Speedway. Then watch the race to see how to did.   Read More...

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    NASCAR TICKET GIVEAWAY

    As stated in a previous post - Mansea Metal & Midwestern Buildings have teamed up with JR Motorsports, owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr., for the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series event. The Alsco 300 is to take place July 7th at Kentucky Speedway. Mansea & Midwestern's logos will proudly be displayed on the #9 car in support of William Byron. To celebrate this event, Mansea and Midwestern will be hosting a ticket giveaway (valued at $200) through June 26th.   Read More...

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    MANSEA METAL & MIDWESTERN BUILDINGS TEAM UP WITH JR MOTORSPORTS IN UPCOMING NASCAR RACE

    Mansea Metal & Midwestern Buildings have teamed up with JR Motorsports, owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr., for the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series event. The Alsco 300 is to take place July 7th at Kentucky Speedway. Mansea & Midwestern's logos will proudly be displayed on the #9 car in support of William Byron. As the "minor league" circuit, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is a stock car racing event that uses a three-round format.   Read More...

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    Memorial Day Special! - Premium Rib $1.85/LnFt

    Premium Rib, Premium Pricing! Now through Memorial Day our premium rib metal is discounted to $1.85 a linear foot. This is the perfect time to order metal for your roofing, siding, or pole barn project!As our most popular panel, Premium Rib is durable and versatile.   Read More...

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    BET ON MWB FOR YOUR EQUINE POLE BARNS

    The Kentucky Derby is quickly approaching - one of the most exciting times for horse enthusiasts! As a Kentucky rooted company, we know a thing or two about horses and how to create the perfect equestrian post frame building. We not only focus on the ease of use for the owner, but also comfortability for the horses, the sturdiness of the pole horse barn, and a beautiful design to compliment your home or farmstead. To assist in planning your dream stall barn, we have compiled a few tips to h...  Read More...

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    SPRING POST FRAME BUILDING SPECIALS

    Spring into action and start building your dream with help from Mid Western Buildings! This spring we are offering greater affordability on our high-quality metal pole barn kits. Now through June 1st we are offering not one, but TWO building specials for our most popular metal building packages.30 x 40 x 12 Post Frame Building Special3 Frame Openings1 Entry Door1 WindowFully InsulatedWainscot12” Overhang with Vented Soffit             $9,20024 x 32 x 9&nb...  Read More...

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    MANSEA METAL UNVEILS RENOVATED OFFICE

    This winter we got to work on a long-overdue front office remodel. As a metal and post frame building supplier for commercial, residential, and agricultural customers, we wanted an updated space where all of our customers could come to feel welcomed and for added inspiration. The remodel includes:A fresh coat of paintA custom Mansea Metal signA new back wallAn updated, organized gallery wallFreshly painted doors Printed rugsLess clutter, more space! BEFOREAFTER   Read More...

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    POST FRAME BUILDINGS VS. STEEL FRAME BUILDINGS

                                In your building search you may have seen many different methods of construction, notably post frame and steel frame, but what is right for you? The obvious difference between the two is that one is framed with steel and the other is framed with wood. While both methods have their advantages, post frames tend to be more popular.DESIGNAlthough steel frame buildings are easier to add-on to, post ...  Read More...

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    METAL ROOF BEFORE & AFTER

    BEFORE:AFTER:What a transformation!This Louisville, Kentucky home got a much needed roofing makeover that significantly improves curb appeal. Manufactured on site, our red standing seam metal paneling updates the look of this home while also increasing functionality. The homeowners will not have to worry about a replacement for at least 40 years! Our metal roofing is versatile enough to fit an any style roof and home.   Read More...

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    A Metal Workshop / Home Combo

    With two metal manufacturing plants, Mansea Metal & Mid Western Buildings has provided high-quality, low cost metal solutions for thousands of customers over the span of a decade. Throughout the years we have had the opportunity to help create countless, beautiful custom pole barns, as well as improve the look and functionality of numerous homes. We recently provided a materials package to a customer in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Featuring a red premium rib roof and light stone premium rib si...  Read More...

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    Test your Metal Roofing Knowledge!

    Think you know everything about metal roofing? Test your knowledge with our comprehensive quiz. Even if you do not do well, it is a great learning tool if you are interested in metal roofing!   Read More...

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    SANTA VISITS MANSEA METAL

    Santa and his elf, Connor, stopped by Mansea Metal this past Saturday to provide a little Christmas cheer to some lucky children! Children from the Winchester, Kentucky area were able to meet Santa on Saturday December 10, courtesy of Mansea Metal. Saint Nick was joined by his elf Connor ,who greeted the children. Sitting next to the Christmas tree, Kris Kringle was able to meet one-on-one with each child. In traditional fashion, they sat on his lap and told him their holiday wishlists...  Read More...

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    Test your Knowledge: How much do you know about Pole Barns?

    Do you think you know Post Frame Construction? Test your knowledge below with our short quiz! This is a great learning tool for all things post frame.   Read More...

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    Can you install Metal Roofing in Winter?

    Two weeks ago we addressed building post frame buildings in the winter, but what about tin roofing and siding? Can you install metal on your home in the colder months? The short answer: Yes! Read on to find out more....Source: Google.comUndoubtedly, the busiest time of year for metal roofing contractors is the fall as most homeowners want to replace or fix their roof before the winter.   Read More...

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    Can Pole Barns be Built in the Winter?

    YES! Post Frame Buildings can be built in cold weather months. Read on to learn why this is a smart move for you and your wallet!Source: PinterestFall is in full swing and winter is close behind. Like most post frame building companies, this is the time of year where things slow down as many do not view this as an ideal time to build.   Read More...

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    End of summer trade shows bring new opportunities for Mansea Metal & Mid Western Buildings

    August was a busy month for the team at Mansea Metal and Mid Western Buildings. The metal roofing provider and post frame building supplier took part in, and hosted, 3 shows to educate customers on the benefits of metal roofing, siding, and post frame building packages.The month started with Mansea Metal Illinois' "Grand Reopening" event, where they educated the public, provided complimentary tours, gave away prizes, and, overall, introduced themselves to their new community. It was a huge hit a...  Read More...

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    Mansea Metal Illinois Announces Grand Opening Event

    Mansea Metal, Illinois’ own metal roofing, siding, and post frame building manufacturer, will hosts it’s grand opening celebrating celebration Friday, August 19. A little over a year in the marking, the grand opening will be held at Mansea Metal (1181 SR 121 Mt. Zion, IL) and will take place from 10-2.   Read More...

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    MANSEA METAL ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW DEMOLITION VENTURE

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    Mansea Metal Announces New Metal Panel Color

    With 20 metal panel color choices, customers have limitless metal roofing and metal post frame building design options. To further create a more comprehensive list of color choices, Mansea Metal has added a new color to the mix: Fern Green. We have received multiple requests for an additional green metal roofing choice and Fern Green metal is our answer!Fern Green is darker than our Forest green, allowing it to fit perfectly on even more projects.   Read More...

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    How to care for metal roofing, metal siding, and metal post frame buildings

    If you've chosen (or are considering choosing) a metal roof, metal siding or metal pole barn, congratulations on making the smartest decision for your wallet and time! As a low-maintenance, long-lasting product, metal panels are a cut above the rest. Even though they require less work than traditional building material, you will need to preform annual metal roofing maintenance care.   Read More...

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    MANSEA METAL & MIDWESTERN BUILDINGS FEATURED ON WLEX

    Mansea Metal & Midwestern Buildings were recently featured on a special WLEX segment with Lee Cruse. In the 3 minute segment John Griffith, owner, discusses the benefits of metal panel roofing and metal pole barn packages. Watch below!   Read More...

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    Mansea Metal Releases Creative Radio Ads

    Building materials are a hard sell on radio, especially metal panels, as people do not get a visual. One way we have found to stand out is to create creative radio ads that will catch listener's attention and draw them to our website. This way, they can see our projects and form their own opinion about our brand.   Read More...

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    #ManseaMonday & #PostFrameFriday April Review

    METAL ROOFING FEATURES:Colors: Our metal is available in 20 vibrant colors, granting you endless design options. Better yet, we use a Valspar WeatherXL paint system that limits fading and chalking! Crinkle Finish: Speaking of color options, we also offer some colors in crinkle finish. This textured metal is a unique alternative that provides stronger color retention and scratch resistance. Gauge: 26 and 29 gauge are the most common offerings.   Read More...

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    The History of Post Frame Buildings

    Could you single-handedly construct a building in a month? We bet you could! That was the mindset at the creation of the post frame building.  Commonly referred to as pole barns, post frame building construction is a simplified building method that was developed in the 1930’s as a way to offer an affordable, quick solution to the new corporate farming practices. During that time, there was a shift toward engine-powered farm equipment which led farmers to seek cheaper and larger st...  Read More...

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    TYPES OF METAL ROOFING & POLE BARN ADD-ON OPTIONS: A REVIEW

    We want to educate the public on metal panel options and pole barn add-on options. Here is a quick synopsis!Metal Roofing Panel Profile Options Premium Rib Metal Roofs, as the most popular metal panel profile it can be used for a wide range of projects!Hi-Rib Metal Roofs, has good looks paired with added affordability as it uses fewer fasteners. 5V Metal Roofs, mostly used for agricultural purposes, but its visual appeal allows it to fit any application.Quickseam & Quickseam Plus M...  Read More...

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    Mansea Metal & Mid Western Buildings to Showcase at the 41st Annual Central KY Home & Garden Show

    Mansea Metal & Mid Western Buildings will be showing at the 41st Annual Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3.The Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show is comprised of hundreds of vendors who want to help you improve your home! Vendor types include: • Kitchens & Baths • Builders & Remodelers • Flooring & Interior Design • Cabinets & Countertops • Custom Shelving & Storage • Barns, Sheds, Doors & Windows •...  Read More...

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    DON’T BE LAX, GET YOUR METAL ROOFING TAX (CREDIT)

    Improve your home with a metal roof and simultaneously improve your wallet! Thanks to the Energy Efficiency tax credit (and the energy efficient nature of metal roofing), if you install a metal roof on your home by December you qualify for a tax credit worth up to $500!As we have mentioned, metal roofing has a plethora of benefits. Most notably, it is energy efficient.   Read More...

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    #ManseaMonday & #PostFrameFriday February Review

    February’s Facebook campaign topic was “Applications” and stood to highlight some of the most common uses of metal and post frames. A conclusive breakdown is as follows:#‎PostFrameFriday · Storage: Garages, garden sheds, workshops…the options are endless!· Agricultural: Most commonly refers to barns or equipment storage.· Residential: A growing trend is post frame buildings for residences, hangout areas, man-caves, and she-sheds!· Equestrian: Most commonly refers to horse enclosures with stables...  Read More...

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    #MANSEAMONDAYS & #POSTFRAMEFRIDAYS” JANUARY REVIEW

     “MANSEA MONDAYS”  & “POST FRAME FRIDAYS” FACEBOOK INSTALLATION REVIEW: JANUARYWe recently started a year-long social media-run campaign to inform the public about metal roofing and post frame buildings. Titled “Mansea Mondays” and “Post Frame Fridays,” each campaign boasts a few sentences of information within a certain topic on the respectable days (Monday & Friday). January’s topic was “Advantages.” A summary of each post can be found below.#ManseaMondays · Life Expectancy: ...  Read More...

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    MANSEA METAL AWARDED TOP 5 HONORS

    MANSEA METAL AWARDED TOP 5 HONORS AT THE ANNUAL WINCHESTER SCARECROW FESTIVALWinchester, Ky. – Mansea Metal got into the fall season by participating in the 10th annual Winchester Scarecrow Festival. Located at Beech Spring Farms, the event took place from 11am-2pm on October 10.   Read More...

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    Seasonality and the Metal process

    We receive many questions regarding the best time of year to buy metal building materials. As one of the top metal roofing, metal siding, and post frame building kits in Kentucky, fall is our busiest time of year. Though, each season has its advantages and disadvantages.   Read More...

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    The (metal) Roofs, Roofs, Roofs they’re on FIRE!

    As a top metal roof manufacturer, we are pretty bias when it comes to choosing metal panels over the traditional asphalt shingles. Fortunately, more and more homeowners are quickly beginning to realize the advantages of metal roofs, increasing their appeal and popularity.According to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), the residential metal roofing market has increased by double digits over the past five years. Homeowners are becoming more aware of the disadvantages of traditional roofing material...  Read More...

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    MANSEA METAL OPENS NEW PLANT IN ILLINOIS

    Winchester, Ky. - Mansea Metal will be opening the doors of its second location in Mt. Zion, Ill.   Read More...

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